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(The Hollywood Reporter)   Boardwalk Empire's fifth season will also be its last   (hollywoodreporter.com) divider line 23
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2014-01-09 11:52:33 PM
6 votes:
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There's no reason to go much further anyway.
2014-01-10 08:59:57 PM
2 votes:
Richard Harrow proved that an avenging angel could be poignant and vulnerable. What a phenomenal, textured performance made all the more remarkable by the fact that he mostly used his voice and body posture to convey every emotion from rage to tenderness. The scene where he tells the boy "I love you" is so authentic and heartbreaking I get misty-eyed just thinking about it.

The man can act.
2014-01-10 07:57:40 AM
2 votes:
I don't even know how there could be a fifth season. Nucky has retired to live in the Florida swamps, Chalky is pretty much a nobody now, Mrs. Thompson has got Arnold Rothstein as her new SugarDaddy (oh, you just know that he's gonna bone her), Harrow's dead, and even "Dr." Narcisse is now J Edgar Hoover's shoeshine boy. The only ones who moved up in S4 was Al Capone and General Zod, but they're out in Chicago.
2014-01-10 05:05:15 AM
2 votes:
Heliodorus: The reason he died at the end of season 2 was because the writers/staff were having problems with the actor (Michael Pitt). The had initially sketched out a storyline wherein he and his wife moved and lived in New York. A similar set of issues is why they killed off Paz de la Huerta's character. The only difference is that she was apparently insane and the on the set stories that came out are surreal.

Yeah, I'd heard that about the actor. Shame though, cause he made that show IMO. I don't feel like Boardwalk Empire has the Game of Thrones magic formula... i.e., you can kill off a major character, but all the other characters are so awesome it doesn't matter. Jimmy was by far the most interesting person on Boardwalk Empire.
2014-01-10 04:01:46 PM
1 votes:

Slow To Return: OldManDownDRoad: Man, did I hate that. I turned off the TV, poured three fingers of whisky into a glass, and had a sad for a good hour before I could go to bed. Of all the characters on the show I wanted Richard to walk away and vanish into the ordinary life he wanted so badly.

I hated that they did the clichéd foreshadowing goodbye scene.


What?  Are you talking about where it looked like he was coming home to his family?  That's not the definition of foreshadowing.  I thought that was well done, it did set up the shock that revealed Richard was actually dead.  I'd prefer if shows were more rooted in reality and not do any dream sequence or hallucinations (looking at you, "Sopranos"), but that's one exception I would make.  Definitely delivered a punch.
2014-01-10 01:10:50 PM
1 votes:

Shrugging Atlas: Yeah. HBO seems to know when to call it quits when they are ahead. I'd argue the only major show they ended too soon was Deadwood, but I'm probably too biased to listen to any logical argument to the contrary.


Deadwood didn't end, it simply stopped with no resolution.  Rome was rushed to a completely half-assd ending.  It should have run at least five seasons just to cover the beginnings of the imperial era under Augustus.
2014-01-10 12:24:35 PM
1 votes:

EbolaNYC: Yeah, I am ok with this, it's time. Love this series, but I don't want to see it slowly slide into something idiotic like so many shows do.


Yeah.  HBO seems to know when to call it quits when they are ahead.  I'd argue the only major show they ended too soon was Deadwood, but I'm probably too biased to listen to any logical argument to the contrary.
2014-01-10 12:05:14 PM
1 votes:
And "Girls" was given another season.....WTF?!
2014-01-10 11:49:06 AM
1 votes:

LeroyBourne: robsul82: [assets-s3.rollingstone.com image 600x400]

There's no reason to go much further anyway.

This.  It was a fitting outing, but I still got a big ol lump in my throat.
/the actor is in American Hustle, he'll go far.


I thought it was funny that in the movie he was part of the mob's Atlantic City delegation.
2014-01-10 11:37:09 AM
1 votes:

LeroyBourne: This. It was a fitting outing, but I still got a big ol lump in my throat.
/the actor is in American Hustle, he'll go far.


He should: he's John Huston's (African Queen, Maltese Falcon, etc) grandson and Angelica Huston's nephew.

/Jack Huston
2014-01-10 11:19:38 AM
1 votes:

tricycleracer: j4x: Was also expecting them to have Rothstein killed over his gambling debts because it seemed like they were setting up for that.

In real life, Arnold Rothstein was shot dead in 1928.  I'd like them to retain some sort of historical accuracy.


Well, the 4th season took place in 1924, so there's still room for that.

If they jump to 1928 for season 5, they can be historically accurate on Rothstein's death, the Valentine's Day Massacre, and maybe Capone's imprisonment.
2014-01-10 10:10:30 AM
1 votes:

Hilarity_N_Sues: I totally want the series to end with this man running Atlantic City.

[imageshack.com image 604x340]

/hehehehehehehe


He is... the man with the most punchable face in the world.
2014-01-10 09:56:42 AM
1 votes:

LectertheChef: You could get a lot more of both re-watching Spartacus


Very, very true :)

tricycleracer: Yeah, it was nice to see him playing a guy with an entire face.


popsop.com

It didn't dawn on me who this was until about the 3rd time I saw the commercial.
A very loud "Holy Sh*t!" flew outta my mouth.
2014-01-10 08:52:48 AM
1 votes:

robsul82: [assets-s3.rollingstone.com image 600x400]

There's no reason to go much further anyway.


This.  It was a fitting outing, but I still got a big ol lump in my throat.
/the actor is in American Hustle, he'll go far.
2014-01-10 08:22:46 AM
1 votes:
Will they light Paz de la Huerta on fire to mark the occasion?  I might start watching the show if that's the case.
2014-01-10 08:15:08 AM
1 votes:

CarnySaur: Jesus Chirst is this thread full of spoilers!


Well binge-watch faster, you slowf*ck!
2014-01-10 07:58:23 AM
1 votes:

Should have had this for the conclusion of this coming season, to end the series:

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RICHARD HARROW

BELOVED BROTHER
DEVOTED FRIEND

HE SAVED THE BOARDWALK
A LOT

2014-01-10 05:03:13 AM
1 votes:
Jesus Chirst is this thread full of spoilers!
2014-01-10 04:18:26 AM
1 votes:

Lamadin: I still appreciate the show, but I don't think it ever recovered from killing Jimmy. The first two seasons of that show... man, couldn't WAIT to see the next episode. Had to force myself to finish season 3, haven't even bothered with 4 yet.


The reason he died at the end of season 2 was because the writers/staff were having problems with the actor (Michael Pitt). The had initially sketched out a storyline wherein he and his wife moved and lived in New York. A similar set of issues is why they killed off Paz de la Huerta's character. The only difference is that she was apparently insane and the on the set stories that came out are surreal.
2014-01-10 04:14:13 AM
1 votes:
Not sad at all. Killing off Jimmy pretty much killed that show for me. It would have been interesting if Nucky was someone who didn't get his hands dirty but Winter obviously didn't have confidence in that original premise and turned Nucky into a gangster pretty quick.
2014-01-10 03:57:35 AM
1 votes:
I still appreciate the show, but I don't think it ever recovered from killing Jimmy. The first two seasons of that show... man, couldn't WAIT to see the next episode. Had to force myself to finish season 3, haven't even bothered with 4 yet.
2014-01-10 12:09:03 AM
1 votes:
2014-01-09 11:48:39 PM
1 votes:
That seriously sucks. They have so many characters that they've developed and I'd like to see their stories of that era further told. Al, Lucky Luciano, Meyer Lansky, Arnold Rothstein.
 
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