Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Well that sucked...

I know I'm a day late on this, but yesterday was kind of nuts, and I can't not post about the series finale of "The Sopranos". This has definitely been one of the most talked about series finales ever...but part of that comes from the fact that is probably the only series to ever simultaneously convince thousands of people that their cable had gone out during the most important minutes of the show.

Now. There are people out there saying this finale was brilliant. That Tony was destined to spend his life steeped in tension, always looking over his shoulder, always wondering if the creepy looking guy sitting ten feet away has been sent to take him out. And the way the show ended exemplified that, how we lived that tension as well, and we'd never know if the end was coming or not. But I have to say I'm in the camp with the other 95% - that is no way to end a series finale. Finales are about resolution one way or another, and even though no ending would have been easy for the Sopranos, I think the ambiguous ending was taking things too far. I saw a newspaper headline that said Tony & Chase (meaning David) whack fans, and that felt about right. For all our years of viewing, for all our patience during two and three year hiatuses, and this is what you leave us with? The people who made this happen should take a lesson from the people who worked on Six Feet Under. Now THAT was a series finale.



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