Bada Bing


It's done. After more than 5 years I have finally watched the final episode of the Sopranos. Since starting with the first episode back in January 2005 I have had 5 jobs, lived in 2 countries, 6 houses, and got married. Damn good stuff though, The Sopranos. I'm not really much of a TV watcher, but my god if they made more TV like that you wouldn't be able to tear me away from that cathode ray teat of wonderment.

Favourite episode was the one called 'Pine Barrens' where Pauly and Christopher nearly freeze to death in a van in the woods.


Gonna miss those guys.

10 comments:

Gaw said...

I watched the whole thing at the rate of about one episode every night and a bit. By the end I was quite emotionally exhausted and felt almost soiled. But a terrific experience. And a great ending, in my view.

I've watched about half-a-dozen The Wire episodes and it hasn't bitten yet. But I was addicted to the Sopranos after the first one.

Gadjo Dilo said...

I dipped in and out of The Sopranos. It seemed to be a quite suberbly made series, and I surprise myself that I can instantly recall many moments notwihtstanding my limited watching to it.

Brit said...

We finished it a few months ago. I love the way the therapy just petered out without having acheived anything.

So, was T shot at the end? I suspect the answer is yes and no, like Schrodinger's cat.

worm said...

Gaw - I suppose the next step is to move ontot he wire, but Im afraid of it being a disappointment after the sopranos! and Im also loathe to begin buying another great swathe of boxsets straight away!

gadjo- from what i've heard, this is the strength of the sopranos compared to the wire - that whilst it is all strung together with a long plot, each episode is fairly self contained and watchable in its own right

Brit - yep, it really did look like he was about to get shot in the last frame.

I also liked how, in opposition to almost every TV show around, nobody had to learn anything at the end, there was no moral (or morals) to the story. Bad people stayed bad. That was excellent.

Brit said...

Trust me, The Wire will not disappoint.

Gaw said...

But after about five episodes it hasn't bitten me yet. In fact, I've forgotten to watch any more.

Brit said...

That's v unusual and Worm is unlikely to suffer the same fate.

ghostofelberry said...

That episode (getting lost in the woods) was the first i saw and i thought "jesus this is good!" anything which features two inept mob hitmen and an obnoxious Russian ex-Special Forces thug who survives a bullet in the head is okay in my books.

Susan said...

I've never seen a single episode of this - but now I'm very curious. Exactly how many hours of viewing do I need to set aside?

worm said...

elberry - funnily enough it was whilst I was in Germany that I stated watching the Sopranos as a method of escaping the dire German dross on the TV!

Susan- You won't regret starting with this show - once you've seen it, most UK drama looks pretty weedy in comparison. To really 'get it' I would suggest doing the first season back to back over one weekend. By the end you'll be absolutely hooked!

(total viewing time of the whole show is approx 88 hours!)