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 (82 episodes, 2008-2013)
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 Gemma Teller Morrow (82 episodes, 2008-2013)
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 Robert Munson / ... (82 episodes, 2008-2013)
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 Filip 'Chibs' Telford (82 episodes, 2008-2013)
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 Alex 'Tig' Trager (82 episodes, 2008-2013)
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 Tara Knowles (82 episodes, 2008-2013)
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 Juan Carlos 'Juice' Ortiz / ... (80 episodes, 2008-2013)
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 Clarence 'Clay' Morrow / ... (79 episodes, 2008-2013)
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 Chief Wayne Unser (75 episodes, 2008-2013)
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 Happy (58 episodes, 2008-2013)
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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 / ... (37 episodes, 2008-2013)
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 Philip 'Filthy Phil' Russell / ... (37 episodes, 2010-2013)
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 Lyla (36 episodes, 2009-2013)
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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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When the series explores the Sons' deeper involvement with the IRA and ultimate trip to Belfast, Ireland, the episodes chronicling the chapter's period overseas are titled in Irish: "Lochan Mor" (Big Pond/Lake) (S3/E8), "Turas" (Journey/Tour) (S3/E9), "Fírinne" (Truth) (S3/E10), "Bainne" (Milk) (S3/E11). The theme song "This Life", that opens every series episode, features the addition of Irish traditional musical instruments (flutes, tin whistles) for the duration of the Irish stopover. Episode 13 (season 2) is titled "Na Trioblóidí" which is Irish for "The Troubles", a period generally pertaining to the 30-year political/religious unrest in Northern Ireland that ultimately ended with the Good Friday Agreement in 1998. See more »

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The show is set in a fictional San Joaquin County city, but all the Teller-Morrow Automotive tow trucks have a 925 area code. None of San Joaquin County is covered by the 925 area code, its neighbor Contra Costa County is. 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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Telling stories...
7 December 2011 | by (Sweden) – See all my reviews

...isn't easy. But this one is certainly written by well payed pro's and... you simply have to be incredibly stupid to buy it.

The protagonist -who I guess is supposed to be the show's hero- is totally played by his mom, his wife and his stepfather (and more). To "protect him" (probably uttered a 100 times by Gemma) from certain hurtful truths. It makes him look half brain dead. He shouldn't notice that everyone is lying to him? And the lies also causes dozens of deaths, but that doesn't seem to bother the liars. All to "protect" this and that. Bottomless plot holes are covered with "let's keep it a secret to protect" whatever.

And then there's the ongoing slaughter of... I don't know how many people. Preferrably by the use of heavy artillery and nuclear warheads. In broad daylight. And they never really get caught.

Also it almost hurts to see twenty+ gangsters firing away at each other with assault rifles and hitting nothing but air. From 15 feet away.

Last, but not least, is the inconsequences. The characters, and especially Gemma, tends to change views from episode to episode. Maybe it's supposed to look like she has a very clever hidden agenda, but I doubt it. It bums me out anyhow.

No, the script isn't good. But the show's still watchable. It looks good, and some of the scenes are really well made and well written.

Pardon my terrible English, I'm from Sweden.

EDIT: I'm sorry but I really have to add a couple of things: 1 The acting is really good 2 The characters are truly lovable 3 The directing is top notch 4 The music i well chosen. Especially "Los Tiempos van Cambiando" (cover of Dylan's "Times are a changing").

I mean: I actually did enjoy the show. The bad script just made me overly negative to the whole thing. But my rating (4/10) still stands. A great TV-series should be well written as well. Not just well produced.


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