The 6 Seasons of ‘The Sopranos’, Ranked

‘All due respect, you got no f****in’ idea what it’s like to be #1'

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2 min readMar 8, 2021


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6. Season five

We fuck with Steve Buscemi as much as the next guy, but the blandness of this season is ultimately tied to his character, Tony Soprano’s cousin Tony Blundetto. As much as he seemed like a habitual line-stepper — in the mafia world, that means killing folk he probably shouldn’t — dude seemed more like an embarrassment of a relative than a true threat to Tony’s place in the mob.

5. Season two

This felt like an Italian homicidal acid trip. Focusing on character development rather than plot, it looked so deeply into its own navel it got lost in the lint it found there. (Plus we’re still coming to grips with Big Puss getting popped.)

4. Season three

Introducing Ralphie was like dropping U.S. troops in the Middle East — there was no telling exactly how things would play out, but we knew it’d be explosive. And it damn sure was. We’re among the rare fans of Jackie Jr., a himbo gone bad who showed the world exactly…