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The Sopranos Sing Sing At The End

by | 11th, June 2007

AMERICANS don’t get irony. Americans make trash telly. Americans are all dumb. Oh, how we like to mock. But it’s nonsense. Deep down we know it.  Americans make the Sopranos. And now they can unmake it:

The much-awaited conclusion of HBO’s “The Sopranos” arrived Sunday night in a frenzy of audience speculation. Would New Jersey mob boss Soprano live or be killed? Would his family die before his eyes? Would he go to jail? Be forced to enter witness protection? Would Brooklyn boss Phil Leotardo, who had ordered a hit on Tony, prevail?

In the end, the only ending that mattered was the one masterminded by “Sopranos” creator David Chase. And playing against viewer expectations, as always, Chase refused to stage a mass extermination, put the characters through any changes, or provide his viewers with comfortable closure. Or catharsis. After all, he declined to pass moral judgment on Tony—he reminded viewers all season what a thug Tony is, then gave him a pass.

Not to worry – EastEnders will never end…

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