Sunday, March 7, 2004


It's a new season of The Sopranos starting tonight, and you know what that means: lots of overblown articles about how brilliant and nuanced the show is.
"It's the closest thing to Shakespeare we've seen in contemporary times...The blend of humor, pathos, depravity and human desires has never been portrayed in more lyrical fashion. Beyond the splendid writing and acting, there's a cadence of language, a brilliance of direction and photography that pulls you into this story..."

Or, from this Salon (one of the worst offenders) article:

" Once again, "The Sopranos" makes other dramas look like clever puppet shows by comparison. Through lyrical digressions, rich images and a dismaying clutter of missed connections, David Chase dredges up the thinly veiled chaos of family life and the melancholy of clinging to old roles that no longer fit."

Gag. I mean, c'mon. It's a good show, but Shakespeare, it ain't.

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