- An essay about the overall greatness of the show, starting off by examining all of the parallel universe possibilities Chase and company avoided (Anthony LaPaglia as Tony? Lorraine Bracco as Carmela instead of Melfi?);
- Matt Seitz making a special return visit to our pages for a column about "Sopranos" as a portrait of selfishness gone awry;
- Three lengthy profiles of behind-the-scenes personnel: the first about the location manager and production designer and how they either find or build the places where Tony and company live and work; the second about the costume designer responsible for deciding which track suit goes to which wiseguy; the third about the stunt coordinator who has to make all those fights look so clumsy and authentic;
- An interactive graphic guide to the show's characters -- not just the regular cast members and notable guest stars, but obscure people like Jack Massarone and Hal Melvoin (and I should note that most of the credit for this one goes to Angela Porter, who designed it, and Andrew Garcia Phillips, who took it from the page to the web);
- And, in case you missed them, my preview of the first two episodes, and episode guides for seasons one, two, three, four, five and six.
Sunday, April 08, 2007
Your guide to all of The Star-Ledger's "Sopranos" content that's been keeping me so occupied the last few weeks: