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The quality just gets better,
This review is from: Boardwalk Empire - Season 2 (HBO) [DVD]  (DVD)
Like a lot of modern dramas series 2 assumes you've seen the previous series and indeed if you haven't you've missed a treat so start there.
If you have seen the excellent first series and want to know can the quality be maintained the simple answer is "yes". By the end of series 2 some of the characters have developed in the most unexpected of ways. While the whole series hangs on the shoulders of the central character of "Nucky" Thompson (played by Stephen Buscemi) it's probably Jimmy's character arc that steals series 2. I won't say much except to say that you can almost feel the weight of power behind those doe eyes of his and the pay-off is epic.
More time is spent with Richard the war veteran with only half a face- my favourite character- such a sad and yet stoic individual and when the Klu Klux Klan attack Chalky White's boot legging operation you know vengeance will arrive sooner or later. So you have a number of key characters with really interesting story arcs that the series give time to breath. From Margaret Schroeder's conflicted conscience to Agent Nelson's continuing domestic issues getting in the way of his divinely inspired work enforcing prohibition.
The period detail is as always excellent and the way it brings in the larger historical picture, while never becoming a lecture is impressive."The Sopranos with spats" is a glib summary but an apt one and like the Sopranos this maintains the quality while having the bravery to develop into new and unexpected areas.
It's all good to the last drop.
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Initial post: 28 Mar 2012 16:37:14 BDT
Mate where did you watch this because it has yet to be broadcast in the U.K.?
In reply to an earlier post on 29 Mar 2012 12:21:08 BDT
Last edited by the author on 29 Mar 2012 12:21:24 BDT
J. Duducu says:
You need to check your facts, it was on Sky Atlantic and finished a couple of months ago. I reviewed it after the entire season ran on that channel.
In reply to an earlier post on 30 Mar 2012 21:00:06 BDT
Really, I didn't see any advertisements or anything for it...
In reply to an earlier post on 30 Mar 2012 23:01:37 BDT
J. Duducu says:
Details here- http://skyatlantic.sky.com/boardwalk-empi
In reply to an earlier post on 31 Mar 2012 00:12:49 BDT
Oh, oh well I'll just have to wait until it comes out on DVD
In reply to an earlier post on 10 Oct 2012 13:17:22 BDT
Last edited by the author on 10 Oct 2012 13:38:10 BDT
Anyone notice a scene is cut on episode 11 when jimmy's girlfriend is shot? on the dvd
*edit* pardon me its the 10th episode and the scene is there got confused because we see jimmy in a flashback at college *school*
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