Monday, June 11, 2007

The Sopranos is Over

The Series Finale aired last night and many Soprano's fans are angry. The show ended with Tony and his family sitting around a diner eating onion rings, all while Journey's "Don't Stop Believing" played in the background. As Meadow walked into the restaurant the screen turned black for maybe 30 seconds and then the credits rolled.

Oh, and Phil Leotardo was killed. So Tony won?

What are your thoughts?

Check out this interesting reaction via the Village Voice.

"Even if David Chase, who wrote and directed the final episode, was demonstrating the existential and endless loop of Tony's life or the moments before the hit that causes his death, it still robbed the audience of visual closure."

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Blogger Elad said...

In retrospect, I liked the openness of the finale, but I really felt like the last episode should have been two hours long. Scenes were so short and the storylines were all over the place. I feel like if there had been more "meat" to the episode, people would have been more forgiving for the open ending, which a lot of shows end on. Either to open up for a movie or just to leave the audience always wondering, it's smart to just cut at some point. The abruptness of that cut, of course, was the genius and my mind the next scene was the diner exploding.. but that's just me.

In terms of finales, I just want to point that Six Feet Under did it right. Dramatic, emotional, answering every question and inventive to boot. Proof again that The Sopranos is not, by any means, the best HBO has ever done.

As much as I liked that impassioned Village Voice article you linked to, Shawn, the idea that everyone should cancel HBO because The Sopranos ended poorly is ridiculous on so many levels.

June 12, 2007 1:07 PM  

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