/ Boardwalk Empire - your thoughts?

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Tony the Blade on 18 Feb 2013
Thinking of downloading this to watch on the train.

It scores a creditable 8.7 on IMDB.

So, if you've seen it, please share your thoughts.

Many thanks
goose299 - on 18 Feb 2013
In reply to Tony the Blade:
My mate loved it, i watched the first few episodes but really struggled to get into it.
If you're only downloading it instead of buying it, you might as well try it. If not, it's am easy delete
mountainsheep - on 18 Feb 2013
In reply to Tony the Blade: I watched the first series when it first came out and loved it. One of my favourite tv series.
cander - on 18 Feb 2013
In reply to Tony the Blade:

Another vote for tried to watch it - but didn't like it. Couldn't connect with any of the characters. There again I'm not keen on programs that try to glamourise gangsters, so it was always going to be a struggle for me to enjoy it.
wilkie14c - on 18 Feb 2013
In reply to Tony the Blade:
It can be a little slow at times but it is enjoyable, I'd give it 7 out of 10. Breaking bad is superb if you haven't already!
Milesy - on 18 Feb 2013
In reply to cander:
> There again I'm not keen on programs that try to glamourise gangsters

You should watch more. It does the oposite of glamourise. Most characters dont come off well. It is interesting because it is based on a true time period and true characters.
ollieollie - on 18 Feb 2013
In reply to Tony the Blade: watched 1st series and thought it was alright, halfway through the 2nd and gave up, just the same stuff going on, bit boring i thought
Tony the Blade on 18 Feb 2013
In reply to all:

Ok, guess I'll give it a go - it's only download, so nowt lost.

Done:
Breaking bad (all 5)
The Wire (All 3 times - yeah, I know... saddo)
Mad Men (Fairly bored by end of season 2)
Spartacus (actually, this was just porn! Loved it)
Six Feet Under - liked it, watched it with our lass
Sopranos - watched ages ago


Erm, ehat else?

Oh yeah, another one about a gangster moving to Norway - boresville
Have just downloaded Hunted - looks good in theory
Game of THrones - lasted three episodes before getting bored
Oh there was this other one about a dysfunctional rich family (American of course), Dad in prison - didn't even finish episode 2

Tell me about:
Dexter
Death note
Deadwood
paulcarey - on 18 Feb 2013
In reply to Tony the Blade:

Dexter is pretty good. Although season 6 was a bit flat. Game of Thrones is worth persevering with.
Just started watching the 'west wing'. It's slick, but is well written.

Battlestar Galactica if you like your sci fi?
Tony the Blade on 18 Feb 2013
In reply to paulcarey:
> (In reply to Tony the Blade)


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> Battlestar Galactica if you like your sci fi?

I don't

But thanks anyway - other comment duly noted :-)
paulcarey - on 18 Feb 2013
In reply to Tony the Blade:

Everyone keeps raving about Walking Dead and Trueblood as well.

Treme? From the writer of the Wire. Its got Bunk in it :)
Steve Perry - on 18 Feb 2013
In reply to Tony the Blade: Pacific and Band of Brothers are really good.
Roguevfr - on 19 Feb 2013
In reply to Tony the Blade:
I like boardwalk empire, main characters aren't always there for long..
caravanshaker on 19 Feb 2013
In reply to Tony the Blade:

I recommend Sons of Anarchy above every other show.

If you need something to replace Spartacus, once you've watched Sons, then the show for you is Californication.

If you fancy something a bit different after that try an Aussie show called Rake and a Kiwi show called The Almighty Johnsons (both are comedies). If you like the southern hemisphere humour, give Legit a try, just come out.

But definitely, before anything else, watch Sons Of Anarchy.
Morgan Woods - on 19 Feb 2013
In reply to Tony the Blade:

> Erm, ehat else?
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The Walking Dead - good clean zombie killin' fun
Tony the Blade on 19 Feb 2013
In reply to sharkdodge:

Sons of Anarchy? Is it as porn-soaked as Spartacus? I could watch at home but not on the train, I get way too embarrased.
Tony the Blade on 19 Feb 2013

I'll read and comment after meeting
caravanshaker on 20 Feb 2013
In reply to Tony the Blade: The porn soaked one is Californication. There's a lot of violence, and a good splash of flesh, in Sons Of Anarchy.
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Tony the Blade on 20 Feb 2013
In reply to sharkdodge:
> (In reply to Tony the Blade) The porn soaked one is Californication. There's a lot of violence, and a good splash of flesh, in Sons Of Anarchy.

Hmmm, have to leave it then I'm afraid! Thanks though

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