The Sopranos

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  1. We Are Borg

    We Are Borg Rey of sunshine

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    So, yeah... this thread is about 20 years late.

    The Sopranos is one of the shows I've always been meaning to watch, but never seemed to find the time. Thanks to COVID-19, I've been able to binge-watch a bunch of stuff. I pretty much blasted through the entire series in two weeks.

    Wow.

    It's definitely a bit dated by today's standards, but I can see why it blew everyone away at the time. So many shows that have aired in the last 20 years owe their pedigree to The Sopranos.

    And that ending. Wow. Just wow.

    So glad I was never spoiled on it. I actually think it's one of the greatest series endings in television history. I know it divided fans but I give creator David Chase full props for doing something different.

    @shootER I'm currently winding my way through season 2 of Deadwood. Think I may binge-watch Boardwalk Empire after that...
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  2. We Are Borg

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    Very much agree with this. I was quite underwhelmed with the cinematography, but then we've been spoiled by some fantastic shows in the past 10 years or so.
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    I loved Boardwalk Empire until the ending, which didn't live up to the rest of the series. :(
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  4. We Are Borg

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    Uh oh.

    On the bright side, I'm glad Deadwood got a movie to wrap things up after it was unceremoniously dumped after season three.

    Also, I'm pretty sure the word "cocksucker" has now become part of my daily vocabulary, thanks to the show.
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    I call people at work hoopleheads pretty frequently. :diacanu:

    I'm glad they got the movie, but it's a shadow of the series. That great dialogue from the show just doesn't work that well in the movie, IMHO. Sounds stilted, like the actors have too many words to say. :(
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    Deadwood the series was pretty good, but I never saw the movie and I'm not really interested - too much time has passed. The Sopranos was great and side-note about the last season was when I started buzz-cutting my hair because my hairline was all Tony Soprano, but that only looks good on him so I might as well go in a different direction. The whole Sopranos cast was amazing!

    Boardwalk Empire was good and Steve Buscemi's best work no doubt about it. The actor who played his brother Eli was terrific! I never saw The Wire but I read a non-faction book about the real goings-on of a Baltimore detective and it was eye opening to say the least! :shock:

    Right now I'm on a Narcos binge and it's AWESOME! Better than Breaking Bad if I dare say IMHO.
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  8. Forbin

    Forbin Do you feel fluffy, punk?

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    We enjoyed the Sopranos, but it's one of those shows that we feel no desire to ever rewatch. A lot of it was great, a lot of it was mediocre, and a lot of it was kind of awful. I couldn't figure out why it was winning emmy after emmy when there were other quality shows getting stiffed.
    Anybody ever see Joan of Arcadia? Amber Tamblyn was, IMHO, turning in THE best, most riveting performances on TV at the time, and Edie Falco kept getting best actress for standing around in her kitchen moping. :bang:
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    Shirogayne The Gay Collective(tm) Formerly Important

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    Oh yeah, I remember hearing that Les Moonves killed that show because the demographic it picked up was too old and therefore CBS couldn't sell a bunch of crap to the 35+ demo. :async:


    The same asshole cancelled Dr Quinn, Medicine Woman without telling the cast, most of whom found out via the announcement in Variety.

    Fuck him.
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    This thread reminds me of a comment I saw when I was reading ten-year old reviews of The Sopranos at AV Club. :lol:

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    Forbin Do you feel fluffy, punk?

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    A coworker was in a Sopranos scene. It was a traffic jam scene, shot in a parking lot off Route 3 in Clifton, up the highway from work. She was in a car in the background behind Tony, just visible for a couple of seconds. One degree of separation claim to fame. :)
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    Forbin Do you feel fluffy, punk?

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    We rewatched Joan on DVD recently, and it still holds up amazing. Tamblyn acting her bloody heart out in every episode. She got robbed!
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    Yeah, Sopranos was great. Such a shame James Gandolfini died.
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    He's passable. Might work.
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    Apparently it's set in the 70s. Set photos show lots of longer hair and 70s-style fashion.
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    Finally we'll get to see Little Pussy in his prime! :hyper:
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