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Boardwalk Empire - Sky Atlantic HD

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chris watton

20,187 posts

172 months

Sunday 30th September 2012
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I note that Nuckie isn't as 'nice' in this first episode, is this to set it up for his downfall, perhaps? (haven't read the real history of these people...)

Halb

33,888 posts

95 months

Sunday 30th September 2012
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chris watton said:
I note that Nuckie isn't as 'nice' in this first episode, is this to set it up for his downfall, perhaps? (haven't read the real history of these people...)
Interesting you say that. As I watched the last few episodes of the last series, I got the impression the Nuckie we had seen thus far could have been a veneer (perhaps unfair, not a veneer but the person he could be when things were 'easy'), and his real (deeper) dimensions could be seen as his situation became more precipitous. The last lines he speaks to Jimmy are, "you never knew me James. I'm not you, I'm not looking for redemption."
We do see the agony of Jimmy as he makes decision throughout S2, we rarely if at all see Nuckie's agonising.
And once he took that step into taking a life himself, the tagline, 'you can't be half a gangster' becomes more apparent. Nuckie has enjoyed pulling strings at a distance controlling his empire, then he was forced to get entrenched and elbow deep in the work itself. Once one foot was in, you can't stay that way, you either get out or step in.
I think looking back over previous series this is a masterfully written programme.

y2blade

56,027 posts

127 months

Sunday 30th September 2012
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Sky+ this.
Will be watching it tonight.

Halb

33,888 posts

95 months

Monday 8th October 2012
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Absolutely ace so far.

Just think, while Nucky is busy being bad, Lord Whatsit is bust running Downton Abbey.biggrin

TonyHetherington

32,079 posts

162 months

Monday 8th October 2012
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I have just watched episode 4 - is that where everyone else is? Bugger me this is the best thing on tv!
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The Spruce goose

9,975 posts

107 months

Monday 8th October 2012
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TonyHetherington said:
I have just watched episode 4 - is that where everyone else is? Bugger me this is the best thing on tv!
good glimpse of al capone character developing.

it is good so far.



TonyHetherington

32,079 posts

162 months

Monday 8th October 2012
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Indeed, he's becoming ever more high profile yes

davepoth

27,322 posts

111 months

Monday 8th October 2012
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TonyHetherington said:
I have just watched episode 4 - is that where everyone else is? Bugger me this is the best thing on tv!
Just checking, is this the one where someone says "vagina"? If so then yes, I am too. And I didn't see Nucky shooting the kid coming.

croakey

1,063 posts

100 months

Tuesday 9th October 2012
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I think sky Atlantic showed episode 2 last Saturday.

TonyHetherington

32,079 posts

162 months

Tuesday 9th October 2012
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davepoth said:
TonyHetherington said:
I have just watched episode 4 - is that where everyone else is? Bugger me this is the best thing on tv!
Just checking, is this the one where someone says "vagina"? If so then yes, I am too. And I didn't see Nucky shooting the kid coming.
Yes, that's the one yes

the bit at the end where he shot the kid was BRILLIANT. We'd spent the whole episode thinking that he's going to employ him, that he's going to maybe 'train him up' and become the new Jimmy, that maybe this is the softer side of Nucky coming through again, that he likes this cheeky chappy and he's going to let him get away with stealing from him. Then, POW! You then see that look in Nucky's eye of "I don't take st from anyone". Brilliant.

Halb

33,888 posts

95 months

Tuesday 9th October 2012
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croakey said:
I think sky Atlantic showed episode 2 last Saturday.
Yip, this Sat will be ep3.

Oakey

20,436 posts

128 months

Tuesday 9th October 2012
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It was kind of obvious that Nucky would kill the kid. They built him up as a really likeable character, they made you root for him. So him getting a bullet to the head was the obvious conclusion, especially given how much of a Nucky has become

Halb

33,888 posts

95 months

Tuesday 9th October 2012
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I liked the title, Broadwalk Empire, not so keen on Boradwalk Empire.

TonyHetherington

32,079 posts

162 months

Tuesday 9th October 2012
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oops smile There was me trying to tidy it up a bit!

TonyHetherington

32,079 posts

162 months

Tuesday 9th October 2012
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Oakey said:
It was kind of obvious that Nucky would kill the kid. They built him up as a really likeable character, they made you root for him. So him getting a bullet to the head was the obvious conclusion, especially given how much of a Nucky has become
Ha, that's interesting; I didn't see it coming at all!

Robbo66

2,798 posts

145 months

Tuesday 9th October 2012
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Yes, Sky showing episode 2. How have some seen episodes 3 & 4 already ?. Any idea what channel please ?.

Steve Evil

9,536 posts

141 months

Tuesday 9th October 2012
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Robbo66 said:
Yes, Sky showing episode 2. How have some seen episodes 3 & 4 already ?. Any idea what channel please ?.
Downloaded from one of the torrent sites would be my guess.

P-Jay

7,747 posts

103 months

Tuesday 9th October 2012
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Steve Evil said:
Robbo66 said:
Yes, Sky showing episode 2. How have some seen episodes 3 & 4 already ?. Any idea what channel please ?.
Downloaded from one of the torrent sites would be my guess.
Yep, this thread could go the way of the Walking Dead, Big Bang Theory etc etc where you've got a small number of downloaders chatting away about episodes most posters won't have seen and it's difficult to work out which camp people are in without hitting the spoiler tags.

fun times... rolleyes

SWoll

6,345 posts

170 months

Tuesday 9th October 2012
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P-Jay said:
Steve Evil said:
Robbo66 said:
Yes, Sky showing episode 2. How have some seen episodes 3 & 4 already ?. Any idea what channel please ?.
Downloaded from one of the torrent sites would be my guess.
Yep, this thread could go the way of the Walking Dead, Big Bang Theory etc etc where you've got a small number of downloaders chatting away about episodes most posters won't have seen and it's difficult to work out which camp people are in without hitting the spoiler tags.

fun times... rolleyes
yes

Although I'm not sure about the "small number" comment. wink

TonyHetherington

32,079 posts

162 months

Tuesday 9th October 2012
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P-Jay said:
Yep, this thread could go the way of the Walking Dead, Big Bang Theory etc etc where you've got a small number of downloaders chatting away about episodes most posters won't have seen and it's difficult to work out which camp people are in without hitting the spoiler tags.

fun times... rolleyes
A spoiler tag means it will spoil part of the plot for you. Stick with that, you won't go wrong.