The Sopranos (1999–2007)
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Denial, Anger, Acceptance 

Tony encourages an unwanted son-in-law to divorce, Carmela learns another secret of Tony's, Meadow experiments with speed to study for the SATs, and Chris and Brendan find out the price of disrespecting Junior.

Director:

Nick Gomez

Writers:

David Chase (created by), Mark Saraceni
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
James Gandolfini ... Tony Soprano
Lorraine Bracco ... Dr. Jennifer Melfi
Edie Falco ... Carmela Soprano
Michael Imperioli ... Christopher Moltisanti
Dominic Chianese ... Junior Soprano
Vincent Pastore ... Salvatore 'Big Pussy' Bonpensiero (credit only)
Steven Van Zandt ... Silvio Dante
Tony Sirico ... Paulie 'Walnuts' Gualtieri
Robert Iler ... A.J. Soprano (credit only)
Jamie-Lynn Sigler ... Meadow Soprano
Nancy Marchand ... Livia Soprano
Michael Rispoli ... Jackie Aprile
Jerry Adler ... Hesh
John Ventimiglia ... Artie Bucco
Kathrine Narducci ... Charmaine Bucco (as Katherine Narducci)
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Storyline

Christopher and Brendan return the truckload of stolen suits but Uncle Junior wants to send a clear message. Jackie Aprile is continuing with his chemotherapy and Tony has a special present for him. Meadow has been working hard at school and tries to get Christopher to supply her with crystal meth to keep her going while she studies for the SATs. A local hotel owner seeks out Tony's help in dealing with his son-in-law who is refusing to give the man's daughter a divorce unless he gets half of the family business. Silvio and Paulie pay him a visit but he's proving to be just a little hard to convince. Carmela hosts a fund-raiser catered by their friends Artie and Charmaine Bucco, who still haven't been able to collect on the insurance from the restaurant fire. Charmaine has something interesting to tell her. Written by garykmcd

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Genres:

Crime | Drama

Certificate:

TV-MA | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 January 1999 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Denial, Anger, Acceptance See more »

Filming Locations:

Kearny, New Jersey, USA See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The art work Tony stares at when with Irina, is a rough copy of David Hockney's "A Bigger Splash". See more »

Goofs

Paulie and Silvio meet with the Chassid, Ariel. He is shown wearing a wedding band on his left hand. However, Chassidic men do not wear rings. Also, Ariel does not have a full beard, but only has a few days' growth. See more »

Quotes

Livia Soprano: So what's really on your mind, Corrado?
Corrado 'Junior' Soprano: This Christopher Moltisanti.
Livia Soprano: Christopher! What about him?
Corrado 'Junior' Soprano: Him and his little, uh, friend. They're slappin' me in the face and they're hiding behind Tony.
Livia Soprano: Well, Tony always loved Christopher like a son. And so do I, Junior. He put up my storm windows for me one year.
Corrado 'Junior' Soprano: [frustrated] Good. But what do I do? I just let him and this Filone kid piss on me in public? And how far do I go before I light a friggin' match under that hot-headed son of yours?
Livia Soprano: Maybe ...
[...]
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Connections

References The Godfather (1972) See more »

Soundtracks

Turn of the Century
(uncredited)
Written by Damon Krukowski and Naomi Yang
Performed by Damon & Naomi
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they chose death..
10 August 2018 | by Arth_JoshiSee all my reviews

The Sopranos

A classic take on the most beloved genre which clearly suggests the crazy love it received from the audience but also left a long lasting impression on critics and awards shows where it took away five justified Golden Globes to its home. The Sopranos is a character driven series about a family that basically runs the whole town, just illegally.

The writing is adaptive, gripping and ground-breaking on terms of its structure that is so eerily easy as it slips away from the audience like some jelly; it is sweet, nutritious and immensely pleasing.

It is rich on technical aspects like its metaphorical cinematography, sharp sound effects and up beating songs along with palpable background score. The series is shot beautifully, each and every color sparks up neatly; especially the visuals that are taken in sunny days are amazing.

The performance by the cast is plausible since the effort is clearly visible but Gandolfini, Bracco, Falco and Imperioli stands alone due to their easiness in their acts. Gandolfini; at the heart of it, oozes power and the aegis nature which is what helps makers keep the audience rooting for the character.

The relationship between Gandolfini and Bracco is the highlight of the series due its fragile tone which is soothing to experience as it lights up the series in a whole new way.

Pragmatic conversations, three dimensional character, gut-wrenching politics, brawny dialogues and brilliant execution are the high points of the feature that makes it one of the best series.

Season 01

The first act is just preparation for the coming events that needs essential triggering and boy do they prepare for it, its brutal unexpected politics and morality conflicts are easily surpassed by its thought-provoking concepts that justifies each bold decisions.

Denial, Anger, Acceptance

Despite of all the bloodshed, the politics of the supporting cast builds up with an even and steady pace and justifies with appropriate reasoning and then hits hard and brutal.


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