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' 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.
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.
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.
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.
HBO's period drama 'Boardwalk Empire' has been relatively quiet going into its fifth and final season, in spite of the tagline's promises that "no one goes quietly." We've seen a few trailers to be sure, but now a new look behind the scenes reveals our most yet about the big time jump, and what characters we'll catch up with (and even flash back to) when 'Boardwalk Empire' pours its final round.
'Boardwalk Empire''s fifth and final season has come in somewhat quietly in its brief trailers, but as the tagline tells us, no one goes quietly. Check out the final season's time jump in action with some new looks for our favorite characters, and our best preview yet of 'Boardwalk Empire's final season in a brand-new trailer!
Distraught though we were to learn that HBO's gangster drama 'Boardwalk Empire' would close up shop after only five seasons, everything we've heard of Nucky's final bow to date has us more and more excited. Now, the fifth and final year of 'Boardwalk Empire' has an official September premiere, accompanied by both good and bad news for fans of the drama.
The 2014 Emmy Nominations are in, and expectedly outraging everyone across the internet. It takes a 'True Detective' to figure out this 'American Horror Story,' but did the right nominations go to the right people? Will Tatiana Maslany ever get her due? Can dogs really write blogs? We weigh in on the upsets, upchucks and underdogs of today's TV snubs.
As if the announcement that 'Boardwalk Empire' would pour its last with a fifth and final season this fall weren't enough, series fan-favorite Michael K. Williams recently revealed we'd see a substantial shift in the glamorous gangster life we'd come to know. Now, the first trailer teaser for 'Boardwalk' season 5 has arrived, but who will last long enough to cash out by the end?