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Who better to have as a final guest than The Sopranos creator David Chase, who helped answer any lingering questions about the show lore The podcast, which premiered in April 2020 around the height of the pandemic, followed the theme of other series' actors hosting rewatch podcasts of beloved shows like Scrubs and The Office. Still[...]
The Many Saints of Newark Review:
[NOTE: I have not watched a single episode of The Sopranos, so I am reviewing The Many Saints of Newark as a standalone entity as much as possible Please keep that in mind when reading this review.]  The Many Saints of Newark is a pretty good gangster movie that is only hindered by a marketing campaign that is[...]
Sopranos: Robert Patrick Reflects Poking the James Gandolfini Bear
Character actor Robert Patrick has played such a wide range of characters across film and television and one of his memorable appearances was a brief stint on HBO's The Sopranos Playing gambler David Scatino across three episodes during season two, the star of the upcoming HBO Max series Peacemaker appeared on the Talking Sopranos podcast[...]
The Sopranos Brings The Mob To The Monopoly Board
Fans of The Sopranos will be happy to see that The Op will be bringing the world of that show to the classic tabletop game of Monopoly Monopoly: The Sopranos is a brand new version of the game that will bring all of the nostalgia and references you can get from the popular HBO drama[...]
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At the end of June, fans of The Sopranos were treated to the first official trailer for the prequel film The Many Saints of Newark, highlighting the backstory on how young Tony Soprano (Michael Gandolfini) became the man we would get to know in HBO's award-winning series One good sign for fans is that series[...]
The Sopranos Co-Stars on James Gandolfini’s Tease with The Office
In fact, there are ones dedicated to NBC's The Office and HBO's The Sopranos One potential bombshell involved Sopranos star, the late James Gandolfini, who played patriarch Tony Soprano, and his possible courtship to the long-running NBC sitcom according to his co-stars Michael Imperioli and Steve Schirripa, the hosts of the "Talking Sopranos" podcast (via[...]
While we're guessing it won't offer any resolutions to how the award-winning HBO series ended (we still think James Gandolfini's Tony Soprano lived after the screen went black), New Line Cinema's The Sopranos prequel film The Many Saints of Newark looks to fill in some of the blanks on the backstory that led to the[...]
L-R: LeBron James arrives at the 2013 ESPY Awards at the Nokia Theater on July 17, 2013 in Los Angeles, CA. Editorial credit: Kathy Hutchins / | James Gandafini, known as Tony Soprano in The Sopranos, signs autographs outside the Bada Bing on October 1, 2003 Lodi, NJ. Editorial credit: Eugene Parciasepe /
The Sopranos ended on June 10th, 2007 I know this because I vividly remember what I was doing when I watched it I am from Cleveland, and my Cavaliers were playing in their first-ever NBA Finals, led by LeBron James, also making his finals debut I was in a hotel room in Monroeville, PA, in[...]
The Godfather: From the Peak to the End of the Gangster Movie
The latest involves the cast and crew of The Sopranos Created by David Chase, the crime drama became one of the most popular hits for HBO for six seasons from 1999 – 2007 The series starred the late James Gandolfini as Tony Soprano, the patriarch of his crime family, along with Lorraine Bracco, Edie Falco,[...]
The Godfather: From the Peak to the End of the Gangster Movie
This new cut of the third Godfather movie is the "true" ending of The Godfather Saga, though it really ended when The Sopranos came along. Still from "The Godfather Coda: The Death of Michael Corleone," Paramount Pictures Hollywood gangster movies are ultimately about a disillusioned vision of America The gangster movie was a mainstay of American movies[...]
A look at series finales for Breaking Bad, Dexter, and more (Images: AMC/ViacomCBS).
Much to the chagrin of friends I've debated in the past (and with the understanding that this was in no way, shape, or form run by the rest of the BCTV team), I get to use my lofty title as "Television Editor" to throw out some lofty proclamations on the series-enders for Six Feet Under,[...]
A look at the final scene from HBO's The Sopranos (Image: WarnerMedia).
Did The Sopranos creator David Chase finally give us an answer to one of television and pop culture's most hotly-debated topics: that final scene? Based on transcripts from a leaked interview for the book The Sopranos Sessions, it appears co-author Alan Sepinwall was able to elicit two words out of Chase that might just shift[...]
A scene from Looney Tunes Cartoons, courtesy of HBO Max.
Using social media, fan ratings, and rates of online (shall we say) "access", the organization gauges (and in this case, ranks) the popularity of shows, and guess what? If you're a fan of  The Sopranos, Game of Thrones, Sex and the City, or Doctor Who, you might want to sit down because animation and Sesame[...]
'Perry Mason': Orphan Black Star Tatiana Maslany Joins HBO Limited Series
With television director, writer, and producer Tim Van Patten (Boardwalk Empire, The Sopranos, Game of Thrones) set to direct and executive produce, the upcoming project stars Matthew Rhys (The Americans) in the title role. BBC Set in 1932 Los Angeles, where while the rest of the country recovers from the Great Depression – the city is booming like never before![...]
'Perry Mason' HBO Greenlights Limited Series; Tim Van Patten to Direct, EP
It's been awhile since anyone's seen the famed criminal defense attorney back in the courtroom and back on the case, but that's about to come to an end with television director, writer, and producer Tim Van Patten (Boardwalk Empire, The Sopranos, Game of Thrones) set to direct and executive produce HBO's Perry Mason Written and[...]