There are worse things than being addicted to television.
Having to listen to a TV junkie explain the intricacies of who is who, and how they are related could be worse. HBO has done a great job with an interface to show the relationships and the hierarchy of the Sopranos. The interface effectively shows all of the relationship of each character, making use of both a global relationship and a local level (immediate) relationship.
Tip of the hat to David Gammel