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Why on earth did I wait so long before ever watching this?
on 13 August 2013
I remember everyone talking about 'The Sopranos' during the years that it aired on HBO, but a) I didn't subscribe to HBO, and b) I didn't think I'd be interested in a show about the mafia.
Fast forward to June 2013. One night not long after James Gandolfini died, my husband and I (now living in England) happened to catch a one-off episode of 'The Sopranos' on telly. We were immediately and absolutely hooked. We sat spellbound for the entire hour. As soon as it was over, my husband fired up the laptop, and ordered the boxed set.
Delivery was made a few days later and we have just finished watching the entire series. Some nights/week-ends, we'd watch 2, 3, 4 (or more!) episodes. The writing and acting are flawless.
I am a 59-year old woman. Never in my wildest dreams did I ever think I'd enjoy something like this. But I certainly have, and so has my husband. Yes, it's graphic - but the violence and language and nudity are all elemental to the story and not just thrown in there for ratings purposes.
Now I understand what all the hoopla was about back in the day, and I continue to ask myself why on earth did I wait so long before ever watching this?
If you're looking for some compelling television viewing to tide you over the upcoming winter months, and you've never seen 'The Sopranos', do yourself a favour and order now.