Who can argue with a show that features an outstanding cast, exceptional writing and some of the most brilliantly dark and comic storylines ever to appear on television? Incredibly inventive and innovative in its day, The Sopranos has aged wonderfully and demands multiple repeatings. In fact, i's perfect for today's culture of binge-watching. But before you rush off to re-watch it, here are a few facts about the show that you may never have heard before. Sure, Tony Soprano may have said that the Internet makes him nervous, but that doesn't stop it from being a great place to find out exclusive information about this excellent show! Do you know which actor starred in the series twice in completely roles? Or who had to wear body armour to make them look more physically imposing? Perhaps you already know who was the first choice to play Tony Soprano, but you may have never heard about how the show was received by real-life gangsters and Italian-American citizens. Even with these facts, it's best to heed Tony's advice. "Believe none of what you hear, and all of what you see."
15. The Show Started As A Movie Pitch
David Chase initially wanted his creation to be a film, and the original scripts that he wrote were for a feature length production about a mobster that went to visit a psychiatrist. These themes were eventually carried over into the show, of course, mainly because Chase's manager believed that the characters were so well-written that they deserved the extensive time that they would be granted in a television serial. Although The Sopranos would surely have a been a great film, it's certainly worth being thankful to Chase's manager for granting Tony Soprano and his family the screen-time and dedication that they deserved.