Criminals, too, have families and loved ones like the rest of us. Sopranos is a thriller that revolves around a fictional criminal, Tony Soprano, who resides in United States of America, one of the super powers in the world. Besides showcasing Tony's rise as a mobster, it also portrays his relationship with his family members and how he manages to balance his professional and personal equations. It consists of several seasons. Allen Coulter, John Patterson, Martin Bruestle, Lee Tamahori, Tim Van Patten, Henry J. Bronchtein, are the directors. David Chase, Terence Winter, Frank Renzulli, Todd A. Kessler, Robin Green, Mitchell Burgess, and Michael Imperioli are the writers.
The second installment begins by showcasing that Tony is currently the only person responsible for the activities of the DiMeo, crime family. Tony's friend Pussy, who has disappeared, returns to his friend. Junior Soprano, Tony's uncle, is serving his term in the jail while Livia's health is fragile due to the stroke. Dr. Melfi is on the run and Tony's sister Janice has come back from New Jersey to her brother. Meanwhile, Tony begins to suspect Pussy. He also solves an issue over his junior's construction assets. His lawyers succeed in getting him out of prison.
But he is under house arrest. Tony's suspicions about Pussy prove to be right as he comes to know that Pussy has commenced to work as an informant for the FBI. Since Livia's health is not showing any sign of improvement, Tony and Janice decide to seek an 'Allow Natural Death' order for her. Also, both of them try to reconnect and mend the broken relationship with her. Tony's workload also increases as he starts to strike major deals with his counterparts. Meadow takes admission into a college but soon faces problems as Tony's criminal activities begin to affect his student life.
To add to Tony's woes, Richie, brother of Tony's ex-boss Jackie Aprile, gets away from prison with the help of his lawyers and begins to brew trouble in his life. James Gandolfini plays the principal part of Tony Soprano. Lorraine Bracco, Nancy March and, Dominic Chianese, Aida Turturro, and David Proval essay the characters of Dr. Jennifer Melfi, Junior Soprano, Janice Soprano and Richie Aprile, respectively. This season consisted of thirteen episodes. HBO Channel is the original broadcaster of the show. It premiered on the small screen on January 16, 2000, and ended on April 9, 2000. It enjoyed critical as well as commercial success