Friday, January 12, 2007
What The F*? "Sopranos" Scores On A&E
The cleaned-up version of "The Sopranos" debuted on A&E with the most-watched premiere of an off-net series in cable history. It barely edged past the off-net debut of "Sex and the City" by scoring an average of 3.86 million viewers for the first two episodes. Ba-da-bing, baby. I never thought I'd see "Sopranos" debut on basic cable, but then, I never thought I'd see "Sex and the City" do so as well. Both have been successes, but I still strongly feel that if you don't want to watch them in their original versions, you shouldn't watch them at all. You're getting a diluted, distorted impression of what the show is about. I can understand people not enjoying the foul language, brutal violence and casual nudity. I CAN'T understand why anyone would want to watch a censored version of a show they couldn't bring themselves to watch in the first place. What's the point?