Just bumping the thread as I finally was able to work my way through the season. The finale was so well done - all the misdirection, foreshadowing, etc. but afterwards the inevitability of it - Nucky becoming a full gangster
, coming full circle to meet Jimmy's challenge back in the first episode. It was interesting to read back through the thread, post mortum
. Was able to clarify some of the plot points I had been wondering about.
Lots of Shakespearian references, as many of these great shows do, Oedipus foremost among them. Sons sleeping with mothers, sons killing fathers, "uncles" killing sons (I do love a nice family drama), political and racial and gang rivals killing each other, corruption, vice, jealousy, revenge - what's not to love about this show?
There are some high concept series that hit the brakes after a great first season (see: 'Heroes', 'Desperate Housewives', 'Dead Like Me'), and others that hit the accelerator (see: 'Breaking Bad', 'Justified', 'Fringe'). This one falls into the latter category, IMO. Looking forward to S-3 more than I was S-2. Hope 'Game of Thrones' and 'Homeland' follow that same path.
Now, on to the other reputedly great show whose whole freakin' season I had to DVR: 'Boss'. I hear Kelsey Grammer's pretty good in that one.