The Sopranos

Drama queens must check their tiaras at the door.
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It was pretty good
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Like Breaking Bad, you actually feel for the villain of the story
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It's quite good. He is an antihero, which is different from a villain. Villains typically have no redeeming qualities at all, and the only thing the audience is supposed to feel for them is fear and loathing. An antihero is someone who does objectively bad things, but who you are also supposed to like and feel sympathy with.

I'm jealous that you're watching it for the first time with fresh eyes. One of my favorite TV series.
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Making a villain into an antihero is a good trick
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Tony Junior - Fuck you dad, I will murder you in your sleep
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There was one scene, Tony at dinner with his family as I recollect.

He went into an expletive laden tirade about something. All the family members looks suitably intimidated.

Except this one cute little girl she was sitting there laughing. They must have prepped her, probably Tony himself .. "sweetie .. this is an act, don't be scared etc etc.

Pretty funny. lated a second .
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I understand there is/was a spin-off in the works called Newark to be released 9/20 but I can't find anything for it. Presumably Tony's son Anthony all grown up and made. donno.

Have you watched Lilyhammer?

https://i.imgur.com/VF89ToR.jpg

I'd kill for that hair.
Lilyhammer is a Norwegian–American television series starring Steven Van Zandt about a former New York-based gangster named Frank "The Fixer" Tagliano trying to start a new life in isolated Lillehammer, Norway.
Great fun and not really violent. PG at worst. Netflix.
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Rob Lister wrote: Wed Nov 25, 2020 9:52 pm I understand there is/was a spin-off in the works called Newark to be released 9/20 but I can't find anything for it. Presumably Tony's son Anthony all grown up and made. donno.
Huh, didn't know.

Is this what you mean:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Many_Saints_of_Newark

Stars Michael Gandolfini as a young Tony Soprano. It's supposed to be a prequel to The Sopranos.

He's got some big shoes to fill. Wonder if he can pull it off.