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Recap: 'Boardwalk Empire' Continues To Spin Its Wheels With 'Blue Bell Boy'

  • By Rodrigo Perez
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  • October 8, 2012 10:03 AM
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In retrospect, perhaps we’ve been too generous about the slow pace of “Boardwalk Empire” season three. After all, even one of our comrades at IndieWIRE, Anne Thompson, said she was dismayed at HBO’s decision to renew the show for a fourth season considering the molasses like rhythm of season three so far. It’s a wee bit hyperbolic a statement in the scheme of things, but it’s also a valid point: “Boardwalk Empire” has been moving painfully slow and the absence of the conflicted, but charming and handsome Jimmy Darmody (Michael Pitt) is still being felt like an ache. While the season could be seen as a mourning of such, everyone, and every plot line, is taking far too long to develop. As patient as we’ve been, we’d like the fog to lift, the metaphorical grieving to stop, and for everyone to move on and move forward.

HBO Renews 'Boardwalk Empire' For A Fourth Season

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 2, 2012 1:12 PM
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Nucky Thompson will still be watching Atlantic City like a hawk next year, for yet another installment. The critically acclaimed, Emmy-winning show (which recently picked up 4 statues for Directing, Art Direction, Cinematography and Special Visual Effects; in 2011, the show won 8 trophies) has been renewed for a fourth season. This is hardly a surprise as the show continues to do what it does best, with the slow-burning drama building up to a boil that is often compelling and unforgettable. "Boardwalk Empire" is only three episodes into its current ten-episode season three, but with more breathing room confirmed, we'll be eager to see where Terrence Winter and hiswriting team take their characters next.

Recap: Nucky & Gyp Rosetti Seemed Poised For A Showdown In ‘Boardwalk Empire’ Episode 3 'Bone For Tuna'

  • By Edward Davis
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  • October 1, 2012 10:04 AM
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While the opening two episodes of season three of “Boardwalk Empire” have been characteristically languid, the drama of this season seems to be finally coalescing; albeit still at a rather leisurely pace. But the character-driven show has always been more interested in the arcs and personal dilemmas of its various players over plot and yet, the show’s disparate arcs are starting to tether a little tighter, setting the stage for some larger showdowns down the road. The gait isn’t quick, but the wheels are in motion.

Recap: ‘Boardwalk Empire’ Season 3, Episode 2 -- 'Spaghetti And Coffee' -- Is More Slow Bridge Building

  • By Edward Davis
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  • September 24, 2012 10:05 AM
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If “Resolution,” the opening episode of “Boardwalk Empire” Season 3, was like the sleepy morning after awakening from the violent and explosive ending of Season 2, the unremarkable episode two of Season 3, “Spaghetti And Coffee,” was still in rebuilding mode; slowly setting up the events that will expand and surely boil over in this third season.

Review & Recap: 'Boardwalk Empire' Season 3 Opening Episode 'Resolution'

  • By Edward Davis
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  • September 17, 2012 1:35 PM
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Season 2 of the Terence Winter (“The Sopranos”) created, Martin Scorsese-exec-produced "Boardwalk Empire" ended in a spectacularly bloody and vengeful fashion that left many viewers in mourning (spoilers will follow for those who have not seen the show).

"How Many People Have You Killed?": New Trailer For 'Boardwalk Empire' Season 3 Promises A High Number For Many

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • August 27, 2012 9:19 AM
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Losing one of the series' most well-drawn characters alongside one of the least, season three of “Boardwalk Empire” has wasted no time in teasing the repercussions caused by the former's occurrence (sorry, Paz de la Huerta fans), and now a just-released teaser is here to continues that building tension.

Watch: New Trailers For Season 3 Of 'Treme' & 'Boardwalk Empire' With First Footage Of Bobby Cannavale

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • August 13, 2012 11:28 AM
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As “Veep” and “Girls” led successful seasons this past summer with their well-drawn characters and storylines, HBO is ready to plunge viewers back into pure atmosphere with the third seasons of its reliable recent shows, and we've got two new trailers for you to whet your appetite as the fall TV season beckons in the distance.

New Images Of Steve Buscemi, Michael K. Williams, Bobby Cannavale & More In 'Boardwalk Empire' Season 3

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 8, 2012 2:44 PM
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Yes, there are just a few weeks to go before the summer is over and the blitzkrieg of the fall festival and movie season begins. For most folks, all of these highly touted movies vying for awards and acclaim will be making a slow roll to theaters -- if they even arrive at all -- but HBO has got your entertainment needs covered. "Boardwalk Empire" is back in September, and a batch of new images are here to get you ready.

Third Seasons Of 'Boardwalk Empire' & 'Treme' Set September Premiere Dates

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 9, 2012 4:19 PM
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So you might be in the midst of "The Newsroom" and preparing yourself for "Breaking Bad" this weekend, but if you're worried about the lack of anything to watch on the small screen once those shows wrap up this summer, HBO has got you covered, with the third seasons of two acclaimed shows guaranteed to make sure that imprint on your couch doesn't lose its shape.

'Boardwalk Empire' Season 3 Premiere To Jump Ahead One Year After Season 2

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • May 1, 2012 4:23 PM
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A shot rang out in the second season finale of “Boardwalk Empire,” and according to the show’s creator Terence Winter, consider that jolt a jump into the future for season three, and a new direction for the show in general. Spoilers below!

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