Goodbye to The Sopranos- With Spoilers
If you haven't watched The Sopranos this week but intend to, go away now and come back after you've seen it. Well, The Sopranos is over unless there is a movie in the works. I kinda doubt that. If there really were two other endings shot, I think I would have preferred one of them ... EITHER ONE. First off, they got some very unlikely help from Phil's crew and the FBI. I found that a little pleasing and displeasing at the same time. I liked that they got him but I don't think it would have been that easy. Throughout the show, Tony and Paulie showed up at the usual places where Phil's people would have been looking for them. Nothing happened but the tension was mounting. Finally, creator/producer/director/writer David Chase tantalized us with tension in a diner building up to a big ending in the final scenes and then pulled the rug out from under us. I feel cheated. There are some who are saying this was an appropriate way to end, that this is Tony Soprano's life and always has been. He has so many enemies that every opening door is a threat. Maybe so but we deserved a conclusion. We deserved answers, not questions. I'm disappointed.
87 days until football season ...
Quote of the Day
After eight years and six seasons, HBO's landmark Mob saga The Sopranos didn't so much end as stop.
Robert Bianco, USA TODAY
Blog of the day here.
Quote from said blog: "Alan Sepinwall writes that series creator David Chase threw one final curveball at his audience that fit perfectly with everything done on this show before."