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No Middle Ground: Boardwalk Empire and Game of Thrones

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In the latest in our series on television parallels to Game of Thrones, freelance critic Jeremy Mongeau compares it to HBO’s other huge investment from the 2010-2011 television series: Boardwalk Empire. We’re some time away from seeing how Game of … Continue reading

Thrones now 2nd most watched show on HBO, 3rd most in network’s history

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A recent article from the New York Times focusing on the competition between Showtime and HBO has revealed updated audience totals for some of HBO’s shows. And what do you know, Game of Thrones has now passed Boardwalk Empire to … Continue reading

Is there room for three great dramas at HBO?

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Back when the Thrones pilot was first ordered, it was mentioned that there were about 10 other pilots in the pipeline at HBO and only about 5-6 would be picked up. Looking over the list, there looked to be two … Continue reading

Directing the pilot

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With the revelation that Martin Scorsese will be directing the pilot episode of Boardwalk Empire and seeing that Alexander Payne directed the pilot for the HBO series Hung, it is looking more and more like getting a big name director … Continue reading

Will Boardwalk Empire knock out Game of Thrones?

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I made a post a couple weeks ago about the competition at HBO. There were a number of pilots, most of which didn’t seem like they would directly affect HBO’s decision on whether or not to pick up Game of … Continue reading


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