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I’ve seen bits and pieces over the years but up until now, I haven’t watched it from beginning to end. I just started season five and I think it’s a very good show. I don’t know if it’s the greatest of all time, but it very good. One thing I do want to ask is, I see a lot of these characters, especially Tony, are extremely popular. My question is why? From what I’ve seen, there’s not one redeeming quality about any character on this show.

Tony’s a violent, cheating psychopath, Chris is a violent drug attic, Paulie just killed an old lady for her money. Even the psychiatrist felt a high dealing with a mobster.

What am I missing? Why were these characters so revered?
 

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I’ve seen bits and pieces over the years but up until now, I haven’t watched it from beginning to end. I just started season five and I think it’s a very good show. I don’t know if it’s the greatest of all time, but it very good. One thing I do want to ask is, I see a lot of these characters, especially Tony, are extremely popular. My question is why? From what I’ve seen, there’s not one redeeming quality about any character on this show.

Tony’s a violent, cheating psychopath, Chris is a violent drug attic, Paulie just killed an old lady for her money. Even the psychiatrist felt a high dealing with a mobster.

What am I missing? Why were these characters so revered?
I think it has a lot to do with the public’s fascination with the mafia and popular mob movies like The Godfather, Goodfellas and maybe even Casino. And there are many others as well.

I think the Sopranos cashed in on that entire genre of movies and turned it into a nice long TV run for themselves.
 

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I didn't want to like the Sopranos when it first aired in 1999 but I grew to love it. The characters were so well written even though they were deeply flawed people.

One of my favorite scenes from one of the later seasons somewhat regarding the flaws of the characters.


If only David Chase had written for Dallas. I was a fan of his work since he wrote for episodes of The Rockford Files in the late-1970's.
 
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