A few weeks ago I was invited back to Mike Boon’s Toronto Mike podcast, this time to kick out the TV theme song jams. I played it pretty close to my wheelhouse for all things ’60s and ’70s, so it had quite a retro vibe, for which I make no apologies. The brassy, audacious theme
CHML mid-morning host Bill Kelly called Friday to talk about the 20th anniversary of The Sopranos. The landmark HBO series launched in January of 1999. Did we fagetaboutit? Fagetaboutit! The two Bills agreed that the late, great James Gandolfini had a lot to do with the success of the series. While others may have been
It was 20 years ago today that The Sopranos grabbed TV by the Paulie Walnuts. In January of 1999, executive producer David Chase’s groundbreaking drama about a mob boss, his shrink (Dr. Melfi, played by Lorraine Bracco) and his two “families” took the antihero into a whole new direction. Emmy winner James Gandolfini kicked down
CTV’s gambit to blunt CBC’s Rio Summer Olympic Games coverage with their broadcast premiere of Game of Thrones is off to a bloody start. In Monday’s head-to-head matchup, CBC’s primetime Olympic coverage drew an overnight, estimated 2,021,000 viewers vs. the 667,000 who watched the very first episode of the sword-and-sandal fantasy epic. It was about the
This week, CHML`s Scott Thompson kicked things off with thoughts on James Gandolfini. The Sopranos‘ star died suddenly last week in Rome at 51. His funeral was Thursday, and creator David Chase, Edie Falco, Michael Imperiolli and many other cast mates attended the service.We speculate if a Sopranos‘ prequel might, or should, ever emerge. Chase
HBO Canada has been rerunning The Sopranos lately and I have found myself drawn right back in to episodes I have seen two, three, four times already. The main reason? James Gandolfini. His performance as Tony Soprano remains one of the great achievements in television. News of his sudden death–I learned in a car getting
Miss The Sopranos but don’t have time to re-watch the entire series? Hate watching it censored on A&E? Re-live every effin’ F-bomb in this 27 minute compilation featuring every curse word ever uttered on the series. Somebody actually took the time to sit down and zero in on every curse. Effin’ unbelievable. the sopranos, uncensored.