The Sopranos : Season 1

  • Network: HBO
  • Series Premiere Date: Jan 10, 1999
Season #: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
Metascore
88

Universal acclaim - based on 20 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 20
  2. Negative: 0 out of 20

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Critic Reviews

  1. Orlando Sentinel
    Reviewed by: Hal Boedeker
    Apr 1, 2013
    50
    The series has some potent black humor and good acting, especially from Nancy Marchand as the mobster's mom and Edie Falco as his wife...But a gangster's midlife crisis is a weak, unpalatable premise for a series. The Sopranos makes an offer you can refuse. [10 Jan 1999, p.F1]
User Score
9.4

Universal acclaim- based on 368 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 34 out of 35
  2. Negative: 0 out of 35
  1. Mar 13, 2015
    9
    Lies, back stabbing, violence, no one goes out quietly, Just another day out at the Sopranos.

    I first started to watch The Sopranos every
    Lies, back stabbing, violence, no one goes out quietly, Just another day out at the Sopranos.

    I first started to watch The Sopranos every since the sad lost of are great James Gandolfini back in 2013 because at the time I only seen a couple of movies with James Gandolfini in, so I said what the heck and watched the first season of The Sopranos and my god this is a great show.

    James Gandolfini as the lead character Tony Soprano was just perfection I mean Gandolfini was so good in this role and at times I didn't really see him playing Tony Soprano, I only sawed Tony Soprano himself. As I said before about me seeing Gandolfini in a couple of movies, but now after seeing him in The Soprano I think he gives his best performance on HBO cable.The rest of the cast did good as well, I mean nobody did a terrible performance in the show.

    The intro to the show as well was pretty good, because when you have a great TV show you got to have a great intro and boy dose the Sopranos have a brilliant intro.

    Now for the problems: These one thing that I can't stand is filler in TV show episodes, and the Sopranos doesn't have the worst fillers but in some episodes felt a bit filler to me.

    Overall Season one of The Sopranos is so far good, I like what I see so far and I can't wait to watch Season Two. Season One was spot on brilliant.
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  2. Sep 13, 2014
    5
    A ok story with a great actor that doesn't seem to fill the role of a godfather, he looks like the guy that would get slapped around in middleA ok story with a great actor that doesn't seem to fill the role of a godfather, he looks like the guy that would get slapped around in middle school and have no luck with the ladies but did a fantastic job at his role.

    The story is quite a bore with nothing going on but drama, there is hardly any action and the lead character is nothing but a QQ drama queen, who cares only of himself which is the opposite of a family. The show doesn't have any good depth on their business model except show up to a store collect money. They have more conflict with each other than they do with anyone else it's a huge disappointment for a gangster film.
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  3. Apr 8, 2014
    10
    (Spoiler Free(Who says is a dangerous business. Danger is one thing Tony Soprano carries in his bag of guilt but as we learn about a troubled,(Spoiler Free(Who says is a dangerous business. Danger is one thing Tony Soprano carries in his bag of guilt but as we learn about a troubled, anger driven, animal loving crime fighting mob boss is that respect comes in all different shapes and sizes. Egos hover down New Jersey 24/7. No warnings are given when something wrong is done or failing to produce an envelope to Captains. Tony's unique balance between his occupation and being a father to a son labelled as Tony's son as opposed to Anthony Junior at school and a daughter taking a route through University is not easy however Tony aims to make it right.. David Chase and his writers produce one hell of a anti-hero. Although its controversial pick on the Italian American stereotype lifestyle its also funny at times with classic one-liners but could turn serious within a second. It deserves all the plaudits it gets and emmys. Buy the Box set of this masterpiece and get ready to see the life of a modern day godfather 10/10 Full Review »