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    'Is Tony Soprano Dead?' David Chase Gives a Simple Answer and Opens Up a Lot of Complicated Questions

    You can stop asking if Tony got whacked. And start asking plenty of other things.

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    David Chase Finally Reveals Whether Or Not Tony Dies At The End Of 'The Sopranos'

    When "The Sopranos" came to a close after six seasons in the summer of 2006, it was a major television event. HBO's groundbreaking drama —voted by the Writer's Guild of America as the Best Written TV Series Of All Time— had over 11 million people watching the finale, which is still one of the most t...

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    'Are You Here' and Why TV Auteurs Make Disappointing Movies

    Matt Weiner's "Are You Here" is being released this week to little fanfare, and it's in good company with the likes of "The Company Men" and "Sour Grapes." Why do TV geniuses make such underwhelming films?

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    Why One of Lauren Bacall's Most Important Roles Was Getting Punched on 'The Sopranos'

    Lauren Bacall's willingness to take risks, like letting Christopher Moltisanti punch her right in her legendary face, was what kept her worth watching until the very end.

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    'Difficult Men's Author on the Drawbacks of Auteur-Driven TV

    Brett Martin lionized David Chase and Matthew Weiner, but he says the cult of the showrunner may have gone too far.

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    Watch: Massive 4 1/2 Hour Talk With 'Boardwalk Empire' & 'The Sopranos' Writer Terence Winter

    We're run featurettes, behind-the-scenes videos and making of documentaries here at The Playlist, but we'd wager there's been nothing quite like what you're about to watch below. Four and a half fucking hours, undiluted, with Terence Winter, the writer behind "Boardwalk Empire," "The Sopranos," "The...

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    9 TV Shows That Were Total Downers But Still Worth It

    In case you haven't noticed, HBO's "The Leftovers" is kind of a downer. That said, it's is also pretty darn good, and worth watching if you can handle the moments of melancholy.

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    The Best TV Shows with the Worst Titles

    These TV shows are great -- there's no denying it -- but the titles they've chosen are of far less quality.

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    Each TV Network Does Dramas Differently: Here's How

    Thirty years ago, when I began writing episodic television, there were network dramas and syndicated shows. These days, when I’m teaching one-hour drama, that single catch-phrase encompasses everything that fits the time slot. But the explosion of different outlets means that one-size no longer fits...

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    'Sopranos' Creator David Chase Discusses the Unknown Facts of the Show and Its Infamously Ambiguous Finale

    There isn't a "Sopranos" fan alive who wouldn't kill to know how the series actually ended. With a cut to black that caused half the show's viewers to assume they'd experienced a power outage, the final episode gave us what is arguably the most notoriously ambiguous ending of any television program ...

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