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Boardwalk Empire: 10+ stars; Lack of Season 5: minus 7
on November 29, 2016
Let's be clear - Boardwalk Empire, every season, rates more than five stars. It's one of the most masterfully plotted stories on film today, weaving history with "coulda-been" together, and creating hugely flawed characters that you care about. The one-minus rating that brings so many of the reviews down is due to not including the last season as part of Amazon Prime. Perhaps HBO is asking impossible money for it, realizing that all of us who've binge-watched the first four seasons are slavering for the finale? Whatever. I hope everyone involved takes a sharper pencil to the issue, and gives all us paying Prime members a break.