HBO had a Sopranos marathon so I dvr'd them all and am watching the first season. So good. I'm not sure I'll be able to get through the entire series; I did think it went down after the second or third season when it was first out.
I curated (that's the new word for "chose") a viewing recently. It decided not to watch the first season and I stopped when FBI agent started working on Adriana, just all too depressing. They I jumped again, not watching the shooting or aftermath of Tony.
There certainly are a number of not good episodes and I am in the hating the finale camp (and did not watch it nor the last few episodes of the series), but I was again impressed with so much. Great writing, great ensemble acting and great production. It triggered the second golden age of television--of which we're still in--and it should be esteemed for it.