The Sopranos Legacy for TV, New Jersey, and Loose Endings

Tony Sokol Nov 19, 2019

The Sopranos gave rise to the TV antihero and spelled the death of closure.

Martin Scorsese's gangster film The Irishman promises to deliver classic cinema to Netflix while the rest of the movie-going public ride marvelous theme park attractions on the big screen. David Chase is doing post-production on The Many Saints of Newark, a film prequel to the series which changed television. The Sopranos premiered on HBO on Jan. 10, 1999, immediately eclipsing the groundbreaking series Sex and the City which debuted only six months before. The crime family saga blurred the lines between cinematic and televised art. It also transformed the way people see New Jersey, a borough of Manhattan, where the show's most rabid fans gather for SopranosCon, a place where the Dimeo crime family never dies. It doesn't matter whether Tony Soprano, played by the late James Gandolfini, the head of two Jersey families,

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