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    How James Gandolfini Almost Played Nucky Thompson and More From Last Night's PaleyFest 'Boardwalk Empire' Panel

    "Boardwalk Empire" showrunner Terence Winter joined writer Howard Korder along with cast members Gretchen Mol, Michael Kenneth Williams and Jeffrey Wright in a PaleyFest: Made in NY panel discussion last night that navigated the HBO series' intricate tapestry of characters and themes.

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    Recap: 'Boardwalk Empire' Season 4, Episode 5 'Erlkonig'

    "Boardwalk Empire" either canters or gallops, there's usually no in between trot, but we suppose we should accept it and be happy that things are moving forward at a nice gait (though pacing would be nice). The fifth episode of the fourth season, the German word "Erlkönig"—named after a thematic poe...

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    Podcast: The Playlist Talks 'Breaking Bad' Finale & Where The Medium Of Television Is Heading

    On this latest episode, host Erik McClanahan is joined by Editor-In-Chief Rodrigo Perez, Managing Editor Kevin Jagernauth, our British correspondent Oliver Lyttelton, and later in the show by writer Cory Everett to talk about the recent "Breaking Bad" finale. But since we've already written about th...

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    Recap: 'Boardwalk Empire' Season 4, Episode 4 ‘All In’

    It’s difficult (futile?) to write a “Boardwalk Empire” in the face of the “Breaking Bad” finale, one of the most talked-about, pored-over and beloved shows in recent TV memory. And ironically, “Boardwalk Empire” had its best episode this season so far last night. While a bulk of the show was still c...

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    'Boardwalk Empire' Gets a Fifth-Season Renewal From HBO

    "Boardwalk Empire" kicked off its fourth season on September 8th, and today HBO confirmed the Prohibition drama will be back for another round at the speakeasy

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    HBO Renews 'Boardwalk Empire' for a Fifth Season

    Even though Emmy-winning "Boardwalk Empire" got off to a soft start in its the fourth-season debut on Sept. 8 (TOH review here), HBO has renewed Terence Winter, Martin Scorsese and Tim Van Patten's '20s period gangster series or a fifth season said Michael Lombardo, president, HBO Programming.

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    Recap: 'Boardwalk Empire' Season 4, Episode 3, 'Acres of Diamonds'

    Another day, another chess piece episode of "Boardwalk Empire," a writing epidemic/phenomenon endemic to long form television of late and arguably one that affected last night's penultimate episode of "Breaking Bad" as well. A bridge building type of narrative, the worst example of "chess piece" wri...

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    'Breaking Bad,' 'House Of Cards' & 'Behind The Candelabra' Among Big Emmy Winners

    Last night TV's finest -- which these days tends to include some of movie's finest too -- gathered for the Emmy Awards, while the the rest of us stayed glued to "Breaking Bad" and to some extent, the series finale of "Dexter." Either way, both options were better than that dubstep dance routine to "...

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    Recap: ‘Boardwalk Empire,’ Season 4, Episode 2, ‘Resignation’

    The point has been made, “Boardwalk Empire” can be a deliberately paced show, but on tonight's episode “Resignation,” it appears at least one of the fourth season’s key elements is in place. That would be Dr. Valentin Narcisse (Jeffrey Wright), the brewing antagonist, whose striking demeanor and dec...

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    TV IS THE NEW CINEMA: 'Boardwalk Empire' Season Premiere, Nussbaum TV Game, Johnson Directs 'Breaking Bad'

    The season premiere of "Boardwalk Empire" was as lush and well-acted -- and as weirdly uncompelling -- as ever. Perhaps we've watched too many period gangster dramas, at this point, to be easily enthralled by a show that takes a staunchly traditionalist approach to the genre.

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