'The Sopranos' at 20: How David Chase's mob series revolutionized television

Jan 11, 2019 369

BY: Ethan Alter

Twenty years ago, The Sopranos made the airwaves safe for antiheroes and auteurist television, and also paved the way for our current #PeakTV era. If you’re a fan of The ShieldBattlestar Galactica, Breaking Bad or Game of Thrones, you owe the show’s creator, David Chase, a debt of gratitude.

But we’ve been living in a post-Sopranos world for so long, it’s sometimes difficult to remember what TV looked like before New Jersey’s most famous fictional mob family — Tony, Carmela, Meadow and A.J., played respectively by James Gandolfini, Edie Falco, Jamie-Lynn Sigler and Robert Iler — entered our lives on Jan. 10, 1999. To show how The Sopranos changed television as we know it, let’s turn the dial back to a period when TV sets had dials.

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SOURCE: https://ca.news.yahoo.com/

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