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    Default 'Boardwalk Empire: The Complete First Season' - High-Def Digest Review

    Aaron Peck has reviewed 'Boardwalk Empire: The Complete First Season.' He says this is another great HBO series. With perfect audio and video, and some clever PiP Blu-ray exclusives, this Blu-ray set comes highly recommended.

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    I'm glad its finally coming out but it's incredibly mind boggling why they waited until now to release it. I mean, Season 2 just ended a couple of weeks ago. Releasing it BEFORE season 2 started would have made more sense. Hopefully they release season 2 on Blu before 3 starts in September.
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    I would love to watch this show, but it is as the reviewer said, with production costs, how long will the show run? The problem with HBO shows is that they are cancelled and have no real endings. This happened to Deadwood, Rome, and Carnival. It is why I have yet to watch this show or Game of Thrones.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr Kain View Post
    I would love to watch this show, but it is as the reviewer said, with production costs, how long will the show run? The problem with HBO shows is that they are cancelled and have no real endings. This happened to Deadwood, Rome, and Carnival. It is why I have yet to watch this show or Game of Thrones.
    You do have a point. I have watched Boardwalk Empire and loved it but I hope they don't cancel it. The same with Game of Thrones. They just canceled Hung, which I really liked and wasn't a huge budget show.
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    Game of Thrones as novels though. So, you can always continue the story. The problem with the others was that they were original programs.

    Deadwood is the saddest of the bunch. Fantastic show that got the boot. BOO!
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    Quote Originally Posted by twonunpackmule View Post
    Game of Thrones as novels though. So, you can always continue the story. The problem with the others was that they were original programs.

    Deadwood is the saddest of the bunch. Fantastic show that got the boot. BOO!
    Yeah, I've been reading since the 90's lol. Love the series and how close ( for the most part) they are following the books.

    I never saw Deadwood but have always heard good things.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr Kain View Post
    I would love to watch this show, but it is as the reviewer said, with production costs, how long will the show run? The problem with HBO shows is that they are cancelled and have no real endings. This happened to Deadwood, Rome, and Carnival. It is why I have yet to watch this show or Game of Thrones.
    This is no different than any other TV network. If shows don't get ratings, they don't get renewed.

    Rome does have an ending, however. Although the story could have continued further, the producers were given enough advance notice to tie up the storylines.

    There are plenty of examples of HBO series that ran for years, and were allowed to end on their own terms with definitive series finales. Off the top of my head: The Sopranos, Six Feet Under, Big Love, Entourage, Oz, The Wire, Sex & the City. Also, Flight of the Conchords ended when the creators decided that they didn't have enough ideas for a third season and didn't want to continue. It was never canceled, and could theoretically return if the band wanted.

    HBO's track record for supporting quality shows is better than just about any other network. Unfortunately, sometimes things just don't work out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Josh Z View Post
    This is no different than any other TV network. If shows don't get ratings, they don't get renewed.
    This is what worries me. Ratings were good, but have since dropped off from the first season. Hope it doesn't get the point like 'Rome' where they can't justify the enormous expenses.

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    Sopranos had an ending?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr Kain View Post
    Sopranos had an ending?
    Yes, it did. There's more to that ending than onion rings and Journey. And it's a shame that so many people were to dense to really realize it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr Kain View Post
    Sopranos had an ending?
    It had the ending that David Chase wanted, though perhaps not the ending that many of the viewers wanted. Had the show run for another 10 years, it would still have ended the same way.
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    On sale now at Best Buy and Amazon for $34.99. BB is an exclusive edition - any ideas what the exclusive features are?

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    The bestbuy exclusive has the first episode of season two on a separate disc shoddily crammed into shrink wrapping along with the "normal" box set. I say it in this manner because I got the regular edition from bestbuy because the exclusives were all damaged from the cramming.

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    Just finished up season 1. Wasn't a big fan of Michael Pitt, but to be fair, only seen a couple of his movies, after Boardwalk Empire, that guy is great. I know a lot of folk have been singing praises for Michael Shannon, but didn't think his character was all that great.
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    Quote Originally Posted by thejnc View Post
    I know a lot of folk have been singing praises for Michael Shannon, but didn't think his character was all that great.
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