In bringing Tony Soprano to life like no other actor could, Galdolfini paved the way for Dexter Morgan, Walter White, Nancy Botwin, Don Draper, Sawyer, Jimmy McNulty, Rick Grimes, Sarah Linden, and Daenerys Targaryen to flicker joyfully across our television screens over the course of the last decade. Tony Soprano was the first and most important serious character in a golden age of serious characters in serious television, breaking the monotony of dry procedurals and laughless sitcoms.
I'll always love Tony Soprano, and I'll always remember James Gandolfini.
Incredible. Still gives me goosebumps, six years later.