It’s that time of year again! TV doesn’t exactly grind to a halt during the holidays, as some networks fill their primetime hours with holiday programming, but most of our favorite TV dramas and comedies will be going on hiatus for the next few weeks, if not longer. Lest you think that means you actually have to step away from the television, rest assured, this is actually a great time of year to watch those shows you’ve been meaning to check out, or lose yourself in a nostalgic binge-watch.
All I can say about tonight’s episode of Sons of Anarchy is, “Wow” with a capital W, with Jax hiding behind it, ready to come out and put a couple of bullets in whatever happens to be in his way. Obviously I have more to say about it; otherwise this would be a pretty short story, unlike S.O.A., which has really started to play its cards properly in reminding people that this is a long story with an endgame in sight. What’s the best way to avoid getting antbites? You kill all the ants.
You know, I don’t care if there is a joyous holiday this week that puts us with our families and friends for a time-honored American tradition. A week without Sons of Anarchy is a week without happiness for me, and I missed my patch-clad family this week. Thankfully, FX decided to reward fans for our patience with an exciting preview for next week’s episode, titled “You are My Sunshine.” Spoiler alerts from here on out, folks.
Well I’ll be damned. After a couple of decent but generic episodes,Sons of Anarchy revved it up to 11 tonight for “Aod Rud Persanta,” which abruptly put a dead end to several of the show’s ongoing storylines in a most bloody fashion. It was how Ocean’s Eleven would have gone if Danny Ocean were the bearded president of a badass motorcycle club, instead of just some guy in a suit. Everything has changed for SAMCRO now, and it’s all for the better.
These 90-minute episodes are really starting to take a toll on my experience with the series. Last week was essentially just one big confession-filled lead-up to this week’s “Huang Wu,” which was itself one big emotional lead-up to next week’s explosive prison transport. I cannot wait for that episode, sure, but with the15-18 minutes of extra content we’re getting every week, it feels like we should have gotten to it already,
If you’d have told me last week that tonight’s episode would feature a whole lot of people putting Tara in their crosshairs, all while Clay maniacally bites off a prison guard’s nose, I’d have assumed the episode was an instant classic. Instead, we get a lot of grievances being aired out like a filthy trunk that hasn’t had any dead bodies hidden inside it for a while. Wait, bikers don’t have trunks…
One always hopes a Goggins appearance in a series will be complemented with another, so when he showed up last week in full Venus Van Dam regalia, I silently cheered that it wasn’t too flashy a performance, which meant she might be coming back. And boy, did she, all while dragging each and every bruised and tarnished skeleton out of her deep, dark exploited closet.
In strict opposition to last week’s episode, as well as those preceding it, tonight’s episode of Sons of Anarchy was free of horrific bodily horrors and cringe-worthy sexual debauchery. Granted, that means that almost nothing got accomplished in this episode, with only minimal plot forwarding. But you know what? That’s okay with me,
This is a show with edgy violence running through its veins, and just when you thought the school shooting that opened the season would be the most despicable act we’d see this year, I found that last night’s episode topped it, and that’s what I’ll be talking about first.
Make a prediction about Sons of Anarchy not, lest ye feel like having those predictions get thrown into a tub of piss and vinegar. The one thing I love most of all about this show, is that despite its more obvious targets for negative criticism, it is constantly blowing my mind in terms of shock value, and how quickly it will chew a plotline up and spit it out
Toric isn’t tied to anyone but himself and whatever voices are babbling on behind that coifed face of his. Every time we see him, he’s blazing a trail of hot lava all over Charming, and the all-consuming heat is now more strategically melting the heels of those closely tied to Jax and his crew.
First, let me say that I think it’s great that Sutter has managed to extend Jimmy Smits’ run on the show, not limiting him to a one-and-done season like so many other guest stars. Last year, Harold Perrineau’s underused Damon Pope was a nice “big baddie” for the Sons to butt heads with, but he was still an outsider character, but Nero is completely enveloped into every aspect of SAMCRO’s existence at this point: romantically, professionally, and criminally.
Following a heartbreaking and tragic Season 6 opening episode of Sons of Anarchy this Tuesday, the vocal Parents Television Council is using its disgust toward the series to explain why people should be allowed to purchase ala cart cable packages. Creator Kurt Sutter addressed the issue and to explain his feelings on the PTC’s attempts to censor his show.
Those who watched Sons of Anarchy's Season 6 premiere last night and then logged onto FX's website caught the first ever Sons after show Anarchy Afterword. This is one of three episodes planned for the FX biker drama this season. If you missed last night's post-show, FX has put it up online streaming for us to watch in its entirety.
Tonight, FX’s Sons of Anarchy returned for its sixth season, and while it began with a whimper, it ended with a bang. Well, it actually began with Jax’s narration and ended with a music montage, as this show is known to do, but that isn’t very dramatic. And besides those two points, this episode had just about everything else fans have come to expect.