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post #721 of 1675 Old 05-23-2007, 02:39 PM
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Only 2 more episodes and somehow they're able to fit the rest of it in them.. Man I wished the series would never end.. This is probably the best TV Show I've ever made time for even if the past 2 yrs haven't been as good (they should've never ok'd the johnny pancake episodes).. Hopefully they'll suprise us and get their money and continue the series..

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A few things I found interesting about this episode.

- Meadow being so quick to tell what happened. Even though she said she didnt want Tony to find out, her actions spoke a very different tune. She knew very well what would happen when she passed on this info. She is as much a Soprano as anyone in that family.

- Carmella may be even be more selfish than Tony.

- Melphi's eyeopening talk with her shrink. She now cant help but think that Tony has be playing her right from the get go. Simply using her to justify his behavior and she has fallen for it hook, line and sinker. He is a true sociopath, and she missed it because in many ways she was star struck with her big bad client.

- AJ is indeed the second coming of his old man. Tony hates every minute of it because he sees himself in AJ and despises the weakness he felt and still feels.

- the last 2 episode will be very bloody. I think Chase will give fans what they have always wanted. A true bloodbath ending with Tony becoming the boss of bosses. The show will end exactly where it began, with Tony sitting in Melphi's office.

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This is probably the best TV Show

I've never missed a Sunday episode since the start, but it still takes a back seat to "THE WIRE". The Wire blows me away how real it is.

These are just my opinions.
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Only 2 more episodes and somehow they're able to fit the rest of it in them.. Man I wished the series would never end.. This is probably the best TV Show I've ever made time for even if the past 2 yrs haven't been as good (they should've never ok'd the johnny pancake episodes).. Hopefully they'll suprise us and get their money and continue the series..

Where would have been able to cull all those Johnny Cakes jokes from. It wasn't good as far as the series is concerned, but it was comedy gold!
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post #725 of 1675 Old 05-23-2007, 04:27 PM
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Carmella may be even be more selfish than Tony.

It took you this long to realize that?

I have to admit I haven't seen every episode of the series (and I didn't see this last one, so I don't know the extent of the evidence), but in the ones I have, there has always been at least one scene which suggests it, if not outright proves it.
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but it was comedy gold!

Yes and I tried to make a refrence to the comedy gold yesterday.

When Vito came back and suprised Tony in the mall with his sun glasses on and his brother for a back up, and Tony asked what is wrong with him. Vito said it was the blood pressure medicine he was on, and if Tony needed a note form the doctor, he'd get him one.

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Any predictions for the finale? Maybe Meadow gets harmed or peace between NJ and NY? Naa this is the Sopranos not " As the World Turns"..

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Maybe Chase is just trying to remind everyone, that as Americans we all need to band together to fight the war on terror.

of all the things Chase is implying about America and its culture in this series and the final episodes, i think the last thing he is trying to do is lecture the audience about the importance of fighting a "war" on terror.

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Yeah I seriously doubt hes making war on terror comments through this show. That doesn't seem like it would jive with everything else he's done on the show.
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Man I think that this show is the best it has ever been. The tension in just incredible. I'll be absolutely glued on the following two sundays, really is a historic time in television
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LOL. Why are you dragging me into the "no brains nowheres" comment when I was defending your post?

You're quote reminds me of one of my all-time favorite Soprano's lines (paraphrased):

Pussy -> Chris, why would he want to warn you, when you're the guy that put a moon-roof in his head for him?"

Shut the door... he's pulling his goalie!
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I've never missed a Sunday episode since the start, but it still takes a back seat to "THE WIRE". The Wire blows me away how real it is.

I agree. Both great shows, but if they were on at the same time, it would always be the Wire first for me.
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The Wire is simply the best show on television. I won't argue with anyone about that, Sopranos has been great, but the last 3 seasons are easily eclipsed by the wire.
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..is simply the best show on television....

The Shield has to be in that sentence too.

For me, the best show on television depends on what night of the week it is.... or what my DVR is playing.

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The Wire is simply the best show on television. I won't argue with anyone about that, Sopranos has been great, but the last 3 seasons are easily eclipsed by the wire.

I watched The Wire its first season and while it was good, the characters were mostly so repulsive and sad that I couldn't get into it. With all the positive press, I assume that it's really improved and I'll give it another season pass shot this year. If it is anywhere close to The Shield, it'll become must see. But one of the strengths of The Sopranos is its unpredicability and its fascinating characters - so I'm skeptical that The Wire will operate at that level for me personally. But we'll see.
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Did anyone catch the Sopranos marathon on A&E over the weekend. Made me realize how good the first 4 or so seasons were. This season has been pretty good but those seasons were alot better.
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Did anyone catch the Sopranos marathon on A&E over the weekend. Made me realize how good the first 4 or so seasons were. This season has been pretty good but those seasons were alot better.

I caught some of it... I was surprised there was still so much frickin' cussing (on A&E).
I didn't care for the big Sopranos Marathon on A&E icon on the whole time... What I saw was in letterbox, how did it look on A&E HD?

I was expecting it to be like this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DFYN8loUboA
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of all the things Chase is implying about America and its culture in this series and the final episodes, i think the last thing he is trying to do is lecture the audience about the importance of fighting a "war" on terror.

I agree that I am grasping here.

At this time, I just can't see the terrorism plot being the end of the series.

Didn't they say that Chase put several current events in to some of the dialogue?
He and Bobby talked about 9/11 at the diner counter didn't they?

Plus they did edit the towers out of the opening sequence correct?

I do not think it was a "lecture" about the war on terrorism. But it could be a commentary about current situations in the world today.

"Filler" with a message that leads nowhere.
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any of you guys into Entourage?

More of a younger crowed. Not sure how old you guys are but it's a great show.

Tom Hanks coming out with something called "JOHN ADAMS" an HBO mini-Series.
Not sure if you guys seen the trailer yet, but it looks pretty good, some war/british stuff in the snow... trailer looked pretty cool.
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any of you guys into Entourage?

More of a younger crowed. Not sure how old you guys are but it's a great show.

Tom Hanks coming out with something called "JOHN ADAMS" an HBO mini-Series.
Not sure if you guys seen the trailer yet, but it looks pretty good, some war/british stuff in the snow... trailer looked pretty cool.

Yes there is a seperate thread for Entourage but alot of people like Entourage. Its every guys dream, I wish one of my friends was that rich and I could just hang out all day!
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Did anyone catch the Sopranos marathon on A&E over the weekend. Made me realize how good the first 4 or so seasons were. This season has been pretty good but those seasons were alot better.

I agree that 5 and 6 have been decidedly worse than the first four on many levels.
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so they skipped a week last Sunday (no new episode) but tonight (June 3) there is a new episode. Is this the finale or is there one more after?
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Tonight's the next-to-last episode (which in previous seasons has been as good and/or better than the finale) and next week, the 10th, it ends.
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any of you guys into Entourage?

No its garbage. After this season, there is nothing left on HBO for those over the age of 30.
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No its garbage. After this season, there is nothing left on HBO for those over the age of 30.

'John From Cincinnati' premieres in a couple of weeks and 'Big Love' is returning as well. Neither seems aimed primarily at the ADD afflicted kid demographic.
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'John From Cincinnati' premieres in a couple of weeks and 'Big Love' is returning as well. Neither seems aimed primarily at the ADD afflicted kid demographic.

You might give the HOTP thread a look, there's a piece by SF Chron critic Tim Goodman who's seen the first 3 eps of "John", and he says it's bad, really bad, of course that's just one person's opinion.

There's also a more complete reading in the Deadwood thread.
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There's also a more complete reading in the Deadwood thread.

I go into deep depression when I am reminded that Deadwood is no more. What a waste! I preordered Deadwood's last season on DVD from Amazon yesterday. I was reminded to do that after watching W. Earl Brown, who had played Al Swearengen's muscle, in an episode of Numb3rs, in which he was the delightfully creepy psychopathic leader of a polygamous sect.
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I go into deep depression when I am reminded that Deadwood is no more. What a waste! I preordered Deadwood's last season on DVD from Amazon yesterday. I was reminded to do that after watching W. Earl Brown, who had played Al Swearengen's muscle, in an episode of Numb3rs, in which he was the delightfully creepy psychopathic leader of a polygamous sect.

Yes, I caught that, he was very good in that episode.

"Charlie Utter"(Dayton Callie) was in a few eps of CSI(Las Vegas) this season, also a good performance.
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Yes, I caught that, he was very good in that episode.

"Charlie Utter"(Dayton Callie) was in a few eps of CSI(Las Vegas) this season, also a good performance.

Yep, Jim Beaver, Deadwood's Whitney Ellsworth, had a recurring role on Supernatural this past season. He's another fine actor. Also, Garret Dillahunt, who had two recurring roles during Deadwood's run, has been all over TV the past couple of years.

To get back on topic (well almost) my severe withdrawal neurosis brought about by the end of Deadwood is almost certainly going to be made worse by The Sopranos' demise. This season has been so good, particularly the past few weeks, that I view its impending end with fear and loathing.
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Yeah, it feels like the official end of an era, a weird little mini TV Renaissance that lasted about 5 years or so. Started with Sopranos, began to end when Carnivale got axed IMHO. The end of Sopranos is the closing of the door. The future is smaller/cheaper.
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