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I am a late-comer to the show. I first watched The Sopranos in the summer of 2013, long after the last episode had aired. And in the year that James Gandolfini sadly passed away. When I learned about his death, I loaded the entire 6 seasons onto my i-Pad and took them on our summer holliday. I watched the entire show in about 45 days. At least one episode per day, often 2 or even 3 in a day. Some days I ended being so hooked on it, that I found myself sitting outside with my i-Pad at 3 in the morning, seriously hesitating to start yet another episode.