Tag: Boardwalk Empire Recap

BOARDWALK EMPIRE Recap: “White Horse Pike”

     November 10, 2013

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The split between character moments and plot points in this season of Boardwalk Empire has certainly improved on last year.  “White Horse Pike” is a great example of an episode where character development doesn’t have to suffer just because the …

BOARDWALK EMPIRE Recap: “Marriage and Hunting”

     November 3, 2013

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It’s a shame in some ways that Boardwalk Empire has chosen to pair Richard Harrow and Van Alden together so much this season, because while those episodes pack an emotional punch, it leaves others lacking.  I was trying to put …

BOARDWALK EMPIRE Recap: “The Old Ship of Zion”

     October 27, 2013

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Boardwalk Empire has been dredging up some of its own history this year, but whether the outcome will be different this time around is not yet clear.  You wouldn’t think that, with just two brothers, the Thompson family could fold …

BOARDWALK EMPIRE Recap: “William Wilson”

     October 20, 2013

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Boardwalk Empire is entering the back half of its season, and with that comes plenty of set up.  “William Wilson” was almost exclusively about moving pieces into place, which didn’t make for the most engaging hour, but it wasn’t terrible …

BOARDWALK EMPIRE Recap: “The North Star”

     October 13, 2013

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After several weeks of building tensions and compelling setup, Boardwalk Empire deflated this week with a woefully predictable and not particularly engaging episode.  Not that “The North Star” didn’t have its moments — time spent with Richard Harrow is always …

BOARDWALK EMPIRE Recap: “Erlkönig”

     October 6, 2013

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Boardwalk Empire‘s “Erlkönig” takes its name from the Johann Wolfgang von Goethe’s poem, which translates to “The Elf King,” as recited by Knox and Eddie.  The story is about an anxious boy who is being carried home by his father.  …

BOARDWALK EMPIRE Recap: “All In”

     September 29, 2013

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Nucky asking Meyer to tell him something about himself was an important moment for Boardwalk Empire.  At first Meyer wanted to repeat his resume and his credentials — all important things — but there are lots of men with money …

BOARDWALK EMPIRE Recap: “Acres of Diamonds”

     September 22, 2013

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I’m beginning to feel I should recap Boardwalk Empire geographically. Nucky tells Sally Wheet (Patricia Arquette) that when he was just an Atlantic City crook he was happier.  Times were simpler then, and back in the first season.  From its …

BOARDWALK EMPIRE Recap: “Resignation”

     September 15, 2013

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After a scattered and disappointing season opener, Boardwalk Empire returned this week with some great setup moving forward, and some fantastic character moments in an episode that felt both insular and hopeful.  I mentioned last week that the show’s oppressively …