Thursday, December 9, 2010
Sunday, November 14, 2010
Wow. It's been almost two weeks since I posted. I've been really busy with my real job. So busy in fact that I missed my first episode of Boardwalk Empire. The horror! I was traveling for work, and the hotel didn't have HBO. How is that even possible? I had to catch up on on-demand.
Friday, October 29, 2010
Last week's episode of "Boardwalk Empire" titled "Family Limitation" put Margaret front and center, and we saw the relationship of Nucky and Margaret taken to another level. I'm also loving the interplay between Jimmy and Al, and the personal relationship behind the two gangsters. And Agent Van Alden is certainly making a bid for the "creepiest character" on TV. Here are some of the recaps for last week. Sorry they are a bit late this week.
Thursday, October 21, 2010
Here's the weekly roundup of recaps and reviews for Boardwalk Empire Episode Five: "Nights in Ballygran." There's some consensus that Episode Five was the best episode of the season so far. Post a comment and let us know what you thought.
Friday, October 15, 2010
Boardwalk Empire a New York Times Best Seller
October 15, 2010, Medford, NJ—Boardwalk Empire: The Birth, High Times, and Corruption of Atlantic City is debuting on the New York Times paperback nonfiction best seller list on October 17.
Written by first-time author Nelson Johnson and published by a small, independent New Jersey regional press, Boardwalk Empire was tapped by Martin Scorsese and Terence Winter as the inspiration for their hit HBO TV series of the same name.
After printing fewer than 5,000 copies of Boardwalk Empire in 2002 and selling just 10,000 copies through 2009, Plexus Publishing, Inc. has been challenged to keep up with demand in the wake of the series’ record-setting popularity. The publisher printed an additional 85,000 copies in September alone.
“We are certainly very proud to have our first New York Times best seller,” said Plexus President and CEO Thomas H. Hogan, “and it is even more rewarding for us to reach that milestone with this particular title. Nelson Johnson’s account of the crime and corruption that shaped the history of Atlantic City is a project we’ve believed in from the beginning.”
Plexus was first approached about the film rights to Boardwalk Empire in 2006. “When we were told that Mark Wahlberg and Stephen Levinson were interested in producing a primetime series for HBO based on our book, we were excited, but only cautiously optimistic,” Hogan said. “Hundreds of books are optioned every year, but relatively few make it to the screen, let alone become major success stories.” The series premiered on HBO on September 19 and was watched by an estimated 7.1 million viewers that evening.According to the publisher, the tie-in edition of Boardwalk Empire that is currently on the New York Times list includes a foreword by series executive producer, writer, and creator Terence Winter; more than 35 photos of the cast and set; and a new afterword by author Nelson Johnson. The book is nationally distributed to the book trade by Independent Publishers Group (IPG).
Thursday, October 14, 2010
- Excellent--701 votes, 74%
- Good--207 votes, 22%
- Fair--20 votes, 2%
- Poor--8 votes, less than 1%
Wednesday, October 13, 2010
Here's a roundup of recaps and reviews of Episode Four of Boardwalk Empire, titled "Anastasia."
Wednesday, October 6, 2010
Here is a roundup of recaps and reviews for Episode Three of Boardwalk Empire, titled "Broadway Limited." It was good to see Michael K. Williams as Chalky White finally get into the action.