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#31

Posted 13 November 2014 - 10:22 AM Edited by Mister Pink, 13 November 2014 - 10:24 AM.

I haven't yet started watching this show but i sure do plan on it. How would you guys say its ranked? Is it as good as the wire and breaking bad?

 

The Sopranos is my first love but the Wire is sort of smarter in a social, economic, political and philosophical way. However, the Sopranos is harrowing just like the Wire and the writing can be just as intelligent and beyond The Wire when it wants. The advantage The Sopranos has is the Italo-American Mafia banter which offers so many laughs throughout the show but it doesn't turn it in to a joke, it's still a drama drenched with funny moments. 

 

If you love The Wire, you wont be disappointing with The Sopranos. (I've watched both shows 3 times)

 

@feckyerlife: I don't see any similarities between Walter White and Tony Soprano. Please elaborate.


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Posted 13 November 2014 - 09:01 PM

if you love The Wire you'll love The Sopranos at least as much.

easily.

 

I think Sopranos achieves higher quality consistency (over so many years) while The Wire has a couple of weak seasons, but they're 2 of the best dramas ever made, hands down. if you've watched Wire and haven't seen Sopranos (or vise versa) you're seriously missing out.

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Posted 15 November 2014 - 07:57 AM Edited by SimsDaniel916, 15 November 2014 - 03:53 PM.

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Posted 20 November 2014 - 03:39 AM

Excellent show, but the ending was weird.

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Posted 20 November 2014 - 02:32 PM

Excellent show, but the ending was weird.

 

Ending was genius, it was constructed with immense thought and the editing apparently took a very long time. What did you find weird about it?


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Posted 21 November 2014 - 03:28 AM Edited by Banana, 21 November 2014 - 03:29 AM.

Yes, the ending is incredible. I can understand how someone would get confused after seeing the finale for the first time. I got my friend to watch the show and he's loving it as well. After seeing this topic I'm probably watch the series again. :^:
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Posted 21 November 2014 - 09:26 PM

For me the ending was pretty depressing, especially as I watched it of the first time soon after James Gandolfini's death.


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Posted 19 June 2015 - 01:00 AM

Just watched Pine Barrens

Holy sh*t that was a good episode

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#39

Posted 19 June 2015 - 08:58 AM

if you love The Wire you'll love The Sopranos at least as much.

easily.

 

I think Sopranos achieves higher quality consistency (over so many years) while The Wire has a couple of weak seasons, but they're 2 of the best dramas ever made, hands down. if you've watched Wire and haven't seen Sopranos (or vise versa) you're seriously missing out.

I would like to add Deadwood to these two. Yes, it was canceled after 3 seasons and no it's not as contemporary as The Sopranos and The Wire. But I'll be damned if it's not even more brilliant.

 

I'm watching The Sopranos these days as well. But I had time only for the first 4 episodes so far. The funeral at the end of the 4th episode is so brilliant.

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Posted 19 June 2015 - 06:17 PM

Deadwood is at least as good as the Wire and Sopranos if not better, but it's so short, and a lot fewer people have actually seen all 3 seasons. I bring it up every time we talk about the best shows on TV but it usually gets passed over. I don't think a lot of people here on GTAF have even seen it.

 

they should... especially if they think they love Red Dead Redemption.


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Posted 19 June 2015 - 10:16 PM

I never actually sat down to watch Deadwood, but considering I love Western themes, I will definitely watch it.  I have HBO GO, so this should be easy.

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Posted 19 June 2015 - 11:22 PM

Deadwood is incredibly underrated to this day because it didn't have an 'all-star' cast and there wasn't a lot of Hollywood hype around the show during it's 3 seasons. there are several prominent actor names in the show but (at the time) they were not on the same level as James Gandolfini and his crew. and yeah, it didn't last more than 3 seasons but only because HBO had decided it was "too expensive" to maintain; nothing to do with ratings or reviews.

 

Deadwood was hailed by critics as a masterpiece almost universally.

but by the time they really started writing about it, the show was already coming to an end. but it's absolutely incredible and anyone who enjoys The Wire or Sopranos would absolutely love it.

 

Deadwood is like modern Shakespeare.

it's an amazing experience with some of the most memorable characters I've ever come to know.

 

 

now.

BEGIN!


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Posted 20 June 2015 - 07:55 AM

One of my all-time favorite shows, but I haven't seen it in awhile. 


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Posted 01 July 2015 - 11:03 AM

I'm at season 3 right now. This scene gets me every time. Junior is freakin' hilarious.

 

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Posted 30 August 2015 - 08:57 PM

Just nearing the end of Season 1 for the fourth time! Man, it just doesn't get old. Like others said, still picking up new stuff with each watching. Yeah, I remember story-lines and the how certain story-lines conclude but there's always the stuff you forget that can excite you again and again like a good Simpsons episode. So re-watchable!

 

The Sopranos is still king. It just has enough characters, enough comic relief but has the depth with all the symbolism ans subtext. For me it's the San Andreas of GTA. It has it all, the drama, the humour, the variety.

 

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Posted 31 August 2015 - 12:18 AM

I love the little things that happened early on, in seasons 1 and 2, which (especially in retrospect) began to shape and guide almost every nuance about the characters and their relationships thereafter.

 

 

scenes like this would essentially come to define both Tony Soprano as a legend of pop culture and James Gandolfini as an acting force without equal.

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Posted 31 August 2015 - 07:45 AM

Very true. That's why I enjoy re-watching some of the greater TV shows again. Seeing the foundation and eventual evolution of characters. You sort of take them at face-value the first time you see it because you're still working everyone out. The who thing is new to you. 


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Posted 31 August 2015 - 01:34 PM Edited by Banana, 31 August 2015 - 01:34 PM.

Its funny this topic got bumped, I just had a marathon watching of this show the past week. The directing/editing is outstanding and I love the little things they throw in there. Like, Christopher says he needs to head out for a smoke then it cuts to Johnny Sack (and this is towards the end of the show so people who've watched it get the significance). So subtle yet truly brilliant.
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