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boardwalk empire, season three premiere

One problem I have with series that last awhile is that I’ve already said my piece. Whatever I have to say about the Season 3 premiere of Boardwalk Empire, I’ve already said before. The exceptions come when a series reaches a new level, or when it becomes to feel rote.

Boardwalk Empire ended last season on a brave note, eliminating a main character because it made narrative sense. So things are a bit different as the new season begins. Nonetheless, the things I said about Seasons 1 and 2 still hold: Boardwalk Empire looks gorgeous, has a “film” feel to it, plays well with the mixture of real and fictional characters, and features a great stable of actors playing interesting characters.

I look forward to it every week, and I am never disappointed. Yet something keeps it from achieving the heights of the greatest series, and I’m not sure why that’s the case. Still, I can say that if you liked the first two seasons, you’ll like this season’s premiere, and I assume that bodes well for the rest of the season. I’ve been giving Boardwalk Empire an A- since it started, and I see no reason to change that. If you’re so inclined, you can treat that A- the way American River College does, and consider it an A.

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