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"As the flashbulbs burst, she holds a smile like someone would hold a crying child."
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Posted on May 24, 2004 11:15 AM in Television
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For the last few weeks I've been reading people's comments on the current season of The Sopranos, and they've been anything but pleasant. Especially after the last few episodes, it seemed that most people had lost faith in the show and its writers. I, personally, did not feel that way, and never have. I love The Sopranos more than any other TV show today, and now that I mention it, more than any other TV show in history, with the exception of one.

It really surprised me how quick supposed "loyal" fans of the series were to write it off. In my opinion, even the worst episodes of The Sopranos (like "In Camelot" for instance) are far better than the best of any other series. Today, I realize that the phenomenon has been nothing more than the bandwagon syndrome you'll typically see with a local sports team.

Last night, and for probably the third or fourth time this season, I found myself thinking "that was one of the best episodes ever" after watching the incredibly dramatic "Long Term Parking." Today I see comments all over the Web touting the genius of the episode.

I think the following statements from Classless Warfare sum up the phenomenon most clearly:

"If you haven't been watching, you're missing the best season since the second."

"I was of the opinion this season sucked, until last night's episode, which ruled."

I guess the pennant is still a possibility...


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