“Boardwalk Empire” thoughts, Season Three, Episode Six: “Ging Gang Goolie”

Last week’s Boardwalk Empire thoughts today!

* That scene in the Legion Hall gave me that Barton Fink feeling. Not the movie Barton Fink, but a play written by the character Barton Fink — stagey, overearnest, and political, yeah, political! What a funny vibe to go for.

* Some marvelously weird framing in this one: Margaret dismissing her guard who can be seen only through a window on the opposite end of the frame; Billie entering her apartment as viewed from some weird angle on the staircase. Because why not?

* For some reason, the enormous height differences between the singing Boy Scouts made me laugh out loud. That whole scene had this off sense of humor — I love the idea of the thoroughly corrupt Harry Doherty protecting his less than useless old Boy Scout buddy at all costs.

* Amazing how gross and disturbing a mere spanking can be now, isn’t it?

* I was just wondering where the DA played by Julianne Nicholson went! Now we know. Glad to see her.

5 Responses to “Boardwalk Empire” thoughts, Season Three, Episode Six: “Ging Gang Goolie”

  1. zack soto says:

    “you fuckin’ Tomato Can” might be the best insult I’ve ever heard.

  2. Karl Ruben says:

    Looking forward to your thoughts on the latest episode. Contender for best yet, I think; certainly one of the funniest.

    • Posting is impeded somewhat by the hurricane…stay tuned! (Chances are it won’t be as late as this one, though, which I posted DURING the subsequent episode.)

      • Karl Ruben says:

        No worries, I should think surviving and recovering from extreme weather takes precedent over unpaid TV show writeups! Hope you and yours got through Sandy okay, and that the aftermath is going well.

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