B. is much better than A. See the days when David Chase actually tried to remember what he was writing about (for those who doubt this, see the continuity in seasons between next to last episode of season 4 and last episode of season 4).
I want you to know, I agree with everything I've just said.
Originally posted by tomvejadaDoes anybody know when they're going to release season 4 on DVD?
They haven't outright announced it yet, but I'd bet cash money on late July/early August. The fifth season is slated to start in September, and they always like to have the previous season on DVD to help market it.
"Every Who down in Who-Ville liked Christmas a lot, but the Grinch who lived in a cave just north of Who-Ville did not. So, the US sent B-2s to take him out - but, to our suprise, the Whos, who we thought we our allies, snuck the Grinch out inside a hollow Roast Beast. So, all we nabbed were low-level operatives, like the Zizzer Zazzer-Zuzz, who we shipped to Guantanamo Bay (and we have solid leads on the whereabouts of David Donald Doo and his Duck Dog too).
Then we accidenly killed the Cat In The Hat when an unmanned drone mistook him for the Grinch. Frustrated in our hunt, we then threatened to invade the Jungle of Newell unless Horton the Elephant agreed to an UN Arms Inspection.
Then we figured out that Sam I Am was funneling profits from his Green Eggs and Ham business into secret Grinch accounts - and we arrested One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish and Blue Fish who were running a sleeper cell in Buffalo! And still no clue about the Grinch, even though the CIA suspects that he masterminded the recent bombings on the street where the grickle grass grows that killed The Lorax and a group of Fiffer-Feffer-Feffs! And then...
...Aw, to hell with it, kid. Go read "Frosty The Snowman" instead" -----DERF www.derfcity.com
I won't rehash the season 4 debate as I seemed to tolerate it better than most I know. I will say this: As inconsistent as it was, the show was still better than 95% of network television (if you block out the West Wing, the ER resurgence and maybe CSI or Law and Order) and most of original cable programming not already found on HBO anyway.
It's bad only when compared to itself (which is a high bar) and still good when compared to other stuff. It's like Brett Favre or Jeff Garcia having a three game streak of low completion rates and high numbers of interceptions--even though they may not be playing well at that moment in time, they're still really, really, really good QBs and better than most of the others. Same for goes for this show (IMO).
Again--I don't want to rehash the "Season 4 downward spiral similar to the dying days of WCW" debate. All great things have slumps.
DrOp--not looking forward to looking at bad TV and surfing for re-runs of season 4, which would look like gold in comparison.
How are they going to start season 5 in September if they are showing all four seasons on Sundays. There are 52 episodes to show, which = 1 year. Are they going to show the new episodes at 9 then flashback to an older one at 10? Or show more than 1 episode each Sunday?
You would think that they would want to show the last episode of season 4 just before the premiere of season 5.
I kinda feel that the fourth season of "The Sopranos" was "bad" in the same way that the Beatles' "Let It Be" was bad - not quite up to par as what you've been getting, but damn near everyone else wishes they could make something this "bad".
I've seen one episode of it (the 'Bug Boy' episode). It seemed alright to me, kind of a crossover teen drama/sci-fi show (ala Buffy or Roswell though I've never seen Roswell). It does seem a bit like a 'creature feature' show though.