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Discussion in 'TV Board' started by Spontaneous Cumbustion, Aug 24, 2015.
Didn’t they kill the coach?
Watching the episode where Tony’s mom dies (S3E2) and I saw something I’ve never noticed before: when Tony is upstairs w/Paulie and Furio, he opens a liquor cabinet drawer and in the mirror briefly is Pussy in a suit.
Followed by one of the most cringy and awkward scenes in the whole show (Janet making a scene at the funeral by making everyone get in a circle and say something nice about Lidia, and Chris babbling on high out of his dome), which leads to probably my favorite Carmela scene. She’s like >4 shots deep and just pops off at Janice and Lidia w/an assist from her dad. Then drops the mic and pounds another shot.
god I love this show
Recently watched seasons 4&5 again. They get better each watch as others just stay status quo. The first time I watched, i found it hard to follow all the new characters introduced (esp on the NY side) and where they fit in. The power struggle in that family is one of the better storylines in the series but it’s not all spelled out for the viewer
It’s what makes the series so re-watchable
I could watch this clip everyday.
One of my favorite moments is when they beat the shit out of Chrissy at his intervention
One of the best scene ever, hilariously dark
imperioli did an unreal job with Christopher’s character. Such a dirtbag, but an unreal character arc over the series.
I watch clips all the time on youtube and will do a series rewatch at some point here shortly. One question I have...notice how they made a big deal about Tony punching Ralphie, which I realize is supposed to be a real thing in the mafia as far as not touching made guys. How come Tony could then beat up both Mikey and Phil on different occasions without anyone saying a word? The guy that he curbstomped I get was a different deal because he insulted Meadow, but I don't remember anyone saying anything to him about beating up the other made guys.
The other two he attacked when they were alone and not in front of all the guys
He didn't exactly punch Phil like he did to Ralphie. I'd say with regard to Mikey that it was the first season and they hadn't really fleshed out everything.
In Chris's intervention posted above Benny is part of the beatdown, not sure when he was made but I guess that'd also fall under some weird exception since Chris insulted Tony.
Ralphie was such a piece of shit
if you are referring the the car wreck scene, Phil was dodgin him on some money, right? can't recall the scene with Mikey exactly, but i think Ralphie's beef was that "she was a hew-wer" and not like it was over business/personal relationships or anything ...
uploaded somewhat recently
"who maykuh dis pizza??"
Yes he hit Ralphie after Ralphie killed the stripper outside the Bing.
Yeah, I mean Tony had justifications for all three cases, but if you can't punch Raphie for murdering a 20 year old girl at the Bing then I would think you can't go that route with the other guys, either (again with the exception of the guy who approached Meadow I'm assuming). Anyway, not a big deal but just curious because it was a big part of the Ralphie storyline if you remember the resulting incident where Ralphie turned Tony down when he offered him a drink.
looking around on reddit i saw someone say that the writers got corrected on some stuff in this regard after season 1. so the Mikey thing sticks out but the other two i think are the difference between handling biz with made guys vs civilians. also thinking about when Gene cracks Paulie Jr at the work site for the gay joke, but bustin balls can only go so far i guess ...
I don’t think little Paulie is made. He also gets tossed out of a window by Chris iirc. He’s Paulie’s nephew, not son
Johnny Sack also doled out some beatings on Tony's crew after the Ginny Sack joke, so a lot of this is "there are guys you can hit, and there are guys you can't hit" i assume ...
Probably is some of that, but I don't think Johnny Sac beat anyone up who was made. He beat up the one dude in the parking lot who worked for Ralphie's crew, but I think that guy was a nobody. Phil later pulled Benny out of the car and put him in the hospital, but I don't think Benny was a made guy either. Those young guys all ranked below Christopher who hadn't been made for very long.
Yeah i was thinking of Phil vs Benny actually. Poor Benny got walloped a few times with no retribution ...
I have to confess that I am one of the few morons who didn't watch The Wire. I have no idea why, as I watched Oz and Homicide: Life on the Street when they first ran on air back in the day. I am correcting that now and almost done with the first season, but I have to say that even though I like it a lot, it's not anywhere close to The Sopranos for me. I always think of them together since they are 1 and 2 in many best shows of all time lists. I'm sure it's unfair to form any fast opinions this early into the watch, though. I just think The Sopranos was a damn near perfect show.
I would say i had more of a connection with the overall cast/story/message of the Wire vs the Sopranos, but in terms of individual characters/acting/dialogue i think Sopranos rates out better. Especially from a comedic standpoint it amazes me rewatching some scenes how goddamn funny Sopranos was ...
Great scene with Benny, Blair Walsh must've been kicking for goddamn Vikings back then
pretty sure I saw this is on Hulu now? I might do a rewatch, did one in September and it was a wild ride
if I know someone hasn't seen The Sopranos I don't really want them recommending TV shows to me
Totally agreed. This show has some of the most amazing acting jobs I've seen in any movie, play, TV show, etc
Homicide was one of my dad's favorite shows, loved watching that as a kid. I have always been fascinated by the mafia so The Sopranos was such a treat and nothing will ever compare to it because of that intrigue and how unique this show is
Forgot how hilarious this retaliation by Paulie was
“Is this your logo?”
“That’s my box.”
“This pizza was found at a crime scene.”
“MY PIZZA NEVER HURTAH ANYBODY!!”
Just started watching this for the first time
so much better on a binge. Especially the last 2 seasons
This is like my third or fourth rewatch but just finished season 1. I wish I could go into this series again fresh but it’s just as good on a rewatch.
Same, probably 3 rewatches for me. Binging it is so much better.
Having to wait till Sunday sucked. It’s why I’m waiting for new season of Westworld to end before I binge it. Binging is just such a better option unless it’s just a comedy show.
Jackie Jr is worse than AJ
He’s definitely dumber & that’s saying a lot.
Love Tony’s reaction to AJ getting fired from Blockbuster
Almost done with a full rewatch. This has always been my favorite show by a large margin.
It seems to get dismissed quickly nowadays, still my first over breaking bad, dark,better call Saul.
The wire was next
I was just about to post this. Interesting that "interior decorator" from Pine Barrens was a term for a Russian super solider or something, and not Paulie misunderstanding Tony ...
Ralph's obsession with Gladiator
I just finished the rewatch. You can tell most of the episodes in Season 6 Part A fell victim to cramming in a bunch of last minute material to fill out a two part season. A bunch of recycled plot lines and lazy dialogue. It felt like a different show for awhile.
Part B was really good though. Also really liked the final episode. I was amused by the ending and David Chase never being afraid to stick a middle finger to the audience. I remember in an interview he was talking about fans complaining about dream sequences in the show which always drove him to create more elaborate ones. Also the Melfi rape plot was another instance of him just trying to antagonize the audience.
Finished my rewatch last night. Are we all in agreement that Tony gets killed at the end?
Interesting. Reasoning? I like to think he didn’t die, but I think I’m wrong.
I don’t remember the writers placing anything into the final episode foreshadowing he might be in danger at the end. I thought it was just a sequence demonstrating the anxiety of his life. I think they made sure to time the scene of Meadow running to the restaurant door to make people think it could possibly just have been Meadow.
David chase has pretty much said he died.