The Sopranos

Tony Soprano, Where Are You?

The SopranosI miss Tony. It was just about a year ago Season Five of "The Sopranos" started airing but we won't see Season Six for another year.

Last night I tuned into the new Law & Order series, "Trial By Jury". It was okay, but nothing special. (Update: I'm being kind because I enjoy the first three Law & Order' actuality, I thought it was poorly acted, poorly constructed and entirely uninteresting.) I was probably only watching to say good bye to Lenny Briscoe, but while I was watching I kept thinking about how good "The Sopranos" is. You really appreciate a show like that when watching a typical network drama.

Where have you gone, Tony Soprano, our nation turns it's lonely eyes to you.

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The Friday Five

Friday FiveMy favourite television characters

  1. Homer Jay Simpson (The Simpsons)
  2. Tony Soprano (The Sopranos)
  3. Ryan O'Reily (Oz)
  4. George Costanza (Seinfeld)
  5. Mike Logan (Law & Order)

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The Emmys

The EmmysI would like to thank the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences for getting it right last night. For the first time in as long as I can remember, I agreed with their choices for both Best Drama and Best Comedy. The Sopranos won for Best Drama and Arrested Development won for Best Comedy.

As much as I enjoy Six Feet Under, The Sopranos is probably the best drama on tv today. As for Arrested Development, it is such a diamond in the rough. Just when I was about to give up on network television I discovered this show and it's hilarious. I'm a big fan of HBO's Curb Your Enthusiasm, but I can't argue with where the Emmy went last night. It is without a doubt the best thing Fox has done since The Simpsons...and that's including When Animals Attack IV.

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The Friday Five

Friday FiveMy favourite television shows still being produced

  1. The Simpsons
  2. Six Feet Under
  3. The Sopranos
  4. Curb Your Enthusiasm
  5. Arrested Development

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2006?Hot damn I'm going to have to wait a long time until the next new episode of The Sopranos. Season Five finished strong and I can't wait for the sixth and final season, but HBO has confirmed that won't be until some time in 2006.

Ouch. That really, really sucks.

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The Sopranos

The SopranosI just finished watching the season five finale of The Sopranos. Another brilliant episode of one of my favourite television programs and things are set up very nicely for their final season.

I know a lot of people who read this site haven't seen the finale yet and don't want me to spoil it for them so I'll just say a couple of lingering issues were tied up tonight. It was once again television that's far too good for tv.

What frustrates me the most is the length of time I now must wait before I can view another new episode. The delay between season 4 and 5 was well over a year and it looks like we're in for a similar delay before season 6. Hell, Michelle will be walking before I see Tony again. Marron!

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The Sopranos

The SopranosThe long wait is finally over. It's been over a full year since I last saw a new episode of The Sopranos, but this coming Sunday at 21:00 EST I'll be sitting down for the first episode of season five.

The best part about TMN airing The Sopranos Sunday nights this season is the fact we Canucks will be seeing each episode at the same time it premieres in the United States. Last year when Tony offed Ralphie it was a definite highlight but not a surprise for this viewer. You see, season four aired Sunday nights in America and Tuesday nights in Canada. That meant I had to endure a full two days of avoiding any Sopranos-related news to ensure the events Tuesday night weren't spoiled. When Raphie was killed it was all over the mainstream media and impossible to miss. This upset me so much I wrote letters to TMN begging them to air new episodes of The Sopranos on the same night HBO was airing them to avoid the spoilage of one of my favourite shows. It seems TMN has finally come to their senses and I for one am overjoyed.

Last season seemed to be a set-up season. A great deal transpired, but other than the death of Ralphie there was little dramatic pay off. I anticipate a great deal of such pay off this season. I can't wait for Sunday.

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