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The memories are worth the edits
on January 17, 2010
Several years ago I tried to purchase Wiseguy on DVD but was sorely disappointed to find that it was sold in "arcs" for an outrageous price. This was one of THE shows of the 80's. I wanted it so I waited till a reasonable price was listed. Finally, I got it. Yes, the music is edited and yes, this version does not have any frills. Even the sound is mono but I just sat and watched, after over 20 years of only living with the memory, Vincent Terronova and Sonny Steelgrave once again. I would have gladly paid more for this treasure. If you remember sitting in your living room with tears brimming your eyes as Vinnie and Sonny "discussed" their situation locked in that old theatre then no matter what all the complaints about Knights in White Satin, you, like me, will still get a lump in the throat as the 10 episodes unfold once again on your tv screen. In fact, I suggest you watch this version on an old set, like the first time...kick back and enjoy Ray Sharkey in his very memorable role.
Life is not perfect, but it has its moments and this inexpensive version of Wiseguy is one of those moments. I have no complaints...
Thank you for bringing this most memorable series back into my life, even at the cost of a song or two.
Now excuse me as I go dry my tears and mourn for Sonny before starting the Profitt arc.