'Sopranos' or 'Housewives'? Which will you watch?

9111__sopranos_lHoping to drum up excitement for this Sunday’s double premiere of The Sopranos and Big Love, HBO has made available a 10-minute clip of the first episode of Big Love (at AOL Television). And as for The Sopranos, well, we did our best, but omerta still reigns there, so no preview clips, but there is this addictive Sopranos Sudoku game (posted, aptly, by New Jersey’s Star-Ledger newspaper).

Will it be enough to compete with ABC’s Sunday night one-two punch of Desperate Housewives and Grey’s Anatomy? Probably not. In a way, The Sopranos is about to become the victim of its own success. To wit: Housewives might never have been greenlit without the example of HBO’s Six Feet Under, a show made possible in turn by the popularity of The Sopranos. Still, it’s possible that Sopranos devotees will stick around to watch HBO.

Which will you watch, and which will you record to watch later?

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  • jcoop

    a no-brainer! i will watch the sopranos and record the sopranos to watch again. i’m desperately excited! housewives what?! i couldn’t be less interested.

  • Brian

    This one is a no-brainer. Sopranos wins without much of a fight. Housewives may get recorded, but Tony and Carmella are much – MUCH – more interesting than Susan and Mike.

  • Daniel

    It’s a no-brainer. You watch the Sopranos, and TIVO Desperate Housewives. The Sopranos haven’t been on in almost 2 years. We’ve been craving, and lusting for it. Although Housewives is entertaining it’s still not in the same league, and there are still those bloody advertisments to deal with. Sopranos wins the death match because I can watch with no interruptions…..

  • Mike in Moncton

    I don’t watch either show…but, if forced to make a choice, commercials…or no commercials?

  • Josh

    I don’t have HBO and have never seen ‘Sopranos,’ so by default ‘Desperate’. But if I was a fan of both, I’d go ‘Sopranos’ as the buzz for this season is great and ‘DH’ hasn’t been as great this season. (well, taping one and watching the other actually, while also taping ‘Family Guy’ on another TV/VCR. But I digress). And then I would tape the first episode of ‘Big Love’ to see if I liked it, but watch ‘Grey’s’ live.

  • Paul U.

    not that “Housewives” is high art…but it is definately better that Sopranos. i just can’t watch it. i’mno prude, but it’s just too much cussing and violence for me. maybe there is something wrong with me!

  • John

    F U C K

  • cathy

    let’s see, i actually deleted housewives off my tivo list last night because i realized i wasn’t ever watching it. and i ordered hbo on monday after cancelling it after the last episode of sopranos.

  • Katie

    Sopranos, no contest. I’ve been looking for a reason to dumb the feeble Housewives, and this is it.

  • Robb

    Sunday night is now miserable:
    Simpson’s: Jumped The Shark
    Desperate Housewives: Jumped the Shark
    Soprano’s: Hit-or-Miss. Another season of abandoned plotlines and questionable moments is guaranteed. Hopefully no one “gets the Vito” this year.
    Family Guy is the only good show on Sunday nights. (Ok, maybe Gray’s, but we’ve never watched it.)

  • pn

    Sopranos was just off the air with no original episodes for too long. I am going to have to go with Desperate Housewives and Gray’s Anatomy

  • Evan Parker

    Housewives and Greys. Why? Because HBO will be running Sopranos a dozen times next week. Probably watch Sopranos Sunday night on HBO West.

  • lori

    I’m getting HBO just for Sopranos. What does that say? DH doesn’t even get tivo’ed anymore.

  • nathan

    Sopranos of course! Desperate Housewives is just a mediocre show created to fill the void left by Sex & the City. It has neither the humor or the depth of character that Sex had. easy choice.

  • Buffy

    Neither, thanks.

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