The Sopranos

Homer Simpson has been crowned the greatest character created for film and television in the past 20 years.

The cartoon character has edged Harry Potter to win the title in a survey in industry magazine Entertainment Weekly.

Following the pair were Buffy The Vampire Slayer, Heath Ledger’s Joker from the Batman film, Tony Soprano and Jennifer Aniston’s Rachel from Friends.

The Simpsons’ creator Matt Groening said the character of Homer was easily relatable to its viewers.

“People can relate to Homer because we’re all secretly propelled by desires we can’t admit to,” he said.

“Homer is launching himself head-first into every single impulsive thought that occurs to him.

“His love of whatever has caught his eye is a joy to witness.”

Other characters to place in the EW poll were The X Files Moulder and Scully, South Park’s Cartman, The Office’s David Brent and Mike Myers Austin Powers.

Source: Herald Sun

 

Ex-Sopranos star James Gandolfini is involved in a project with HBO which may see him return to the small screen.

HBO is working in tandem with the actor in producing an adaptation of French Canadian series Taxi 22. Gandolfini is at this stage an exec producer only but could well make his return as the lead in the new series.

The Canadian TVA series is currently in its fourth season and stars Patrick Huard as the character of Rogatien Dubois Jr.

Gandolfini’s production company Attaboy Films would produce the HBO series, alongside writer Dave Flebotte, executive producers Nancy Sanders, Mark Armstrong, Dennis Erdman, Clark Peterson, Francois Flamand and Huard himself.

The series centres on a New York taxi driver with politically incorrect tendancies.

Source: Variety

 

The critically-acclaimed, Emmy and Peabody-winning HBO series The Sopranos returns for the second part of its sixth season with its concluding nine episodes. After a close call at home, Tony and Carmela head to the Adirondacks for a weekend with Bobby and Janice. Tony’s actions following Johnny Sack’s arrest come back to haunt him.

Thursday 14 February at 11:40pm on Channel 4

If you like hilarious, parody videos, here are two, from two people running for US President … Hillary & The Sopranos vs. Obama Girl … (the Hillary assumes you know the ending of The Sopranos…)

from New York City – 2002 article, The Sopranos as a Nuts-and-Bolts Triumph (no spoilers, except in footnote at the very end)

from New York City – review of Sopranos finale … with links to discussions of the finale, and reviews the other 8 episodes of the final season … The Sopranos Finale (spoilers, of course)

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