Monday, April 30, 2007
What Sucks...The Sopranos
You may have lost me last night.
Normally I have a pretty good idea of what I’m about to watch when I turn on HBO. You always see that warning screen right before the show starts- you know the one- it says “Mature Content”, “Strong Language”, “Violence”, “Nudity”…well, last night, they kind of left out “Kid Shitting in School Shower”.
I’ve sat through some pretty bad Sopranos in the past couple of years. All of last season, for example. You want to tell the “Gay Vito” story? Do it in one episode. We don’t need the whole “Johnny Cakes” thing. This is the Sopranos, not the Italian L Word.
Also, please, we have precious few episodes left, please, no dream sequences. Whatever you’re trying to tell us through a 52 minute jaunt through Tony’s subconscious, we don’t want to know.
But last night’s show may have turned me off forever. I’m seriously on the fence now. And it’s not just the aforementioned “Kid Shitting in the Shower Scene”, (with us seeing the poop no less). There was something even worse- another mention of Carmella’s Spec House.
I’m begging the creative forces behind the Sopranos now- please, no more Carm’s Spec House, no more shitting, no more dream stuff, no more plot lines revolving around the brewing feud between Artie Bucco and the kid who played Vinny on Doogie Howser. There are 6 episodes left- what happened to the Russian in the woods? Will NY and NJ have a war? These are paths to explore.
If next week is about Ginny, Johnny Sak’s widow getting a job at a Dairy Queen, I quit.