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Re: The Sopranos
« Reply #30 on: March 28, 2024, 09:36:56 AM »
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50% Italian American and 50% Sicilian American and 100% dislike the Sopranos
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Ok let me just condense these down real quick, and by the way, happy for everyone who enjoys this show, good on you.  Just thought I would drop my two centos into the discussion:

1) If you're gonna use stereotypes, how are they aging?  Are they clownish at this point?  I think these are.
2) I'm not opposed to having non-Italian American's play them or vice versa (nod to you John Turturro), but to cast Iler and Sigler as little Italian kids made zero sense to me when there's tons of other actors their age.
3) The pacing was slow and not in a good way.  David Chase is not David Lynch and couldn't pull it off (though I think he was trying to imitate Lynch in season 6 with Tony's identity).  This did not need to be a 6 season show.  Lots of filler.  I'm sure HBO wanted even more seasons but they should have cut it down (And then a prequel comes out?  Did you care about that?)
4)Most of the show was quite predictable.  You really didn't see Ade coming?  Or Christopher?  Or a whole bunch of them?  Very few genuine surprises in the show
5) The finale is just no good.  The "suspense" leading up to it is tedious (more DePalma than Hitch), and the way you can tell that David Chase wrote a bad ending is that he's since come out and just said, "yeah, Tony died in the diner."  So it wasn't like a good "non-ending" like No Country for Old Men, it was that he just didn't write the ending and told everybody later what happened.
6) The relationship with Tony and Melfie is unintentionally hilarious.  I couldn't buy that she would stay through all that.  I get a lot of fans call that "brilliant"
7) Phil was an anticlimactic bad guy.  Again, it just seems like lazy writing. 

Those are seven quickies that come to mind.  I don't mean to ruin your childhood.  Just one man's opinion.

I am sorry. You seem to have ALOT of preconceived expectations you apply to a show. It never had a chance, did it?
What is you favorite series?

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Re: The Sopranos
« Reply #31 on: March 28, 2024, 05:16:58 PM »
Great show, so many good quotes.  I think this is one of my favourites.


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Re: The Sopranos
« Reply #32 on: March 31, 2024, 04:06:09 AM »
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Ok let me just condense these down real quick, and by the way, happy for everyone who enjoys this show, good on you.  Just thought I would drop my two centos into the discussion:

1) If you're gonna use stereotypes, how are they aging?  Are they clownish at this point?  I think these are.
2) I'm not opposed to having non-Italian American's play them or vice versa (nod to you John Turturro), but to cast Iler and Sigler as little Italian kids made zero sense to me when there's tons of other actors their age.
3) The pacing was slow and not in a good way.  David Chase is not David Lynch and couldn't pull it off (though I think he was trying to imitate Lynch in season 6 with Tony's identity).  This did not need to be a 6 season show.  Lots of filler.  I'm sure HBO wanted even more seasons but they should have cut it down (And then a prequel comes out?  Did you care about that?)
4)Most of the show was quite predictable.  You really didn't see Ade coming?  Or Christopher?  Or a whole bunch of them?  Very few genuine surprises in the show
5) The finale is just no good.  The "suspense" leading up to it is tedious (more DePalma than Hitch), and the way you can tell that David Chase wrote a bad ending is that he's since come out and just said, "yeah, Tony died in the diner."  So it wasn't like a good "non-ending" like No Country for Old Men, it was that he just didn't write the ending and told everybody later what happened.
6) The relationship with Tony and Melfie is unintentionally hilarious.  I couldn't buy that she would stay through all that.  I get a lot of fans call that "brilliant"
7) Phil was an anticlimactic bad guy.  Again, it just seems like lazy writing. 

Those are seven quickies that come to mind.  I don't mean to ruin your childhood.  Just one man's opinion.
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I am sorry. You seem to have ALOT of preconceived expectations you apply to a show. It never had a chance, did it?
What is you favorite series?

Gnarred for the dialogue - I would like to think I gave Sopranos a fair shot.  i didn't see it til a bit later, and it's hard not to wonder if a show is going to be overrated.  Still, I had no reason to be predisposed to dislike it.  I enjoy plenty of crime / Italian / mafia stuff.  I just honestly didn't think The Sopranos was good.  Let me know if you had any thoughts about the content of the seven points I tried to make above.

My favorite series?  Hard to pick one.  I've been in the lodge with special agent Dale Cooper since the 90s.  I really liked The Curse last year.  Thought the first season of True Detective was exceptional.  Bunch of stuff.  Saul, Twilight Zone, Curb, Bojack.  You know, the usuals.  Thoughts?

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Re: The Sopranos
« Reply #33 on: March 31, 2024, 01:32:55 PM »
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50% Italian American and 50% Sicilian American and 100% dislike the Sopranos
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What didn't you like about it?
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Ok let me just condense these down real quick, and by the way, happy for everyone who enjoys this show, good on you.  Just thought I would drop my two centos into the discussion:

1) If you're gonna use stereotypes, how are they aging?  Are they clownish at this point?  I think these are.
2) I'm not opposed to having non-Italian American's play them or vice versa (nod to you John Turturro), but to cast Iler and Sigler as little Italian kids made zero sense to me when there's tons of other actors their age.
3) The pacing was slow and not in a good way.  David Chase is not David Lynch and couldn't pull it off (though I think he was trying to imitate Lynch in season 6 with Tony's identity).  This did not need to be a 6 season show.  Lots of filler.  I'm sure HBO wanted even more seasons but they should have cut it down (And then a prequel comes out?  Did you care about that?)
4)Most of the show was quite predictable.  You really didn't see Ade coming?  Or Christopher?  Or a whole bunch of them?  Very few genuine surprises in the show
5) The finale is just no good.  The "suspense" leading up to it is tedious (more DePalma than Hitch), and the way you can tell that David Chase wrote a bad ending is that he's since come out and just said, "yeah, Tony died in the diner."  So it wasn't like a good "non-ending" like No Country for Old Men, it was that he just didn't write the ending and told everybody later what happened.
6) The relationship with Tony and Melfie is unintentionally hilarious.  I couldn't buy that she would stay through all that.  I get a lot of fans call that "brilliant"
7) Phil was an anticlimactic bad guy.  Again, it just seems like lazy writing. 

Those are seven quickies that come to mind.  I don't mean to ruin your childhood.  Just one man's opinion.
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I am sorry. You seem to have ALOT of preconceived expectations you apply to a show. It never had a chance, did it?
What is you favorite series?
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Gnarred for the dialogue - I would like to think I gave Sopranos a fair shot.  i didn't see it til a bit later, and it's hard not to wonder if a show is going to be overrated.  Still, I had no reason to be predisposed to dislike it.  I enjoy plenty of crime / Italian / mafia stuff.  I just honestly didn't think The Sopranos was good.  Let me know if you had any thoughts about the content of the seven points I tried to make above.

My favorite series?  Hard to pick one.  I've been in the lodge with special agent Dale Cooper since the 90s.  I really liked The Curse last year.  Thought the first season of True Detective was exceptional.  Bunch of stuff.  Saul, Twilight Zone, Curb, Bojack.  You know, the usuals.  Thoughts?


Ok, I'll have a dialogue with you. I think most of your points are coming from you having some abstract ideal of a show that you measure the Sopranos against, rather than of an actual engagement with the TV Show.

When I read your points I understand:
1) There mustn't be any stereotypes
2) Actors should be of the same race as the charactor they play.
4) There should be genuine surprises.
7) Bad guys should be climactic.

For me none of these points determine if a show is good or not. There are many great shows which do not follow these rules.

The Sopranos played with stereotypes and also created alot of new Italian American stereotypes. So, of course its portrayal of Jersey mob life is going to seem very stereotypical today. It established many of these stereotypes in the first place.

I see the criticism about actors playing charactors of other races. There is a long history of white actors always playing most of the important roles in big movies even if those charactors were minorities. Native, Asian and hispanic actors only got to play small roles or the bad guys. However, I still think the job is to act so it isn't really about authenticity, but about how well and believable the actor plays the role. Al Pacino's portrayal of Tony Montana was great. I didn't care that he's got Italian roots.

Surprises are overated. The Sopranos is character driven show and (at least to me) is mostly about how psychological forces and social forces predetermine much of the outcome or fate of the individual person. People are set in their ways and have to wrestle with whatever social role and childhood trauma they have been given. There are no heroes and there are now crafty villains. Chance and circumstances rather than individual choices of the mobsters determine the outcome of conflicts. Maybe that's why you found Phil to be an uninteresting "bad guy".

If a show captures my attention, entertains me and or make me think about stuff then I like it. The Sopranos is one of my favorite shows. I watched it when I was really depressed. It gave me something to do and made me feel a little better.






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Re: The Sopranos
« Reply #34 on: April 01, 2024, 07:05:53 AM »
Dialogue? What's this, the fuckin' UN now!?

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Re: The Sopranos
« Reply #35 on: April 01, 2024, 07:26:52 AM »

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Re: The Sopranos
« Reply #36 on: April 01, 2024, 07:32:37 AM »

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Re: The Sopranos
« Reply #37 on: April 01, 2024, 09:20:33 AM »
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50% Italian American and 50% Sicilian American and 100% dislike the Sopranos
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What didn't you like about it?
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Ok let me just condense these down real quick, and by the way, happy for everyone who enjoys this show, good on you.  Just thought I would drop my two centos into the discussion:

1) If you're gonna use stereotypes, how are they aging?  Are they clownish at this point?  I think these are.
2) I'm not opposed to having non-Italian American's play them or vice versa (nod to you John Turturro), but to cast Iler and Sigler as little Italian kids made zero sense to me when there's tons of other actors their age.
3) The pacing was slow and not in a good way.  David Chase is not David Lynch and couldn't pull it off (though I think he was trying to imitate Lynch in season 6 with Tony's identity).  This did not need to be a 6 season show.  Lots of filler.  I'm sure HBO wanted even more seasons but they should have cut it down (And then a prequel comes out?  Did you care about that?)
4)Most of the show was quite predictable.  You really didn't see Ade coming?  Or Christopher?  Or a whole bunch of them?  Very few genuine surprises in the show
5) The finale is just no good.  The "suspense" leading up to it is tedious (more DePalma than Hitch), and the way you can tell that David Chase wrote a bad ending is that he's since come out and just said, "yeah, Tony died in the diner."  So it wasn't like a good "non-ending" like No Country for Old Men, it was that he just didn't write the ending and told everybody later what happened.
6) The relationship with Tony and Melfie is unintentionally hilarious.  I couldn't buy that she would stay through all that.  I get a lot of fans call that "brilliant"
7) Phil was an anticlimactic bad guy.  Again, it just seems like lazy writing. 

Those are seven quickies that come to mind.  I don't mean to ruin your childhood.  Just one man's opinion.
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I am sorry. You seem to have ALOT of preconceived expectations you apply to a show. It never had a chance, did it?
What is you favorite series?
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Gnarred for the dialogue - I would like to think I gave Sopranos a fair shot.  i didn't see it til a bit later, and it's hard not to wonder if a show is going to be overrated.  Still, I had no reason to be predisposed to dislike it.  I enjoy plenty of crime / Italian / mafia stuff.  I just honestly didn't think The Sopranos was good.  Let me know if you had any thoughts about the content of the seven points I tried to make above.

My favorite series?  Hard to pick one.  I've been in the lodge with special agent Dale Cooper since the 90s.  I really liked The Curse last year.  Thought the first season of True Detective was exceptional.  Bunch of stuff.  Saul, Twilight Zone, Curb, Bojack.  You know, the usuals.  Thoughts?
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Ok, I'll have a dialogue with you. I think most of your points are coming from you having some abstract ideal of a show that you measure the Sopranos against, rather than of an actual engagement with the TV Show.

When I read your points I understand:
1) There mustn't be any stereotypes
2) Actors should be of the same race as the charactor they play.
4) There should be genuine surprises.
7) Bad guys should be climactic.

For me none of these points determine if a show is good or not. There are many great shows which do not follow these rules.

The Sopranos played with stereotypes and also created alot of new Italian American stereotypes. So, of course its portrayal of Jersey mob life is going to seem very stereotypical today. It established many of these stereotypes in the first place.

I see the criticism about actors playing charactors of other races. There is a long history of white actors always playing most of the important roles in big movies even if those charactors were minorities. Native, Asian and hispanic actors only got to play small roles or the bad guys. However, I still think the job is to act so it isn't really about authenticity, but about how well and believable the actor plays the role. Al Pacino's portrayal of Tony Montana was great. I didn't care that he's got Italian roots.

Surprises are overated. The Sopranos is character driven show and (at least to me) is mostly about how psychological forces and social forces predetermine much of the outcome or fate of the individual person. People are set in their ways and have to wrestle with whatever social role and childhood trauma they have been given. There are no heroes and there are now crafty villains. Chance and circumstances rather than individual choices of the mobsters determine the outcome of conflicts. Maybe that's why you found Phil to be an uninteresting "bad guy".

If a show captures my attention, entertains me and or make me think about stuff then I like it. The Sopranos is one of my favorite shows. I watched it when I was really depressed. It gave me something to do and made me feel a little better.

Yeah, please forgive me, I didn't mean to say there should never be any stereotypes or only Italians can play Italians, etc.  I didn't mean to come across that strongly.  I was just trying to say if you're going to do stereotypes, how will they be seen in the future.  I think Iler and Sigler were fine in the roles, but could have easily been played by others.  But I'll be glad to concede you those points.  I would probably stand by my points re: the pacing, the finale, the major plot points, but even with those I'm not on some crusade to bash the show.  That's just how I saw it.

I'm really glad you found it to be one of your favorite shows, and so glad that it helped you when you were depressed.  That's truly great to hear.  I hope it continues to be a good thing for you for years to come.  I'm sorry for crashing this appreciation thread with any negativity.  I should have saved it.  I just have my own feelings about the show, Italian americans being depicted, etc, but this probably wasn't the place. 

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Re: The Sopranos
« Reply #38 on: April 01, 2024, 12:00:47 PM »
I love Ade trying to lock down christaaaaahhhfuhhhh for the night with cheese dogs


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Re: The Sopranos
« Reply #39 on: April 01, 2024, 01:30:45 PM »
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50% Italian American and 50% Sicilian American and 100% dislike the Sopranos
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What didn't you like about it?
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Ok let me just condense these down real quick, and by the way, happy for everyone who enjoys this show, good on you.  Just thought I would drop my two centos into the discussion:

1) If you're gonna use stereotypes, how are they aging?  Are they clownish at this point?  I think these are.
2) I'm not opposed to having non-Italian American's play them or vice versa (nod to you John Turturro), but to cast Iler and Sigler as little Italian kids made zero sense to me when there's tons of other actors their age.
3) The pacing was slow and not in a good way.  David Chase is not David Lynch and couldn't pull it off (though I think he was trying to imitate Lynch in season 6 with Tony's identity).  This did not need to be a 6 season show.  Lots of filler.  I'm sure HBO wanted even more seasons but they should have cut it down (And then a prequel comes out?  Did you care about that?)
4)Most of the show was quite predictable.  You really didn't see Ade coming?  Or Christopher?  Or a whole bunch of them?  Very few genuine surprises in the show
5) The finale is just no good.  The "suspense" leading up to it is tedious (more DePalma than Hitch), and the way you can tell that David Chase wrote a bad ending is that he's since come out and just said, "yeah, Tony died in the diner."  So it wasn't like a good "non-ending" like No Country for Old Men, it was that he just didn't write the ending and told everybody later what happened.
6) The relationship with Tony and Melfie is unintentionally hilarious.  I couldn't buy that she would stay through all that.  I get a lot of fans call that "brilliant"
7) Phil was an anticlimactic bad guy.  Again, it just seems like lazy writing. 

Those are seven quickies that come to mind.  I don't mean to ruin your childhood.  Just one man's opinion.
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I am sorry. You seem to have ALOT of preconceived expectations you apply to a show. It never had a chance, did it?
What is you favorite series?
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Gnarred for the dialogue - I would like to think I gave Sopranos a fair shot.  i didn't see it til a bit later, and it's hard not to wonder if a show is going to be overrated.  Still, I had no reason to be predisposed to dislike it.  I enjoy plenty of crime / Italian / mafia stuff.  I just honestly didn't think The Sopranos was good.  Let me know if you had any thoughts about the content of the seven points I tried to make above.

My favorite series?  Hard to pick one.  I've been in the lodge with special agent Dale Cooper since the 90s.  I really liked The Curse last year.  Thought the first season of True Detective was exceptional.  Bunch of stuff.  Saul, Twilight Zone, Curb, Bojack.  You know, the usuals.  Thoughts?
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Ok, I'll have a dialogue with you. I think most of your points are coming from you having some abstract ideal of a show that you measure the Sopranos against, rather than of an actual engagement with the TV Show.

When I read your points I understand:
1) There mustn't be any stereotypes
2) Actors should be of the same race as the charactor they play.
4) There should be genuine surprises.
7) Bad guys should be climactic.

For me none of these points determine if a show is good or not. There are many great shows which do not follow these rules.

The Sopranos played with stereotypes and also created alot of new Italian American stereotypes. So, of course its portrayal of Jersey mob life is going to seem very stereotypical today. It established many of these stereotypes in the first place.

I see the criticism about actors playing charactors of other races. There is a long history of white actors always playing most of the important roles in big movies even if those charactors were minorities. Native, Asian and hispanic actors only got to play small roles or the bad guys. However, I still think the job is to act so it isn't really about authenticity, but about how well and believable the actor plays the role. Al Pacino's portrayal of Tony Montana was great. I didn't care that he's got Italian roots.

Surprises are overated. The Sopranos is character driven show and (at least to me) is mostly about how psychological forces and social forces predetermine much of the outcome or fate of the individual person. People are set in their ways and have to wrestle with whatever social role and childhood trauma they have been given. There are no heroes and there are now crafty villains. Chance and circumstances rather than individual choices of the mobsters determine the outcome of conflicts. Maybe that's why you found Phil to be an uninteresting "bad guy".

If a show captures my attention, entertains me and or make me think about stuff then I like it. The Sopranos is one of my favorite shows. I watched it when I was really depressed. It gave me something to do and made me feel a little better.
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Yeah, please forgive me, I didn't mean to say there should never be any stereotypes or only Italians can play Italians, etc.  I didn't mean to come across that strongly.  I was just trying to say if you're going to do stereotypes, how will they be seen in the future.  I think Iler and Sigler were fine in the roles, but could have easily been played by others.  But I'll be glad to concede you those points.  I would probably stand by my points re: the pacing, the finale, the major plot points, but even with those I'm not on some crusade to bash the show.  That's just how I saw it.

I'm really glad you found it to be one of your favorite shows, and so glad that it helped you when you were depressed.  That's truly great to hear.  I hope it continues to be a good thing for you for years to come.  I'm sorry for crashing this appreciation thread with any negativity.  I should have saved it.  I just have my own feelings about the show, Italian americans being depicted, etc, but this probably wasn't the place.

Nah, it‘s all good. I appreciate your perspective.

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Re: The Sopranos
« Reply #40 on: April 03, 2024, 04:28:24 AM »
I started a new re-watch this week  because of this thread. I'm well into double figures already but I've purposely not watched in a couple of years as I wanted my next re-watch to feel fresh. This time around I'm doing a more analytical viewing - I have a book called The Sopranos Sessions that I've had for years but never read, so I'm taking my time with each episode, reading up on it and watching any audio commentary/extra features on my old boxset. I'm a bit of a nerd when it comes to this show, to say the least, and despite my username, The Sopranos is by far my all time favourite TV series (The Wire being a close second, but I've only watched that 4 or 5 times).

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Re: The Sopranos
« Reply #41 on: April 03, 2024, 02:52:23 PM »
Ey' Tone dya hear what I said? Like a weight loss clinic, before and wayyyy before.

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Re: The Sopranos
« Reply #42 on: April 04, 2024, 06:16:07 AM »
I started a new re-watch this week  because of this thread. I'm well into double figures already but I've purposely not watched in a couple of years as I wanted my next re-watch to feel fresh. This time around I'm doing a more analytical viewing - I have a book called The Sopranos Sessions that I've had for years but never read, so I'm taking my time with each episode, reading up on it and watching any audio commentary/extra features on my old boxset. I'm a bit of a nerd when it comes to this show, to say the least, and despite my username, The Sopranos is by far my all time favourite TV series (The Wire being a close second, but I've only watched that 4 or 5 times).

are you familiar with the podcast? Bobby and Chrissy are the hosts.

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Re: The Sopranos
« Reply #43 on: April 04, 2024, 07:04:37 AM »
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50% Italian American and 50% Sicilian American and 100% dislike the Sopranos
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he never had the makings of a varsity athlete

I love how in the first episode Tony mentions that Junior said that to his cousins and he couldn’t let it go.

Really makes it hilarious later on when him and Junior get into it and he says “YOU SAID I’D NEVA BE A VARSITY ATHLETE”








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Re: The Sopranos
« Reply #44 on: April 04, 2024, 07:12:45 AM »
I’ve never met any Italians who didn’t like this show. My stepdad was 100% Italian American (his dad’s side was from Calabria, mom’s side from Palermo) and it was his favorite show of all time. Grew up calling prosciutto “proscuitt” and mozzarella “mozzarell” because of this show. My fiancé is half Sicilian and loves this show too.

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« Reply #45 on: April 04, 2024, 12:38:20 PM »
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I started a new re-watch this week  because of this thread. I'm well into double figures already but I've purposely not watched in a couple of years as I wanted my next re-watch to feel fresh. This time around I'm doing a more analytical viewing - I have a book called The Sopranos Sessions that I've had for years but never read, so I'm taking my time with each episode, reading up on it and watching any audio commentary/extra features on my old boxset. I'm a bit of a nerd when it comes to this show, to say the least, and despite my username, The Sopranos is by far my all time favourite TV series (The Wire being a close second, but I've only watched that 4 or 5 times).
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are you familiar with the podcast? Bobby and Chrissy are the hosts.

Yeah I was considering that but can't be arsed sitting through 2 hour+ podcasts for each episode, you've gotta draw the line somewhere! Also I've heard Schirripa completely ruins it by being a bit of a tit, is that right?

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Re: The Sopranos
« Reply #46 on: April 04, 2024, 02:15:48 PM »
I started a new re-watch this week  because of this thread. I'm well into double figures already but I've purposely not watched in a couple of years as I wanted my next re-watch to feel fresh. This time around I'm doing a more analytical viewing - I have a book called The Sopranos Sessions that I've had for years but never read, so I'm taking my time with each episode, reading up on it and watching any audio commentary/extra features on my old boxset. I'm a bit of a nerd when it comes to this show, to say the least, and despite my username, The Sopranos is by far my all time favourite TV series (The Wire being a close second, but I've only watched that 4 or 5 times).

Nice Frank. I'm on my third time for each of them. I'd also marginally put the Sopranos ahead of the Wire. Personally, while there are funny moments in the Wire, I find the Sopranos humour to be levels higher. A nice bonus amongst all the other brilliant entertaning elements.

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Re: The Sopranos
« Reply #47 on: April 05, 2024, 04:47:27 AM »
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=di19V8N33gg

Lots of good ones in this.

Paulie: "You're not gonna believe this, he killed 16 Czechoslovakians, guy was an interior decorator"

Chris: "...his house look like shit"

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Re: The Sopranos
« Reply #48 on: April 08, 2024, 02:16:00 AM »
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I started a new re-watch this week  because of this thread. I'm well into double figures already but I've purposely not watched in a couple of years as I wanted my next re-watch to feel fresh. This time around I'm doing a more analytical viewing - I have a book called The Sopranos Sessions that I've had for years but never read, so I'm taking my time with each episode, reading up on it and watching any audio commentary/extra features on my old boxset. I'm a bit of a nerd when it comes to this show, to say the least, and despite my username, The Sopranos is by far my all time favourite TV series (The Wire being a close second, but I've only watched that 4 or 5 times).
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are you familiar with the podcast? Bobby and Chrissy are the hosts.
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Yeah I was considering that but can't be arsed sitting through 2 hour+ podcasts for each episode, you've gotta draw the line somewhere! Also I've heard Schirripa completely ruins it by being a bit of a tit, is that right?

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Re: The Sopranos
« Reply #49 on: April 08, 2024, 06:15:26 AM »
"Russians, they ain't all bad"

"How bout the cuban missile crisis? Cocksuckers had nuclear warheads pointed right at us"

"That was real? I saw that movie, I thought it was bullshit"

Every Chris and Paulie interaction was pure gold. The waiter scene was peak black comedy.
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Re: The Sopranos
« Reply #50 on: April 08, 2024, 11:17:19 PM »
always loved this scene. Sil's face when Richie says "I'll build a ramp up to your ass.... drive a Lionel up in there...".
Its like hes being surprised by how good of an insult that was.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jWYHk3E2qpE
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Re: The Sopranos
« Reply #51 on: April 09, 2024, 01:39:41 AM »
"Russians, they ain't all bad"

"How bout the cuban missile crisis? Cocksuckers had nuclear warheads pointed right at us"

"That was real? I saw that movie, I thought it was bullshit"

Every Chris and Paulie interaction was pure gold. The waiter scene was peak black comedy.

Don't they have medicine they're supposed to take, these assholes?

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Re: The Sopranos
« Reply #52 on: April 09, 2024, 04:22:41 PM »
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"Russians, they ain't all bad"

"How bout the cuban missile crisis? Cocksuckers had nuclear warheads pointed right at us"

"That was real? I saw that movie, I thought it was bullshit"

Every Chris and Paulie interaction was pure gold. The waiter scene was peak black comedy.
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Don't they have medicine they're supposed to take, these assholes?

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Re: The Sopranos
« Reply #54 on: April 17, 2024, 12:46:56 PM »

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Re: The Sopranos
« Reply #55 on: April 17, 2024, 03:06:27 PM »
crissy not knowing that the cuban missle crisis was real

"That was real!? I saw that movie"
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« Reply #56 on: April 17, 2024, 09:07:03 PM »
The amazing thing about snakes, is that they reproduce, spontaneously.

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« Reply #57 on: April 18, 2024, 05:00:54 AM »

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Re: The Sopranos
« Reply #58 on: April 19, 2024, 12:49:09 AM »
Super Soprano Kart Wii (youtube.com)


WHAT THE FUCK AHAHAHAHAHAHAHH!!!!

i had just smoked a bowl. wow. that was great.

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Re: The Sopranos
« Reply #59 on: April 20, 2024, 10:18:02 AM »
No more, Butchie..

Love that scene... the best ending ever. With "evidently chickentown" playing. So good.


Watched the sopranos more times than I'd like to admit. Nerded out and even looked up all the crews in the dimeo crime family.. pretty cool breakdown.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KmZoovdVR2M

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