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TV Review: Sons of Anarchy: Season 1

Sons of Anarchy, the best new television series on TV, wrapped up its first season a few weeks back. The series is good all around: the acting, the plotlines, the voice-over but what makes it stand out is that nothing is short-changed, especially the drama. Drama is first and foremost and it could easily be second or third. Kurt Sutter really knows how to write. Sons of Anarchy didn’t falter in one episode all season long and actually got better as the season progressed. I thought a series about bikers would be weak or just about the action. I was totally wrong and I was there almost every Wednesday to watch SAMCRO (The Sons of Anarchy Motorcycle Club, Redwood Original), their old ladies and their past/present come to bite them on the ass. I’m looking forward to the second season of Sons of Anarchy. Are you?

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  • Jon

    I watched every episode. I am so glad I started watching. At first I was a skeptic, and I almost decided it couldn’t possibly be any good. But I gave it one episode and I was sold! I can’t wait to see where they go with this if it gets picked up for another season.
    My thought is that next season would be about the rift in the club and the shift in the balance of power. Maybe season 3 would be full on Jax in charge. Cant wait!

  • Jon

    I watched every episode. I am so glad I started watching. At first I was a skeptic, and I almost decided it couldn’t possibly be any good. But I gave it one episode and I was sold! I can’t wait to see where they go with this if it gets picked up for another season.
    My thought is that next season would be about the rift in the club and the shift in the balance of power. Maybe season 3 would be full on Jax in charge. Cant wait!

  • I was skeptical too. Glad I tuned in. That rift has already begun. Lets see what they do with it.
    Of course the show is going to get picked up again. It was one of F/X’s consistently high rated shows.

  • I was skeptical too. Glad I tuned in. That rift has already begun. Lets see what they do with it.
    Of course the show is going to get picked up again. It was one of F/X’s consistently high rated shows.

  • 790

    I totally missed this on tv, I’m hoping they crank this out on dvd real fast!!!
    Looks like my kinda show what an amazing cast!

  • 790

    I totally missed this on tv, I’m hoping they crank this out on dvd real fast!!!
    Looks like my kinda show what an amazing cast!

  • It was on every Wednesday at 10pm.
    The DVD might come out around the summer.

  • It was on every Wednesday at 10pm.
    The DVD might come out around the summer.

  • Jon

    It was a really good show. Before it started, I was worried that with the Shield going away, that the network would struggle to get another good show. But this totally makes up for the void left by the departure of Michael Chiklis.

  • Jon

    It was a really good show. Before it started, I was worried that with the Shield going away, that the network would struggle to get another good show. But this totally makes up for the void left by the departure of Michael Chiklis.

  • And they are bringing Damages back as well. That is a good show as well.

  • And they are bringing Damages back as well. That is a good show as well.

  • Loved SOA and watched it every week. Great to see Ron Perlman on the small scree and Cdn. homeboy Kim Coates as his bad-ass buddy. Good writing throughout and Katie Segal can act – who woulda thunk? Jax is a little light but a good supporting cast will see you through anything.

  • Loved SOA and watched it every week. Great to see Ron Perlman on the small scree and Cdn. homeboy Kim Coates as his bad-ass buddy. Good writing throughout and Katie Segal can act – who woulda thunk? Jax is a little light but a good supporting cast will see you through anything.

  • Jon

    Damages is back, I forgot about that one. That was good too. I’ve always liked FX’s programming. I even watched Testees!

    Katie Segal was a big surprise to me too. I had no idea she could pull that off so well. Near flawless performance throughout. I thought Jax was good though. I am drawn to the whole “confused lead torn between two things” thing. I thought he was fairly believable.

  • Jon

    Damages is back, I forgot about that one. That was good too. I’ve always liked FX’s programming. I even watched Testees!

    Katie Segal was a big surprise to me too. I had no idea she could pull that off so well. Near flawless performance throughout. I thought Jax was good though. I am drawn to the whole “confused lead torn between two things” thing. I thought he was fairly believable.

  • Hay Julian, nice to hear from you again man. It sucks they didn’t give you the new Robocop to direct. Did you approach them about it?

    Anyway, I watched some episodes of SOA two or three times. F/X was very good about the re-runs, especially late night.

    Katie Segal was arguably the best part of the show.

    @Jon. I wish they didn’t cancel Over There, Thief and The Riches. All good shows. All good F/X shows.

  • Hay Julian, nice to hear from you again man. It sucks they didn’t give you the new Robocop to direct. Did you approach them about it?

    Anyway, I watched some episodes of SOA two or three times. F/X was very good about the re-runs, especially late night.

    Katie Segal was arguably the best part of the show.

    @Jon. I wish they didn’t cancel Over There, Thief and The Riches. All good shows. All good F/X shows.

  • Jon

    The Riches was really good, but I didn’t get a chance to see the other two you mentioned. Do you know if they are out on DVD yet? I’ll have to start looking for them.

  • Jon

    The Riches was really good, but I didn’t get a chance to see the other two you mentioned. Do you know if they are out on DVD yet? I’ll have to start looking for them.

  • Hell yeah the last trailer looked good.

    Don’t worry. Watchmen will come out eventually.

  • Hell yeah the last trailer looked good.

    Don’t worry. Watchmen will come out eventually.

  • I believe Over There is out on DVD. I don’t know about Thief. Check Amazon.

  • I believe Over There is out on DVD. I don’t know about Thief. Check Amazon.

  • Jon

    Thanks. I’ll check them out for sure.

  • Jon

    Thanks. I’ll check them out for sure.

  • 790

    The Riches, another cool show I need to get on dvd,,,, 🙂

  • 790

    The Riches, another cool show I need to get on dvd,,,, 🙂

  • It was a good show. Wish I had seen the last eps. Oh well, Damages starts up again next week.

  • It was a good show. Wish I had seen the last eps. Oh well, Damages starts up again next week.

  • Rose

    I totally love the show The Sons of Anarchy. Jax is my favorite biker in the group, with Clay Morrow as mysecond favorite. He is the coolest gang boss I’ve ever seen in a show. The show gives you an inside look into the actions of the Sons of Anarchy and any other biker gang you may have heard about. I believe this show is the most entertaining show of the year. I hope they put a lot more of the episodes on Hulu because there are only five episodes which are to be deleted soon. LOVE THE SONS!!!!!

  • Rose

    I totally love the show The Sons of Anarchy. Jax is my favorite biker in the group, with Clay Morrow as mysecond favorite. He is the coolest gang boss I’ve ever seen in a show. The show gives you an inside look into the actions of the Sons of Anarchy and any other biker gang you may have heard about. I believe this show is the most entertaining show of the year. I hope they put a lot more of the episodes on Hulu because there are only five episodes which are to be deleted soon. LOVE THE SONS!!!!!

  • Clay is very good Rose. Jax’s inner turmoil drives the show. This is by far the most entertaining show of the year. I didn’t even know the eps. were on Hulu. Thanks for the heads.

  • Clay is very good Rose. Jax’s inner turmoil drives the show. This is by far the most entertaining show of the year. I didn’t even know the eps. were on Hulu. Thanks for the heads.

  • Rose

    You’re welcome! Hulu is going to remove them in about four days which really sucks. Hopefully they will add new ones. I was really upset when i learned they were going to expire soon. Good luck finding the show online. If you find a place to watch them be sure to reply.

  • Rose

    You’re welcome! Hulu is going to remove them in about four days which really sucks. Hopefully they will add new ones. I was really upset when i learned they were going to expire soon. Good luck finding the show online. If you find a place to watch them be sure to reply.

  • The first five eps. can be viewed here:
    http://vod.fxnetworks.com/fod/play.php?sh=soa

  • The first five eps. can be viewed here:
    http://vod.fxnetworks.com/fod/play.php?sh=soa

  • Rose

    What other cool shows do you know about gangs and clubs? Shows like Sons of Anarchy?

  • Rose

    What other cool shows do you know about gangs and clubs? Shows like Sons of Anarchy?

  • There is a movie called Hellride that just came out about a Biker gang. It’s not that good though.

    SOA is pretty original. I haven’t seen anything like it (the subject matter) before.

  • There is a movie called Hellride that just came out about a Biker gang. It’s not that good though.

    SOA is pretty original. I haven’t seen anything like it (the subject matter) before.

  • Rose

    Thanks I’ll try it out!!!!

  • Rose

    Thanks I’ll try it out!!!!

  • Rose

    Is Hellride online? Where can you get it?

  • Rose

    Is Hellride online? Where can you get it?

  • Hellride is on DVD now I believe. You can use Netflix, buy it or rent it at your local video store.

  • Hellride is on DVD now I believe. You can use Netflix, buy it or rent it at your local video store.

  • Rose

    I saw the preview for Watchers and it looks really good. Have you seen it? Did you like it? Do you think i would like it because i like sons of anarchy?

  • Rose

    I saw the preview for Watchers and it looks really good. Have you seen it? Did you like it? Do you think i would like it because i like sons of anarchy?

  • I looked up Watchers on IMDB. I couldn’t find it.

  • I looked up Watchers on IMDB. I couldn’t find it.

  • Rose

    Have you seen the movie Ned Kelly? If you have, was it online or rented?

  • Rose

    Have you seen the movie Ned Kelly? If you have, was it online or rented?

  • Which Ned Kelly film are you referring too?
    This one:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:Search?search=Ned+Kelly+film&go=Go
    Or this one:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ned_Kelly_(2003_film)

    I have not seen either. Sorry.

  • Which Ned Kelly film are you referring too?
    This one:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:Search?search=Ned+Kelly+film&go=Go
    Or this one:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ned_Kelly_(2003_film)

    I have not seen either. Sorry.

  • Rose

    Ned Kelley with Orlando Bloom.

  • Rose

    Ned Kelley with Orlando Bloom.

  • Its on hulu.com already.. check it out! (full Sons of Anarchy episode)

  • teresahagler

    I am looking for a book The Sons Of Anarcy. Is there such a thing? Or is just TV series?

  • Its just a TV Series I believe.

  • teresahagler

    I am looking for a book The Sons Of Anarcy. Is there such a thing? Or is just TV series?

  • Its just a TV Series I believe.

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