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Entries from October 31st, 2012

Kibbitzing About TV: Boardwalk Empire, “Sunday Best” (S3E7)

October 31st, 2012 · 3,525 Comments · Kibbitzing About TV

It’s Easter Sunday. A day of remembrance. A day of resurrection. But, who will rise from the dead and who will be buried forever? To answer that question, the writer’s of Boardwalk Empire present to you Four Dysfunctional Easter Dinners, or: The Most Biblical Episode of BE Ever.
Dinner #1-Nucky and Margaret go to Eli’s house
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Kibbitzing About TV: Boardwalk Empire, “Ging Gang Goolie” (S3E6)

October 23rd, 2012 · 190 Comments · Kibbitzing About TV, Pop Culture

“The Fire Down Below”
You’re damn right I just referenced a Bob Seger song! Not only was the fire in the greenhouse the plot catalyst in this episode, but two of Boardwalk Empire’s central female characters had a fire burning down below as well.
Gillian is in a headlong death spiral right now. She’s so far gone [...]

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Kibbitzing About TV: Boardwalk Empire, “You’d Be Surprised” (S3E5)

October 18th, 2012 · 4 Comments · Kibbitzing About TV, Pop Culture

So, what did we learn from this week’s episode other than the fact that Gyp Rosetti and Nelson Van Alden will someday appear together on HBO’s Real Sex 137-Gangsters Get Freaky. I mean, wow! I may have to revise my “two-bit dime store hood” assessment of Mr. Rosetti from the beginning of the season. He’s [...]

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Kibbitzing About TV: The Walking Dead, “Seed” (S3E1)

October 15th, 2012 · 13 Comments · Kibbitzing About TV, Pop Culture

Ever since The Walking Dead premiered I’ve been wondering about the weaponry. While guns seem like the best choice for killing zombies, the constant need for fresh ammunition and the horde-attracting noise makes them a not-so-great option. Darryl’s crossbow is pretty bad-ass, but let’s be honest – he’s been using the same three magic arrows [...]

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Kibbitzing About TV: Boardwalk Empire, “Blue Bell Boy” (S3E4)

October 11th, 2012 · 25 Comments · Pop Culture

If this week’s episode had been written by a 19th century sentimentalist who was paid by the word, it would have been called “A Tale of Two Gangsters”. On one side we have Nucky Thompson, who we called out last week for losing his grip on the people and operations that he had previously ruled [...]

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Kibbitzing about TV: Boardwalk Empire, “Bone For Tuna” (S3E3)

October 5th, 2012 · 15 Comments · Pop Culture

Old friend (and Jews Clues co-author) C.J. Kaplan recently penned this wonderful analysis of the latest episode of one of our favorite shows, ‘Boardwalk Empire’. I convinced C.J. to allow me to post an unexpurgated version and added a few thoughts of my own at the end. Maybe we’ll keep doing this for the rest of [...]

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