March 12, 2006

Just a Few Hours.

That's the real reason I don't watch "enough television." When I get hooked, I really get hooked. And when my husband and I get hooked together, it's ugly.

I love this picture: there's so much in it. The symbolism is so layered. And nearly everyone is looking over his/her shoulder. Wonder why.


The video of the trailer is at the official site, here.

Posted by Attila Girl at March 12, 2006 06:53 PM | TrackBack

I thought it was a pretty good episode. The ending was a surprise. Of course Tony isn't gonna pack in it. Unless the rest of the season is a dream sequence as he lays dying on the kitchen floor. The Sopranos Nation wouldn't like that too much.

Notice that they didn't have a preview for next week's episode. Smart move. Most conventional network shows would, thus giving away half the plot. Then they wonder why HBO racks up all the awards. "They can curse, they have nudity", whine the networks. STFU.

Posted by: Daniel at March 12, 2006 10:22 PM

It was nicely done. They made us wait long enough . . . That one scene was just brutal--the one with the death that we get to see for seemingly five minutes as they just hold the shot.

Posted by: Attila Girl at March 13, 2006 12:09 AM

It's going to be really, really tough to avoid any spoilers. I'm hoping and praying the season premier is safely tucked away on my TiVo at home.

Posted by: Sean Hackbarth at March 13, 2006 12:35 AM

They did hang in there with that scene. I guess they were going for realism. That's what happens when people hang themselves - death doesn't occur instantaneously (sp?). It takes awhile and involves a lot of pain.

An after-show Sopranos thread - is this going to be a regular feature?

Posted by: Daniel at March 13, 2006 05:58 PM

I certainly knew he was going to kill himself when he was looking through the photo album, but I expected him to eat his gun. The editing was brilliant, there: they make you think you're in the house, when suddenly you're in the garage, and it's happening.

We can make this a regular feature if you like: no one ever wanted to talk this much about Boston Legal.

Posted by: Attila Girl at March 13, 2006 07:05 PM

You just knew that he was never going to make it to Florida.

Please do make it a regular feature. I think it's the best show on TV although the last few seasons have been up and down.

Posted by: Daniel at March 13, 2006 07:46 PM

Well, what happened is that they extended it by a season, and this screwed up the narrative arc: last season was clearly originally meant to be a last hurrah, and there were all these moments of raw familial emotion (what my husband calls "big moments").

The they had to substitute one climax for another, making the arrrest of Johnny Sacks the finale instead of whatever the first one was.

But it seems like it'll only be this one extra season, and we know it will end. We're not talking about that painful goodbye we had with the X Files: that was embarrassing and horrible.

Posted by: Attila Girl at March 14, 2006 09:52 PM

I never saw the last season-and-a-half of the X-Files. Loved the show but by then it had gotten so off-track that I couldn't take it anymore.

They should have ended The Sopranos last season. You want a good show to go on and on but sooner or later (more like sooner) the quality suffers. I'd rather remember a few seasons of glory than endless seasons of junk.

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