Posts Tagged ‘The Sopranos’

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Bingeworthy: The Sopranos 2×07-2×08: Ripples in a pond

The Sopranos 2×07: “D-Girl” We, as humans, have the ability to see beyond our present condition.  We can imagine being little children based on the memories that we have of our childhood.  But we can also see our own future, whether that future is full of happiness or despair.  Of course, the way that we […]

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Bingeworthy: The Sopranos 2×05-2×06: Orbiting a black hole

The Sopranos 2×05: “Big Girls Don’t Cry” We’re all lured towards evil.  Like Dr. Melfi says, we’re attracted to scary movies because we get to experience the sensation of terror without the consequences of what comes after.  David Chase wants us to look at Tony in the same way; we’re attracted to him because of […]

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Bingeworthy: The Sopranos 2×03-2×04: An invisible cage

The Sopranos 2×03: “Toodle-F**king-Oo” Upon re-watching Season 2 of The Sopranos, I’ve noticed that these episodes seem to move forward with such a confident swagger, so much that even the weaker points are ironed out to the point of being nearly phased out entirely.  I say this because, out of the first four episodes of […]

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Bingeworthy: The Sopranos 2×01-2×02: The current takes all

The Sopranos 2×01: “Guy Walks into a Psychiatrist’s Office…” “Do you know the good years when you’re in them, or do you just wait for them until you get a** cancer and realize the good years came and went?  Cause there’s a feeling, you might notice it sometime, this feeling like life slipped through your […]

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Bingeworthy: The Sopranos 1×12-1×13: On the precipice

The Sopranos 1×12: “Isabella” “Isabella” has a tough task set out for itself.  It functions as the mid-section of a three-episode arc that takes us through the end of the first season.  It also sits in between “Nobody Knows Anything” and “I Dream of Jeannie Cusamano”, two episodes that stand out as incredibly tense entries […]

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Bingeworthy: The Sopranos 1×10-1×11: Caged within definition

The Sopranos 1×10: “A Hit is a Hit” Before I dive in, let’s get one thing out of the way.  “A Hit is a Hit” is, by far, the worst episode of Season 1 of The Sopranos.  The story reeks of writing that’s trying to be gritty for the sake of being gritty.  The gangster […]

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Bingeworthy: The Sopranos 1×08-1×09: The future in your hands

The Sopranos 1×08: “The Legend of Tennessee Moltisanti” There’s a reason that cancer is brought up again in an episode that focuses intently on how Christopher is impacted by his work in the Mafia.  Cancer is the driving metaphor for Tony’s influence on those around him.  Everything and everyone that Tony interacts with is affected […]

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Bingeworthy: The Sopranos 1×06-1×07: Invisible cages

The Sopranos 1×06: “Pax Soprana” So why are we attracted to the people that we’re attracted to?  Is it because they’re similar to us in ways that are compatible with our way of life?  Is it because they make us happy?  Well, how do we explain the animalistic attraction we feel to complete strangers?  It’s […]

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Bingeworthy: The Sopranos 1×04-1×05: The easy way out

The Sopranos 1×04: “Meadowlands” There are two major forces juxtaposed within The Sopranos, the notion that social systems are degrading and the notion that everything operates in cycles.  These two forces are in constant conflict because they represent two opposites: movement and stagnancy.  The mobsters in The Sopranos believe that the best is behind them, […]

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Bingeworthy: The Sopranos 1×02-1×03: Rotting inside

Just a quick note as to how these reviews are going to be structured.  I’m going to review episodes individually, but I’ll provide headings that show which episode I’m discussing.  So, for clarification, within these single published reviews, I’ll be discussing multiple episodes, but I’ll be discussing them individually.  Enjoy! Michael St. Charles is just […]

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Bingeworthy: The Sopranos 1×01: Fly away

The Sopranos 1×01: “Pilot” We open to a man driving down the New Jersey turnpike, but more than that, it’s a ruler overlooking his kingdom.  As Tony drives down the turnpike, cigar smoke pouring from his mouth, the camera not daring to even take a glimpse of him until the end of the intro, he […]