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Mar 19 2010

Episode 13 “I Dream Of Jeannie Cusamano”

Throughout the years, whenever I would notice David Chase in the writing credits for a Sopranos episode, I knew that I was in for a great episode, and this one is no exception. This episode marks the first time that John Patterson would direct a Sopranos season finale. He would continue to direct each season finale of The Sopranos up until the 5th season (Episode 65 – “All Due Respect”).


Mar 15 2010

Episode 12 “Isabella”

Episode 12 ushers us right into the middle of Mariolina Capuano’s funeral. We aren’t told much about her, besides the fact that she’s the first woman to give Junior Soprano a handjob.


Feb 27 2010

Episode 08 “The Legend of Tennessee Moltisanti”

Welcome to the dream world of Christopher Moltisanti. “The Legend of Tennessee Moltisanti” opens up with Christopher experiencing a nightmare regarding the first man that he whacked, known as Emil Kolar (or as Christopher calls him, “Email Kolar”). The unsanctioned hit took place in the first episode of The Sopranos, at Satriale’s. Satriale’s also appears to be the setting for Christopher’s nightmare. This nightmare sequence was done extremely well, considering it was shot back in 1998. I love the scenery and colors used when Emil Kolar first appears in Christopher’s dream.


Feb 7 2010

Episode 04 “Meadowlands”

Episode 4 of the Sopranos introduces us to the first of several Tony Soprano dream sequences that would show up throughout almost every season of the show. There are many interpretations for Tony’s dreams, especially the latter ones found in the final seasons.


Feb 6 2010

Episode 03 “Denial, Anger, Acceptance”

Episode 3 of the Sopranos starts out with the intro we’ve gotten used to: we see the HBO title and then it goes straight into the theme song, credits and the views of Tony Soprano driving the NJ Turnpike and North Jersey.


Mar 23 2009

Episode 02 “46 Long”

E2 Silvio & TonyThe second episode. Interesting things to note…the show starts out with the show instead of the regular Sopranos theme and credits. The “intro” lasts for a couple of minutes, Silvio says the line “just when I was out, they bring me back in” a couple of times and then the theme and credits roll. It was a formula that really didn’t work for this show. I’m not sure how many episodes they started out like that, but I don’t think it lasts very long.