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Watching the Sopranos marathon... and who did I just see....? (Original Post) IcyPeas Sep 2021 OP
I started seeing a therapist and told her The Soprano's was part of my inspiration. brewens Sep 2021 #1
That is very interesting. IcyPeas Sep 2021 #2
I'm so glad that helped you! Sympthsical Sep 2021 #9
Congratulations! I retired from being a therapist a few years ago nolabear Sep 2021 #14
Is the marathon on HBO babylonsister Sep 2021 #3
HBO Max has all the old HBO shows Sympthsical Sep 2021 #4
Yes. It continues thru next Thursday IcyPeas Sep 2021 #6
Yes, I heard about that. James' son is playing him. babylonsister Sep 2021 #7
Oh that must've been exciting. I would've had shaky knees being in his presence. IcyPeas Sep 2021 #8
The whole experience was babylonsister Sep 2021 #10
he was only in that one episode, but has a memorable scene fishwax Sep 2021 #5
The wire was the best series I've ever seen. nt USALiberal Sep 2021 #11
My sentiments exactly. nt albacore Sep 2021 #13
I don't have HBO unfortunately edbermac Sep 2021 #12
I have them timms139 Sep 2021 #16
Been watching too. Did you notice the production assistant nolabear Sep 2021 #15
Wow. 2 Steve Kornacki's??? IcyPeas Sep 2021 #17
I know! Crazy. nolabear Sep 2021 #20
I cried when they offed "Big Pussy". What a shame. LOL n/t brewens Sep 2021 #18
It's an amazing series Patton French Sep 2021 #19

brewens

(13,484 posts)
1. I started seeing a therapist and told her The Soprano's was part of my inspiration.
Sat Sep 25, 2021, 07:46 PM
Sep 2021

That's not unusual she said. A lot of men got the idea they could from that show.

It's no big deal. I had a little rough patch and had that in mind if it happened again. Partly because overall things have been going well, and I want to make sure it keeps going that way. Those scenes with his therapist were usually great!

IcyPeas

(21,811 posts)
2. That is very interesting.
Sat Sep 25, 2021, 08:26 PM
Sep 2021

I didn't know that it was an inspiration for men. That's good. I'm glad it helped you too.

I also loved Tony's scenes with Dr. Melfi. It was very realistic. Their relationship was one of the best arcs of that show. IMO


Sympthsical

(9,005 posts)
9. I'm so glad that helped you!
Sat Sep 25, 2021, 09:05 PM
Sep 2021

I'm currently back in school to be a psychologist/therapist (still weighing the specific end game). I've never seen the show, but people keep saying I should watch it specifically for that, so it's on the list.

I wish more people would avail themselves of therapy, especially men. I struggled with depression most of my adult life. A lot of it had to do with unresolved issues from growing up a gay man. When my father died suddenly a few years ago, the grief just tipped everything right over the edge. It wasn't struggling with depression, it was being drowned by it. So, the choices were, "Ok, do I drink my way through this, or do I go see someone and talk it all out?"

I went to see someone, and it helped so immeasurably. One of the strangest things is how major depression gradually morphed into healthy moods. Everyone gets the blues. Now, I'll just get the blues sometimes and not that full-blown, soul-rending thing that was ever present and could weigh down your entire life. It's a night and day difference. And when that lurks, I now have the skills and knowledge on how to maneuver around it.

I love my therapist and want to be able to do the same thing for others that he did for me. So . . . yeah, exams and papers are life right now.

So happy that you had the wherewithal to take that option.

nolabear

(41,921 posts)
14. Congratulations! I retired from being a therapist a few years ago
Sat Sep 25, 2021, 11:05 PM
Sep 2021

and still teach at a training institute. It’s a good, demanding, sobering, satisfying profession. And we need good people more than ever. The world is very hard on people these days.

Best of luck!

Sympthsical

(9,005 posts)
4. HBO Max has all the old HBO shows
Sat Sep 25, 2021, 08:47 PM
Sep 2021

Pretty much anything that ever aired on it.

I've been watching the Leftovers lately.

IcyPeas

(21,811 posts)
6. Yes. It continues thru next Thursday
Sat Sep 25, 2021, 08:50 PM
Sep 2021

It's on HBO and HBO Max.

It's still great to watch years later. Looking forward to the prequel - "The Many Saints of Newark" too.

babylonsister

(171,012 posts)
7. Yes, I heard about that. James' son is playing him.
Sat Sep 25, 2021, 08:51 PM
Sep 2021

I had the distinct honor of meeting Mr. Gandolfini on set; my friend's hubby was the key grip and we went and watched one day.

IcyPeas

(21,811 posts)
8. Oh that must've been exciting. I would've had shaky knees being in his presence.
Sat Sep 25, 2021, 08:58 PM
Sep 2021

Tony Soprano was one of the most memorable characters in TV history. No one else could've played him.

babylonsister

(171,012 posts)
10. The whole experience was
Sat Sep 25, 2021, 09:12 PM
Sep 2021

a blast! I had never been on a set before, and that one made it really memorable.

fishwax

(29,148 posts)
5. he was only in that one episode, but has a memorable scene
Sat Sep 25, 2021, 08:50 PM
Sep 2021

as his daughter is crushing Jackie Jr in chess: "Now you should have played that out. It's the only way you're gonna learn."

He was a great actor

timms139

(115 posts)
16. I have them
Sat Sep 25, 2021, 11:19 PM
Sep 2021

as a boxed set if you would pay the shipping to you and back to me I would loan them so you could watch them this winter .

nolabear

(41,921 posts)
15. Been watching too. Did you notice the production assistant
Sat Sep 25, 2021, 11:08 PM
Sep 2021

named Steve Kornacki? I almost choked on my martini! No, not the same guy. Apparently he’s got a long history in TV writing too.

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