The Sopranos (1999–2007)
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I Dream of Jeannie Cusamano 

Tony starts cleaning house, while Artie feels torn between keeping the peace in his household, and getting even with Tony for destroying his restaurant.


John Patterson


David Chase (created by), David Chase




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
Jamie-Lynn Sigler ... Meadow Soprano
Nancy Marchand ... Livia Soprano
John Ventimiglia ... Artie Bucco
Kathrine Narducci ... Charmaine Bucco (as Katherine Narducci)
Frank Pellegrino ... Agent Frank Cubitoso
Al Sapienza ... Mikey Palmice


Tony is interviewed by the FBI who play him a recording from a wiretap in Livia's room at her elder care residence. It confirms that Junior was behind the hit. He plays it cool however, not only refusing to accept the offer of immunity from the Feds but not letting on to Uncle Junior what he knows. Junior does give him the okay to eliminate the rat who's been wearing a wire but Tony starts to get his revenge as well. Tony takes a major step when he decides to tell his crew about seeing a psychiatrist. At home, Carmella has it out with Father Phil, who is flirting with Rosalie Aprile much the same way he does with her. Livia meanwhile - who may or may not be suffering from Alzheimer's - tells Artie Bucco that it was Tony who burned down his restaurant. Written by garykmcd

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Crime | Drama


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Release Date:

4 April 1999 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

I Dream of Jeannie Cusamano See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo | Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


The tune heard during the sit-down at Satriale's in this show's opening scene is "Inside of Me" by Little Steven & The Disciples of Soul. Little Steven is the musical pseudonym of Steven Van Zandt who plays Silvio Dante. See more »


When Arthur is eating and talking to Charmagne, his hands, the silverware, and his wine glass change repeatedly with different camera angles. See more »


[Tony describes a dream he had about Jean Cusamano]
Tony Soprano: I'm doing her doggy-style, and I finish, you know. And her big ass is... look, we don't have time for this shit.
Dr. Jennifer Melfi: It's interesting that you would say a big ass, 'cause Jean is quite slender.
Tony Soprano: We've got bigger things to talk about than Jean Cusamano's ass.
Dr. Jennifer Melfi: Like feelings of worthlessness sparked by your mother's plot to have you killed?
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Season One
3 July 2019 | by zkonedogSee all my reviews

This is probably not an entirely fair review of this first season of "The Sopranos" (seeing as how I only made it through two episodes of it), but these are my quick thoughts:

Usually, "mob shows" would never even get tried by me. It just really isn't my thing. However, I did very much enjoy "Breaking Bad" (which uses some of those same conventions) and kept seeing this show up on every single "best of TV" lists. So, I finally decided to give it a try.

After two episodes, I made the decision not to continue for these reasons:

-In all honesty, it felt a little dated to me. I'm not usually picky about this sort of thing, but I really felt like I was watching an "old show" here. -Instead of "Breaking Bad", which takes part of the mobster show genre and puts in a very human-interest plot and characters, I could tell that "Sopranos" was instead going to revel in being a mob show. Not that it does a disservice to the characters, but it clearly stays within the boundaries of the mob scene.

I know I should give this acclaimed show more time, but in the two episodes I watched I found no spark to continue onward.

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