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Anyone excited about this show? It's premiering Sunday on HBO. Personally, I love Steve Buscemi, and the premise of the show sounds like the HBO shows that I really love (like The Wire and Deadwood).

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It sounds like a winner. I like that we'll meet Capone, Lucky and others, before they were household names.

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Yep. I plan on giving Boardwalk 2 episodes to see if it is worth keeping HBO for. The Season finale of True Blood was a major let down. Showtime has been doing better with their original programing. Dexter is coming back, The Big C has me watching, and I still enjoy weeds.

The show I am really looking forward to is Breaking Bad, and I don't think it's due back until spring :(

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So far, so good. I enjoyed the premier. Does anyone know if there's any factual basis for the timeline and characters?

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So far the story line of the known gangster is fairly accurate. Colosimo was killed by Chicago mobsters because he was standing in the way or bootlegging. I think it will be like Deadwood and grab historical reference when it makes sense.

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Hopefully results in a stronger narrative than Deadwood. ;)

Downloaded the torrent last night. Not sure if something this expensive, helmed by a major director, qualifies as a 'pilot,' but if so it seemed to do everything right. It's a great base to run. Now let's see how they focus on story. Not sure I've seen so many beautiful female characters in a TV show before (though they've not received much screen time yet). And the sets and compositions and edits were nearly perfect. Makes Mad Men appear a stylistic facade in comparison. Fingers crossed.

Plus nice to see Omar again. ;)

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I think this show has found its groove. Episode two and three were good, IMO they tried to squeeze too much into the first episode.

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I was thoroughly enjoying until the midget boxing... I have a genuine phobia of little people.

But in all seriousness, it's very movie-like.

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Well it wrapped up nicely, I thought. Some interesting turns. All in all, a pretty solid first season. Definitely one that I'll continue to watch.

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I've just started watching the new season with the first two episodes and its still keeping me entertained as it picks up pace. Its hard to watch this show and not have a drink.

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Watched the last episode last night and I thought the series finished strongly.

I guess I could have lived without one or two seasons but overall, it was a real pleasure to watch unfold.

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Watched the last episode last night and I thought the series finished strongly.

I guess I could have lived without one or two seasons but overall, it was a real pleasure to watch unfold.

Agreed, just watched the last episode today. Great finale. The whole series was a slow burn, full of really wonderful performances, not a single stinker in the whole cast.

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