The Sopranos creator concerned about modern TV in a world of ‘multitasking’

The creator of HBO’s The Sopranos television series lamented that the current state of modern television is “getting worse.”

David Chase, the creator of The Sopranos, suggested that the 25th anniversary of the series this year ought to be considered “a funeral” for the state of television.

“We are more into multitasking,” Chase said in an interview with the Times. “We seem to be confused and audiences can’t keep their minds on things, so we can’t make anything that makes too much sense, takes our attention, and requires an audience to focus. And as for streaming executives? It is getting worse. We’re going back to where we were.”

In this March 3, 2006 file photo, David Chase, creator and producer of the hit HBO series The Sopranos, poses on a set in the Queens borough of New York. (AP Photo/Diane Bondareff, File)

Chase also explained how he had
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