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« Reply #105 on: June 16, 2016, 07:05:02 PM »
I finally got to see the only Sopranos episode I had ever seen when it airs but in context (6-6). The only things I remember was when Tony came down singing "sitting on a park bench" and my friends laughing at the Aqualung reference and Vito leaving his car in the rain and walking away with his bags. No idea why those two things are so vivid.

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« Reply #106 on: June 16, 2016, 08:24:45 PM »
So you are to the "Vito is gay" storyline, largely considered a lowlight of the show.

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« Reply #107 on: June 17, 2016, 05:58:05 PM »
Kinda bummed about the thing with Artie the next episode because he's one of my favorite characters. An asshole with flaws but one of the actual good guys on the show.

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« Reply #108 on: June 19, 2016, 09:15:23 AM »
Yep, always liked Artie. He was much more part of the show in Season 1, but we still always saw him the rest of the way, even if he was rarely featured.

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« Reply #109 on: June 19, 2016, 12:32:12 PM »
One thing I'm confused about. So AJ starts the construction job, Paulie comes by, and that sort of initiates the whole AJ's new girlfriend thing. Wasn't that girl Paulie's girl? If so, how come Paulie didn't say anything when he came over to the Soprano residence and she was there?

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« Reply #110 on: June 19, 2016, 03:07:34 PM »
I hate episodes like this and it probably has to do with large writing staffs. Apparently Tony is now a degenerate gambler and almost all of his conversations now are about gambling. Then we'll go to the next episode and it's like the gambling thing isn't that big of a deal again (like it has been the entire show).

I don't know why this kind of stuff bugs me but I really hate when good shows take an episode or two "off" to focus on either a side character or some flaw with a main character that is clearly for filler and while the showrunners/writers think it adds some dimension to the show it is usually completely out of character for whoever the focus of the episode is.

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« Reply #111 on: June 20, 2016, 01:22:51 PM »
Finale time.

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« Reply #112 on: June 20, 2016, 02:27:23 PM »
That was awesome.

axeman, doesn't your family own that diner?

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« Reply #113 on: June 20, 2016, 02:54:25 PM »
That was awesome.

axeman, doesn't your family own that diner?

Yes indeed, my dad is one of the owners.
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« Reply #114 on: June 20, 2016, 02:55:44 PM »
That was awesome.

axeman, doesn't your family own that diner?

Yes indeed, my dad is one of the owners.

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« Reply #115 on: June 20, 2016, 05:53:39 PM »
I hate episodes like this and it probably has to do with large writing staffs. Apparently Tony is now a degenerate gambler and almost all of his conversations now are about gambling. Then we'll go to the next episode and it's like the gambling thing isn't that big of a deal again (like it has been the entire show).

I don't know why this kind of stuff bugs me but I really hate when good shows take an episode or two "off" to focus on either a side character or some flaw with a main character that is clearly for filler and while the showrunners/writers think it adds some dimension to the show it is usually completely out of character for whoever the focus of the episode is.

Agreed. I was not a fan of the "Chasing It" episode.  Like you said, we went from Tony always being a gambler on the side, to all of a sudden he can't win and has a problem, and then it is gone again.

That was awesome.
 

I stand by my long-held view of the finale; the last scene was clever, albeit rather unsatisfying, while the rest of the episode was pretty average.

And what, no reaction to the resolution to the Tony/Christopher relationship??

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« Reply #116 on: June 20, 2016, 07:30:39 PM »
I was so out of it this morning when I was watching it. It took me a second to realize what he was doing but I wasn't totally surprised since Tony was starting to see Chris as somewhat of a liability. I was surprised he didn't show any emotions in private though, it was just sort of an act he did like when he took out Tony B.

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« Reply #117 on: June 20, 2016, 07:32:58 PM »
The relationship was damaged beyond repair.  The end of Stage 5 is one of the most awesome episode endings they have had, with Phil's realization that he had to change his ways (for the bad), following by the christening where Tony and Chrissy hugged and you could see in both of their eyes during the hug that there was nothing left between them anymore.

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« Reply #118 on: April 16, 2017, 11:58:36 AM »
Have you heard the news?

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Re: The Sopranos official thread
« Reply #119 on: May 01, 2017, 09:37:48 PM »
....He is Risen...

Just got to the episode where Vito gets whacked. Loved his storyline there where he skipped town. I thought they did a good job with that.

Also, I was rewatching a few episodes. Christopher's intervention--Two foreshadows both in real life and television.

After learning that Christopher killed the dog by sitting on it, Tony tells Christopher that he ought to suffocate him. I know I'm not to that part yet, but I remember when it was on originally on, Tony suffocates Christopher after the crash.

Second, Christopher chastises Tony for his eating habits and says that with the way Tony eats, he'll be dead of a heart attack by 50. Gandolfini died of a heart attack at 51  :(
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« Reply #120 on: May 02, 2017, 06:09:26 AM »
You might be the first person to say they liked that Vito storyline. :lol :biggrin:

I think, for me Season 6a is so "meh" overall that the Vito storyline just stood out as more meh stuff.  I did like the long dream sequence when Tony was in the coma, and the episode where Johnny Sack's daughter gets married is great, but overall 6a really falls flat.  By far the least best season of an otherwise magnificent show.

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« Reply #121 on: May 02, 2017, 08:14:26 AM »
You might be the first person to say they liked that Vito storyline. :lol :biggrin:

I think, for me Season 6a is so "meh" overall that the Vito storyline just stood out as more meh stuff.  I did like the long dream sequence when Tony was in the coma, and the episode where Johnny Sack's daughter gets married is great, but overall 6a really falls flat.  By far the least best season of an otherwise magnificent show.

Yea pretty much agree although the Vito storyline was kind of funny, it was just mostly meh though.

The foreshadowing is interesting.  I read one of those facebook ad websites about 50 interesting tidbits about Sopranos and the James Gandolfini eating habits and heart attack was one of them. 

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« Reply #122 on: May 02, 2017, 08:52:35 PM »
I don't know, I guess I never really noticed Vito that much and it was nice to see his character a bit more. Same with Bobby in Season 6, it's nice to see him more. I am tired of and have been tired of AJ and Janice though for quite awhile
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« Reply #123 on: May 02, 2017, 11:21:16 PM »
It didn't help Vito's cause that the actor who played him wasn't much of an actor.  He basically fitted the "fat Italian guy in a mafia movie/show" stereotype to a 't.'  Same for the actors who played Bobby and Sal/Pussy.  But, to all of their credits, they did the best they could in their roles given their limited acting skills. 

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« Reply #124 on: May 03, 2017, 03:56:05 PM »
Random anecdote: At a trade show for grocery stores a few years back, Joe Gannascoli was promoting his line of pasta sauces. At the booth was Steve Schirripa (Bobby) and Tony Sirico (Paulie), and Joe. I hadn't seen the show yet, but recognized the faces. Nice guys, sauce was horrible though  :lol
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« Reply #125 on: May 03, 2017, 07:42:06 PM »
I believe the proper word is 'gravy.' :biggrin: :P

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« Reply #126 on: May 03, 2017, 07:59:06 PM »
Speaking of Gravy, Goodfella Henry Hill has his own line of gravy called Sunday Gravy. It's actually not that bad compared to Joe's gravy, which I don't think is around anymore
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« Reply #127 on: July 25, 2017, 11:16:01 PM »
I was looking through my iTunes today and around the time that I was watching the show I was buying so many of the tracks that would play during the closing credits.

I must say, The Sopranos had one of the best soundtracks, there was never a song out of place and it adds so much character to the show.

My favorite soundtrack moment on the show was this one from the Season 3 premiere:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LPeIfSrngC4&t=393s 5:55 onward
Watching this one immediately after Season 2, Big Pussy was just killed and then we go right to this opening. It's just awesome. One of my favorite moments in the show
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« Reply #128 on: July 26, 2017, 06:01:49 AM »
Yep, that was a brilliant way of combining two songs into another that fit the episode perfectly.

It is hard to narrow it down to one, finding the best use of music on the show, but if someone argues this one, I will not disagree:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Bgi3z4M-Mo

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« Reply #129 on: July 27, 2017, 10:29:34 AM »
Yep, that was a brilliant way of combining two songs into another that fit the episode perfectly.

It is hard to narrow it down to one, finding the best use of music on the show, but if someone argues this one, I will not disagree:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Bgi3z4M-Mo

My fav. was this one because they came off of that fantastic season 1 and there was so much hype. I just like how told those little bits and pieces of catch-up with song and film.

The 0.44 sec. mark : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i1NngykN1Yw

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« Reply #130 on: July 27, 2017, 05:22:38 PM »


My fav. was this one because they came off of that fantastic season 1 and there was so much hype. I just like how told those little bits and pieces of catch-up with song and film.

The 0.44 sec. mark : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i1NngykN1Yw

Yep, that is a great one!

The end of Season 2 is awesome as well with the Rolling Stones' Thru and Thru playing over the montage to end the season.

Too many great ones to mention them all!!! :lol

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« Reply #131 on: July 27, 2017, 07:32:28 PM »
Yep, that was a brilliant way of combining two songs into another that fit the episode perfectly.

It is hard to narrow it down to one, finding the best use of music on the show, but if someone argues this one, I will not disagree:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Bgi3z4M-Mo

By far my favorite. I'm pretty sure I mentioned it above but this ending left me stunned.