Boardwalk Empire “Resolution” Review

"What the f*** is life it it’s not personal?" – Gyp Rosetti

The third season of Boardwalk Empire premiered this week and served as more of a catch up for the characters that lived to see the start of the New Year – 1923 to be exact. The episode was also an introduction to a few new faces that are sure to make this season exciting.

With the murder of Jimmy Darmondy in the second season finale, Boardwalk Empire simply became a show loosely based on real life mobsters for me. I was quite invested in Jimmy’s story and wanted to see him make it to the end of the series. Jimmy’s story as a veteran, victim of incest, a former college student turned fledgling gangster, etc. made the show much more than mobsters, bootlegging, guns and showgirls. When he made the grave mistake of partnering up with his aging, useless father and took part in the botched plan to murder Nucky, I knew the cherub-faced, World War I veteran would not make it out alive. His murder turned him to one of many faceless, nameless wanna be gangsters from any given time period who was cut down before his prime because of a bad decision. Although realistic, I thought his character deserved better than that. Read More... 


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