Blog Posts - The Sopranos



Narcos 2: In League with The Godfather Saga

My wife and streamed Narcos 2 on Neflix the last two evenings, and, what can I say, it was outstanding, a stand-out masterpiece in both true-crime and crime fiction drama, in any medium.  I liked it even better than the first season, and I would...

Silvercup North in the Morning

I spent a wonderful hour this morning at the opening ceremony of Silvercup North - the spacious new, third motion picture and television production studio of Silvercup Studios in the Port Morris area of the Bronx - where New York Governor Andrew Cuom...

The Sopranos — Killer TV No 2

HBO, 1999-2007 (six series) ‘What fucking kind of human being am I, if my own mother wants me dead?’ – Tony Soprano James Gandolfini (Tony Soprano), Edie Falco (Carmela Soprano), Lorraine Bracco (Dr Melfi), Michael Imperioli (Christophe...
by CrimeTimePreview on Jul 22, 2016

American Crime Season 2: Too Little Info

American Crime, arguably one of the best and most important series ever on any kind of television - network, cable, streaming - which I would be happy to argue on behalf, ended last night on a less than stellar note, with too many unanswered question...

McLuhan in An Age of Social Media

Just written last Thursday - already #1 onAmazon Computers and Technology Top 100This essay can be considered a new chapter in my book Digital McLuhan, published in 1999, or before the advent of Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, and the social media of our...

Through My TV…

“And So We’re Told, This is the Golden Age.” This weekend Orange is the New Black Season 3 was released to Netflix. The girlfriend is a big fan of the show (me not so much) and she has spent the last four days catching up on it. Now what this m...
by Black Ship Books on Jun 15, 2015

Having Dinner With The Boys off-Broadway in NYC!

Man, does this play bring back memories….. Growing up in an extended Italian family, on my mom’s Calabrese side, that all lived on or around our street in Brooklyn, and then followed us to Long Island, I was regaled with … Continue...
by The Regular Guy NYC on Jun 13, 2015

Mad Men: The End of an Era and the Ultimate Cool

I've been saying lately that we're in the third golden age of television, epitomized by House of Cards streaming all at once on Netflix.  Mad Men was one of the stalwarts of the second golden age - the revolution of cable over network and the fi...

Breaking Bad: The Official Book: A Review

Breaking Bad is indisputably one of the titans of the second golden age of television - the first being Dragnet through The Twilight Zone in the 1950s-(early)1960s, the third being the masterpieces of streaming such as House of Cards on Netflix right...

Sopranos Creator David Chase Breaks Down Controversial Final Scene Of The Series

The Sopranos, one of the flagship programs of not only HBO but the entire contemporary “Golden Age of Television,” has been off the air for nine years now, but still remains a powerful catalyst and force in influencing the historic jagged shift t...
by Geeks of Doom on Apr 15, 2015

Mad Men 7.8: Don, Rachel, and the Waitress

Mad Men was back for its final half-season bow - episode 7.8 tonight - with a fine surrealistic, watercolor story, suitably blurred by longings for what was lost and cannot be regained.Rachel was one of the best characters in that first season that s...

Bosch: First Half: Highly Recommended

I binge-watched the first half of Bosch on Amazon Prime Instant Video last night.  Herewith a brief, nonspoiler review.The series is superb, and a worthy addition to streaming masterpieces such as House of Cards and Peaky Blinders on Netflix, an...

Deal: The Sopranos: The Complete Series DVD & Blu-ray Box Sets

The Gold Box spotlight deal of the day is over at Amazon today is up to 65% off The Sopranos: The Complete Series box sets: DVD for $98.99 (down from $279.99) and Blu-ray for $109.99 (down from $279.98). The 30-disc box sets contain all six seasons o...
by Geeks of Doom on Dec 2, 2014

The Digital Wire Blu-ray/DVD Release News: Tusks, Theorems, and Teen Lit

Welcome to this week's edition of The Digital Wire. Hope you all had a wonderful and scare-tastic Halloween because by the sound of the Christmas songs starting their yearly infection of the radio airwaves, an even more frightening time of year is up...
by Geeks of Doom on Nov 3, 2014

‘Game Of Thrones’ Passes ‘The Sopranos’ To Become Most Popular HBO Show Of All Time

It's official: Game of Thrones has passed The Sopranos to become the most popular show in HBO's history. Currently nearing the end of its fourth season, Thrones has had an average gross audience of 18.4 million viewers per episode. This season's aver...
by Geeks of Doom on Jun 5, 2014

Mad Men 7.3: "Lunch with Rod Serling"

"Lunch with Rod Serling" - that's what Megan's director was said to be having, when she interrupted him with a request to re-read a part, and the Rod Serling mention was very apt, since this episode of Mad Men - 7.3 - was even more like a Twilight Zo...

HBO's Silicon Valley Brings In The Ratings (Oh & Game of Thrones Too)

HBO's Silicon Valley Brings in the Ratings (Oh and Game of Thrones Too)HBO's Silicon Valley brings in the ratings (Oh & Game of Thrones too) HBO had a huge night Sunday. First, the fourth season premiere of Game of Thrones debuted with 6.6 milli...
by Pop Culture Whore on Apr 8, 2014

How I Met Your Mother series finale

This was legend… wait for it… Big shows always went off with controversial endings: Seinfeld, The Sopranos, Dexter, you name it. In fact, endings are always hard and I’ll try to make few points here of what I thought about the ser...
by Futility on Apr 3, 2014

How I Met Your Mother series finale

This was legend… wait for it… Big shows went off with controversial endings: Seinfeld, The Sopranos, Dexter, you name it. In fact, endings are always hard, but we should try to make the most of it. I’ll try to make few points here o...
by Futility on Apr 3, 2014

The Walking Dead 4.14: Too Far

Everyone has their limits.   Years ago, I recommended The Sopranos to a well-known science fiction author. She told me that from what she had seen and heard of the series, the violence went too far for her.  I understood that, even though t...


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