Monday, June 11, 2007

Sopranos and cultural warfare: it's all about closure

It's not the ending but how you use the ending to draw conclusions about all those poor bastards who are so obviously inferior to you.

If you loved it, you can save valuable time by following this simple Gawker template: "I'm sure every literal-minded person on earth is gonna be apoplectic that they were denied some sort of visual closure, but it hit exactly the right note for me."

Did you hate it? No problem! There's an argument for you too and it has the added bonus of sounding kinda sorta authentic: "'Maybe if you're from Oklahoma or California you don't care, but if you're from New Jersey, you want some closure.'"

David Chase is a genius!


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Not being from, but merely living here, I can still say there was a collective “WTF was that?” heard ‘round the state after the screen went black.

Irene Done said...

The "collective WTF" may have been nationwide. And now we have a cottage industry of Sopranos finale theorists. It's the ending that keeps on giving.