The End of the Sopranos, Beginning of John

The second the last episode of the Sopranos finished I realized that I’d had this sensation before. It felt just like watching the last Matrix movie, waiting for something to happen and finally finishing with a big wet sloppy WTF? Now I think my previous diffidence was probably the correct response. I’m glad I didn’t spend a lot of energy being excited about this. To quote Johnny Rotten: “Do you ever get the feeling you’ve been cheated?”

On the upside, John from Cincinnati was completely intriguing. I predict we will find out that the titular John is in the role of John the Baptist, and the Yost family are either the second coming of or descendants of Jesus. Anything with Luis Guzman will get at least a fair shake from me. I figured this would have to be strong, because HBO doesn’t want to have a massive cancellation of the service tomorrow. Kind of like we were planning to. We shall see.

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3 thoughts on “The End of the Sopranos, Beginning of John”

  1. Funny how the hype-machine always breaks down when you believe in it. I’m sure if you had simply watched it when you got around to it you probably would have enjoyed it whether or not one of the best things you ever watched. Hype is in proportion to the resulting disappointment.

  2. Tony did not get whacked, at least not until after the VIEWER did and the viewer never heard it coming.

  3. I have to say that I never understood what the big deal about The Sopranos was, I rented the first couple of eps on DVD a while back and thought it was just ok… to me the real magic shows on HBO have been The Wire and Deadwood..

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