When the Sopranos first aired I did not have HBO and my kids were young so I did not watch the show on a regular basis. The content and language is just not something young kids should see. The show first aired from 1999 to 2007. I watched most of the episodes later on when they were reruns. This past summer I started to watch the episodes from start to finish on my fire stick. My daughter Kim started to watch with me too.
This is without a doubt my all time favorite T.V. show. I grew up in Hudson County. All I will say here is that the characters on the T.V. Show were very realistic. No doubt the show was very violent at times but it was also hilarious. Especially, if you grew up in North Jersey. My favorite character was Paulie.
So many scenes in the Sopranos were shot in very familiar places too. The actual Bada Bing Club is on Route 17 in Bergen County. The Wayne Motor Lodge on Route 23 was featured in early episodes. There was also a famous scene at the Patterson Falls. The Tony Soprano's house is in Caldwell. There are even tours of all the Sopranos filming locations in North Jersey. I don't think they ever made it into Sussex County. There were many scenes shot in Essex, Hudson, Bergen and Passiac Counties.
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