The Sopranos

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    Mar 09, 2012 3:19 AM GMT
    Does anyone on here miss The Sopranos as much as I do???
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    Mar 10, 2012 5:46 AM GMT
    yes HBO is not the same

    its time for a movie at least
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    Mar 10, 2012 6:07 AM GMT
    Yeah, I loved the series (but I didn't like the way they ended the final episode).
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    Mar 10, 2012 6:32 AM GMT
    I miss it a lot, but the final episode was absolutely brilliant. I didn't get it for a little while, but everything was there to explain why it had to be that way.

    Someone also told me that back in season 2, they described how Tony's dad had been whacked: in Sal's pork store, in front of his wife and son, just as his daughter was coming in the door. Brilliant. "The music plays on and on and on and on..."

    I defy anyone to claim that the final episode was inconclusive.
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    Mar 10, 2012 7:00 AM GMT
    Me too buddy,it was a great show
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    Mar 11, 2012 3:02 PM GMT
    LIke watching it too,,,usually its on every Sunday on A&E ..but mostly repeats,,,I should get the full set and watch it from the beginning to end,,,its a great show,,,
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    Mar 11, 2012 3:06 PM GMT
    What became of the gay character? The last episode I saw was of him hiding out upstate.
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    Mar 11, 2012 10:44 PM GMT
    The gay character met a very nasty end. Interestingly, it made for a very difficult political situation for Tony Soprano, because his sympathy was with the gay guy, who produced good money for "business," and it was some very homophobic guys in the New York families who were behind the "hit."

    To me, this whole subplot foreshadowed the political dead end that Tony painted himself into at the end of the show. The gay guy and his fate were very important to the plot of the last season.
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    Mar 11, 2012 11:01 PM GMT
    I miss the Sopranos a lot too. One of the things I loved about the show was the humour. Characters like Paulie were fucking hilarious at times.

    One scene that sticks out in my mind is when he's visiting Tony in hospital and he talks about when he modeled for a boxing poster for a guy that was 'half a fag but I was flattered all the same'. It's all in the delivery icon_lol.gif

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    Mar 11, 2012 11:07 PM GMT
    whateveryo saidI miss the Sopranos a lot too. One of the things I loved about the show was the humour. Characters like Paulie were fucking hilarious at times.

    One scene that sticks out in my mind is when he's visiting Tony in hospital and he talks about when he modeled for a boxing poster for a guy that was 'half a fag but I was flattered all the same'. It's all in the delivery icon_lol.gif

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    whateveryo I agree with you about the humor and delivery...Paulie was a classic character...
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    Mar 11, 2012 11:50 PM GMT
    tobyb saidThe gay character met a very nasty end. Interestingly, it made for a very difficult political situation for Tony Soprano, because his sympathy was with the gay guy, who produced good money for "business," and it was some very homophobic guys in the New York families who were behind the "hit."

    To me, this whole subplot foreshadowed the political dead end that Tony painted himself into at the end of the show. The gay guy and his fate were very important to the plot of the last season.


    Thanks for the update. Shame, as Tony was pretty progressive on the matter. I had never really watched Sopranos, as I was working overseas during its heyday. As it happens, one of the channels was running back-to-back episodes while I was staying in NYC recently and I got hooked. I thought the Ben Kingsley/Lauren Bacall episode was a hoot.
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    Mar 13, 2012 4:59 AM GMT
    Check this out, it's an amazingly scholarly take on an explanation of the final episode:

    http://masterofsopranos.wordpress.com/the-sopranos-definitive-explanation-of-the-end/
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    Mar 13, 2012 5:08 AM GMT
    When it comes to representations of Italians on the TV screen, nowadays it's all about "Jersey Shore" icon_eek.gif