Sons of Anarchy (2008– )

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A man in his early 30s struggles to find a balance in his life between being a new dad and his involvement in a motorcycle club.

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 Jackson 'Jax' Teller (95 episodes, 2008-2014)
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 Robert Munson / ... (95 episodes, 2008-2014)
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 Gemma Teller Morrow (95 episodes, 2008-2014)
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 Alex 'Tig' Trager (95 episodes, 2008-2014)
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 Tara Knowles (83 episodes, 2008-2014)
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 Clarence 'Clay' Morrow (79 episodes, 2008-2013)
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 Happy (71 episodes, 2008-2014)
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 Harry 'Opie' Winston (54 episodes, 2008-2012)
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 Piermont 'Piney' Winston (52 episodes, 2008-2011)
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 Chucky Marstein / ... (45 episodes, 2008-2014)
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 Lyla (41 episodes, 2009-2014)
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Sons of Anarchy, aka SAMCRO, is a motorcycle club that operates both illegal and legal businesses in the small town of Charming. They combine gun-running and a garage, plus involvement in porn film. Clay, the president, likes it old school and violent; while Jax, his stepson and the club's VP, has thoughts about changing the way things are, based on his dead father's journal. Their conflict has effects on both the club and their personal relationships. Written by Pia

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The final episode aired on December 9, 2014. The next day the creator, Kurt Sutter, released a book about the show. See more »

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In Season 3, Tara became pregnant with Thomas when Able was 8 or 9 months old, which means Able must have been about 18 months old when Thomas was born. Thomas barely ages throughout the rest of the show, while Able keeps growing. At the end of Season 7 Able is 5, and Thomas is still just a baby of maybe a year old. By that time, Thomas had to be 3 at the very least. See more »

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Jackson 'Jax' Teller: [voiceover, reading his fathers memoirs] A true outlaw finds the balance between the passion in his heart and the reason in his mind. The outcome is the balance of might and right.
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Season 3 episodes "Lochan Mor", "Turas", "Fírinne", and "Bainne" used an Irish rendition of the main theme song. See more »

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good first season, loses a lot of what's good about it after that
18 February 2012 | by (Belgium) – See all my reviews

The first season of this series is a Sopranos ripoff set in a biker gang. It shows us the disgusting reality of one-per-center biker gangs while most of the protagonists try to rationalize their actions to fit within their mythical (but ultimately non-existing) biker-ethos. The prospect still believes strongly in the romanticized myth and is slightly innocent (example: still feeling that digging up corpses from a graveyard is wrong while all the others laugh it off). The young VP of the gang tries desperately to cling to the ideals on which the original motorcycle clubs were based, but is ultimately a cold, ruthless and sometimes downright sadistic piece of work who's only nice to the people he loves. The manipulative matriarch without conscience or remorse is nicely depicted too, as is the old leader who is so far gone that he can almost be called a monster. His downright sociopath killer sidekick nicely completes the picture of a really dangerous criminal organization without redeeming features whose ideals only exist in legends. Because of that and the good soundtrack and cinematography, you can see beyond the cartoonish incompetence/stupidity of the police and citizenry, you can ignore the A-team-style shootouts and you can laugh about the fact that such a tremendous body count doesn't garner more attention from national security organizations.

But starting with the second season everything goes horribly wrong. The cinematography is still there, as is the great soundtrack, but suddenly the plots and subplots start to enhance - even glorify - the outlaw motorcycle club myths, we are forced into seeing these criminals as nice guys who just got in over their heads, in fact, without them it would be much worse! At the same time they become so overly cartoonish that they simply insult your intelligence.

It's a real shame though, being a weaker Sopranos rip-off isn't such a bad thing, but being a criminal glorifying white trash wet dream cartoon is.


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