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Demonic Ascent

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Thanks for posting. I’m on my third or fourth rewatch and really enjoying watching an episode and then reading the write-up. I did the same thing a couple years ago, but with the AV Club. I think this website is better. Some of his insights are brilliant.

One thing I haven’t seen written about much is what went wrong with AJ. Did Carmela coddle him too much? I think Tony said that in one episode. Neither knew how to punish him, they would always cave in and give him what he wanted. But they did the same thing with Meadow and she turned out OK. Would he have benefitted from going to military school, like Tony wanted? Or am I overthinking it and he was just an a-hole?
I just assumed he suffered from hereditary mental illness like his dad and his dad's family. Wouldn't have mattered what they did, it was his nature - it wasn't Meadows nature hence she turned out fine even though they nurtured her the same way.
 

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No doubt I'll get shot down for this but I often get up and go for a drink or the toilet during the Dr Melfi scenes.
 

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Yeah sorry the whole situation with her requires too much suspension of disbelief.
 
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The central premise was Tony's relationship with his mother. Chase (the creator) based it on his own experiences with his mother and therapy and used those scenes to examine their relationship more deeply.
 

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Currently doing my 6th rewatch, GOAT TV show. Everytime I watch, I pick up on more stuff, not many TV shows offer that on repeat viewing
It really is great. As others have already said, Paulie was the best. Give me that episode with poison ivy any time

I always thought it was weird Tony comes home and just eats cold cuts from the fridge, now 20+ years later I do the same thing.....

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It really is great. As others have already said, Paulie was the best. Give me that episode with poison ivy any time

I always thought it was weird Tony comes home and just eats cold cuts from the fridge, now 20+ years later I do the same thing.....

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