I'd never watched it before, and only recently picked it up, and am currently on Epsiode 2 of Season 2. My question is; Does the show get any better? I was looking for a series to get into, and had often read that this was supposedly one of the greatest ever, but I'm struggling to get that interested in it. To me, Tony Soprano is obviously a very likable character and is well played, but beyond that, the overall story of the show seems to be a little thin... As of right now, outside of the dynamic between Tony and his shrink, the show feels to me like it's nothing more than the average mafia story; with a power struggle, a federal investigation, a rat, some guys getting whacked, etc... Hoping to save myself from investing anymore time into something that has yet to really get me hooked, I'd just like to ask you guys: Does the show get exponentially better? Does the storyline ever expand beyond the typical mafia story? Have others felt the show starts off incredibly slow but found that it became more rewarding as the show progressed? Maybe my expectations are just way off, but as of right now, I'm struggling to see how this show is one of the best shows of all time.