Sopranos spoilers in the post.
Just got done with The Sopranos and it is without a doubt my favourite TV series of all time. I went into it under the impression that Tony dies in the finale, because I thought I'd had the ending spoiled for me a long time ago. It sounds kinda silly to admit, but that last episode, I was dreading the moment where I'd see Tony get shot. I have mixed feeling about the ending, but thinking about it, it was probably the right thing to do.
Personally, I reckon Tony probably did die. Bobby's whole "probably don't even hear it when it happens, right?" combined with the cut to black right as Meadow walks in. Regardless, I sort of appreciate them not making it 100% clear. A confirmed dead Tony would have left a pretty depressing ending and then on the other hand, knowing that Tony is fine would have made me want to see more.
Also pretty pleased that Paulie didn't come to an end. He was one of my favourite characters throughout.
Great show, great ending. I'll probably watch this series many more times in the future.