The Boardwalk Empire: HBO mafia drama

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  • Trane 27 Jul 2010 08:13:19 4,053 posts
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    So I just read about this, a new period drama about the prohibition era - a joint effort from Terence Winter (one of the main writers from the sopranos) and Martin Scorsese. It's a HBO production.

    Trailer

    Looks like something I'm gonna love....
  • FWB 27 Jul 2010 08:14:39 44,585 posts
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    Omar!
  • Trane 27 Jul 2010 08:21:34 4,053 posts
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    \o/
  • sirtacos 27 Jul 2010 08:37:58 7,280 posts
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    This looks positively awesome. The fact that Omar's in it = win
  • Trane 27 Jul 2010 19:51:46 4,053 posts
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    I get the feeling there are a lot of people here who may be interested in this show but are missing the ambiguous thread title =/

    Amy mod fancy changing the title to something like 'Boardwalk Empire: HBOs latest Mafia drama' or anything slightly more imformative.

    Ta.
  • Deleted user 27 July 2010 19:54:44
    It's just that it's a while off; you're a bit lttp with the thread too ;)
  • Trane 27 Jul 2010 20:02:32 4,053 posts
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    :)

    I fancied I wouldn't be the first to have heard of it, but a quick search for topics didn't yield anything so I figured I'd open up some discussion.

    Kinda looks/feels like a blend of The Sopranos and Mad Men to me, which would be awesome.
  • Deleted user 27 July 2010 20:07:07
    I take it you're also aware of the upcoming HBO Milch/Mann/Hoffman vehicle Luck?
  • Trane 27 Jul 2010 20:16:50 4,053 posts
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    Yes mate :) I'm a massive Michael Mann fan, Last of the Mohicans is still may favourite film ever, also love Heat.
  • figgis 27 Jul 2010 20:22:27 7,376 posts
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    I get much more excited about TV than films these days. The new Game Of Thrones adaptation looks good too.
  • Trane 27 Jul 2010 20:29:08 4,053 posts
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    figgis wrote:
    I get much more excited about TV than films these days. The new Game Of Thrones adaptation looks good too.

    Agreed. I actually maintain that The Sopranos, The Wire, Deadwood and Band of Brothers are actually better viewing than any film I've seen to date.

    I recognise it's slightly unfair to compare two fundamentally different forms of entertainment, but it's just my opinion.

    Not read much into Game of Thrones, I'm pretty new to fantasy and am nearly up-to-date with Steven Eriksons Malazan books (which are phenomenal btw) but two of my freinds have bookshelves full of the stuff, and they were explaining a bit about GoT to me, sounds like it could be great.
  • otto Moderator 27 Jul 2010 20:32:28 49,320 posts
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    If you like Steven Erikson (I don't) then you'll love Game of Thrones, it's loads better.

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  • Trane 27 Jul 2010 20:36:48 4,053 posts
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    Really otto? The Malazan books are what I was recommended after reading LotR and Lankhmar (sp?).

    I think they're fantastic reading, although the first book was a bit difficult to get to grips with.

    Dunno whether I should just ignore the GoT series for a few years then and read the books instead =/

    PS - Cheers for the title change.
  • Deleted user 27 July 2010 20:42:56
    Pre-2000 Steve Erickson otoh is the shit imho...
  • otto Moderator 27 Jul 2010 20:52:59 49,320 posts
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    Matter of taste, of course, but I found the two I read (just the first two) unbearably dull. Game of Thrones on the other hand is just non-stop rip-roaring fun.

    say no to Eurogamer sigs

  • President_Weasel 27 Jul 2010 21:52:29 9,341 posts
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    Trane wrote:
    So I just read about this, a new period drama about the prohibition era - a joint effort from Terence Winter (one of the main writers from the sopranos) and Martin Scorsese. It's a HBO production.

    Trailer

    Looks like something I'm gonna love....

    DO WANT

    It's got Omar, it's got Steve Buscemi, it's got Billy Bremner as Al Capone!
  • MrDigital 26 Aug 2010 20:22:01 1,866 posts
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    New, longer trailer

    This looks so good. Can't wait!

    Formerly TheStylishHobo and Geesh.

  • urban 26 Aug 2010 20:22:53 10,945 posts
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    When is release?
  • MrDigital 26 Aug 2010 20:23:19 1,866 posts
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    September the 19th.

    Formerly TheStylishHobo and Geesh.

  • FWB 26 Aug 2010 20:25:32 44,585 posts
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    Man... with lack of forensics it would have been so much easier to rape the land back then.

    Interesting to see Steve as a leader, since he's never played that kind of role before. Always tends to be the sneaky one.
  • Trane 18 Sep 2010 15:40:55 4,053 posts
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    Heads up folks - kicks off on HBO tomorrow, I shall probably watch it Tuesday once I've got hold of a good torrent.

    \o/
  • BinaryBob101 20 Sep 2010 17:20:17 22,988 posts
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    So, this was aired last night and is available from all good download shops. Can't wait to watch tonight!

    The Grumpy Vaper

  • askew 20 Sep 2010 17:22:11 12,291 posts
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    Likewise. A double-header of Mad Men and Boardwalk: class!
  • LFMartins 20 Sep 2010 20:17:42 5,704 posts
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    It´s good, really good. Steve Buscemi and Michael Pitt were great, the production values are amazing and I just can´t wait for next week´s episode.
  • Kostabi 20 Sep 2010 20:43:32 4,932 posts
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    Aye, Boardwalk and Mad Men on the same night is all kinds of goodness.

    I can't wait to see how this one progresses, first episode was really rather good and definitely up there with opening episodes of the better HBO shows.
  • Dougs 20 Sep 2010 21:03:58 67,821 posts
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    Any word on being picked up over here?
  • askew 20 Sep 2010 21:17:34 12,291 posts
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    Should be on Sky (HD) in the new year.
  • Dougs 20 Sep 2010 21:29:11 67,821 posts
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    \o/

    They're not going to do a Pacific and stick it on the movie channels though?
  • localnotail 20 Sep 2010 21:38:12 23,093 posts
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    it's on it's way, shall report back :) Looking forward to this greatly, we were in Atlantic City last year, it's an odd place.

    A strange game. The only winning move is not to play.

  • BinaryBob101 20 Sep 2010 21:49:19 22,988 posts
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    It was ok I guess. To be honest, it was nothing new and I found bits of it a little clichéd and hackneyed. I think if I see one more Scorcese freeze frame then I'll scream.

    Buscemi was good though/

    The Grumpy Vaper

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