22 November 2012 3:00 AM, PST | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

I can’t believe it.

Boardwalk Empire shocked the hell out of me in season two by killing off its co-lead, and the show’s done it again. And just like when Jimmy snuffed it, with Owen’s death I’m once again seriously contemplating abandoning this show.

Is this an overereaction? Maybe so. After all, Boardwalk Empire has some of the best writing, acting, cinematography and directing in any television show currently on the air. But it consistently, continuously, doggedly seems to kill its darlings. Jimmy Darmody divided many a viewer. Some considered him a mopey, whiney bore of a character – your dear reviewer was decidedly not one of those. When Owen took over Jimmy’s job as Nucky’s right hand man in season two, I was delighted because Charlie Cox’s character has easily become one of the most appealing qualities about the show. »

- Chris Morgan

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