Monday, June 11, 2007

Whacked

Posted By on Mon, Jun 11, 2007 at 1:23 PM

So The Sopranos went out last night, not with a bang, nor even a whimper, but simply mid-sentence. It encapsulated my frustrations with the series for several seasons now: The lack of resolution to so many storylines.

I understand that's what David Chase was going for; I think he said—or maybe it was one of the writers for the show—that real life doesn't get wrapped up in a neat bow at the end of the day, or something along those lines. True dat, but while it reflects the chaos of our cruel world, I don't find it to be a particularly effective narrative structure.

Plus, I really wanted to see that evil bastard Paulie Walnuts get whacked, preferably in a painful fashion.

That said, I can't deny that it was a tremendously entertaining show, although I think it lost steam after the first couple of seasons, which I still think were brilliant.

Looking forward to the return of Big Love tonight.

Comments

Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

Previously in the Range

More by Jim Nintzel

  • Editor's Note

    We Will Rock You
    • Dec 7, 2017
  • A ‘Dreadful’ Tax Plan

    A conversation with author and former Reagan administration advisor Bruce Bartlett
    • Dec 7, 2017
  • The Skinny

    In Jim Nintzel's last Skinny of 2017, he looks at the just-passed tax bill and the race for McSally's congressional seat.
    • Dec 7, 2017
  • More »
Today | Tue | Wed | Thu | Fri | Sat | Sun
Burlesque Fitness

Burlesque Fitness @ Floor Polish

Mondays, Wednesdays, 4:30-5:30 p.m.

All of today's events | Staff Picks

Staff Pick

Festival Band's New Year's Eve Dance

Join us at the Tucson University Park Hotel (formally Marriott) for our NYE Dance! We play Tejano,… More

@ Tucson University Park Hotel Dec. 1-Jan. 1 880 E. 2nd Street

» More Picks

Submit an Event Listing

Popular Content

  1. Cinema Clips: The Man Who Invented Christmas (The Range: The Tucson Weekly's Daily Dispatch)
  2. Pecan Needs a Home (The Range: The Tucson Weekly's Daily Dispatch)
  3. $59 Million Can Focus the Mind, Even If You're Facebook (The Range: The Tucson Weekly's Daily Dispatch)
  4. Laughing Stock: Holly Jolly Edition (The Range: The Tucson Weekly's Daily Dispatch)
  5. Cinema Clips: Lady Bird (The Range: The Tucson Weekly's Daily Dispatch)

© 2017 Tucson Weekly | 7225 Mona Lisa Rd. Ste. 125, Tucson AZ 85741 | (520) 797-4384 | Powered by Foundation