One of the objective criteria by which art forms can be compared is withstanding the test of time. It's been just over 28 years since the original Dallas ended, and here were are still discussing it. If a forum equivalent to this about The Sopranos exists 28 years after that show ended, I'll be surprised. That would be in the year 2035. Good luck!And if you act to create art, then it's not necessarily about doing a great or convincing performance.
Because sometimes we don't even know yet how great it really is.
A brilliant performance in a soap is much more like "what you see is what you get".
But "brilliant" isn't good enough anymore, apparently.