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The Sopranos is an American television drama series created and produced by David Chase. It was originally broadcast in the United States on the premium cable network HBO from January 10, 1999 to June 10, 2007, spanning six seasons and 86 episodes. Since premiering on HBO, the show has been broadcast by many networks in dozens of other countries.

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1 Finale - The Non Ending Thought my Cable Went Out
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2 Never Boned Still rocks.
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3 Too Much AJ & Meadow It Became New Jersey, 90210
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4 Vito Not That There's Anything Wrong With It
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5 Carmela And Tony Seperate Fourth season finale
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6 Season Three Dr Melfi's Rape Goes Unpunished
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7 HBO is Sloooooow Lazy - less than 100 episodes in 8 years
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8 They forget about Dr. Melfi Huge part of the show, gone
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9 David Chase agrees to Sixth The money led to too much show
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10 Where did the Russian go? No Follow-up to Story Lines
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11 The Fourth Season Show Starts Boning This Season...
12 Outside Woman Blues Irina, Gloria, Valentino
13 No Good Deed Unpunished Ralph Beats Tracy To Death
14 Big Pussy Death
15 Tony's Kevin Finnerty dream David Chase Wastes Viewers' Time...
16 Carmela and Furio Contrived Couple
17 Cliffhanger? Who Shot Tony?
18 Janice Annoying character who wouldn't leave
19 Christopher's Death Shoehorned into last season
20 Anti Semitism- Wha? Tony hates Jews (and Hesh) in season 6.5? What?
21 Boned the Bear? Whole episode about a bear...
22 Ralph Ciffaretto Kinky Sex With Janice and Then Valentino
23 Ralphie Death BTF Moment
24 Waiting for the fourth season zzzzzzzzz
25 The Hot FBI agent Same Character, Different Actor
26 Adrianna Dies The Heart and Soul of the Show
27 Junior Sings... Painful
28 Grandma Soprano Dies The actress that played this was best on the show
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1 Carmella should of gotten whacked. -- Submitted By: (Bussarddc) on May 8, 2017, 7:26 am - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
2 yea i heard about Chase's stating that Tony did not meet his end in the restaurant with his family while Don't Stop Believin was playing.. well now I can rest easy! *eye roll* -- Submitted By: (stryker73) on September 1, 2014, 2:35 pm - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
3 David Chase is still in "backtrack/damage control mode" 7 years after his "bone" of a finale! http://www.people.com/article/the-sopranos-finale-controversy-david-chase?icid=maing-grid7%7Chtmlws-main-bb%7Cdl8%7Csec1_lnk3%26pLid%3D521854 -- Submitted By: (Chubby Rain) on August 31, 2014, 11:29 am - (1 votes) - Login to Vote
4 I think the "contrived" Carmela / Furio romance in the virtually insufferable season 4 was the initial "boning point". I get a lot of the other complaints here....really I do.....including the Russian, too many dream sequences, Melfi's rapist etc., but all those things combined weren't as insufferable as the "non-romance" that never went anywhere and often seemed like it was done to kill the time regular networks reserve for commercials. Glad that storyline died, but not glad that it resulted in another unresolved plot (Furio gets "Chuck Cunningham'd"). Season 5 was an improvement over season 4, and actually gave me hope for Season 6, which ended up being in vain. I did however take exception to one season 5 ep which was wasted on a dream sequence with the only "plot" being Chris telling Tony S. that Tony B. had "whacked" Billy Leotardo at the very end. Season 6 was the final "boning" insult, from several episodes being wasted on Tony's shooting (complete with dream sequences) and other unimportant characters. For instance, why did "Eugene" have a one-off ep revolving around him in the last season when the purpose of it was to wrap things up? What was the point? A lot of "crap" in season 6 could have been forgone, and then they might have had time to come up with less of a cop out ending. Also, while I have nothing against Dominic Chianese as a singer, there's a reason "singing" was a JTS category. It's BORING and adds nothing to the plot, especially in non-musicals! I think the last 10 minutes of the season 3 finale were spent listening to him sing, with Meadow's "dissing" of him doing little to save the scene. Again, was this time regular networks use to go to commercial? That episode effectively ended 10 minutes sooner than the closing credits. Nothing else "plotworthy" could have been snuck in there? OK, enough ranting. -- Submitted By: (ParkerTillman) on June 26, 2012, 4:17 pm - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
5 I will say that much of the sixth season seemed hastily slapped together, as if the writers had only a few days to write a whole season's worth of material. (Chris M's death was not only deeply anticlimactic but had the feel of a last-minute decision.) And I'd be lying if I said I liked the ending at the time it aired. (It was only years later that I came to appreciate what Chase was trying to do there. Could he have done it in a more decisive manner? Sure. But I've never written for television so what do I know?) All in all, though, the journey meant more to me than the journey's completion. (By the way, as much as I liked The Shield, I don't place any more weight on the opinions of that show's producers, vis-a-vis up-in-the-air endings, than I do on anyone else's. If anything, those guys played it a little too safe with their own finale.) -- Submitted By: (Soggy9000) on April 12, 2011, 8:06 pm - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
6 I'm the one guy on earth that hasn't seen this show, but here's my opinion on the finale anyways. They hyped that finale like CRAZY. Everyone was talking about it. Then when it aired, a lot of people were seriously wondering if their cable went out during the ending. I think if your finale looks like a technical glitch, you've done something wrong. They really shouldn't have hyped the episode up like they did if they were going to do a non-ending. I remember Ray Romano went out of his way to warn people that the Everybody Loves Raymond finale was going to be a pretty typical episode. And that seemed to work because I don't recall any complaints about it. -- Submitted By: (Travoltron) on April 12, 2011, 4:00 pm - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
7 It feels as if we are beating a dead horse here. I never watched season 6 since it aired on HBO the first time. It was so bad the first time that I just wanted them to end it and put it out of it's misery. I don't remember the storylines from that season and I prefer it that way. Once you've seen old friend die of cancer you don't want to relive it. RIP The Sopranos - it was good for four seasons - ok for a fifth and just awful in the sixth. Nonetheless gone but not forgotten (except for season 6) -- Submitted By: (lrbloom) on April 12, 2011, 1:39 am - (1 votes) - Login to Vote
8 I think the bottom line is this- Seasons 1 & 2 of Sopranos was some of the best television of all time. 3,4, and 5 gave us some good story arcs and great episodes, season 6 pts 1/2 meandered into preachy liberal hogwash from characters that we hated with some gangster stuff in the background. The ending was appropriate for how far the show fell- there were about 100 differnt ways this should have gone (LRBLOOM I agree with almost all of your changes- thanks for sharing!!) from after season 2 til the end, and they picked about the most unsatisfying way to wrap it up. Yes there are open ended story lines- but some kick ass and leave you wanting more- SEE THE SHIELD FOR HOW TO DO THIS DAVID CHASE- and some that are limp wristed excuses for 2 seasons of straight fish boning. And for anyone who still defends how this show went out- remember that the writers from THE SHIELD made fun of the writers on the Sopranos and made it a point to tell their audience they WOULDNT DO A "SOPRANOS" FOR THE FINALE!!! I just talked to a friend who is rewatching the series and he feels the same- the show just gets bad, and preachy and ends on a terrible note- we (Mrs. Chubby Rain and I) watched the series (as documented on here via comments) last year and came to the same conclusion- wasted potential leads to a series ending fish boning that was the nadir (anit-climax) of 4 mediocre seasons that were coasting off two of the greatest seasons of scripted TV of all time- 'nuff said.... -- Submitted By: (Chubby Rain) on April 11, 2011, 6:52 pm - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
9 I agree with Dol. When I watch something, I expect it to be wrapped up in some way, good of bad. To end it like they did was a lousy excuse to end the show. -- Submitted By: (PYLrulz) on April 11, 2011, 5:19 pm - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
10 It ended as it ended and all's well that ends well. From the moment that episode aired people started bitching. The stories pretty much resolved themselves. Either the characters died or went to prison or both. The problem with this show wasn't the ending, but the middle. Rewrite it - Big Pussy lives and Jimmy Altierei is the rat. Ralph Cifaretto gets killed the first he beats up a girl. Employee of The Month - Dr Melfi (and/or her ex)consult Tony about attacker, which makes Tony and Dr Melfi partners in crime. AJ never has "therapy" because his dad is a gangster and canbu yhim anything he wants anyway. Tony and Carmela and the never seperate. Carmela never complains about Tony's other women after all it's a small price to pay to live in the lap of luxury. The soccer coach dies under mysterious circumstances in jail. Newspaper people cover it up. Vito stays straight and faithful to hsi wife until the bitter end. Uncle JR retains his senses and neve shoots anyone. Adrianna does five to ten while Christopher waits for her. Pie-Oh-My, Irina, Gloria Trillo, and Valentino don't exist. Christopher stays out of Hollywood. We never hear of Caitlin, the section eight roommate and Noah Tennenbaum. -- Submitted By: (lrbloom) on April 11, 2011, 12:52 pm - (1 votes) - Login to Vote
11 Disagree again. In real life loose ends are frequently never resolved, but this is entertainment. That's why people in that business get paid the big bucks. And in entertainment if loose ends aren't resolved at the end of an 8-year show, then why am I watching? I just don't believe people watch shows for years just to see things be even more muddled plot-wise than when it began. That's why there was such a backlash about Lost. -- Submitted By: (DolFan316) on April 11, 2011, 12:53 am - (2 votes) - Login to Vote
12 I agree that the unconventional ending wasn't an issue. Life went on and most the associates of the family were dead so this was just a way of saying that life went on and that was it. I think it would've been condescending to suggest that all the loose ends shouldbe tied up nice and neatly or something. Is was fun while it lasted and we'll just leave well enouch alone. -- Submitted By: (lrbloom) on April 10, 2011, 10:17 am - (-2 votes) - Login to Vote
13 Disagree. The infamous blank screen ending was extremely condescending and didn't treat anybody like an adult at all. It was just something the writers thought up to feed their own egos. -- Submitted By: (DolFan316) on April 9, 2011, 6:02 pm - (1 votes) - Login to Vote
14 The unconventional ending didn't bother me at all. Who says everything has to be wrapped up nicely with a clearly understood, satisfying ending? That's not how life works. Life is full of ambiguities and incompletions and uncertainties, and I think David Chase was wise to bring a series which he often allowed to venture a bit too far into fantasy territory back to something near cold reality by giving it an ending that challenged our (often unreasonable) sensibilities. (In other words, he treated us like adults instead of children who need to be spoon-fed. I can't help but appreciate that.) -- Submitted By: (Soggy9000) on April 9, 2011, 3:47 pm - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
15 We have to assume that the Russian either died in the snow as he was apparently wounded pretty badly or just disappeared. He was only a minor character. The real Mafia probabaly have people that just disappeared all the time...if you know what I mean? -- Submitted By: (lrbloom) on December 2, 2010, 10:07 pm - (1 votes) - Login to Vote
16 They might have ended it the way that they did just in case they changed their minds about canceling. -- Submitted By: (lrbloom) on November 30, 2010, 10:21 pm - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
17 The only character on the Sopranos that I truly hated was Ralph Ciffaretto. I couldn't wait for Tony to whack this big mouth overbearing ass. I couldn't beleive that he didn't get it for beating up the stripper outside the club. From the beginning this guy was just an annoyance, always high as a kite and disrespectful to everyone - Georgio, Tracy the stripper, lousy jokes in the hospital when the guy gets hit with a golf club and then the remark about Ginny Sacks (RIP Denise Borino) the attitude towards Paulie, the romance with Janice and Rosalie Aprile at the same time, and then the topper of all was the race horse being torched. Finally Tony does what he should've done long ago. The other contibuting factor was the horse's owner or whatever detailing Ralph's rather bizarre masochistic seual practices. Talk about a character that just was just asking to be whacked. I actually was hoping Johnny Sacks might whack Ralph just to shut him up. On the upside, Janice seems to grow a brain and dumps Ralphie. Rosalie and Meadow could do better. On the downside, there's suddenly too much bs about Jan and Bobby as well as too much bs about AJ and Meadow. The way Karen was suddenly killed (we hardly knew ye) and the way Janice moves in felt contrived to me. The breakup between Tony and Carmela felt a little contrived also. She knew he was a mobster when they met and married so why the sudden surprise about him being unfaithful. I always wanted Dr Melfi to take advantage of her association with Tony Soprano and have the rapist "squashed like a cockroach". It's obvious that there is an attraction between these two and it would've cemented their bond all that much more. Jan's born again period seems contrived (such a good word) I could also live without the story about Noah and Meadow and Caitlin, the section eight roommate. Overall, I always enjoyed this show but nothing is so good it couldn't stand some improvement. -- Submitted By: (lrbloom) on November 30, 2010, 10:20 pm - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
18 I always loved this show except the last season and the dream sequence horeshit - never missed it but always hated the idea that Dr Melfi's rape went unpunished. A better storyline would've been to have Tony squash the little cockroach and Melfi becomes indebted to him and maybe even a member of the family. She already knew too much anyway. -- Submitted By: (lrbloom) on November 28, 2010, 7:27 am - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
19 Just finished watching season 6 with Mrs. Chubby Rain, and wow did I forget how BAD this got- the last few episodes are painful to watch, it becomes the AJ and Meadow rail on the writers politicals issues (GWB, the US is evil etc.) for 15-20 minutes while the interesting characters (Phil Leotardo/ NY Crew- Soprano gangsters) are reduced to 3 minute vignettes between political/social rants. It's just awful- even the NY/NJ war is a joke- dumb deaths like Silvio are done just for shock, and the wasted death of Chris Moltisanti is just terrible. The finale upon the second viewing ws even worse, the other dropped story lines- Carlo is with the feds?! announced in the last five minuets and the wasted character arc of Uncle Junior just make this even worse, and it is amazing that the show is the same one that mesmerized everyone a few seasons earlier. Truly a bad ending to a great series. Boned in season 6- pass the slaw for the Soprano family... -- Submitted By: (Chubby Rain) on July 1, 2010, 7:40 pm - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
20 Wrapped up watching season five, and the show seemed to get a bit better with the two tony's storyline, Feech LaManna as well as Phil Leotardo joining the cast. However, storylines like Gay Vito are launched as well as things that are never picked up again like the Dead? Russian in the forest. Also too much Janice Soprano (should have left after season 2) and too much AJ and meadow- they kill the show and send it screeching to a halt whenever they are on screen. -- Submitted By: (Chubby Rain) on June 27, 2010, 7:48 am - (0 votes) - Login to Vote

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