Izzy, was that a dream show or what. I'd find myself hoping one thug or another wouldn't get whacked, and then the writers would produce a line for the actors that really hit home exactly how pitiless and greedy and violent organized crime really is, I would sober right right up.
One of my favourite lines was from a show where Paulie Walnuts and Christopher had to go to a Russian mobsters house. Before they left Paulie asked "who is this guy?" The answer was something like, "he's a Russian used to belong to the "Ministry of the Interior" (I assumed they meant the newer version of the NKVD, People's Comissariat for Internal Affairs) When Paulie got to the apartment, he's looking around at the spare furnishings and says out loud, "This place don't look so great", mr. g'bag and I laughed out loud, I'm happy I wasn't drinking wine.
Desclaimer: I realize not everybody is old enough to remember the Workers Paradise, the former USSR, but Paulie assumed the Mobster had been an interior decorator back in Russia, instead of a dangerous and well trained man.