Sopranos

9 08 2006

What can I say that hasn’t already been said. All the awards, all the claims that its the greatest drama ever written, maybe they put me off watching it all these years, fear it wouldn’t live up to the hype. I worked with a guy called Mark back in the day in Selfridges, and he used to come in once a week and explain to me why there is nothing better. We had the same tastes, so I don’t know why I kept ignoring his advice.

but I suppose, as I have found out myself from working in the industry, nobody likes to be told what to watch, you just have to let people think they discovered something for themselves.

So thats what happened to me. I borrowed Season 1 of Sopranos a few months ago, maybe March. And here we are, 6 seasons later, about 70 episodes in, and I concur.

I’m still looking for superlatives, its that good. A bit too violent at times, but its not gratuitous, its all there for a reason. Pretty much every episode has the production, writing and acting of a big screen movie. Some are just a work of art. I would have paid (as US viewers have to, about $40 a month) to watch this at the cinema. And with only 8 episodes to come next January, I guess this show will soon be sleeping with the fishes. (Sorry, I couldn’t think of a better way to end it…. hold on, what am I apologising for, you’re not paying to read this! I’ll write as many poor metaphors as I like!)

Anyway, thanks to all the people (and there were many) that looked at me like I was backward when I said I liked quality TV but had never watched Sopranos, you shamed me into checking it out!

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2 responses

10 08 2006
Jay3gsm

Shame on you! Have you seen the pine barrens episode yet? It is quite simply the perfect episode, easily the best Sopranos episode of any season. I posted a Youtube condensed version on my blog a while back (shameless plug)

http://jay3gsm.blogspot.com/2006/07/pine-barrens.html

Glad you caught up with the rest of us.

11 08 2006
Ruvjet

Yes, I’ve seen them all. Pine Barrens was great indeed, but I think my personal favourite is the episode about Christopher Columbus. Its all so good though, I’m so impressed.–>

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