Back when the show was playing original new episodes on HBO, a good friend sang its praises. I didn’t have cable TV nor was I interested in paying (at that time) around $35/mo. to watch one show.
Some years later, I was visiting my parents in Omaha and saw an episode. I thought it was pretty good (from season 6B). I caught a couple more later on as I did have cable TV at this time and it had been syndicated. I liked it so much, I bought the entire box set, every episode on DVD.
I’ve watched all 6 seasons at least 3 or 4 times. I recently finished a run and for the first time ever, I’m starting the show again right away instead of waiting a few years like I usually do. Every time I watch an episode, I know what’s going to happen, but I still learn or spot something new from a scene or episode that I didn’t notice before. [Reading any literature is like that, especially Bible study].
Tonight, I took notice of a particular conversation between Tony and his teenage daughter Meadow. It reminds me of conversations I’ve had with my own daughter when she was younger.
Even today, she knows that all she has to do to make me cover my ears is to talk about that subject LOL…
Meadow Soprano: This country’s light-years behind the rest of the world. Most civilized countries have legalized prostitution.
Tony Soprano: Don’t you got somewhere to be?
Meadow Soprano: I mean, it’s a joke. Look what they’re putting the President through.
Carmela Soprano: He deserved what he got.
Anthony ‘A.J.’ Soprano, Jr.: He got Monica Kaczynski and the broad with the long nose.
Meadow Soprano: I just don’t think sex should be a punishable offense.
Tony Soprano: You know honey, that’s where I agree with you. I don’t think sex should be a punishable offense either. But I do think talking about sex at the breakfast table is a punishable offense. So no more sex talk, OK?
Meadow Soprano: It’s the 90s. Parents are supposed to discuss sex with their children.
Tony Soprano: Yeah, but that’s where you’re wrong. You see out there it’s the 1990s but in this house it’s 1954.
[points to the window]
Tony Soprano: 1990s.
[points to the floor]
Tony Soprano: 1954. So now and forever, I don’t want to hear any more sex talk, OK?
I’m with Tony on this one