09 Feb 2019 23:16:36
The Sopranos

I know I've gone on about this before, but I just got done watching the whole series again and ffs it's so damn good.

The character arcs, the storylines, the acting, the fact that some storylines never get finished leaving it to your imagination(Pine Barrens episode springs to mind), all amazing. But for me the best thing about the show, is that it's dressed up as a Mafioso type show, but it's so much more than that.

RIP James Gandolfini and Frank Vincent.

{Ed025's Note - great show that hsf..

1.) 10 Feb 2019
09 Feb 2019 23:56:15
It is Ed, it's a shame I could never convince Ed001 that it's a good show =[
The Wire too. Makes me sad for modern TV shows, they just don't even come close.

{Ed025's Note - gandolfini was excellent hsf but i think my favourite character was pauly, it was the most believable of all the mafioso series for me mate..

2.) 10 Feb 2019
10 Feb 2019 09:23:23
Pressed send too early lol. I think my favourite character was Corrado "Junior" Soprano. He had the best lines in the show in all honesty, and I think his acting especially in the later episodes, where he's been diagnosed with Dementia/Alzheimer's is just out of this world.
I think I'd have to throw Johnny Sacremoni in there as an honourable mention, he did a really good job(they all did really. ).

{Ed025's Note - it was a great series mate..

3.) 10 Feb 2019
10 Feb 2019 09:15:45
Yes, Paulie Gaultieri was awesome, funny and terrifying at the same time lol.

The scene with the football coach, where he's trying to give him the 50 inch TV.
"Let me tell you something, Guido..."
"My name is Clarence"


4.) 28 Feb 2019
28 Feb 2019 17:47:25
Id put the wire at no 1 and the sopranos at 2. The ending cost it points. But great tv show, some fantastic characters, great scenes, great lines, amazing cast. Paulie was great but even characters like Silvio an ralphie all were scene stealers.

5.) 01 Mar 2019
01 Mar 2019 13:31:48
I thought the same for a long time too Mort, that the ending could have been better. But that last scene in the diner, you see everything from Tony's perspective.

Door opens and bell rings.
You see Tony look up.
You then see who comes through the door.
This happens several times, then after the guy in the members only jacket has gone into the toilets, you hear the bell ring, Tony looks up - cut to black(Tony shot dead).
There is also a line from Bobby in an episode when they are sitting on the little fishing boat, where he says "you probably don't even know it happens, right?" Or something similar, there is also the scene when Silvio is at a dinner with someone from New York who gets whacked - the sound cuts out and Silvio has no idea what's happening until the 2nd gunshot is fired and blood is splattered on his face.

This video explains it - starting from 2:52 on the video.

6.) 01 Mar 2019
01 Mar 2019 17:16:25
Oh Mort, you may also be pleased to know that they're doing a prequel to The Sopranos, it's called The Many Saints of Newark and it's about New Jersey in the late 60s. James Gandolfini's son is going to be in it, as a young Tony, which is pretty cool!