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Light On Light Through

You'll hear a little of this and lot of that on Light On Light Through - my reviews of great television series and movies, my interviews with authors and creative media people and their interviews of me, my media theory and political commentary, thoughts about my favorite cars and food and space travel, discussions of my music, and a few of my readings from my science fiction stories. In the first years, starting in 2006, I put up a new episode at least once a month.  More recently, it became more or less often than once a month, usually less often.  But in the Summer of 2020, I began getting more in the mood to podcast, and on 17 October 2023, I began publishing a new episode of the podcast every Tuesday at 12:01 pm -- a minute after Noon (New York time).  - Paul Levinson 

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Nov 1, 2014

Welcome to Light On Light Through, Episode 94, in which I revisit one of the greatest shows ever to have been on television: The Sopranos.  The occasion is the release by HBO of The Sopranos: The Complete Series on Blu-ray and Digital HD on November 4, 2014, containing the complete 86-episode run of the series, as well as bonus feautures including a new documentary, "Defining a Television Landmark," in which I'm interviewed.   To commemorate this release, I've prepared a special episode of this podcast with my reviews of the final nine episodes of the series, recorded minutes after each episode ended, along with three additional pieces with my thoughts in the days after the finale.   These originally appeared on another one of my podcasts, Levinson News Clips, which has been unavailable for the past few years.   Enjoy.


See also my written reviews of the final nine episodes of The SopranosFirst of NineSecond of NineThird of NineFourth of NineFifth of NineSixth of NineSeventh of NineEighth of NineNinth of Nine: The Anti-Ending Ending

And subsequent thoughts on the ending:  The Sopranos, or the Tiger? ... The Sopranos End and the Closure Junkies ... The Sopranos and Hamlet

See also The Sopranos as a Nuts-and-Bolts Triumph of Non-Network TV my 2002 article

And my 90-minute interview with Dominic Chianese 

And see: The Essential Sopranos Reader  (University of Kentucky Press) ... papers and essays from the May 2008 Sopranos Symposium at Fordham University



I was in some good company in Defining a Television Landmark