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
Mad Men is a wonderful show. Everyone knows that. It's smart and stylish and funny and sad and sexy and wise, with top-drawer acting and, probably, the best writing on TV. But is it also kind boring? Does nothing really ever happen on the show? This is apparently a very heated debate.
From the moment that The Sopranos' fifth season came to its shocking end on June 6, 2004, fans of the series have been holding their breaths in anticipation of the next episode. The wait--nearly two years!--has been torturously lengthy, but tonight brings sweet release to us all.
The sixth and final season of this compelling and groundbreaking series is about to begin, and HBO has promised many fascinating changes in the lives of Tony Soprano and his clan. Will he and Carmela succeed in their reconciliation? Will the Soprano children, now nearly grown, make a safe and happy transition to adulthood? And with Johnny Sack away in prison, will the growing tension between the New York and New Jersey families continue unchecked?
These questions and many more will be answered in the coming weeks as The Sopranos approaches what is sure to be a worthy finale. As we count ...Read more