I typically "watch TV" using Netflix, which means I hardly ever watch shows when they are aired. I love to just sit down and watch 2 or 3 episodes of a TV show for an evening's entertainment while I am exercising or knitting. And then repeat the next night and the next, until I am done.
Typically I seek out series that run for multiple seasons and have 4 or 5 stars in the rating system. I figure if a TV series has been renewed over and over again - it must have some kind of drawing power, quality, high entertainment value ... and so far using the criteria of high ratings and long runs has not failed me.
But back to The Sons of Anarchy.
I am not into guns or motorcycles or violence. And I passed over watching this show several times because I am just not into stories that focus on an outlaw motor cycle gang/club family. I couldn't imagine that it would be anything I would want to watch.
BUT, I am here to tell you this series has been totally absorbing. Last night I was up until 11:30 and would have watched the final episode - but I was just dog-tired. So I saved the finale for tonight.
The cast is amazing.
Katey Sagal (Married with Children fame) plays Gemma Teller Morrow and is phenomenal in this part. She plays the matriarchal biker mom to a "T". A very beefy role for her.
I am not upset by blood or violence or nudity or sex - if you are ... this is not the show for you. But the drama and story are incredibly compelling and those elements are totally fitting in this story.
On the up side, there is talk that there will be a prequel to The Sons of Anarchy which would be great! But right now it is just in the planning.
So now I am looking for future viewing suggestions from you.
I have already seen all of (or all that is currently available:)
House of Cards
The West Wing
The Walking Dead
Game of Thrones
Buffy the Vampire Slayer
So let me hear what you think is good.