Monday, June 11, 2007
The Sopranos Finale
Bada bing, bada boom--more like bada bing, bada dud.
That was the WORST ending of a TV show that I have EVER seen. I have been a loyal Sopranos fan for ages and pretty much only subscribe to HBO for The Sopranos and Real Time with Bill Mahr. However, I am thinking of ending our subscription due to this horrible, lazy, "cop-out" ending. It ended abruptly--so abruptly that I thought our satellite feed went out and that we missed that last, crucial moment. I screamed thinking I had missed the "money shot" and left me cursing at DIRECTV.
I'm not going to give anything away if you haven't seen it yet but it blows--big time. In fact, you might as well just read a recap or have me tell you what happened because it's not worth your time. It will just insult your intelligence and loyal viewing of what use to be a great show. I think they got tired of writing at the caliber we've come to expect from the show and just blew us all off with this ending.
Some people are trying to defend the ending but I do not think it's defensible unless you are o.k. with mediocre writing. It use to be a show that portrayed men of conviction and courage but the ending certainly was not that courageous or full of conviction. It was a severe let down and left my wife and I dropping the "F bomb" and expressing our anger and frustration for about an hour after the show.
I do not feel satisfied. I have been a loyal fan since the late first season and feel that they owed us a spectacular solid ending. Never-the-less, instead we are left with an ending that gives one the impression that they were afraid to end it in a shocking, "in your face" bold manner--something the show was known for.
And don't give me that crap that they were trying to be artsy about it. It was flat out dumb, lazy and very unsatisfying. And that we are to use our imagination which is a stupid conclusion if you ask me because I watch t.v. to watch someone else's imagination to show me something fantastic that I could have never imagined.
If I was meant to use my imagination then why even do the series at all?!! I might as well have just gotten stoned and thought up my own mafia fantasy!! I mean, COME ON!!!!!! Show me your genius that you get payed so much money for and give me something spectacular to end things with.
A good mob movie should be like a good Shakespeare or Greek tragedy where everyone is either dead or dying.
Some people think the ending hints towards a Sopranos movie which I think would be a bad idea. Television shows rarely lend themselves to make good movies.
Thanks HBO for hooking us into this show and then leaving us wanting much more. You assholes. You're like that tease of a girl who will get you going and then leave you with blue balls with out a glorious release and ending.
In a series that was all about the mafia and plenty of "bangs" and "whacks" it ended up going out with a whimper and the fans were the ones whacked. I give you 8 years of my life and countless amounts of $$$ and you give me THIS in return???
So here's my Sopranos answer to HBO: Fuck you you fucking fucks. If you gave that kind of ending to Tony he'd shoot ya dead in da head. Ya heard?
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