The Sopranos and Therapy
1/ The Sopranos is one of the thematically richest texts of the late American empire. "Tony I" would make a great Shakespeare play (but that's a different thread)
And one of its best themes is its merciless critique of Late American Therapy Culture
2/ The Sopranos has an amazing concept.
A Mob Boss, someone who's actions and motives are kept secret from even his wife and friends, goes to a therapist, who's job is to interrogate motives.
This is basically the Shakespearean monologue updated for TV.
3/ Except there are two Characters in this "monologue"...
Two people who's actions and motives need to be dissected... and Dr. Melfi certainly doesn't escape innocent and unscathed.
4/ Tony attends therapy...Full review >>