I'll have a bit more to say on this -- because I know it hasn't been beaten to death already -- but I think that this is probably one of the funnier things I've read about the finale to date. That is, if you think you didn't like HBO's version of the finale, just imagine what it would have been like if it were on network TV:
There would be a little animated promo swooshing across the bottom of the screen after every commercial break of every other prime time show on that network for two weeks. A little gun would shoot a little mobster. The blood would spell out SOPRANOS.
They would spin off Janice. Coming in September: WIDOW WITH CHILDREN.
And a lot more. Go check it out yourself.