Watching the 'Boardwalk Empire' Finale, Moonshine in Hand
By Zach Dionne Posted Dec 6th 2010 10:59AM
Also at the ready? Three Old Fashioned glasses and a jug of Stillhouse Original Moonshine. Clear corn whiskey, quadruple distilled, bottled in small batches in Culpeper, Virginia, it seemed like the perfect complement to a show about guys sipping the good stuff in just about every scene. Bottoms up...
Ben Trivett: I've watched this entire season and I don't remember the butler's name. And he's AWESOME.
BT: IT'S HALLOWEEN?!?!
Zach Dionne: Hi Liz
BT: Liz is in the chat?
Elizabeth Yun: I'm in!
ZD: I haven't tried this moonshine yet. Bottoms up
EY: I haven't tasted it yet, I'm scared.
ZD: When did this Jimmy fellow get so well dressed? I only saw the premiere. Full disclosure.
BT: I like his hair
EY: you haven't missed much
BT: I don't know about you guys, but I love Kelly Macdonald. Like LOVE love. She's been on of the most consistent characters this whole season
ZD: I don't know about you guys, but this moonshine makes me feel like I'm in 19whateveryearthisshowisset. 20something?
ZD: My throat and chest are on fire. Just like they would've been in 1920something.
BT: MINE TOO
EY: I can't put my finger on this taste
BT: Nucky bought the Brooklyn Bridge?
ZD: "I'm late to get my rose boutonniere on."
BT: "and my mask"
EY: oh my god...
ZD: "And I'm Zorro today."
ZD: Guys there was lots of moonshine in this era. That's why we're drinking it. To clarify.
EY: oh, THAT's why we're drinking this
BT: I'm naming my first born Enuck
BT: Thanks for the spell check homie
EY: come on guys, E-Nuck's having an intense moment here. have some respect
ZD: "My bowtie is white as the lightning which struck the whiskey three bloggers will drink in 80 years."
ZD: To be sincere, yes, this is some good stuff happening on the TV screen.
EY: my eyes are watering
ZD: We're all sitting within a three-foot radius. Chatting.
BT: this sad stuff is bringing me down...subliminal voice: "DRINK MOONSHINE"
ZD: Guys, remember when Ben interviewed 'Boardwalk' stars at the red carpet premiere? *cue video*
ZD: Has there been a lot of murder this season?
EY: A decent amount. But only Jimmy's murders were any fun to watch
EY: Because Michael Pitt is HOT
BT: I'm gonna disagree with you on that one Liz
ZD: I learned this week four dudes on this show are named Michael.
EY: My friend told me about a Japanese band that has a song called "Too Many Mike"
BT: every murder was pretty bad ass. Come on...Chalky choking that dude out? Richard blasting the guy in the Cafe?
ZD: We're having six conversations.
ZD: Boardwalk Empire: Where Every Room Was Decorated By a Grandmother.
EY: Okay, only actors named "Michael" commit good murders
BT: fair enough
ZD: Is there going to be a second season?
EY: Yup. Already renewed
ZD: Can the amount of moonshine we drink affect that?
BT: only for the better
ZD: BOTTOMS UP
EY: Uh oh
ZD: The Boardwalk Emperor's New Groove.
ZD: Pleasant faces are sometimes not made in connection with the consumption of this moonshine.
BT: But it's doing its job!
ZD: Did the story really build up to this finale, or was it more like 'Mad Men' and just kinda went awesomely along without the build-up?
BT: both -- there are a few conflicts you want to see resolved, but there are so many side stories, that each episode lives on its own
ZD: MURDER 1. Here we go!
BT: Oh man
EY: my old coworker's dating that dude who just got killed. She's gonna be upset.
ZD: E-Nuck's rose is back in the house for this rousing speechery.
EY: Everyone gets killed in the barber chair!!
ZD: Guy just got Sweeney Todd'd!
BT: yeah, Michael Pitt is a hands on kinda guy
EY: This show can't have a "happy" ending
ZD: So it fits into the every-good-show-lately thing then.
BT: 'Sons of Anarchy' season four was a 'happy' ending I guess
ZD: Guys we missed the VH1 Salute the Troops with Katy Perry.
BT: it's ok, she was on The Simpsons tonight
ZD: Did see that, on my way out the door to this.
ZD: THEY DRINK, WE DRINK
ZD: Circle of life.
BT: bottoms up!
EY: They drink whiskey though
EY: We are drinking moonshine.
ZD: It's called moonshine 'cause they had to make it by the light of the moon during prohibition. I'M THAT GUY
ZD: Also, this is called 'The Original Moonshine,' so they could've been drinking it at the time of 'Boardwalk.' We COULD be drinking history, guys.
BT: I love the Irish folks put up the fight to import booze
BT: makes me a proud
ZD: *just realized there aren't commercials*
ZD: *have watched HBO live like twice*
EY: Yeah! F commercials. F censorship.
ZD: E-Li and E-Nuck: Brothers since birth.
EY: Is it "here here" or "hear hear"?
ZD: Good questino.
EY: Questino Tarantino
ZD: HEY 1920S EVER HEARD OF A TIE WITHOUT THE WORD "BOW" IN IT?!?!
BT: wow. are you watching?
EY: Look, Jimmy's wearing a tie!
ZD: I can't see anything.
EY: I, personally, think we need to bring back the bowtie. Hats, too.
ZD: Dear readers: We had a harebrained scheme to all dress up like Boardwalk Emperors and take a photo with our moonshine. Only Liz dressed up. Imagine us all dressed up on a couch with clear moonshine. The end.
but instead, it's me dressed up....
EY: That is all.
ZD: This finale = Murderz, electionz, pregnanciez.
ZD: Michael Shannon is federally investigating bureaus RIGHT. NOW.
EY: Hey kids! Drink Original Moonshine!
ZD: Only 21+ kids though!
EY: Made with 100% corn whiskey
ZD: Made by Stillhouse!
BT: already has a perfect tagline, ready-made -- "Wanna get Stillhouse'd?"
EY: We need to do this on Four Loko
EY: Our conversation will be like, "smurrrnnnffflunggered!!"
ZD: They didn't have Four Loko is 1820.
ZD: Or 1920.
EY: Men accessorized better in the '20s
BT: STILLHOUSE'D. That's my motto.
BT: for all the readers out there... Liz has just cleared her sinus with moonshine. It's a multi-tool
ZD: If this finale is completely about an election, with a small space for five murders, that...is unacceptable. SAYING IT RIGHT NOW
BT: I hate to be the one to say it...underwhelmed
EY: Wait, I missed it. How did Nuck and Margaret get back together?
BT: the dead baby story
EY: But he ignored her!
ZD: Is this like a character show or a plot show
BT: Character mostly
EY: character show, definitely
BT: I love Chalky. AKA Omar
ZD: Maybe the '20s just aren't my thing. They should make a show about the '70s. Has that ever been done?
BT: no way dude... '20s were awesome
BT: people had style, they all worked hard, and everything was new. Industrial revolution s***
ZD: IF THEY WERE AWESOM, VH1 WOULD'VE MADE "I LOVE THE '20S"
ZD: This takes place on Coney Island right?
ZD: Seriously though...that was a finale...about an election? Or?
BT: I didn't dig it...makes me a sad panda
BT: but it's only b/c I'm spoiled by epic 'Mad Men' finales
ZD: Man...last 'Mad Men' finale...SHABOOOM
EY: Didn't see it! Someone's gotta loan me Mad Men(s)
ZD: Mad Mans.
BT: bye guys
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