Boardwalk Empire - Series 2 details
|Formats:||18 DVD, Blu-ray|
|Starring:||Aleska Palladino, Kelly MacDonald, Shea Whigham, Michael Kenneth Williams, Steve Buscemi, Stephen Graham, Paz de la Huerta, Michael Stuhlbarg, Michael Pitt, Michael Shannon|
|Directors:||Jeremy Podeswa, Allen Coulter, Tim Van Patten|
|Studio:||WARNER HOME VIDEO|
|Collections:||Must See TV on DVD, Must-see TV, September - TV series|
Boardwalk Empire - Series 2 - Disc 1
|15 Disc 1|
Boardwalk Empire - Series 2 - Disc 2
|18 Disc 2|
Boardwalk Empire - Series 2 - Disc 3
|18 Disc 3|
Boardwalk Empire - Series 2 - Disc 4
|15 Disc 4|
Boardwalk Empire - Series 2 - Disc 5
|18 Disc 5|
|Run time:||12 hours 12 minutes|
|Rental release:||03 Sep 2012|
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Glitzy, Slick, But UnfocusedBy Jennish (336 reviews) from Rye , 18 Sep 2012
[Highly rated reviewer]The glamour and sleaze of Prohibition America returns! This second series remains compelling viewing with a strong cast and a twisting script. Problems have begun to creep in though. This series drifts much further from its real life inspiration (the career of Enoch Johnson and the birth of the National Crime Syndicate) and enters the realms of Jacobean melodrama. All this is a bit too self conscious, tritely postmodernist and ultimately predictable. By cutting a bloody swathe through characters in the last three episodes there's plenty of scope to reboot the third series with more focus.
The tale of Atlantic City and its place in the history of the relationship between politicians and organized crime in the US is frankly more engrossing than this second series of Boardwalk. The show risks being a glossy irrelevance if it doesn't recover a sense of purpose. A bit more focus and a clear direction for the characters and stories involved would get this excellent show back on track. Is this meant to be gangland kitsch or a historically grounded dramatised account of a time and place?
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What is going on?By simplylind (4 reviews) , 30 Oct 2013Can someone please explain something to me? We have just finished watching the first 3 episodes of Boardwalk Empire, series 2. All three of those episodes are recapping what happened in series 1. Am I missing something? How many more episodes will there be before we get to the new stuff? Love the series and just a bit frustrated.
y-o-y-o-y oh whyBy MrAngryLovefilmPerson (3 reviews) , 14 Oct 2013LOOKS GREAT...but as i cant order the first series on LF even on disc what would be the point. Netflix anyone?
Best season of one of the Best Shows everBy bigbadbilll (1 review) , 26 Sep 2013as avid fan of the show, i have seen all the epsiodes (3 or 4 times) of every season. This season is the best for me because of the action and sheer shock / suspension The show has some boring storylines in all the seasons but its worth tolerating. Jimmy Darmody establishes himself as the most compelling gangster character ever during this season imo. the guy is so troubled but extremely cool and charismatic. Buscemi's nucky is great but he gets out shined by Pitts Darmody. There so many interesting characters, (major and minor) fictional and real life in this season
youpi !! more gangster galoreBy filmamateur (104 reviews) , 16 Jun 2013still excellent , Buscemi is so good that even he is such a corrupt politician you are on his side, Kelly Mcdonald is incredible in a strong feminine role, looking at first subdued but in fact very fiery, a pleasure to see Michael Kenneth Williams so cherished in 'the Wire', every actor is sublime
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Close the gapBy Mutter (163 reviews) , 24 Apr 2013Not sure if the gap between my seeing series one and series two has been too long, as found the first two episodes of this new series quite bewildering. Nevertheless, will give next two episodes a whirl and hope I can get back into things. Whatever, Steve Buscemi remains extremely watchable.