The Sopranos

The Sopranos ushered in the Golden Age of Television, aka Old White Men Who Are Horrible But Also Cool. Without Tony Soprano, there's no Walter White. But just like any good show, The Sopranos' biggest strength is the cast of lovable goofballs (who happen to be violent sociopaths) that surround the patriarch. Fan favorite Tony Sirico, aka Paulie Walnuts, was a real-life stick-up artist before deciding to pretend to rough people up for a living. We did a deep dive on who's the smartest jamook in Jersey here. And just as the show was populated with certified geniuses, some of the audience needed creator David Chase to spell the ending out for them. Bada bing!

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