Hoping for another season of The Sopranos? Fuggetaboutit.
HBO brought the mafia hit to a close last night with the series finale "Made in America," the 86th episode aired on the cable channel since the show debuted in early 1999. The show has portrayed the rise to power of one of television's most beloved antiheroes, Tony Soprano (played by James Gandolfini), as he heads up a New-Jersey-based organized-crime family.
Knowing the end was near, fans of the show have been speculating about Tony's future. Would he be murdered by a rival mob family? Would he be turned over to the feds? Would his family be slaughtered?
Series creator David Chase took over both writing and directing duties for the series finale, which fans hoped would address the above questions. As expected, the show's close drew passionate responses from its legions of viewers, with Internet reports (warning: link ...Read more
He is a fat, balding, heavy-breathing man with an explosive temper and a reptilian gaze. Starting Sunday and lasting nine weeks, Americans are going to be on tenterhooks, wondering if he will live or die.
He is, of course, mob boss Tony Soprano, the first of a new breed of antihero to dominate the US television screen, a character whose corrupt, sometimes murderous deeds have failed to stop a large part of America from adoring him.
Now everyone wants to know, as The Sopranos heads into its final nine episodes after six acclaimed seasons on cable channel HBO, whether Tony gets whacked or whisked into the witness protection program.
Will Tony, the conflicted head of a northern New Jersey crime family, get the last laugh, or will the state, federal, and local law enforcement agencies pursuing him all these years come out on top?
One hallmark of the show has ...Read more