Anybody else watch this show? I've really gotten into this show the past two seasons, but suddenly with such a dramatic season two ending where they decided to kill off the second star of the show (also my favorite character), I'm wondering whether or not I will continue to watch once season 3 comes back. I'm assuming that the next couple of season will have something to do with the rise of Al Capone, but I really found myself connecting with the cast, and story line, and now it's completely over. I'm not sure if this show will last, or if the story line is going to remain legit. Anyone got any thoughts on the show and the ending to season2?
Congrats on spoiling the show!
"They decided to kill off the second star of the show (also my favorite character)"
Anyone can figure out who you're referring to from just watching one episode.
I had watch only few episode of this show and i really liked it.
I really liked it, I'm really pumped about the next season now. I just started watching Game of Thrones on demand and that show is pretty sweet too.
Will have to check it out, just have not made it a priority yet. As far as Empire, well, you might guess from my name on this site that I have a slight interest in organized crime. "The Don", was an all in fun nickname because I was really into the Godfather and gangster films/culture. A few times, for my fraternity meetings or events, I slicked my hair back and "The Don" was born.
So, when I heard about "Boardwalk Empire", I was pretty cautious. I definitely studied a lot about major crime figures such as Arnold Rothstein, Lucky Luciano, Meyer Lansky and the notorious Al Capone. I did not want them to be sort of out of character or do things I could not picture them doing. Honestly, with this show, I have been pleasantly surprised.
I mean, hell if I know if Al Capone was friends with Jimmy Darmody, but I think that these characters probably dealt with each other in such a way. Lucky Luciano was really close with Meyer Lansky, plus while Lucky became the most powerful figure in the underworld, he was a thug who loved hookers and sold drugs. Capone was a freaking psycho and a relatively scary guy. Rothstein was a compulsive gambler with major connects.
I was not as familiar with the character Nucky Thompson is based on, but I actually like him. He is smart, he has his faults, but I think Steve Buscemi has been pretty awesome. Truthfully, I really liked that they took you on an unexpected turn. I for one was getting tired of Jimmy and he had it coming. He played things the wrong way and he was showing a lot of weakness.
My guess is, the show will definitely develop some new obstacles and rivals. I was not buying Jimmy as a leader though, neither was anybody else. Had he stuck with Nucky, or taken Nucky out like he had planned to, than it would have been gravy. But, he f*cked up and than came crawling back when it was apparent that Nucky had outsmarted him. His animosity towards Nucky was bullsh*t anyway and I love the line Nucky gave before smoking him. Nucky is a much more interesting character in my opinion and he has earned his respect with time. Jimmy just wanted to grab it when he was clearly not ready and not taken seriously enough. He was a button man (guy you send out to do a hit) trying to be a boss (like Nucky). Was not working.
I believe the show is going to bring in even more Mafia history as the Italian families will try to come over and take a piece. It is going to lead to war and a lot of people are going to be caught in the cross fire. Nucky is going to have to be a lot more fearful of being hit than going to prison, that is what I believe. Plus, we do not really know how Nucky feels about drugs. We know that Vito Corleone was not down with them, and that was decades after prohibition. I am not completely sure where they go from here, it could definitely get worse, but I am guessing they have a number of angles to play and while I thought Michael Pitt did a decent job playing Jimmy, I am guessing that we could see some really interesting characters appearing next season.
@iguapops: Dale has a point, man! I read this before I knew what happened. Next time, put SPOILER ALERT, or something.
I'd highly reccomend Game of Thrones, and the new season isn't out until April of 12 so you'll have plenty of time to watch the first season.
I heard an interview with Steve Buschemi on NPR when the series was first coming out and Nucky Thompson is based off a real guy name Nucky Johnson so I'd be curious to see if they follow the path of his life, with a few liberties I'm sure, or go off on their own thing. Either way, I'll be back for season 3.
Game of Thrones looks like it could be good. Do they jazz up the medieval factor, though, Joe? I don't want it to be all Harry Pottery and nerdy.
It's exaggerated and the cultures and setting are made up, but technology and styles are what they were in medieval times, like there are some super natural elements like Dragons, but it's not as far out as Harry Potter, and not all, but the majority of the main characters are adults so it doesn't have as kiddish feel, also there is tons of nudity and prostitutes so again, not really the nerdy or kid like feel. lol.