|Final Season of "The Sopranos" . . .
||[Jun. 2nd, 2007|03:03 am]
If anyone lost track of what happened in previous years, this is the best refresher I've found.
Unfortunately, to date, the final season . . . lacks.
I can see some good stuff in it, but most of it should have been rolling from the first episode. They took a slow approach in a very short half-season of episodes. Bad idea.
The final two episodes are about to air. I have no great expectations, but the entire ride's been fun, overall.
i don't have HBO anymore, so after (i think) season 5 i'm lost.
that was pretty good though. a lot of work went into it.
(but Carmella is pissed.)
Carm's back on board with Tony in this season, and Tony's doing a lot of the same stuff he used to do before he got shot by Uncle Junior.
Right now, Phil Leotardo's the boss of the NYC crew. Shit's about to hit the fan.
The main issue is what Phil wants from the NJ garbage cut . . . Phil won't budge from 25 percent, and that's the lifeblood of the Jersey group.
This dates back to a moment where Phil decides he's tired of dealing out so much respect . . . stemming from a speech in a bar about the name Leotardo, and how the Americans were retarded to screw up the name because it actually was Leonardo back in the old country, and Phil's got this inferiority complex that has been building for some time now . . . no amount of hits he's performed have satiated it.
Meanwhile, Tony decided the NYC peeps can fuck themselves with their bullshit job checks . . . he cut all of 'em off the payroll from NYC.
That progressed to a conversation one of the NYC goons initiated on Meadow when she was on a date up in Little Italy . . . and she got humiliated by what he said, it was pretty degrading, lol . . . so she told Tony, and Tony went up to Little Italy and curb-stomped the guy.
So there you have it . . . that's the "about to hit the fan" part.
i thought the last few eps have been some of the best in the series. I can't wait to see what happens. I have a feeling it might surprise us all.
It certainly picked up . . . as far as individual moments go, they've had a few amazing moments, for sure.
Although, it was a little too funny to watch Phil Leotardo act like a 14-year-old school girl holding a grudge by yapping at Tony and Lil' Carmine from his perch through the window.
Oh my God . . . that next to last episode was out of control.
Quality, obviously . . .
But I swear that unless Phil fails completely, this series won't be given the proper send-off.
There are five families in NYC. One, Leotardo's, is starting shit over a rigid 25 percent on a Jersey dumping business.
25 percent? In any kind of deal, isn't a cut past 10-15 percent way too high?
If Phil succeeds in his plans, the other four families are going to watch, scratch their heads, and start to worry about whether or not Phil will take a hard line with them, too.
In the end, if Phil succeeds, then Phil will ultimately fail when the other four families re-populate his family's region and the Jersey region with their guys.