I highly recommend this show if you want to pull your hair out, cry and feel overwhelming anger for so many people. Watch this if you like motorcycles and brawls and gunfights, because that's about as deep as this show is willing to go. They engage in bare knuckle brawling, are shot, and survive bomb blasts with nary a scratch. Sons of Anarchy is an absolutely amazing series. Here we have 20+ bikers going at it face to face with mere feet between them, hurling bullets at each other without even one being just somewhat seriously injured it would seem.
These are not good guys, but they love their family and do whatever they can to keep them safe. I bet you just looove Jackass. Since I need ten lines of text to post this, my husband and I actually counted the turdy male fantasies in this show. Watch Mad Men or Breaking Bad if you actually want a story in which the characters are human beings. However, each and every one of these characters are completely unlikable.
The story line has enough twists to keep you on the edge of your seats through out the episode. Oh, but then again, they'd just bust out of prison. Is it for everyone, of course not; but for those who want to see the 'other side' of life, it is not only fairly accurate but also very entertaining. Charlie Hunnam, Ron Perlman and Katey Sagal are amazing, as are the rest of the cast. Currently it is quite pathetic. His mother, stepfather, and girlfriend get much focus as well, and a handful of other gang members get minor attention in an attempt to give the ensemble a little substance.
I swore I wouldn't watch the last season for this very fact but couldn't help myself. This has gone from a comedy, to a chick flick soap opera. I am up to episode 10 and each one is better than the last! The reason for my title? Not so with Sons Of Anarchy. The action is gritty, the anti-heroes are plentiful, the characters are full-bodied and the writing is Class-A. All in all, this is how you make a freaking entertaining show. And the characters drive this series. .
I was a huge skeptic over Sons of Anarchy. I'd like to see more on the porn company the 'club' got into. Be it hate, love, like or lust this cast. I would give it a 85-90% for accuracy. Clay is the president and Jax his stepson is the vice president of the club.
I cannot recommend this show highly enough. It follows the trials and tribulations of each and every cast member! Not in the first five seasons, anyway. Every character is well defined and has it's own boundaries. Oh yeah, way to fail at an American accent. Authority figure, public official, rival gang member, it doesn't matter.
I really can't recommend Sons Of Anarchy enough! The acting is pretty good, particularly from Katey Sagal, but it's hard to revive the believability of such poorly written characters. However, this show feels as though it actually endorses the actions of our biker friends, and I felt as though I, as the viewer, was expected to give myself a high-five every time the Sons of Anarchy the name of the gang killed an innocent bystander or screwed someone over. The Sons have 'profitable arrangements' with certain local law enforcement officials, including the Chief of Police played magnificently by Dayton Callie, better known as Deadwood's Charlie Utter. I mean, if you really want peoples views, I don't think asking for so many lines is necessary. So, she gets 'turned out'. The main pull for this show is simply watching to see if these thugs ever actually get what's coming to them.
The men in Biker Gangs treat women like second class citizens. I guarantee that it gets so much better. Everything about it is excellent: the acting, scripts, sets, cinematography and direction. Gemma's son, Jax, played by Charlie Hunnam, butts heads with his step-father's vision for the club. Or perhaps it is the same ones that rated the shows, which spoon-feeds people without making the viewers think for themselves.
It has a different angle that one does not find in other series. The same tactic is used to infiltrate a rival club's drug operation. I hope many more people will watch this terrific show. Her quest, made painfully personal, by a meeting-gone-wrong with an imprisoned club member. I watched the first episode and thought it was awesome! He was a well hated man.