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(Slate)   A "Sopranos" prequel is in the works. No word yet if it will begin abruptly   ( slate.com) divider line
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2018-03-08 06:12:52 PM  
Sopranos babies.
 
2018-03-08 06:21:53 PM  
Because prequels always work so well.
 
2018-03-08 06:22:18 PM  
We need this?
 
2018-03-08 06:23:15 PM  

Mugato: Because prequels always work so well.


See your point:

THE PHANTOM MENACE
Turmoil has engulfed the Galactic Republic. The taxation of trade routes to outlying star systems is in dispute. Hoping to resolve the matter with a blockade of deadly battleships, the greedy Trade Federation has stopped all shipping to the small...
 
2018-03-08 06:26:47 PM  
We'll look in on Papa Soprano with Tony & Janice, biatch wife Lydia and his brudder Corrado, aka Junior hanging out at the butcher shop.
It could work if they cast it right.
 
2018-03-08 06:26:54 PM  
Sopranos High - Saturday Night Live
Youtube PuWHYJF8Il8
 
2018-03-08 06:29:15 PM  
Please stop. The Sopranos was great, but it's over. Try coming up with a new series about something different.
 
2018-03-08 06:29:23 PM  
Sure, why not? Plenty will watch.

bonus: no AJ and Meadow.
 
2018-03-08 06:29:39 PM  
David Chase always seemed like an ass, but he's a great story teller. It'll be better than 90% of the crap Hollywood puts out.
 
2018-03-08 06:33:44 PM  

BalugaJoe: Sopranos babies.


Okay, that was funny. I take back everything bad I've said about you

... for now
 
2018-03-08 06:49:47 PM  

Bslim: We need this?


Well, if done well it would be awesome.  Background into the characters, how they came to be who they are.
 
2018-03-08 06:50:13 PM  
If they can find a good angle like Better Call Saul, it could work.

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2018-03-08 07:00:26 PM  
I kind of feel like that story's been told already through Tony's relationships with his family.
 
2018-03-08 07:14:10 PM  
*Kermit sipping tea*

I should re-watch The Sopranos
 
2018-03-08 07:15:51 PM  

Tr0mBoNe: *Kermit sipping tea*

I should re-watch The Sopranos


Sorry, that should be Tr0mBoNe sipping Bushmills.
 
2018-03-08 07:20:46 PM  
The Sopranos prequel already came out, 9 years prior to the show.   It was called Goodfellas.
 
2018-03-08 07:24:33 PM  

T.rex: The Sopranos prequel already came out, 9 years prior to the show.   It was called Goodfellas.


I thought it was Carlito's Way
/great movie
//there's a prequel for that too
///didn't see it
 
2018-03-08 07:27:25 PM  
the mezzo-sopranos?
 
2018-03-08 07:38:59 PM  

Mugato: T.rex: The Sopranos prequel already came out, 9 years prior to the show.   It was called Goodfellas.

I thought it was Carlito's Way
/great movie
//there's a prequel for that too
///didn't see it


I somewhat consider Carlito's Way a sequel to Scarface, but in an alternate universe, where he went to jail, instead of dying.   Sorta like how Unforgiven could be an unofficial sequel to the Man with No Name films.

Love Sean Penn in Carlito's Way... It the first time i realized how diverse his acting can be.
 
2018-03-08 07:43:40 PM  

Bslim: We need this?


No but we probably deserve it.  :-(
 
2018-03-08 07:48:16 PM  
I have no way of proving it, but I want to say that I called this during the final few Sopranos episodes.

I think it was the second to last one, they pulled out some photos and started reminiscing about the old days and some people that we hadn't heard of before. I remember clearly thinking way back then that they were setting the groundwork for a prequel series or film.
 
2018-03-08 07:56:06 PM  

T.rex: Love Sean Penn in Carlito's Way... It the first time i realized how diverse his acting can be.


Yeah, everyone was great. Al Pacino in this, then Heat....then Jack and Jill.
 
2018-03-08 07:56:59 PM  

Mugato: T.rex: Love Sean Penn in Carlito's Way... It the first time i realized how diverse his acting can be.

Yeah, everyone was great. Al Pacino in this, then Heat....then Jack and Jill.


oh yeah And The Devil's Advocate in between there somewhere.
 
2018-03-08 08:19:12 PM  
Fark that show.  David Chase gave everyone a giant FU with that ending.  I can't even re-watch that series because of that.
 
2018-03-08 08:23:46 PM  
Next up: Breaking Bad, the awkward teenage college years.
 
2018-03-08 08:25:31 PM  

T.rex: Mugato: T.rex: The Sopranos prequel already came out, 9 years prior to the show.   It was called Goodfellas.

I thought it was Carlito's Way
/great movie
//there's a prequel for that too
///didn't see it

I somewhat consider Carlito's Way a sequel to Scarface, but in an alternate universe, where he went to jail, instead of dying.   Sorta like how Unforgiven could be an unofficial sequel to the Man with No Name films.

Love Sean Penn in Carlito's Way... It the first time i realized how diverse his acting can be.


The problem with your Eastwood comparison is that in Unforgiven, it's established that William Munny was a HORRIBLE human being before his wife changed him. The Man With No Name is  a little ambiguous but can ultimately be the "good" in The Good, The Bad and The Ugly. Sure, he's motivated largely by money, but he helps women and children and he doesn't needlessly kill (well, not often, and they were all bad guys).

And yes. I understand that this whole post was a needless quibble about a trivial detail.
 
2018-03-08 08:33:16 PM  

idrow: Fark that show.  David Chase gave everyone a giant FU with that ending.  I can't even re-watch that series because of that.


How can that ending make the show unwatchable. A) the ending to any show doesn't invalidate the quality of the episodes preceding it, especially the early episodes in a long running series (it's the rise not the destination, cliche), and B) this specific ending didn't alter anything that came before or do anything really crazy to the characters or otherwise change our retrospective view of the show's events/characterization. You may not like it, and that's fine, but the ending just ends... it doesn't tell us "it was all a dream" or "Carmella was an alien the whole time" or "furio took over tony's Body in season 5 and this has all been him as Tony".
(C: the ending is great. There. I said it.)
 
2018-03-08 08:46:48 PM  

phlegmjay: idrow: Fark that show.  David Chase gave everyone a giant FU with that ending.  I can't even re-watch that series because of that.

How can that ending make the show unwatchable. A) the ending to any show doesn't invalidate the quality of the episodes preceding it, especially the early episodes in a long running series (it's the rise not the destination, cliche), and B) this specific ending didn't alter anything that came before or do anything really crazy to the characters or otherwise change our retrospective view of the show's events/characterization. You may not like it, and that's fine, but the ending just ends... it doesn't tell us "it was all a dream" or "Carmella was an alien the whole time" or "furio took over tony's Body in season 5 and this has all been him as Tony".
(C: the ending is great. There. I said it.)


I don't have a problem with how The Sopranos ended. The ending of Mad Men left a bad taste in my mouth, though.
 
2018-03-08 08:53:37 PM  

Bslim: We need this?


Some producer's bank account.
 
2018-03-08 09:10:24 PM  
AJ will still be a douche bag.
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"mommy,it's a bear..."
 
2018-03-08 09:12:54 PM  

T.rex: Mugato: T.rex: The Sopranos prequel already came out, 9 years prior to the show.   It was called Goodfellas.

I thought it was Carlito's Way
/great movie
//there's a prequel for that too
///didn't see it

I somewhat consider Carlito's Way a sequel to Scarface, but in an alternate universe, where he went to jail, instead of dying.   Sorta like how Unforgiven could be an unofficial sequel to the Man with No Name films.

Love Sean Penn in Carlito's Way... It the first time i realized how diverse his acting can be.


I remember watching that when it came out, and thinking "Wasn't Sean Penn supposed to be in this movie? Oh, wait... Damn, he's good."
 
2018-03-08 09:47:59 PM  

Ow! That was my feelings!: Sure, why not? Plenty will watch.

bonus: no AJ and Meadow.


Anti-bonus: Baby Tony.
 
2018-03-08 09:53:44 PM  
Johnny and Junior Soprano running Jersey in the 60's/70's?  I asked for this when the original ended.  I think it could be good
 
2018-03-08 10:04:36 PM  
"...lly Ballou here on the set of the Sopranos prequel."


/ RIP, Bob
// and Ray
/// Slow Talkers and Most Beautiful Face
 
2018-03-08 11:25:53 PM  

Tr0mBoNe: Tr0mBoNe: *Kermit sipping tea*

I should re-watch The Sopranos

Sorry, that should be Tr0mBoNe sipping Bushmills.


I'm fairly sure "Tr0mBoNe sipping Bushmills" is a Tom Waits lyric. Or should be.
 
2018-03-08 11:28:09 PM  

jj325: Johnny and Junior Soprano running Jersey in the 60's/70's?  I asked for this when the original ended.  I think it could be good


I like it. Junior was a bad ass in his heyday. I still love the scene where he told the cop "Go shiat in your hat." Cracked me up every time.
 
2018-03-09 12:40:07 AM  

idrow: Fark that show.  David Chase gave everyone a giant FU with that ending.  I can't even re-watch that series because of that.


And yet we are all still talking about it.

/mission accomplished
 
2018-03-09 12:46:11 AM  
There are only 6 books in the Dune series. This lesson shall not be forgotten again again and again.
 
2018-03-09 02:52:36 AM  

Bslim: Mugato: Because prequels always work so well.

See your point:

THE PHANTOM MENACE
Turmoil has engulfed the Galactic Republic. The taxation of trade routes to outlying star systems is in dispute. Hoping to resolve the matter with a blockade of deadly battleships, the greedy Trade Federation has stopped all shipping to the small...


At the time, it was good. Only after watching it at home on multiple viewings (and heavily drinking anytime Jarjar was in screen) did we see past the groundbreaking visuals to realize how not the best thing ever it was.
 
2018-03-09 07:42:18 AM  
Wasn't this called "The Godfather"?
 
2018-03-09 08:37:53 AM  

gingerjet: idrow: Fark that show.  David Chase gave everyone a giant FU with that ending.  I can't even re-watch that series because of that.

And yet we are all still talking about it.

/mission accomplished


Yeah, it's called trolling where annoying people is somehow seen as some kind of success.
 
2018-03-09 09:10:15 AM  

idrow: Fark that show.  David Chase gave everyone a giant FU with that ending.  I can't even re-watch that series because of that.


You didn't like the last 30 seconds so you immediately ignore the preceding several years of an excellent show?

Your loss, I guess.
 
2018-03-09 10:17:03 AM  

Mugato: I thought it was Carlito's Way
/great movie
//there's a prequel for that too
///didn't see it


Don't....trust me...DON'T
 
2018-03-09 11:02:16 AM  

Englebert Slaptyback: idrow: Fark that show.  David Chase gave everyone a giant FU with that ending.  I can't even re-watch that series because of that.

You didn't like the last 30 seconds so you immediately ignore the preceding several years of an excellent show?

Your loss, I guess.


Knowing it's going to end with the creator saying fark you to the audience?  Yeah, I won't watch it again.  Fark him.
 
2018-03-09 12:34:56 PM  

idrow: Englebert Slaptyback: idrow: Fark that show.  David Chase gave everyone a giant FU with that ending.  I can't even re-watch that series because of that.

You didn't like the last 30 seconds so you immediately ignore the preceding several years of an excellent show?

Your loss, I guess.

Knowing it's going to end with the creator saying fark you to the audience?  Yeah, I won't watch it again.  Fark him.


It didn't feel like a giant FU to me at all.  Throughout the run of the show, I came to care about the characters (not an easy thing to do, since they're all so reprehensibly bad).  The storytelling was so powerful, I was not just an observer, I was a member of the family.  I was right there in that restaurant with them.

And what happens when you die?

Bam.  Fade to bl
 
2018-03-09 01:08:51 PM  
I saw this announced and knew right away that they have a race angle or a gay angle, for it too even be made.

a feature prequel of The Sopranos that is set in the era of the Newark riots in the 60s

Yeah. Not interested.

The show is one of my all-time favorites. Watch Season 2's Do Not Resuscitate instead.
 
2018-03-09 01:13:40 PM  

Slow To Return: idrow: Englebert Slaptyback: idrow: Fark that show.  David Chase gave everyone a giant FU with that ending.  I can't even re-watch that series because of that.

You didn't like the last 30 seconds so you immediately ignore the preceding several years of an excellent show?

Your loss, I guess.

Knowing it's going to end with the creator saying fark you to the audience?  Yeah, I won't watch it again.  Fark him.

It didn't feel like a giant FU to me at all.  Throughout the run of the show, I came to care about the characters (not an easy thing to do, since they're all so reprehensibly bad).  The storytelling was so powerful, I was not just an observer, I was a member of the family.  I was right there in that restaurant with them.

And what happens when you die?

Bam.  Fade to bl


The ending is actually very powerful if you take the interpretation that it's Tony being shot in the back of the head and not seeing it coming. Which, given the "Members Only" and the "I bet you never see it coming" and all the other hints earlier in the season, is what I choose to go with. You think you're safe, you're going to sit down and have dinner with your family, and then BOOM HEADSHOT.
 
2018-03-09 03:34:59 PM  

idrow: Knowing it's going to end with the creator saying fark you to the audience?  Yeah, I won't watch it again.  Fark him.


It's not an FU to the audience. It's an ambiguous ending which lets the audience decide for themselves what happens next.

See also:

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2018-03-09 04:13:02 PM  

SirDigbyChickenCaesar: Mugato: I thought it was Carlito's Way
/great movie
//there's a prequel for that too
///didn't see it

Don't....trust me...DON'T


I believe you.
 
2018-03-09 04:53:01 PM  

JJRRutgers: Ow! That was my feelings!: Sure, why not? Plenty will watch.

bonus: no AJ and Meadow.

Anti-bonus: Baby Tony.


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Just wants to wet his beak...
 
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