Boardwalk Empire : Season 2

  • Network: HBO
  • Series Premiere Date: Sep 19, 2010
Season #: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
Metascore
82

Universal acclaim - based on 14 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 14
  2. Negative: 0 out of 14

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Critic Reviews

  1. 50
    If there are rare moments in Boardwalk Empire that do pay off (the story of Jimmy's mother has some sick kick this season), it's hard to feel the stakes, beyond the catharsis of the show's bi-weekly throat slashings.
  2. Reviewed by: Maureen Ryan
    Sep 22, 2011
    50
    Despite all the attention to detail, or maybe because of it, Boardwalk Empire is a slog. For long periods of time, it's boring, glum, bloodless slog.
User Score
8.4

Universal acclaim- based on 333 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 22 out of 27
  2. Negative: 1 out of 27
  1. Dec 7, 2011
    10
    While 1st season was just good and current ~85% score reflects well my opinion, but thanks to 2nd season this series jumps to my my TOP 2While 1st season was just good and current ~85% score reflects well my opinion, but thanks to 2nd season this series jumps to my my TOP 2 favourite tv series (along with Breaking Bad)

    fantastic plot, great GREAT acting, colorful characters. It has simply everything and i cant understand why it is rated so low - even awful TWD season 2 has a better score.

    10+/10.
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  2. Aug 10, 2015
    10
    Absolutely masterful, A big improvement on the first season especially in the writers room. The characters take real shape and stir realAbsolutely masterful, A big improvement on the first season especially in the writers room. The characters take real shape and stir real emotions both negative and positive. Two of the supposedly attractive characters in the physical sense, Van Alden and Lucy are so well portrayed as to be totally repulsive. Superb acting. Previous weaknesses such as excessive full frontal nudity and jarring bad language are dialed back to about the right amount. Gillian, Jimmy's mother is outstanding and in one scene so hard to watch I had to fast forward. I mean that as praise. You'll know it when you get to it. The finale is a classic and what I felt to be the weakest character, Nucky himself finally shows what it means to be ruthless. 10/10 Full Review »
  3. Jul 20, 2014
    10
    Season two of "Boardwalk Empire" is as fantastic as the first one (If not even better; episodes 5-8 are the most amazing stretch of episodesSeason two of "Boardwalk Empire" is as fantastic as the first one (If not even better; episodes 5-8 are the most amazing stretch of episodes I've seen in any show), it is just criminally underrated by upset fans. Full Review »