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    A Ferkin Fanook

    Theres a big void in my life, after covingeing all 86 episodes of The Sopranos. No more cawfee and got myself a gun on repeat.

    Nothing else on TV seems worth watching now...Gonna have to play it all back again.

    Having watched Gomorrah up to season 3 prior to bingeing The Sopranos, I can now see what a pile of shit that and that Irish shite luigi posted up really were and fukked if I can be arsed to download the latest series now.

    The dark humour was sublime.


    Lying here reflecting, after enjoying all the slayings, the thing that shocked me most was the part when the family guy Vito appears in motorbike attire at a gay nightclub and goes on to suck off a security guard.

    It goes on to get more shocking for me though, after Vito's night out, with him then being branded a 'fernook' and the consequent whole of the Mob calling for his head and then his eventual bludgeoning and sodimisation by pool cues in a hotel room.

    That was quite sad I thought and I started thinking that was probably a normal Friday night out, pre-covid for Bettyboo.

    I'd never heard this word fernook before so googled it and it comes up as the Italian shortening of the word Finocchio, which is Fennel and quite popular in Italian cooking apparently, although I can't seem to find that ingredient in any of Nonna's recipes

    Made me think of how people really were victimised for their sexual preferences, the angst over homosexuality and how times have changed and how we have moved on. But as TV series go, what has improved on the masterpiece that was The Sopranos?

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    I'm re-watching too, and at season 4.

    Tony in his vest guzzling late night ice cream topped with whipped cream from a can reminded me of someone.

    Think we've got threads already about what to watch on tv, and even threads (for some reason) on what to watch on tv during covid.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dillinger View Post
    I'd never heard this word fernook before so googled it and it comes up as the Italian shortening of the word Finocchio, which is Fennel and quite popular in Italian cooking apparently, although I can't seem to find that ingredient in any of Nonna's recipes
    ...Nonna sliced up raw bulb fennel for salads and roasted fennel halves with EVOO and garlic to serve with Parmesan...I mix it into salads here to add a different flavor and substantial crunch...thank you for inquiring...

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    Can you post a clip of the hotel sodomy?


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    hmm... let's shift gears a bit.

    Which is more realistic - The Godfather Trilogy or The Sopranos'

    I vote for the Soprano's. More blood - also the opening credits provide a soft spot as I was born and raised local.

    The Godfather - arguably the best movie ever created provides too much romanticization or a pretty sorid criminal element.

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    Just up to SE4 now, after bingeing the previous 3. So good, I'm going to have to ration myself with the remaining material.

    Dunno how I managed to miss this masterpiece of television thus far. I've even seen the spin-off "Lilyhammer" before Sopranos.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cyrille View Post
    Tony in his vest guzzling late night ice cream topped with whipped cream from a can reminded me of someone.
    Snubby?



    Quote Originally Posted by cyrille View Post
    Think we've got threads already about what to watch on tv, and even threads (for some reason) on what to watch on tv during covid.
    Nothing compares. Not even Casablanca.



    I was getting into Dexter but I heard it ends worse than The Sopranos Gonna give The Godfather movies a go.



    Quote Originally Posted by withnallstoke View Post
    Can you post a clip of the hotel sodomy?

    From our night out in Chumphon?

    I'm sure someone slipped me a Mickey that night

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    Dill, probably a stupid idea, but if you have not seen Breaking Bad then watch it. Great binge watching.

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    It’s really funny, and so well observed.

    Tony taking the piss out of AJ’s uniform when he gets sent to military college in S03, for example.

    4 is my favourite season, as the characters of Christopher and Adriana were so well written and acted, and their ‘peak’ is in S04.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kmart View Post
    Dunno how I managed to miss this masterpiece of television thus far. I've even seen the spin-off "Lilyhammer" before Sopranos.
    Yeah, I enjoyed Lilyhammer too. Shame they cut it short but like most series they run out of ideas. I won't ruin the end of The Sopranos and it wasn't a bad ending really. Judge for yourself. Enjoy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cyrille View Post
    It’s really funny, and so well observed.

    Tony taking the piss out of AJ’s uniform when he gets sent to military college in S03, for example.

    4 is my favourite season, as the characters of Christopher and Adriana were so well written and acted, and their ‘peak’ is in S04.
    As for picking a favourite series, I'd have to have a good think but it never got stale to me and after going into The Sopranos on the back of Gomorrah which got tiresome with the death of someone at the end of every episode, it was a bit strange finishing episodes without the predictable drama and the music that lead up to it. The writing and humour in The Sopranos was a different level too.

    Gomorrah looks like it was made to try and improve on The Sopranos. But it's not even close.

    Best TV ever in my book.

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    I agree. The Sopranos is top stuff. I also really enjoyed "The Wire" true to life slingin and living the life in projects. Brutal series.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dillinger View Post
    Best TV ever in my book.
    ...agree: loved listening to the kitchen Italian I grew up with...a flash of recognition during the scene in Pop's kitchen discussing who made the frozen lasagne they had just eaten: Basil leaves on every layer? That's from Carmela...

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    Quote Originally Posted by tomcat View Post
    agree: loved listening to the kitchen Italian I grew up with...a flash of recognition during the scene in Pop's kitchen discussing who made the frozen lasagne they had just eaten: Basil leaves on every layer? That's from Carmela...
    Thats what i keep meaning to look at... what a canneloni is i thought he played a great role, the bald cook, with his corny comments

    Theres a Sopranos Family cookbook I'll have to nick an ebook of.

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    So Canneloni is an Italian enchilada?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dillinger View Post
    in motorbike attire at a gay nightclub and goes on to suck off a security guard.
    Quote Originally Posted by Dillinger View Post
    Theres a big void in my life
    you could invite the butter fluffer over

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dillinger View Post
    So Canneloni is an Italian enchilada?
    ...very similar, though usually spiced and stuffed differently...

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    Quote Originally Posted by baldrick View Post
    you could invite the butter fluffer over
    Sopranos Character: Janice.

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    David Chase, the man behind Soprano's direction wanted the theme to be as close as possible to what happened in New Jersey and hence the jargon and accents.

    My favourite Television drama ever!


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    I'm happy just watching old episodes of Dad's Army and Are you Being Served..... fcuk this modern stuff.

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    I might have to give some of this "modern stuff" a try, never watched much TV, looking at downloads available is 480 good enough quality?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Simon43 View Post
    I'm happy just watching old episodes of Dad's Army and Are you Being Served
    Now Dad's Army, I'll give you, was a classic.

    Are You Being Served though was total shit, even for a nine year old.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cyrille View Post
    Are You Being Served though was total shit, even for a nine year old.
    You had to "perve' on the Blond that wore the stockings! quite acceptable then!

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    ^ That was Wendy Richard.

    She also appeared in a few episodes of Dad's Army!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mendip View Post
    That was Wendy Richard.
    Yes, that rings a bell! we built a rig in Houston in 1992, one of the shareholders that used to take me for lunch lived with her for quite a few years, quite a character! Said she was a horny "girl"
    That's about as close as I have ever been to the rich and famous

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