The Sopranos television show is an American television drama series created, written and produced by David Chase. The Sopranos television series premiered on HBO in the United States on January 10, 1999 and ended its original run of six seasons and 86 episodes on June 10, 2007. The Sopranos television show has also been broadcast on the A&E network in the United States and internationally.
The HBO show was set in New Jersey, where it also was produced. The Sopranos Television series revolves around mobster Tony Soprano (James Gandolfini) and the difficulties he faces while trying to balance the often conflicting requirements of his home life and the criminal mob organization he heads. Tony Soprano was challenged to balance his dysfunctional suburban home life while running a criminal organization.
The Sopranos TV show was a major commercial and critical success. It it recognized (as of this writing) to be the most financially successful cable series in the history of television. In addition, it is acknowledged as one of the greatest television series of all time and a regarded as a seminal work of fiction. It was one of the most critically acclaimed series of the 1990’s and is arguably the best TV show of all time. Arguments can be made that the show drew audiences that were compared to those aired on major TV networks, despite being broadcast on HBO, a paid premium channel network. It was praised for dealing with difficult and controversial subjects including crime, gender, mental illness and other touchy subjects.
The Sopranos television series is noted for its high level of quality in every aspect of production and is particularly recognized for its writing and the performances of its lead actors. The Sopranos television show is credited with bringing a greater level of artistry to the television medium and paving the way for many successful drama series that followed. The Sopranos also won numerous awards, including twenty-one Emmys and five Golden Globes.
The Sopranos Television Show Season Episodes on DVD
Following are the season episodes for all six seasons. Most include additional footage, deleted scenes, interviews, and episode guides.
The Sopranos Complete Series on DVD:
- Season 1 consists of 13 episodes. It originally aired on January 10, 1999 and ended on April 4, 1999. This DVD includes a long interview with series creator David Chase, conducted by film historian and director Peter Bogdanovich. It also includes two featurettes titled “Family Life” and “Meet Tony Soprano”. Audio commentary is available for the pilot episode.
- Season 2 consists of 13 episodes. It aired on January 16, 2000 and ended on April 9, 2000. This DVD includes “The Real Deal” and “A Sit Down With Tony Soprano” featurettes. In addition, there are audio commentaries available from crew members.
- Season 3 consists of 13 episodes. It aired from March 4, 2001 to May 20, 2001. This DVD includes one featurette “A Day On The Set Of The Sopranos” and audio commentaries.
- Season 4 consists of 13 episodes. It aired from September 15, 2002 to December 8, 2002. The DVD includes previews, recaps, cast and crew biographies and audio commentaries.
- Season 5 consists of 13 episodes. It aired from March 7, 2004 and ened on June 6, 2004. The disc includes audio commentaries by cast and crew.
- Season 6 was divided into two parts. The first part consisted of 12 episodes and aired March 12, 2006 to June 4, 2006. The second part consisted of 9 episodes, including the controversial season and series finale. It ran from April 8, 2007 to June 10, 2007. Includes featurette on “The Music of The Sopranos” where Creator David Chase, cast, and crew discuss the songs from the show.
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