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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) Permalink

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) Permalink

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) Permalink

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) Permalink

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) Permalink

Sopranos = Twin Peaks for the new Millenium.

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

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) Permalink

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) Permalink

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 (eleven years ago) Permalink

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) Permalink

three weeks pass...

i saw that :)

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

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) Permalink

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

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

and who could forget

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

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) Permalink

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 (nine years ago) Permalink

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) Permalink

check the individual season threads

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

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) Permalink

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) Permalink

ginny is great

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

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) Permalink

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) Permalink

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 (eight years ago) Permalink

yes

nakhchivan, Thursday, 8 April 2010 23:41 (eight years ago) Permalink

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 (eight years ago) Permalink

yes yes

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

that is totally a great deal

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

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 (eight years ago) Permalink

yeah i am not that attracted to the violence either

plax (ico), Friday, 9 April 2010 00:02 (eight years ago) Permalink

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 (eight years ago) Permalink

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 (eight years ago) Permalink

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 (eight years ago) Permalink

long term parking is on right now -_-

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

quality episode

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

Tony Newting his gf is so brutal

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

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

J0rdan S., Friday, 9 April 2010 18:41 (eight years ago) Permalink

bought this

plax (ico), Friday, 9 April 2010 19:56 (eight years ago) Permalink

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 (eight years ago) Permalink

i love u 4 that

plax (ico), Friday, 9 April 2010 20:05 (eight years ago) Permalink

What is "newting?"

Jouster, Friday, 9 April 2010 20:14 (eight years ago) Permalink

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

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

"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 (eight years ago) Permalink

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

plax (ico), Friday, 9 April 2010 20:17 (eight years ago) Permalink

haha sorry

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

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 (eight years ago) Permalink

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 (eight years ago) Permalink

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 (eight years ago) Permalink

All you need are eyeglasses and a water bottle.

henry s, Monday, 11 March 2019 17:03 (one week ago) Permalink

Peter Bogdanovich, you mean

Neil S, Monday, 11 March 2019 17:31 (one week ago) Permalink

want to dress up like george washington and get my picture taken with the horse

lag∞n, Monday, 11 March 2019 17:39 (one week ago) Permalink

hah when Paulie saves that painting from the fire then hangs it in his living room, and even after it has been painted over the eyes follow him round the room, so classic. On our re-watch we speculated about which member of the cast & crew would have got to keep it

Neil S, Monday, 11 March 2019 17:40 (one week ago) Permalink

gracenote how he painted over tonys whole outfit but kept his face

lag∞n, Monday, 11 March 2019 17:56 (one week ago) Permalink

like an Edgar Allan Poe story

Neil S, Monday, 11 March 2019 18:01 (one week ago) Permalink

yeah and like something about the depth of their relationship/power dynamic etc, he wldnt even think to paint over tones face

lag∞n, Monday, 11 March 2019 18:08 (one week ago) Permalink

would meet pie oh my

but I would cosplay as Paulie or Chris (havent decided) from “the pine barrens episode” with a sackful of ketchup & relish packets

Squeaky Fromage (VegemiteGrrl), Monday, 11 March 2019 19:36 (one week ago) Permalink

gotta be paulie gotta have the hair wings

lag∞n, Monday, 11 March 2019 19:38 (one week ago) Permalink

yeah true!
but chrissy gets the big floor mat from the van & looks like a crazy sherpa

so many options

Squeaky Fromage (VegemiteGrrl), Monday, 11 March 2019 19:39 (one week ago) Permalink

Did the first two eps of S3 where you at flops

longtime caller, first time listener (man alive), Saturday, 16 March 2019 16:53 (six days ago) Permalink

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 days ago) Permalink

gandolfinis acting is kinda the best acting ever

lag∞n, Saturday, 16 March 2019 17:41 (six days ago) Permalink

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 days ago) Permalink

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 days ago) Permalink

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 days ago) Permalink

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 days ago) Permalink

Better than u

flopson, Saturday, 16 March 2019 19:54 (six days ago) Permalink

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

omar little, Saturday, 16 March 2019 20:03 (six days ago) Permalink

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 (five days ago) Permalink

Oh! Stop breaking fucking balls ova here

( ͡☉ ͜ʖ ͡☉) (jim in vancouver), Sunday, 17 March 2019 03:28 (five days ago) Permalink

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 (five days ago) Permalink

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 (five days ago) Permalink

love him forever

Squeaky Fromage (VegemiteGrrl), Sunday, 17 March 2019 04:21 (five days ago) Permalink

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

shoulda zagged (esby), Sunday, 17 March 2019 04:25 (five days ago) Permalink

<3

Squeaky Fromage (VegemiteGrrl), Sunday, 17 March 2019 04:26 (five days ago) Permalink

awesome

lag∞n, Sunday, 17 March 2019 04:28 (five days ago) Permalink

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 (five days ago) Permalink

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

heinrich boll weevil (Hadrian VIII), Sunday, 17 March 2019 15:22 (five days ago) Permalink

Funniest Sporano T/S

Anthony Jr. vs Paulie Walnuts

heinrich boll weevil (Hadrian VIII), Sunday, 17 March 2019 15:23 (five days ago) Permalink

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 (four days ago) Permalink

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 (four days ago) Permalink

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

Simon H., Monday, 18 March 2019 14:25 (four days ago) Permalink

saints preserve us!

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

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 (four days ago) Permalink

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 (four days ago) Permalink

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 (four days ago) Permalink

"Paterson" even gosh darnit

( ͡☉ ͜ʖ ͡☉) (jim in vancouver), Monday, 18 March 2019 18:38 (four days ago) Permalink

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 (four days ago) Permalink

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 (four days ago) Permalink

Based on how Detroit did...

... (Eazy), Monday, 18 March 2019 19:34 (four days ago) Permalink

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 (three days ago) Permalink

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 (three days ago) Permalink

Yeah, hardest episode of them all to watch.

... (Eazy), Tuesday, 19 March 2019 06:50 (three days ago) Permalink

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 (three days ago) Permalink

ralphie disrespected the bing!

( ͡☉ ͜ʖ ͡☉) (jim in vancouver), Tuesday, 19 March 2019 16:05 (three days ago) Permalink

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

longtime caller, first time listener (man alive), Thursday, 21 March 2019 14:31 (yesterday) Permalink

Extremely classic

Number None, Thursday, 21 March 2019 14:41 (yesterday) Permalink

agree, love him

longtime caller, first time listener (man alive), Thursday, 21 March 2019 14:44 (yesterday) Permalink


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