The Sopranos Sessions

Matt Zoller Seitz, Alan Sepinwall, Laura Lippman


On January 10, 1999, a mobster walked into a psychiatrist’s office and changed TV history. By shattering preconceptions about the kinds of stories the medium should tell, The Sopranos launched our current age of prestige television, paving the way for such giants as Mad Men, The Wire, Breaking Bad, and Game of Thrones. As TV critics for Tony Soprano’s hometown paper, New Jersey’s The Star-Ledger, Alan Sepinwall and Matt Zoller Seitz were among the first to write about the series before it became a cultural phenomenon.

To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the show’s debut, Sepinwall and Seitz have reunited to produce The Sopranos Sessions, a collection of recaps, conversations, and critical essays covering every episode. Featuring a series of new long-form interviews with series creator David Chase, as well as selections from the authors’ archival writing on the series, The Sopranos Sessions explores the show’s artistry, themes, and legacy, examining its portrayal of Italian Americans, its graphic depictions of violence, and its deep connections to other cinematic and television classics.

Creator Bio

Matt Zoller Seitz is the television critic for New York magazine and the editor in chief of RogerEbert.com. He is the author of Mad Men Carousel and The Wes Anderson Collection. He lives in Brooklyn.

Alan Sepinwall is currently the television critic for Uproxx.com. Prior to Uproxx and HitFix, Sepinwall spent fourteen years as a columnist for the Star-Ledger of Newark, New Jersey. His thoughts on television have appeared in the New York Times, Time, and Variety. He lives in New Jersey.

Laura Lippman, a New York Times bestselling novelist, has won every major mystery-writing prize in the United States and has been named of the “essential” female crime writers of the last one hundred years. She lives in Baltimore with her husband, David Simon.

Praise:

“The book includes highly detailed recaps of each episode; several interviews the two authors conducted with the series creator, David Chase; a debate about the much-discussed final moment of the final episode; and writings by Seitz and Sepinwall that were published in The Star-Ledger, the New Jersey newspaper, when “The Sopranos” originally aired.” The New York Times

“To celebrate the show’s 20th anniversary, TV critics Alan Sepinwall and Matt Zoller Seitz take a deep dive, breaking down every episode and talking with tight-lipped creator David Chase” Rolling Stone

“The two veteran critics offer in-depth, episode-by episode analysis of one of the greatest TV series ever” Entertainment Weekly

Price £21.99
Format Hardback
Publication Date 18 January 2019
Pages 480
Height 229mm
Width 152mm
Rights Europe, Africa, Middle East, Asia, Central & South America, Caribbean
ISBN-13 9781419734946