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Old 10-29-2012, 04:21 PM   #776
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I thought that was the worst ep of the season, almost had to force myself to get through it. Hardly moved any plot points at all.
If your only measure for "quality of TV" is "how fast it moves the plot", you're doing it wrong
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Old 10-29-2012, 05:07 PM   #777
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Its pretty much how do you discuss 20's bootlegging with out discussion of Capone. The show takes liberties with a lot of this stuff, I mean there is no real life Gyp Rosetti who's becoming the season major antagonist.
You recognize that he's halfway across the country and has zero impact on anything else in the show.

Having Capone meet Jimmy in s1 was okay. Doing a half-assed job showing Capone's coming up story while at the same time taking scenes away from all the characters at the center of the action hurts the whole show. I would be much happier giving that time to Rothstein, Luciano, and Lansky, interesting historical figures who actually matter in the context of the show.
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Old 10-29-2012, 10:02 PM   #778
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If your only measure for "quality of TV" is "how fast it moves the plot", you're doing it wrong
For shows to earn and retain my viewership the stories need to go somewhere- and not necessarily at break neck speed. Otherwise what's the point of watching? This week hardly any of the plots advanced and as such I struggled to get through it.
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Old 10-30-2012, 01:07 AM   #779
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If your only measure for "quality of TV" is "how fast it moves the plot", you're doing it wrong
Episodes that don't move plot should be interesting or insightful. This was neither.

The least interesting characters and arcs are the focus of this season. It's problem.
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Old 10-30-2012, 02:22 AM   #780
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I'll take 2-1 odds she kills him (or has him killed)
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So Gillian is gonna kill Roger to get control of the brothel right?
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Seems to me they're hinting at Gillian killing him and saying its Jimmy so she gets total control of the brothel. I could be wrong...

Gee, I wonder if someone found a spoiler.

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Old 10-30-2012, 06:30 AM   #781
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Re: Boardwalk Empire: Season 3

Really enjoyed the ep.

Gretchen has some coat hanger nipples.
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Old 10-30-2012, 08:18 AM   #782
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Really enjoyed the ep.

Gretchen has some coat hanger nipples.
I still giggle like a giddy school boy when I hear that name. Probably because of that old pickup line:
"**** me if I'm wrong, but isn't your name Gretchen?
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Old 10-30-2012, 08:23 AM   #783
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Re: Boardwalk Empire: Season 3

couple good scenes but overall I thought this ep was comparably bad to last week.
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Old 10-30-2012, 08:29 AM   #784
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Gee, I wonder if someone found a spoiler.
Lol I promise I did not. The show just hinted at it way too much. Why else would they have that scene with Uncle June about needing Jimmy to be dead for her to get the brothel?
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Old 10-30-2012, 08:35 AM   #785
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Yeah, huge LOL at the spoiler comment. It's called paying attention.
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Old 10-30-2012, 08:44 AM   #786
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Yeah, huge LOL at the spoiler comment. It's called paying attention.
Oh, it's possible that he was just paying attention, but when people throw out betting odds on something that has already happened, I tend to be a cynic.

Not to mention a 10 second search on google brought up this with the first result

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"On Easter Sunday, Eli looks to get back in Nucky’s good graces at a Thompson family reunion. While Richard and Tommy (Brady and Connor Noon) spend the day as guests of the Sagorskys, Gillian stays at home and makes a sacrifice to improve her future. In New York, after dinner and prayers, Gyp heads downtown in search of a blessing – from Joe Masseria."
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Old 10-30-2012, 09:23 AM   #787
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Oh, it's possible that he was just paying attention, but when people throw out betting odds on something that has already happened, I tend to be a cynic.

Not to mention a 10 second search on google brought up this with the first result
When was this posted? And I posted those odds after people were doubting my hunch AFTER Roger was introduced. Not after he was killed or I saw any synopsis'.
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Old 10-30-2012, 09:43 AM   #788
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When was this posted? And I posted those odds after people were doubting my hunch AFTER Roger was introduced. Not after he was killed or I saw any synopsis'.
It was posted Sep. 21st
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Old 10-30-2012, 09:43 AM   #789
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Re: Boardwalk Empire: Season 3

I liked the episode, didn't seem like a lot happened but I didn't lose interest.

I loved Richard teling the dad that he will kill him.

Steve Buscemi can juggle, not surprised but never would of guessed.
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Old 10-30-2012, 09:44 AM   #790
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not very good last couple of episodes, boring
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Old 10-30-2012, 09:48 AM   #791
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Really good last couple of episodes. Best season so far.
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Old 10-30-2012, 10:09 AM   #792
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Well I didn't read that. Pinky swear.

Idk how you can interpret her killing Roger from that anyway.
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Old 10-30-2012, 12:23 PM   #793
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not very good last couple of episodes, boring
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Really good last couple of episodes. Best season so far.
Perfect summary of this thread
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Old 10-30-2012, 12:41 PM   #794
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Haha ye seems this series is like marmite: you either love it or hate it.

I'm a fan, I thought it was a great episode and can't wait for next week already
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Old 10-30-2012, 12:49 PM   #795
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To me it seemed pretty obvious that Gillian was going to **** him and kill him because the only way Jimmy would be "dead" to her is if she did it. Plus, the house is hers now, right?
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Old 10-30-2012, 12:52 PM   #796
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I loved Richard teling the dad that he will kill him.
Enjoyed this as well. Interested to see where the Richard and Julia? dynamic goes. When Richard says he will kill someone I believe it will happen.

Thought Gyp was done when joe was saying he couldn't control him
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Old 10-30-2012, 01:09 PM   #797
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Re: Boardwalk Empire: Season 3

I thought the episode was good and I liked the easter theme and seeing what it was like back then. Following the last episode with this episode was a bad choice though. The pacing for the show has been pretty awful this season.
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Old 10-30-2012, 02:07 PM   #798
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I feel bad for those of you who don't understand this last episode was the best of the whole series. It was amazing television. Incredibly well-written, directed and acted.

Fantastic in every way. Emmy's all around.
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Old 10-30-2012, 02:37 PM   #799
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this last episode would be the worst episode, by far, of any ep of treme this year. and lol at any of the acting, directing, writing being better than the emmy submission eps of MM, BB, and HL.
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Old 10-30-2012, 02:54 PM   #800
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I still don't care for Gillian at all, the rest of the episode was excellent.
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