The Sopranos

Created by David Chase
Starring: James Gandolfini, Lorraine Bracco, Edie Falco, Michael Imperioli, Dominic Chianese, Steven Van Zandt, Tony Sirico, Robert Iler, Jamie-Lynn Sigler, Drea de Matteo, Aida Turturro, Steven R. Schirripa, Nancy Marchand, Vincent Pastore, Joe Pantoliano, Vincent Curatola, Frank Vincent, John Ventimiglia, Federico Castelluccio, Sharon Angela, Kathrine Narducci, Steve Buscemi, David Proval, Joseph R. Gannascoli, Dan Grimaldi.
Run: 1999 – 2007, six seasons, 86 episodes.

Finally, I’ve completed watching this great series from HBO. I’ve been impressed by the plot and the performances by the cast so far, since the beginning of the series.

Perhaps, the most memorable characters for me are Olivia Sopranos, Junior Sopranos, Paulie Gaultieri, Christopher Moltisanti, and Tony himself. Despite its violent nature, the show managed to balance it with a good sense of humour. Nearly every episode contained violence, either commited by Tony or his henchmen or his opponents, either intentionally or not intentionally.

Funny thing is, whenever a character got killed, I couldn’t help but to feel that the person deserved it. Probably because nobody in the ‘family’ is without a sin, and no matter how hard I’ve tried to sympathize with Tony, in the end there would only that feeling of disgust.

And the finale? That was brilliant. I thought something went wrong with the file so that I replayed it near the end credits and still I got the same thing on the screen. Well, David Chase probably wanted us to have an open end, because anything could happen in that evening family dinner.

Overall, the show was great. Once I watch it, I got hooked by its humorous dialogues and plot twists. Although as a mob boss, Tony got himself too lucky to only got really hit once.

Yeah, HBO did it again, it impressed me with Deadwood, Band of Brothers, and Rome, and now this. I got John Adams waiting to be watched, too. For the final score, I’d give it a 10.0.

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