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Thread started 04/30/13 9:57pm

Gunsnhalen

Who Used To Watch The Sopranos?

I was hardcore into it when it was on and i haven't watched it in years...

Gotta say after re-watching a few episodes it's even better now that i am older! i think even when i was 16 and 17 some stuff in the show went way over my head! the writing on the show is top notch.

The show also probably has one of the darkest last seasons of a show i have ever watched! not incredibly pleasant to watch over again but fun none the less.

Who watched the show when it was still on?

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Reply #1 posted 05/01/13 5:45am

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I re-watched the first episode recently and was surprised at how much I enjoyed it. I had no real desire to see it again, but I'd forgotten all of the details, so it was totally entertaining
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Reply #2 posted 05/01/13 5:57am

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wave I did.

For a while, that show was THE reason why I paid to keep HBO.

When it ended, I almost cancelled it.

Glad I waited until True Blood.

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Reply #3 posted 05/01/13 6:10am

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LOVE the Sopranos

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1 thing that I really liked about it was that

99% of the time they used REAL Italians/Sicilians for the roles

Meadow is (father)Greek/Sephardic Jewish and Romanian Ashkenazi Jewish descent & Cuban(mother) she does look Italian though

and the son AJ is Irish

weird that they wouldn't get Italian kids to play those parts

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Reply #4 posted 05/01/13 7:15am

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Still do and have the set at home, watched it and even taped (as in VHS) some of the episodes BEFORE the invention of DVR....It holds up pretty well and at times it doesn't feel like a drama, but more of a dark comedy. Gandolfini certainly deserved all the accolades of his portrayal of Tony Soprano. Seasons 3-4 were the highlights and it felt rather strained once we got through the whole Vito arc, but in spite of that we saw the end coming for Tony and the show itself in more ways than one: Season 6- Loss of Chrissy- The war with NY destroyed Soprano management- With Vito gone and NY's stonewalling, Tony's financial problems increased expotentially- Carlo flipped and will be providing State's evidenceMelfi was right, Tony was ultimately his own worst enemy as his top earners and allies were all taken down if not by him, but by his indirect actions. Towards the end, there is nothing left for Tony and we fade to black....Also in the final episode, the "Members Only Jacket" guy comes out from "3:00" (Tony's P.O.V) which ties Chrissy's message from the afterlife into the last episode title wonderfully to "Made In America" and celebrating the lore of "This thing of ours"...Hats off to David Chase.
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Reply #5 posted 05/01/13 7:41am

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I didn't

I like gangster movies

but there's no way I'm gonna watch more than 600 hours of mafia stuff...

and, for some reason, I strongly dislike the lead actor, can't even remember his name right now...

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Reply #6 posted 05/01/13 9:14am

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wave Hardcore Sopranos fan here.



I have all 6.2 seasons on DVD and STILL watch it every night when it comes on one of those HBO channels at 8pm Monday-Friday. Can't get enough of it.



My favorite character was Chrissy. Oh how I love me some Chrissy. He should had been the one character that I hated. lol And Furio...aww how I loved Furio. I really would have loved to have seen Carmela give into her feelings and hooked up with Furio. But then, he would have had to die. Urgh.



Paulie and Silvio always gave me great laughs. I didn't really care for Pussy and didn't really miss him after he was gone.

Anyway, watching the episodes every day of the week are like stress relievers. When I hear "you fucking PRICK!!!" the stress of my day leaves my brain. lol

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Reply #7 posted 05/01/13 9:40am

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I watched it. Never missed a show.

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Reply #8 posted 05/01/13 10:15pm

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I only have seen season 1. I like it.

Beautifully shot tv series.

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Reply #9 posted 05/01/13 10:18pm

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loved it

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Reply #10 posted 05/01/13 11:50pm

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wave Hard core Sopranos fan! I have all six seasons on DVD (when I used to copy stuff). But, I still haven't seen the last season and, believe or not, still don't know how it ends. I really need to get that last season... This series changed the way television was done...especially on cable and then traditional free TV tried to follow... Gonna have to look at this from the beginning again... Love the way the creator of the series married the Godfather movies, Greek tragedy, and Shakespeare into a modern day fable with all the old classic themes... cool

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Reply #11 posted 05/02/13 4:21am

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purplethunder3121 said:

wave Hard core Sopranos fan! I have all six seasons on DVD (when I used to copy stuff). But, I still haven't seen the last season and, believe or not, still don't know how it ends. I really need to get that last season... This series changed the way television was done...especially on cable and then traditional free TV tried to follow... Gonna have to look at this from the beginning again... Love the way the creator of the series married the Godfather movies, Greek tragedy, and Shakespeare into a modern day fable with all the old classic themes... cool

You HAVE to watch it until the end! Do it now, lock yourself up, come back and let us know what you think!

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Reply #12 posted 05/02/13 10:11am

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purplethunder3121 said:

wave Hard core Sopranos fan! I have all six seasons on DVD (when I used to copy stuff). But, I still haven't seen the last season and, believe or not, still don't know how it ends. I really need to get that last season... This series changed the way television was done...especially on cable and then traditional free TV tried to follow... Gonna have to look at this from the beginning again... Love the way the creator of the series married the Godfather movies, Greek tragedy, and Shakespeare into a modern day fable with all the old classic themes... cool

Yes! you must go watch the last few episodes smile

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Reply #13 posted 05/02/13 10:18am

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*Spoiler*

I recall someone on the org saying that the audience was ''punished'' for liking or rooting for Tony all 6 seasons.

And it's true despite being a dirt-bag he had some good qualities and around season 5 you kind of saw Tony trying to get this shit together and the start of season 6 he had that heart attack or panic attack?

And he was vulnerable and for awhile it seemed he was sorry about what he did to Carmela his family and everyone else.

But damn recalling the rest of season 6 parts 1 & 2 it leaves on a dark note... Tony kills Chris, contemplates killing Paulie, starts cheating on Carmella again and lying about... everything lol

It left his character on a really cold note.

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Reply #14 posted 05/02/13 1:08pm

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LOVED this show. Have Seasons 1 through 5 on DVD. I wasn't crazy over the 6th season. However I recently saw it again...the first time since it originally aired...and I definitely understood it a bit more this time...ESP the last episode. I still watch it on HBO when its on...its usually better than anything else on at the time.

I loved Livia (Tony's mom). She was brilliant in the first season and still good (but was ill at the time) in Season 2. She was so horrible but totallly made me laugh. I have an aunt that is scarily like her...very negative personality and hates everything but has that scheming thing going where you are not really sure if she is senile or just doesn't want to be bothered. I also liked how Carmella could handle her and put her in her place.

I really loved Adrianna as well. I felt she was the most tragic character on the show. She was a decent person but got off from being a mobsters girlfriend and died wanting to be his wife. When she was killed the show lost a big arc that I cared about (her being a rat). I think it was one reason I didn't like season 6 as much. I couldn't see Chrissy with anyone else.

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Reply #15 posted 05/02/13 2:15pm

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Gunsnhalen said:

*Spoiler*

I recall someone on the org saying that the audience was ''punished'' for liking or rooting for Tony all 6 seasons.

And it's true despite being a dirt-bag he had some good qualities and around season 5 you kind of saw Tony trying to get this shit together and the start of season 6 he had that heart attack or panic attack?

And he was vulnerable and for awhile it seemed he was sorry about what he did to Carmela his family and everyone else.

But damn recalling the rest of season 6 parts 1 & 2 it leaves on a dark note... Tony kills Chris, contemplates killing Paulie, starts cheating on Carmella again and lying about... everything lol

It left his character on a really cold note.



It's true. The audience gets a reminder of who the character really is after making us like and respect him
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Reply #16 posted 05/02/13 2:30pm

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Yes, but I didn't get into it until the middle of the original run. Watched it all the way through a couple years ago over a short period of time, maybe a month or so, and I definitely enjoyed it more than I did the first time. You "get" more of it watching it more compact like that. The gaps were so long the first time around that I realized I'd completely forgotten some stuff by the time we got to the last season.




Gunsnhalen said:

*Spoiler*

I recall someone on the org saying that the audience was ''punished'' for liking or rooting for Tony all 6 seasons.

And it's true despite being a dirt-bag he had some good qualities and around season 5 you kind of saw Tony trying to get this shit together and the start of season 6 he had that heart attack or panic attack?

And he was vulnerable and for awhile it seemed he was sorry about what he did to Carmela his family and everyone else.

But damn recalling the rest of season 6 parts 1 & 2 it leaves on a dark note... Tony kills Chris, contemplates killing Paulie, starts cheating on Carmella again and lying about... everything lol

It left his character on a really cold note.




Part of the genius of that show is the way it made you care for the entire crew. It actually changed television in that way. Because in truth, there weren't any "good guys". Everyone was bad to a certain degree, and as a veiwer you were never manipulated into feeling one way or another about them. You were simply presented with these characters and situations and left to decide for yourself how you felt about the results. Even characters like Meadow or Artie, who weren't actually commiting crimes, knew full well what was going on with the "family", which makes them some level of "bad" as well.

Yes, brilliant show, on so many different levels. And unlike something like Lost, which still pisses me off, the end of the series pays off. Shit, the entire last season pays off, if only because it's never what you were expecting to happen, even if it's exactly what we should have seen coming from day one.



I want to comment on the actual end of the series, too, but for spoilery reasons, I won't.


Edit: I couldn't take it. I had to fix the damn formatting.

[Edited 5/2/13 18:28pm]

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Reply #17 posted 05/02/13 5:50pm

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I watched some of it. Problem with me is I could never ever catch it when it was on and about time I found it was, it would be before the show was to go off that night. But James Gandolfini sure played his ass off on it. Overall really good show.

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Reply #18 posted 05/02/13 6:08pm

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Timmy84 said:

I watched some of it. Problem with me is I could never ever catch it when it was on and about time I found it was, it would be before the show was to go off that night. But James Gandolfini sure played his ass off on it. Overall really good show.

They had the re-runs on A&E but i can't take it serious with all the cuss words and violence cut out lol

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Reply #19 posted 05/02/13 6:09pm

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Gunsnhalen said:

Timmy84 said:

I watched some of it. Problem with me is I could never ever catch it when it was on and about time I found it was, it would be before the show was to go off that night. But James Gandolfini sure played his ass off on it. Overall really good show.

They had the re-runs on A&E but i can't take it serious with all the cuss words and violence cut out lol

I watched some of that and I agree. lol I loved MadTV's spoof of that btw

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Reply #20 posted 05/02/13 6:26pm

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It's worth buying the complete box set, imo. But there's also a HEAVILY seeded complete series download on TPB. And it would take less than ten discs to burn the entire series (as data or as real DVDs, with menus).

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Reply #21 posted 05/02/13 6:30pm

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JoeTyler said:

I didn't

I like gangster movies

but there's no way I'm gonna watch more than 600 hours of mafia stuff...

and, for some reason, I strongly dislike the lead actor, can't even remember his name right now...




There's less than 73 hours of The Sopranos, does that help? lol

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Reply #22 posted 05/02/13 8:32pm

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i used to, and still do watch the sopranos. it's on m-f evenings @ 8:00pm on hbo in my area. i'm a carmella [edie falco] fan. imo her character held the whole soprano crew together. as much as she loved tony, 98% of the time she did not take any mess from him, nor did she fear him.

Still of Edie Falco in The Sopranos imo as a wife and a mother, carmella soprano was a (literary) hero.

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