The Hollywood television industry has numerous genres under its sleeve. Be it action, drama, science-fictional, or romance – you name it and Hollywood has it. Every genre has its uniqueness and appeals to a certain target audience based on the content these genres provide. However, when it comes to the most popular genre, nothing comes close to the CRIME DRAMA genre. Television series of the crime drama genre are full of edge-of-the-seat thrill, mind-twisting suspense, and over-the-top action sequences.
Among all the creators of Hollywood crime series, David Chase is considered the maestro of the crime drama genre, particularly because of his renowned show – The Sopranos. Scroll down to find why this show is considered among the greatest crime drama shows of all time.
The Sopranos- Synopsis
The Sopranos is the tale of a New Jersey-based mobster Tony Soprano. Hailing originally from Italy, Soprano is a ruthless mobster and the leader of the Italian-American crime ring, known as the SOPRANO FAMILY, who rose to power within a short time. But things begin to go south for Tony Soprano as his ruling style stirred a rebellion within the Soprano Family. Oppositions from his uncle Junior and wife Carmela didn’t help either.
These events made him vulnerable to frequent panic attacks, which led him to frequent appointments with Dr. Jennifer Melfi, a psychiatrist. To save his skin, Tony must now hatch a plan to deal with the internal rebellion and reestablish his rule, all this while dealing with the rising power of the Lupertazzi Family of New York.
The Sopranos- Reviews
Though concluded in 2007, The Sopranos is still considered the greatest and the most innovative show of all time. With near perfect writing, direction, performance, and editing, the series is a massive success among the audience and the critics. Despite being aired on HBO, a premium network cable, that too once a week (every Sunday), the fan following the series has is unmatched.
David Chase’s creation The Sopranos was so iconic that it single-handedly turned the fate of the star cast and made them an overnight sensation. The cast became a household name, and the characters made a permanent place in the hearts of the viewers. The show received immense love from around the world and is known as the GREATEST POP-CULTURE MASTERPIECE TILL DATE, and the highest ratings and positive reviews from both critics and audiences serve as proof.
Why Are Americans Streaming “The Sopranos” Now?
Thanks to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the world changed as we knew it. People around the world were forced to remain in their houses and their daily lives came to a standstill. During these tough times, people needed something to kill time and give them relief from boredom. Thankfully, The Sopranos came to their rescue. The series, which aired its last episode in 2007, was revived for a rewatch during the pandemic, and as expected, the audience went on cloud nine.
People, especially in America, watched the entire series with renewed enthusiasm and excitement, and this gave them temporary, but long-lasting relief from the suffering and negativity of the world outside the walls of their homes. As a result, the rating of the show reached sky high and marked the return of the greatest television series of all time.
David Chase, after the release and success of The Sopranos, came to be regarded as the maestro of crime drama shows in the Hollywood industry. Though the show ended long back, the characters played by the star cast are still alive in the minds of the viewers. In a way, these characters became a part of the legacy of the actors. The show enjoys a rating of 9.2 on IMDb and is loved by one and all. Stay tuned for more reviews.