They're Just Thugs
Jeff Soyer watches The Sopranos on DVD. He is not amused.
Yes, it's a great show to follow. Great acting, plots, etc. But... But, but, but, but, folks, these Mafia dudes, organized crime types, whatever you want to call them, are terrible people. Yeah, you can feel for Tony but in the end, they are nothing but thugs.
I have to agree. It may be good television, but it really goes to a lot of work in order to make the ugly more admirable.
UPDATE: Scott Chaffin weighs in here.