Considered by many as the turning point in cable television programming, the mob based drama The Sopranos is nowhere to be found streaming. The official HBO site HBO Go is the only place to watch The Sopranos. Netflix, Hulu and the other big streaming sites are shut out from the adventures of Tony Soprano and his New Jersey mobsters.
The series features Tony Soprano, played by the late James Gandolfini and his on screen wife Edie Falco who plays Carmella. They’ve got two kids and Tony has a small mob off men who do his bidding from robberies to murders to extortion. The series is unique as it portrays the mobsters as family people who just happen to be criminals. Like most Americans go to work as teachers or office workers, the Soprano clan go about figuring out how to get more money and control through organized crime.
Outstanding performances, scripts, directing and more cemented audiences to this series from day one. It’s part of our lexicon too. It’s ending is one of the most controversial ever and with the passing of its star is now quite poignant. Although tens of millions have seen the series it would be nice for people who don’t subscribe to HBO to get to watch it again. Netflix would have been the first choice but that’s not to be had.
Getting the DVD series is the only other route so people who need their Sopranos fix have to go to Amazon or Ebay or any of the reputable online stores.
Here’s a word of warning. Do NOT go to websites claiming to stream episodes of The Sopranos. These are traps. No one but HBO Go has the authority to stream the Sopranos and if you fall for one of these bogus sites you’ll end up finding your credit cards and personal information compromised.
Seems like the Sopranos aren’t the only ones doing dirty deeds.