New Jersey mob boss, Tony Soprano, deals with personal and professional issues in his home and business life, which affects his mental state and ends up seeking professional psychiatric counseling.

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 Tony Soprano (86 episodes, 1999-2007)
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 Dr. Jennifer Melfi (86 episodes, 1999-2007)
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 Carmela Soprano (86 episodes, 1999-2007)
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 Christopher Moltisanti (86 episodes, 1999-2007)
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 Junior Soprano (86 episodes, 1999-2007)
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 Silvio Dante (86 episodes, 1999-2007)
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 Paulie 'Walnuts' Gualtieri (86 episodes, 1999-2007)
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 A.J. Soprano (86 episodes, 1999-2007)
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 Meadow Soprano (86 episodes, 1999-2007)
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 Janice Soprano / ... (72 episodes, 2000-2007)
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 Adriana La Cerva / ... (61 episodes, 1999-2006)
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 Bobby 'Bacala' Baccalieri (53 episodes, 2000-2007)
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 Patsy Parisi / ... (47 episodes, 2000-2007)
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 Vito Spatafore / ... (39 episodes, 1999-2006)
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 Artie Bucco (37 episodes, 1999-2007)
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 Rosalie Aprile (37 episodes, 1999-2007)
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An innovative look at the life of fictional Mafia Capo Tony Soprano, this serial is presented largely first person, but additional perspective is conveyed by the intimate conversations Tony has with his psychotherapist. We see Tony at work, at home, and in therapy. Moments of black comedy intersperse this aggressive, adult drama, with adult language, and extreme violence. Written by David Fowler

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There's no getting out. (syndication) See more »

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Lorraine Bracco was originally asked to play the role of Carmela Soprano, but she felt that the part was too similar to her character in Goodfellas (1990). She decided the role of Dr. Melfi would be more challenging. See more »

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The layout of the windows in Dr. Melfi's inner room/office is illogical. That is, in an early episode, we see Tony dodge Silvio in the hallway of Melfi's office building. It appears to be a typical medical plaza building with multiple physician's offices on that hallway (e.g. the dentist Silvio was visiting, the office into which Tony ducked, and Dr. Melfi's office which we also see.) We see Melfi's office here in the middle of the hallway, not on the corner of the building. Therefore, the two sets of windows in Melfi's inner office are illogical. The windows in front of Tony (behind Melfi) make sense, as they are in a straight line from the hallway. However, the windows to Tony's right are not possible, as they would be looking into the office of the neighboring physician's office on the hallway. See more »

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FBI agent: We've had every one of Tony Soprano's phones bugged for four years, but the guy says less than Harpo Marx.
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Referenced in Melissa & Joey: Something Happened (2013) See more »

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Woke Up This Morning
(Opening Credits)
Written by Larry Love, Mountain of Love, Sir Eddie Real and Rev D. Wayne Love
Performed by Alabama 3 (as A3)
Courtesy of Geffen Records, Inc.
Under license from Universal Music Special Markets, Inc.
Contains a sample from "Standing At The Burial Ground"
by Mississippi Fred McDowell
Contains a sample from "Mannish Boy"
Performed by Muddy Waters
Used courtesy of Sony Music
Contains elements from "Tell Me"
Performed by Howlin' Wolf
Under license from Universal Music Special Markets, Inc.
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A Reminder That Not All Modern TV is Poor
11 March 2006 | by (Birmingham, UK) – See all my reviews

The Sopranos is arguably the greatest show in Dramatic Television history.

Its hard to think of another series that boasts so much intelligence, sublime writing or first rate performances.

Across its epic scope it produces fresh and iconic characters and a constant level of high quality. Centering around the life of one Tony Soprano, a man who lives in two families. One is the conventional wife and two kids nuclear family the other a huge New Jersey Mafia group, of which he is the boss of both. Played by James Gandolfini, of True Romance and The Mexican fame, Tony is a fascinating, scary but also likable guy. Full praise must be given to Gandolfini for making a womanising and horrifically aggressive brute a genuinely identifiable and perfect leading man. Contemporay American drama has never had such an arresting and iconic figure as Tony.

The cast of hundreds never boasts a flat performance and such stand out characters like Paulie Walnuts and Ralph Cifaretto will stick in your memory for ever.

The true genius of this tale however, is the creator and writers bravery and revolutionary take on a conventional drama series. Twenty minute long dream sequences, powerful and original use of symbolism and metaphorical imagery and truly shocking scenes of violence. Yet all this style is met by truly touching themes of love, honour and respect for family. The series never becomes cold hearted or gratuitous.

With TV now competitive and often poor The Sopranos stands tall above the rest as America's most original and compelling drama. Forget Family Redifined. This is Television Redifined.


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