Thursday, October 23, 2008

Sons of Anarchy

I resisted. I did.

I kept seeing the commercials for this new show on FX over the summer and I had to endure my hubby's excited outbursts when he saw one and I was able to resist 3 episodes before I was sucked into the fray!

It's a fabulous show and I blame my husband.

The Sons of Anarchy website describes the show as "an adrenalized drama with darkly comedic undertones about a notorious outlaw motorcycle club intent on protecting their sheltered small town against encroaching drug dealers, corporate developers and overzealous law officers. The club is equally determined to protect their ruthless and illegally thriving arms business. Charlie Hunnam stars as Jackson 'Jax' Teller, a man whose love for the brotherhood is tested by his growing apprehension for its lawlessness."

With star power like Katey Sagal and Ron Perlman as the leads of both the show and the 'family' and an eclectic and seasoned supporting cast, this show is gritty and makes no apologies.

There is strong language, stronger violence and an even stronger feeling that you're watching things you shouldn't be.

Charlie Hunnam as Jax is compelling. He's real in his portrayal of a son conflicted. He's a new father who is at odds with himself and those around him. He's touching and sweet one moment, and hardcore and dangerous the next. He teeters on the brink of an undying loyalty to the club his late father helped build and his longing for a different life.

It sure isn't fluffy and it sure isn't for everyone but it has a strong underlayer of the importance of family and the bonds of friendship and loyalty. It isn't always politically correct or fair and sometimes it's downright horrifying in it's depiction of what humans are capable of.

It will make you angry and sad.

Like a train wreck, you can't help but look and wonder and hope that everyone comes out of it ok.

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