I keep hearing grumbling that this season of the Sopranos isn’t as good as seasons past.
Why? Because these episodes are more psychological? Because past consequences are coming slapping all of the characters? Because its getting harder to empathize with the characters?
Or is it because attention spans have become so short that in-depth stories are too long and confusing for the average viewer?
Personally, I love the direction that the show is moving. Emotions are running much higher and we are getting deeper glimpses into the characters than ever before. As much as I like Tony and his issues, its good to see further development in everyone else. How many shows have characters that you can really hate? Not many, and it has only been in the last couple of seasons where they have been visible.
Personalities, relationships, desires and aspirations are set to collide and if you take the time to study all the layers of the current plot lines you will see the powder kegs awaiting that one little spark.