About Me

I’m not a professional critic or academic, which should be obvious. “Sopranos Autopsy” is my attempt to produce an analysis that is readable, original, easily accessible and—I hope—worthy of the series. (It is not, however, very objective – I’m just too big a fan of the show to be impartial.) Much of the professional scholarship of The Sopranos is, well, too scholarly to be palatable for most fans, while many of the blogs and fan sites out there do not give the show’s artistry its proper due. I’ve tried to split the difference here. The entire site should be finished by the end of 2018.

Follow me on Twitter or Facebook for new posts, site updates and Sopranos-related news. (Following me on WordPress won’t get you anywhere because technically I’m publishing “pages” and not “posts.” Another note: I know most people visit this site on their cell phones, but the site really is optimized for laptop or desktop or tablet viewing – WordPress doesn’t even show all the pics when viewed by phone…) You can contact me at Ron@sopranosautopsy.com with questions or comments.

Thanks for visiting,
Ron

“Writing is 1% inspiration, 99% not getting distracted by the internet.”

 

c august-89

 

30 responses to “About Me

  1. Hi Ron
    What a fantastic site! I am currently rewatching the Sopranos and stumbled upon your site. A question: I believe I saw that you were going to be finishing season 6 last year, but have yet to actually post it. I’m just wondering if it’s still coming or should I not get my hopes up? I certainly hope you do add whatever you have because your deconstruction is something I (and obviously a lot of other readers and fans) seem to truly appreciate and enjoy.
    Thanks again and hope to see the end soon!

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  2. Ron, I’ve seen the sopranos so many times over the years, yet with the addition of your analysis and that of Todd Van Der Werff at the a.v. club i feel like I’ve never seen it more clearly; which is why I am honestly begging you to finish this website. I’m particularly interested to see what you make of the episode ‘Unidentified black males’ and if you see anything of significance in uncle Pats farmhouse in ‘Cold cuts’. please hasten to complete sir!!

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    Ron – just wanted to send a word of encouragement. LOVE your posts. Please keep going!

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  4. hey Ron really enjoyed your write up of Marco Polo; with great observations of the pool party, and Tony and Carmela s brief reunion. You consistently demonstrate deep affection for the characters and their arc whilst observing the subtleties of the plot which Todd Van Der Werff, being a broad t.v. critic, i believe is slightly too merciless to do to the same standard as you. I have been meaning to pick your brain about something though: what do you make of the story line surrounding Harpo, Janice’s son? i have my own theories but it would be interesting to hear your observations.

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  5. Hey Ron.
    Excellent work! Very insightful and well-written, much like The Sopranos itself. Cheers!

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  6. Hi Ron, I really enjoy your website. Do you have plans on doing this type of analysis for any other shows?

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  7. I didn’t watch the show until it went off the air. No cable at the time. But now I’m a zombie watching each season over and over. I love your site so much. You are the BEST. Thank you.

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  8. Looking forward to your final analysis! I really enjoy reviews, thank you for your work.

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  9. Ron thanks very much for creating this website. Your analysis, I have to say, is very intriguing and I find myself reading it at random times of the day without realizing it. It’s fun to see another person who shares a very healthy awareness of the brilliance contained in the show, and you articulate many of the themes and subtle meanings that were intricately woven into the script. Very fun to take part in this and read your entries, and I’m glad I found this before you were done, because it’s the closest thing to waiting to a new Sopranos episode that any of us have had in a while! Thanks very much for your efforts- it obviously takes a lot of thought and analysis, all of us appreciate it!

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  10. Ron, thanks again for thinking up this topic and continuing to expand on the subject!

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  11. I marked my calendar for mid-2018, patiently waiting for your Season 6 (Part II) synopsis. I hope your analysis is coming along well. I’m excited to read your work.

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  12. Dear Ron,

    Thank you so much for this website. I have a Sopranos addiction problem and am going through the canon again for probably the fifth time. Your analysis helps me understand my addiction a bit better. I greedily await your offerings for Part 2 of Season 6.

    A Salud.
    Nancy

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  13. It’s a fantastic resource, a huge undertaking and probably a thankless task, so: thank you.

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  14. I am rewatching The Sopranos for the second time. As I am not watching it with my husband, I have more time to appreciate the overarching themes and the symbolism of, what seemed with the first watching, random minutia. Your insightful essays have greatly enriched my enjoyment and knowledge of the series. However, I am now watching season 6, episode 9, and feel adrift without your guidance. I eagerly await your autopsy reports on season 6B. I know they must take a great deal of time to write and I so appreciate them.

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    • Thanks Tamara. S6 is such a complex season, it’s taking me more time than usual to do these write-ups (but 6.09 should be out in about a week)…

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  15. Hey, I’m enjoying your analysis so far, I just read the one for the College episode in season 1, made me want to watch it again! I’ve also noticed you have some near spoilers in the texts, is it safe if I continue reading? I have to mention I’m only at season 5 so I wouldn’t like to spoil it. Again, great analysis!

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  16. I just wanted to offer my thanks and congratulations to you on a project well-done (well, 95% done, at any rate.) I’ve been a professional writer and editor for about 20 years, and I had been mulling the idea of putting together a deeply researched, thoughtful, blow-by-blow, episode-by-episode recap site for The Sopranos because there’s such a density of text and subtext in the show… discovering this site has made me (happily!) abandon the quest, now that I see the vision so skillfully executed. Have you considered jumping on Kickstarter and raising money for a book version of this material? Sign me up for $25 copy of the book, I’d be pleased to have this sort of an episode guide in my library…

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