CHML musings: singing the praises of The Sopranos

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… Read on

VIDEO: did The Sopranos change television? Don’t you Fagettaboutit

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… Read on

James Gandolfini 1961 – 2013

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… Read on