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The End of “The Sopranos”

As every writer knows, beginnings are hard.

Endings are perhaps even harder.

So how hard is it to satisfyingly end a series like The Sopranos? If you like the show, you already know what happened; if you don’t like it, you don’t care. But one measure of just how unsatisfying many viewers found the finale can be gained by conducting this Google Blog Search: SOPRANOS FINALE WTF.

Scroll down to the page that contains entries from the minutes after the show aired. If the Smithsonian or anyone else ever wants to create a time capsule to mark the strong, strange hold that this show exerted on the American public, that Google page should be included.