David Chase is pleased Twitter wasn’t in full swing when his critically-acclaimed serial The Sopranos was still on the air. Speaking to Huff Post TV he expressed reservations about how the show may have been received on, and influenced by, the popular social networking sites of today:
Everybody seems so pissed off all the time and ready to dump. Sometimes you think, “Why am I bothering with this?” They come ready [with the knives out]. It was starting to happen [with The Sopranos]. Every Monday. But there wasn’t Twitter and there wasn’t Facebook. There was online commentary, which was just starting then. Salon used to have this thing where they critiqued every episode of “The Sopranos” on Monday. I thought, “Jesus Christ.” I had no idea what was coming. My friends who are doing TV, Matt Weiner and people like that, it’s a real problem. You’ve got to live in a bubble. Otherwise, it influences you. It gets into your head like a cockroach.
If you missed it, find out what Chase recently had to say about the controversial ending to The Sopranos.