The Sopranos

Discussion in 'General Off-Topic Chat' started by cubin', Feb 14, 2008.

  1. cubin'

    cubin' GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

    Apr 12, 2007
    Finally finished watching the sopranos after all these years although I'm a little behind everyone else.

    Not sure what to think about the ending...was angry at first but as I thought about it I wondered how else would I want it to end? In some drama filled blaze of glory? Nuh I'm kinda happy with it I guess. It lets you choose what happens in your own mind.

    What I think happened when they cut from the final scene to a black screen -

    The last scene was so tense, something had to be afoot IMO. That guy lurking over near the bar with the members only jacket was sent to take out Tony I reckon. It reminded me of a scene in the godfather (tony refers to it as his favorite scene earlier in the series) where Michael Corleone retrieves a gun from the toilet before killing his enemies in the diner. Also when Bobby was talking to tony earlier in season 6 he comments on how suddenly and silently death can happen and that you wouldn't even notice it - which kind hints at the sudden black screen as being Tony's last memory before he and his family are killed.

    On the other hand I'd like to think meadow came and joined them at the table and they all had a nice dinner together. The song choice of 'Don't Stop Believing' kind of points to this unless Chase wanted it to be ironic. The Sopranos has always been about family and I guess it would be fitting to end how it began.

    The final shot. Tony looking up as his daughter enters the diner:


    Awesome series and I'm very sad it's over [​IMG] I think I'm finally satisfied with the finale though.

    IF anyone hasn't seen it and liked the movie Goodfellas I recommend this series to the XTREME.

    What do some of you other dudes think about the finale? Or the series as a whole?
  2. jesterscourt

    jesterscourt Not Brad.

    Jan 3, 2007
    United States
    I didn't watch the whole series, but I saw enough of the episodes to get an idea of what was going on throughout the series. The last episode was intense to be sure, but it was a little overdone, I mean, the whole cheesy 80's song, the whole framing similar to the last supper, all the false sounds that could've been a gunshot, etc... But yeah, I'm not sure how else they could have ended it either.
  3. herbanassault

    herbanassault GBAtemp Regular

    Jan 31, 2008
    United States
    City of God, State of Mind
    All in all, I think the fade to black concept is a weak cop-out ending. The creator can say what he will to defend it, but that doesn't make many fans happy with it. At the end of the day, that's who the show is for.

    If he's trying to impress people with his style, I think that's a bit pompous.
  4. cubin'

    cubin' GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

    Apr 12, 2007
    Cheesy?! One of my favorite songs! When Tony is looking through the jukebox songs we see a few frank sinatra songs and I was sure he was gonna choose one of them. BUT THEN JOURNEY COMES ON...awesome. I guess not everyone can love 80's music though [​IMG]

    I like the idea that it was framed like the last supper. Didn't think of that.
  5. Bob Loblaw

    Bob Loblaw Read the Bob Loblaw Law Blog!

    Aug 7, 2007
    United States
    Cubin', didn't you notice how the 2 or 3 episodes before the finale tony and bobby talkd about how when you get whacked it probably just goes black? How you don't see it coming, it's just everything goes dark and silent?

    Then at the diner every time the door opened the bell would chime and tony would look up to see who it was and the camera would show us tonys view showing who was walking in. Then meadow walked in and it goes to tonys view, then all the sudden...nothing. black, silence. Just like him and bobby had said in the past few episodes.

    They also had said that leotardo had hundreds of foot soldiers. So I think it was a retaliation hit against tony. and instead of showing the bullet hit tony in an overdone generic mafioso movie shootout. they show it from tonys view like they had been doing every time the door opened. With blackness the way they had described on the boat.

    edit: to sick wario, you can't judge the last episode without seeing prior episodes, if you read my post you'll understand why and see that in all probability tony was killed. But like I said you would have needed to see prior episodes to get it.
  6. Sick Wario

    Sick Wario Club Nintendo

    Jul 24, 2006
    NNID: godrugal
    i never saw every episode, but liked the show. HOWEVER the series finale was maybe the worst finale i have ever seen. the creator guy should have had the balls to kill tony like everyone 'hoped' would happen.

    unless there is a movie pending........
  7. Switchy

    Switchy GBAtemp Fan

    Aug 19, 2007
    I really thought Meadow was going to get run over in front of the diner..
    The way the suspense seemed to be rising.

    I saw each and every episode of the Sopranos and was a bit sad at the end of the last episode that it ended so simply. But after a while, it dawned on me how great they ended it [​IMG] I miss new episodes though!
  8. jargus

    jargus GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Apr 11, 2007
    United States
    At least it wasn't like Family Guy and ended in mid-sen