I dont get whats wrong with people here. They rate this show so low its stupid. There must be so many haters who rates the episodes 1 and that ruins it for all others. On imdb the episodes is rated between 7.8-8.6 while here its 4.9-7. If you cant make a professional judgement then stay away
Ugh, this show is so frustrating. Jackson's love for his "club" over all else leads to some pretty wild story lines. By the end of Season 5, I was so ready for Jax to kill Clay, but from all of the previous seasons, you knew he wouldn't. I love Ron Pearlman, and the show would definitely suffer without him, but, I would like to see Jackson actually follow through on his words and advance the plot.
I can only take so much of" I'm gonna kill Clay, but it gets old after awhile.
Discovered this show recently on Netflix, saw Katey Sagal's name on this show so I took a chance. I really like the show. It's sometimes a little too violent but the story line keeps me interested. I love all the actors, very talented cast. I hated seeing some of them die. I love adventurous shows and this close to it.
Like most Hollywood shows they ruin it with blasphemy. And some of the worse I have seen in any show. I was surprised the actor wasn't struck by lightening during the scene. I'd rate it a zero, but the score wont go that low.
Sons of Anarchy depicts a motorcycle gang in all of its guts, glory, good, bad and the ugly. I personally have enjoyed every episode and season thus far! It is definitely a show that most find there is not an in between on it. You either love this show or hate it. Now if you hate it there is nothing I can say to you. Most likely violence, blood and sex offend you and in that case the channel. And no this show is not for everyone and most definitely not for children! With that being said if your an adult and you need a show with real meat and potatoes then this is for you.
As Americans (not to discount other countries) we have a fascination and a deep longing for the outlaw. We have romanticized the outlaw in many forms in our several hundred years as a country. The motorcycle outlaw has been developing and becoming a part of our culture for at least Fifty years now. Everyone of us admires and wishes we had the freedom to get on a motorcycle and just take off and loose ourselves somewhere. (in real life I ride a motorcycle and you should to) Its almost like therapy for those of us that find Shrinks or the idea of going to one too taboo. Who wouldn't want to hop on a motorcycle and hit the open road and ride until your troubles or problems could not follow any longer or you have relaxed to the point they don't matter any longer.
Sons of Anarchy takes that further. It puts men on the edge of what society considers good and moral and forces you to acknowledge and deal with that gray line. If you watch this show you will have to think for yourself. But I have went amiss. Sons of Anarchy takes men and packs them together. It represents freedom. Freedom from society, from laws, from what the majority considers taboo or immoral.
Over the course of its series this show has proven itself to be provocative in one of the greatest ways. Time after time the writers and the actors bring us a story on screen that has a lot of soul and substance. It accomplishes several core things that a good show should.
Sons of Anarchy makes you think, it puts you in many positions and situations where often you find yourself emphasizing with a broad range of characters. Often I find myself relating with even some of the "villains" of the show.
But Sons of Anarchy does not quit there. This show also has rich and deep characters. This is not a fly by night sitcom that you can casually watch every once and awhile. You will either be instantly drawn in and hooked or you will be repulsed. The story being told here has been compared to a "Hamlet" type of saga and in a lot of ways that is true. It only adds to the allure of the show.
Flashback to last season when Opie sacrifices himself. Very few people can say that they were not in that room with him. The show has the effect of pulling you into it. You watch as Opie makes the decision to go in alone and save the others. You admire him for his courage and yet you feel compassion because you know why he walks into that room a broken man and desires closure and for the pain to end. You watch as he soldiers on and dies the "Hero's" death.
But that is just one of many characters and plots that this show delivers on a weekly basis. Even as of late with the Sixth season the show continues to enthrall you and keep your attention where it should be. This show uses its characters as they should be used. They should make you question what choices you would make, they should make you emphasize with them and feel/share their pain.
And sadly sometimes you have to say good bye to even some of the richest and greatest characters. This show in its story lines sometimes will and has to sacrifice a popular or deeply loved character all in the aim of telling a broader or deeper story.
Sons of Anarchy has also consistently delved into cultural and society issues in the show that other sitcoms may avoid at all costs. Most recently the show depicted a young man engaging in a school shooting. That issue alone has galvanized our society. And in that particular episode you learn if you did not already know that the gun used was one the Sons of Anarchy had imported. Thus causing Jax to try and break off his ties with the IRA Kings and the gun running business. Just one more example of this show pushing the envelop and getting your mind involved.
No issue is off the table in this show and I admire that, I enjoy a show fortitude. They have written everything and anything that might be taboo or extreme and forced you to use your morals and values to interpret what you see and what you feel. This show forces you to face issues you otherwise may avoid or never consider at all. Yes this show is deep and you will appreciate the journey it takes you on.
The cast deliver the characters and they do a excellent job but credit is also due to the crew. The writing is top notch and always on point. The crew always finds great and captivating ways to shoot scenes and make you a part of it. You can quickly find yourself immersed in California maybe at the clubhouse, maybe on Charming's main street or with Bobby riding in the desert with the wind in your hair and the sun warming your skin.
Sons of Anarchy is a gift from the mind of Kurt Sutter and if he never creates anything else I would be satisfied with Sons of Anarchy. Kurt Sutter has been on my radar since The Shield another great show even if it ended in a way that left me unfulfilled.
Back to the Sons, The actors are top notch as well. You have a great cast here: Charlie Hunnam, Katey Sagal, Mark Boone Junior, Dayton Callie, Kim Coates, Tommy Flanagan, Ryan Hurst, Johnny Lewis, William Lucking, Theo Rossi, Maggie Siff, Ron Perlman, and recently Jimmy Smits. If you look at those names there are no slouches or flunkies here. They all depict their characters professionally and realistically. The really do breathe life into characters week after week show after show. I initially had misgiving in the pilot episode but quickly overcame them once I tuned in and gave this show a chance and my attention.
Ultimately this show makes you think and that is a great thing. Yes some show's make you laugh and some just help you unwind from the day. But Sons of Anarchy surprisingly delivers something better. Sons makes or rather forces you to think, to analyze and to feel. Sons of Anarchy also exposes the fine line between good and bad. It takes you to the grey line and then all the way into to the darkness and if your lucky it brings you back all the better morally.
This show is a must watch. If you have not sampled it yet what are you waiting for? If you enjoy other shows like Boardwalk Empire or the Sopranos or maybe the Shield then Sons of Anarchy should be on your to do list. Again if your easily offended then don't watch. But for the rest of the adults out are you waiting for? This show delivers a great cast and crew, episode after episode it will captivate and entertain you, this show will make you think. As I have previously stated this show is definitely on the fringe culture or what some may say is fringe.
This show will make you THINK and I know some of you may not want to think or take on deep cultural or moral issues but every once and awhile your brain needs some stimulus and so does your soul most importantly. This show sneaks in Philosophy and makes you like it.
Sons of Anarchy will force you to laugh, to cry, to love and to be free.
Sons of Anarchy has followed a very similar course to True Blood: start out with something (relatively) fresh, provide an interesting storyline, supply a cast of bizarre, yet engaging characters to follow, grow in popularity, and then nosedive off a cliff into ridiculousness.
I don't know why this is. Perhaps its writers collectively running out of ideas. Maybe its a proven financial windfall to dump plot and just intentional spoon feed one-up 'shock' scenes to a braindead audience.
Like True Blood, watch the first few seasons, then do yourself a favor and tune out.
This is an excellent series. It has a "real" since of risk, the characters actually develop and change due to the events of the story over several seasons, there's plenty of action and comedy, not to mention the drama. There's something you wont be able to escape with this show: violence. It's a series about a motorcycle club not a hippie circle. I don't understand someone who would have such a problem with the season opener in comparison to the rest of the series, it was no more violent than usual. (Yes, this is directly in response to the review below me, sarrahgoldblu. Turning your review into a hate filled summary of the downfall of our nation due to the violence in a TELEVISION SHOW that you don't enjoy is ludicrous. Get a clue, bro.
You dont have to like the series, everyone is entitled to their own opinion. But it seems like all this person did was watch one episode and try to write as horrible a review as possible.
This show is of excellent quality. Dont kid yourself. Along with the the PTC people condemming the episode for showing a school shooting. It didn't show anything. The kid walked into the school and you heard shots. That's it. BIG WOOP. Seen worse on other shows such as American Horror Story.
If you're not into violence, I wouldn't watch SOA. But if you're looking for great writing, good character development and some bad ass fight/action scenes you should give the show a try. You wont be disappointed.
Today's television can have a thousand stations. Most are not worth watching. Stations that broadcast older shows with some values or stories have vile commercials in between them. (Postvac , Viagra, Caellas, Ninety-six percent of the world media (every Hollywood Studio, magazine, newspaper, news station, radio, television company owned by six corporations-Google it!
To think America has fallen so far to accept this trash is a tremendous triumph for the Israelis who run Hollywood, the media, the pornography industry, human organ sales, the banks, our politicians and government. The filth peddlers have America so propaganda saturated this vile defecation is aired on television (just as laid out in the Protocols and Talmud) without a peep.
America use to have great stories, movies, music, and entertainment. Movies with values and good character made for a better society. Walt Disney entertained our children not Sumner Redstone or Snoop Dog.
Forced Sodomy, intravenous drug usage, a child murdering Catholics with a machine gun, extreme fetish pornography, prostitution, murder, corruption, rape, a steady diet of vulgar catch phrases such as suck dick, There is nothing eloquent, deep, or artistic about this, this is the financial and moral bankruptcy of a once great county.
I've started watching this show from season 1 just this month and I really used to love it but somehow this show has lost momentum with the tension and conflict between Jax and Clay gone. The conflict between Obi and his now dead wife also got erased. Jax and Tig also get along now. Much of the high tension drama between the guys is just gone. To make up for this we get an rediculous amount of shifting and reshifting of alliances. And suddenly also, it's almost the woman of this show only, who get some good drama.
I learned something interesting so. There can be something like to much character developement.
Still like this show, but don't feel addicted anymore :(
I have watched the first 4 episodes of SOA and still not a fan of the show. I have heard that the show gets better as the seasons progress. I will continue watching this show and write another review to reflect how the show and characters have developed.
The first episode was not interesting. I thought that this show was going to be on the same level as Breaking Bad. When I saw the first episode of Breaking Bad I was instantly hooked. When I was the first episode of SOA, I decided that I wasn't going to waste any more time watching this show.
People kept telling me that I need to watch more episodes and as a result I did. I have watched the first 4 episodes. The show is very slow to develop characters. I will write another review as soon as I get through the first season. I usually only watch 15-20 mins of the show at a time.
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