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'Boardwalk Empire' ends a spectacular run

It's almost time to wave goodbye to the sons of anarchy. I'm not referring to the FX series about motorcycle hooligans who rode in from some demented Shakespeare festival, although that show also will be missed when it wraps up in December. But the more compelling anarchists are at the heart of HBO's "Boardwalk Empire," a drama that belongs on the shortlist of TV's all-time greatest, right alongside "The Wire" and "Breaking Bad." Sunday's episode puts the finishing touches on a show that took the gangster stereotypes embedded in our minds from nearly a century of movies, then twisted them just enough to create something truly original....

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