The Sopranos: Season 2 (2000)


Season 2
The Sopranos

Critics Consensus

The Sopranos' strong cast and solid writing add depth to the show's occasionally unlikable characters and their repellent deeds, making for thought-provoking, consistently compelling viewing.



Critic Ratings: 14


Audience Score

User Ratings: 384
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Air date: Jan 16, 2000
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Series two of The Sopranos starts with Richie Aprile being released from prison, soon to be revealed as uncontrollable. A witness going to the FBI and identifiying Tony regarding an assassination, after which Tony attempts to reveal who the informant is. Murder and betrayl once again in this crime drama series.


James Gandolfini
as Anthony Soprano
Lorraine Bracco
as Dr. Jennifer Melfi
Edie Falco
as Carmela Soprano
Michael Imperioli
as Christopher Moltisanti
Nancy Marchand
as Livia Soprano
Jamie-Lynn Sigler
as Meadow Soprano
Dominic Chianese
as Corrado `Uncle Junior' Soprano
Robert Iler
as Anthony Soprano Jr.
Steven Van Zandt
as Silvio Dante
Tony Sirico
as Paulie `Walnuts' Gualtieri
Vincent Pastore
as Salvatore `Big Pussy' Bonpensiero
Drea de Matteo
as Adriana La Cerva
Aida Turturro
as Janice Soprano
Steve Schirripa
as Bobby `Bacala' Baccalieri
Vincent Curatola
as Johnny `Johnny Sack' Sacramoni
David Proval
as Richie Aprile
Lillo Brancato
as Matt Bevilaqua
Chris Tardio
as Sean Gismonte
Peter Bogdanovich
as Dr. Elliot Kupferberg
Louis Lombardi
as Skip Lipari
Jerry Adler
as Herman `Hesh' Rabkin
Robert Patrick
as David Scatino
Marisa Redanty
as Mrs. Scatino
Lillo Brancato Jr.
as Matt Bevilaqua
Nicole Burdette
as Barbara Giglione
David Margulies
as Neil Mink
John Fiore
as Gigi Cestone
Sharon Angela
as Rosalie Aprile
Joe Penny
as Vic Musto
Bill Cobbs
as Reverend James Sr.
Barbara Andres
as Aunt Quintina
Maureen Van Zandt
as Gabriella Dante
Saundra Santiago
as Jeanne Cusamano
Sofia Milos
as Annalisa
Matthew Sussman
as Dr. Schreck
Kathrine Narducci
as Charmaine Bucco
Gregory Alan Williams
as Reverend James Jr.
Paul Herman
as Beansie Gaeta
Vittorio Duse
as Zi Vittorio
Joseph R. Gannascoli
as Vito Spatafore
Richard Portnow
as Attorney Melvoin
Michele DeCesare
as Hunter Scangarelo
Toni Kalem
as Angie Bonpensiero
Dan Grimaldi
as Philly Parisi
John Hensley
as Eric Scatino
Donna Smythe
as Gia Gaeta
Mike Memphis
as Jimmy Bones
George Loros
as Raymond Curto
Robert Desiderio
as Jack Massarone
Sam Gray
as Judge Greenspan
Joe Pacheo
as Policeman
Ciro Maggio
as Raffaelle
Craig Wojcik
as Pizza Kid
Gano Grills
as Antonio
Elizabeth Flax
as Therapist
Ed Crasnick
as Comedian
Ed Vassallo
as Tom Giglione
Linda Mann
as Joint Copper
Sasha Nesterov
as Russian man
Alida Tarallo
as Prostitute
Nancy Cassaro
as Joanne Moltisanti
Nancy Ellen Cassaro
as Joanne Moltisanti
Getchie Argetsinger
as Yoga Instructor
Elena Antonenko
as Russian woman
Danton Stone
as Mr. Sontag
Scott Lucy
as Acting student
Scottie Epstein
as Quickie G
Melissa Weil
as Mrs. Sontag
Antonette Schwartzberg
as Beansie's mother
Deirdre Sullivan
as Hospital patient
Tony Kalem
as Angie Bonpensiero
Seth Barrish
as Dr. Freed
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Critic Reviews for The Sopranos Season 2

All Critics (14) | Top Critics (12)

Most of all, The Sopranos remains a showcase for ferociously distinctive writing, inventive direction and brilliant portrayals of surprisingly, even disturbingly, sympathetic multilayered characters.

Jan 30, 2018 | Rating: 4/4 | Full Review…

The Sopranos is a show for viewers who want an alternative to TV dramas that too often ask us to accept oversimplification and feel-good-ism.

Jul 8, 2014 | Full Review…

The Sopranos remains a showcase for ferociously distinctive writing, inventive direction and brilliant portrayals of surprisingly, even disturbingly, sympathetic multilayered characters by a perfectly cast group of actors who hold back nothing.

Jul 8, 2014 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

It isn't clear why the series generates such effusive praise. The greatest TV show? No way. Tony's too despicable.

Jul 8, 2014 | Full Review…

The second season of The Sopranos begins on a less frothy, slightly more bitter note than the first, but the terrific midlife-crisis mob show continues to generate a buzz.

Jul 8, 2014 | Full Review…

Plenty of sex, violence, domestic melodrama and comic irony; a portrait of a suburban landscape that does for northern New Jersey what film noir did for Los Angeles.

Apr 19, 2018 | Full Review…

Bottom Line: Still TV's top "family" drama

Jul 8, 2014 | Full Review…

As The Sopranos heads into season No. 2, writing remains crisp, photography is sharp and interesting, new characters lend intriguing plot twists and James Gandolfini continues to expertly play the most compelling character on series television.

Aug 18, 2014 | Full Review…
Top Critic

I was pleased to see that the first two episodes were better than I had remembered.

Jul 15, 2014 | Rating: A | Full Review…

It keeps pulling you back in - back in on yourself, appealing to your basest instincts, to your fundamental urge to hear a bloody story well told.

Jul 8, 2014 | Rating: A | Full Review…

To reveal too many of this year's changes would be to spoil the obvious delight Chase and his fellow writers took in devising them.

Jul 8, 2014 | Full Review…

Even this early The Sopranos has displayed the depth that is its most stunning quality.

Jul 8, 2014 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Sopranos: Season 2

  • Sep 09, 2015
    Season 2 continued the good streak season 1 has set up and continued to be more thought provoking.
    Sylvester K Super Reviewer
  • May 09, 2015
    Though not as solid as the first season, thanks to some aimless plot lines and some repetition, season 2 is still incredible on its writing and for leaving us constantly confused on who we're supposed to root for. We're never sure if we should applaud any of these guys for what they do, but their humanity keeps us engaged right until the end.
    Francisco G Super Reviewer
  • Sep 04, 2019
    Pitch perfect from start to finish.
  • Jan 25, 2019
    Gripping mob drama. Dark with some funny moments. You get very interested in the characters and their lives.
  • Jan 15, 2019
    The best TV show ever. I do not think we will ever see anything like it again. This is my favorite season
  • May 05, 2017
    Sigue la expectacion para saber que pasara con la familia, con el tio Junior, con la posesiva madr,e, con la loca hermana y con todo lo demas.
  • Aug 06, 2016
    The only thing good I can say about The Sopranos is how good James Gandolfini plays Tony. That is all I can say. No more. No less.
  • Jul 06, 2015
    Tony: "I had a dream I f**ked your brains out. Right on that desk, and you loved it". Dr. Melfi: "Well, you threw that at me like a rock". Well it's been quite a while since my last review of The Sopranos, I mean I reviewed the first season back in March and as I'm specking it's July now. So a good four mouths has passed and I finally finished season two of The Sopranos and the reason why it took me this long to finish is very simply and that's me watching or checking out new or old movies and then reviewing them, same thing with TV shows and back in April I went to New Zealand for two weeks and when I got back I kind of forgot about The Sopranos and I haven't even finished the season yet. Until now I watched all the five last episodes and finished the second season and I got to say that this season was pretty fantastic just like the first season. I'm running out of things to say about the amazing James Gandolfini, because once again James made Tony both enjoyable to watch and likable in some way even when he's the anti-hero of the show. Tony as a character dose do bad things and usually with a character like that I would hate them because I normally can't stand people like that, but Tony is something like I can understand him and why he's the way he is, all that is James Gandolfini as I bet he felt the same way and played the character anyway. James was brilliant in this season and when I watch season 3 I bet he's still going to be fantastic as always. What I never brought up in my season one review is the intro for the show and how it really sets up the character of Tony Soprano. It's jazzy, it's sharp and it's remember-able like Tony. Everyone dose a great in this season when it comes to acting and they characters. I didn't really spot or remember anyone doing a bad performance. Now one of the cast member of the show had sadly passed away and that's Nancy Marchand as Tony's mother. Nancy plays Tony's mother and that character can be best describe as Skyler White from Breaking Bad that's how horrible and just the worse piece of sh*t of a character that Tony's mother is and I got to give credit to the actress for making me hate her as a character in the show. This is sadly her final episode and not a great way to go out if I must say as in this episode her character is stuck in the airport as the police there as taken her in for questioning and I'm keeping this spoiler free so if you want to know why then check out the episode, but anywhere she get's on the phone to call Tony to get him to save her but Tony hangs up the phone as he hated her for what she did to him and the very last shot we get from her is calling out to Tony to save her. For problems with the season I haven't really got any to be honest. Overall the second season of The Sopranos was just as great as the first season. The acting, the characters and everything else was excellent.
  • Jun 17, 2015
    Honestly one of the best seasons of a tv show that I've ever seen.
  • Nov 23, 2014
    'The Sopranos' continues to have the best writing, character development and gritty violence in all of television. It's remains even more compelling in its second season as must-see television.

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