Tag: boardwalk empire

Atlantic City: Too Big to Save?

By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog HBO’s Boardwalk Empire will wrap up this fall, Save Jerseyans, five seasons into a series that launched with critical acclaim but is slated to end amid sober commentary concluding “it’s for the best.” The Read More

A Boardwalk Empire Cautionary Tale

By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog The extraordinary exploits of the fictionalized Enoch Thompson of HBO’s Boardwalk Empire epitomize two very ordinary, superficially contradictory themes: opportunity and mortality. That’s Nucky’s life. He’s always on the brink of empire or oblivion simultaneously. Read More

America’s 9th Most Corrupt State

By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog HBO’s Atlantic City-based Boardwalk Empire starts up again for its fourth season on Sunday, Save Jerseyans. What an appropriate time for the folks over at Business Insider to evaluate America’s most corrupt states! It’s almost Read More

Boardwalk Empire Season 4 Trailer

By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog I know it’s a sin to wish away the summer, Save Jerseyans, but HBO’s Boardwalk Empire is quickly becoming one of our audience’s favorite shows, if not for the plot/characters, simply because so many of us Read More

Boardwalk Empire, Episode 31 Recap: “Sunday Best”

The real Boardwalk Empire is under siege by violent, merciless Hurricane Sandy the “Frankenstorm” this morning, Save Jerseyans. But on the fictionalized Boardwalk Empire, last night’s episode “Sunday Best” treated viewers to a much more tranquil scene. Four separate Easter Read More

Boardwalk Empire, Episode 3.6 Recap: “Ging Gang Goolie”

Dealing with the real possibility of a mob in his own backyard is bad enough, Save Jerseyans. Now Nucky Thompson is confronted by an adversary with whom all New Jersey taxpayers are acutely familiar: the federal government.  Duh duh duuuuuummmm… Read More

Boardwalk Empire, Episode 3.4 Recap: “Meeting Masseria” and the Tabor Heights Massacre

Things are getting a little rough at the Boardwalk, Save Jerseyans. Or more accurately, in a fictional Ocean County (?) backwater named Tabor Heights. Each of the primary Boardwalk Empire characters took one step closer to the edge of the Read More

‘Boardwalk Empire’ Episode 3.2: Spaghetti, Coffee and a Brewing Mob War?

Things are heating up quickly on this season of HBO’s Boardwalk Empire, Save Jerseyans, and the focal point of Season 3’s animating crisis is a gas station in the fictional, backwater seaside town named “Tabor Heights, New Jersey” situated halfway between Read More

A Boardwalk Empire, Minus the “Empire”

I guess this is “urban mismangement” day at Save Jersey… Hypertension alert… reportedly, “Atlantic City Council spent more than $65,000 this year buying cars for three members of the local governing body despite requests to refrain from such purchases by Read More