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by Maurice Yacowar

Download The Sopranos on the Couch: Analyzing Television's Greatest Series ePub
  • ISBN 0826414109
  • ISBN13 978-0826414106
  • Language English
  • Author Maurice Yacowar
  • Publisher Bloomsbury Academic; 4th ed. edition (June 18, 2002)
  • Pages 208
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  • Category Different
  • Subcategory Humanities
  • Size ePub 1611 kb
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  • Rating: 4.7
  • Votes: 937

The Sopranos has proved a pop-culture sensation. It is not only the most controversial series on television, it is also the most provocative, thoughtful, and complex. Its characters and phrases have entered our everyday life, well beyond HBO's many millions of subscribers. The language and themes of The Sopranos have stretched the norms of commercial television. Sales of the video and DVD releases of Season 2, as we now move into Season 4, have likewise broken all records for similar film-and-television series. The Sopranos on the Couch is the first book to provide a compact, lively, and authoritative examination of each episode and season - the themes, inside jokes, and allusions - thereby putting the series into a broader cultural context. If television programming is normally considered a wasteland, then The Sopranos may be thought of as a jungle: richly colored, teeming with life, dark with mystery. The Sopranos on the Couch is a must for all who are already caught up in the excitement, as well as for viewers who are coming to the show for the first time. Yacowar helps us understand exactly why we can't get enough of Tony Soprano and that colorful mafia family that we hate to love and often love to hate!>

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Sopranos on the Couch does a good job of analyzing and finding the themes of every episode, which is well-suited for that particular television series. I would have liked, in addition to this, a section where we could analyzed each component, such as characters, outside of the constraints of plot, instead summarizing and analyzing that particular part, especially through the lens of psychology. In fairness, the author does this if it pertains to the episode in question. But it is not analyzed through psychology. I would have liked to come away from reading this book having learned more about psychology, not just about the Soprano series.

The Sopranos has proved a pop-culture sensation. We are reading this book episode by episode and then watching the episode. So far it seems to be very interesting and easy to understand.

We are reading this book episode by episode and then watching the episode. Couching The Sopranos. com User, August 28, 2007. Was very skeptic of this publication from the title name.

If television programming is normally considered a wasteland, then "The Sopranos" may be thought of as a jungle: richly colored, teeming with life, dark with mystery

If television programming is normally considered a wasteland, then "The Sopranos" may be thought of as a jungle: richly colored, teeming with life, dark with mystery. The Sopranos on the Couch is a must for all who are already caught up in the excitement, as well as for viewers who are coming to the show for the first time. Yacowar helps us understand exactly why we can't If television programming is normally considered a wasteland, then "The Sopranos" may be thought of as a jungle: richly colored, teeming with life, dark with mystery.

The Sopranos has proved a pop-culture sensation Yacowar helps us understand exactly why we can't get enough of Tony Soprano and that colorful mafia family that we hate to love and often love to hate!

The Sopranos has proved a pop-culture sensation. It is not only the most controversial series on television, it is also the most provocative, thoughtful, and complex. Sales of the video and DVD releases of Season 2, as we now move into Season 4, have likewise broken all records for similar film-and-television series. Yacowar helps us understand exactly why we can't get enough of Tony Soprano and that colorful mafia family that we hate to love and often love to hate!

If television programming is normally considered a wasteland, then The Sopranos may be thought of as a jungle: richly colored. Maurice Yacowar is a retired professor of English and Film Studies at the University of Calgary.

If television programming is normally considered a wasteland, then The Sopranos may be thought of as a jungle: richly colored. His earlier books include pioneering studies of Woody Allen, Mel Brooks, and Paul Morrisey. Yacowar lives in Calgary, Alberta.

In an age when much film criticism has become almost unreadable - or at least humorless - Maurice Yacowar proves that a sharp mind and a critical eye can produce engaging, provocative, thought-provoking critical analysis without the dead weight of academic jargon.

Analyzing Television's Greatest Series. Yacowar helps us understand exactly why we can't get enough of Tony Soprano and that colourful mafia family that we hate to love and often love to hate!

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This pop-culture sensation is t only the most controversial series on television, but also the most provocative, thoughtful, and complex. The Sopras on the Couch is the first book to provide a compact, lively, and authoritative examination of each episode and season - the themes, inside jokes, and allusions - thereby putting the series into a broader cultural context.

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Sarin
Great read. In the middle of it now. Very informative. Great for any sopranos fan.
INwhite
better then described
perfect supplement to the series
would recommend this book to other Soprano fans
it is going into my library
Narder
Was very skeptic of this publication from the title name. Once I skimmed over the content inside, I KNEW I wanted it.

Inside you will be exposed to the reasoning for actions of the characters. It offers insight to their motivations and their way of thinking.

Very entertaining for those who want exposure that goes beyond the surface of the action you see in the series.
Jack
You need know only one thing about this "ultimate" guide: it omits the final 7 episodes. Thus, to my mind, it is a fraudulent production by both author and publisher. Aside from that it contains almost nothing of interest about the cast, the production, the writers, the places, the culture or the viewers. It has lots of blather by the self-styled academic expert about the meaning of it all, not to mention a mind-numbing summary in detail of every episode, just in case you never saw the series and hate television..... His "analysis" of the series is about as penetrating and helpful as Dr. Melfi's was of Tony's shirts. A waste of money.
Nikojas
This book is pretty bad. It's written for people with no common sense (ie., quoting a racist Livia and then basically explain that it's racist. No duh.) The episodic play-by-play is a little tedious.

It has some nice insight into gangster and mafia backgrounds, both lore and fact.

I was just expecting something with a bit more depth.
Gardataur
We are reading this book episode by episode and then watching the episode. So far it seems to be very interesting and easy to understand.