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Sopranos: Season 4 on 10/28


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#41 of 56 OFFLINE   Paul_Stachniak

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Posted August 08 2003 - 06:01 PM

^^^Very true. Let's hope not. More flowers is fine with me.
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Posted August 09 2003 - 02:16 AM

Here is a similar photo that was on HBO's Web site in December.

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It's a cool photo. But I must say it's a little off. I can't imagine any circumstance where Dr. Melfi would be present at this gathering. Posted Image

#43 of 56 OFFLINE   Vijay P

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Posted August 11 2003 - 06:05 AM

Man this season sucked...no story (soup opera) except for maybe 1 or 2 episodes it was shit..

I have all the previous 3 but I am not wasting money on this shit season, skip it and then see if season 5 is good and then buy season 5 and if thats shit just call it quits at season 3...

#44 of 56 OFFLINE   Cees Alons

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Posted August 11 2003 - 07:05 AM

After thread-farting we now see a new phenomenon: thread-shitting.
Someone creates this thread to announce the release date of Sopranos-4. Fine.

Then several people especially come here to post that they give shit.
Fine too, of course. Extremely. Thanks. Interesting. It's noted.

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Posted August 11 2003 - 07:14 AM

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Then several people especially come here to post that they give shit. Fine too, of course. Extremely. Thanks. Interesting. It's noted.


So, does this mean that you liked season four?

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Posted August 11 2003 - 09:31 AM

I believe Cees's comments are self explanatory and his opinion of Season four is irrelevant. There are plenty of Sopranos discussion threads in the TV area that are more suited to debate than this one.

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#47 of 56 OFFLINE   Matthew Brown

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Posted August 13 2003 - 12:24 AM

This is starting to remind me of every Windtalkers thread!

Some people just got bored of the Sopranos. They are jumping ship because Chase didn't write what they wanted to see. You can't have people wacked every episode and maintain some form of plausibility but people want the "gangster stuff" 24/7.

I loved the last season. I also love the fact that there are open plot lines. Life's a lot like that.

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Posted August 13 2003 - 01:26 AM

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#49 of 56 OFFLINE   EdwardKarlinski

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Posted August 13 2003 - 02:16 AM

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Some people just got bored of the Sopranos. They are jumping ship because Chase didn't write what they wanted to see. You can't have people wacked every episode and maintain some form of plausibility but people want the "gangster stuff" 24/7.


I loved the first two seasons. Someone was not killed in every episode. So, that is a false issue. Chase did not write what viewers wanted to see. That resulted in lower ratings and fan disapproval. That is not a good thing. The "gangster stuff" to which you refer is the ONLY reason that anyone even watches this show. For Chase to ignore that is not smart. He has already taken the edge off the show and destroyed the once constant buzz. If he fails to recover in season five, they may as well not bother shooting season six. The Sopranos is a mob drama, not a soap opera.

#50 of 56 OFFLINE   Michael Reuben

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Posted August 13 2003 - 02:37 AM

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destroyed the once constant buzz

Someone forgot to tell all the entertainment news reporters breathlessly writing up every last rumor about how many seasons there will be, when the show is or isn't in production, who's been cast, etc.

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The Sopranos is a mob drama, not a soap opera.
It's both, in a unique blend. Always has been, and the season 1 episode "College" is a classic example. Season 4 was no exception. The rivalry with the NY mob was one of the running themes and a high point of the season.

Obviously you didn't like season 4, but just as obviously your opinion is not universally shared. I'm not sure why you feel the need to belabor the point.

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Posted August 13 2003 - 02:43 AM

Last season was the highest rated Sopranos season so far. You may watch it for the "gangster" stuff, but I and many others certainly don't. If that's all the show was about, it would have disappeared very quickly.

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Posted August 13 2003 - 04:00 AM

EdwardKarlinski, you're absolutely right! If I wanted a soap opera, I'd watch All My Children or As the World Turns. For about 80% of Season 4, you wouldn't have known The Sopranos was about a mob family if you'd never seen the show before. David Chase has gotten way off track in the show's focus and I just hope it's not too late for him to right the ship. The first 2 seasons were perfect and season 3 was very good, but season 4 just plain sucked! I'll still watch season 5 because I know the show has the potential to be great again, but I won't be looking forward to it the way I have in the past. The poor quality of season 4 coupled with the long delays in between seasons are making it very hard to stay interested. I'm much more amped about season 3 of "24" than I am about season 5 of The Sopranos and that's something I never thought I'd say as The Sopranos was my all-time favorite TV show up until last season. Oh well, that's just my opinion on the subject.
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Posted August 13 2003 - 04:28 AM

I think what Ed and Brent are getting at, and its something I believe as well, is that the balance of Mob Drama and Soap Opera has shifted to the Soap side in season 4. My biggest complaint (among the others I've already mentioned in this thread) is that everyone seems to be in therapy in the show now. It was good when it was just Tony.... but now... well I don't want to say for those who haven't seen it. But those who did, you know what I'm taking about. Seems like Chase and Co are running out of ideas for the characters.
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#54 of 56 ONLINE   Tino

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Posted August 13 2003 - 05:11 AM

Anyone else agree that this thread has pretty much run it's course?
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#55 of 56 OFFLINE   Michael Reuben

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Posted August 13 2003 - 05:20 AM

There may still be people who have questions or comments about the DVD release, so the thread still has a purpose. But let's try this -- and in case anyone has any doubt, this is an official moderator direction:

From this point forward, this thread is limited to discussion of the upcoming release on DVD of The Sopranos, Season 4. Anyone who wishes to continue discussing the merits of the show, the season or individual episodes should seek out the relevant threads in the TV forum, where the debate over the quality of season 4 has proceeded at length and in detail.

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Posted August 13 2003 - 05:45 AM

Right on Michael!Posted Image

Looking forward to the Season 4 basher's comments in the official threads where there are plenty of Season 4 lovers.

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