The Sopranos Sessions



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Matt Zoller Seitz, Alan Sepinwall


On January 10, 1999, a mobster walked into a psychiatrist’s office and changed TV history. By shattering preconceptions about the kinds of stories the medium should tell,The Sopranoslaunched our current age of prestige television, paving the way for such giants asMad Men, The Wire, Breaking Bad, andGame of Thrones. As TV critics for Tony Soprano’s hometown paper, New Jersey’sThe Star-Ledger, Alan Sepinwall and Matt Zoller Seitz were among the first to write about the series before it became a cultural phenomenon. To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the show’s debut, Sepinwall and Seitz have reunited to produceThe Sopranos Sessions, a collection of recaps, conversations, and critical essays covering every episode. Featuring a series of new long-form interviews with series creator David Chase, as well as selections from the authors’ archival writing on the series,The Sopranos Sessionsexplores the show’s artistry, themes, and legacy, examining its portrayal of Italian Americans, its graphic depictions of violence, and its deep connections to other cinematic and television classics.

Additional information

Weight 737 g
Dimensions 16.3 x 23.6 cm
Publisher name ABRAMS
Publication date 8 January 2019
Number of pages 480
Format Hardback
Contributors Foreword by Laura Lippman
Dimensions 16.3 x 23.6 cm
Weight 737 g


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Matt Zoller Seitz is the television critic for New York magazine and the editor in chief of He is the author of Mad Men Carousel and The Wes Anderson Collection. He lives in Brooklyn.

Alan Sepinwall is the chief television critic for Rolling Stone and the author of Breaking Bad 101. His thoughts on television have appeared in the New York Times, Time, and Variety. He lives in New Jersey.

Laura Lippman, a New York Times–bestselling novelist, has won every major mystery-writing prize in the United States. She lives in Baltimore with her husband, David Simon.