Movie Reviews: The Sopranos – Season 1
The first season of The Sopranos aired on HBO from January 10 to April 4, 1999. The first season was released on DVD in region 1 on December 12, 2000, and on Blu-ray on November 24, 2009.
The season introduces DiMeo Crime Family Capo Tony Soprano and his family, as well as his troubled relationship with his mother Livia. Also troubled is his relationship with his Uncle Junior, who becomes locked in a power struggle with Tony after the death of the Crime Family Boss, Jackie Aprile. Tony also begins therapy sessions with Dr. Melfi after his panic attacks become more frequent. Meanwhile, Tony’s daughter Meadow becomes aware of her father’s true profession while preparing to get into college, and Tony’s nephew Christopher attempts to write a screenplay about his crime life and anxiously awaits becoming a made man. Due to Junior’s plotting of an assassination, Tony also gets embroiled in a plot against childhood friend Artie Bucco, a charming but obsequious restaurateur.
Tony Soprano, a capo in the DiMeo Crime Family, begins therapy with Dr. Jennifer Melfi after having anxiety attacks. His mother, Livia, refuses to move to a nursing home. Tony’s Uncle Junior wants to use Tony’s friend’s restaurant as a location for a murder, but Tony prevents this by having the restaurant blown up. Christopher Moltisanti, Tony’s nephew, murders the representative of a Czech mob that was trying to move in on the family waste management company.Tags: The Sopranos, The Sopranos Season 1, The Sopranos TV Series