The Cultural Dominance Of The Sopranos

The Show Was The Foundation For HBO To Become A Cultural Force

Six months before viewers were introduced to Tony Soprano, Sex and the City premiered. The show broke ground for women in television and comedy. But, with a female focus and light touch, it didn’t earn the same respect as The Sopranos.

Sarah Jessica Parker and company gave HBO glitz whereas The Sopranos brought a grimy reality to life. The network would become a key player for quality drama, including shows such as The Wire and Game of Thrones.