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The Sopranos is really one of the greatest works in the modern age. I know when it was on it was a huge hit and even know most people would agree its one of if not the best show in television history. I still feel this is not giving the show enough credit. How many people watch it and enjoyed it just as a show about the mafia? I’ve watched the show 3 or 4 times I’ve lost track and I am still struggling to grasp it all. The Sopranos is not just a television show about the mob and I feel thinking about it on those terms is detrimental.
The more I watch it and think about it the more I pick up on, things that are easily overlooked when you are watching a tv show because you just want to know whats going to happen next. The Sopranos is littered with reoccurring themes and foreshadowing. I used to think it was an exercise in nihilism. That the overall message of the show is that life is meaningless and a joke. I still think that is part of it but also there is this buddhist element that runs throughout the show. The line between “life is meaningless” and “life is” is very thin and Sopranos walks it.
Then there is the ending. You cant talk about The Sopranos without talking about the ending. It angered people when it aired and i understand why when you watch The Sopranos as a tv show. That was the last episode it was “The Finale” and that approach works if you are watching Breaking Bad or something. But The Sopranos, the whole back end of season 6 is the finale. They tell you everything you need to know to understand that cut to black in the end. It’s all in there. It’s easy to miss but it’s there. It’s a true masterpiece.
TERENCE WINTER (writer, executive producer): One F.B.I. agent told us early on that on Monday morning they would get to the F.B.I. office and all the agents would talk about The Sopranos. Then they would listen to the wiretaps from that weekend, and it was all Mob guys talking about The Sopranos, having the same conversation about the show, but always from the flip side. We would hear back that real wiseguys used to think that we had somebody on the inside. They couldn’t believe how accurate the show was.
Okay so would dark red shoes w/ black pants white oxford and maybe a matching red tie be too much for a wedding? Or should i just wear black and white?
Also do I need to bring a gift? It’s my counsin’s wedding. I mean like…this wedding is on New Years eve and I had to get a hotel room IN THE CITY I LIVE IN for it. This wedding is already asking a lot of me.
I dont mean to be super negative about this wedding. I am happy they are happy but i really could not care any less about other people’s marriages.
I have to go to a wedding at the end of the month and I’m not prepared at all because I dont really want to go. I havent been to too many weddings so I dont really know the rules. Is there things I shouldnt wear? Should I only wear black shoes? are red shoes too much? Do I have to be in a suit?
I’m not a serial killer… just to be clear about that. But if I start seeing these regularly…idk. Nostalgic Nerd Killer on the loose!
WHAT ARE YOU GUYS TRYING TO PROVE???
Last night for some reason I was catching up on The Walking Dead. I dont really like this show but I still watch it and I complain and its a lot of fun for everyone. So last night while watching the mid season finale which I guess is a thing now? ugh. Whatever. I was watching and got to thinking about the history of the zombie movie. A bit of back story I used to really enjoy zombie movies. This was in a pre 28 Days Later world where zombie movies where not popular but just weird cult cinema with bad effects you looked passed. Now zombies are as popular as One Direction ( I almost typed Backstreet Boys because idk) and that’s fine with me I am not bitter that something I enjoyed as a teenager is now popular that would be stupid. But now the zombie story is pretty literal its just about the scares or “the drama” in the case of the Walking Dead (ugh). It used to be though that the zombie movie was used to speak to what was going on culturally at the time. Night of The Living Dead touched on racism and the paranoia of a generation. Dawn Of The Dead heavy handedly used the zombie to speak to the growing consumerism in America. 28 Days Later was about anger and how we treat each other. Most zombie movies whether knowingly or not are saying something about their time and it goes all the way back to the original zombie, Frankenstein’s monster. So it got me thinking.. what is The Walking Dead dealing with underneath? And as I watched and i found myself having a hard time figuring out who was who because all the white people on that show look a like. And it’s mostly white people on that show. The Walking Dead ‘s social commentary whether intentional or not is about white peoples fear of becoming the minority.
he’s carrying her across that puddle so she doesn’t get wet that’s nice.