[This post contains spoilers for the September 16 episode of HBO's "Boardwalk Empire," as well as events that occurred in season 2.]
It’s New Year’s Eve in 1922, and in “Boardwalk” time a year-and-a-half has passed.
For those who were still mourning the loss of a certain someone’s mug in Atlantic City, Sunday’s season 3 premiere, “Resolution,” gave enough new faces and plotlines to speed the grieving process.
"Mad Men" received 19 Emmy nominations today, followed by "Boardwalk Empire" and "Modern Family," each with 17 nods. Check out the TV shows with the most nominations above.
So after last week's "Going Nucky" Halloween celebration, I decided to take it easy this week, laying low around the office and sticking close to my cubicle.
While I was refraining from charging extra for cans of Sprite, I had a chance to reflect on the season thus far, and if there's been one common thread throughout each of the eight episodes to this point, it’s been the show's use of symbolism.
Some moments were cleverly covert, such as the muddy tracks in the pristine marble foyer of the Ritz Carlton at the conclusion of episode three, "Broadway Limited.” After Chalky's driver was hanged with the words "Liquor Kills" sprawled onto the car beneath him, Nucky's allegorical footprints seemed to signify the exact place in time when the filth of his illegal dealings began to invade his otherwise clean, docile existence.
“Boardwalk Empire” fans, it’s been an interesting week.
For starters, although I'm not a big Halloween guy, I felt adventurous after last week's episode and came up with the PERFECT scenario for some late October fun.
I decided to “go Nucky.”
Welcome back "Empire" fans. Let's get right to it...
For the five episodes we've seen thus far, each "Boardwalk Empire" episode feels extremely unique. As a matter of fact, I coined last week's episode a smorgasbord. And, to avoid the overuse of terms that mean "large helpings," I absolutely will NOT refer to this week's episode (another gem brimming with drama) as a "buffet." Nope, I'm drawing the line. That's it. No more food terms to describe the show that has offered us so much in its 60 minutes.
IT WAS A CORNUCOPIA! I'm sorry, I couldn't help myself. Episode six, "Family Limitation," was abundant in riveting drama, jolting action and savvy dialogue. Now that I got that off my chest, how about a quick stroll past last night's episode:
Welcome back “Boardwalk Empire” fans. In last week's blog, I found a moment or two (okay, so it was more like five) to wax poetic on the subject of my affinity for the widow Margaret Schroeder.
Since the show began, this character (played masterfully by Kelly Macdonald) has been an increasingly intriguing wrinkle in Nucky's freshly-pressed world.
Well, as of this week's episode, "Nights in Ballygran," I should probably leave some space on this blog for your hand claps and high-fives because Margaret was absolutely magnificent.
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