Monday, April 09, 2007

Behind the Curve

Well, I’m definitely behind the curve. Our son lent us the first two seasons of the Sopranos on DVD. We started watching last week, and we’ve been gobbling them up at the rate of two or three a night–plus some of the creator’s commentary.

We didn’t have HBO when the series started, so we couldn’t watch. Then we got HBO, and I didn’t want to start in the middle. So here we are, at the beginning of the last season and just getting started. The good news is that we have a lot of great viewing ahead of us. The characters are so complex and compelling that we sit and watch them for hours.

I feel like we shouldn’t like these people, but we do. Well, mostly. Tony’s mother is something else. I can’t imagine what it must have been like to play her. And the guys who work for Uncle Junior slimes.

So, don’t tell me what happens in the last season. I’ll catch up with you eventually.