It has been more than 20 years since The Sopranos first introduced the world to Tony Soprano (James Gandolfini) and the various characters of his New Jersey crime syndicate, but the show's popularity hasn't waned a bit since that divisive fade-to-black ending that may or may not have signaled the mafioso's demise. While fans will have to continue r...

From Michael Corleone to Tony Soprano, on-screen mobsters are far more violent than virtuous. Yet despite dealings in organised crime — and their ability to justify murder as "business" — these men, and their families, identify as Catholics. Baptisms, confessions and other religious sacraments are strewn throughout The Godfather trilogy and the HBO...

If you check out the credits on The Sopranos, you see most of the names ending in vowels. Creator David Chase (whose family name was originally DeCesare) wasn’t shy about recruiting Italian-American actors to populate the North Jersey universe of his HBO show. But in many cases the similarities between the actors and the characters ended at the...

Long before the realm of entertainment saw ‘Ozark’ and ‘Breaking Bad’, we were introduced to Tony Soprano through David Chase’s ‘The Sopranos’, a long-loved crime drama built around an Italian-American mobster. The series continues to center many discussions even 13 years after its conclusion for one reason that has got imprinted in the history of...

The cast of The Sopranos embodied their characters so much so that it's difficult to imagine anyone else playing them, and yet one of its core characters, Carmela Soprano was almost played by a different actress from the show. For her role as Carmela, Edie Falco garnered two Golden Globes, three Screen Actors Guild Awards, three Primetime Emmys, an...

It can be difficult to watch The Sopranos on an empty stomach. Whether you’re watching Tony Soprano (James Gandolfini) in his office, walking into his kitchen at home, or joining the family at Sunday dinner, he’s never far from a plate of food. Tony’s not alone, of course. When Carmela Soprano (Edie Falco) meets up with friends for lunch, they u...

Sopranos star Michael Imperioli has revealed the cast’s tradition every time someone got ‘whacked’ on the hit tv series. The HBO gangster drama ran between 1999 and 2007, gaining a massive cult following through its portrayal of the life of Tony Soprano, a New Jersey-based Italian-American mobster, and his family. Michael Imperioli, who won an Emmy...

As evidence that there is still fertile terrain to explore in the HBO series The Sopranos more than two decades after the show’s premiere, Drea De Matteo teams with pal Chris Kushner on Made Women. The weekly podcast is the second one involving regulars from that David Chase-created drama, as Michael Imperioli and Steve Schirripa are also re-watchi...

As a film curator, people always ask what films or TV shows they should be watching. I have a top ten memorised, which always features all six series of The Sopranos. From the opening with a mob boss walking into a therapist’s office through all 86 episodes, The Sopranos captured life – family, relationships, marriage, race, religion, food, money,...

“The Sopranos” have gotten rebooted — sort of — for the pandemic. Creator David Chase dusted off his keyboard to write lines envisioning how the Italian mobsters — and the people who love them — will deal with the coronavirus crisis. Original cast members Michael Imperioli and Steve Schirripa unveiled the scene on their recently launched “Talking S...