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David Chase Talks of THE SOPRANOS Final Scene

David Chase Talks of THE SOPRANOS Final Scene

Though this story broke a bit ago HBOWatch would be remiss not to mention that David Chase, the creator of one of HBO’s most beloved series THE SOPRANOS has finally given thought to that series’ final scene. It has been a hot topic of debate ever since 06.10.2007 when the series faded to black. David Shore was at a sit-down with the Directors Guild of America when the subject came up and was printed in that organization’s quarterly magazine. He now are the words of David Chase. “I thought the ending would be somewhat jarring, sure. But not to the extent it was, and not a subject of such discussion. I really had no idea about that. I...

A Sopranos Prequel? David Chase Teases Us Again

A Sopranos Prequel? David Chase Teases Us Again

You may be having a sense of deja vu because we’ve reported on similar statements by Sopranos creator David Chase in the past. But the ramifications of a prequel to one of the most successful HBO series’ of all time are too great to ignore.  In a recent interview with the AP Chase said this when asked about another series with the word “Soprano” in the title: “Even if I did it, it wouldn’t be ‘The Sopranos’ that was on the air — obviously at least one person is gone that we would need,” he says. “There are a couple of eras that would be interesting for me to talk about, about...

The Sopranos Complete Series on Blu-Ray: Full Review

The Sopranos Complete Series on Blu-Ray: Full Review

Many television shows tout themselves as “the greatest of all time”. Of course, this would be a subjective measure not to mention the differentiation in genres across the board.  Is The Wire better than Seinfeld?  Is Saturday Night Live more poignant than Mad Men?  Who knows.  But without hesitation you could say that HBO’s The Sopranos is one of the greatest shows of all time.  Without Tony Soprano there would be no Walter White, Dexter or even The Hound from Game of Thrones.  Truly bad men by most human measures but “our heros” nevertheless. But rather than debate the nature of “greatest of all...

David Chase Annoyed by THE SOPRANOS Question About Tony’s Last Scene

David Chase Annoyed by THE SOPRANOS Question About Tony’s Last Scene

We know, we know, this is old news already. We just decided to wait until the flap died down to take a look at the situation surrounding David Chase’s comment that THE SOPRANOS big boss man Tony Soprano was alive at series’ end. For anyone interested we will recall the incident and then shed light on the matter as to what is all means. From the start this writer was pretty elated about the news. In the post that started all the hubub Vox writer Martha Nochimson reminded us all of the final family gathering and the abrupt “cut to black” that ended the series in June of 2007. This is what she writes –   I had been talking with...

A Sopranos Prequel is Just What HBO Needs

A Sopranos Prequel is Just What HBO Needs

You’re watching the credits roll on the final episode of Boardwalk Empire. A treasured chapter of your life is fading away as you reflect on the Autumn months spent with Nucky and the Gang. You haven’t felt this kind of loss since.. well.. it must have been The Sopranos in 2007.  But wait.. there’s a familiar oldie playing over an all black screen.  Slowly the words fade to white: Wh… …No… What? Slowly your consciousness comes to grips with this new reality. HBO is bringing it back!  You immediately drop your spoon into your oversized bowl of ice cream to call your local cable subscriber...

Game of Thrones Supplants The Sopranos as HBO’s Most Watched Series Ever

Game of Thrones Supplants The Sopranos as HBO’s Most Watched Series Ever

It was only a matter of time. Each season HBO’s Game of Thrones took on more and more viewers. The trend lines looked unstoppable and unbelievable, frankly. But today,as its fourth season winds down Game of Thrones has officially supplanted The Sopranos as HBO’s most watched series of all time.  We took a look at the overall stats a while back but here are the numbers if you’re interested: Note that the “total audience” numbers are different from those represented above when including encore showings, HBO Go watchers, etc. The advent of HBOGo may be one of the reasons The Sopranos has been usurped, in fact....

The Sopranos Complete Series Coming to Blu-Ray This Fall

The Sopranos Complete Series Coming to Blu-Ray This Fall

UPDATE: We’ve got the set and have reviewed it! – Read it here. The wait is finally over. One of HBO’s biggest, most popular and certainly most award winning series of all time is headed to Blu-Ray to be “made”.  And by made we mean: given the gangster treatment (and that’s a good thing in this case). The Hollywood Reporter was given the news first that The Sopranos Complete Set on Blu-Ray would be arriving in a special package this fall, November 4th.  Just in time for the holidays. The MSRP will be set at around $280.  We’ve updated our Sopranos on Blu-Ray and DVD page to reflect this...

JAMES GANDOLFINI: A TRIBUTE TO A FRIEND

JAMES GANDOLFINI: A TRIBUTE TO A FRIEND

In a fast 35-minute piece HBO, family and friends of James Gandolfini saluted a man they clearly felt was beyond measure. Though I won’t go into detail of every moment shown I will break down the seven segments this tribute was made up of as it describes the late actor. ** He was THE GUY shares with us that even in the early days of THE SOPRANOS James G. was the charismatic magnet that held it all together. Steven van Zandt shares that he, as a newcomer into acting, was quickly respected by Gandolfini and everyone else fell into line afterwards. ** It Looks Like MAGIC and it was when Gandolfini acted. A number of people noted how he...

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