Monday, October 25, 2010

Review - Boardwalk Empire Season 1 Episode 6 Family Limitation

Boardwalk Empire is a show with tons of material that shouldn't be on broadcast television. But since the pilot, there hasn't been that much violence, the filthy material mostly coming in the form of nudity. The violence exhibited in the pilot, though, was in full force this week. The meeting in Greek town ends in a wonderful shooting with guns draw and heads popped. The grisly violence is accentuated by the cool style the three players have as they stroll out.

At the same time, we see the tensions rise between the major players and the show picked up major momentum, which hopefully last until the end of the season. Capone and Jimmy have some very tense scenes where it isn't clear whether one will act. As we've seen, Capone isn't exactly the most stable guy and Jimmy joking about his fake military service certainly doesn't help. In Torrio's eyes, Jimmy is probably on a higher level than Capone. Capone, who started at least on the same level as Jimmy, he must be fuming.

Nucky continues to fight his political and gang-related battles, coming close to beating up Lucky Luciano and realizing that Senator Edge probably won't help.

Margaret learns the hard way exactly who Nucky is. It's great at first as he cuddles with her and provides a large house. She responds by pushing back against Lucy. However, he soon blows her off and is with a prostitute. At least she still has the house.

Right now, Van Alden is probably my least favorite character. He's dedicated to the law, but far too crazy for my tastes. He has this weird thing for Margaret and then has a weird self-flagellation fetish. I don't see him as a long term character, but he could be a good villain for the time being.

Score: 9.2/10
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