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New Jersey mob boss Tony Soprano deals with personal and professional issues in his home and business life that affect his mental state, leading him to seek professional psychiatric counseling.

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Series cast summary:
James Gandolfini ...  Tony Soprano 86 episodes, 1999-2007
Lorraine Bracco ...  Dr. Jennifer Melfi 86 episodes, 1999-2007
Edie Falco ...  Carmela Soprano 86 episodes, 1999-2007
Michael Imperioli ...  Christopher Moltisanti 86 episodes, 1999-2007
Dominic Chianese ...  Junior Soprano 86 episodes, 1999-2007
Steven Van Zandt ...  Silvio Dante 86 episodes, 1999-2007
Tony Sirico ...  Paulie 'Walnuts' Gualtieri 86 episodes, 1999-2007
Robert Iler ...  A.J. Soprano 86 episodes, 1999-2007
Jamie-Lynn Sigler ...  Meadow Soprano 86 episodes, 1999-2007
Aida Turturro ...  Janice Soprano / ... 72 episodes, 2000-2007
Drea de Matteo ...  Adriana La Cerva / ... 61 episodes, 1999-2006
Steve Schirripa ...  Bobby 'Bacala' Baccalieri 53 episodes, 2000-2007
Dan Grimaldi ...  Patsy Parisi / ... 47 episodes, 2000-2007
Joseph R. Gannascoli ...  Vito Spatafore / ... 39 episodes, 1999-2006
John Ventimiglia ...  Artie Bucco 37 episodes, 1999-2007
Sharon Angela ...  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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Tony's not like other fathers. Tony is a mob boss. (season 1) See more »

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Crime | Drama

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USA

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English | Italian | Russian

Release Date:

10 January 1999 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Made in Jersey See more »

Filming Locations:

Newburgh, New York, USA See more »

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Color

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1.78 : 1
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Trivia

Three women contributed to the writing of the series: writer/producer Robin Green wrote or co-wrote 22 of the 86 episodes; Diane Frolov is credited with four, and cast member Toni Kalem wrote one episode and was the story editor on five others. See more »

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None of the characters based or from New York speak with a New York accent. See more »

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Phil Leotardo: There are no scraps in my scrapbook.
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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"
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Quite simply, the greatest television show of all time
18 March 2008 | by galileo3See all my reviews

THE SOPRANOS (1999-2007)

Number 1 - Television Show of all Time

Everyone thought this would be a stupid thing that wouldn't go past a pilot episode. The Sopranos has become a cultural phenomenon and universally agreed as one of the greatest television shows of all time.

James Gandolfini plays the enigmatic New Jersey crime boss, Tony Soprano, accompanied by a stellar cast. Edie Falco is superb as the worrying, loving upper-middle class mother; Tony Sirico is tremendous as a superstitious, greying consiglieri who is often very funny.

While the show has often been criticised for the negative stereotype of Italian-Americans as mafiosi, and to an extent this is undeniable, I can see so many positives from the show. The portrayal of strong family values, friendships, love and compassion; could this be present in a coarse television show about gangsters? Yes. Furthermore, other burning issues are discussed such as terrorism, social inequality and injustice, homosexuality, drugs etc. This is no shallow, dull show about tough guys and violence. It has so much more. Many of the issues we see on the show are very real.

The writing which has been pretty much great has infused so successfully current issues and managed to imbred them within the characters' lives, which makes the whole thing more interesting.

Credit must go to David Chase who has created an excellent television treasure and to James Gandolfini, for envisioning, television's most complex and enigmatic character.

Simply exceptional.

10/10


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