The Sopranos (1999–2007)
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Watching Too Much Television 

Adriana learns that life is not like TV shows, while Tony discovers that a former girlfriend has moved on, along with Ralphie and others they scam the Department of Housing and Urban Development.

Director:

John Patterson

Writers:

David Chase (created by), Terence Winter (teleplay by) | 5 more credits »
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
James Gandolfini ... Tony Soprano
Lorraine Bracco ... Dr. Jennifer Melfi
Edie Falco ... Carmela Soprano
Michael Imperioli ... Christopher Moltisanti
Dominic Chianese ... Junior Soprano (credit only)
Steven Van Zandt ... Silvio Dante
Tony Sirico ... Paulie 'Walnuts' Gualtieri
Robert Iler ... A.J. Soprano
Jamie-Lynn Sigler ... Meadow Soprano
Drea de Matteo ... Adriana La Cerva
Aida Turturro ... Janice Soprano
Federico Castelluccio ... Furio Giunta
Vincent Curatola ... Johnny 'Sack' Sacramoni
Steve Schirripa ... Bobby 'Bacala' Baccalieri (as Steven R. Schirripa)
Joe Pantoliano ... Ralph Cifaretto
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Storyline

Paulie's out of jail and his friend's throw him a party at the Bada Bing. He's still not very happy about he's been treated both before and after he went to jail and the fact that Tony did little while he was there. He turns to Johnny Sack who lends a sympathetic ear. Adriana, still under pressure from the FBI to provide more information, learns from a TV show that a wife can't be forced to testify against her husband. Christopher's not having anything to do with it, especially after she tells him she may not be able to have kids. He relents but not before Adriana learns that she could be called to testify after all. Carmela's cousin, financial analyst Brian, tells Tony of a way to scam the Department of Housing and Urban Development. Carmela's feelings for Furio may be mutual but he starts to avoid her. Assemblyman Zellman tells Tony he's seeing his old girlfriend Irina. Tony seems to take it okay but he's obviously irritated. It's all too much for him in the end. Written by garykmcd

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Genres:

Crime | Drama

Certificate:

TV-MA | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 October 2002 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Peter Riegert (Assemblyman Zellman) and Matt Servitto (Agent Dwight Harris) also appeared together on episode 1.8, The Good Wife: Unprepared (2009), of The Good Wife (2009), as Judge Harvey Winter & Walt Gifford respectively. See more »

Goofs

The number of bites that the FBI agent has taken out of his hamburger changes between scenes from one to multiple back to one again. See more »

Quotes

Anthony 'Tony' Soprano Sr.: Hey, the language! Do you blow your father with that mouth?
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Connections

Features The A-Team: Till Death Do Us Part (1983) See more »

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Drive
Written and Performed by Nashville Pussy
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see the glasses..
16 October 2018 | by Arth_JoshiSee all my reviews

The Sopranos

A classic take on the most beloved genre which clearly suggests the crazy love it received from the audience but also left a long lasting impression on critics and awards shows where it took away five justified Golden Globes to its home. The Sopranos is a character driven series about a family that basically runs the whole town, just illegally.

The writing is adaptive, gripping and ground-breaking on terms of its structure that is so eerily easy as it slips away from the audience like some jelly; it is sweet, nutritious and immensely pleasing. It is rich on technical aspects like its metaphorical cinematography, sharp sound effects and up beating songs along with palpable background score. The series is shot beautifully, each and every color sparks up neatly; especially the visuals that are taken in sunny days are amazing.

The performance by the cast is plausible since the effort is clearly visible but Gandolfini, Bracco, Falco and Imperioli stands alone due to their easiness in their acts. Gandolfini; at the heart of it, oozes power and the aegis nature which is what helps makers keep the audience rooting for the character.

The relationship between Gandolfini and Bracco is the highlight of the series due its fragile tone which is soothing to experience as it lights up the series in a whole new way. Pragmatic conversations, three dimensional character, gut-wrenching politics, brawny dialogues and brilliant execution are the high points of the feature that makes it one of the best series.

Season 04

This fourth act is more professional and business than personal and yet it is more emotionally competent, if not among the best. But with new additions of characters and expected threat, it has got the right amount of crispiness as much as it is husky.

Watching Too Much Television

Not the guns and bullets, but its tendency to fiddle with contradict emotions and the characters the revolves around it, is how it defines its superiority of conveying a compelling, metaphorical and layered storytelling.


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