Posts Tagged ‘finale’

I’m sure most readers of this blog know full well that Breaking Bad returns for its final run of episodes this Sunday. My excitement and anticipation for the new season can hardly be contained – although technically the final eight episodes are the continuation of the fifth season (for contractual/economic reasons), given that it’s been […]

Like many, I’ve spent the last couple of days watching and thinking about the Battlestar Galactica finale – my spoiling thoughts are below the fold, both on the finale and some ties between the series and my research on television narrative. On Facebook, a few of my media scholar/blogger friends and I thought it might […]

Endings are hard. One of the most unusual things about American television is that success equals an endlessly deferred ending, an aspect I’ve previously discussed as the “infinity model” of storytelling. In  other countries, most shows have a limited term with a clear understanding that a show ending is an important part of its run. […]

from The Onion, of course: James Gandolfini Shot By Closure-Seeking Fan NEW YORK—Actor James Gandolfini, best known for his portrayal of mob kingpin Tony Soprano on the hit HBO show The Sopranos, was shot to death Tuesday in a Greenwich Village restaurant by a fan unable to accept the open-ended conclusion of the series finale […]

Hopefully this will be my last Sopranos post, or at least until I actually watch season 6. But I’ve been thinking more about the final scene in the context of intentionality and narration. For the purposes of this post, let’s assume that David Chase intended to portray the death of Tony Soprano, choosing to do […]

For a show that tried to aggressively stop, The Sopranos refuses to die. As reported in the New York Times, word is leaking out from the producers about the famous final shot of blackness. According to the article, it would seem that David Chase had a particular narrative meaning in mind as to what happened […]

In an effort to get that damn Journey song out of my head, I feel compelled to write about the finale of The Sopranos. I should be upfront and say that I have not actually seen the finale – just the final 5 minutes, which I’ve watched multiple times. I haven’t seen any of season […]

One of the bits of television news making the rounds in the last couple of days is that Gilmore Girls will be ending its run this month – not a huge surprise, given that showrunner Amy Sherman-Palladino left last year and that the consensus among those still watching (which does not include me) is that […]