Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Television recaps

Super short update today because I have all sorts of shit to do. I actually have a funny story about the Work Guy from last week but I will hold it until tomorrow until it plays out entirely.

So for today...what did we think of The Sopranos on Sunday? At first I thought the cable went out, and then I thought it was kind of a bummer, but the more I think of it, the more I really liked it. And not just because of the liberal use of Journey (I have had "Don't Stop Beleivin'" in my head all week...)

I know everyone is all pissy about it because it just cut off, and Tony didn't get killed or anything, but I sort of like it that way. Mainly...life doesn't have massive, dramatic beginnings and endings...and if you are making a show that is supposed to be realistic, then you can't wrap everything up nicely all the time.

And in fairness, they did wrap a lot up...Paulie Walnuts is the new #2, they made peace with Brooklyn, AJ is back to being an ass, and Carmela and Meadow have demonstrated once and for all that they will always operate with their heads buried in the sand, so long as the money keeps flowing. Junior gets the messiest death of all, even if we didn't have to watch it.

So, I guess I did like it...although I can't say I loved it. There was still too much filler in the last episode, and too much stuff that added nothing to the story. And maybe if they actually had indicted Tony, it would have felt a little better, but all in all it was an OK ending.

And, with the help of Journey, I thought the last scene was brilliant. There was such a reliance on typical film stereotypes that made it seem like tons of stuff was about to happen just because of the way it was filmed. Which meant that when nothing did happen, it seemed like something had...

Anyway, just my two cents...I am sure everyone who watched has an opinion.

4 comments:

k.d. said...

i guess i have to wait for these episodes some more months until they're overdubbed into german language... *sigh*

icadle said...

I thought it was great. At least they finally made something happen in the last two episodes. As I would imagine, all's well in mobville, people die, people live, and no-one really knows whats going to happen next.

ella w. said...

great - now you've got that journey song back in my head! i thought the cable died too.

Princess Extraordinaire said...

I liked the ending - I thought it was kinda cool and left room for your imagination....