Blogging Sopranos: 1.1

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

  1. the facebookinstagramtwitteryoutube vicious cycle? Yeah, that’s mostly fine.

  2. Unlike Breaking Bad (which takes a whole season) and The Wire (which I’ve watched two episodes of and realized that even though that show might be good it’s also a lot of work.

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  1. Veeerry excited about this new series of posts!
    The Sopranos will not disappoint. And you’re right it’s very funny.
    I think you’d enjoy this article about “the recap”
    What were the odds… just a week ago, I started rewatching the series and keeping a log of all the movies that are referenced in it (either mentioned by name or shown in the background). There are so many! Corrado and Christopher in particular are “movie buffs”. In 4 episodes, I already have 16 movies logged.

    1. That article was GREAT. But my context for recaps comes more from, like, personal blogs. IDK, there’s this thing I see people do where they talk about, say, birdwatching, but in the middle of all that they tie in a bunch of things about the environment and global warming and/or the death of their friends (yes, I’m talking about the two Franzen essays about birdwatching). Literally the only reason I’m doing this is to figure out how to do that. There’s nothing new to be said about Sopranos (the show’s been out for way too long), but ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ at least it’s getting me to post more regularly.

      Also, when you’r done compiling that list, could you share it somewhere please? 😀 I’m *way* behind on my goal of watching 100 movies in a year.

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