The Sopranos

No.No.No.No.No. Say it isn’t so. Please say it isn’t so. Tonight on the Sopranos, the moment that Chris “acquired” that nightclub a knot formed in my stomach. When he gave the club to Adrianna, I felt queasy.

Please, please, please don’t let the Sopranos fall into the 90210/Charmed “we’ve got a nightclub let’s have gratuitous guestshots from bands” trap. It’s already started. We didn’t even get through the first bar-ownership episode and there was already some lame band performing.

Does David Chase have that little faith in his fan base that he thinks they’ll start jumping ship mid-season? Why else would you resort to adding filler to your show? On the upside, since there are no commercial breaks during the Sopranos, a gratuitous band interlude gives you the opportunity to go to the bathroom, get a beer or just bang your head against the wall for a few minutes if you need to.

Perhaps next season on Survivor III they can have guest bands. Every few days another band can be dropped into whatever “remote” location they are filming in. The band can play and then the Survivors can hunt them, slaughter them, and eat them.

plucked from the ashes of the archives, reposted 02-23-07

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