The Subconscious, Kevin Finnerty & Dream Logic In The Sopranos

The Sopranos never shied away from the power of dreams and the subconscious. Often mistaken as "just a mafia show" by those who never gave the series a chance, some of The Sopranos magic came from its willingness to embrace more abstract concepts such as intuition and dream logic, which aren't exactly traits commonly associated …

The Leftovers: An Anniversary Celebration

On October 14 2011, 2% of the world's population---140 million people---disappeared in an event known as the "Sudden Departure". On October 14 2018, 25YL will become the place to debate, discuss, and deliberate the details of The Leftovers, the HBO television series that evolved from this singular, catastrophic event. Throughout the day, the 25YL Site Facebook …

Love, Lies & Murder: The Tragic Figure That Was Christopher Moltisanti

The Sopranos defies genre in many ways. A recent rewatch of the series reminded me how hilarious the series was in addition to how it's truly a study of human behavior. The show's genius may lay in the fact that no detail goes wasted, everything feeds into something else. Events and emotions have consequences, just like …

The Zen Diaries of Garry Shandling: Searching for Truth through Comedy

Whether you know Garry Shandling from his standup comedy, his brilliant masterpiece in deconstruction, It's Garry Shandling's Show, his groundbreaking examination of ego and interpersonal relationships, The Larry Sanders Show, or even if you don't know of Garry Shandling at all, the documentary detailing the life and rise of the comic is essential viewing for the human …