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Old 11-28-2013, 04:08 AM   #196
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This was the first season that wasn't an improvement on the previous one. I mean, the shit they did last year and at the end of Season 2 is pretty hard to top, but I was still expecting a bit more. Frankly, last week's episode had a lot more suspense than this week's finale. The send-off for Richard was just kind of pointless, the Chalkie conflict went nowhere...I could see Eli murdering that guy months ago and it didn't play out in an interesting fashion either.

I will say though that it was pretty creative how practically all the story lines of this season ended up culminating with one another in some unexpected fashion. Nobody could have seen the fiance-turned-murder-charges ending propping up or that it would lead Richard to get involved with Chalkie's dispute and lead to his own suicide, etc. The writing has been nothing but marvelous from day one.

I also like how they included Kelly Macdonald in the wrap-up despite her storyline being like ten minutes of this season.

Hoping this next season is the last. They can finish strong rather than with a whimper like The Sopranos. You can only keep a mobster story riveting for so long before it falls back upon the same beats and character tropes.
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Old 01-09-2014, 06:56 PM   #197
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Big Mac looks like you've gotten your wish. It has been announced that Season 5 of BE will be its last.
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Old 01-10-2014, 12:08 PM   #198
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well I for one am sad that this upcoming season will be the last one.
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Old 01-10-2014, 12:52 PM   #199
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Me too, as long as they wrap it up decently I'll be ok though.
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Old 09-07-2014, 08:44 PM   #200
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Final season starts tonight!
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Old 09-12-2014, 03:48 AM   #201
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I quite enjoyed the season opener, especially the part where the stockbroker talks about going to see a Mickey Mouse short at the movies and then blows his brains out in front of everyone. Spoiler alert I guess, except not really.

Man, this show gets a raw deal. It's like the invisible show.
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I really liked the Nucky flashbacks. I have no idea if they will continue with them this season, but it would be pretty cool if this whole season had the flashbacks of his life, each moving forward with glimpses of all the people who have shaped his life somehow along the way, and leading up to some great finale for him and the show. I wouldn't mind that at all.
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Old 09-12-2014, 06:14 AM   #203
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Not too many flashbacks I hope, that stuff can get overdone. but seriously, the effort they went to to get a kid who looks like a juvenile Steve Buscemi.

One wit somewhere suggested they should have just had him play himself as a kid and everyone act like it's normal, like John C. Reilly in 'Walk Hard'.
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Old 09-12-2014, 07:02 AM   #204
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Oh how Chalky White has fallen, but not for long, it would seem. He's got telephones to answer.
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Old 09-12-2014, 07:11 AM   #205
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Yeah I don't mean tons of flashbacks, but I didn't think the ones in the season opener were distracting. And if he was aging in each one they could catch up to very recent flashbacks pretty rapidly, even showing something from the seven year gap. Like maybe a tie in to Rothstein's death could be a thing just for fun.

There was one line the kid delivered, that was total Buscemi/Nucky. I remember saying OMG that kid did his homework.
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Old 09-12-2014, 08:40 AM   #206
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I want to see Rothstein die.

Ok, only a bit. But something to fill in the (cancellation enforced) gap would not be bad.
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I liked the flashbacks too. Reminded me a little of Godfather 2.
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Just when I thought I was out...
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Old 09-17-2014, 11:34 PM   #209
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Loved the interplay between Van Alden and Eli.
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Old 09-18-2014, 09:08 AM   #210
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