Saturday, August 18, 2012

Shows I'm excited about: Sons of Anarchy

There is a difference between the synopsis of a show and what that show is about. For FX’s Sons of Anarchy, this difference is more like a vast chasm.
The synopsis of Sons would go something like this: sex, drugs, and guns are all a part of everyday life for members of the Sons of Anarchy Motorcycle Club from the small California town of Charming. But if you think that’s what the show is about, you’re wrong.
SOA is about family; namely, what would you do for your family. To members of SAMCRO (Sons of Anarchy Motorcycle Club, Redwood Original), everyone who wears the cut is your brother. The men who ride always have their brother’s backs no matter what, whether that means seeking revenge or just hiding you from your old lady after you’ve had a rough night out.
The show also explores other types of familial relationships, such as the thin connection between mother and adult son, son and step-father, and, of course, new girlfriend and his mother. It also delves into what makes a family, is it blood or bond? And what does your family really need from you, your presence or your pay check?
Set against the backdrop of bikes, bimbos, and booze, Sons of Anarchy tells an interesting tale of love in all its forms.
Sons of Anarchy stars Charlie Hunnam (Jackson “Jax” Teller), Ron Perlman (Clay Morrow), Katey Sagal (Gemma Morrow), and Ryan Hurst (Harry “Opie” Winston), and is executive produced by its creator Kurt Sutter. It will return September 11 on FX.

Themes: Charlie Hunnam, Jax Teller, Ron Perlman, Clay Morrow, Katey Sagal, Gemma, Ryan Hurst, Opie, Harry Winston, Tara Knowles, Maggie Siff, Kurt Sutter, SOA, SAMCRO, Sons of Anarchy

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