June 10, 2007, - 2:47 pm
By Debbie Schlussel
There’s a lot of pop culture chatter throughout the media over tonight’s series finale of HBO’s “The Sopranos,” about the mob family of Tony Soprano and friends (and rats).
I never got into the show. First, I don’t subscribe to HBO, and second, one of the episodes I saw involved some guy named Ralph or Ralphie being beaten to death, dismembered, and then his head in a bowling bag being buried. It turned my stomach, and I found it to be violence for no reason, coupled with a boring plot concerning people about whom I cared nothing.
Believe me, I’m no prude, and I like a good, artfully done mob movie, like “The Godfather,” or especially “The Departed” (where the bad guys get it in the end). But I just never got the allure of this one. So please, dear readers, help me “capisce” why you like this show, instead of–like me–saying, “Fuhgedaboutit.”
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