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Sat Sep 25, 2021, 07:15 PM

Watching the Sopranos marathon... and who did I just see....?

Michael K. Williams who recently died of an OD.

I never knew he was in this series too.

The Sopranos
The Wire
Boardwalk Empire

3 of the best series ever.

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Reply Watching the Sopranos marathon... and who did I just see....? (Original post)
IcyPeas Sep 2021 OP
brewens Sep 2021 #1
IcyPeas Sep 2021 #2
Sympthsical Sep 2021 #9
nolabear Sep 2021 #14
babylonsister Sep 2021 #3
Sympthsical Sep 2021 #4
IcyPeas Sep 2021 #6
babylonsister Sep 2021 #7
IcyPeas Sep 2021 #8
babylonsister Sep 2021 #10
fishwax Sep 2021 #5
USALiberal Sep 2021 #11
albacore Sep 2021 #13
edbermac Sep 2021 #12
timms139 Sep 2021 #16
nolabear Sep 2021 #15
IcyPeas Sep 2021 #17
nolabear Sep 2021 #20
brewens Sep 2021 #18
Patton French Sep 2021 #19

Response to IcyPeas (Original post)

Sat Sep 25, 2021, 07:46 PM

1. I started seeing a therapist and told her The Soprano's was part of my inspiration.

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!

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Response to brewens (Reply #1)

Sat Sep 25, 2021, 08:26 PM

2. That is very interesting.

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


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Response to brewens (Reply #1)

Sat Sep 25, 2021, 09:05 PM

9. I'm so glad that helped you!

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.

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Response to Sympthsical (Reply #9)

Sat Sep 25, 2021, 11:05 PM

14. Congratulations! I retired from being a therapist a few years ago

and still teach at a training institute. Itís 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!

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Response to IcyPeas (Original post)

Sat Sep 25, 2021, 08:44 PM

3. Is the marathon on HBO

which I don't get? Gawd, I would love to see that again!

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Response to babylonsister (Reply #3)

Sat Sep 25, 2021, 08:47 PM

4. HBO Max has all the old HBO shows

Pretty much anything that ever aired on it.

I've been watching the Leftovers lately.

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Response to babylonsister (Reply #3)

Sat Sep 25, 2021, 08:50 PM

6. Yes. It continues thru next Thursday

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.

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Response to IcyPeas (Reply #6)

Sat Sep 25, 2021, 08:51 PM

7. Yes, I heard about that. James' son is playing him.

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.

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Response to babylonsister (Reply #7)

Sat Sep 25, 2021, 08:58 PM

8. Oh that must've been exciting. I would've had shaky knees being in his presence.

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

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Response to IcyPeas (Reply #8)

Sat Sep 25, 2021, 09:12 PM

10. The whole experience was

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

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Response to IcyPeas (Original post)

Sat Sep 25, 2021, 08:50 PM

5. he was only in that one episode, but has a memorable scene

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

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Response to IcyPeas (Original post)

Sat Sep 25, 2021, 09:14 PM

11. The wire was the best series I've ever seen. nt

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Response to USALiberal (Reply #11)

Sat Sep 25, 2021, 10:48 PM

13. My sentiments exactly. nt

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Response to IcyPeas (Original post)

Sat Sep 25, 2021, 09:56 PM

12. I don't have HBO unfortunately

But Iíve seen a lot of clips on YouTube and they are amazing.

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Response to edbermac (Reply #12)

Sat Sep 25, 2021, 11:19 PM

16. I have them

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 .

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Response to IcyPeas (Original post)

Sat Sep 25, 2021, 11:08 PM

15. Been watching too. Did you notice the production assistant

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

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Response to nolabear (Reply #15)

Sat Sep 25, 2021, 11:54 PM

17. Wow. 2 Steve Kornacki's???

But only one of them has graphs and charts. 😄

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Response to IcyPeas (Reply #17)

Sun Sep 26, 2021, 11:55 AM

20. I know! Crazy.

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Response to IcyPeas (Original post)

Sun Sep 26, 2021, 05:21 AM

18. I cried when they offed "Big Pussy". What a shame. LOL n/t

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Response to IcyPeas (Original post)

Sun Sep 26, 2021, 10:54 AM

19. It's an amazing series

Definitely need to rewatch.

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