This Thursday Jan 10 will mark the twenty year anniversary of The Sopranos premiere - Jan 10 1999. The show "that changed TV", and was credited by many as the start of The Golden Age of TV. Hard to believe it's been that long. I happened to notice that HBO started running a Sopranos marathon a few days ago. One season a day (today is S3 or S4). I decided to record them all, not sure why, as I had no intention of re-watching it. Watched the pilot, and of course was immediately hooked. Watched several episodes last night. I had forgotten how absolutely addicting this show is. I could not pull away. And for the most part, other than a smidgen of technology changes*, it's not dated. Episodes move fast, Tony is a mesmerizing character (damn but Gandolfino was great), and you realize how important Dr. Melfi was to this series. And everyone was so young! It's been long enough that while I remember the broad strokes of the series, I don't remember enough detail to keep spoiling myself as I watch. I watch a lot of TV, but have never re-watched an entire series (AFAIK). Just too much Peak TV. But I'm going to try to find the time for this, it's just too good. Although with the new TV season starting back, it's going to be a challenge. For those of you in the TCF Trivia Challenge, expect this as a topic next time I admin. Spoilers allowed for any episode, but not for other series (there was a thread a few years ago discussing an older series, where several posters made comparisons to other series, inadvertently posting spoilers). * They did have early cell phones (not smartphones), and the Internet/Web was around, so at least it's not like some older series where the total absence of cell phones stands out.