Yes, this is the best show that I never want to see again.
I mean, I've seen some of this show-- maybe about as much I will-- and I can tell that it is an extraordinarily well-done, and very *gritty* drama.... yeah, pretty dirty and gritty. So.... I suppose that I have learned some from it, and, yes, it passed the time a bit as well... but, *now*, I am a little averse to peering too deeply into the pool, if you know what I mean....
Ronald D Moore, of Battlestar Galactica fame, once praised this show very highly, (it was actually on the BSG DVD's commentary-- and yes, I watched the commentary, and assembled my acronyms-- the BSG DVD's RDM commentary and director's cut, and everything.... But it was all too much.... The commentary on the Sopranos DVD was far less intellectual, and they had the actors do it instead of the executive producer-- this was my scene.... I worked with that guy.... It was less well done, but that was really *just as well*, in *all* seriousness, if you know what I mean....) And, yes, I can absolutely see what he means, since this show is as least as good as Galactica. But, although this might just sound corny, there comes a point where it's just exhausting-- *too damn 'good', too damn real!*, you know?
And AJ & Meadow are pretty fucked up, don't you think?
And, since I don't have the stomach to make any comparisons with *an even more popular* show with a certain, uh, *geographical* connection.... And I don't really want to think about the episode with Sir Ben Kingsley's cameo.... Think about 'Johnny Sack'. Would you want to go to his daughter's wedding? Would you be there as his guest.... or as his 'guard'? (Do you think that your friend Natalie would be there with your wipes?) What about-- back to Ron's show-- Admiral Cain? Would you like to be there at her funeral? (If the coffin weren't perfectly straight, would you have to adjust it?) Would you have even survived that long?
Now think about Steve Carrel's movies.... See a difference?
(The pilots on the aircraft carrier talking about the casualty lists is just a useless metaphor for the fact that your parents are a fucking embarassement, and talking about how you think you'll get killed in combat one day is just code for saying that you don't think that you'll ever get out of it....)
Now, can anyone raise their hand, and tell the class why Anthony Junior & Meadow Soprano are so fucked up?
"So he was a spy, that was the problem?"
"I don't know."
".... Well, it takes alot of guts to shoot a man in the back of the head," he said.
So, there's that.
My mom watches trash; she's just like my dad.
I hate being the responsible one.