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Ranking the Best Seasons of 'The Sopranos'

Updated August 25, 2020 251 votes 85 voters 2.9k views6 items

All the seasons of The Sopranos have been dramatic, but which seasons really stand out? New Jersey crime boss Tony Soprano's high-pressure job causes him to develop debilitating panic attacks affecting his life at home and at work and requiring him to see a therapist. Some of the most memorable episodes of The Sopranos come from different seasons, so picking the top season isn't easy. Some The Sopranos seasons focus on FBI informants, while other good seasons follow tensions between New York and New Jersey. To determine once and for all what the best seasons of The Sopranos are, let's rank every The Sopranos season from best to worst.

The Sopranos is a crime drama created by David Chase. The Sopranos premiered on HBO on January 10, 1999. After six seasons totaling 86 episodes, the series aired its iconic finale on June 10, 2007.

Vote up your favorite seasons of The Sopranos, and vote down any seasons that you really didn't enjoy, despite how much you loved any individual episodes. Is your favorite season of The Sopranos not as high as it should be? Be sure to vote it up so it rises to the top. It can be difficult to put one The Sopranos season over the other when there are so many good ones, which is why you can vote on however many seasons you like.

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    The Sopranos - Season 2

    The Sopranos - Season 2
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    The second season of The Sopranos premiered on January 16, 2000, and contains 13 episodes. This season finds Richie being released from prison as Tony grows suspicious of one of his closest allies. 

    This season contains several unforgettable episodes including: "Do Not Resuscitate," "The Knight in White Satin Armor," and "Funhouse."

    Memorable moments from Season 2 include:

    • Christopher gets shot.
    • Tony helps Janice take care of a problem.
    • A bout with food poisoning causes Tony to make a revelation.
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    The Sopranos - Season 1

    The Sopranos - Season 1
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    The first season of The Sopranos premiered on January 10, 1999, and contains 13 episodes. This season introduces viewers to Tony Soprano, his family, and his associates in the New Jersey mafia. 

    This season contains several unforgettable episodes including: "The Sopranos," "College," and "Isabella."

    Memorable moments from Season 1 include:

    • Tony takes Meadow on a trip to tour colleges.
    • One of Tony's associates goes missing.
    • Tony learns of a deadly plot against him.
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    The Sopranos - Season 3

    The Sopranos - Season 3
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    The third season of The Sopranos premiered on March 4, 2001, and contains 13 episodes. This season focuses on Ralphie's position in the family and Tony's affair with Gloria.

    This season contains several unforgettable episodes including: "Proshai, Livushka," "Employee of the Month," and "Amour Fou."

    Memorable moments from Season 3 include:

    • Dr. Melfi gets brutally attacked.
    • A Bada Bing dancer dies unexpectedly.
    • Jackie Jr. makes a bold move.
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    The Sopranos - Season 4

    The Sopranos - Season 4
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    The fourth season of The Sopranos premiered on September 15, 2002, and contains 13 episodes. This season finds Tony discovering a love of horseracing while Junior faces trial and Carmella questions her marriage.

    This season contains several unforgettable episodes including: "Pie-O-My," "Whoever Did This," and "The Strong, Silent Type."

    Memorable moments from Season 4 include:

    • Tony questions Ralph about a deadly fire.
    • Christopher gets an intervention.
    • Carmella confronts Tony about his affairs.
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