Monday, April 30, 2007

What Sucks...The Sopranos


SPOILER ALERT*

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.

18 comments:

Anonymous said...

what a coincidence! i happened to have taken a shit today too.

Anonymous said...

Ok. When you mentioned the Russian you lost me. STOP Mentioning the Russian. He's not coming back. The story is done.
I bet you are wondering where Furio is too. Even Dr. Melfi's rapist.
Go ahead & stop watching. You will never be satisified.

Anonymous said...

hysterical.

Anonymous said...

I love how all these bashers continue week-to-week-to-week complain/whine/snivel about how The Sopranos suck. Like the first season didn't have flashbacks or dream sequences or loose ends. Perhaps, the spoon-fed formulaic oatmeal you (not just the original poster but everyone singing the same tune) get from regular TV is more up your alley.

Anonymous said...

Look, I applaude anyone willing to call bullshit on this franchise. It's not unlike what Lucas did with Star Wars...build up a huge following then just throw anything out there knowing they'll delude themselves into loving it.

No, the Sopranos is on autopilot and has been all season. Sure, in real life you don't get closure on everything but this isn't real life...it an intense crime drama and I'm sick of plot twists that go nowhere, meaningless "filler" dialogue, off topic story lines and an unending supply of loose ends.

I don't think people are complaining or whining when they demand better content from the writers. This isn't public television...we're all paying to watch this and I think we deserve more for our money.

Sadly, the last episodes are in the can and there's nothing that can be done to change that. I honestly have no idea if they'll be worth watching but word on the street is there's a Sopranos movie in pre-production so I wouldn't look for Tony to get rubbed out in a war with NY. Who knows, if I were a betting man I'd say T will end up running NJ and NY but maybe I'm crazy....

Anonymous said...

I agree with the guy who said the spoon fed formulaic thing- I can't wait for a pooping scene in Heroes!

john91gaston said...

i think u guys should go and make fun of some other movie. this movie is going to rule. larry the cable guy is the coolest actor and stand up comedy guy ever. i think this movie is the best movie ever.

Anonymous said...

As an ex-fan of Sopranos, would you rather the show build up for an hour, hanging on the egde of your seat, with an awesome payoff like Michael in the Godfather killing the police captain and the Turk? Or would you rather have surprise scenes that have no bulid up, no payoff, just surprise. I'm sick of it; and anyone who's not is in denial, like the 20% of the country who still thinks Bush is doing a good job.Stop drinking the cool-aid of sopranos. The show jump the shark 4 or 5 seasons ago when they digitally put Tony's mother's face on an actress. Proof that the show lost its creative edge. That was all they could come with? Wake me up when the show ends. Actually, nevermind; I'd rather sleep in a dream sequence.

Anonymous said...

The last season sucks!!! They are going to cram everything for the last 2 episodes!I'm glad that its all coming to an end.The last 3 seasons were horrible.The whole family side of the story ,then the whole Vito thing,SUCKS!!!Now this last season,just terrible.No action,whatsoever.All those dream sequences,SUCKS>Where did all the action go?Shootings,beatings,dealings,whores?

Johnny Salamander said...

So true.
I love The Sopranos, but the last season sucks...

Anonymous said...

well, i just saw the last episode and anyone who said the Sopranos suck was understating it. it totally blew.

Anonymous said...

what sucks! is anyone got to the last show! tony,s wife sounds likes bugs bunny on the rag and what,s up with the shrink or all the crying his family does! and his sister! come on she should be the big guy in town please !!!!

Anonymous said...

the best show was when tony grabed that pantie waste they call his son and tossed him in the closet.

Anonymous said...

no the bast one was when that little mommy,s boy jumped in the pool with the bag over his head?

Anonymous said...

what is the show about people whinning all the time or tony,s shrink Dr. Melfi looks like she has balls for cheeks and his wife talks with w in every word like!!!wony wo wink wome weers. and if tony,s the boss why is his family always treating him like a punk...

Anonymous said...

This show is pure shit. That´s why they put that scene. To make us all feel in family, shit show, shit writer, shit actors. Hell they win a lot of money with shit people.

Mighty Mike said...

Who woulda thought that a major TV show about gangsters would have the major guy going to a psychiatrist in dozens of episodes!
His wife wentk his kids went and even his psychiatrist went to another shrink.
And, like someone else mentioned, we didn't need a whole bunch of Gay Vito episodes to let us know one more time that Hollywood has an agenda. This show coulda been way better.

Anonymous said...

Last season of Sopranos = SHIT.
It's obvious that the producer only want money and don't care about the quality.
Compare Boardwalk Empire with the Sopranos. And I used to recommend Sopranos. Where's the shooting scenes, deals, etc???