Friday, September 27, 2013

Sons of Anarchy rides on

By: Lexi Martin

   “Sons of Anarchy” returned to FX on September 10 and shocked viewers with a jolting opening episode. “Sons” is a show about a man in his early 30’s that is struggling with the rights and wrongs in the life of an outlaw and being in a motorcycle club. Jax Teller (Charlie Hunnam) is going through his life with a controlling mother, a new wife, an ex-wife who is also a recovering addict, and two young sons. Jax’s late father was president of the MC and the creator of SAMCRO. The position then was taken over by his step-father, whom later stepped down, leaving Jax to take over the degenerating Club. 
   The show started in 2008, and was highly praised from the beginning. Kurt Sutter, the show’s creator, has blown viewers minds with the violence and no-nonsense attitude the Club has. The first two seasons were a little more lighthearted (still violent and angry) then became more rough and dirty as the show progressed through seasons three, four, and five. The Club grew grittier when Clay (Ron Perlman) became corrupt. In season three, Jax’s son was kidnapped by the Irish and the entire season was the Club trying to get him back. Season four, Jax found out that Clay had killed his father then married his mother. Last season Sutter upset fans all over the world when he killed off the lovable character Opie (Ryan Hurst) who gave himself up for the Club and got his head bashed in while in prison.
   Season six premiered Tuesday, September 10 and shocked fans once again. The season started out with Jax’s wife Tara (Maggie Siff) in prison and she doesn’t want her husband to see her that way, miserable and lifeless. Meanwhile, Jax throws a temper tantrum and has random sex with some woman to take his mind off Tara. Meanwhile, a small boy goes to his school with a high powered machine gun and shoots up his school killing children and teachers. This involves the MC because the gun that was used in the school shooting was one of the guns that the Sons put on the street. This is a very controversial topic and Sutter blew the minds of all the people watching. Most of the characters are the same as last season, but a new difference is that Chibs (Tommy Flanagan) is Jax’s new vice president, replacing Bobby (Mark Boone Junior) who is rethinking his passion for the Club.

    “Sons of Anarchy” is one of the best shows on television and if you aren’t watching it then you are missing out. Each episode is an hour long and you are guaranteed to be on the edge of your seat the entire time. Not only is this show violent and crazy but there are some light parts as well. The writing and the cinematography is amazing and will draw you in. If you like suspenseful, violent shows, then tune in on Tuesday nights at 10 on FX to see how the rest of the season unfolds.

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