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Plus Hover was supposed to have been a cross dresser..eek.gif

http://hnn.us/article/814
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Plus Hover was supposed to have been a cross dresser..eek.gif

http://hnn.us/article/814



Maybe they could give him Gillian's wardrobe
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post #1413 of 1447
I'm going through BE withdrawal biggrin.gif the wait is tough and I guess the new season will be on time. If we ever had to wait 1 1/2 years like the Soprano series the one year I'd freak out eek.gif
post #1414 of 1447
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I'm going through BE withdrawal biggrin.gif the wait is tough and I guess the new season will be on time. If we ever had to wait 1 1/2 years like the Soprano series the one year I'd freak out eek.gif

I know the feeling...been watching Season 1 again.

I plan to watch Seasons 2, 3 and 4 again in the near future.

HBO GO is the way to go.
post #1415 of 1447
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Originally Posted by PiratesCove View Post

I know the feeling...been watching Season 1 again.

I plan to watch Seasons 2, 3 and 4 again in the near future.

HBO GO is the way to go.

Actually, Blu-Ray is the way to go. Amazon had Seasons 2 and 3 (with extras) for around $16.00!
post #1416 of 1447
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Originally Posted by PiratesCove View Post

I know the feeling...been watching Season 1 again.

I plan to watch Seasons 2, 3 and 4 again in the near future.

HBO GO is the way to go.



Is HBO GO a pay service or does it come with our HBO subscription?
post #1417 of 1447
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Originally Posted by comfynumb View Post

Is HBO GO a pay service or does it come with our HBO subscription?

It's part of the HBO sub, depending on your carrier...
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It's part of the HBO sub, depending on your carrier...



Thanks. I have Comcast and I'm going to check into it.
post #1419 of 1447
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Thanks. I have Comcast and I'm going to check into it.

Comcast is one of the ISPs that cover HBO-GO.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HBOGO#HBO_GO

Keep in mind that HBO-GO is an internet offering. All you need to do is go to HBOGO.com, login with your Comcast login and there ya go...
post #1420 of 1447
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Comcast is one of the ISPs that cover HBO-GO.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HBOGO#HBO_GO

Keep in mind that HBO-GO is an internet offering. All you need to do is go to HBOGO.com, login with your Comcast login and there ya go...



I put the app on my iPhone and I believe I may be getting Apple TV for Christmas. I'm assuming the quality would be better if I did it from my laptop though. Thanks again.
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I put the app on my iPhone and I believe I may be getting Apple TV for Christmas. I'm assuming the quality would be better if I did it from my laptop though. Thanks again.

I use HBO-GO via my ROKU to my 70" LED HDTV. It looks wonderful. You will get the same kind of response with your Apple TV. My son watches it that way....
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'Boardwalk Empire' to end this year with final season

Prohibition will be over soon: Boardwalk Empire has a series end date. This year’s fifth season of HBO acclaimed period drama will be its last. The network made the announcement at the Television Critics Association press tour in Pasadena on Thursday, confirming recent rumors.

Michael Lombardo, president of programming at HBO, praised series creator Terence Winter and assured critics the show would have a strong conclusion: “It has been an incredible honor to bring this powerful and groundbreaking series to our subscribers,” he said. “Terry Winter has created one for the ages.”

Winter added: “We’re thrilled to get the go-ahead for a fifth season of Boardwalk Empire. After much discussion with my creative team and HBO, we’ve decided to wrap up the series after such a great run and look forward to bringing it to a powerful and exciting conclusion.”
post #1423 of 1447
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Originally Posted by TitusTroy View Post

'Boardwalk Empire' to end this year with final season

Prohibition will be over soon: Boardwalk Empire has a series end date. This year’s fifth season of HBO acclaimed period drama will be its last. The network made the announcement at the Television Critics Association press tour in Pasadena on Thursday, confirming recent rumors.

Michael Lombardo, president of programming at HBO, praised series creator Terence Winter and assured critics the show would have a strong conclusion: “It has been an incredible honor to bring this powerful and groundbreaking series to our subscribers,” he said. “Terry Winter has created one for the ages.”

Winter added: “We’re thrilled to get the go-ahead for a fifth season of Boardwalk Empire. After much discussion with my creative team and HBO, we’ve decided to wrap up the series after such a great run and look forward to bringing it to a powerful and exciting conclusion.”

WOW...another great show enters the Beginning of the End.
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WOW...another great show enters the Beginning of the End.

I thought Boardwalk would end after Season 6 only because I didn't think HBO would want to end both True Blood and Boardwalk Empire in the same year...True Blood is not a great show anymore but ending them back-to-back in 2014 is a strange choice...HBO does have some new buzz worthy dramas in the pipeline so maybe the time is right- The Leftovers, Westworld
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Originally Posted by TitusTroy View Post

'Boardwalk Empire' to end this year with final season

Prohibition will be over soon: Boardwalk Empire has a series end date. This year’s fifth season of HBO acclaimed period drama will be its last. The network made the announcement at the Television Critics Association press tour in Pasadena on Thursday, confirming recent rumors.

Michael Lombardo, president of programming at HBO, praised series creator Terence Winter and assured critics the show would have a strong conclusion: “It has been an incredible honor to bring this powerful and groundbreaking series to our subscribers,” he said. “Terry Winter has created one for the ages.”

Winter added: “We’re thrilled to get the go-ahead for a fifth season of Boardwalk Empire. After much discussion with my creative team and HBO, we’ve decided to wrap up the series after such a great run and look forward to bringing it to a powerful and exciting conclusion.”
SOB!
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SOB!
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I know, but at least they know and can end the story properly, something that is quite rare in the industry.
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I know, but at least they know and can end the story properly, something that is quite rare in the industry.
Thanks, but the only solace I will find tonite is in a bottle of Irish whiskey....frown.gif
Edited by oink - 1/9/14 at 10:06pm
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Originally Posted by TitusTroy View Post

'Boardwalk Empire' to end this year with final season

Prohibition will be over soon: Boardwalk Empire has a series end date. This year’s fifth season of HBO acclaimed period drama will be its last. The network made the announcement at the Television Critics Association press tour in Pasadena on Thursday, confirming recent rumors.

Michael Lombardo, president of programming at HBO, praised series creator Terence Winter and assured critics the show would have a strong conclusion: “It has been an incredible honor to bring this powerful and groundbreaking series to our subscribers,” he said. “Terry Winter has created one for the ages.”

Winter added: “We’re thrilled to get the go-ahead for a fifth season of Boardwalk Empire. After much discussion with my creative team and HBO, we’ve decided to wrap up the series after such a great run and look forward to bringing it to a powerful and exciting conclusion.”



I couldn't hardly believe this when I heard about it, I'm really bummed out. How are they going to wrap all this up in 13 episodes? There's much more that happened in the real life story so I'm confused as to why they cancelled it, and the problem isn't ratings.
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I couldn't hardly believe this when I heard about it, I'm really bummed out. How are they going to wrap all this up in 13 episodes? There's much more that happened in the real life story so I'm confused as to why they cancelled it, and the problem isn't ratings.

the problem is that BE doesn't get the same amount of buzz, awards or ratings as some of HBO's other dramas (GoT, True Blood, the upcoming True Detective)...plus it's an expensive show to produce...lastly HBO has some new tent pole type of dramas in the pipeline that they think are going to be big- Westworld, Guillermo Del Toro's 'Monster' and The Leftovers (American Gods was recently dropped by HBO otherwise that would also be included)

in my opinion BE was a very good show but stopped just short of all time greatness...the acting, historical detail and costumes were second to none...Terrence Winter was also a great showrunner...but the show overall was uneven and never took that final step...it could have been better and frankly should have been with all the talent involved...in the HBO pantheon of great shows it won't go down with The Wire, Deadwood, Sopranos but is firmly on that 2nd tier

when Michael Pitt (Jimmy) was written out of the show (rumors are that the actor was very difficult to work with) the show lost its way a bit...it was obvious from the beginning he was a major role and they had big plans for him...killing him off forced the show to adjust which they did to a point but it was still very obvious how much Jimmy's shadow hung over the show...even this past season they were trying to create a new Jimmy with Eli's son...and they were still telling his story through Gillian and the discovery of his body in the woods...add to that the disparate stories of Capone, Rothstein, Lucciano etc which never got the attention they deserved and BE was a show that should have been better
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Originally Posted by TitusTroy View Post

the problem is that BE doesn't get the same amount of buzz, awards or ratings as some of HBO's other dramas (GoT, True Blood, the upcoming True Detective)...plus it's an expensive show to produce...lastly HBO has some new tent pole type of dramas in the pipeline that they think are going to be big- Westworld, Guillermo Del Toro's 'Monster' and The Leftovers (American Gods was recently dropped by HBO otherwise that would also be included)

in my opinion BE was a very good show but stopped just short of all time greatness...the acting, historical detail and costumes were second to none...Terrence Winter was also a great showrunner...but the show overall was uneven and never took that final step...it could have been better and frankly should have been with all the talent involved...in the HBO pantheon of great shows it won't go down with The Wire, Deadwood, Sopranos but is firmly on that 2nd tier

when Michael Pitt (Jimmy) was written out of the show (rumors are that the actor was very difficult to work with) the show lost its way a bit...it was obvious from the beginning he was a major role and they had big plans for him...killing him off forced the show to adjust which they did to a point but it was still very obvious how much Jimmy's shadow hung over the show...even this past season they were trying to create a new Jimmy with Eli's son...and they were still telling his story through Gillian and the discovery of his body in the woods...add to that the disparate stories of Capone, Rothstein, Lucciano etc which never got the attention they deserved and BE was a show that should have been better



Maybe this is why I always felt like I "wanted more"

When Pitt left I felt like it would never be the same and really it wasn't. Still I wish they would have done a one more season, I am very skeptical about how they are going to wrap this all up in one season. I feel a let down coming, hope I'm wrong.
post #1431 of 1447
Terence Winter, Martin Scorsese and Mick Jagger are working on a 1970's rock and roll period drama (starring "Boardwalk" season 3 baddie Bobby Cannavale)...so maybe that's another reason why HBO decided to end the show now...does seem strange that they didn't announce it as the 'final' season shortly after Season 4 ended...instead they just announced that it had been renewed...something must have happened that forced a change of plans

I'm shocked Mickey Doyle survived all the way to the final season!...every season I expected him to die...he outlived Jimmy, Richard Harrow etc
post #1432 of 1447
A gangster series where characters don't get killed or incarcerated or disappear.....essentially being written out of the main storyline?
I don't think so....
post #1433 of 1447
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Originally Posted by TitusTroy View Post

Terence Winter, Martin Scorsese and Mick Jagger are working on a 1970's rock and roll period drama (starring "Boardwalk" season 3 baddie Bobby Cannavale)...so maybe that's another reason why HBO decided to end the show now...does seem strange that they didn't announce it as the 'final' season shortly after Season 4 ended...instead they just announced that it had been renewed...something must have happened that forced a change of plans

I'm shocked Mickey Doyle survived all the way to the final season!...every season I expected him to die...he outlived Jimmy, Richard Harrow etc



That could be an interesting series I guess.

Yeah really for such a smart a$$ it's surprising no one killed him. Another that made it longer than I thought was Van Alden, I really thought he was going to stick a gun in his mouth 2 seasons ago. I do like him though.
post #1434 of 1447
Harrow was like Lebowski's rug, tied the whole room together.

Without him, just end it.
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Harrow was like Lebowski's rug, tied the whole room together.
Great line.cool.gif
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I actually think that the definite end date for Boardwalk Empire is probably a good thing. There is much to be said for giving the showrunner and his writers a finite number of episodes to wrap everything up in (they hope) a satisfactory way. Doing so increases the chances that the show will end in a way the audience likes. Think Breaking Bad, which to me at least may have been the best final season of any TV series ever made.
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I actually think that the definite end date for Boardwalk Empire is probably a good thing. There is much to be said for giving the showrunner and his writers a finite number of episodes to wrap everything up in (they hope) a satisfactory way. Doing so increases the chances that the show will end in a way the audience likes.
FWIW, I think the ONLY proper way for the series to end is on December 5, 1933....the ratification of the 21st Amendment to the Constitution.
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FWIW, I think the ONLY proper way for the series to end is on December 5, 1933....the ratification of the 21st Amendment to the Constitution.



I agree and that's what I was hoping for as there is enough "history" left to sustain this show for more than one season. I'm not the only one I'm sure that feels let down that HBO decided to take the short route with this series. They've always compensated when one main character was killed off by bringing in another one equally as interesting, IMO there are many ways they could have gone and it's unfortunate to end it like this.
post #1439 of 1447
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Originally Posted by HD Hockey Guy View Post

Harrow was like Lebowski's rug, tied the whole room together.

Without him, just end it.

Harrow was a great character but his story was getting a bit forced...once again it comes back to when they killed off Jimmy...they then began to force Harrow into storylines and it never felt organic...he fit in best with Jimmy...without him we got Harrow finding love and his family...decent stories but it felt like the writers needed to put him into a story versus having him flow into things...not to mention that the worst part about Harrow was that every season finale when things looked bleak Nucky would just call him and he would go all Terminator on a group of bad guys

Terence Winter brought this up as well after the most recent finale where he felt Harrow had become too much of a cheat where he just rides in and kills 50 guys in the season finale...he's off doing his own thing for most of the season and then bam here he comes to kill everyone in the finale...so Winter mentioned his arc coming to an end and I totally agree with it
post #1440 of 1447
Great to see Richard on the big screen in American Hustle.
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