Sunday, June 10, 2007


Normally, I wouldn't post a blog about a particular episode until at least 24+ hours after it was originally aired...but, tonight's disaster has forced me to vent. Even Nightmare, who's the king of "I'm smarter than you when it comes to television/movie analysis," was left dumbfounded.

Cancel your HBO subscriptions, as this was THE WORST SERIES FINALE EVER. After watching this hour of horrible programming, I feel completely empty. "The Sopranos" WERE the most entertaining subject to come out of New Jersey since Bon Jovi. No more!!!

Literally, at 9:40...I turned to the room in which I was watching the finale with, just to note that this episode was equally as bad as all of the episodes which keened in on Tony's pointless dreams. NOTHING HAPPENED.

I get it...the mafia is all about "family". Well, the Soprano "family" was endangered...yet, Tony didn't pull the trigger on a single perpetrator?? Someone please explain this to me. I'm begging you.

I expected so much. Last week's episode (Episode 85) was great - it was reminiscent of "The Sopranos" of old. I wanted Furio to return. I wanted AJ dead. I wanted a blood-bath. Instead, I got an HBO 5-second blackout (think back to the boat scene at the beginning of the season -- when Bobby explained to Tony "that you'll know when it happens because everything goes black and silent")...and no answers!!

One death in the series finale of a show which made it's name based upon killings??? I could care less that AJ was finally "happy" with his new M-3!! What purpose did Junior serve in this episode??? Why? And, please spare me the foreshadowing rhetoric...I don't want to hear it. To say I'm disappointed is the understatement of the year.

Moving on, there's OBVIOUSLY going to be a Sopranos movie in the future. Although creator David Chase has always steadfastly denied such a notion, this episode was clearly designed to make a fortune on the big screen.

As I have scurried the internet, my research tells me that fellow HBO alum Tom Fontana recently mentioned to Chase that he "could do a story about the Soprano's grandparents first coming to the country". Is he serious??? Wasn't a movie already made around the exact same concept? Think Godfather II...

David is a big F U from me to you! Philosophical minds...beat it!

(And FYI...I only caught some of the new show which followed The Sopranos, but from what I consisted of TERRIBLE acting. Seriously, I could fill in for any of the lead actors on John from Cincinnati.)


Simply Suds said...

I couldn't disagree more with your analysis. So what if there wasn't an epic blood bath? This isn't the 1930s where mafia families pump each other full of lead all over the streets. The creator of the show actually allows you to create your own ending for the show, which I think is genious. Is Tony going to talk to the Feds? Is he going to cut a deal when he's indicted? And the restauarant scene was riddiculous. Was there going to be a retribution hit for the Phil killing right there at the restaurant in front of his family? Remember, Tony Soprano's father was shot in a diner while the entire family sat at the table. So was there going to be a similar type killing? It's all up to you, you can end it however you want. Fade to black was well done.

Chieftain said...

If I wanted to decide my own ending, I wouldn't have watched the show. I watched for 7 years for that exact David Chase could decide what happened to the Soprano family.

Simply Suds said...

I refuse to argue with you about sports and now tv dramas. The list keeps growing.

Norman P. Orlando said...

agreed on all parts except as far as the best things to come out of NJ, I have it as follows:

1. O'Keefe
2. Bon Jovi
3. Sopranos (a distant 3rd)

Chieftain said...

Did anyone else notice that the guy who walked into the bathroom at the diner was noted as "Nicky Leotardo"???

Anonymous said...

The best thing to come out of Jersey is Springsteen.

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