The Sopranos redefined television for more than just HBO, but did you know creator David Chase still thought of expanding his vision into a film, after the pilot was already shot? Or that the series shares 27 actors with its Goodfellas inspiration? Wake up this morning, and get yourself the 25th episode of ‘You Think You Know TV?,’ as we drive to Jersey for some felonious facts of HBO's The Sopranos!
Well hello there, TV super-fan! Did you know that Breaking Bad breakout Jesse Pinkman was almost killed off in Season 1? How about that Joss Whedon hated the original Buffy theme song, or Curb Your Enthusiasm served as a murder alibi? Can you imagine LOST starring Michael Keaton? Why yes, we do have more where that came from!
Some months back, Sopranos creator David Chase made headlines by supposedly confirming Tony Soprano’s survival in the hotly-debated 2007 HBO series finale, only to recant his statements as a mix-up. Now, Chase has gone on the record for an in-depth look at every aspect of the final scene, but does it finally answer the big question?
Former 30 Rock star Alec Baldwin has always proven a fickle fish to fry, at least when it comes to predicting his next move. There won’t be a run for office, or half-hearted retirement public life this time, however, as Baldwin will combine his aspirations for a new HBO House of Cards-style HBO drama as the Mayor of New York City.
Don’t believe the pre-release speculation – when 'Gone Girl' arrives in theaters this Friday, its original ending is (in spirit, if not exact detail) intact. That’s sure to rankle some of the countless readers who originally objected to Gillian Flynn’s 2012 best-seller on the basis of its conclusion.
The ending to HBO's magnum TV opus 'The Sopranos' has remained a source of debate over the last seven years, as fans and viewers analyze every sound and frame of series finale "Made in America" for a clue to Tony Soprano's ultimate fate. Now, despite a near-decade of refusals, series creator David Chase may finally have revealed if Tony Soprano lived or died.
Tony Soprano may have a bit to pout about now that 'The Sopranos' officially lost its HBO throne for most-watched series to the aptly titled 'Game of Thrones,' but don't consider the New Jersey mobster down and out just yet. Over 15 years after the series began, HBO officially set a release date for the Blu-ray box set collection of 'The Sopranos: The Complete Series.'
Long has HBO's 'Game of Thrones' reigned as one of TV's most expensive series in history, but at long last, it has a much more boast-worthy title. Tony Soprano officially lost the HBO throne, now that 'Game of Thrones' succeeded 'The Sopranos' to become the most-watched and highly rated series for the premium cable network.
HBO has long been a thorn in the side of streaming media enthusiasts, only licensing its content to be accessed through HBO GO, unlike the Netflix and Amazon Prime models that have become so commonplace in recent years. Now, the pay-cable network struck a surprising Amazon Prime deal to deliver streams of a variety of shows past and present, but don't expect to start that 'Game of Thrones' marathon just yet.
Last week brought the shocking and tragic news that 'The Sopranos' star and all-around acclaimed actor James Gandolfini died suddenly of a heart attack while on vacation in Italy with his family. Today in Manhattan, thousands gathered for the funeral service at the Cathedral of Saint John the Divine, among them celebrities and 'Sopranos' alum, while series creator David Chase delivered a moving eulogy for the actor.