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'Boardwalk Empire' - 'The Age of Reason': When life gives you lemons...

A review of tonight's "Boardwalk Empire" coming up just as soon as I catch your meaning... 

"The Age of Reason" is the last of the episodes that HBO sent out before season 2 began, and when I watched it, I half-wished the initial screener package had ended with "Gimcrack and Bunkum." I was on such a high after the Richard/Jimmy scene, the Eli/Nucky fight and the other great moments, and then brought back down a bit by an episode that spends a lot of time with Agent Van Alden, and with Nucky back to his more buttoned-down, less compelling self. 

Still, if "The Age of Reason" isn't the most exciting episode of the season's first half, it's important in the way it sets various things in motion for the second half. It's an episode about faith, but also about contingencies. You can pray to whatever deity you believe in, and try to connect with Him spiritually, but you'd sure as hell better have a backup plan in place in the event He doesn't solve your problems for you. Read More...


http://www.hitfix.com/blogs/whats-alan-watching/posts/boardwalk-empire-the-age-of-reason-when-life-gives-you-lemons
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