Wednesday, April 11, 2007

"The Sopranos" -- Out With A Whimper, Not A Bang

It's a shame, in a way. "The Sopranos" was building to a series finale where Carmela officially turned her back on Tony and the lavish Mob life that left her hands covered in blood. Unfortunately, that finale took place at the end of season four with the episode "Whitecaps," widely and rightly considered one of the best hours of TV ever. But the show kept on going, with increasingly diminishing returns. Season Six part two kicked off to a so-so 7.7 million viewers. That's a great number for HBO, but far down from the series peak. It just doesn't matter that much anymore. Personally, I was simply bored by the episode. "The Sopranos" deserved better, but we'd have to go back in time and pull the plug earlier to accomplish it.

4 comments:

soupercollider said...

Can't go wrong with any of the Nick Drake CDs? The Sopranos episode a bore? American Idol an institution? It's all so sad.

Mary Mary said...

Hey Michael: Am I the only one noticing the blatant rip off references to the Godfather movies. Tony sitting on the boat dock...the baptism of Christopher's baby...any guess what week three might offer? "Take the Cannoli?"

soupercollider said...

My guess for week 3- Paulie gets whacked. Uhh....I mean...voted off. I forgot what blog I was on.

Watch Movies said...

The show just keeps your attention because you never know what will happen or how characters will react. I highly recommend it for people who don't have weak stomachs.