When we are dealing with a first-class and unrepeatable series like "The Sopranos" which has been masterfully created, choosing a limited number of characters for the best characters It is almost impossible. How can you choose a few characters among all these unique and real characters, each of which alone represents the complex family relationships of the series? Nearly twenty years ago, with the help of a wonderful team of writers and directors led by David Chase, a series was made that was one of the most popular series in the world in the new decade during the quarantine and the Corona epidemic. A clear example of a series or movie that does not lose its value with the passage of time.
- 6 seasons of the Sopranos series from worst to best
We tried our chosen characters to evaluate according to the attractiveness of their storyline and the impact they left on us (even long after the strange ending of the series).
Warning : In this article, the story of the "Sopranos" series is revealed
13. Gloria Trillo
In the third season of the series, Tony (James Gandolfini) meets Gloria Trillo, a woman who He is one of Dr. Melfi's patients and works in a car showroom. Tony, who immediately likes Gloria when he sees her, arranges a romantic relationship with her, and Gloria becomes Tony Soprano's newest lover (or goomar as the Italians say). Gloria only appeared in 7 of the 86 episodes of "The Sopranos", but she is considered one of the most enduring supporting characters of the series due to the powerful and influential performance of Annabella Siora. Gloria was an intelligent, self-confident and independent woman who admired Tony Soprano, but she also had many disturbing features and her unstable mental state made people unbearable at times.
Unfortunately, this mental state and disorder Gloria's personality (which had led to the collapse of many romantic relationships in her life) led to a tragic and bitter end for this character. After Gloria became jealous and tried to interfere in the life of Tony and his wife Carmela and stepped on the rug, Tony decided to cut off his relationship with her completely. Tony, who was afraid that Gloria would reveal his secret relationship to Carmella with her crazy antics, ordered one of his henchmen to threaten Gloria at gunpoint to give up Tony and her life.
In season four, we find out. Gloria, who suffered from severe depression and anxiety after these events, committed suicide. This was a bitter and shocking news for Tony, and he blamed himself for Gloria's death for a long time. In 2001, Siora was nominated for the Emmy Award for best Guest Actress for her role as Gloria, which she really deserved.
12. Arti Bocco
Arti Bocco, together with his wife Charmaine, is best known as the owner and chef of a famous Italian restaurant that It is the hangout of Tony Soprano and his train mates. Artie is a kind and kind-hearted character with funny and attractive ambitions and is one of Tony's close friends. But Aarti also has devastating personality flaws that cause him trouble in many places. Unsatisfied with his position, he repeatedly tries to involve himself in Tony Soprano's dangerous business and fails each time. . In the very first season of "The Sopranos", Tony learns that his uncle Junior plans to organize an arty robbery at the restaurant. In order to protect Artie and his business and prevent the murder from happening in his restaurant, Tony orders that they somehow set Artie's restaurant on fire and stage it as if it was on fire due to technical problems. Tony hides his involvement in this fire from Artie and Artie's restaurant is rebuilt with the insurance money. Artie finally hears the truth from Tony's mother and after this incident, he never forgives his childhood friend.
John Ventimiglia's acting is such that you both like Artie and feel sorry for him. In later chapters, Artie's failed attempt to experience a more carefree life gets him into bad trouble. Artie is a good-hearted character that we like to see succeed, but he constantly hurts himself and makes bad decisions.
In the second season of "The Sopranos", Fiorio Gionta was introduced, a member of the Dimeo crime family. After Tony's trip to Naples, Fiorio returned to America with Tony and soon became an inseparable member of Tony's subordinates.
At the beginning of the work, Fiorio is oblivious to the wonders of America and everything is new and exciting to him. . His seriousness and accuracy in work, as well as his deep loyalty to Tony, make him enter the inner circles of his organization. But in the meantime, something happened It turns out to complicate his life. When Fiorio sees Carmella, he falls in love with her, and Carmella finds the same feelings. Soon a forbidden and dangerous love develops, keeping Carmela and Fiorio in constant fear and hope.
The more time Fiorio spends among the sopranos, the more disillusioned he becomes. He keeps witnessing Tony's betrayal and infidelity towards Carmela, and seeing Tony behaving this way towards such a kind wife, he gets confused and jealous. It goes to the point where Fiorio develops a deep hatred for Tony and even decides to kill Tony by pushing him towards the blades of a lighted helicopter, which fails and soon comes to his senses. After Carmela confesses to Tony that she has romantic feelings for Fiorio, Fiorio flees the country and we never learn his fate.
10. Oh you. J. The Sopranos
One of the most heartwarming and endearing aspects of watching The Sopranos was watching Tony Soprano's children grow up. Season after season we saw that E. J. And Mado Soprano grow older and mature and at every stage they struggle with issues related to their age.
AJ Soprano is a teenage boy like any other teenage boy. He has a funny and strange relationship with his father and always makes Tony the great soprano greedy. However, there is a deep love between this father and son. A love that is never spoken, but shows itself in little things of behavior. For example, in the first season, we have a scene where Tony and A.J are eating ice cream and Tony, who wants to pour cream on their ice creams, his mischievousness blossoms and he puts the cream on A.J.'s nose and face, which leads to the formation of an encouraging scene and He becomes full of love and affection.
From the very beginning, we understand that A.J. has fundamental differences with his father. He does not want to enter the family business at all, and unlike his father, he is very gentle and does not tolerate violence. A.J. is a sensitive and often irresponsible boy who cannot meet his parents' expectations and often provokes Tony Soprano's anger and sadness. A.J. He is the representative of the young generation of America after September 11, a young boy who has not found a place in his society and does not know what future awaits him.
9. Janice Soprano
On the surface, Janice Soprano, who is a hippie by profession and has her own strange lifestyle, is the opposite. It looks like his brother Tony. But in fact, the reason why these two are constantly fighting and can't bear to see each other is because they are too similar to each other. A similarity that none of them are willing to admit.
Janice Soprano causes a lot of problems for Tony with her nerve-wracking behavior and annoying personality. Every man she lays her hands on and falls in love with, brings Tony big problems. from Richie April to Ralphie. However, one of Janice's best moments is when she kills Richie April.
Janice is a non-sticky character and with her actions and words, she gets on Tony Soprano's nerves and makes the audience rebel. But Ida Turturro's performance in her role is undoubtedly one of the best performances in "The Sopranos." Especially when Tony and Janice put aside their differences for a short time and realize that they are both products and victims of a dysfunctional family.
Adriana is a kind-hearted girl who has a bitter fate in "The Sopranos". He, who is Christopher Moltsanti's companion and accomplice, falls in with the FBI agents because of the bad incident and cooperates with them against his will. Adriana is fiercely loyal to Christopher and even though Christopher mistreats her many times, she always stays by his side and reaches out to him in critical moments and does not withhold his emotional support from her.
When from the season In the third series, he cooperates with FBI agents, we see how much he struggles with himself and what heavy pressure he endures. The stress and anxiety caused by this incident affects Adriana's physical health and she is unwell for a long time. Until the last moment, with his usual optimism and imagination, he thinks that he can find a way to escape from all these crises together with Christopher and start a new life. Unaware that a very bad end awaits him.
7. Pauli Galtieri
Pauli Galtieri (played by the late Tony Sirico) is one of the oldest and most loyal members of the Soprano crime family. He was present both during the time of Johnny Boy Soprano (Tony's father) and during Tony's time. He is without a doubt one of the funniest characters in the entire "Sopranos" who single-handedly creates the best comedy moments of the series. But Pauly also has one of the most impressive stories in the last chapters, and the curve of his character's transformation is exemplary.
Contrary to his jokes and jokes, Pauly is a violent and ruthless man, and when he is given a mission, he turns his eye Roy Everything closes. He is very stubborn and single-minded, and you can see this feature in one of the best episodes of the series, the third episode of the eleventh season, where Paulie and Christopher get stuck in a snowy forest and have to spend the night there.
As the series progresses, other aspects of Pauly's personality are revealed and we understand that he is an emotional and superstitious person. When he realizes that his old and kind mother is not really his mother, he becomes angry and nervous. Behind all the violent and ruthless mafia men, a scared and worried boy is hidden who wants nothing but motherly love and affection.
6. Livia Soprano
You can't blame Tony for hating his mother so much. Livia was cruel and hard-hearted, and she played games with those around her, and she got on everyone's nerves with her constant grunts and moans. Livia's influence on Tony and his life was so great and deep that even after his death it shook this powerful mafia boss. We all know that a lot of Tony Soprano's mental problems stemmed from his relationship with his mother.
Livia keeps moaning about being a helpless and miserable widow and putting on a harmless appearance. But when Tony puts him in a nursing home, he becomes so resentful that he plans to assassinate his son with Junior Soprano. Livia is an anti-hero and a villain full of hatred and hatred, and she gets on Tony Soprano's nerves in a way that none of his enemies can. He created it based on his deceased mother.
5. Corrado Soprano aka Junior
Corrado, who is Tony's uncle and better known as Junior, no doubt is one of the most interesting and influential characters in "The Sopranos".
Now that Tony's father has passed away, Junior Soprano is one of the only survivors of the old mafia era who still adheres to the old traditions. Tony's relationship with his uncle faces many ups and downs, and although they both have a deep love for each other, there are always challenges and conflicts between them. In the first season of the series, the power struggle between the two goes to the point where Corrado plans to assassinate and kill his nephew.
Junior may play the role of the negative character and opposite Tony Soprano in most parts of the series, but features because of that we cannot hate him. There is a kind of childlike simplicity in him that makes us forgive all his mistakes and even feel sorry for him. Even though Junior doesn't have any sense of cleverness, intelligence and power, he always takes a pose as if he has everything under his control. Like a child who wants to pretend to be an adult.
Junior's relationship with Bobby Bacallieri is one of the funny and endearing points of the series. Although Junior doesn't treat Bobby properly and doesn't respect him most of the time, mutual interest can be felt between them. When Junior's dementia becomes more severe in the last chapters of "The Sopranos", the love and respect between Junior and Bobby is really touching and pleasant.
4. Carmella Soprano
Honestly, Edie Falco is such a great and amazing actor that even if she is a minor character Give her the not so important, she plays it in such a way that everyone forgets her acting, let alone Carmela Soprano, who is one of the best, deepest and most alive characters in the whole "Sopranos".
Carmela Soprano is a complex and multifaceted woman and It is not simply defined as "the wife of a mafia boss". Throughout her life with Tony Soprano, Carmela is deeply conflicted and does not know how to deal with this situation. On the one hand, he knows very well that Tony Soprano's crime-filled lifestyle is against all his religious beliefs and he has a guilty conscience because of it, and on the other hand, he enjoys the benefits and charms of his luxurious life and is often willing to go against all the odds. Tony, close your eyes.
Carmela's relationship with her husband throughout the series is one of the most affecting aspects of The Sopranos and creates some of the best moments. Carmela, who has coped with Tony's betrayals for years and has not revealed her sorrows and annoyances, finally explodes at one point and we understand that she can no longer bear this life and breaks up with Tony for a while, and even their relationship is two steps away from divorce and separation. pulls. But despite all these tensions and problems, there is a deep and exemplary love between this husband and wife that nothing can replace. Both Tony knows that his life has no meaning without Carmela, and Carmela feels empty without Tony's presence.
Carmela, although she has many mistakes, but she is a kind and intelligent woman who does her best for her family members. keep them together, even if they are in the worst and darkest conditions.
3. Christopher Moltsanti
Christopher is a handsome and ambitious young man with big dreams. Yes, but unfortunately he constantly injures himself and is considered the most self-destructive character of "The Sopranos". Christopher's character is written so well and multi-layered that you fall in love with him from the very first episode and you want to follow his life adventures and know what's going on in his head.
Christopher tries his best to please Tony Soprano. And make him proud. All he thinks and mentions is to reach higher positions in the Soprano crime family business and prove himself to everyone. But many times it breaks down and cannot live up to its own expectations. For every step he takes forward, he takes ten steps back.
We follow Christopher through many twists and turns throughout the series. from his attempts to enter Hollywood and write a crime screenplay to his struggles with heroin addiction and finding his father's killer. In all these colorful stories and events, Michael Imperioli gave an admirable role and gave Christopher a very real and tangible color. When you see Christopher, you subconsciously want him to win over his problems and be able to compensate for his flaws and character weaknesses. Because Christopher himself creates many of these problems and conflicts with his own hands and destroys his body, mind and life.
2. Jennifer Melfi
Jennifer Melfi, the patient and calm psychologist of Tony Soprano, represents and replaces the audience and the audience in the world It's a series.
We spend a lot of time with Dr. Melfi, and that's one of the most fascinating aspects of The Sopranos. Lovers of the movie "Goodfellas" remember that Lorraine Bracco, who played Dr. Melfi, shone in that movie as a supporting role. Dr. Melfi, who is Tony Soprano's psychologist, uses his techniques to pass through the outer layers of Tony's personality and penetrate into the deepest parts of his mind, so that both Tony and the audience get to know parts of this man's personality that he had never seen before.
But Dr. Melfi is not just Tony Soprano's psychologist and he is also facing deep challenges in his personal life. Entering Melfi's life, the series deals with important and ponderable themes such as identity and the duality of people's lives in modern society and brings Dr. Melfi into serious crises as a moral person. He does not know how to feel and react to Tony Soprano, who is a mafia boss and commits all kinds of crimes. On the one hand, all moral and professional teachings tell him to distance himself from this man and take a stand against his actions, but on the other hand, the more he gets to know Tony's character, the more he gets to his human aspects, and in many places he worries about him and has a heart for him. It burns.
In the third season of the series, this duality and moral challenge reaches its peak. When an unknown man rapes Jennifer Melfi and she fails to reach her goal through the law and punish the attacker for his actions, she reaches a heavy and complicated dilemma. Is it right to go to the powerful Tony Soprano for help so that he and his men can interfere with that person, or should he obey the law as always?
1. Tony Soprano
It might seem like cheating to choose the main character of the series as the best character. But there really was no other way. Tony Soprano is not only the best character of the "Sopranos" series, but also one of the best and most attractive and profound characters in the history of television and even entertainment. A form is created that you understand all aspects and dimensions of his personality and it is tangible for you. After watching the series, you think that if you go to New Jersey right now, you can find Tony Soprano, and you don't even think for a moment that this person is a fictional character and an actor is playing his role.
In a series like " "The Sopranos" which continues for many seasons and many episodes, it usually happens that the writers don't have enough ideas for the main character and have to focus on other secondary characters. But David Chase and his team of writers, with the help and support of James Gandolfini, managed to keep Tony Soprano interesting and spectacular for all 86 episodes of the series so that the audience wants to follow him during all the events of the series. Tony Soprano is such a well-written and multi-layered character that they could write about him for several more seasons and still be enjoyable to watch.
Creating an anti-hero like Tony Soprano is not everyone's job, and we are unlikely to repeat it. Tony is a monster who does many violent and dangerous things and makes irreparable mistakes. But despite all that, we can't help but love it, and that's the magic that David and Chase and the writing team and James Gandolfini have managed to do.
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