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HBO to Finally Offer Standalone Streaming Service in 2015

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HBO subscriptions have been something of a running joke through the TV industry, with a great many of the network's loyal fans sharing HBOGO passwords to avoid expensive cable packages, previously the only mean with which to watch shows like 'Game of Thrones' or 'True Detective.' Now, the company has finally acquiesced, and announced an independent streaming service due out in 2015.

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‘Boardwalk Empire’ Review: “Devil You Know”

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HBO

This season of 'Boardwalk Empire' has been spiraling down a drain, and the further we go down, the more tightly coiled it becomes. "Devil You Know" posits the obvious question implied by the title, but it also darkly toys with ideas of judgment of character and role reversal, while delivering a tense episode and an emotional beating.

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‘Boardwalk Empire’ Review: “King of Norway”

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HBO

Within every organization -- be it criminal, institutional (hey Gillian!), legal, or social -- exists a hierarchy. There's always someone in a position of power who wants to put the pieces, or the people, in their places. And there's always frustration when those pieces don't fit, or when those pieces turn and try to knock you over to take your place, or upset the balance. In these 'Boardwalk Empire' flashbacks, a younger but slightly older Nucky is climbing up the ladder, still learning about all these moving parts. In present day, an older and wiser Nucky has made some kind of peace with how the tides have changed, and is content with his more minimalistic set of circumstances. Just when I thought I was out, well, you know.

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‘Boardwalk Empire’ Review: “Cuanto”

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HBO

The fifth and final season of 'Boardwalk Empire' seems to have established a pattern within a pattern, where everything feels so scattered. The plot threads are dangling and frayed and yet, slowly a couple of threads find their way together before an abrupt and violent tug jerks yet a couple more into position by episode's end. This season more than any other feels elusive in meaning -- as cold and distant as Nucky himself -- and at the same time, it all reads a bit on the nose.

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Marvel’s ‘Agent Carter’ Adds ‘Boardwalk Empire’ Star Shea Whigham

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'Captain America' star Hayley Atwell will return as Marvel's 'Agent Carter' as soon as tomorrow's 'Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.' season 2 premiere, but Peggy's spinoff series may yet upstage ABC's 'Avengers'-adjacent drama. The latest to join the cast of 'Agent Carter' is none other than 'Boardwalk Empire' and 'True Detective' star Shea Whigham, ostensibly the show's male lead.

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‘Boardwalk Empire’ Review: “The Good Listener”

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HBO

Crime just isn't what it used to be. That's something that 'Boardwalk Empire' has perhaps ruminated on since the beginning, but something that has become more and more glaring with each passing season, with the introduction of foils and central conflicts for Nucky Thompson and the other major criminal players in New York and Chicago to navigate. Perhaps the reason why the fifth and final season has thus far felt as disorienting as the opening shot of "The Good Listener" is that there's no real singular conflict or thread running through it all. In the vernacular of 'The Big Lebowski,' there's no rug to tie this room together, man.

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‘Boardwalk Empire’ Season Premiere Review: “Golden Days for Boys and Girls”

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HBO

'Boardwalk Empire' returns for its fifth and final season, with a time jump that takes us forward seven years to 1931. While some things and places have indeed changed, much of the first hour is merely arranging the table for the final eight episodes, while also drawing bridges: a bridge between Nucky's various pasts and present, and narrative bridges between what was, what is, and what has to be; there's also a nice bit of thematic tissue in the episode's latter half that connects the series to 'The Sopranos,' as we witness the dawn of a new Italian mafia era back in New York.

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‘Boardwalk Empire Final Season Premiere Preview: New Clip, Time Jump Explanation

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HBO

HBO's 'Boardwalk Empire' will pour its last premiere this coming Sunday with final season opener "Golden Days for Boys and Girls," though fans still no doubt question the period gangster drama's rush to the finish line, even jumping forward 7 years. To tide you over, we've got the first official clip from the season 5 premiere, as well as an explanation from showrunner Terence Winter of 'Boardwalk Empire''s big finish.

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‘Boardwalk Empire’ Final Season Spoilers: Synopsis Reveals Major Death, Nucky Flashbacks

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HBO

Sad as we are to see HBO's 'Boardwalk Empire' brought to a close by its fifth and final season, the time-jump to 1931 will bring with it significant plot advancements, and new challenges for Nucky Thompson. Now, with the final season premiere set for September 7, a new synopsis of the season and its first four episodes brings with it some major spoilers.

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New ‘Boardwalk Empire’ Final Season Trailer: “I Will Not Rest Until I See You in Your Graves!”

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HBO

HBO's 'Boardwalk Empire' will start to pour its last in just a few weeks time, premiering a fifth and final season that jumps into the future of Prohibition-era Atlantic City. We've gone behind-the-scenes and seen a few brief teasers, but at last 'Boardwalk Empire' has set the scene for its big goodbye with a full trailer that promises plenty of action, and change to come.

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