Soprano's will be extended to a 6th season. 5th Season will begin in March 2004 (how many times has it now been pushed back?) Only 10 episodes in season 5 (anyone betting 5 revolve around Janice?)
If they can somehow get back into the rhythm they had in seasons 1 and 2, this is great. But if not, they probably would have been better off just doing the extended 16 episode season 5 to end the show. Now that the Soprano's are going an extra year, let's raise OZ from the dead for one more year.
The Sopranos are the reason I keep HBO now that OZ is gone. I don't care what the critics say, Season 4 was right behind season 2 as the best. The finale was one of the best acted things I've ever seen on TV. Gandolfini and Falco were just flat out awe-inspiring in that one.
Originally posted by tomvejadaThey also said that all the major characters will be back for both seasons, so I guess that means no big names will be whacked.
Not necessarily. I remember an interview with Joe Pantoliano before Season 4 started and he said that Ralphie was going to live until at least the season finale. David Chase and Co. are good for misleading people about the plot lines.
Originally posted by redsoxnation>Now that the Soprano's are going an extra year, let's raise OZ from the dead for one more year.
I'll have to veto the OZ suggestion. That show sucked ass the final couple seasons. I couldnt wait for it to be put out of its misery. It reminded me of watching Nitro during its dying days.
I'm starting to get into "The Wire", it has ex-OZ actors and has a much more realistic protrayal of prison and police life. I'm not into cop dramas, but this show looks good.
As for the Sopranos, I'm looking forward to see Steve Buscemi as Tony's cousin. Maybe he'll be the one to fill the shoes of Nancy Marchand, and be Tony's familial albatross. Hopefully theyll just kill off Janice and AJ. Those two get Al Wilson-heat from me!
5th Season will begin in March 2004 (how many times has it now been pushed back?)
I was under the impression that the 52 reruns that began in February always meant that the new season wouldn't start until next March anyway?
Is there a link to when HBO gave a different start date for Season 5?
Also--I agree re: the finale of Season 4. Gandolfini and Falco's scenes almost made you forget how *ahem* different season 4 was from, say 1 or 2.
The way I had looked at it, the 52 weeks would have ended on Super Bowl Sunday 2004, which would have meant the new season beginning February 8th. Plus, with them doubling up episodes the past two weeks, that would mean the 52 weeks would end 2 weeks earlier than anticipated.
Very much so. I tape it every week, and despite being a comic fan, really like the show (altho the comic fan in me cringes at "minor" changes in the mythos here or there [I'd lose my fanboy card if I didn't]).