Monday, November 28, 2011

Boardwalk Empire's Jimmy Darmody: Shirtless and Angry

I try really hard to like Jimmy Darmody. Not 'like' as in want to be besties and go to brunch with him, but like as in find him interesting and engaging. But it's difficult to feel much of anything toward his character because he's just so cold and emotionless. I have no doubt that Michael Pitt is going for cold and emotionless (he might call it guarded) and no doubt that it's part of why his relationship with his wife doesn't work (that and the whole she's a lesbian thing...) But hopefully last night's episode will finally shake Jimmy up.

As I mentioned in my last Jimmy Darmody post, I like him best when he's having twisted mommy issues. I like him second best when he's shirtless and angry. 

Michael Pitt shirtless Yes, I'd like two pizzas with onions and anchovies. Jimmy Darmody shirtless
Michael Pitt What do you mean you're out of onions?! You're making me shirtless and angry! Jimmy Darmody
Michael Pitt shirtless They're out of onions! Should I arrange to have them assisnated? Jimmy Darmody shirtless
The best Jimmy scene of the past few weeks was the one in which he finally offered his wife a kernel of truth about his life and what he does. Unfortunately for Angela, knowing the truth spells trouble with a capital T and that rhymes with D and that stands for dead.

Michael Pitt as Jimmy Darmody on Boardwalk Empire
Michael Pitt as Jimmy Darmody on Boardwalk Empire
Last night, dear wifey told a joke, gave Jimmy a smooch, and...

Jimmy Darmody and Angela kiss before she dies Boardwalk Empire Aleska Palladino Michael Pitt
got shot in the face (along with her poor girlfriend who got QUITE the raw deal.) 

Aleksa Palladino as Angela Darmody, shot dead on Boardwalk Empire
Oh, Jimmy. What to do. What to do. Maybe he's going to flip out now! Maybe he's going to become a mad-man. At the very least, he'll be a single dad and that's usually cause for angst. Come now, Boardwalk Empire. You've opened the door, now give me something!

Michael Pitt as Jimmy Darmody on Boardwalk Empire

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