Can there ever be an animated version of ‘The Sopranos’? This and more about ‘The Sopranos’ hidden meanings and facts below!
‘The Sopranos‘ is a popular American television drama that was created and written by David Chase. The crime series aired in 1999 on HBO. However, after six seasons, the show ended in 2007. Even today, ‘The Sopranos’ is talked and appreciated by both critics and the audience. The groundbreaking show was set in New Jersey and followed the life of Mafia boss Tony Soprano (James Gandolfini). It featured him going through regular psychiatrist sessions due to panic attacks that were causing him to blackout. The series also focused on his crime life and his dysfunctional relationship with his family. In 2004, ‘The Sopranos’ became the first cable TV series to win an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Drama Series.
- The hidden meaning of ‘The Soprano’s’ ending
- Surprising fact about crime TV series, ‘The Sopranos’
- Could there ever be an animated series on ‘The Sopranos’?
The hidden meaning of ‘The Soprano’s’ ending
If Tony Soprano made it back alive or not we do not know. There is a possibility that Tony got shot in the head in the diner. In the end, the screen went blank, making viewers believe that Tony Sopranos is dead.
The creator of ‘The Sopranos’, David Chase talked about how the ending had a hidden meaning. He talked about Tony flipping through the jukebox. It was almost like the soundtrack of his life because he sees various songs. No matter what song they would have picked, they wanted it to be a song that would have been from Tony’s high school years or his youth. When David Chase wrote it, there were three songs in contention for the last song, and ‘Don’t Stop Believing’ was the one that seemed to work the best. The music was very important to him in terms of the timing and rhythm of the scene. The song dictated parts of the pace. And having certain lyrics of the song, and instrumental flourishes happen in certain places, dictate what the cuts will be. He directed the scene to fit the song.
Chase loved the timing of the lyric when Carmela entered: ‘Just a small-town girl livin’ in a lonely world, she took the midnight train goin’ anywhere’. Then it talks about Tony: ‘Just a city boy’. They had to dim down the music so that people did not hear the line, ‘born and raised in South Detroit’. The music cuts out a little bit there, and they are speaking over it. ‘He took the midnight train goin’ anywhere’. And that to him was everything. He felt that those two characters had taken the midnight train a long time ago. That is their life, and they are looking for something inevitable. Something they could not find. They do not become missionaries in Africa or go to college together or do anything like that. They took the midnight train going anywhere. And the midnight train is the dark train.
Surprising fact about crime TV series, ‘The Sopranos’
In an interview with “Vanity Fair”, executive producer Terence Winter revealed that the show’s reach and the storyline were so incredible that it was watched by real mobsters.
He revealed that once an F.B.I. agent told them how they would get to the F.B.I. office and all the agents would talk about ‘The Sopranos’. Then they would listen to the wiretaps from that weekend, and it would be all mob guys talking about ‘The Sopranos’, having the same conversation about the show, but always from the flip side. They would hear back that real wise guys used to think that they had somebody on the inside. They couldn’t believe how accurate the show was.
Could there ever be an animated series on ‘The Sopranos’
‘The Sopranos’ was mainly about Tony Soprano who you could not call either good or bad. James Gandolfini as Tony was part thuggish and part anxious. He is sinful, but you cannot ignore him. The crime drama created by David Chase is believed to be one of the most well-made TV shows of all time.
Even twenty years after the show’s end, fans recall how incredible the show and Gandolfini’s portrayal of Tony was in the series. In our opinion, an animated series on ‘The Sopranos’ would no way do justice to its realistic and impactful portrayal of crime drama. What do you think? Would you like to watch an animated series based on ‘The Sopranos’?