(The Huffington Post) – HBO will release all six seasons of “The Sopranos” on Blu-ray for the first time next week, but don’t expect David Chase to pop in one of the discs right away. “I think I will get to the point when I want to watch again, but after a while you’ve had enough of it. You lived it,” Chase told HuffPost Entertainment.
Not that fans would agree: “The Sopranos” is still such a cultural landmark that Chase had to issue a clarification after comments he made about the fate of Tony Soprano (James Gandolfini) in an interview with Vox went viral. (To recap: Tony is either alive or dead.) Books have been written about “The Sopranos.” Writers on the show would go on to create or co-create “Mad Men” (Matthew Weiner), “Boardwalk Empire” (Terence Winter), “Damages” (Todd A. Kessler) and “Blue Bloods” (Robin Green and Mitchell Burgess). One of “The Sopranos” directors, Alan Taylor, even made a Thor movie.
To celebrate the Nov. 4 release of “The Sopranos: The Complete Series,” HuffPost Entertainment asked Chase to pick his favorite episode for each of the show’s main characters: Tony Soprano, Carmela Soprano, Meadow Soprano, A.J. Soprano, Livia Soprano, Christopher Moltisanti, Uncle Junior and Dr. Melfi. His answers are below.