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Is It Me? Or Do The New Sapranos Episodes Suck?  
User currently offlineSTT757 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 16854 posts, RR: 51
Posted (11 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days ago) and read 1940 times:

The first episodes of this season really suck, are they doing a bad job intentionally so they would get cancelled or something?


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User currently offline4holer From United States of America, joined Feb 2002, 3011 posts, RR: 9
Reply 1, posted (11 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days ago) and read 1889 times:

Looks like cnn at least agrees about last night.
http://www.cnn.com/2002/SHOWBIZ/TV/09/30/ew.tv.sopranos/index.html
The guy who plays Chris wrote it. It's all over in Sopranoland. When the actors start creeping into writing and directing it, it's over. Alan Alda killed M*A*S*H the same way. (Yes, I'm THAT old.)



Ghosts appear and fade away.....................
User currently offlineTWAneedsNOhelp From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (11 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days ago) and read 1883 times:

i actually though last weeks was ridiculously good.

curb your enthusiasm was a little week and im starting to really not like mind of a married man.

but still, sunday is hbo.


User currently offlineMbmbos From United States of America, joined May 2000, 2597 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (11 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days ago) and read 1877 times:

The first episode seemed to focus on plot setup for the season, so that was acceptable. The second episode was outstanding (how can you doubt a show that creates a cinematic moment by having Adriana hurl across a boardroom?).

And the third episode, well, I have to agree with you. It went nowhere. And furthermore, it was way too didactic.


User currently offlineDash8King From Canada, joined Nov 2001, 2742 posts, RR: 11
Reply 4, posted (11 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 1866 times:

It isn't on until tuesday here in Canada or at least for me anyways. I have like them so far. I have never like a show more then the soprano's so I hope the shows continue to please me.

User currently offlineSean-SAN- From United States of America, joined Aug 2002, 768 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (11 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 1857 times:

STT757 -- it's not you, the episode did suck. Soprano's is still a good show, but I've been really disappointed this season considering how long we've been waiting. It's a disturbing patern, because Sex in The City really sucked this seanson too. Since Soprano's is almost gone, I hope HBO is planning some new series.. Mind of the Married Man is dumb. Six Feet Under and Larry David are the only two anchors left.

Can't bitch too much though since I steal HBO  Big grin ..

-Sean


User currently offlineSTT757 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 16854 posts, RR: 51
Reply 6, posted (11 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 1843 times:

I really liked that old HBO show "Get a Life". Anyone else remember that show, I wish I could watch old episodes of that show!

And I love MASH, I think Alan Alda is a good writer/director.




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User currently offlineBicoastal From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (11 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 1839 times:

Yes, the Sapranos suck but the Sopranos episodes have been pretty good.

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User currently offlineTWAneedsNOhelp From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (11 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 1824 times:

agreed, why is mind of a married man so awful?

its a show I really should like, but the humor just isn't there, mickey could be funny, but isn't, and his wife, that hot british chick, is just boring, moody, and overly emotional.

the other goons on the show are pretty bland too.

id say mind of a married man is the big hbo dissapointment.

as far as sopranos, as i said earlier, the second episode of this season was awesome, so i don't think the series is doomed. that throw up scene was unreal.

larry david is still chugging along. his show was b+ this week, but the ending was hysterical. im laughing out loud as i remember it.

tnnh


User currently offlineJaysit From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (11 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 1803 times:

Its been slow, but I still think its great. They're also setting it up for future episodes. Obviously something is going to come out of the Adriana Dasilva FBI sting op and I thought that the Columbus day-Native American conflict was a hilarious way of showing the conflict between how Tony sees the world and how his goons do. As Boss, Tony has to keep the emotions of his Capos in order and clearly he is walking a fine line in doing so. And the scene with Janice hurling Ralphie down the stairs was just too much !!! Whats great about the Sopranos is that even when someone isn't being offed at the Bada Bing, there is enough emotional turmoil going on to keep you interested in the characters.

User currently offlineHeavymetal From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (11 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 1800 times:

I agree.

The season opener was good, but episode II was fantastic!

This past show, week three, labored over "issue priented" nonsense, addressing the pros and cons of Christopher Columbus, and, in a more subtle way, the controversy surrounding this monster hit tv show's portrayal of "Italians".

It felt kinda like McDonalds getting into health food....puh-leze. We love you for all the bad things you are, so dont change!

By the way, updated odds on who gets "whacked" this season:

1. Pauly Walnuts 1 in 3
2. Ralphie 1 in 5 (we have new information!)
3. Adrianna 1 in 2
4. Johnny Sack 1 in 2
5. Christopher Moltasanti 1 in 5
6. Silvio 1 in 4
7. Furio 1 in 2
8. Tony (nil, though it kinda looks like theyre gonna try huh?!)
9. Bobby (nil...that'd be an infamia)
10. Junior 1 in 4
11. Janice 1 in 3 (if she doesn't kill someone with that vibrator first!)


User currently offlineMbmbos From United States of America, joined May 2000, 2597 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (11 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 1792 times:

Thanks for the odds-making, Heavymetal. Yeah, gotta love that Janice. If Ralphie breaks his neck falling down a flight of stairs, does that count as being "whacked"?

User currently offlineGumah From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 143 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (11 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 1791 times:

Why so critical? You have to trust David Chase, he knows what he's doing. I've been watching since episode 1 of the first season, and I can tell you that when an episode is "slow" or less interesting, pay special attention. They are basically setting up the plotline.

As for season 3, episode one was in my opinion, foreshadowing for the upcoming season. Episode two was awesome, I was not expecting the undercover FBI agent to be exposed so early in the season. Sundays episode was entertaining but not all that spectacular. But, it's interesting to see that with Paulie talkin' to Johnnie Sack while in prison, Ralphie is looking like the bad guy and the one who's talking. Interesting stuff people, you must pay attention.

As for me, there are two things I really want to see happen this season:

1. Dr. Melfi's rape has got to come out.
2. What happened to the Russion mob guy in Pine Barrens? He obviously took off in Paulie's car - when will he come back to take vengeance for getting his ear blown off?

Stick with it people, you will not be disappointed!


User currently offlineNKP S2 From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 1714 posts, RR: 5
Reply 13, posted (11 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 1771 times:

Yes, it's you Smile. I think the new season is great- We're really seeing the characters evolve. You can't rate seasons, let alone individual episodes at "face value"...nor can you compare them to one another. In a long running series like this, everything builds upon the previous. It might not look like it now ( and it didn't seem like it then ) but the whole storyline flows pretty good from episode 1, season 1. Lookin' forward to what's coming up- cause it looks like a mega poweder keg about to explode.

User currently offlineCactusA319 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 2918 posts, RR: 25
Reply 14, posted (11 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 1765 times:


STT757:

It's you. Really. It is.



User currently offlineFlyVirgin744 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 1313 posts, RR: 1
Reply 15, posted (11 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 1758 times:

In my dorm here at UF, we get 39 channels, no HBO.  Sad

But I just bought a DirecTV dish so I'll have it up in no time.

It's amazing what people do for a little HBO.

I never liked Mind of a Married Man. Curb is hilarious, Sopranos is great (or so far what I've seen, none of this season's). I think I'm one of the few who likes Arli$$.

I never laughed harder in my life than in the last episode of Larry Sanders.



Sometimes I go about in pity for myself and all the while a great wind carries me across the sky.
User currently offlineDash8King From Canada, joined Nov 2001, 2742 posts, RR: 11
Reply 16, posted (11 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 1755 times:

Lol heavymetal, I think the episodes are great. I just saw episode three. This will be the first complete season I get to watch on tv because it is finally being shown in Canada. CTV tried to show it for the second season but a bunch of whiny mothers who's kids are probably 0-2 thought it was to vile for cable. Cry me a river.

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