Tuesday, September 16, 2008

The end of movies

I have been trying to finish the Sapranos over the last few weeks and it's not that I cant, it's that I dont want to. I started this a couple of years ago, got to the end of season four and stopped, I didnt want it to end. After restarting the series and now making it midway through season five, I started to wonder what could be next. Take the Godfather, one of the greates movies out there. Three movies, apporximatly 360 minutes of movie and it set the bar for Mafia movies, but it was reachable. Goodfellas, Bronx Tale, Casino and a few others are also great Mafia movies and did it within 2 hours each, but the Sapranos, holy shit!! Six seasons, 86 episodes over 5760 minutes of mafia tv, could there ever be another mafia show. I am sure someone may try another movie, but if your a true fan of the genre, you have to set and glue the bar in with Sapranos. This can also work with WW2 movies, so many good ones out there, I cant even name them all. But, can true fans ever look for anything better than Band of Brothers? This can work with lots of things, like to me, their can never be another X-Files, Ghost Hunters or Lost. I think 20 years down the road when someone puts out a mafia movie and everyone loves it, someone needs to say "no, that sucked, watch the Godfather and Sapranos" and they will change their minds.


Mother Firefly said...

I have to go a step farther and say not only is it the best MAFIA show ever, it's the best TV SHOW ever.

Jumbo's Lezis said...

You could be right. My viewing ended ubruptly last night when the last CD of season 5 started to skip in the second to last episode. So now I have to wait a couple more days untill blockbuster can send me a new one.

Jumbo's Lezis said...

I have to agree with this, it is the best show ever. I am a huge fan of many other shows, like Lost, but it doesnt keep me inline like Sopranos. I get pissed when Chris touches a drink and Tony, Tony, Tony, he can be an asshole for no reason.