A gorgeous disc that affords audiences a second chance to catch up with David Chase’s moving ode to dreams elapsed.
For me, The Sopranos is a tough choice, because the three shows deal with America in different ways.
What the hell did people expect from David Chase? Closure? Satisfaction? Answers? A moral?
David Chase is the king of the double-reversal.
The Sopranos is not, and never has been, an either-or kind of show.
The Sopranos is set in a universe where good and evil have renamed themselves principle and instinct.
Written and directed by Terence Winter, “Walk Like a Man” came close to being all things to all Sopranos viewers.
Nobody on the series seems to have a conception of life outside of his or her own head.
On the show, when a character compliments another character on bettering himself, or simply changing, it’s usually a sick joke.
David Chase knows that the sensuality of pop music and movies and the guilt of pretending to be a good Catholic boy are forever tangled up.
Fans of the show (and other fictional mob characters) often lack a true understanding of the mafia’s history.
The times, they are a changin’. And so is Tony Soprano.
Are we ever going to see a stand-alone episode of The Sopranos again? I’m not complaining.
If there’s one thing I know for sure about David Chase, it’s that he likes surprising viewers.
David Chase and his writers are so cynical about people that they make Luis Buñuel seem like Frank Capra.