sopranos angst

sopranos-logo.jpgI am a big fan of the HBO series “The Sopranos” although I have often felt a bit awkward because of the stereotypes represented especially with respect to my own Italian American heritage. This season has now given me a few more reasons to feel a bit uncomfortable. Not only do I relate to Tony’s national heritage but in one episode they showed the family playing a classic board game and having the traditional house rules versus printed rules disagreements…and then in this week’s episode…not once, but twice they reference progressive rock classics (Tony sings a line from “Comfortably Numb” as he lopes down the stairs in the morning and later he is listening to “Tom Sawyer” in his car). OK, so he wasn’t playing Caylus and listening to Porcupine Tree, but still, relating to Tony Soprano on more than one level is personally disturbing.

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2 Responses to sopranos angst

  1. DavidK says:

    Don’t try to offer me vig on the money you owe me. 😉

  2. zosa says:

    well I was going to offer you 2.5 points but if you insist.. 😉

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