In tonight's new episode of 'Boardwalk Empire,' there's plenty of trouble to go around when organized crime becomes disorganized and interrogations push men to be better, or push them right over the edge. "Erlkonig" is a pretty grim title for a majorly grim episode; if this is the calm before the storm, then there's one hell of a storm brewing in Atlantic City (and Chicago, for that matter).
HBO comedies tend to vary in quality, with recent offerings like 'Hello Ladies' coming nowhere near the success of 'Veep' or 'Girls,' but the latest might just turn a few heads. Former 'That '70s Show' star Topher Grace and comedian Sarah Silverman have been chosen to lead 'SNL' creator Lorne Michaels' new HBO venture, 'People in New Jersey,' but what's it all about?
Like 'Homeland' before it, HBO seems to have gotten wise to the fact that this past Sunday may have proven an altogether difficult spot to launch new programs, even after AMC's airing of the 'Breaking Bad' series finale, "Felina." To wit, the premium cable network has made available Kenny Powers' final(-ish) 'Eastbound & Down' season premiere, along with 'Office' co-creator Stephen Merchant's new dating comedy 'Hello Ladies'!
The big 'SNL' Tina Fey-centric return this past weekend certainly kicked things off on the right note, getting in a few shots at HBO's 'Girls' along the way with a sketch that featured Fey in the role of an Albanian refugee who contrasts the 'Girls' characters notoriously peppy lifestyles. 'Girls' creator Lena Dunham hasn't always been one to take parody in stride however, so what did Dunham have to say about the spoof?
'Game of Thrones' year-long wait in between seasons felt even more heart-rending this past season, following the portrayal of the infamous "Red Wedding" event that forever altered the violence level and storytelling of the series. And while everything we've seen of season 4 thus far suggests that the story will cull from multiple sections of George R.R. Martin's ongoing narrative, the author himself assures fans another famous wedding will get its due next season.
"All In," the fourth season 4 episode of 'Boardwalk Empire,' represents a turning point -- up until now we've been taking a leisurely stroll down the block, getting reacquainted with our old friends and looking on as they make the choices that will set up the action for the rest of the season. But now we take a sharp turn around the corner, down a very dark alley.
'Game of Thrones' season 4 looks to be continuing the trends of previous season in adapting more and more of creator George R.R. Martin's work out of place. Despite covering a period roughly midway through Martin's third book 'A Storm of Swords,' the HBO fantasy drama has added UK actor Joel Fry in a key role from Martin's fifth book as Hizdahr zo Loraq.
In addition to the 'Breaking Bad' series finale, 'Homeland' season 3 premiere, and the absurd amount of television dominating our Sunday nights, HBO's 'Eastbound & Down' will trot out its fourth and final season premiere this Sunday with Chapter 22, picking up with Kenny Powers (Danny McBride) in a vastly different state than we're used to. HBO has released the first two clips of the season, but what will it take for Kenny F---in' Powers to get his fire back?
HBO period gangster drama 'Boardwalk Empire' may not have stolen the show at this past Sunday's 2013 Emmy Awards, but that isn't stopping the premium cable channel from getting into bed with Nucky Thompson for another year. 'Boardwalk Empire' will officially return for a fifth season in 2014, announced just three episodes into season 4, but what can we expect from the fifth round?
Among the scope of the tragedy that was 'Sopranos' star James Gandolfini's passing in recent months, we had to wonder what would become of Gandolfini's HBO series 'Criminal Justice.' Now, it seems HBO has swapped one legendary Hollywood mobster for another, as Robert De Niro will step in to fill the role first occupied by James Gandolfini to get 'Criminal Justice' on to television.