The Sopranos (No Spoilers)

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    The Sopranos (No Spoilers)

    Have just watched through Season 3 and think it's been underwhelming. Do things pick up?
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    It isn't a particularly fast paced show. It just sort of is what it is. There are some exciting moments, but for the most part it's just excellent in character development.

    I don't think it's a show for everyone.

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    Absolutely the show I miss most of all the shows that have run their course in my lifetime. As Hangman says, it's not for everyone. But the layers of the characters are absolutely fascinating, making you empathetic to some characters you just never could imagine.

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    I can remember watching some episodes and wondering where the entertainment was. And then, as the credits rolled, I couldn't wait to watch another.

    It was an odd feeling.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hangman View Post
    I can remember watching some episodes and wondering where the entertainment was. And then, as the credits rolled, I couldn't wait to watch another.

    It was an odd feeling.
    And I loved it all, was very entertained. There is just something so perfectly flawed and human in every characther...yet they were the "rich" and "powerful". The show was such a great example that perception is NOT reality.

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    It just seems really, really predictable in a lot of ways. No suspense.

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    Story line gets better as it goes along...but as stated it is not for everyone. It took me a few years to get enough interest to ever start watching and stick with it. But the characters got me hooked, I loved them...even the ones I couldn't stand.

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    Season 5 is my favorite as many new characters are introduced and I power struggle ensues.

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    Best Movie channel show of all time. It's gets better season 4 was great.

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    It's one of the few shows ever that gets better every season.

    No doubt that the pacing can be killer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tackle trap View Post
    Best Movie channel show of all time. It's gets better season 4 was great.
    There was one dud season towards the end, imo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bugatti View Post
    There was one dud season towards the end, imo.
    Completely disagree. The dud storylines are early on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bugatti View Post
    There was one dud season towards the end, imo.
    I agree that big parts of Season 6A were terrible. I did not like the Vito storyline taking up so much of that season...

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    Quote Originally Posted by tackle trap View Post
    Best Movie channel show of all time. It's gets better season 4 was great.
    Give me "The Wire" over "The Sopranos" any day. But I loved both.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JokersWild24 View Post
    It just seems really, really predictable in a lot of ways. No suspense.
    Don't watch it for the suspense, it's not that kind of show. It's all about character development and learning to like/dislike characters. More like reading a book than just watching a show. Hope this helps.

    I know you requested a no-spoiler thread, but I gotta give you a big one. The series ends with "Don't Stop Believin," playing and the whole world decides the song is cool for the next 10 years. As a fellow A's fan, I just thought I should give you a heads up (Journey is from Oakland after all). Of course, if you didn't already know this spoiler you were living someplace more like San Mars than San Antonio.

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