HBO Says “Let’s Go With Gandolfini” Yet Again

Monday, March 21 by

Do “Sopranos” principals have electric collars that prohibit them from leaving scripted cable shows since the series ended a few years back? We’ve got David Chase telling the story of a Jersey boy that wants to rock, Edie Falco as a painkiller-addled nurse, Matthew Weiner running”Mad Men,” and Terence Winter and myriad others on “Boardwalk Empire.” Hell, even Meadow Soprano was forced by HBO to date Turtle in real life (a theory I’m still fleshing out, but still).

Even the mighty Gandolf(ini) can’t escape his alma mater. He has been tapped to play the owner of a Jersey rib joint that (true story) became a diplomatic conduit to our adversary by knocking on the door of the consulate and purportedly saying simply, “I want to be your friend.” Sounds a little desperate to me, but what do I know?

The character ended up making four trips to North Korea in the name of diplomatic relations before retiring back to his calling as rib joint manager. If Paulie Walnuts does not play a grill man at the rib joint….missed opportunity on HBO’s part. (Deadline)

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COMMENTS

  1. March 21, 2011 2:36 pm

    Anonymous

    it’s not tv, it’s a lifetime of paychecks for certain actors


  2. March 21, 2011 2:36 pm

    Anonymous

    it’s not tv, it’s a lifetime of paychecks for certain actors


  3. March 21, 2011 2:36 pm

    Anonymous

    it’s not tv, it’s a lifetime of paychecks for certain actors


  4. March 21, 2011 2:36 pm

    Penn

    hahaha. I mean, I get it, as they seem to all be the best character actors and stars in the medium, but it’s just so funny to see the cable TV universe as this incestuous group of actors. And Law & Order served as the jumping-off point for, conservatively, 100% of them.


  5. March 21, 2011 2:36 pm

    teresa1234

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    Penn

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  13. March 21, 2011 2:36 pm

    Skip_m

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  14. March 21, 2011 2:36 pm

    Greg

    God…the person that writes these updates and short stories, (Penn Collins) needs to use “Spell Check” and learn proper grammar. I just got done reading the “Steve Carell” story and now this one, both are riddled with errors and misspells. It’s overwhelmingly annoying.