Before the American TV new wave, to depict mob life on Television was (oddly enough) an unusual idea. The time when ‘The Sopranos’ premiered on cable network, it gave us an inside perspective of arguably one of the most complex characters in American TV history, Tony Soprano. ‘The Sopranos’ is a story of an italian American mob boss Tony Soprano (played by James Gandolfini), whose conflicting ideologies of family, honor and thirst for control is carefully fleshed out throughout its six season run. A man who could be a loving father/ husband is also murdering his rivals in cold blood. Cleverly blended dark humor with an insight about the Mafia family in New Jersey, ‘The Sopranos’ influence still resonates today with shows like ‘Fargo’ or ‘Breaking Bad’. But with all said and done, Gandolfini’s performance is what made this show.