It's hard to believe that the final season of Boardwalk Empire is already half-over. Time is running out for HBO's consistently brilliant but often overlooked period piece. And while this season hasn't always delivered the 'good stuff,' it's still better than most dramas on TV and deserved a longer shelf life. But it's about the bottom line. How many people are tuning in? How much does it cost? Or should I say, "Cuánto?"
The first two episodes of the final season of Boardwalk Empire were focused on the past and how "those who cannot remember it are condemned to repeat it;" and yet, as this week illustrates, George Santayana's other famous quote is equally apt for Season 5 (and the series as a whole) so far: "Only the dead have seen the end of war."
Despite what the Emmys would have you believe, Boardwalk Empire was easily one of the most 'Outstanding Drama Series' last season. Maybe, the most outstanding. Why dwell in the past? It seems fitting since the first installment of the bootlegging series' fifth season, "Golden Days for Boys and Girls," is also preoccupied with looking back. It's legacy time.
Boardwalk Empire has always been a series about enterprise and chance, about men and women, but mostly men, and the careers that lead them on certain paths. Tonight, HBO premiered the fifth and final season of the acclaimed drama, and just a few minutes into the first episode of the season, the show put together an iconic and historically-tied scene that might just be the most mentally disturbing thing I’ve ever witnessed on television.
We are only one day away from HBO premiering the final season of its critically acclaimed drama Boardwalk Empire. The subscription cable network has already released plenty of footage for the final installation, but this weekend HBO released a clip that will make fans think about life after prohibition and highlights the time hop leading into Season 5.
Even though it didn't kill in the ratings, Boardwalk Empire was one of the best shows on TV last year and HBO's bootlegging drama will be back for its fifth and final season this September. The first look doesn't show too much footage but the choice quotes should still get fans excited.
According to the rumor professionals at Latino Review, sources are saying Boardwalk Empire star Charlie Cox “is looking like he’s going to be Marvel’s Daredevil.” This of course doesn’t mean that Marvel has actually hired him, or that Cox himself is even aware of this tidbit.
HBO series are coming to Amazon Prime. This sounds like a pretty big get for Amazon, especially considering HBO hasn't regularly made their series available through streaming video services outside of their own HBO Go. The multiyear deal will not only include a number of popular previously-aired series, but also eventually some of HBO's current series, Girls and The Newsroom included.
Over the past four seasons, Boardwalk Empire has fractured its central plotline and split its principal characters into different cities, leaving fans to wonder how the writers could possibly tie it all back together. Now, it seems they have one season and one season only to pull off the seemingly impossible.
A lot of people died on television in 2013. Maybe the number of small-screen fatalities are always this high but it sure seems like the past year went above and beyond in the death department. Big series offing two, three even four major characters was commonplace. No one is safe, especially on cable. Here are ten shows that featured some of the year's most memorable and/or shocking losses.
2013 has been a great year for television, so narrowing down our list of favorites was no easy task. As TV Blend has numerous writers with varying tastes in TV shows, we decided to go solo this year in sharing our Top 5 lists of the best series of 2013. This is Jesse's list, which begins with...
"Two clichés make us laugh. A hundred clichés move us. For we sense dimly that the clichés are talking among themselves, and celebrating a reunion." At the end of "Farewell Daddy Blues," the fourth season finale of HBO's Boardwalk Empire, Umberto Eco's famous quote came to mind. The way that the drama chose to write off one of its more popular characters was fitting and emotional, and yet exactly the kind of interplay of clichés the great Italian writer is talking about.
HBO brought out the big guns for the fantastic and fateful finale of Boardwalk Empire with "Farewell Daddy Blues" directed by Tim Van Patten and written by series creator Terrence Winter. And with last night's episode being the last of the sensational fourth season, of course things were going to pop off while the series firmly stuck the landing. A sad, sad landing.
That's got to be it for the slow burn for the fourth season of Boardwalk Empire as "Havre de Grace" brought almost every conflict to a head just in time for the finale. Well, not every storyline was pushed to the edge during the penultimate episode since most of the threads outside Atlantic City were already set up for a big, and most likely bloody finishes last week or even the one before. A slow burn with a lot of wicks to watch.
After last night's illuminating trip down the "White Horse Pike," only two episodes remain in the terrific season of Boardwalk Empire. The two previous installments were more focused than usual, with the period drama concentrating on fewer threads and characters each week in order to position all the storylines for the end of Season 4. To say the action is heating up on the Boardwalk would be an understatement.