The Sopranos S06E21 – Made in America

11 06 2007

Judging by the reaction of the internet, I am in the absolute minority, but on second and third viewing, the end met my expectations and played out very much like the rest of the final season, or even the whole series. If you are peeved, and want an explanation of the final scene, read a succinct recapping below. No fuss no muss, what it really meant. SPOILERS BELOW>>>
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What I’m watching tonight…

11 06 2007

 

The Sopranos (S06E21). The problem with watching TV like I do, not live so to speak, is that you have to avoid all websites relating to TV until you have seen that particular episode for yourself. This morning I was looking at my Google reader and there was a headline that unintentionally gave away part of the ending, and so I am not impressed. I’ll watch it tonight and I hope I’m still surprised.

John From Cincinnati (S01E01). This has been much hyped on the web (and in my mind) but has has some lukewarm reviews. A surfer who can levitate? Must be worth an hour of my time.





Posting Frequency…

5 06 2007

You may have noticed (who wouldn’t) that the frequency of my posts has dropped dramatically over the last couple of weeks, well the reason is two-fold. First of all, I’ve been moving house and my access to computers has been limited the last week, both at work and at home. That is all set to change any day now when I splurge on a macbook.. maybe. I’ll wait to see what Steve Jobs has to say on Thursday.

The other reason is that the US TV season is over, and i am taking a bit of a break from constant TV watching. At the moment there are only 3 shows on my schedule.

The last Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip (S01E18) I watched was absolutely fantastic, and I won’t let anyone tell me otherwise. It is a real shame it couldn’t find an audience. Or the audience found it, compared it unfavourably to West Wing and changed channel. The scene where Tom Jetter finds out his brother is being held hostage in Iraq was quite moving. If you are in the UK and have avoided the download, it starts on E4 June 30th.

This weeks episode of Entourage (S03E20) was less of a finale and more of a new beginning for the boys. I’ve been bitching for weeks about the lack of actual movie-making in season 3, but it seems as if everything is finally coming together. Although i’m pretty sure Sloane is about to kick Eric to the curb. In a strange move for HBO, they are starting Season 4 the Sunday after next, so not long to find out if I am right.

As we head towards the final episode of The Sopranos, it is starting to dawn on me how big a loss this show will be to HBO, and my personal viewing habits. The show has become the drama I compare not just TV shows, but gangster movies to and hold up as an example that cinematic quality can be brought to the living room. What will happen to Tony Soprano? If it is anything like the death of Bobby Baccala in this weeks episode (S06E20), it will be ruthless. Watch it after the jump. Viewer discretion is something something…

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What I’m Watching Tonight…

23 04 2007

The Sopranos (S06E15) – Ok, some no name was killed and Johnny Sac died of Cancer. Who is next? Only 7 eps remain!!

Life on Mars (S02E08) – I was watching the football (Man U 7-Roma 1) when the finale was on, and I haven’t found an hour to watch it since, but I have managed to avoid anyone talking about it, and any blogs with reviews of the episode… so tonight could be the night I find out what happened to Sam Tyler.

Ruddy Hell! It’s Harry and Paul (S01E03) – Awful, awful title. But they used to make me laugh when I was young, so i’ll give it a go.

Middle Classes – Their Rise and Sprawl – Documentary on BBC4 on how the middle class became the majority in the UK. How can I squeeze in four programs in one evening I hear you cry??? By staying up til 1am and ignoring the people around me. thats dedication… or isolation. followed by depression. and loathing.