Bada bing! What drama. 'The most important work of American_x000D_popular culture in fifty years' is how the New York Times_x000D_describes The Sopranos. Critically-acclaimed, award-winning, and the most_x000D_watched show on HBO, the mobster drama swirls around the middle-aged_x000D_Mafioso, Tony Soprano (James Gandolfini). Having to negotiate two families,_x000D_both at home and at work, is it any wonder he is suffering an epic midlife_x000D_crisis involving Prozac and visits to a therapist? The series quickly became_x000D_compulsory watching when it first screened back in 1999 and has since gone_x000D_on to become an international hit and subject of intense discussion._x000D_Coinciding with the sixth and penultimate series, Reading The Sopranos_x000D_offers a timely response to one of the most talked about shows on television._x000D_This book explores how The Sopranos has rewritten the rules of television_x000D_drama and changed attitudes about television itself. Contributors present_x000D_fresh perspectives on psychotherapy and dreams; racism and the Italian-_x000D_American community; Carmela and post-feminism; The Sopranos as an HBO_x000D_brand; racism; the full cast of 'gangsters Italianate' that people Sopranos'_x000D_New Jersey and much more._x000D_Reading The Sopranos also features a timeline, character list and_x000D_complete episode guide, as well as editor David Lavery's up to date_x000D_'Intertextual Moments and Allusions on The Sopranos'.
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