I’m not the first person to come up with the idea of writing a post/recap/review/random thoughts after watching TV. In fact, I’m only doing this because I’ve seen Zac Little do it with Mad Men and I remember enjoying it (even though I didn’t like the show back then because I didn’t like the pacing). So, now I’m doing it with The Sopranos, which I have never watched before, but I’ve heard great things.
I was choosing between The Wire and Sopranos for this first show I’m gonna blog, and I think what swayed it towards this particular classic is the fact that many people have pointed out that other than this being a #VeryGoodShow it’s also funny. And I see it.
So yeah, this how is funny. And it’s funny in one of my favorite ways. It’s funny because the Tony Soprano is such a stereotypical New Jersey mafia family boss type of person, but it’s getting to him and he has an anxiety attack and has to see a shrink. Like, if you had no background information on this show, you could easily hear this setup and jump to the conclusion that it’s a sitcom.
Uhm. So yeah.
I’ve had a long week at work and it took me three days to get through the first episode (mostly because I’m too tired to watch it after work and I still treat my job like work and feel bad when I watch TV shows there. 1
Look, I’m putting zero pressure on myself to make any of these posts good. So much so that they’re not even showing up in the main blogroll section of my website. I’m mostly doing this because watching copious amounts of TV isn’t great, but at least if I write about it I’ll feel like I’m accomplishing something.
I have a lot of things to say about the first episode of the show, but I’m too tired to put my thoughts into words. All I can say is that it does a good job of hooking viewers (me) from the very first episode. 2
Season 1 Episode 1 Rating: 5/5