Did The Sopranos Go Out With A Bang?
So be honest: How many of you with Time Warner Cable thought the cable went out -- again! -- when "The Sopranos" went to black in last night's finale? I bet you cursed Time Warner.... and when you realized that's how creator David Chase wanted the series to end, did you curse David Chase?
Was this the worst ending for a TV series? That life just goes on for Tony, Camela and their family? With all the foreshadowing -- the 80-90% chance he'd get indicted, the shadowy characters in the restaurant at the end -- I wanted something to happen. Not that I needed a lot of bloody murders, but the finale just seemed so antiseptic. Some might praise the ending, saying we could each draw our own conclusion as to what happened to the characters, or be left with the feeling that Tony and his family always lived in fear. To me, two words flashed to mind: Movie Sequel. All the doors are open for a feature film franchise, if James Gandolfini can't move on to another role.
"The Soporanos" finale didn't have the closure of the last M*A*S*H, or the creativity of "Newhart." It will be debated for days, or years.
Did you like the ending? Why? How should it have ended?