2019 marked the 20th anniversary since The Sopranos first aired on HBO. To mark the occasion and scratch the itch that I've had for a while, I managed to convince my better half (who hasn't watch a single episode before) to rewatch all 86 episodes. To me, The Sopranos is still the greatest TV series that's ever aired and James Gandolfini made Tony the greatest anti-hero to ever grace our screens. I read this quote about the series, which I think perfectly summarises why; "The Sopranos is like reading a Great American Novel. It's about understanding the psyche, so the conversations are more like looking at a Rorschach blot: like, what did you see?"
The music choices were a key part of its impact. In tribute to the series and not to write yet another favourite episodes post (we all know it's probably the Pine Barrens), here are the key moments that still delivered the same emotional impact all these years later.
Season 6, Episode 2: Join The Club
Moby - When It's Cold I'd Like To Die
Season 2, Episode 12: The Knight In White Satin Armor
Eurythmics - I Save The World Today
Season 2, Episode 4: Commendatori
Andrea Bocelli - Con te Partiro
Season 6, Episode 21: Made In America
Journey - Don't Stop Believin'
Season 3, Episode 1: Mr. Ruggerio’s Neighborhood
Henry Mancini - Peter Gunn / The Police - Every Breath You Take