Sons of Anarchy (2008–2014)

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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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Series cast summary:
 Jackson 'Jax' Teller (95 episodes, 2008-2014)
 Robert Munson / ... (95 episodes, 2008-2014)
 Gemma Teller Morrow (95 episodes, 2008-2014)
 Alex 'Tig' Trager (95 episodes, 2008-2014)
 Filip 'Chibs' Telford (95 episodes, 2008-2014)
 Juan Carlos 'Juice' Ortiz / ... (93 episodes, 2008-2014)
 Chief Wayne Unser / ... (88 episodes, 2008-2014)
 Tara Knowles (83 episodes, 2008-2014)
 Clarence 'Clay' Morrow (79 episodes, 2008-2013)
 Happy / ... (71 episodes, 2008-2014)
 Harry 'Opie' Winston (54 episodes, 2008-2012)
 Piermont 'Piney' Winston (52 episodes, 2008-2011)
 Chucky Marstein / ... (46 episodes, 2008-2014)
 Lyla (41 episodes, 2009-2014)


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 »


Throughout the series, several officers of the San Joaquin Sheriffs Office are referred to as "Sheriffs" by criminal justice personnel and others throughout the series. They should actually be referred to as "Deputy". A Sheriff is a single individual that is elected by a governing body and has deputies that carry out law enforcement duties. When Lt Roosevelt and Lt Jarry refer to themselves as "Sheriff", it is an obvious mistake. See more »


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 »


Referenced in Tosh.0: Boy in Black Face (2012) See more »

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Left of Centre
13 April 2009 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

A friend of mine got me into SOA as it isn't anything likely to hit our screens here in Oz. Ironically enough the theme of the show is not that far removed from a lot of the bike gangs we have here and hear about but i digress.

It took me a few episodes to get hooked on SOA as i can honestly say it is unlike any American show i have watched. Its grainy and raw and even the actors are people who you'd see in your everyday life and not the glam and glitter that Hollywood or the like fobs off.

For that i ended up loving SOA. A lot. I like also that there are a lot of "known" but not blown up actors. You know their faces but you don't have them seared into your mind from over exposure so you can suspend judgment and believe these characters exist. And the characters drive this series. It isn't the most polished TV series but its edgy and if you are looking for something you can sink your teeth into and not get sick from the saccharine then bite into this show.

You will invest and you will care about these people even if they are the "kind" of people we normally fear and shun. And that is not to say the writers glamorize or sympathise, they just offer a different view point. Something we don't normally see.

That is the hook and the viewing pleasure of Sons of Anarchy.

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