The Sopranos-the greatest TV show ever?

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  • PJ_SoulPJ_Soul Vancouver, BCPosts: 47,767
    edited December 2018
    PJ Soul---forget any of those other shows you mentioned. Watch The Wire and The Sopranos immediately.

    Also--The Newsroom is garbage after the first season anyway!
    I do plan on watching The Wire for sure. The Sporanos? Well... I'm sure I'll probably get around to it eventually. If it's on Netflix or Amazon Prime. ;) It just seems like a LOT of fucking mob stuff man. Too much for me I think. I love Goodfellas and Casino as much as anyone, but the Italian mobster theme isn't generally my cup of tea. I even hate The Godfather. Can't get through it. Never seen the ending.
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  • Thoughts_ArriveThoughts_Arrive Melbourne, AustraliaPosts: 13,912
    To me Sopranos is the best.
    Breaking Bad I loved but I found it too sad and distressing. 
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  • MayDay10MayDay10 Posts: 10,111
    The Sopranos is a meandering waste of time after season 2.   
  • The JugglerThe Juggler Behind that bush over there.Posts: 34,728
    edited December 2018
    PJ_Soul said:
    PJ Soul---forget any of those other shows you mentioned. Watch The Wire and The Sopranos immediately.

    Also--The Newsroom is garbage after the first season anyway!
    I do plan on watching The Wire for sure. The Sporanos? Well... I'm sure I'll probably get around to it eventually. If it's on Netflix or Amazon Prime. ;) It just seems like a LOT of fucking mob stuff man. Too much for me I think. I love Goodfellas and Casino as much as anyone, but the Italian mobster theme isn't generally my cup of tea. I even hate The Godfather. Can't get through it. Never seen the ending.
    Common misconception. It's more psychology/family dynamic stuff than mob stuff. A lot of people who expected it be like those movies all the time were often disappointed by all the other psychoanalysis stuff that was going on...
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  • Jason PJason P Posts: 18,126
    Loved Sopranos.  Game of Thrones now sits upon the iron throne and is the best HBO series to date 
  • hedonisthedonist standing on the edge of foreverPosts: 19,978
    PJ_Soul said:
    PJ Soul---forget any of those other shows you mentioned. Watch The Wire and The Sopranos immediately.

    Also--The Newsroom is garbage after the first season anyway!
    I do plan on watching The Wire for sure. The Sporanos? Well... I'm sure I'll probably get around to it eventually. If it's on Netflix or Amazon Prime. ;) It just seems like a LOT of fucking mob stuff man. Too much for me I think. I love Goodfellas and Casino as much as anyone, but the Italian mobster theme isn't generally my cup of tea. I even hate The Godfather. Can't get through it. Never seen the ending.
    Common misconception. It's more psychology/family dynamic stuff than mob stuff. A lot of people who expected it be like those movies all the time were often disappointed by all the other psychoanalysis stuff that was going on...
    Yup.  "Waste management" was but a part of the series - and those parts were really well done, as well as the others.

    At least watch the thing before mistakenly branding it!
  • The JugglerThe Juggler Behind that bush over there.Posts: 34,728
    hedonist said:
    PJ_Soul said:
    PJ Soul---forget any of those other shows you mentioned. Watch The Wire and The Sopranos immediately.

    Also--The Newsroom is garbage after the first season anyway!
    I do plan on watching The Wire for sure. The Sporanos? Well... I'm sure I'll probably get around to it eventually. If it's on Netflix or Amazon Prime. ;) It just seems like a LOT of fucking mob stuff man. Too much for me I think. I love Goodfellas and Casino as much as anyone, but the Italian mobster theme isn't generally my cup of tea. I even hate The Godfather. Can't get through it. Never seen the ending.
    Common misconception. It's more psychology/family dynamic stuff than mob stuff. A lot of people who expected it be like those movies all the time were often disappointed by all the other psychoanalysis stuff that was going on...
    Yup.  "Waste management" was but a part of the series - and those parts were really well done, as well as the others.

    At least watch the thing before mistakenly branding it!
    Tony's dream sequences got a bit long winded at times....but, man, were they trippy
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  • bootlegger10bootlegger10 Posts: 11,961
    PJ_Soul said:
    PJ Soul---forget any of those other shows you mentioned. Watch The Wire and The Sopranos immediately.

    Also--The Newsroom is garbage after the first season anyway!
    I do plan on watching The Wire for sure. The Sporanos? Well... I'm sure I'll probably get around to it eventually. If it's on Netflix or Amazon Prime. ;) It just seems like a LOT of fucking mob stuff man. Too much for me I think. I love Goodfellas and Casino as much as anyone, but the Italian mobster theme isn't generally my cup of tea. I even hate The Godfather. Can't get through it. Never seen the ending.
     If I could suspend your posting privileges I would.  Hating The Godfather?????

  • bootlegger10bootlegger10 Posts: 11,961
    The Sopranos - it started it all.  Is there a Breaking Bad if the Sopranos was not a huge hit for cable?
  • hedonisthedonist standing on the edge of foreverPosts: 19,978
    hedonist said:
    PJ_Soul said:
    PJ Soul---forget any of those other shows you mentioned. Watch The Wire and The Sopranos immediately.

    Also--The Newsroom is garbage after the first season anyway!
    I do plan on watching The Wire for sure. The Sporanos? Well... I'm sure I'll probably get around to it eventually. If it's on Netflix or Amazon Prime. ;) It just seems like a LOT of fucking mob stuff man. Too much for me I think. I love Goodfellas and Casino as much as anyone, but the Italian mobster theme isn't generally my cup of tea. I even hate The Godfather. Can't get through it. Never seen the ending.
    Common misconception. It's more psychology/family dynamic stuff than mob stuff. A lot of people who expected it be like those movies all the time were often disappointed by all the other psychoanalysis stuff that was going on...
    Yup.  "Waste management" was but a part of the series - and those parts were really well done, as well as the others.

    At least watch the thing before mistakenly branding it!
    Tony's dream sequences got a bit long winded at times....but, man, were they trippy
    True, but even those episodes had these beautiful and interesting moments like the surgery light, seeing Livia, the traveling and identity concepts...
  • dimitrispearljamdimitrispearljam NINUNINOPROPosts: 136,502
    LOST IS THE BEST SHOW EVER ,SECOND IS THE LEFTOVERS..
    SOPRANOS,BREAKING BAD AND THE WIRE IN TOP 10
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  • The JugglerThe Juggler Behind that bush over there.Posts: 34,728
    LOST IS THE BEST SHOW EVER ,SECOND IS THE LEFTOVERS..
    SOPRANOS,BREAKING BAD AND THE WIRE IN TOP 10
    This is an incorrect post. 
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  • hedonisthedonist standing on the edge of foreverPosts: 19,978
    LOST IS THE BEST SHOW EVER ,SECOND IS THE LEFTOVERS..
    SOPRANOS,BREAKING BAD AND THE WIRE IN TOP 10
    This is an incorrect post. 
    BUT IT'S IN ALL CAPS =)

    I liked The Leftovers very much, but that wasn't even in the Sopranos league.

  • PJ_SoulPJ_Soul Vancouver, BCPosts: 47,767
    PJ_Soul said:
    PJ Soul---forget any of those other shows you mentioned. Watch The Wire and The Sopranos immediately.

    Also--The Newsroom is garbage after the first season anyway!
    I do plan on watching The Wire for sure. The Sporanos? Well... I'm sure I'll probably get around to it eventually. If it's on Netflix or Amazon Prime. ;) It just seems like a LOT of fucking mob stuff man. Too much for me I think. I love Goodfellas and Casino as much as anyone, but the Italian mobster theme isn't generally my cup of tea. I even hate The Godfather. Can't get through it. Never seen the ending.
    Common misconception. It's more psychology/family dynamic stuff than mob stuff. A lot of people who expected it be like those movies all the time were often disappointed by all the other psychoanalysis stuff that was going on...
    No, as I said, I did catch and a handful of episodes when it was originally airing. I understand what the deal is with the show. It just didn't get me particularly interested.
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  • WobbieWobbie Posts: 25,356
    Mr. Ed?

    the original "stable genius."
    If I had known then what I know now...

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  • Thoughts_ArriveThoughts_Arrive Melbourne, AustraliaPosts: 13,912
    LOST IS THE BEST SHOW EVER ,SECOND IS THE LEFTOVERS..
    SOPRANOS,BREAKING BAD AND THE WIRE IN TOP 10
    Why now don't you stop shouting?
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  • Thoughts_ArriveThoughts_Arrive Melbourne, AustraliaPosts: 13,912
    MayDay10 said:
    The Sopranos is a meandering waste of time after season 2.   
    No way. It gets better and better.
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  • dankinddankind I am not your foot. Posts: 14,370
    This looks cool: https://mailchi.mp/ifccenter.com/sopranos-film-festival-12212018?e=a2cc9d61ad

    And they're screening my favorite episode with a Three Stooges short.
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  • HughFreakingDillonHughFreakingDillon In My PlacePosts: 19,222
    LOST IS THE BEST SHOW EVER ,SECOND IS THE LEFTOVERS..
    SOPRANOS,BREAKING BAD AND THE WIRE IN TOP 10
    HAHA. i came to this thread wondering if you were going to post about Lost, dimi. haha. Lost was amazing for one season. I then spent several more wednesdays of my life getting angry at the tv. 
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  • HughFreakingDillonHughFreakingDillon In My PlacePosts: 19,222
    never watched a single ep of Sopranos. mostly because I didn't ever have HBO, and couldn't be bothered to download it all. 

    But Breaking Bad is the best series I've seen. 
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  • The JugglerThe Juggler Behind that bush over there.Posts: 34,728
    never watched a single ep of Sopranos. mostly because I didn't ever have HBO, and couldn't be bothered to download it all. 

    But Breaking Bad is the best series I've seen. 
    I think you can watch it on Amazon Prime now. 
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  • HughFreakingDillonHughFreakingDillon In My PlacePosts: 19,222
    never watched a single ep of Sopranos. mostly because I didn't ever have HBO, and couldn't be bothered to download it all. 

    But Breaking Bad is the best series I've seen. 
    I think you can watch it on Amazon Prime now. 
    don't have that either. all I got is netflix canada. 
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  • The JugglerThe Juggler Behind that bush over there.Posts: 34,728
    Happy 20th Anniversary!

    I've been watching a lot of the marathon they've been showing on HBO this week. Anyone else?
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  • PJ_SoulPJ_Soul Vancouver, BCPosts: 47,767
    edited January 10
    never watched a single ep of Sopranos. mostly because I didn't ever have HBO, and couldn't be bothered to download it all. 

    But Breaking Bad is the best series I've seen. 
    I think you can watch it on Amazon Prime now. 
    don't have that either. all I got is netflix canada. 
    I don't want to be a schill or anything, but I want to suggest that you subscribe to Amazon Prime. It's a great way to save a ton on shopping/shipping, plus you get Prime Video, which is really good, plus Prime Music. Probably some other things too, that I don't use, but someone must. It's $80CAD/year, which is a really good deal.... Of course, some people are principally against shopping via Amazon vs in-person stores... Hypocritically, I've chosen to overlook this. Man, shopping online is so much fucking easier. I'd never do it for clothes I haven't worn before, nor for most groceries, but man, for household goods and stuff, as well as vinyl, it's SO much easier and usually cheaper to have it delivered. For free.
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  • The JugglerThe Juggler Behind that bush over there.Posts: 34,728
    What a schill
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  • PJ_SoulPJ_Soul Vancouver, BCPosts: 47,767
    What a schill
    I know. Amazon owes me some money!
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  • Cliffy6745Cliffy6745 Posts: 29,239
    PJ_Soul said:
    What a schill
    I know. Amazon owes me some money!
    Jeff Bezos is gonna need that money after this divorce.  Pray for him.
  • Thoughts_ArriveThoughts_Arrive Melbourne, AustraliaPosts: 13,912
    Up to season 4 myself. 
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  • gimmesometruth27gimmesometruth27 St. Fuckin LouisPosts: 16,183
    Jason P said:
    Loved Sopranos.  Game of Thrones now sits upon the iron throne and is the best HBO series to date 
    i agree with this. i loved the sopranos when it was current and an active series. i went back and watched the entire series as it was on marathon on hbo the last week. i realized that the only characters i ever really liked were paulie, sil, and phil. i hated all of the rest of them. i also hated the ending of the final episode. 

    i don't see anything beating game of thrones unless this new season sucks. i did not care for some of the story arcs this last season so i am not setting my expectations too high.
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  • hedonisthedonist standing on the edge of foreverPosts: 19,978
    I've been going through and watching random / favorite episodes - Barren Pines, the college trip and that fucking Reagan bust, the killing of Big Pussy, the ep where Furio had the chance to kill Tony by the helicopter but didn't, Second Opinion, and of course, this gem:

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