Sunday, November 14, 2010

Recap Roundup: Boardwalk Empire Episode Eight

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.

Anyway, here are some recaps of last week's epoisode, "Hold Me in Paradise." I have to say that I'm excited for Jimmy to be back in A.C.

Also here is the preview of tonight's Episode 9 titled, "Belle Femme". I'm hoping to post a bit more in the coming weeks. Check back for some new posts. I'm hoping to do some more in-depth stuff, not just the recaps.

Friday, October 29, 2010

Recap Roundup: Boardwalk Empire Episode Six

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.

Also here is the preview for the episode this Sunday, titled "Home." Please more Chalky White!

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Recap Roundup: Boardwalk Empire Episode Five

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.

And here's the preview from HBO of "Boardwalk Empire" Episode Six, "Family Limitation."

Friday, October 15, 2010

Boardwalk Empire a New York Times Best Seller

"Boardwalk Empire," written by Nelson Johnson, recently made it's debut on the New York Times Best Seller list. Here is the press release announcing that fact:

Boardwalk Empire a New York Times Best Seller

October 15, 2010, Medford, NJBoardwalk 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

"Rate Boardwalk Empire" Poll Results

With nearly 1,000 votes tallied, I thought it was time to take down the reader poll that asked the question, "Rate the first episode of Boardwalk Empire." The results were as follows:
  • Excellent--701 votes, 74%
  • Good--207 votes, 22%
  • Fair--20 votes, 2%
  • Poor--8 votes, less than 1%
That's a pretty good review for the series premiere. Of course, I'd expect readers of this site to have an overall positive view of the series.

You'll see a new poll posted on the site. That poll asks you to, "Rate the first season of Boardwalk Empire."

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Recap Roundup: Boardwalk Empire Episode Four

Here's a roundup of recaps and reviews of Episode Four of Boardwalk Empire, titled "Anastasia."

Also, looking forward to Episode Five, here is a preview of "Nights in Ballygran."

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Recap Roundup: Boardwalk Empire Episode Three

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.