The Sopranos

1999 • HBO
3.76K reviews
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Season 1 episodes (13)

1 Pilot
In the series premiere, after suffering a series of mysterious anxiety attacks, New Jersey mob boss Tony Soprano agrees to see a psychiatrist, Dr. Jennifer Melfi.
2 46 Long
With acting boss Jackie Aprile dying of cancer, Tony prepares for a power struggle with Uncle Junior. Christopher and his associate Brendan make trouble for themselves when they jack a truck full of DVD players.
3 Denial, Anger, Acceptance
Uncle Junior's associate Mikey Palmice stirs things up by making Junior think Tony wants to be next in line for boss. Meanwhile, Tony, Paulie and Silvio deal with Hasidic family problems.
4 Meadowlands
Jackie Aprile's health worsens, forcing Tony to make a tough decision. Meanwhile, Anthony Jr. learns the true nature of his father's job in 'waste management.' Also, Tony hires sleazy police lieutenant Vin Makazian to look at Melfi's background.
5 College
During a trip to Maine for Meadow's college interviews, Tony sees a man he believes is a relocated mob snitch. Back at home, Carmela receives comfort from Father Phil.
6 Pax Soprana
At Tony's suggestion, Junior is made acting boss after Jackie dies. In therapy, Tony surprises Dr. Melfi with a surprise admission. Carmela and Irina (Tony's mistress) both suffer as Tony's libido takes a nosedive.
7 Down Neck
After stealing the 'sacramental wine' from the school chapel, Anthony Jr. is suspended. Tony is concerned that his bad influence is responsible for his son's behavior, and has a series of disturbing flashbacks about his own father.
8 The Legend of Tennessee Moltisanti
At a wedding, the 'boys' find out they're going to be indicted, and rush home to get rid of evidence. Upset that he isn't getting enough notoriety, Christopher has an ugly encounter with a bakery clerk.
9 Boca
Uncle Junior enjoys a romantic tryst in Boca with his girlfriend Bobbi, not realizing that she's been gabbing to her beauty-parlor friends about his oral talents. Meanwhile, controversy arises when Meadow's soccer coach quits.
10 A Hit Is a Hit
Christopher and Adrianna cut a deal with a famous gangsta rapper who claims that Hesh took royalties belonging to a cousin who recorded hit songs decades ago. Meanwhile, Tony plays golf with Cusamano and his white-bread friends.
11 Nobody Knows Anything
After Jimmy and Pussy are arrested in an FBI raid, Makazian tells a stunned Tony that Pussy may be wired for the Feds. Tony sends Paulie to find out for sure. Later, Tony learns that Makazian might be trying to frame Pussy.
12 Isabella
Hit men are sent out to whack Tony, who comes out of his depression when he meets Isabella, an Italian exchange student staying next door.
13 I Dream of Jeannie Cusamano
In the Season One finale, Tony is stunned to learn that the attempt on his life may have been ordered by someone close to him. Later, he must deal with the fact that everyone knows he is seeing a shrink. Christopher must take care of Jimmy Altieri.

About this show

James Gandolfini stars in this acclaimed series about a mob boss whose professional and private strains land him in therapy.

Ratings and reviews

3.76K reviews
Joseph McGarry
June 23, 2014
Started so strong and then died. Can't get through season 4. Tony always gets put of bad situations based almost entirely on luck. Problems solve themselves most of the time, and nothing big happens. Eventually the writers just start doing things in the show that are clearly because they have no more ideas. Its sad really.
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Tara (Bunny)
January 7, 2014
You'll love this. Personally, I liked everything but the last couple of seasons. It started getting too convoluted to keep my attention. I ended up hearing about the finale from my dad, and just thought: "typical". No spoilers here, but you might get disappointed by the ending. Overall, this was a great show. Casting was great and Gandolfini was perfect.
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Mike Voisin
March 29, 2016
Mesmerizing yet so hollow, devoid of any hope or connection to anything real or meaningful. Entertaining, most certainly, but always with the realization that true honor is an unknown concept to the greedy.An allegory to the illusion of the worship of false values.
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