The Core Dump

A strong conviction that something must be done is the parent of many bad measures

[By Nic Lindh on Monday, 08 March 2004]


The Sopranos kicked off the new season last night, and it looks like they are going to keep the pressure on. The first episode was a little bit slow and more of a harbinger of plot lines to come, but worked really well to pull viewers back into the Sopranos universe after their long absence.

Perhaps it’s just that it’s been so long, but the characters felt more repellent than in the past–Tony is a big sociopath, and his crew are pure low-life thugs.

In the earlier seasons, viewer disgust with Tony’s behavior was offset by his sheer humanity, flawed though he was, but he’s become more and more of a Beast, spiraling out of control.

But the Most Unlikable Character award has to go to Paulie, who has zero redeeming qualities. Let’s hope he’s the first one to get whacked.

It’s good to be back on this train again.

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