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  • Syrette 16 Oct 2012 22:31:30 43,295 posts
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    Nucky is such a prick. The character is like a child with how he dotes after Billie Kent. I bet she's just using him anyway.

  • localnotail 17 Oct 2012 00:14:21 23,093 posts
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    Like Margaret said, he's picked the wrong one this time, she really doesn't need him, so he can't play his usual shining knight daddy role.

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

  • Syrette 23 Oct 2012 00:04:24 43,295 posts
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    What a boring episode.

  • Syrette 23 Oct 2012 00:37:11 43,295 posts
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    Also, I don't care one iota about the romantic storylines on this.

    I don't care about Margaret's relationships, I don't care about Billie Kent, I don't care about Harrow's potential love interest, Gillian Darmody is just creepy etc.

    Just give me nothing but gun battles, bootlegging, dodgy politics, Eli, Mickey, Rosetti, Rothstein, Lansky, Capone. Reemus, O'Banion, Means...

  • Deleted user 27 October 2012 20:19:31
    really? I loved this week as I do most weeks.

    I do agree though the Margaret needs to shot, very irritating.

    Love it when Capone is in any episode.
  • localnotail 5 Nov 2012 23:45:50 23,093 posts
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    Boom!

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

  • Deleted user 5 November 2012 23:54:37
    Holy. Fucking. Shit.

    This is easily the best thing on TV at the moment now that Breaking Bad is between seasons. Every episode is a masterpiece.
  • Trane 6 Nov 2012 00:02:39 4,050 posts
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    Awesome episode indeed. Finally a payoff from the Van Alden arc, I was getting terribly bored with him, he's seemed ready to crack for so long. Culminated in a great scene, they were scared of him as if he might have been the incredible hulk or something other-worldly.

    Could also read Al Capone's mind as he was grinning at Torrio.

    Rosetti just does not do subtle or half measures does he? Really looking forward to how that pans out and the season in general, roll on next week!
  • Trane 6 Nov 2012 09:10:50 4,050 posts
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    Just a random musing, this show has had a similar length run to The Walking Dead, and yet this has 8 pages of discussion compared to 60 odd.

    WTF >.<

    Edit - I guess TWD might have had better TV exposure initially, but still, meh.

    Edited by Trane at 09:18:12 06-11-2012
  • neilka 6 Nov 2012 10:52:20 15,848 posts
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    You did miss something, you must have been distracted by a flask sausage.

    A map is like comparing velocity and speed.

  • Syrette 6 Nov 2012 20:40:10 43,295 posts
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    GameOverYeah wrote:
    Nook is having it away with the actress broad.
    Er...

  • Syrette 6 Nov 2012 21:06:27 43,295 posts
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    Edited by Syrette at 21:06:47 06-11-2012

  • localnotail 6 Nov 2012 22:02:01 23,093 posts
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    I love the Van Alden arc, his "wife" is brilliant, so pragmatic. I wonder if he is lost forever from his puritan path or if he can pull off some amazing mole job and be returned to the Bureau?

    Gillian is such a piece of work, the funeral scene was awkward, Harrow's contempt is mounting.

    All the threads, spinning & twisting... makes me wonder just how many seasons this will run?

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

  • Syrette 6 Nov 2012 22:09:43 43,295 posts
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    5 I reckon.

    Luciano, Lansky and Capone aren't big players yet like they became in reality. Definitely hinting at Capone moving up in the world in this ep though.

  • localnotail 6 Nov 2012 22:15:12 23,093 posts
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    Oh yes - his boss has lost the fight since the visit to Europe. Definitely time for Al to step up. That meeting in the knacker's yard was hilarious - probably partly because the other boss reminds me of Richie Cunningham from Happy Days.

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

  • Syrette 19 Nov 2012 23:22:22 43,295 posts
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    Amazing episode. Utterly gripping from first to last, masterfully directed.

    The whole Owen thing had me almost clapping it was so good. I love the use of juxtaposed light when Margaret had her conversations with Nucky and Owen respectively. It was kind of building up to someone happening to her and Owen in terms of their relationship, I think Margaret knew something like this would happen if they didn't leave sooner rather than later and it's exactly why she wanted to leave. Fascinated to see what happens with her and Nucky now he realises she was having an affair. Not to mention her pregnancy.

    Wonder what Rothstein will do now Lansky and Luciano have betrayed him. Also what Capone plans for Van Aalden.

    Also pondering whether Rosetti's guy is going to turn on him after that. Hopefully he will.


    Edited by Syrette at 23:30:41 19-11-2012

  • Deleted user 19 November 2012 23:26:27
    This is probably one of the best seasons of anything, ever.

    A genuine masterpiece.
  • localnotail 19 Nov 2012 23:38:01 23,093 posts
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    I love how as the series builds it appears to set everything up to play out one way and then continually throws up more questions and challenges and bad decisions and chances. It's like watching a chess game that turns into a knife fight. On the edge of a volcano. No way of knowing how anyone will come out of it, although probably best to not be a love interest of a main character.

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

  • graysonavich 20 Nov 2012 00:26:51 7,320 posts
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    I've just finished series 1 after almost forcing myself through the last few episodes. The writing feels a decade or so out of date, but I love the setting. Even if the blue screens are a little rushed looking at times.

    Is series 2 (and onwards) more of the same? I really dont care enough about any of the characters after 12 hours for that to carry me through alone. The only one thats even remotely interesting is the sniper guy with half a face. Says a lot considering how little screen time he's had.
  • localnotail 20 Nov 2012 00:31:58 23,093 posts
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    I think both writing and performances have got better with each series, so I'd advise sticking with it. There is more of the guy you like, and it develops nicely after the first series' scene-setting.

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

  • matrim83 20 Nov 2012 09:29:57 5,587 posts
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    That scene on the beach with Gyp and the shovel was hard to watch. Infact almost every scene with him is really intense. Always feels like horrifying violence is a heartbeat away.

    Loving it.

    Valar morghulis.

  • monkehhh 26 Nov 2012 22:07:41 3,294 posts
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    So good!
  • Syrette 26 Nov 2012 22:18:31 43,295 posts
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    Finale is going to be ridiculous. Primary reason:

  • Syrette 26 Nov 2012 22:46:51 43,295 posts
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    Recognise anyone?

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