Sopranos, The: The Complete Seasons 1 - 3
Meet Tony Soprano: your average, middle-aged businessman. Tony's got a dutiful wife. A not-so-dutiful daughter. A son named Anthony, Jr. A mother he's trying to coax into a retirement home. A hot headed uncle. A not-too-secret mistress. And a shrink to tell all his secrets, except the one she already knows: Tony's a mob boss.
These days it's getting tougher and tougher to make a killing in the killing business. Just because you're "made" doesn't mean you've got it made.
For Tony Soprano, there's no such thing as business as usual. Balancing the demands of his immediate family - wife Carmela, daughter Meadow and son Anthony, Jr - with the demands of his other family - Paulie Walnuts, Silvio Dante and Big Pussy Bonpensiero - means walking a tightrope no self-respecting mobster should have to walk. With his mother and uncle plotting against him, his older sister Janice wreaking her own special kind of havoc, and the very real threat that one of his closest allies is wired by the F.B.I., Tony needs the support of his psychiatrist Dr. Melfi more than ever.
Some suburban households have two cars. Some have two houses. But Tony Soprano has two families.
This could be why the FBI is going to such lengths to wiretap his home. Why the son of his dear late friend Jackie Aprile is causing him such agitation. Why a Russian housekeeper is searching for her missing leg. Why his son is vandalizing school property and his daughter is getting her heart broken. Why his wife Carmela is both consulting a psychiatrist and confessing to a priest. And it's also why Tony Soprano is still seeing Dr. Melfi for his anxiety attacks.
It isn't easy heading up the mob in New Jersey. But that's what puts dinner on the tale for the two families of Tony Soprano.