Tag: HBO

Boardwalk Empire “A Return to Normalcy” – review

reviewed by Mike Dennis The sun rises over a calm sea, gently lapping at the shores of Atlantic City. The boardwalk stirs to life, as people drift out of an all-night party in Babette’s. Nucky and Margaret stroll over to…

Boardwalk Empire “Paris Green” – review

Review by Mike Dennis You give women the right to vote and next thing you know, they’re giving you all kinds of lip. They’re even like, implying that they should have some say in whether or not they get pregnant.…

Boardwalk Empire “The Emerald City” – review

Reviewed by Mike Dennis Richard “Half-Face” Harrow has arrived in Atlantic City at Jimmy’s behest. He’s staying at Margaret’s house, guarding her and her children. This guy was a sniper in World War I and you can be sure Nucky…

Boardwalk Empire “Hold Me in Paradise” – review

Reviewed by Mike Dennis Nucky goes to Chicago and suddenly, things begin to pull together. Who could’ve guessed? First of all, Eli removes his SS uniform and dons a suit so he can sit at Nucky’s desk. He obsessively rearranges…

Boardwalk Empire “Family Limitation” – review

Review by Mike Dennis Whoa! This show is back. After drifting off into a sort of unreality for a few weeks, the series’ latest episode has put it back on track. The story arc thickened considerably, and the characters are…

Boardwalk Empire “The Ivory Tower” – review

Review by Mike Dennis The hijacking of a truckload of bootleg liquor bound for New York is so far proving to be the central event in this unfolding HBO series. Johnny Torrio has the booze now, over Big Jim Colosimo’s…

Treme, Episode 3, “Right Place, Wrong Time.” – review

Treme, Episode 3, “Right Place, Wrong Time.” Story by David Mills and David Simon, teleplay by David Mills, directed by Ernest Dickerson Episode 3 of Treme, “Right Place, Wrong Time.” Was all about transitions, further character development and was also…

Treme “Do You Know What It Means” – review

Treme, episode 1: “Do You Know What It Means” Written by David Simon and Eric Overmyer; directed by Agnieszka Holland. Starring John Goodman, Michiel Huisman, Wendell Pierce, Clarke Peters, Khandi Alexander, Steve Zahn, Kim Dickens, Rob Brown, Melissa Leo I’ve…

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