Boardwalk Empire: Season 3 (Blu-ray)
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- 6 Audio Commentaries with cast and crew
- Episodic Preview/Recaps
- Season 2 Recap
- Distilling Season 2
- New Characters
- Boardwalk Empire – Director’s Chair
- Scorsese on Season 3
- Boardwalk Chronicle
- American Empires
Top Customer Reviews
After Margaret's stunt at the end of Season 2, the Thompson's marriage goes on the rocks, with both eventually guilty of extramarital affairs, Nucky indulging first and most blatantly and Margaret's situation undoubtedly complicated by her daughter's polio diagnosis adding another hurdle to her easily leaving Nucky. That is soon the least of Nucky's problems, however, with deranged Gyp Rosetti - played with scenery chewing relish by Bobby Cannavale - making a play for AC and sending Nucky into a battle for not only his power, but his life.
The series begins the process of developing historical figures like Meyer Lansky, Al Capone (Stephen Graham in a performance that has some fans making noises about wanting him to headline a series about Capone's Eliot Ness years after Boardwalk is over) and Charles Luciano (not so lucky yet) into the legendary figures that many people have at least a passing knowledge of. It also does equally well with it's fictional characters, notably Michael Kenneth Williams' winning Chalky White and Gretchen Mol's increasingly disturbing Gillian Darmody. Van Alden takes a bit of a backburner, but finds himself in the most deliciously ironic situation of the entire cast when he is around. The heart of the series, however, is undoubtedly Jack Huston's magnificent Richard Harrow, who's the closest thing the story has to a hero in a world where everyone's morally ambiguous.Read more ›
How could anyone not like this operatic,Jacobean take on the early prohibition years?
However ,we hope it is not the last of Nucky,Arthur,Chalky,our errant Federal agent now in the pay of Al,the depicable and self righteous hypocrite Margaret,and the rest of the damaged,revenging insane,greedy plotting gangsters,corrupt politicians and molls.
Boardwalk Empire deserves to go on its way through the prohibition years.Dare we hope the 'untouchables' and Hoover will arrive eventually with their machine guns too?
The sources are so rich and the quality of the writing and production are so good that the series could go on and on to at least series six or seven like 'Breaking Bad'.
How good of HBO to give usanother timely parable.Things haven't changed since their other fictional series 'Rome'.Life is still about survival and all the rest is the thin veneer of civilisation and education which keeps us from complete anarchy.
June 20, 2013
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Fantastic Series. Based on a a true character and history, it was a unique look at the 1920's and 1930's. So addicting! Will re-watch it at a later date. Read morePublished 6 days ago by Jeannie Sigut
Just finished watching the series. We liked it a lot and if you're looking for a good medium from the 1920's bootlegging era, then you might enjoy this one.Published 16 days ago by Yaser A.
One of the classic series from HBO that was very popular. It takes place during the probation area during bootlegging in the early 19th century.Published 21 days ago by clarence