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Bekanator from Kamloops, British Columbia is reading Ugly Girls by Lindsay Hunter October 2, 2011 - 5:02pm

Anyone else watching?  None of my friends really follow it because they aren't cool.

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Nathan from Louisiana (South of New Orleans) is reading Re-reading The Rust Maidens by Gwendolyn Kiste, The Bone Weaver's Orchard by Sarah Read October 2, 2011 - 7:08pm

I watch it! I didn't see tonight's, though -I DVR'd it and watch it on Monday night. Thought the season 2 opener was off to a slow start -but I do really like that show. Did things pick up tonight?

I watched Breaking Bad. That shit's suspensful to me. Loved it. 

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Chester Pane from Portland, Oregon is reading The Brief and Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz October 2, 2011 - 7:33pm

What is it? 

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. October 2, 2011 - 7:36pm

The new season of Dexter premieres tonight. I'm a little bit behind on Breaking Bad but it definitly has a place in my heart.

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Bekanator from Kamloops, British Columbia is reading Ugly Girls by Lindsay Hunter October 2, 2011 - 9:35pm

Chester: It's a show on HBO about prohibition in the 1920's. With Steve Buschemi. And yes, there's a young Al Capone.

Nathan, the second episode was a bit slow but there were some great moments.  All I can really say after this episode is that I fucking love Margaret.  She's badass.  I'm pretty sure the third episode will really start to light up. 

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Nathan from Louisiana (South of New Orleans) is reading Re-reading The Rust Maidens by Gwendolyn Kiste, The Bone Weaver's Orchard by Sarah Read October 3, 2011 - 7:21pm

I did get a chance to watch it tonight. You're right -a bit slow again but important things being set into motion -and Margaret's a badass all right. Nucky just needs to learn to trust her already. And Jimmy's my personal favorite. That scene with him and the two thugs was great. 

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Bekanator from Kamloops, British Columbia is reading Ugly Girls by Lindsay Hunter October 3, 2011 - 7:30pm

He always goes for the throat.  That's his style, yo.

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Nathan from Louisiana (South of New Orleans) is reading Re-reading The Rust Maidens by Gwendolyn Kiste, The Bone Weaver's Orchard by Sarah Read October 4, 2011 - 11:07am

Yep! ahaha (I like his half-faced friend, too. A swell-looking chap!)

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pathetique from Seattle is reading Dead Stars October 4, 2011 - 12:14pm

My favorite moment was Chalky, when the cellmate started poking at his book, calmly demonstrating his close relationship with everyone else in the cell before the subsequent ass-beating. (Or Margaret going all sleuthy in her pre-money clothes and then later holding shit down, because she IS a total badass.)

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Adam from Denver is reading books... October 6, 2011 - 5:58am

I been loving this show. I agree with Pathetique, the situation with Chalky in the jail cell was great! Maybe this season has been a bit slow in the first two episodes, but it definitely still has me caring enough to find out what happens next. The series has been excellent at establishing tension since the pilot episode...

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Nathan from Louisiana (South of New Orleans) is reading Re-reading The Rust Maidens by Gwendolyn Kiste, The Bone Weaver's Orchard by Sarah Read October 6, 2011 - 12:33pm

Right. It's off to a slower start, but it's definitely setting up a lot -that much is obvious and what keeps the interest going. There's a lot more going despite the light action -but it's all coming. That's clear. They're managing to do some good character work in the meantime.

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Bekanator from Kamloops, British Columbia is reading Ugly Girls by Lindsay Hunter December 12, 2011 - 2:06am

Alright, season two has wrapped and I dug up this forum for a nice chat with other fans.

Where are you, Nathan?

I'm pretty stunned at Jimmy's death.  It's sad that his life couldn't have had happier moments, but I'm not going to be like all the Facebook commenters threatening not to watch next season.  I'm sure it'll set things up nicely when the show picks up again in the fall.  Michael Pitt did carry a lot of weight in the plot, however, so I'm wondering who will end up stepping up to carry half of it, because I don't think Steve Buscemi's character can lead the show alone, unless Nucky turns into some kind of cold hard killer, but I doubt he'd change that much.

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Waterhouse from Columbus is reading Bullet Park, John Cheever December 12, 2011 - 7:22am

The scene in the penultimate episode in which James is strangling his mother, whom we find out he fucked when he was in college, and killing is father who attacks him was amazing, especially with Oedipus, I mean James, walking away with the limp that gave the classical character his name. It was a scene worthy of Sophocles, but I knew after that scene that James would not last the final episode of the season; I was wrong in my thoughts in who would kill him. That Enoch did was a great surprise but it bodes well for season three as we finally see Nucky acting for himself and not through proxies.

If anything I am expecting season three to be even more amazing.

And I want the shoes Buscemi wears in the opening theme and credits...

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Liana from Romania and Texas is reading Naked Lunch December 12, 2011 - 7:03pm

Jimmy, no! Tell me it ain't so.....!!! I hope the actor gets transfered to another cool HBO miniseries. But I do think Jimmy was in some ways more interesting than Nucky. He had a tragic aura, and I guess I can see how he had to die, it was somewhat redemptive for him.

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Nathan from Louisiana (South of New Orleans) is reading Re-reading The Rust Maidens by Gwendolyn Kiste, The Bone Weaver's Orchard by Sarah Read December 12, 2011 - 5:16pm

Here I am! ahaha -Yeah, I didn't see this coming but I did start thinking that something was up when Jimmy wanted to go meet Nucky alone.

Jimmy was my absolute favorite character. I'm actually sad to see him go, but from a writer's perspective, Balls. Something the Sons of Anarchy finale didn't have. 

I give a standing ovation to the balls that it took to pull the trigger on Jimmy. All this talk about not watching next season is crazy considering that we now know the writers are not afraid to take chances and will put story first. 

Nucky's a full blown gangster now and everything about last night's episode was exciting to watch. Then they throw that cherry on top with Margaret donating the property to the Church! haaahaha

As far as who steps up to carry the other half? Well there's always that young irish killer working Jimmy's old job -you know the young irishman who fucked Nucky's wife! Bet there's some story there next season 'cause there's a lot going on with him and that will only complicate things while Nucky takes on his new enemies at the Church. Let's not forget about Al Capone either. 

And I'm wondering if Jimmy's mom makes nice friends with that half-faced assassin and goes after Nucky.

Waterhouse is right. Jimmy will be missed, sure -very much so, but the show will only get better from here if the writers keep up this momentum.

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Liana from Romania and Texas is reading Naked Lunch December 12, 2011 - 7:08pm

Oops sorry I called him Chalky, I always get those two names confused....... Of course, Enoch.

The Irish guy (see I can't even remember his name now) doesn't have enough charisma. But yes the show takes many chances and that's why it doesn't disappoint. I think even Margaret's character is quite unusual. She is not the typical sweet and innocent Old Country girl - she has her own deviousness.

I just think there's need for fresh blood to counter the disappearance of one strong character.

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Bekanator from Kamloops, British Columbia is reading Ugly Girls by Lindsay Hunter December 12, 2011 - 8:49pm

Owen is the Irish guy who had the fling with Margaret.  He's played by Charlie Cox, who I'm quite fond of, despite his jungle of chest hair.

I've been watching through Boardwalk Empire with the husband, and in the very first episode, Jimmy tells Nucky that he can't be half a gangster anymore, so it's nice to see that Nucky realized that Jimmy was right.  So, despite what I throught, it seems that Steve Buscemi is going to be doing a lot more in the next season.

It is sad to see Jimmy go.  He was an original character, so I'm wondering what's going to happen now with Gillian and Richard, the two characters who only really appeared on the show because of Jimmy. 

Something I am looking forward to is more Al Capone, for sure. 

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Nathan from Louisiana (South of New Orleans) is reading Re-reading The Rust Maidens by Gwendolyn Kiste, The Bone Weaver's Orchard by Sarah Read December 12, 2011 - 8:49pm

Check this out, Liana -apparently you're right -they plan on bringing a new character to balance out the equation: http://insidetv.ew.com/2011/12/11/boardwalk-empire-finale/

(I think it's on page 2 they start talking about Season 3)

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Bekanator from Kamloops, British Columbia is reading Ugly Girls by Lindsay Hunter December 12, 2011 - 8:50pm

It's pretty awesome how they say that Boardwalk Empire "out Game of Thronesed Game of Thrones".

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Nathan from Louisiana (South of New Orleans) is reading Re-reading The Rust Maidens by Gwendolyn Kiste, The Bone Weaver's Orchard by Sarah Read December 12, 2011 - 8:50pm

Posted my last response before seeing yours, Rebecca -they talk about that too in the link to EW -how Jimmy said that to Nucky early on. Good catch. 

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Nathan from Louisiana (South of New Orleans) is reading Re-reading The Rust Maidens by Gwendolyn Kiste, The Bone Weaver's Orchard by Sarah Read December 12, 2011 - 8:56pm

Can't wait for Game of Thrones. The new year will bring us Game of Thrones Season 2, the second half of Walking Dead 2, Justified Season 3, Treme Season 3 and Mad Men 5. All that before the final season of Breaking Bad. Not too shabby, eh?

And did anyone catch the pilot for Luck? It was interesting enough -hard to tell if it's going to be great, but...

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Cath Murphy from UK is reading Find out on the Unpr!ntable podcast December 13, 2011 - 12:38pm

I didn't rate Michael Pitt (Jimmy)'s acting until the season finale. Thought he was seriously outclassed by just about everyone else (but especially Dabney Coleman and Gretchen Moll).Then somehow he pulled it off when it mattered.Kudos to him.

I've been reviewing BE for Sound On Sight www.soundonsight.org - going to miss that but I'm hoping I'll pick the third season up next year. Until then I have Grimm to keep me busy.

Didn't see the pilot for Luck - sounds good though.

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Nathan from Louisiana (South of New Orleans) is reading Re-reading The Rust Maidens by Gwendolyn Kiste, The Bone Weaver's Orchard by Sarah Read December 13, 2011 - 4:12pm

See, and I thought he did great -both seasons. His acting made Jimmy for me. And Luck was just okay -full of good actors, but a little underwhelming for a pilot. I'll check out your reviews -thanks for the link, sounds great. I usually check out AV Club's reviews and then Spinetingler's for Breaking Bad.