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I thought February would never get here but it's coming around. The Sopranos. Do you like it?

Tracer Hand, Saturday, 5 January 2002 01:00 (seventeen years ago) link

The question could be off-putting because of the Sopranos' value as a kind of deluxe maple symbol of your ability to afford HBO. But whatever, I have a housemate, and we split it. The Sopranos is the main reason.

Tracer Hand, Saturday, 5 January 2002 01:00 (seventeen years ago) link

Let me say this. I don't have cable. I have a rather negative view of television in general. But on Thanksgiving afternoon, my roommates rented all of the Sopranos 2nd season from Blockbuster, and I honestly sat in one spot for close to SEVEN HOURS watching the ENTIRE SEASON BACK TO BACK. It's that fucking good. And...I wanted more.

Gage-o, Saturday, 5 January 2002 01:00 (seventeen years ago) link

I liked it when I was getting HBO for free at my old apartment. I have no idea what it's like now.

Nicole, Saturday, 5 January 2002 01:00 (seventeen years ago) link

It's uneven, but some episodes are very very good. I'm thinking in particular of the Buscemi-directed "Pine Barrens" episode from last season where Chris and Paulie get lost in the snow, and Tony and Annabelle Sciorra really have it out. The sound effects people outdid themselves on the various ways cell phones can break up. The scriptwriters outdid themselves by twisting Beckett and Tennessee Williams around each other like wysteria (connected only by the faulty cellphone). The actors outdid each other by breaking through their reserves of cool and actually showing their need.

Tracer Hand, Saturday, 5 January 2002 01:00 (seventeen years ago) link

Sopranos = Twin Peaks for the new Millenium.

JM, Sunday, 6 January 2002 01:00 (seventeen years ago) link

compared to 'twin peaks' with respect to...?

I don't think a whole lot of 'the sopranos'.

richard john gillanders, Sunday, 6 January 2002 01:00 (seventeen years ago) link

Sopranos = Twin Peaks for the new Millenium.

You're getting The Sopranos confuzed with Six Feet Under!!!!!!!

Andy K., Sunday, 6 January 2002 01:00 (seventeen years ago) link

five years pass...

Someone on the radio, a (here at least) famous rock journo, said of Sopranos:"GOOD RIDDANCE! They wanted Tony to be LIKEABLE! How crap is taht?" hahahahahah I never roffled so much since I saw him at a journo-wanko talk in Amsterdam about 7 years ago.

nathalie, Friday, 21 September 2007 10:00 (twelve years ago) link

one year passes...

Today on Amazon.com's Deals page: Sopranos entire series for $149.99! I have actually been checking this page semi-daily for a month or so hoping to stumble across this set, since they have a lot of DVD deals.

skeletal lexing (Finefinemusic), Monday, 19 January 2009 22:12 (ten years ago) link

three weeks pass...

i saw that :)

s1ocki, Tuesday, 10 February 2009 00:57 (ten years ago) link

At one point, I had the idea to put every incidence of Bodie spitting between his teeth in a montage, but then realized I don't know shit about editing software and am too lazy to learn.

Magdalen Goobers (Oilyrags), Tuesday, 10 February 2009 01:28 (ten years ago) link

s1ocki, Tuesday, 10 February 2009 02:12 (ten years ago) link

s1ocki, Tuesday, 10 February 2009 02:14 (ten years ago) link

and who could forget

l8b100m3r (latebloomer), Tuesday, 10 February 2009 02:16 (ten years ago) link

http://www.boingboing.net/2009/02/09/every-swear-word-on.html

This is like the "The Story of Everest" of those compilation videos (or, if you prefer, sub "the rake gag" for "The Story of Everest").

Jouster, Tuesday, 10 February 2009 03:03 (ten years ago) link

five months pass...

I don't know why exactly, but I think Phil Leotardo doesn't look as a convincing threatening badass villain. Maybe he lacks charisma. When Ralph or Johnny Sack or Richie is on the screen you could really feel their presences. Not so with Phil.

dan138zig (Durrr Durrr Durrrrrr), Sunday, 2 August 2009 11:18 (ten years ago) link

five months pass...

Starting season 4. Notes on series so far: LOVE Adirana La Cerva, LOVE Artie Bucco (wish there was more of him), also wish there was more Ginny Sack.

Can't stand AJ at ALL. Kind of wish he'd just get killed off. Also frustrated with the whole "Meadow you're so spoiled, we give you everything" / "GOD mom leave me aLONE!!" runarounds, where nothing actually happens (she keeps getting spoiled and is a brat). Could do without her too.

kate moss and heavy machinery in a dessert (Stevie D), Tuesday, 12 January 2010 16:58 (nine years ago) link

check the individual season threads

larry craig memorial gloryhole (Shakey Mo Collier), Tuesday, 12 January 2010 17:09 (nine years ago) link

Also, Carm's hair got SO much more chic and beautiful between the end of S3 and the beginning of S4. I'm really liking the direction her style is taking.

kate moss and heavy machinery in a dessert (Stevie D), Tuesday, 12 January 2010 17:30 (nine years ago) link

OMG @ S4E04, "The Weight". An entire episode of Ginny Sac!

kate moss and heavy machinery in a dessert (Stevie D), Saturday, 16 January 2010 06:25 (nine years ago) link

ginny is great

J0rdan S., Saturday, 16 January 2010 06:28 (nine years ago) link

unliks AJ who I really wish would die.

kate moss and heavy machinery in a dessert (Stevie D), Saturday, 16 January 2010 06:43 (nine years ago) link

AJ is a cock obv but his character makes tons of sense-- naturally tony would have a weak, brat child-- meadow otoh... they should've just let her go

J0rdan S., Saturday, 16 January 2010 06:45 (nine years ago) link

two months pass...

they have the entire series on sale in hmv for €80(±$105) and saturday is my birthday, should i just go for it.

plax (ico), Thursday, 8 April 2010 23:29 (nine years ago) link

yes

nakhchivan, Thursday, 8 April 2010 23:41 (nine years ago) link

figure if i go cold on it i can prolly sell it on for abt what i paid for it anyway (its marked down from €150)

plax (ico), Thursday, 8 April 2010 23:42 (nine years ago) link

yes yes

goon with the wind (J0rdan S.), Thursday, 8 April 2010 23:55 (nine years ago) link

that is totally a great deal

modern eunuch-like crooning (Shakey Mo Collier), Thursday, 8 April 2010 23:56 (nine years ago) link

I had a friend who recently declined to watch this series because she felt overly squeamish about any potential violence. I felt she was really missing out and would otherwise enjoy it... otoh I couldn't really argue that the violence in it could be ignored/overlooked.

modern eunuch-like crooning (Shakey Mo Collier), Friday, 9 April 2010 00:00 (nine years ago) link

yeah i am not that attracted to the violence either

plax (ico), Friday, 9 April 2010 00:02 (nine years ago) link

still, what i have seen of this seemed pretty good, but like i started watching for a little while around s4 i think so i mean i constantly didn't understand the backstory and it was p confusing iirc

plax (ico), Friday, 9 April 2010 00:03 (nine years ago) link

the violence isn't constant and it isn't exploitatively or crassly done. In fact, it's very well done and thus unsettling - as violence should be.

modern eunuch-like crooning (Shakey Mo Collier), Friday, 9 April 2010 00:14 (nine years ago) link

I'm surprised to hear that, plax. I think many of the episodes are prettty much self-contained, with only a reference or two to tie it into the ongoing storyline. As far as serialized shows go, there are plenty that are much much harder to jump into. Of course, I watched them all in order anyway, and that's just my take as a fan, so who really knows.

Jouster, Friday, 9 April 2010 01:55 (nine years ago) link

long term parking is on right now -_-

༗ (J0rdan S.), Friday, 9 April 2010 18:38 (nine years ago) link

quality episode

Shamandy Warhol (Shakey Mo Collier), Friday, 9 April 2010 18:40 (nine years ago) link

Tony Newting his gf is so brutal

Shamandy Warhol (Shakey Mo Collier), Friday, 9 April 2010 18:40 (nine years ago) link

yeah that scene is great -- altho for cable it gets kinda lol w/ all the edits

J0rdan S., Friday, 9 April 2010 18:41 (nine years ago) link

bought this

plax (ico), Friday, 9 April 2010 19:56 (nine years ago) link

there are a lot of things I could say right now that I am not gonna say

Shamandy Warhol (Shakey Mo Collier), Friday, 9 April 2010 20:04 (nine years ago) link

i love u 4 that

plax (ico), Friday, 9 April 2010 20:05 (nine years ago) link

What is "newting?"

Jouster, Friday, 9 April 2010 20:14 (nine years ago) link

breaking up with/divorcing someone while they're in the hospital

Shamandy Warhol (Shakey Mo Collier), Friday, 9 April 2010 20:15 (nine years ago) link

"He walked out in the spring of 1980.... By September, I went into the hospital for my third surgery. The two girls came to see me, and said, "Daddy is downstairs. Could he come up?" When he got there, he wanted to discuss the terms of the divorce while I was recovering from my surgery." - Jackie Gingrich, Newt Gingrich's first wife (who was suffering from cancer iirc)

Shamandy Warhol (Shakey Mo Collier), Friday, 9 April 2010 20:16 (nine years ago) link

ok i am not reading this thread.... now.

plax (ico), Friday, 9 April 2010 20:17 (nine years ago) link

haha sorry

Shamandy Warhol (Shakey Mo Collier), Friday, 9 April 2010 20:18 (nine years ago) link

one month passes...

Nearing the end of Season 5. Tony has gotten so rotten and awful, I seriously hope he just dies at this point. AJ, too, has managed to become even worse; hope someone kills him too. I can't count the number of times I want to just jump through the screen and say the things that need to be said that clearly aren't; it's amazing how passive (re: bad) Tony and Carmela are when it comes to parenting. I wish there was more Gabriella Dante, and I wish Adrianna wasn't so pathetic all the time. She used to be so great!

limp bizkotti (Stevie D), Tuesday, 25 May 2010 03:40 (nine years ago) link

Also despite the fact that I'm 10 episodes into Season 5, I STILL have not recognized a single shooting location which makes me feel like a rly bad New Jerseyan. There was one episode that took place at Mason Gross (Rutgers' art school) but it was at some old building that I can't seem to locate.

limp bizkotti (Stevie D), Tuesday, 25 May 2010 03:41 (nine years ago) link

Also also I seriously have managed to make it this far without hearing abt the series finale. Please no one spoil it.

limp bizkotti (Stevie D), Tuesday, 25 May 2010 03:46 (nine years ago) link

Show just keeps getting better imo. The death of tony’s Mom ep was so good.

longtime caller, first time listener (man alive), Saturday, 16 March 2019 16:59 (six months ago) link

gandolfinis acting is kinda the best acting ever

lag∞n, Saturday, 16 March 2019 17:41 (six months ago) link

movie title has apparently been boiled down to Newark

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Saturday, 16 March 2019 17:42 (six months ago) link

so much for total control, Mr Chase

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Saturday, 16 March 2019 17:42 (six months ago) link

gandolfinis acting is kinda the best acting ever

― lag∞n, Saturday, March 16, 2019 1:41 PM (one hour ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

yeah it’s wild

flopson, Saturday, 16 March 2019 19:39 (six months ago) link

it's excellent

'best ever' is silly

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Saturday, 16 March 2019 19:47 (six months ago) link

Better than u

flopson, Saturday, 16 March 2019 19:54 (six months ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5eKxyR2py1E

omar little, Saturday, 16 March 2019 20:03 (six months ago) link

it's excellent

'best ever' is silly

― a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Saturday, March 16, 2019 3:47 PM (six hours ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

wow morbs i said kinda, show some respect

lag∞n, Sunday, 17 March 2019 03:25 (six months ago) link

Oh! Stop breaking fucking balls ova here

( ͡☉ ͜ʖ ͡☉) (jim in vancouver), Sunday, 17 March 2019 03:28 (six months ago) link

Van Zandt otoh is far from the best ever but every time he’s on screen is so good

longtime caller, first time listener (man alive), Sunday, 17 March 2019 03:31 (six months ago) link

van zandt is bomb i stood behind him in line at katzs and he ordered just as u wld imagine w the hand gestures and the eeeying

lag∞n, Sunday, 17 March 2019 04:08 (six months ago) link

love him forever

Squeaky Fromage (VegemiteGrrl), Sunday, 17 March 2019 04:21 (six months ago) link

http://i64.tinypic.com/2aiium1.png

shoulda zagged (esby), Sunday, 17 March 2019 04:25 (six months ago) link

<3

Squeaky Fromage (VegemiteGrrl), Sunday, 17 March 2019 04:26 (six months ago) link

awesome

lag∞n, Sunday, 17 March 2019 04:28 (six months ago) link

Goddamnit the Sopranos is so good. The Sopranos is life. Prestige TV is shit. Everything else is shit.

longtime caller, first time listener (man alive), Sunday, 17 March 2019 13:34 (six months ago) link

Damn I forgot how funny Anthony Jr. is. Just a perfect character.

heinrich boll weevil (Hadrian VIII), Sunday, 17 March 2019 15:22 (six months ago) link

Funniest Sporano T/S

Anthony Jr. vs Paulie Walnuts

heinrich boll weevil (Hadrian VIII), Sunday, 17 March 2019 15:23 (six months ago) link

Minor subplot but great is the speeding ticket with the cop who winds up working at Fountains of Wayne. At first it doesn’t make sense — why does Tony vascillate between vengeful and soft hearted? But in the last scene it becomes clear: it’s control. He can’t stand the fact that there’s someone he can’t manipulate, whether through rage, bribes, kindness, or displays of power.

longtime caller, first time listener (man alive), Monday, 18 March 2019 14:18 (six months ago) link

really, i'm the only one who thinks Newark is a lousy movie title

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Monday, 18 March 2019 14:22 (six months ago) link

it's not great, but The Many Saints of Newark sounded like an Ed Burns movie

Simon H., Monday, 18 March 2019 14:25 (six months ago) link

saints preserve us!

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Monday, 18 March 2019 14:39 (six months ago) link

planned release: 9/25/20

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Monday, 18 March 2019 14:41 (six months ago) link

really, i'm the only one who thinks Newark is a lousy movie title

Each time I see it, I picture Liotta working a quaint little B&B in Vermont.

pplains, Monday, 18 March 2019 18:36 (six months ago) link

really, i'm the only one who thinks Newark is a lousy movie title

― a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Monday, March 18, 2019 7:22 AM (four hours ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

says the "Patterson" fan

( ͡☉ ͜ʖ ͡☉) (jim in vancouver), Monday, 18 March 2019 18:37 (six months ago) link

"Paterson" even gosh darnit

( ͡☉ ͜ʖ ͡☉) (jim in vancouver), Monday, 18 March 2019 18:38 (six months ago) link

Every time I see it I picture Peter Finch ranting about just how mad he is and just how unwilling he is to take it anymore.

Goody Rickels on the Dime (Old Lunch), Monday, 18 March 2019 18:45 (six months ago) link

The title feels menacing to me because I know the context and read extensively about the riots not that long ago, but I would imagine general audiences might think of it as like Manhattan Pt. 2.

Goody Rickels on the Dime (Old Lunch), Monday, 18 March 2019 18:49 (six months ago) link

Based on how Detroit did...

... (Eazy), Monday, 18 March 2019 19:34 (six months ago) link

and i'm FROM Newark... my parents even moreso.

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 19 March 2019 00:15 (six months ago) link

Man, the Tracie episode was hard to watch. Tony feels sad about it, a girl his own daughter’s age, yet he enables Ralphie and directly profits off the exploitation of Tracie. It’s literally what puts his own daughter in the nice, safe, Ivy League school she’s attending while it all goes down.

longtime caller, first time listener (man alive), Tuesday, 19 March 2019 04:51 (six months ago) link

Yeah, hardest episode of them all to watch.

... (Eazy), Tuesday, 19 March 2019 06:50 (six months ago) link

Yet I think it serves the show well and isn't just some dark for the sake of dark bullshit. It reminds you who these people really are and what they really do, lest you get too cozy with them.

longtime caller, first time listener (man alive), Tuesday, 19 March 2019 14:58 (six months ago) link

ralphie disrespected the bing!

( ͡☉ ͜ʖ ͡☉) (jim in vancouver), Tuesday, 19 March 2019 16:05 (six months ago) link

Dr Krakower (Carmella's therapist): c/d?

longtime caller, first time listener (man alive), Thursday, 21 March 2019 14:31 (six months ago) link

Extremely classic

Number None, Thursday, 21 March 2019 14:41 (six months ago) link

agree, love him

longtime caller, first time listener (man alive), Thursday, 21 March 2019 14:44 (six months ago) link

I'm through S4 Ep5 now.

That Columbus Day episode was hot garbage, sheesh.

longtime caller, first time listener (man alive), Tuesday, 26 March 2019 15:51 (six months ago) link

irl lol again

Elvis Telecom, Tuesday, 26 March 2019 23:38 (six months ago) link

haaaaa

d'ILM for Murder (Hadrian VIII), Wednesday, 27 March 2019 00:37 (six months ago) link

two weeks pass...

Almost done with S5. Maaaaaan it gets dark.

Where are the other first-timers at now?

longtime caller, first time listener (man alive), Thursday, 11 April 2019 18:20 (six months ago) link

think flopson stopped watching after he finally got to the ton-carm action

findom haddie (jim in vancouver), Thursday, 11 April 2019 18:23 (six months ago) link

lol

he's missing out on the actually hot tony-carm pool scene then

longtime caller, first time listener (man alive), Thursday, 11 April 2019 18:24 (six months ago) link

two weeks pass...

had a long vacation and the weather's nice and I'm hesitating to finish S6. Maybe I'll just take it slowly.

longtime caller, first time listener (man alive), Monday, 29 April 2019 20:03 (five months ago) link

My wife had never watched this before, so I'm going through it all for the first time since the original run ended. Things happen so much sooner than I remember, but I'm enjoying it so far. Totally blanked on the Favreau episode for some reason. Loved watching Christopher knock Swingers.

soaring skrrrtpeggios (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Monday, 29 April 2019 20:08 (five months ago) link

I haven't seen Swingers since it came out but I'm kind of guessing it hasn't aged well

longtime caller, first time listener (man alive), Monday, 29 April 2019 20:11 (five months ago) link

five months pass...

Still getting through 6 and taking the darkness in small doses. So good though.

longtime caller, first time listener (man alive), Tuesday, 8 October 2019 16:12 (one week ago) link


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