Thursday, June 20, 2013

We Now Begin the James Gandolfini Moratorium

But first, how about a video of him reading In The Night Kitchen, a Maurice Sendak book ...



Okay.  Now, enough already.

Yes, The Sopranos fundamentally changed television.  And yes, James Gandolfini was one of the major assets of the show.  And yes, by most accounts (although the immediate posthumous accounts are notoriously inaccurate) he was a good, decent man.  But honestly, you'd think Nelson Mandela had died.  Let's not fly off the handle.

Miami Vice changed television too, but I don't expect the passing of Phillip Michael Thomas to create quite such a stir.

Does all this make me a bad person?
Perhaps.  
Maybe as penance I'll go back and watch the first season of The Sopranos.
Not a bad idea.  Perhaps you could report back.
Perhaps.

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