Friday, February 25 2011
As both a desired endgame to the American dream as well as the tragic flaw underlying that dream, the mythology of J.F.K. crops up on multiple occasions in The Sopranos to show the self-contradictions of the show’s characters.
Thursday, October 11 2007
Cable created supply where there was little or no demand. Out of the myriad of subject specific programming, a few gemstones managed to shine.
Monday, April 23 2007
No one-hour drama series has had a bigger impact on how stories are told on the small screen, or more influence on what kind of fare we've been offered by an ever-growing array of television networks.
Thursday, October 13 2011
The Sopranos' portrayal of an American family, of the dueling pursuits of physical and spiritual, questions the principles of success distributed by governments and advertisers.
Tuesday, June 19 2007
A priest once explained to Carmela, "God understands that we all live in the middle of tensions." David Chase understands that too.
Wednesday, April 25 2007
The problem with the Soprano family, as Bobby chided Tony, is that they "always go too far." It's also a primary reason the show is so compelling.
Saturday, April 7 2007
Thursday, March 16 2006
The 'circle of life' refers to how, in The Sopranos, the dead continuously circle the living.
Monday, April 12 2004
As The Sopranos enters its fifth season, it's clear that things will not go well for New Jersey mob boss Tony Soprano.
Monday, June 21 2010
Both MTV and Bravo have popular reality television shows with New Jersey -- its industrial landscape and its seemingly always volatile people -- at center stage. How long can this euphoria last?
Monday, June 3 2013
LOS ANGELES — The Writers Guild announced its 101 best-written TV series on Sunday night, and it will surprise exactly no one to learn that…
Thursday, June 14 2007
Sunday night, in a stream of post-finale babble veering dangerously close to rant, my comparison of "The Sopranos" to the serialized fiction of Charles Dickens…
Monday, June 11 2007
NEW YORK - After all the hype and expectations about Sunday night's final episode of HBO's "The Sopranos," the mob drama series didn't end with…
Thursday, June 7 2007
There was a moment a few weeks back, when Tony Soprano was talking with his psychiatrist, complaining that bad things keep happening around him. "I'm…
Monday, June 4 2007
How will it end? Badly. For the characters, that is. The series finale of "The Sopranos" will be a much-analyzed event. All signs point to…