The Sopranos

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  1. Spontaneous Cumbustion

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    Did we lose this thread in the crash? Doing a re-watch now and just started season four. God they really butchered a great character in Furio with the gay Carmella story line.
     
  2. BIGASSTITTIES

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    I didn't really care for Furio that much. Seriously such an amazing show though. Pine Barrens is an obvious fan favorite; however, I always enjoy the episode where the guys all have an intervention with Christopher.
     
  3. Phil Connors

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    I concur.

    2 of my favorites.

    Another character that I think the writers wanted to do more with was Feech. Unfortunately, Robert Loggia had tons of problems remembering his lines, so they wrote him out.
     
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    "Did I learn nothing from Richie Aprille?!? Nip it in the bud."
     
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  5. Phil Connors

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    I have a feeling they were going to have a war within the family. Really wish Loggia could have played that role longer.
     
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    Yeah, whenever I looked at him though I couldn't help but quote lines from Scarface.
     
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    thinking i need a rewatch of this. been many years and i've only watched it one time through.
     
  8. Spontaneous Cumbustion

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    Man in season 4 Tony really tries to set up Christopher to be the future of the family. He could have really been something if he wasn't a damn drug addict with an idiot for a girlfriend.
     
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  9. JGator1

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    Don't know if Chris ever woulda been respected enough to be the boss. Some of the older guys like Feech resented Tony but he had the respect of guys like Paulie who'd been under Johnny, I think it would've been a lot worse for Chris.
     
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  10. BIGASSTITTIES

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    Kind of surprised that I'm the first one posting this but Robert Loggia died on Friday. RIP Feech!
     
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  11. Phil Connors

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    Too bad Loggia couldn't remember his lines...I think they had more planned for him.
     
  12. BIGASSTITTIES

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    Died of Alzheimers... so that makes sense
     
  13. Phil Connors

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    I didn't realize it was Alzheimers. He could have been a good protaganist for sure.
     
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  14. BIGASSTITTIES

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    Yeah, article I read said he lost his 5 year battle with the disease.
     
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  15. JGator1

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    Definitely, as Silvio said he was respected by everyone so it was different than Richie who was just a complete prick.
     
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    He killed 16 Czechoslovakians. Guy was an interior decorator.
     
  17. Phil Connors

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    His apartment looked like shit
     
  18. BIGASSTITTIES

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    Arguably my favorite moment of the entire series
     
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    Tied with:

    "Russians? They aren't all bad"

    "How bout the Cuban missile crisis?!? Cocksuckers moved nuclear warheads into Cuba. Pointed em right at us!"

    "That was real? I saw that movie. I thought it was bullshit."
     
  20. Phil Connors

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    Pine Barrens is my favorite episode.


    "OHH, do that by your own door! I don't wanna smell your piss!"

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    "I'll leave you here, you one-shoe'd cocksucker! You know how fast I can run!"
     
  21. *DIESEL*

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  22. Arrec Bardwin

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    Uhhhhh uhhhhh we're with da vipers.
     
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  23. LookslikeUofI

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    Forgot how freaky Janice was - allowed one guy to put a gun to her head in order for him to get off and another who liked getting pegged by her.
     
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  24. JGator1

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    Bobby talking about Carmine Lupertazzi: "He was a great man. My cousin told me it was Carmine who invented point shaving."
     
  25. steamengine

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    Just learned that Meadow has had MS for 15 years. :(
     
  26. jltperson

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    Watched this episode last night

    "You're not gonna believe this. He killed sixteen Czechoslovakians. Guy was an interior decorator." - Paulie

    "His house looked like shit." - Chris

    Pine Barrens is top 5 for sure.
    1. Kennedy and Heidi
    2. Pine Barrens
    3. Whitecaps
    4. Long Term Parking
    5. Whoever Did This
     
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  27. jltperson

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    Yeah Chris was too stupid/fucked up.
     
  28. BIGASSTITTIES

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    The episode where they stage Christopher's intervention was great too.
     
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  29. jltperson

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    :laugh: I always forget that one. Season 4 was pretty inconsistent but it had 3-4 amazing episodes
     
  30. RoyalShocker

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    The best comedic exchange in the series.
     
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    Also tied with:

    "Hey Paulie, what can we get for you?"

    "After four months in the can, how bout layed?"

    "Well, I heard you were getting laid up there all the time"
     
  32. jltperson

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    "When I came to open up one morning, there you were with your head half in the toilet, your hair was in the toilet water... disgusting." - Sil telling Chris how his addiction has affected him

    same episode also had this gem after Chris sat on the dog and killed it

    "She must've crawled under there for warmth." - Chris
     
  33. Ray McKigney

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    Think this is my favorite comedic line of th series. Just perfect.
     
  34. Biff Bridges

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    Just about to finish S1 on my 3rd or 4th re-watch. Isabella might have the greatest rack I've seen on television all things considered.

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  35. LetItSoak

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    Watched sporadically when I was younger (it started when I was high school) but really wasn't mature enough to understand everything that was happening. Over the last 6 months or so I've steadily watched the whole thing from start to finish and it's now easily in my top 5 shows of all time. There were definitely some slow points but overall, absolutely fantastic
     
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  36. thundercunt

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    There is a good podcast called No Fuck'n Ziti that takes an episode by episode look at the show. Pretty good stuff.
     
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  37. jltperson

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    Here's a similar website

    https://sopranosautopsy.com/
     
  38. Craig Pettis

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    Little carmine might be my favorite character in terms of gems per line. Of course now I can't come up with any but it seems like every time he was on screen he would slip in at least one horrific mispronunciation or incorrect useage of a word trying to sound sophisticated.
     
  39. jltperson

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    The sacred and the propane
     
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  41. Shiggityshwo

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    just finished blasting through this for the first time, happy to be a part of the "what the fuck was that ending" crew now

    thoroughly enjoyed though
     
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  42. RoyalShocker

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    The show did a great job of depicting the descent of Italian organized crime. The older guys are all stand up guys from Tony's perspective, the older guys think of Tony as a step below themselves, and then that continues to Chris' generation, which is basically a bunch of degenerate fuckups. IIRC, Tony remarks in the pilot that he feels more and more like he got in at the end.
     
  43. jltperson

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    Sopranos is the best show ever made. There has never been a more in depth analysis of a fictional characters psychology than this show. The wire breaks down a city, the sopranos breaks down a human being
     
  44. Phil Connors

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    My 1a & 1b shows. Gonna be tough, probably impossible, to top these two.
     
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  45. steamengine

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    Yep. You have those two then everything else. Mad Men is the only one in the same universe for me.
     
  46. RoyalShocker

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    The Sopranos at its best (almost all of season 1) is better than the Wire at its best, but the Wire is better on average. The Sopranos had some truly horrifying seasons, especially when everyone became so fat that you could hear them gasping for air in every scene.
     
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  47. Phil Connors

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    I have a feeling Fargo is going to be close. Have yet to watch Mad Men :facepalm:
     
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  48. Craig Pettis

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    I put breaking bad up there with those two but that's just my opinion
     
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  49. Phil Connors

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    It's just barely a notch below for me. Really close though.
     
  50. JGator1

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    Yep and it relates well to the real life mob, it's not a coincidence that each newer generation had an easier time growing up and isn't as smart as the previous one. The Feech generation grew up in shithole inner city surroundings(prison isn't much better = less likely to rat) without many legitimate ways to make it out(big recruiting pool where the most talented guys who wanna make money end up). Tony didn't grow up in the ghetto but it wasn't exactly suburbia and people he grew up with end up being successful without the mob. By the time Chris and Jackie come along there's not many Italians left in poverty so there's a smaller recruiting base(if you're smart enough to be a CEO/doctor/whatever you can get there and don't have to join the mob). Family members of mob guys are always options but there are some cut out for it(Chris to an extent, Patsy's kids in the future) and some clearly not(AJ, Jackie, etc).
     
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