Friday, June 27, 2008

a made girl

So I started watching The Sopranos last week. It wasn't even in my top list of possible brain candies for the summer, but someone suggested it and when I saw it at Blockbuster, I grabbed the first disc (I was trying to say that with some clever Italian slang, but all I could come up with was lame Godfather references so nevermind. And right there I almost said "fuggedaboutit" but that also seemed contrived & pathetic, like me trying to say "Aiiight." Anyway).

A couple of observations (which will probably draw a resounding DUH from everyone who has already discovered the show, i.e. the entire Western world; bear with me anyway):
  1. The dialogue, while seeming slightly stereotypical, is quite natural-sounding and surprisingly funny.
  2. Most of the characters are pretty well-drawn and interesting.
  3. The Tony-telling-his-story-in-therapy vehicle is clever & effective.
  4. James Gandolfini = startlingly attractive. Whenever I saw him in passing on E! or in the pages of People or US, he did nothing for me. Nothing. It is in action, with his sleepy eyes and boyish smile and soft yet strong voice that, whoa. I get kinda wiggly. But I can't even post a picture here because that is not what does it.

I don't know how to explain it other than I am really enjoying watching this show and not just because the plot lines are so intriguing (though they are). Stu keeps marveling that I'm interested in someone so much older than me, who doesn't work in a grocery store.

To which I respond with a particular hand gesture that may or may not be Italian.


Cheri @ Blog This Mom!® said...

So, it isn't James Gandolfino who gets you hot and bothered, it is Tony Soprano, don't ya know? It is the power. It is the Mafia bad-boy power to which you are attracted, well, a Mafia boss or a grocery-store checker. Either way.

dkuroiwa said...

yeah....Gandolfino/Tony Soprano...whatevah...
My mother says I have a "thing" for the bigger guys...I also love Brian Dennehy....big bad boys...ooh...honey....Ya gotta problem widdat?

Lisa Wheeler Milton said...

I have nothing to add except that I went through a serious Sopranos streak for years. I can't wait for you to see all the have a lot to look forward to.

Unknown said...

I have never seen that show. I know, I am the ONE.

But uh, Tony Soprano...ew. You need to get over to Whole stat.

Anonymous said...

The first and second seasons of The Sopranos are fantastic, nail biting episodes. I particularly like Tony's interaction with his mother. In later episodes, I love how Tony protects his sister and goes above and beyond to do so (even though she is a major piece of work/pain in the butt). Oh, and you gotta love Dr. Melfi. The table flipping episode is one of the best! Have fun!

katydidnot said...

james gandolwhatev. i love him.

Janet said...

I'll have to take your word for it...I've never seen the show and he skeeves me out something wicked!

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

It is a total shock every time you watch the show to find out that you actually find a seriously overweight, balding killer hot.

You can see what kept Carmela around for so long.

JCK said...

Stu is friggin' hilarious!

It's a great show. That's what good actors do. Make you think they're sexy when they are not. Among other things...

brandy101 said...

I totally agree with you...and in later seasons, as he, ahem, "matures" and wears the track suits less, I developed a "thing" for Christoper Moltisanti.

It an addictive show. The writing and acting are incredible. And it really is a "dramedy" - by watching it on dvd, I sometimes re-watch and find puns, ironics twists, and sometime outright knee-slappers. Many of the funnies are Catholic-related - but I think most people will get the jokes.

I sspend a few weeks each year in 'Jersey (visitng family, losing money in casinos) and think of these characters every time I am there.

Tootsie Farklepants said...

Yeah, I'm all over the Tony Soprano hottness. I was all, "What is it about that guy that makes me want to drop trou?" <---as in "trousers".

It's his awesome POWER.


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