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    I thought that the final scene was perfect, really tense and unexpected, but very fitting.

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    The Sopranos prequel movie is on its way to production. Michael Gandolfini has just been cast as young Tony. That's right, they got James Gandolfini's son to play his younger self. Apparently he was on The Deuce and won the part not just because he's the son but also he's a good actor. We'll see. (Anyone watch The Deuce?). Vera Farmiga is the only big name attached that I'm seeing.

    The film is titled "The Many Saints of Newark" and is expected to have Dickie Moltisanti as the lead character. Takes place in 1967 during the Newark riots.

    Consider me very IN.

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    very interested in that

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    Jon Bernthal is also attached to the project.

    https://variety.com/2019/film/news/y...on-1203114859/

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    People are speculating that Vera Farmiga would make for a good young Livia Soprano but that's unconfirmed. I hope Livia is a major character. I find her to be one of the more underappreciated tv villains. She was arguably the most villainous character on the show.


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    I go back and forth but I'd say Livia Soprano is probably my favourite character on the whole show. She's such a highlight of those first two seasons. So many quotable lines. The scene at her wake when Carmella speaks up after Christopher's dreadful little eulogy and then her father just lets loose with what he really thinks of her and no one can really argue is one my favourite scenes.

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    Funny how David Chase wrote her based on his own mother. Poor guy!

    Also too bad the actress passed away before they could continue their planned storylines with her, but the show handled her death well.

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    at least she didnt suffer

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fro View Post
    Funny how David Chase wrote her based on his own mother. Poor guy!

    Also too bad the actress passed away before they could continue their planned storylines with her, but the show handled her death well.
    It handled it well but it really sucked because you could feel the tension building between Tony and his mother and you just knew the story was going to start really going somewhere but then it just had to end.

    Plus that oddly edited, CGI scene they had to do after she died to make that one episode make sense. Holy shit it was awkward. Starting at around the 1:00 minute mark here it just makes me laugh my ass off.



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    Haha yeah, so bad.

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    just finished rewatch. best series ever and whatever #2 is isn't even close.

    season ranking: 2 > 6 > 1 > 3 > 5 > 4

    top 20 episodes:

    1. funhouse (s2e13)
    2. join the club (s6e2)
    3. kennedy and heidi (s6e18)
    4. d girl (s2e7)
    5. commendatori (s2e4)
    6. mayhem (s6e3)
    7. employee of the month (s3e4)
    8. pine barrens (s3e11)
    9. christopher (s4e3)
    10. college (s1e5)
    11. sopranos home movies (s6e13)
    12. whitecaps (s4e13)
    13. long term parking (s5e12)
    14. made in america (s6e21)
    15. from here to eternity (s2e8)
    16. pilot (s1e1)
    17. the knight in white satin armor (s2e12)
    18. the blue comet (s6e20)
    19. i dream of jeannie cusamano (s1e13)
    20. a hit is a hit (s1e12)

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    darn "irregular around the margins", the tony and adriana episode, definitely needs to be in there. maybe at #13.

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    The Wire is better and holds up better.

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    i love the wire but very, very strongly disagree. wire might be my #2 but sopranos is leagues better in literally every way.

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    the wire is excellently written, has tons of memorable moments, a great story arc, great characters; but the sopranos has moments that are legitimately artistically sublime, which i don't think i'd say about any other TV show. the entire season 2 finale, tony's dream sequence while he's in the coma, the ending scene of the episode where they go to italy while they're driving back from the airport, tony's reaction to christopher's death, etc. the wire has nothing like these moments; maybe season 2 of the wire at its best comes close. and not only this but the sopranos is a much funnier show, and in the dialogue writing, which is the wire's strongest suit, sopranos outclasses it. even in terms of american social commentary, which is another wire strong suit, sopranos is superior and much less 'on the nose'.

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    the wire has moments that are more exciting in terms of action and plot twists than anything in the sopranos, i will give it that.

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    the scene in tony's coma dream right before he wakes up is the best thing ever in a television series and artistically compares with the very best of cinema


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    We are actually in the middle of a rewatch as well. Early season 2 and the show has held up brilliantly. I have never rewatched this and seeing it again has been quite special.


    Quote Originally Posted by Tainted Eclipse View Post
    i love the wire but very, very strongly disagree. wire might be my #2 but sopranos is leagues better in literally every way.
    I completely agree.


    The very thought of ever rewatching the Wire sounds incredibly daunting. Maybe I will give it a go after Sopranos is run through.

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    In thinking back, there were maybe 1 or 2 story lines on The Sopranos that I thought were pretty weak. Very few or no completely bad episodes.

    There were full seasons of The Wire that were simply too tough to get through, including the 5th.

    I have decided to watch The Wire again as soon as this rewatch of Sopranos is complete. I will report my findings in probably about a year.

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    the meadow boyfriend stuff was probably the weakest stuff. at least the noah stuff provided amusing tony scenes. there wasn't much redeeming value in the finn stuff except as one part of the vito plot. i actually think the AJ stuff is all pretty good.

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    i said 'stuff' way too much in that post

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    people who say 'christopher' is a bad episode are insane, and should clearly not be trusted about anything

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tainted Eclipse View Post
    the scene in tony's coma dream right before he wakes up is the best thing ever in a television series and artistically compares with the very best of cinema

    the coma scenes were some of my least favorite from what I recall. maybe I'll look at them different upon revisiting

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    Quote Originally Posted by GOLDBERG'S BEST FRIEND View Post
    In thinking back, there were maybe 1 or 2 story lines on The Sopranos that I thought were pretty weak. Very few or no completely bad episodes.

    There were full seasons of The Wire that were simply too tough to get through, including the 5th.

    I have decided to watch The Wire again as soon as this rewatch of Sopranos is complete. I will report my findings in probably about a year.
    they're both amazingly ripe for rewatch.

    which is better? normally my answer is whichever one I've rewatched more recently.

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