Forever chasing The Sopranos dragon

What comes close bros? Breaking Bad didn’t, Dexter sure as hell didn’t, what else is as good as this show?

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  1. 2 years ago
    Anonymous

    breaking bad and the shield were the only two which did it for me, but both are different from sopranos where they're basically GTA lite but they have comfy crew dynamics like in sopranos and comfy depression moments. also mad men fricking sucked and im tired of pretending it didn't.

    • 2 years ago
      Anonymous

      also i'll add breaking bad gets to sopranos levels on rewatch, not the first watch, on rewatch you don't have to pay attention the plot and jesse and can instead focus on the kino side characters and comedy.

      • 2 years ago
        Anonymous

        >breaking bad gets to sopranos levels on rewatch

        it has its moments but overall BB is pretty shallow and never delivers on it's flirting with ambiguity.

        • 2 years ago
          Anonymous

          yeah it's shallow but that's what makes it fun, see

          >BB is macdonalds
          yeah, so? sopranos is a big juicy steak with mushroom and peppercorn sauce, but sometimes i crave a fat greasy burger instead. both taste good and both are my favourite. mad men is like a vegan meal.

    • 2 years ago
      Anonymous

      yeah mad men was awful

    • 2 years ago
      Anonymous

      >Mad Men sucked
      >But I hecking loved Breaking Bad
      I liked BB too, but it's McDonalds compared to the gourmet meal that is Mad Men. You got filtered, it happens.

      • 2 years ago
        Anonymous

        >is that a woman being oppressed or struggling to climb the heckin patriarchal corporate ladder?!

        Its bordering on a Netflix original. Don is kino. Pete is kino. That's about it.

      • 2 years ago
        Anonymous

        >BB is macdonalds
        yeah, so? sopranos is a big juicy steak with mushroom and peppercorn sauce, but sometimes i crave a fat greasy burger instead. both taste good and both are my favourite. mad men is like a vegan meal.

  2. 2 years ago
    Anonymous

    Try Boardwalk Empire. Nothing will fill that whole though. Sorry.

    • 2 years ago
      Anonymous

      Is it any good?

      • 2 years ago
        Anonymous

        yeah but it's set in the 1920s so you probably wont like it

  3. 2 years ago
    Anonymous

    I go Sopranos, TNG, DS9, Farscape, B5, BSG and then I open up my little sisters Amazon prime and check if there's anything at all, like James May in Japan/Italy for example, and then I go back to Sopranos. I do this every month and every year.

    • 2 years ago
      Anonymous

      so confused

    • 2 years ago
      Anonymous

      >TNG
      commie utopian dogshit, switch it in for TOS and you've got a pretty based list

      • 2 years ago
        Anonymous

        please translate it for me

      • 2 years ago
        Anonymous

        here are morons that unironically only watch shows and movies that might allign with their political views. You guys are so cucked it is unbelievable.

  4. 2 years ago
    Anonymous

    I'm the same. Actually just watched it for the first time this year. Gonna say frick it and just rewatch it because nothing comes close

    • 2 years ago
      Anonymous

      watch it with someone, that’s the only way i can relive the show like the first time, vicariously through others

      • 2 years ago
        Anonymous

        The only person I could watch it with is my girlfriene and like all girls she's dumb

  5. 2 years ago
    Anonymous

    The Wire is the only thing to come close in terms of quality

  6. 2 years ago
    Anonymous

    It completely shit the bed with season 6. The Wire at least stayed consistent.

    • 2 years ago
      Anonymous

      season 6 was the best season and redeemed the show after season 5 (which was kinda shit). it had the two best moments in the show which were bobby shooting the rapper in the ass and kevin finnerty contemplating calling his family

  7. 2 years ago
    Anonymous

    Sopranos sucks.

  8. 2 years ago
    Anonymous

    It's not hugely similar but Patrick Melrose was the TV thing that most impressed me since The Sopranos went off the air. It helps if you go into it knowing nothing.

  9. 2 years ago
    Anonymous

    Mad Men comes quite close, arguably closer than Breaking Bad, despite the latter's enormous popularity compared to the former.

    • 2 years ago
      Anonymous

      mad men sucked see

      breaking bad and the shield were the only two which did it for me, but both are different from sopranos where they're basically GTA lite but they have comfy crew dynamics like in sopranos and comfy depression moments. also mad men fricking sucked and im tired of pretending it didn't.

      and

      also i'll add breaking bad gets to sopranos levels on rewatch, not the first watch, on rewatch you don't have to pay attention the plot and jesse and can instead focus on the kino side characters and comedy.

    • 2 years ago
      Anonymous

      Mad Men was extremely popular, and still is, what the frick are you talking about?

      • 2 years ago
        Anonymous

        Do you know what "compared to" means?

  10. 2 years ago
    Anonymous

    think "chasing it" (S6E16) might actually be the worst episode despite it being in a top-tier season. we get tension about whether or not tony will kill hesh when we know he'd never do that over a measly debt. hesh has to deal with the death of renalda. AJ gets dumped by blanca at the puerto rican day parade. we get a lot of tony losing of course. there are some really sad gross scenes regarding vito jr. only positives i can recall are
    >all the guys thinking nancy sinatra is hot despite her being old at frank's boss induction party
    >the "smoosh baby" slow-mo when swelligot comes from behind to beat meadow gold by a nose
    >"cavatina" the theme from deer hunter playing when AJ proposes to blanca foreshadowing it won't go well

    • 2 years ago
      Anonymous

      meant phil's induction party of course me oh my

    • 2 years ago
      Anonymous

      oh dear god, forgot about the sinatra chick, that was cringe, but no, the black record producer/rapper was the worst episode, along with possibly the pilot due to it creating a ton of continuity errors and plot holes if you don’t disregard it as non-canon

      • 2 years ago
        Anonymous

        i like the pilot and i liked that episode
        tbh i can't think of any episode i think is actually bad, though i prefer the early sopranos to late, s5-s6 are really depressing

        • 2 years ago
          Anonymous

          The Kevin Finnerty episodes are bad, dream sequences are just a waste of time.

          >muh spooky house that represents hell.

          I always skip that stuff, I expect that most people do.

          • 2 years ago
            Anonymous

            ik this is b8 but the kevin finnerty stuff is the catalyst of every plot point in the show
            >the house represented hell
            not even close kek

            • 2 years ago
              Anonymous

              >the catalyst of every plot point in the show

              It happens in season 6, quite near the end, so how the frick can it be the catalyst for the whole show. Do think that a catalyst is something that happens AFTER an event?

              • 2 years ago
                Anonymous

                ... homie frick off im high as shit, im a moron yes but all my points stand

          • 2 years ago
            Anonymous

            Join the Club is the best episode of the entire show, homosexual.

          • 2 years ago
            Anonymous

            The house represents his childhood. He says he's not ready to go home, and won't give Chris his briefcase (let go).

            • 2 years ago
              Anonymous

              What do werewolves represent?

    • 2 years ago
      Anonymous

      oh dear god, forgot about the sinatra chick, that was cringe, but no, the black record producer/rapper was the worst episode, along with possibly the pilot due to it creating a ton of continuity errors and plot holes if you don’t disregard it as non-canon

      Either one of these two or 'Christopher', which was stupid.

      • 2 years ago
        Anonymous

        i liked christopher, i don't see the big deal with it
        the only thing about it that's weird is that paulie couldn't shoot for that episode so they gave his part to silvio which doesn't make a lot of sense for his character
        tbh i feel silvio is probably the worst character in the show, he's always doing stuff out of character, it's like they keep him around and whenever an actor can't make it or there's something that needs to happen and it doesn't make sense for anyone else they give it to sil

  11. 2 years ago
    Anonymous

    Deadwood

  12. 2 years ago
    Anonymous

    god damn i hated breaking bad so much because of all these annoying characters.
    Accept it that nothing comes close to sopranos and we can be grateful that we even have it.

    • 2 years ago
      Anonymous

      Thank god it was over before clown world cane along

  13. 2 years ago
    Anonymous

    Breaking Bad is like a fricking cartoon compared to Sopranos.

  14. 2 years ago
    Anonymous

    Carnivale but you'll have blue balls

    • 2 years ago
      Anonymous

      First season of True Detective. First season of Westworld. First four seasons of GOT. First two seasons of the Wire. All of Deadwood.

      Should have included this. HBO fricked that up too. Throw Chernobyl in too.

  15. 2 years ago
    Anonymous

    First season of True Detective. First season of Westworld. First four seasons of GOT. First two seasons of the Wire. All of Deadwood.

    • 2 years ago
      Anonymous

      i prefer season 2 of true detective. The first season is too pseudo intellectual for all these homosexuals that compare themselves to Rust.

      • 2 years ago
        Anonymous

        That's not really the show's fault. It is a great story with excellent atmosphere, pacing, and acting. It's probably one of the best seasons of tv ever made

      • 2 years ago
        Anonymous

        Better them than contrarian homosexuals like you who pretend to like objectively inferior things because you think it makes you seem interesting.

    • 2 years ago
      Anonymous

      forgot to add first season of Naruto

  16. 2 years ago
    Anonymous

    Spongebob

    • 2 years ago
      Anonymous

      the first 3 seasons are GOAT

    • 2 years ago
      Anonymous

      Adventure Time. Unironically.

      discord was a mistake, children cartoons should not be consumed by adults PERIOD

    • 2 years ago
      Anonymous

      Adventure Time. Unironically.

      based

      [...]
      discord was a mistake, children cartoons should not be consumed by adults PERIOD

      cringe

  17. 2 years ago
    Anonymous

    nothing will come close to the sopranos for a long time because it was lightning in a bottle
    it turned out gandolfini was one of the greatest leads of all time, everyone on the team from the writers and the directors were phenomenal, and there were still enough wiseguys alive and breathing that could participate and give it an air of authenticity, not to mention that many of the actors and writers grew up in neighborhoods immersed in this culture
    this kind of work of art comes maybe once in a lifetime, be happy you got to see it

    • 2 years ago
      Anonymous

      Yean, they're almost all dead now. Press F

  18. 2 years ago
    Anonymous

    Adventure Time. Unironically.

    • 2 years ago
      Anonymous

      >Reddit time

  19. 2 years ago
    Anonymous

    Something that really impressed me about this show is how accurately it portrays how mobsters act. Not just dialogue or whatever, but their personalities and decision making, the things they like, their emotional lives. The charscters are all perfect archetypes of people I know, with the main guy being pretty much Tony 1:1. I’m from Western Europe so I’m not referring to my experiences with the Italian mob (have only met a few of those guys once), and zero with the Italo-Americans, but it’s still shockingly accurate.

  20. 2 years ago
    Anonymous

    The Wire anon

  21. 2 years ago
    Anonymous

    1. Sopranos
    2. The shield
    3. Justified
    4. Breaking bad
    5. The wire

  22. 2 years ago
    Anonymous

    I'm watching Oz right now and it's a great show. Not as good as The Sopranos, but I'm enjoying this rewatch more than I remember originally enjoying the show (I think it's the third time I've seen Oz but it's been many years since I last saw it)

    • 2 years ago
      Anonymous

      Oz is great but pretty different from sopranos.

      • 2 years ago
        Anonymous

        The Sopranos is much better because it takes an intense focus on one or a few issues, and it takes its time in developing those storylines. Oz is pretty schizophrenic, it jumps around and features a much wider base of main characters. The main character of Oz is typically seen as Beecher, but he has only slightly more screentime than like 5 other characters. Tony is dominant in The Sopranos, Gandolfini is the only actor that's in every single episode, and he is rarely not the main character

        • 2 years ago
          Anonymous

          Ox is much better at pushing creative, thematic, and artistic boundaries in media. Some of the sopranos dreams do at times fall flat but everything else is top notch

  23. 2 years ago
    Anonymous

    only options are the wire, mad men, and true detective (season 1)

  24. 2 years ago
    Anonymous

    Their podcast is pretty comfy. Just talking about life, sex, the world...

    • 2 years ago
      Anonymous

      >37
      Worst case of baby face I've ever seen.
      Terrible podcast too.

      • 2 years ago
        Anonymous

        Yet you still watch the shittube crap and can't explain yourself. That's sad brah.

        • 2 years ago
          Anonymous

          Go jump in the pool

    • 2 years ago
      Anonymous

      meadow aged like fricking shit

  25. 2 years ago
    Anonymous

    Not everything needs to be le gritty HBO drama series. I'm currently rewatching Stargate SG-1 and enjoying it every bit as much as The Sopranos. Accept that things can be great in their own way instead of trying to watch the same show over and over again.

    • 2 years ago
      Anonymous

      Very true

  26. 2 years ago
    Anonymous

    I'm too scared to watch The Sopranos because I don't think it could ever live up to the hype based on what I've read and heard about it over the years. It's like how New Vegas is a great game, but it's been memed to the moon and back as some kind of life changing experience, and everyone who's heard about its reputation is doomed to disappointment if they ever try it.

    • 2 years ago
      Anonymous

      people lose their shit over it because its one of a very small number of shows that sits the viewer down and explains everything as it happens.

      • 2 years ago
        Anonymous

        >explains everything as it happens
        this applies to the mobshit aspect of the show, which is secondary to the actual plot about a supernatural war between good and evil

  27. 2 years ago
    Anonymous

    Rome

    • 2 years ago
      Anonymous

      Hail Rome, check out this one, Titus.
      That's a nasty ass bloody movie.

  28. 2 years ago
    Anonymous

    Its also a good yet underrated play from Shakespear. Everyone should read it, it is a short one. Shake's really gets into it instead of pussy footing about like romeo and juliet.

  29. 2 years ago
    Anonymous

    the closest thing is Mad Men, which is unsurprising, considering its creator was a writer and producer on S5&6 of Sopranos. Boardwalk Empire was created by another one of the writer's and the first couple of seasons are solid, but it's more story-oriented and lacks that meditativeness that Sopranos has, which MM has in spades

  30. 2 years ago
    Anonymous

    i did not care very much for sopranos

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