The Sopranos

Larry Gude

Strung Out
..-although I've never seen him in anything else and might revise that opinion slightly if I did.
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There is a movie with Julia Roberts where he is a hit man and turns out to be gay. Not that it would revise your opinion because...he's a hit man but, it is a fascinating twist and quite a hoot how Roberts is terrified of him but then figures him out and then they get into this introspective of him, his life, gay, hit man. Entertaining.
 

Dakota

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Ugh, we bagged that after a couple of episodes. That queen was too much for me to bear.
Queen Lannister?

I had a hard time following the Daenerys Targaryen story line at first, in fact, I almost couldn't stand it but I decided to stick it out and now find that character to be incredible strong and the story line very good. Daenerys Targaryen is a much stronger female than Queen Lannister will ever be and you will see Queen Lannister's demise of strength in following seasons, most noted, season 4. King Joffrey was a character I couldn't stand.

I'm having a hard time staying interested in the Sopranos. The story lines are a bit slow, IMO. I realize they are building a foundation and I will have to wait it out and follow along. As for Carmella, Monello is spot on and there is something unsettling about her relationship with her priest. Like I said I am still in the 1st season, nearing the end, but I'm still in the 1st season.
 

Larry Gude

Strung Out
I'm having a hard time staying interested in the Sopranos. The story lines are a bit slow, IMO. I realize they are building a foundation and I will have to wait it out and follow along. As for Carmella, Monello is spot on and there is something unsettling about her relationship with her priest. Like I said I am still in the 1st season, nearing the end, but I'm still in the 1st season.
If you've seen one episode of the Soprano's, you've seen them all. The difference, the variation, is how they move new and old characters in and out of the basics of the show; Tony's job; organized crime. Everything everyone does, their humanity, their personal stuff, it all comes back to how the living is made; violence or the threat of it.
 
I'm having a hard time staying interested in the Sopranos. The story lines are a bit slow, IMO. I realize they are building a foundation and I will have to wait it out and follow along. As for Carmella, Monello is spot on and there is something unsettling about her relationship with her priest. Like I said I am still in the 1st season, nearing the end, but I'm still in the 1st season.
My husband couldn't stay interested in the Sopranos either. :ohwell: He wasn't a fan of Goodfellas either... and that's my favorite movie of all time. :bawl:
 

Larry Gude

Strung Out
My husband couldn't stay interested in the Sopranos either. :ohwell: He wasn't a fan of Goodfellas either... and that's my favorite movie of all time. :bawl:
I hope you have a bright, sunny, happy, fulfilling life because your interests in entertainment are bleak! :lol: My first wife LOVE Scarface because he, Tony Montana, had balls and didn't take #### from anybody. I could never get her to make the connection to the ending... :lol:
 

Larry Gude

Strung Out
...oh....uh.... :killingme
Well, again, I'm not judging. I'm just asking. There is NOTHING wrong with enjoying that sort of stuff. I watch it. We're certainly not alone. I enjoy it but, personally, it leaves me with a sense of curiosity. Why am I enjoying watching psychotic, sociopathic behavior? I don't wanna be a mobster. I don't wanna live that life of fear and intimidation always looking over your shoulder, wondering who is going to betray you. When. How.

I loved Vrai's comments about how the thing she likes about the Soprano's is the satisfaction that such awful characters die off one by one. Goodfellas, Hill is the hero but, he's awful. He's just least awful. Lie, cheat, steal, beat, murder.
 
Well, again, I'm not judging. I'm just asking. There is NOTHING wrong with enjoying that sort of stuff. I watch it. We're certainly not alone. I enjoy it but, personally, it leaves me with a sense of curiosity. Why am I enjoying watching psychotic, sociopathic behavior? I don't wanna be a mobster. I don't wanna live that life of fear and intimidation always looking over your shoulder, wondering who is going to betray you. When. How.

I loved Vrai's comments about how the thing she likes about the Soprano's is the satisfaction that such awful characters die off one by one. Goodfellas, Hill is the hero but, he's awful. He's just least awful. Lie, cheat, steal, beat, murder.
Seeing how ####ed up these people are makes me feel like less ####ed up of a person. :coffee:
 

Monello

Awww, jeez
PREMO Member
Lots of people watched and liked the series. The show won a bunch of TV awards over the years. I like this quote on why people enjoy watching it.

Combining drama with comic irony, The Sopranos elevates the mob story from a shop-worn cinematic genre into an unmatched exposition of the moral complexity of modern American life. The Sopranos is original, funny, smart and alive with gritty characters so multi-layered, recognizably and mysteriously human that audiences gossip about them as they would about mutual friends.
 

MJ

Material Girl
PREMO Member
You did not - effing gross. :barf: He is not in any way whatsoever attractive or sexy. He's just a gross pig.
I loved Gandolfini as Tony, but I've never liked any other character that he's played. I miss the Sopranos and I hate that they can never bring it back now.
 

kom526

They call me ... Sarcasmo
Ugh, we bagged that after a couple of episodes. That queen was too much for me to bear.
You have got to stick with GoT. In freaking loved that series, but if that fatass George R.R. Martin doesn't get cracking, he's going to die before he gets to kill everyone else off. (I read all the books too. So far)
 

vraiblonde

Board Mommy
PREMO Member
Patron
You have got to stick with GoT. In freaking loved that series, but if that fatass George R.R. Martin doesn't get cracking, he's going to die before he gets to kill everyone else off. (I read all the books too. So far)
Ugh, no more terrible people. After we're done with The Sopranos I want a nice comedy so I can laugh instead of be appalled. :dead:
 

kom526

They call me ... Sarcasmo
Ugh, no more terrible people. After we're done with The Sopranos I want a nice comedy so I can laugh instead of be appalled. :dead:
The only TV I really watch is Gold Rush, Fast n Loud and Street Outlaws on Discovery, but I have watched Big Bang Theory a couple of times and liked that well enough. I live a comedy everyday so I don't need to watch one on the telly.
 

vraiblonde

Board Mommy
PREMO Member
Patron
My objection is to the sexual violence and gratuitous torture porn that serves no real purpose with regard to the plot. It's disturbing and unpleasant. I'm not liking that aspect of Sopranos, either (not to mention the casual acts of extreme violence that these low life mental cases engage in). I understand that there are people who behave like that, but they're sick and gross and I don't want to watch them. Ick.

Not to make too big a social statement out of it but, with all this keening over violence against women and "rape culture" coming from the MSM, it's interesting to me that they'll turn right around and applaud a show like GoT. :crazy:
 

Monello

Awww, jeez
PREMO Member
Final Soprano episode

Just before they cut to black, the family was sitting down to a family dinner at a local cafe. Here's a link to that actual place. I heard when they were filming there it was a nightmare for the local traffic.

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