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Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Sons of Anarchy or The Tale of a Biker Family

Tonight I will be watching the the finale of The Sons of Anarchy.

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.

Charlie Hunnam
Charlie Hunnam plays her son, Jax Teller.  He steps into the role of leader over the course of the series.  He starts out very normal-ish for a biker club member with the goal to make the club more legitimate, but he eventually evolves into a violent, sad and tragic person.  He is also extremely extremely handsome, don't you think?  :-)  Ron Perlman plays, Gemma's husband, Clay Morrow, and is the club leader at the beginning of the series.

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
Breaking Bad
Game of Thrones
Buffy the Vampire Slayer
The Sopranos

As you can see, my interests are very very broad.

So let me hear what you think is good.


  1. I watch very little on any screen, but love Doc Martin and Monk.

  2. Mad Men is a compelling series that my husband and I enjoy. We have eclectic tastes too, including Walking Dead. Are you watching Goldbergs and Mike and Molly, two of our fav comedy series.

    1. I haven't seen Mad Men. I will check that title out.

  3. My husband and I have a hard time finding things we both enjoy because we are on opposite ends of the religious and political spectrum. He's right, I'm left. We do like British mysteries. Favorites have been Inspector Lewis, Inspector Morse and Poirot. I have a low tolerance for violence. I prefer to find the bodies already dead and skip the actual murders, which these mostly do. We also both liked Parks and Recreation, which surprised me. The last season was disappointing though. I'll have to check out the shows on your list.

    1. My husband is a great fan of British mysteries and the British shows in general so we have seen a great many of them.

  4. I love The Good Wife. I was very behind in Watching Army wives so I binge watched it and I loved it. Was sad that it didn't really end. Just stopped! My brothers raves about Sons of Anarchy. I might have to watch!


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