Norman Mailer recently called ‘The Sopranos’ the closest thing to the Great American Novel in today’s culture. But sob, this great TV series running from 1999-2007 (most of which I have watched from DVD) is coming to an end. No more prudish anxieties about appreciating gangster chic.
As Tony Soprano tells his psychiatrist ‘Things are trending downward’.
Here is an amusing 7 minute summary of the series up to Series 6a. Series 6b has just been completed. Apparently it is more cerebral, and less entertaining, than the earlier six series.