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November 28, 2012


I love the show *and* Steve Buscemi. But I don't like Steve Buscemi as Nucky Thompson. I'll never see Buscemi as a somewhat sophisticated "gentleman" gangster. He will always be a bumbling doofus like Carl Schowalter or Tony Blundetto. Similarly, the intro theme song doesn't fit the era, either.

I agree on the theme but I like Steve as Nucky. He's a rough and tumble guy *trying* to be a gentleman. He came from modest circumstances so he's an awkward gent at best.

The theme music bugs me every time the show comes on. Just a terribly considered choice.

I expect Gyp's protector to go down, leaving the Gyp dangling for next season. As much as I'd hate to see the delicious psycho Jillian go away, I also would really love to see her die a spectacularly heinous death. Preferably with Tommmy watching. Or pulling the trigger himself!

All Hail the Great Chalky White!!! Say what you will, the man has an ethos.

yeah, the theme song is wrong. i think nucky knows who he can trust. all the others abandoned him. only chalky stood by him.
i am thinking richard gets to take gyp out.

@Robo: Joe Masseria died in 1931 on the orders of Luciano. He could, however, turn on my boy Gyp. Those crazy wise guys are always betraying one another.

The theme music makes me crazy too.

I want Jillian dead more than I want a pony for Christmas. And I would watch an entire show about Richard Harrow. I would read books about Richard Harrow. I may be a little obsessed. Still, we're in such a WWI place in our culture right now and I LOVE it.


Ditto on the theme music. Totally wrong for the era and the material. Riveting episode. I'm not sure I'd like to see Gyp or Gillian die. They're each too deliciously evil.

Re: Gillian. I wonder if the writers are capable of giving us the inner character. Raped and impregnated as a child. Incestuously in love with her son. Yet she very calculatingly chooses a "son" to seduce and kill. What emotions would that trigger? To love and then kill your son?

Also, ditto on Richard. Not sure how I feel about his storyline but I love watching the character.

I absolutely love Richard and I fear he is the one who we will say goodbye to on Sunday. At the very least, I expect he will do something to ruin his chances at love with the lovely Julie (i.e.: she'll witness him killing one or many in a cold, ruthless fashion and get scared.) Jillian may die, but not at the hands of Richard, I don't think.

I *really* hope it's not Richard but the viewers love him so he's a major prospect. My heart belongs to Gyp...

Has anyone figured out this SusanRice controversy?

I'm going to be the outlier here and say I admire the producer's choice for the theme. It's brave and unexpected and yes, it's also good. The easy thing would have been to choose a period piece. I like guts.

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