As you may have noticed, we are in the final run of The Sopranos, with only nine — check that — eight more episodes to go before it ends.
And despite the existential angst that you might feel while watching these past few episodes — think of all of the times you’ve thought “oh, that’s not going to turn out well” after someone has some remark made or brandished some object– it seems like the buzz surrounding this last season, isn’t that of sadness and loss, but rather one of celebration and joy.
You can feel it in the articles discussing the possibilities of this season. You can feel it in the tone of the recaps and reviews of the actual shows. You absolutely felt it in the “Sopranos in 7 Minutes.” Something wonderful is coming to an end, to be sure, but it’s a wake we are having here, celebrating the life of The Sopranos, as opposed to mourning the death of The Sopranos.