Posts Tagged ‘Sopranos’

As I discussed in my last post, I’m heading down my list for best TV of the decade, broken into tiers. Today I’m onto tier 3 – these shows are all more flawed or erratic than the top tiers, but still qualify as among the best of the decade. I’m also including a few shows […]


As I mentioned in my last post, I’m approaching my Best Television of the Aughts in top-down order, rather than the more conventional bottom-up reveal. A few other parameters for my list: I’m not segmenting by genre like other critics, mostly because I don’t want to haggle over some shows that straddle the comedy/drama line, […]


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 […]