Just finished the first episode of season one of Boardwalk Empire with the roommates. Wanted to share my initial impressions and see if it changes throughout this season at all. First off in true HBO style the series is very deep into character development. This happened with Game of Thrones as well where I wasn't following the characters very well until a couple episodes in. As a result of this during the first episode I felt like I was missing a lot of the character interactions. This is a bit of an annoying feeling but if you pay attention during the episodes you will be able to follow along after not too long into the season.
After watching the episode I went to HBO.com to read the synopsis since that was really helpful to catch the details missed as I discovered during Game of Thrones. After reading the synopsis for the first episode I felt better about it and didn't feel like I was now missing as much. Continuing through the episodes I will continue to follow the synopsis as to keep up to date with the most recent character interactions. I am a little late getting into Boardwalk Empire as season's one and two have already aired with season three coming up. As such those that have been following the seasons from the beginning already are much more familiar with the characters than I am but that will come with time.
Initial impressions of the series are optimistic, keeping in mind that I dont have much knowledge of characters or their interactions yet I do not feel like I can get a good estimate of the series. This blog is for the purpose of recording my initial thoughts and feelings toward the series and then documenting any changes as it goes on throughout the season. The premise of the show is really good, prohibition was a very turbulent time in our nations history and it gave rise to some of the most violent criminals in history. I have always personally been interested in prohibition and so when hearing about this series it went on my list of things to watch. Also in HBO fashion this series doesn't skimp on language which can be somewhat distracting if overused. I have never been against the use of language in TV or films but HBO is on the verge of overdoing it in some of their series. I understand that gangsters were tough people and it was a serious business but throwing fuck in every sentence somewhat takes away from the dialogue.
Overall I am excited to keep following the series and I will update you guys periodically as we continue watching the episodes. Thank you to all who follow me and I hope to share some things with you that interest you and that you will enjoy. Anything I talk about or give reviews on I encourage you to look into for yourself if you would like. Thanks for your time in reading this and I will talk to you guys soon.