Boardwalk Empire Season Five

BES5 Credit: HBO

After what was probably it’s best season, Boardwalk Empire returns for its fifth and final season. While the verdict on this series will likely always be that it was never as good as it should have been given its resources, it has nonetheless been very good and ending it after five seasons seems like the right decision.

Season Reviews

James Poniewozik, Matt Zoller Seitz, Andy Greenwald and Scott Von Doviak.

Also, Alan Sepinwall previewed the season with series creator Terence Winter.

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Transparent

Transparent S1Credit: Amazon

While this year’s round of Amazon pilots is underwhelming, Transparent from last year was brilliant. The complete ten episode first season arrived September 26 for Amazon Prime members. The critics are nearly universal in their praise.

Season Reviews

Mo Ryan, Tim Goodman, Alan Sepinwall, Todd VanDerWerff, Andy Greenwald, Margaret Lyons, Willa Paskin, Phil Maciak and Emily Nussbaum (also Happy Valley).

Also, Alan Sepinwall interviewed star Jeffrey Tambor, James Poniewozik interviewed Tambor and series creator Jill Soloway, Alyssa Rosenberg wrote about Soloway’s views on transgender issues and John Horn also spoke to Soloway.

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