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Boardwalk Empire Sneak Preview 4.3: Honey, Sunny

Continuing with my sneak preview reviews of Boardwalk Empire - this one of 4.3 - courtesy of screeners from Starpulse, guaranteed to be spoiler free, and to be followed this Sunday with a proper re... http://www.starpulse.com/news/Paul_Levinson/2013/09/20/boardwalk_empire_sneak_preview_43_hone?ref_src=news_rss

Behind the Candelabra, Boardwalk Empire Win Big at Creative Arts Emmys

  HBO's  Behind the Candelabra  cleaned up at Sunday's Creative Arts Emmy Awards, winning eight trophies at the ceremony. Among the Liberace biopic's accolades in the Miniseries, Movie or Special genre were Outstanding Casting, Outstanding Costumes, Outstanding Prosthetic Makeup and Outstanding Sound Editing.   Read More...     http://www.tvguide.com/News/Creative-Arts-Emmys-Behind-Candelabra-Boardwalk-Empire-1070371.aspx?rss=breakingnews

Boardwalk Empire: Is a New "King" Coming to Atlantic City?

Get ready to meet a different kind of gangster on  Boardwalk Empire . On Sunday's episode (9/8c, HBO) Nucky ( Steve Buscemi ) & Co. will meet Dr. Valentin Narcisse (guest star  Jeffrey Wright ), a Harlem crime lord who is drawn to Atlantic City to investigate the disappearance of one of his talent scouts — aka the man Dunn Purnsley ( Erik LaRay Harvey ) murdered in the Season 4 premiere. Needless to say, Narcisse comes to Chalky ( Michael K. Williams ) looking for answers.    Read More... http://www.tvguide.com/News/Boardwalk-Empire-Jeffrey-Wright-1070347.aspx?rss=breakingnews

The SideReel Center for Breaking Bad Rehabilitation

Breaking the Habit You can feel the first pangs of withdrawal starting.  After all, you've had a relationship with Breaking Bad   for 5 years, and now they just expect you to quit cold turkey?  Don't they know that's not how the  meth  critically-acclaimed cable drama game goes? Turns out that's exactly how it goes. Sure, there's that  Better Call Saul  spinoff happening, but it's just not the same,  so before you go all  Trainspotting , we've put together a list of suggestions of shows that will ease the harsh comedown . They're all excellent dramas and any one of them should bind to the correct receptors in your brain — and think of all the time you'll have now on Sundays to devote to them! Turns out quitting has its perks.   Luther  S1E1 : Episode 1 If there's one thing Walter White could always do on  Breaking Bad , it was compartmentalize. Detective Chief Inspector John Luther (portrayed by the always-brilliant Idris Elba) is not quite as able. His work not only comes home with him, it consumes him. Unable to arrest Alice Morgan, a genius-level psychotic, for the murder of her parents, he ends up drawn to her in an intimate way, consumed by his quest to put logic to sociopathy.   Rescue Me  S1E1 : Guts Talk about an antihero. Dennis Leary's Tommy Gavin, a veteran New York City fireman and 9/11 survivor, is a self-destructive alcoholic with anger management issues. Not only that, but all of Gavin's friends and family are problem-laden as he is, which, over the course of 7 seasons, leads to a lot of heartbreak, violence, and despair. Sounds like a really fun time, I know, but  Rescue Me  was far from a run-of-the-mill cable drama — it was the first show that truly took       the post-Giuliani New York ethos to its logical (if extreme) conclusion.   Sons of Anarchy  S1E1 : Pilot It's not all sunshine and daisies in Charming. This (fictional) Northern California town is home to the Sons of Anarchy Motorcycle Club, a tortured — and occasionally torturous — motorcycle gang that really, truly tries to live by a moral code. Keeping drugs out of your town = good; using violence and intimidation to do so = effective, albeit maybe-kind-of-sort-of unethical?  Sons of Anarchy  is practically a Greek tragedy in scope, so don't get too attached to anyone.   The Fall  S1E1 : Episode 1 Like   Luther  above,  The Fall  is a British import in which a devoted cop tries to get inside the head of PURE EVIL. You might think I'm joking, but in this case, the serial killer has reached Buffalo Bill levels of depravity while playing the devoted husband and father at home. Gillian Anderson trots out her British accent (which she comes by honestly, having spent part of her childhood in England) as a detective who sees herself in the murdered young, professional women.   Boardwalk Empire  S1E1 : Pilot It's always a nice thing when character actors get a chance to star, and the cast of  Boardwalk Empire , HBO 's visually arresting Prohibition-set drama, is made up entirely of character actors. Taking a look at gang activity and political corruption in 1920s and '30s Atlantic City, New Jersey, this Steve Buscemi vehicle doesn't skimp on the sex, violence, and all-around crazy evilness that comes with prolonged exposure to the Jersey Shore.*   Homeland  S1E1 : Pilot All is fair in love and war... and psychiatric disorders and brainwashing and terrorism, according to Showtime 's Homeland , an adaptation of the Israeli series Prisoners of War . Claire Danes' CIA agent Carrie Matheson is on a mission to prove that the recently returned POW Nicholas Brody has been turned by the terrorist group that captured him. Complicating this is her battle with bipolar disorder, and the fact that, uh, [Spoiler Alert]  she bangs him. Basically, everyone on this     show could be the unreliable narrator of a Dostoevsky novel, and it's pretty damn glorious.   Homicide: Life on the Street  S1E1 : Gone for Goode Alone on this list in both provenenance (an American broadcast TV drama) and age (it debuted in 1993), Baltimore-set  Homicide: Life on the Street was the precursor to The Wire . Following the personal and professional lives of the detectives of the Baltimore Police Department's Homicide Division and featuring a brilliant ensemble cast, the series was one of the first to really take a look at the complex motivations that drive street crime in a large, decaying city, and frankly, every                subtly layered, morally muddled crime drama owes this forerunner a huge debt.   The Sopranos  S1E1 : The Sopranos This mob drama (set in North Jersey, of course*), one of the defining shows of the 2000s, started out with crime boss Tony Soprano (the late James Gandolfini) in therapy to deal with panic issues related to, well, being in the mafia. The 7-season run showed the tribulations of both of Tony's families, and was arguably the first television drama to accurately display classic existentialist angst  — a trait exemplified by its polarizing series finale. *I would apologize for the Jersey jokes, but I grew up there, so I'm entitled.   Now, if you've seen ALL of these, then please, take a break (and maybe get a drink) and go watch some  comedies . For real.   Leah E. Friedman is the editor of SideReel.com. You can follow her musings on Twitter .

'Boardwalk Empire' 4.2 Sneak Preview Review

Continuing with my sneak preview reviews of Boardwalk Empire - this one of 4.2 - courtesy of screeners from Starpulse, guaranteed to be spoiler free, and to be followed this Sunday with a proper re... http://www.starpulse.com/news/Paul_Levinson/2013/09/10/boardwalk_empire_42_sneak_preview_revi?ref_src=news_rss

'Boardwalk Empire' Season Four Premiere Viewership Down From Season Three

The fourth season premiere of Boardwalk Empire debuted with 2.4 million viewers.  Read More... http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/Tvbythenumbers/~3/UC8YpNk80ig/

‘Boardwalk Empire’ Premiere Dips Slightly; Rival AMC Drama ‘Breaking Bad’ Draws 5.1M

Amid a competitive Sunday night, HBO’s “Boardwalk Empire” premiered its fourth season slightly down from last season’s opener, while AMC’s “Breaking Bad,” which also aired Sunday night, fell short of its own premiere numbers last month, but outdrew “Boardwalk” by a substantial amount. The initial 9 p.m. airing of the HBO drama, which stars Steve Buscemi as bootlegger Enoch “Nucky” Thompson, drew 2.4 million total viewers — off from the 2.9 million that the Season 3 premiere grabbed last year.   Read More... http://www.thewrap.com/boardwalk-empire-premieres-slightly-down-from-last-season/

'Boardwalk Empire' Music Supervisor Randall Poster on Bringing 1920s 'Hits' into 2013 (Q&A)

The just-released Volume 2 of the show's soundtrack features period-appropriate contributions by Elvis Costello, Liza Minnelli, Patti Smith, The National’s Matt Berninger and David Johansen, among others.   Read More...          http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/thr/television/~3/8vy5UCjeqjk/story01.htm

'Boardwalk Empire' 4.02 Preview: New Law Officer Bothers Nucky

Nucky meets Dr. Valentin Narcisse in light of the loss of an employee, and Van Alden is tasked to keep close to Al Capone.  Read More... http://www.aceshowbiz.com/news/view/00063988.html

Boardwalk Empire Season 4 Premiere 2013 “New York Sour”

Boardwalk Empire  “New York Sour” Season 4 Episode 1 airs Sunday September 8, 2013 (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET/PT) on HBO. Episode Synopsis:  “New York Sour” – Following his battle with Gyp Rosetti, Nucky makes a peace offering to Joe Masseria (Ivo Nandi) while working the odds with Arnold Rothstein. While Chalky is busy running the Onyx Club on the Boardwalk, the impulsive Dunn Purnsley (Erik LaRay Harvey) clashes with a booking agent. Fresh-faced Federal Agent Warren Knox arrives in Atlantic City to learn the ropes from Agent Sawicki (Joseph Aniska). Gillian seeks custody of her grandson, Tommy (Brady Noon), while trying to find a “good” man to keep the Artemis Club afloat. Eli’s college-age son, Willie (Ben Rosenfield), turns to Nucky for career advice. Al Capone enlists his brothers, Frank and Ralph, to help him expand his business in the Chicago suburb of Cicero. Richard Harrow returns to his violent ways. Read More... http://www.tvequals.com/2013/09/08/boardwalk-empire-premiere-2013-new-york-sour/
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