Canadian TV, Computing and Home Theatre Forums banner

101 - 120 of 176 Posts

·
Member #1
Joined
·
47,683 Posts
Yeah the guest appearance by Ben Kingsley and Lauren Bacall was well done especially stealing the SWAG.

DO you think someone would be stupid enought to use the Australia tickets?
 

·
Super Moderator
Joined
·
6,432 Posts
Well Tony's mother used the stolen airline tickets before she died so why wouldn't they use these tickets as well?

I think Artie will stay in the kitchen from now on. That's where the chef belongs, not on the floor. He has been riding the free ticket for too long...either he shapes up or he'll end up with Pussy in the middle of the ocean...
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
967 Posts
hugh said:
Yeah the guest appearance by Ben Kingsley and Lauren Bacall was well done especially stealing the SWAG.
I wonder if HBO is sending a message here? You'll remember Chris' comment about all those free gifts going to those who need it the least and even Ben Kinglsley agreeing with Chris. I interpreted the Hollywood scenes as a criticism of the entire movie industry/lifestyle.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,204 Posts
waterug said:
I wonder if HBO is sending a message here? You'll remember Chris' comment about all those free gifts going to those who need it the least and even Ben Kinglsley agreeing with Chris. I interpreted the Hollywood scenes as a criticism of the entire movie industry/lifestyle.
This would also extend to the modelling industry. I've seen two seperate interviews with Supermodels who were asked besides the obscene sums of money they are paid for photoshoots and endorsments what was the thing they most liked about their jobs. One replied that she and her entourage never ever had to wait in line to get into a popular and exclusive club and were whisked right by the huge lineups clammering to get in. The other said that she never had to pay for a lavish meal and drinks at very trendy restaurants.
Just like Christopher indicated, these people are the ones that can most afford it and the regular working stiffs like you and I, have to pay through the nose!
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
6,334 Posts
waterug said:
I wonder if HBO is sending a message here? You'll remember Chris' comment about all those free gifts going to those who need it the least and even Ben Kinglsley agreeing with Chris. I interpreted the Hollywood scenes as a criticism of the entire movie industry/lifestyle.
Maybe it's even an inside joke - perhaps the actor that plays Chris loves all the free schwag that he gets at all the awards shows that the Sopranos go to - such as the Emmys and Golden Globes.
 

·
Super Moderator
Joined
·
6,432 Posts
There was an article in a Quebec newspaper this past weekend. They were showing the difference in "gifts" for those who present nominations at the Oscars and those who present at Canadian shows. The example they gave was Nicole Kidman, who got a gift basket worth $100 000 and a Canadian woman (can't recall her name) and she had a $1000 gift basket. That got me laughing.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
104 Posts
I was really glad that Tony came to his senses before he bedded the real estate agent. The near death experience has changed him dramatically.

Also by selling his property and carrying the mortgage he is starting to obtain "clean" money. Of course at a detriment to his collegues who made "security" money off the meat market guy. It will be interesting to see what else Tony does to earn a legitimate living. He may be inching himself out if that's possible in the gang world. I guess when you are boss you can do anything you want on the surface.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
24,794 Posts
Lots of plots have little history behind them this year. The wedding being the most recent example. Oh well, only 3 episodes left.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
967 Posts
I think all of the sub-plots will eventually tie in. For example, in last night's episode we finally saw how Tony was told of Adriana's betrayal and that occurred several episodes ago. I am wondering whyCarmella hasn't figured out what obviously must have happened to Adriana. Now that Christopher has married, I think more questions will come up regarding Adriana's demise.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
953 Posts
"That clip in the basement was from last season. It might have been extended, not sure."

That clip never existed at all until yesterday. Last season Chris left to think about the situation, next was a call to Adriana from Tony, then Sill picked up Ade, and it was game over.
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
2,781 Posts
waterug said:
II am wondering whyCarmella hasn't figured out what obviously must have happened to Adriana.
As with most things with Carmela, she chooses what she wants to figure out and what she would rather be ignorant of or ignore. She is selectively clueless to some of the things going on around her. She crosses paths with Adriana's mother, hears the bitter woman's theory that Chris killed Ade, and manages yet again to tune out any truth she doesn't want to hear.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,465 Posts
Watching last night's episode, I was wondering what the wine that Tony and Chris heisted was supposed to symbolize. The way it was focused on.....brought up repeatedly by different characters - the wine was a lot more than "just wine".

Thoughts?
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
4,070 Posts
The wine was just a commodity, waiting to be stolen. It could easily have been TVs. So the act of stealing is the important thing.....it made them feel manly / useful / young again...just like in the old days.

It also showed how stupid these people really are...they got $300 a case for the wine....
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
2,781 Posts
The wine was a tool to show how Tony was an enabler to Christopher's relapse. Tony knows that Christopher is a substance abuser, but he lets him have a glass of wine with him at dinner. This little act leads Christopher to think that just a little bit of heroin is okay too. Yet somehow Tony thinks Christopher is getting his act together.

As for selling the wine for $300 a case...it's all profit to them so even if it seems low from a retail persepctive, he still made a killing. No pun intended.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
649 Posts
Cyclism said:
This little act leads Christopher to think that just a little bit of heroin is okay too
Correct me if I am wrong, but wasn't Christopher doing some serious drugs in the episode where he went to LA? It's not just Tony's push that is doing this to him...

But I digress. All in all I have found this to be a very disappointing season (very hit or miss). If I hadn't invested so much time to previous seasons loving the show, I might have given up on it by now.
 
101 - 120 of 176 Posts
Top