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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The character of Hesh, the Jewish gangster (played by Jerry Adler) who is a trusted associate of Tony Soprano, is said to have been based on Morris Levy, the founder of Roulette Records and onetime owner of the famous "Birdland" nightclub in New York City. Levy had a long reputation as being a close associate of several high-ranking New York Mafia figures and had no compunction about using his ties with them to keep recalcitrant and/or ambitious Roulette artists in line or to steal artists from other labels. One story has it that when singer Jackie Wilson, at the time under contract to Roulette, tried to break his contract in order to take a more lucrative one offered him by Brunswick Records, Levy knocked him unconscious; when Wilson regained consciousness, Levy dragged him to the window of his tenth-floor office and hung him out of the window by his heels until he agreed to pay Levy several times more than his contract was worth in order to gain his release (and to also not be dropped ten stories to his death). See more »

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Tony should've promoted Bobby 'Bacala' Baccalieri to management sooner because Tony's uncle, uncle Junior trusted Bobby too. Unlike Christopher, Bobby wasn't a drug addict and alcoholic. Since Bobby is a family member it is highly unlikely he would become an FBI informant. See more »

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Anthony 'Tony' Soprano Sr.: [Repeated line to Dr. Melfi during their therapy sessions ] I got the world by the balls and I can't stop feeling like a miserable prick.
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Referenced in Weeds: Corn Snake (2006) 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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Television. Redefined.
26 August 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

What can you possibly say about a show of this magnitude? "The Sopranos" has literally redefined television as we know it. It has broken all rules, and set new standards for television excellence. Everything is flawless, the writing, directing, and for me, most of all, the acting. Watching this show you'll find yourself realizing that these characters are NOT real. The acting tricks you into thinking there is a real Tony Soprano, or any character. This show is also very versatile. Some people don't watch the show because it's violent, it's not all about the violence, it's about business, family, and many deeper things that all depend on what you, as a fan see. For me, I don't like when people refer to the show, a show about the Mafia. For me, it's a show about family. A family who, through generations, happen to be apart of the mob. Overall this is a masterpiece of a show. This is what television should be. Right here. Complex characters from stunning acting, magnificent story lines from brilliant writing, and what do you get when you mix these ingredients together? A show that defines excellence, and dares to be different.


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