The Sopranos was never going to end all neat and tied up with bows, was it?
The story lines in S6 Part2 drew us in to the zone of trying to anticipate when and how he would meet his end, didn't it?
It did it by presenting us with a nasty Tony S who only had his survival at the top of his agenda - even feeding info. to the Feds forchrissakes! Chrissy becoming a threat and having to be taken out, ( I hated Tony for doing that but I grudgingly understood why he had to do it - unfortunately).
The way it ended was kind of perfect for us as an audience ,wasn't it?. WE get to judge in OUR imaginations what should happened to T next. Out with the shot of a gun or living to fight another day. It's up to us and how we feel about him.
Ultimately, I feel we have been honoured to watch the finest television drama series ever made. The standards set by The Sopranos will induce vertigo in everything else for a long time to come.
The Sopranos?Missing you so much already.
I wish people would stop saying this is the best thing on tv ever... Granted the first two seasons were excellent, but since Nancy Marchand (Tony's mum) passed, the show has been in steady decline... Don't get me wrong, it would get watched over Corrie six days a week and twice on Sunday, but the show lost its edge with the untimely death of the its greatest villan... Yes, The Sopranos set the bar high, but of late that bar has been on the slide... Nothing last forever, I just can't help but feel that if HBO had cancelled the show earlier (as they did with the excellent Rome, Deadwood and The Wire) then this last season of a once great series wouldn't have left such a sour taste in the mouth... Bada Bing!
After watching The Sopranos religiously at University waiting for the final was like waiting for water in a desert.
With trying to avoid the reviews and talk of upset they had in America, I really didn't know what to expect. Who goes? Who doesn't? And mainly what happens to the loveable Boss of the family?
Well, it's extraordinary in everyway still. The characters develop brilliantly and all descend down their own dark paths. It carries all the humour it always has done but still hits hard when it needs too (some viewing is actually quite hard but addictive). For die-hard fans of the show you will finish it feeling empty and lost but relish what was and will be for along time... The greatest show to ever grace our screens.
As a huge fan of the entire series since 1999, I found myself slightly disappointed with the finale. Unlike the first five, series 6 doesn't really following script and slightly sells itself out. The characters completely change in some episodes without explanation such examples are Tony becoming an impulsive gambler and loser, the way he treats Hesh, Christopher and Paulie. Also in the last ever episode what happens to Phil was like a clip from a spoof such as scary movie. That all said I still rate this 3 star from the previous 5 series and been a true great....