Sons of Anarchy, a tv show review

A tv show review written by: Lee Sonogan

45mins/ Crime, drama, thriller

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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.

This show is about 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. This series had seven seasons and 92 episodes in its run on the American channel FX. The tv series actors who starred in the show were Charlie Hunnam, Katey Sagal and Ron Pearlman. Most of the main characters did their own stunts and motorcycle driving in the tv show.

There are actually 4 real life Hells Angels members to have parts in the series. “Happy” was played by real life H.A. member David Labrava. “Quinn” is a real life Angels member Rusty Coones. “Lenny the Pimp” is played by real life Angels member and long time President, Sonny Barger. And “Frankie Diamonds” is played by real life Hells Angels member Chuck Zito.

It took some time for Ron Perlman, who plays Clay Morrow, to be cool with his Harley – initially, he was afraid of it. Then the actor showed his acting skills in every season he was in. Ron Perlman states in his memoir that by the time he left the show he was not close to a single member of the cast.

In 2013, Boom! Studios began publishing a Sons of Anarchy comic book. There are 20 issues published as of October 2014. Another fun fact is sometimes they used a Go-Pro to film the chase scenes. This show was very good to build up the most important scenes for every episode. The ending is brutal and one of the only ways they could have ended the show. I recommend this show to people who likes bikers and the genres of crime, drama and thriller.

8.25/10

“One of those rare shows when a build up event or twist occurred it was actually un-expected and very well done, In those moments the show was art, when all the things come together it was amazing. And it seemed to be pretty realistic, it had a more realistic feel than most shows eg Breaking Bad and all that.” – Shane Archer, TV show viewer

 

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