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  • 'Boardwalk Empire' Recap: You've Got a Friend

    'Boardwalk Empire' Recap: You've Got a Friend | ARTICLE

    One of the most common pitfalls of a serial drama like Boardwalk Empire is the glut of characters and their corresponding narratives. As the show progresses, it becomes harder to keep track of the overlapping...

    November 25, 2012 10:05 PM ET
  • 'Boardwalk Empire' Recap: Shvitz Happens

    'Boardwalk Empire' Recap: Shvitz Happens | ARTICLE

     The writing was on the wall when Charlie Cox showed up for his first U.S. talk-show interview last Monday night. He wasn't just promoting Boardwalk Empire – he was probably also looking to Jimmy Fallon...

    November 18, 2012 10:05 PM ET
  • 'Boardwalk Empire' Recap: Head Case

    'Boardwalk Empire' Recap: Head Case | ARTICLE

    Last season, I presciently titled one of my recaps "The Student Becomes the Teacher." The episode in question showed Jimmy dispensing the wisdom he had gleaned from Nucky's tutelage. Now, even in death, Jimmy's sagaciousness continues...

    November 11, 2012 10:05 PM ET
  • 'Boardwalk Empire' Recap: Bombshell

    'Boardwalk Empire' Recap: Bombshell | ARTICLE

    Well, now we know what this was all about. When it comes to retaliation, Gyp has got style. His decision to blow up Babette's Supper Club, complete with a Michael Bay-caliber explosion, no longer places him...

    November 4, 2012 10:05 PM ET
  • 'Boardwalk Empire' Recap: Spring Awakening

    'Boardwalk Empire' Recap: Spring Awakening | ARTICLE

    During one of the four Easter lunch scenes that took place in "Sunday Best," Eli's wife, June, talked about how spring is a time for growth. But by the holiday's end, it was still winter for Nucky...

    October 28, 2012 10:05 PM ET
  • 'Boardwalk Empire' Recap: Mr. Thompson Goes to Washington

    'Boardwalk Empire' Recap: Mr. Thompson Goes to Washington | ARTICLE

    It's either too much or not enough when it comes to Boardwalk Empire this season. Last week's episode satiated our appetites for both narrative drama and character presence following the dearth of excitement in "Blue Bell...

    October 21, 2012 10:05 PM ET
  • 'Boardwalk Empire' Q&A: Meg Chambers Steedle on Playing Nucky's Mistress

    'Boardwalk Empire' Q&A: Meg Chambers Steedle on Playing Nucky's Mistress | ARTICLE

    She first made a splash as a Cleopatra-wigged New Year's guest, shimmying her way through a rendition of "Old King Tut" – and eventually out of her dress and into Nucky Thompson's (Steve Buscemi) bed in the...

    October 16, 2012 8:00 AM ET
  • 'Boardwalk Empire' Recap: Performance Anxiety

    'Boardwalk Empire' Recap: Performance Anxiety | ARTICLE

    I freely admit I've been waffling on the subject of whether or not Nucky is in love with Billie, but considering he poured more energy into saving his mistress' clunker of a show than keeping his suffering...

    October 14, 2012 10:05 PM ET
  • Q&A: 'Nashville' Actress Connie Britton on Her New Superstar Role

    Q&A: 'Nashville' Actress Connie Britton on Her New Superstar Role | ARTICLE

    First Glee took on pop songs. Then Smash tackled show tunes. Starting Wednesday night, country music gets the TV treatment with the premiere of Nashville. Soundtracked by a rollicking playlist courtesy...

    October 10, 2012 9:00 AM ET
  • 'Boardwalk Empire' Recap: Who's Minding the Store?

    'Boardwalk Empire' Recap: Who's Minding the Store? | ARTICLE

    It's always difficult to criticize a series I have a deep affinity for, but "Blue Bell Boy" was a weak, if not altogether dull episode. Hell, even Sesame Street's four-minute parody "Birdwalk Empire" was more entertaining....

    October 7, 2012 10:05 PM ET
  • 'Boardwalk Empire' Recap: Firestarter

    'Boardwalk Empire' Recap: Firestarter | ARTICLE

    There's only so much you can cram into an hour of television, and given that Eli's and Chalky's reintroductions got bumped to the second episode, it's not entirely astonishing that Nucky's nightmares over Jimmy's death didn't spring...

    September 30, 2012 10:05 PM ET
  • 'Boardwalk Empire' Recap: Roadblock

    'Boardwalk Empire' Recap: Roadblock | ARTICLE

    "Phone's ringin', Nuck." On the one hand, I can't blame Nucky for shutting out the world whenever he's with Billie Kent. She is so adorably enchanting that even Margaret's savvy banter may not be able to compete with...

    September 23, 2012 10:05 PM ET
  • Q&A: 'Boardwalk Empire's' Kelly Macdonald on Margaret's Independent Streak

    Q&A: 'Boardwalk Empire's' Kelly Macdonald on Margaret's Independent Streak | ARTICLE

    The rags-to-riches journey of Margaret Thompson (formerly Schroeder) is one of the more captivating plot lines of Boardwalk Empire. At the end of the HBO Probihition-era drama's second season, she had just married Atlantic City political boss...

    September 18, 2012 8:00 AM ET
  • 'Boardwalk Empire' Premiere Recap: Gangster's Paradise

    'Boardwalk Empire' Premiere Recap: Gangster's Paradise | ARTICLE

    Don't let the lavish, gold-tinted New Year's Eve party fool you. Things are going to be very dark this season on Boardwalk Empire. Enoch "Nucky" Thompson, from his first appearance in "Resolution," has fulfilled his fallen protégé...

    September 16, 2012 10:05 PM ET
  • 'True Blood' Season Finale Recap: The Rapture

    'True Blood' Season Finale Recap: The Rapture | ARTICLE

    We knew it would be tough topping Tara getting shot in the head, but the True Blood writers have done it again, with last night's season finale supporting Sam Trammell's claim that this was...

    August 27, 2012 9:05 AM ET
  • Q&A: 'True Blood' Star Sam Trammell Teases Season Finale Cliffhanger

    Q&A: 'True Blood' Star Sam Trammell Teases Season Finale Cliffhanger | ARTICLE

    When is Sam Merlotte ever going to catch a break? Over the past five seasons of True Blood, the moral compass of Bon Temps, Louisiana, has played hero to Sookie Stackhouse multiple times, dodged a vengeful maenad,...

    August 24, 2012 8:00 AM ET
  • 'True Blood' Recap: Game Time

    'True Blood' Recap: Game Time | ARTICLE

    Hope you've shed your tears over Hoyt's departure, because there's no more time for brooding. The bloody mayhem that has been brewing all season arrives next week, and given the events of "Sunset," it's now every human,...

    August 20, 2012 10:15 AM ET
  • Q&A: 'True Blood' Actor Todd Lowe on the Importance of Playing a Human

    Q&A: 'True Blood' Actor Todd Lowe on the Importance of Playing a Human | ARTICLE

    After spending much of True Blood on the periphery of the major plot lines, Todd Lowe has found himself at the center of his own dramatic story arc this season. Flashbacks revealed that during his tour of...

    August 7, 2012 10:00 AM ET
  • 'True Blood' Recap: Haters Gonna Hate

    'True Blood' Recap: Haters Gonna Hate | ARTICLE

    The vampires took a backseat in "Everybody Wants to Rule the World," no doubt because the drama in the three episodes remaining this season will center around the imminent war between the species. "Rule...

    August 6, 2012 10:20 AM ET
  • 'True Blood' Recap: Sweet Child O' Mine

    'True Blood' Recap: Sweet Child O' Mine | ARTICLE

    Compared to the plot-heavy, WTF?-moment-packed episode last week, it's not surprising that "Somebody That I Used to Know" was a bit of a letdown. And it's not even director Stephen Moyer's...

    July 30, 2012 7:48 AM ET
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