Sunday, January 13, 2008

Fashionably late.

I'm perpetually running behind the times on oh so many matters... probably because I despise things that are overly hyped and have this inherent need to avoid being caught up in fads. (You can file that under "reasons why I will never read Harry Potter" and "purposely not listening to Arcade Fire".)

So it's not really all that surprising that I didn't start watching the Sopranos until AFTER the show had already ended. I started watching it in late June as a way to beat the summer tv dry spell. Craig and Mary lent me seasons 1-4 on DVD and as by the end of the second episode I was hooked. I've always loved mob movies so it's no wonder I loved this show so damn much. Once I got to the end of season 4 I panicked, because I have a really shitty internet connection at home and downloading the remaining episodes was really not an option. Luckily, my dad's friend found out that I was into the show and sent me home with seasons 5 and 6 part one. I whipped through both of them in about 2 weeks or something insane like that.

Then I had to wait FOREVER to see the final season. I managed to rent the first 2 discs... and by some crazy miracle I was able to download the remaining 5 episodes. Last night I watched 4 of them. In a row. It was insane. I was freaking OUT. By the time 1am rolled around I could barely keep my eyes open, but my mind was racing. I couldn't stop thinking about it.

I just finished watching the last episode tonight. First of all, I think I deserve a friggin' medal for managing to avoid hearing about the finale. All I knew about was that people were pissed off about the way it ended... but I had no idea what actually happened, other than the fact that it had something to do with Journey. Now that I do, all I have to say is HOLY CRAP.

I think I blurted out "OH MY GOD!" about 3 times. The final 5 mins was the worst. I was so tense watching it, trying to figure out what was going to happen.

"Why is he looking at that guy? Why is that guy looking at him? What's up with those kids in the corner? JESUS MEADOW, PARK YOUR GODDAMN CAR!" And then...

Alright then.


brie said...

I, for one, loved the ending.

(I also don't/won't listen to Arcade Fire---sorry Lydia!)

sarah said...

I liked it too. It allows for everyone to create their own ending.

AND I liked it because there was a reference to the Godfather at the very end. (The dude going into the bathroom...) Awesome.

jade said...

Hi Sarah - look, I am reading your blog.

I just finished Disc 1 of Season 6 (Part 1). I can not think about anything else. Sopranos has replaced the usual weather chit-chat when I'm at work. No one really gets it. Good to know there's others out there who understand.

I know I will have trouble re-adjusting when we run out of episodes. There must be some sort of support group or something.