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    The Sopranos - contains spoiler

    Warning: This post is about the end of the Sopranos, so if you don't want to know how it ends, don't read on...
















    I've just finished watching the last of the Sopranos, and can't help feeling a little disappointed in the final scenes, where the family just order onions rings in a cheap little restaurant. Overall, the whole six seasons was a magnificent piece of modern art - funny, tragic, sexy, violent - and I loved every second, but right at the end I kind of wanted something more. How would you have ended it if you'd been in the director's chair? I can't help feeling I would have had Carmela offing Tony for one marital infraction too far.

    What were your favourite moments from the whole thing? I loved the Pine Barrens one with Christopher and Paulie lost in the woods after cocking up the hit on the Russian "interior decorator", but I was always a little let down that the Russion angle didn't reappear in subsequent seasons.
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    Kind of agree with you because of what came before was so good, it was always going to be difficult to provide a satisfactory ending.

    For a mostly american point view have a look_ here

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    To be honest with you, I liked the ending. There was brief moment of disappointment, These epics are supposed to have some sort of cathartic ending aren't they?

    What was the ending, anyway? Fuckin guy's got a pretty tough indictment coming up. He has killed, fought and directed a fairly large criminal endeavor; in the end he has survived. Anyone that expects more will be disappointed. Although a little too focused n the "organized" aspect of any confederation of crooks, The show's reality is highlighted in its ending. Probably the most real part of the whole series.

    Voyeurs may want more bang but the ending is honest, real. I've replayed it three times, enjoyed each one more and more. The uncertanty, the possible hits coming frm three differnt directions, the family the onion rings, fuckin' A, Tony did OK.
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    Yeah, the more I think about it, the ending was very good, because it illustrated the uncertainty of being a mobster, and also illustrated that it has become more mundane, matching the reality of the rapidly diminishing Mafia role in society.

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    Need to download Episode 13

    Only done with Episode 12,

    Season 6 has been boring mostly, focusing too much on his family life, with the leading supporting characters going in the background,

    I guess they run out of funny mafia stories,

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    ^ That's the point, that this mirrors real life, not the grandiose vision the Godfather portrayed. Today's mafia is beaten, sold out by its own, and infringed upon by rival groups. I think the boring aspect is just real life.

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    Quote Originally Posted by benbaaa
    but I was always a little let down that the Russion angle didn't reappear in subsequent seasons.
    Yeah, that angle had a lot of potentials for funny stories and awkward situations, can't believe they didn't exploit it, or maybe they receive death threats for making fun of the Russians in NY

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    Quote Originally Posted by Butterfly View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by benbaaa
    but I was always a little let down that the Russion angle didn't reappear in subsequent seasons.
    Yeah, that angle had a lot of potentials for funny stories and awkward situations, can't believe they didn't exploit it, or maybe they receive death threats for making fun of the Russians in NY
    I agree with you both on this. Especially since the Russian mafia has carved out a significant existence in that part of New York. And, there was room to do a lot with his first Russian Gumah (the pretty brunette), after he smacked up the councilman or whatever for going with her.

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    Was addicted by seasons 1-4, felt it going wrong when 5 started but stuck it through to the onion ring...then some guy goes to the loo as T's daughter enters the restaurant and that's where the episode ended...not a clue who offed him, wouldn't be one of his family and guessed the loo angle would be too close to the Godfather to slip in unnoticed...

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    The implication was that we, the audience were the ones who got whacked.

    If you remember from earlier in the series Tony is talking on the boat and he says, "in the end, you never see it coming, just blackness."

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    Of course, I think everyone was expecting a big scarface type ending when he started carrying that big fcuking gun around with him for a few episodes.

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    I felt robbed until i thought about it and realised how brilliant the ending was!
    Agree about the russian in the pine forest the whole episode was pure comedy

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    The interesting thing about this series was to show how "childish" and uneducated they all are, even the wives.

    On the top of being "dysfunctional", most had the mental state of a 12yr old school bully as they probably didn't finish school and it's how they ended their education. Tony, a survivor, seemed a bit smarter than that.

    I quite liked Johny and his first lieutenant, 2 pieces of nasty work. They could make a new series out of those 2

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    ^A large part of the show is tongue in cheek and is quite funny.Defiantly not the norm American slapstick humour,but very funny.

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    About the only ending possible

    Anything else would have seemed waay too much. Besides they can do a reprise now.

    E. G.

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    "Sopranos, the Movie"

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    Quote Originally Posted by jizzybloke
    I felt robbed until i thought about it and realised how brilliant the ending was!
    i think I'm too thick to have got it.

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    I am not sure I should be watching episode 13 after all,

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    ^
    you're definitely too thick to get it.


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    The annoying thing was that I lost count of the episodes and didn't realise that was the last one as I was watching it. The ending was puzzling and I waited a week - dying to find out what was going to happen next. It wasn't scheduled the following Tuesday but channel 9 are famous for mucking the schedule around so I waited a another week. Still not scheduled so I phoned channel 9 to find out what was happening and when the next episode would be on (I actually thought there was 2 left) and the kind scheduler at Channel 9 exlained that I had already seen the last episode - damn!

    At first I thought, shit, that was a shit ending. Then watching it again I thought it was actually quite good. The threatening undercurrent that must permeate the life of a mobster, never knowing when the hit might come.

    Only wish I had known it was the last episode while I was watching it!

    Easily my favourite TV series of all time. What a shame it's all over.

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    ^ Absolutely no question. Best TV series of all-time, even with a couple boring years thrown in. I hope the movie, WHEN it gets made will be as satisfying.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chinthee
    Best TV series of all-time
    It's good, but "The Wire" piddles all over it, so does "The west wing"

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChiangMai noon View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by chinthee
    Best TV series of all-time
    It's good, but "The Wire" piddles all over it, so does "The west wing"
    Wrong Drano breath. Only Fawlty Towers can rival the Sopranos, and to tell you the truth if I were incarcerated for the rest of my life, which would I want to watch?

    Basil, Manuel, and the bunch.

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    ^
    have you watched "the wire?"

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChiangMai noon View Post
    ^
    have you watched "the wire?"
    No, honestly never saw that.

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