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James Gandolfini, as Tony Soprano, standing in a cemetery surrounded by his Sopranos cast stars in a still image from an episode of the HBO show The Sopranos

The Sopranos

If you're a fan of dark, cinematic TV dramas like Breaking Bad, True Detective, and The Walking Dead, you've got The Sopranos to thank. From 1999 to 2007, Tony Soprano was among the first of a new generation of flawed yet relatable anti-heroes, setting a new standard for the small screen that many have emulated but few have matched.

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