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I think he's also been excellent in Nurse Jackie as a new character this season as the hospital administrator whose son just happens to be an addict who was in rehab with Jackie.
SMK

Agreed. He's outstanding in that role as well, although it doesn't lend itself to letting him exercise his dramatic chops as much.
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It was in last weeks preview for the next episode. Evidence that sometimes important original content is cut from the actual episode.
If you ask me his performances are incredible. Not to mention his character is one bad a@@ MF with a gun in his hand. What he did in this last episode making it seem believable was outstanding work.
post #1143 of 1447
Rewatched Darrow killing everyone because I thought the count was off. We see him shoot 10 different guys, yet the NY guys had just left and we were told earlier in the ep that Gyp only had 9 guys of his own - and there are 3 left for Gyp's final scene on the beach.
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Rewatched Darrow killing everyone because I thought the count was off. We see him shoot 10 different guys, yet the NY guys had just left and we were told earlier in the ep that Gyp only had 9 guys of his own - and there are 3 left for Gyp's final scene on the beach.

True, but I expected some of Joe Masseria's men had defected, were uninformed about orders to leave or were leaving in stages/taken off guard by Harrow.
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Since we are talking about Bobby C., his role in "Win Win" was excellent. It wasn't a big part but he was very funny in all his scenes with Paul Giamatti. The whole movie was pretty good too.
Watched this last night and really liked it.
Good acting and writing and true to life to boot.

B.C. plays a very VERY different character and he is totally believable.

Thanx again for the recommendation.smile.gif
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Watched this last night and really liked it.
Good acting and writing and true to life to boot.
B.C. plays a very VERY different character and he is totally believable.
Thanx again for the recommendation.smile.gif

Glad you liked it. He plays a very fun guy in that movie.
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HBO GO is an excellent way to watch/rewatch all three seasons of Boardwalk Empire.

This show only gets better upon repeat viewings....biggrin.gif
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Boardwalk Empire returns, Season 4...

Sunday, Sept. 8 at 9/8c

http://www.hbo.com/boardwalk-empire/index.html
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Six more days...
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GOODIE GOODIE GOODIE!!!!!smile.gifsmile.gifsmile.gifsmile.gifsmile.gifsmile.gif
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Boardwalk Empire returns, Season 4...

Sunday, Sept. 8 at 9/8c

http://www.hbo.com/boardwalk-empire/index.html

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GOODIE GOODIE GOODIE!!!!!smile.gifsmile.gifsmile.gifsmile.gifsmile.gifsmile.gif

Yeah, me too! I have my game face on for the new season of Boardwalk Empire.
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I'm gonna be away for 3 weeks, but they're all recording and I'm ready!
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Oh no...Boardwalk Empire's encore is now 11pm.

Due to that 9pm conflict with Breaking Bad (for the next 4 weeks) looks like HBO Go will be my way-to-go.
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Oh no...Boardwalk Empire's encore is now 11pm.

Due to that 9pm conflict with Breaking Bad (for the next 4 weeks) looks like HBO Go will be my way-to-go.

confused.gif If you subscribe to HBO, you get half a dozen channels where the show is repeated several times that night (HBO West is 3 hours behind for example), and at least a dozen times over the following week.
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confused.gif If you subscribe to HBO, you get half a dozen channels where the show is repeated several times that night (HBO West is 3 hours behind for example), and at least a dozen times over the following week.
Exactly.confused.gif
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confused.gif If you subscribe to HBO, you get half a dozen channels where the show is repeated several times that night (HBO West is 3 hours behind for example), and at least a dozen times over the following week.
Not always, on many Comcast systems, the SF bay area being one of them, only the main channel is available as a linear channel. We have 1 HBO and 1 Showtime, probably the same for the rest of the premiums, I don't know as I don't subscribe to them. The rest of the content is presumably available via the cableco's VOD product, but if you don't use cableco equipment like myself and many others, we don't have access to VOD/OnDemand so we're out of luck.

That said, don't these programs air several times in a given week, in fact doesn't HBO tout that fact when they talk about their ratings? I know many shows on other channels limit the replays but I'm pretty sure HBO replays a lot.
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confused.gif If you subscribe to HBO, you get half a dozen channels where the show is repeated several times that night (HBO West is 3 hours behind for example), and at least a dozen times over the following week.

Yes, I know- I just don't want to wait and don't have a DVR.
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Yes, I know- I just don't want to wait and don't have a DVR.
eek.gif it's 2013 man! And you're on an AVS Forum! This is crazy I tell ya!
Do you have flush-able toilets-- inside your house? Running water, electricity, windows? wink.gifbiggrin.gif
Just busting your chops. I couldn't survive without my toys. wink.gif

Looking forward to the new season cool.gif
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eek.gif
eek.gif it's 2013 man! And you're on an AVS Forum! This is crazy I tell ya!
Do you have flush-able toilets-- inside your house? Running water, electricity, windows? wink.gifbiggrin.gif
Just busting your chops. I couldn't survive without my toys. wink.gif

Looking forward to the new season cool.gif
Flush-able toilets and you live in Flushing, NY... What a concept! Stop me if you've heard this before... Do you know what's harder than lancing (Lansing) Michigan? Flushing, New York. wink.gif
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Flush-able toilets and you live in Flushing, NY... What a concept! Stop me if you've heard this before... Do you know what's harder than lancing (Lansing) Michigan? Flushing, New York. wink.gif
Can't say I have but always get that look when my town is mentioned. We do have a long proud history. Our land was where most of the great trees from all over the world were cultivated--- for parts of the country, specifically local parks such as Central Park-- and then some. wink.gif
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eek.gif
eek.gif it's 2013 man! And you're on an AVS Forum! This is crazy I tell ya!
Just busting your chops. I couldn't survive without my toys. wink.gif

Looking forward to the new season cool.gif

I know its...not typical of AVS...

I was first offered a HD-DVR in 2008 and haven't seen the need for it..until now.

I could still upgrade to a DirecTV DVR...but with only 4 more Breaking Bad episodes...its now worth a another 2 yr. contract.

Thanks to HBO Go I may not even need the DVR.
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I could still upgrade to a DirecTV DVR...but with only 4 more Breaking Bad episodes...its now worth a another 2 yr. contract.
I wouldn't agree to any contract with a provider unless it was something great. But I have always found that a phone call to Dtv, or whoever, threatening to leave for another system usually gets rewarded with many free options. Nothing to lose, call them. cool.gif
post #1164 of 1447
A nice primer for Season 4 from Vulture. No spoilers, all this happened last season.
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Boardwalk Empire Primer: Where Things Stand Entering Season Four
By Jennifer Vineyard


Boardwalk Empire's time jumps — the fourteen months between seasons two and three, and the eight between seasons three and four — can make for a jarring reentry into the HBO series' many story lines. You likely remember that the season three finale involved a shootout at the Artemis Club brothel, but who survived? And much of last season revolved around a gangster war, but which alliances were struck up and which were broken? With the show's return set for Sunday night, here's a quick guide to where the primary Boardwalk Empire characters left off.

Nucky Thompson (Steve Buscemi)
During season three, Nucky Thompson tried to keep a lower profile at the behest of Attorney General Harry Daugherty, who was on the take for $40,000 a month to block investigation of his bootlegging. Nucky's solution? To strike an exclusive distribution deal with Arnold Rothstein in New York. And though they were cut out of that deal, most of the other gangsters accepted it with grace — save for Gyp Rosetti (Bobby Cannavale), who took it as a personal insult. (Gyp pretty much took everything as an insult.) Gyp's response was to block the transport of alcohol from Atlantic City to New York, and after a couple of scuffles with Nucky's men, he tried, and failed, to kill Nucky, instead killing Nucky's mistress Billie Kent. Nucky then declared war on Gyp and his boss Masseria, while also busying himself orchestrating the downfall of Daugherty and bootlegger George Remus. Initially thinking he'd started a battle he couldn't win alone, Nucky ultimately received help from Al Capone and Chalky White, and settled the score against his enemies. Gyp and many of Masseria's men were slain, and Rothstein was set up to be arrested. By the end of season three, Nucky has revised his empire-building strategy, telling his brother Eli that they should only be in business with people they can trust. He also dropped public glad-handing persona along with the red carnation in his lapel.

Margaret Schroeder
At the start of season three, Nucky and his wife Margaret were already estranged — thanks to her signing over some land to the church against his wishes back in season two. They kept up a public profile, but behind closed doors, they grew further apart, as Nucky took up with actress Billie Kent and Margaret renewed her affair with Nucky's right-hand man, Owen. Despite her big story line of trying to get a women's health clinic to provide sex education and birth control, Margaret didn't take her own instruction; she ended up knocked up by Owen. Bad timing, because soon after the lovers discussed the notion of running away together, Owen was sent on a fatal errand to kill Masseria. Margaret's reaction to seeing his dead body, which had been delivered back to Nucky's headquarters in a crate, revealed the affair to Nucky. Margaret then moved to Brooklyn with her two kids and got an abortion. Still, Nucky tried to get her back, but she refused his money, and ultimately, him.
Richard Harrow
Still reeling from the deaths of Jimmy and Angela Darmody, Richard took it upon himself to look after their son, Tommy, thwarting grandmother Gillian's best efforts to erase Angela's existence. Richard met his girlfriend Julia by hanging out at the American Legion Hall and got to have a little romance on the side. But after realizing that Tommy's home — a whorehouse taken over by gangsters — was no place for the kid to grow up, Richard went on a rampage and killed them all (or most of them, anyway), scooped up the boy, and deposited him at Julia's doorstep. He walked away, all bloody, into the night.

Gillian Darmody
Although Gillian, too, was still affected by the death of her son Jimmy, she concentrated on running her brothel at the Artemis Club. Problem was, the place didn't belong to her and she couldn't get a loan, at least not with Jimmy's body missing and no way to get him declared dead. Her big idea? Picking up a guy on the boardwalk who looked like Jimmy, having sex with him, and then killing him in order to provide a look-alike body. When Nucky saw the death notice, he came to pay his "condolences," knowing full well that the dead man wasn't Jimmy. His unexpected appearance inspired Gillian to convince Gyp Rosetti to kill Nucky (only to end up with Billie Kent dying in his place). Her alliance with Gyp backfired, though, when he and his men took over the whorehouse, so she tried to kill him, too; this resulted in her getting injected with heroin instead. In the finale, she wound up strung out and babbling in a building full of bullet holes and dead bodies, thanks to Richard's bold rescue of Tommy.

Arnold Rothstein
Rothstein's exclusive distribution deal with Nucky was thwarted by Gyp Rosetti, leading to tensions all around. Rothstein had a "very delicate truce" with Masseria, and Rosetti was one of his minor lieutenants, so he preferred that Nucky take care of Rosetti without his direct involvement. Luciano and Lanksy betrayed Rothstein by going into the heroin trade with Masseria against Rothstein's orders, and they tipped Masseria off that Nucky was sending Owen to kill him. Toward the end of the season, Rothstein thought he was getting the better end of the bargain when he took a 99 percent interest in a distillery in exchange for asking Masseria to abandon Gyp Rosetti in Atlantic City on Nucky's behalf, but little did he know that it was a setup. Then again, Rothstein's enlistment of Masseria was a setup of his own, when he arranged for Lucky Luciano to be arrested by some dirty cops so he could get Luciano's heroin stash, which he offered to Masseria. This marked the end of Rothstein's association with Luciano, but not Lansky.

Al Capone
With his boss, Johnny Torrio, off on vacation, Capone couldn't resist getting into scuffles with Dean O'Banion and his men, killing one because he was a bully (Capone's deaf son was being bullied by another kid at school, so he wanted to take it out on someone). Then Eli Thompson showed up in Chicago to solicit Capone's help with Nucky's war with Gyp Rosetti, and they drove for eighteen hours back to Atlantic City. Capone gladly took on Masseria's men, helping to kill them all just as they were leaving Atlantic City, before heading back to Chicago.

Nelson Van Alden
On the lam for the murder of a fellow federal agent (remember the "baptism" of his partner Eric Sebso?), Van Alden moved to Illinois with Lucy's baby and their nanny, Sigrid, and took on the assumed name of George Mueller. He tried to support this family by selling irons door to door, but was terrible at it and suffered many indignities at work as a result. But when he walked into Dean O'Banion's flower shop, he inadvertently got mixed up in the ongoing gangster war with Al Capone. At first Van Alden found himself on O'Banion's good side, but then he got into his debt after requesting help disposing of the body of yet another Prohibition agent (killed because of a misunderstanding). Then Capone caught Van Alden trying to sell aquavit on his turf and made him inform on O'Banion, putting the former federal agent in the crosshairs of their war.

Chalky White
Chalky bugged Nucky to start his own Cotton Club–like nightclub on the boardwalk in the spot where Babette's used to be, only to be refused. His daughter got a marriage proposal from a medical student, and Chalky saw that as beneficial, and not just socially — he called upon Samuel's services when Nucky's butler, Eddie Kessler, was shot at the Ritz. Now, about that club ...

http://www.vulture.com/2013/09/boardwalk-empire-season-4-primer.html?mid=vulture_newsletter&om_rid=AABX3S&om_mid=_BSKj15B80$uhsh
post #1165 of 1447
Season 3 Marathon 9am-9pm on HBO2.
post #1166 of 1447
Great start to the season!

Really liked Nucky's reserve for Eddie's attending to him after what Eddie went through. Good call-back to the post-shootout scenes with Eddie at death's door speaking in a state of shock and delirium. Found it a bit too easy to make amends with Masseria and Rothstein however, so I'm confident not all is finished in that storied relationship. *duh*

I am really confounded about the opening scene and Harrow taking out the two thugs and the insurance company envelope and the subsequent execution of the manager (middleman). The company is in Milwaukee and they were delivering money to Columbus Ohio? Is this a trace-back to the Harding office or more for the prosecutor Daugherty? I'm not following the motives here at all. At first I thought it had to do with the insurance money on Jimmy that Gillian so desperately needs but it isn't adding up to me.

Anyone?

Oh, and I was taken by the change in actors for Will. I liked the other kid better to be honest - he looked a little more innocent/green. Maybe that's the need for the actor switch? He may be going to get his hands dirty and they want a more colorful face.


By all counts this looks to be a darker, "sour" season. I hope it delivers to expectations again.
post #1167 of 1447
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I am really confounded about the opening scene and Harrow taking out the two thugs and the insurance company envelope and the subsequent execution of the manager (middleman). The company is in Milwaukee and they were delivering money to Columbus Ohio? Is this a trace-back to the Harding office or more for the prosecutor Daugherty? I'm not following the motives here at all. At first I thought it had to do with the insurance money on Jimmy that Gillian so desperately needs but it isn't adding up to me.
I wondered about that too.
IIRC, Richard has started working for Nuck?
post #1168 of 1447
Richard is free lance as best as I can gather at this point. He's doing what he wants. The inside the episode with executive producer/writer Howard Korder stated;
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Harrow after the sweeping massacre at the Artemis Club has a sense of himself as a monster and after resigning himself to not fight what he feared he was inside, punishes himself by being a guy with a gun who kills for money and finally works his way back to Emma in hopes he can find something worth reclaiming.

Not sure that really came across like that in the episode but perhaps since he's a contributor to the writing, he is wrapping more of the entire issue into that recap than we saw.
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Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Harrow after the sweeping massacre at the Artemis Club has a sense of himself as a monster and after resigning himself to not fight what he feared he was inside, punishes himself by being a guy with a gun who kills for money and finally works his way back to Emma in hopes he can find something worth reclaiming.

Not sure that really came across like that in the episode but perhaps since he's a contributor to the writing, he is wrapping more of the entire issue into that recap than we saw.
Although I can where this explanation explains what was presented in the episode.
post #1170 of 1447
Harrow returns home...is his character done?

Looks like he was "collecting" for retirement and tying up loose ends.

Nucky has finally wised up in getting better quality women, closing his inner circle and dropping his wife.

Looks like only Chalky White is having fun and making progress.

This show can still surprise and shock with that hotel murder and the new agent.

Capone now has his brotherly muscle and serious ambitions.
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