The Sopranos is a crime drama television series that premiered in January 1999. Even decades later, the American television series remains popular. The plot revolves around Tony Soprano (the protagonist, James Gandolfini), a mobster in a criminal organization who struggles to balance his family life with his professional life, as revealed to the audience through his therapy sessions with his psychiatrist. Tony's family, his wife Carmela, mafia colleagues, and his cousin Christopher are among the other characters in the story. Throughout the seasons of the show, the story evolved and kept viewers glued to their screens.