Saturday, February 27, 2010

Post 1141 - Sons of Anarchy

One of our favourite tv shows is "Sons of Anarchy".  It runs on FX in the U.S.  In Canada, it runs on Super Channel.  We watch it through video on demand.

Started watching the show last summer at the cottage, after I had burned the first season to dvd.  We don't have cable or satellite or internet service down there, so entertainment options are limited to the 3 channels that come over the air, or taking dvd's and tapes down with us to watch.  Anyway, we loved the show.

For those who don't know, "SOA" is about an outlaw biker gang in California and how the stepson in the gang is challenging his stepfather's leadership in the gang.  It's about, above all else, family, and its matriarch is Gemma, played by Katey Sagal.   Yeah, the one from "Married with Children".   Her husband is played by Ron Perlman.  Yeah, the guy who played "The Beast" in "Beauty and the Beast" 20 years ago, and is Hellboy to boot.   Him.  Gemma's son Jax is played brilliantly by Charlie Hunnam.  Jax's my fave character: Sensible, funny, sensitive, but he'll kill you if he feels he needs to.  Loyal to a fault.  He is a new father, the mother a drug addict who's no longer on the show, and he is re-thinking his place in the world.

The show is eminently quotable, and often screamingly funny.    Gemma's reaction to walking into Jax's bedroom one night when he isn't home was such a classic, so funny, that we nearly fell out of our chairs.  The episode where they try to help a man who has a very unusual nervous condition was hysterical; how the bikers deal with his affliction is effective, too. 

Season 2 is running in Canada now; it's already finished in the U.S.  It was renewed for season 3 in December, and we'll probably not be able to see it until 2011.

I thought I'd include an interview with Sagal and Hunnam.  You'll see that he's British, but he is so talented that he can play a California biker.

I'm  also including the theme song from SOA. Get the song out of your head. I dare you.

Watch this show.  Just watch it.  Trust me.  Watch "Sons of Anarchy".   You will not regret it.


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