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Tell you what the show does brilliantly, creating a sense of a 'goldfish bowl' community, that if you grow up in this type of community, you know everyone and everyone knows you. They're all married to each other's cousins. 

 

Reminds me of that line in Goodfellas that there was 'never anyone else around'. You grow up with these people and probably go into the mob the way mimers and dockers over here followed their dads and uncles into the same business.

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I love be to hate Janice as she’s despicable but my god there were great scenes with her / about her. The line Tony uses to Richie 

 

“Ten years you thought about Janice?! There are men in can better looking than my sister”

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On 25/10/2021 at 11:56, Section_31 said:

Tell you what the show does brilliantly, creating a sense of a 'goldfish bowl' community, that if you grow up in this type of community, you know everyone and everyone knows you. They're all married to each other's cousins. 

 

Reminds me of that line in Goodfellas that there was 'never anyone else around'. You grow up with these people and probably go into the mob the way mimers and dockers over here followed their dads and uncles into the same business.

 

And almost all of them were named Peter or Paul. It was unbelievable. There must have been two dozen Peters and Pauls at the wedding. Plus they were all married to girls named Marie.

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Well that's that then! Apologies for the shit formatting.

 

https://www.esquire.com/entertainment/tv/a38145579/sopranos-ending-tony-fate-explained-david-chase-interview/

 

You probably remember it well, the finale of The Sopranos, one of the greatest TV shows of all time. Airing on June 10, 2007, the man himself, Tony Soprano, and his family go out for a bite to eat. They're at a diner, surrounded by about a dozen or so patrons—including one especially sketchy-looking character. "Don't Stop Believin'" blares in the background while the crew eats from a bowl of onion rings. Suddenly, as Meadow is about to walk in, Tony looks up, and... cut to black. End of show. Fans left to wonder, what the hell happened next 

The moment and the question has been contested among fans for years. That stops now. Finally, in a new interview with The Hollywood Reporter, David Chase (the production's creator) finally gave a clear-cut answer regarding Tony's fate:

 

 

 

Because the scene I had in my mind was not that scene. Nor did I think of cutting to black. I had a scene in which Tony comes back from a meeting in New York in his car. At the beginning of every show, he came from New York into New Jersey, and the last scene could be him coming from New Jersey back into New York for a meeting at which he was going to be killed. Yeah. But I think I had this notion—I was driving on Ocean Park Boulevard near the airport and I saw a little restaurant. It was kind of like a shack that served breakfast. And for some reason I thought, “Tony should get it in a place like that.” Why? I don’t know. That was, like, two years before."

There you go. If you had any doubt, fellow Sopranos fans, Tony dies after the sudden cut to black. If anything, the revelation gives some extra closure to the series, not too long after we learned about Tony's origins in The Many Saints of Newark. Hopefully it'll put the speculation to rest, since Chase has seemingly not been fond of the ongoing discussion. Elsewhere in the interview, the creator admits that the fixation on Tony's fate "bothered" him, since so much else was going on in the world at the time.

"I had no idea it would cause that much—I mean, I forget what was going on in Iraq or someplace; London had been bombed!" Chase said. "Nobody was talking about that; they were talking about The Sopranos. It was kind of incredible to me. But I had no idea it would be that much of an uproar. And was it annoying? What was annoying was how many people wanted to see Tony killed. That bothered me."

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Finally got around to re-watching it again after 15 years and i'd forgotten just how blatantly laugh out loud funny it was. I've just finished S1 and that whole episode where Junior's secret about what he likes to do with his Goomah is laugh out loud funny all of the way through. Junior in particular is a real highlight, as is Mikey Palmice, who i hated on first viewing. 

 

I'm still adamant that Carmela is the most dislikeable character in the whole thing though and i honestly don't recall Meadow being this whiny and entitled.  

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14 minutes ago, Elite said:

Vito Spatafore, he's a come from behind sorta guy.

 

Absolutely blitzing the rewatch, fair play.

 

Surprised you didn't come back to comment after Carmella throws Tony out(best acting in the show) or Christopher and Adriana(best episode of the show).

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5 minutes ago, Kevin D said:

 

Absolutely blitzing the rewatch, fair play.

 

Surprised you didn't come back to comment after Carmella throws Tony out(best acting in the show) or Christopher and Adriana(best episode of the show).

It's fantastic. I feel it's a part of me now I've watched it that much lately.

 

What's your opinion on Buscemi's character?

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47 minutes ago, Elite said:

It's fantastic. I feel it's a part of me now I've watched it that much lately.

 

What's your opinion on Buscemi's character?

 

The initial plan was to have him for 2 seasons, but then Chase decided they were going to finish the show off earlier.

 

His arc gets a bit rushed as a consequence and even though Buscemi is an outstanding actor, he does feel physically out of place. He feels too pale and too slim to be in the family.

 

Having said that season 5 is their best year. That or 6b the final 9 episodes are unreal. 

 

Hard to split them, everything in the last 9 episodes was perfect but 5 hangs together so well thematically and long term parking is the best episode of TV ever, or in the top 2.

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1 hour ago, Kevin D said:

 

The initial plan was to have him for 2 seasons, but then Chase decided they were going to finish the show off earlier.

 

His arc gets a bit rushed as a consequence and even though Buscemi is an outstanding actor, he does feel physically out of place. He feels too pale and too slim to be in the family.

 

Having said that season 5 is their best year. That or 6b the final 9 episodes are unreal. 

 

Hard to split them, everything in the last 9 episodes was perfect but 5 hangs together so well thematically and long term parking is the best episode of TV ever, or in the top 2.

I remember not being overly keen in his character first time around but think he was a good character but not a stand out one. It all did seemed rushed with him though.

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