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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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    Why Do People Lose Their Minds Over Television Series Finales?

    There are several reasons why writing the finale to a long-running and/or critically-acclaimed series is full of landmines that all but a few writers have managed to avoid setting off.

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    Steve Buscemi and 'Sopranos' Creator David Chase Discuss Why Television Loves Its Antiheroes

    Two of HBO's finest, Steve Buscemi and David Chase, spoke about why so many of TV's best characters are morally corrupt?

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    Martin Scorsese Says He "Couldn't Connect" With 'The Sopranos,' But 'Curb Your Enthusiasm' Was His Path To TV

    Martin Scorsese is no stranger to the thugs, hoods, kingpins and lowlives that keep things hustling on the streets, and he's chronicled that world more than once on the big screen. In fact, next week sees him in delving into the bacchanalia of the financial sector, with the very debauched, very R-ra...

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