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BuckeyeRed27
10-12-2009, 03:04 PM
Anybody watch this show? It's on FX and about half way through Season 2 right now. I missed S1 but plan on getting it on DVD, but S2 is amazing. Fantastic stories and acting. I believe her name is Katy Segal (played Peg Bundy) is amazing. Some of the best stuff I've seen on TV.

RosieRed
10-12-2009, 09:50 PM
Great show, pretty intense at times. Katy Segal IS amazing in it, absolutely. I can't imagine not having watched S1 and jumping into S2, but I'm glad you're liking it!

LoganBuck
10-12-2009, 10:57 PM
I roll with SAMCRO as well.

This season is a little too over the top for my liking. It is like they have to try to make each episode more extreme than the last. They haven't spent enough time building characters. They keep pushing the Clay/Jax thing and I don't like how they are handling it.

Did you know that Kurt Sutter, the series creator, producer, sometimes director, is the actor that plays Otto, the incarcerated member of SAMCRO?

GIK
10-12-2009, 11:18 PM
Excellent show. Great programming on FX.

gilpdawg
10-13-2009, 09:55 PM
Amazingly awesome show. Katey Sagal is brilliant.

LoganBuck
10-14-2009, 12:04 AM
Next week's episode looks awesome!

SAMCRO in the big house.

gilpdawg
10-14-2009, 03:10 AM
Well, I was wondering how they were gonna drag this storyline out farther, because as far as I could tell, there was nothing else to do with Arkin and Rollins besides the endgame. This little diversion changes things.

gilpdawg
10-21-2009, 05:33 AM
Next week's episode looks awesome!

SAMCRO in the big house.

And it WAS awesome. Juice and the gay guy was cracking me up. It's rare that a show like this can bring the comedy at times too. I liked that scene with Stahl and Jax as well. That look on Stahl's face when Jax asked her if she had seen Kohn was great acting by Ally Walker.

BuckeyeRed27
11-10-2009, 02:07 PM
I was a few episodes behind but finally caught up this weekend. Love what's going on. They are building multiple story lines and weaving them together very nicely. Also Jax is such a cool character.

FutureRedsGM
11-10-2009, 02:11 PM
"Special" hour and a half episode tonight. Should be good . . .

LoganBuck
11-10-2009, 02:52 PM
"Special" hour and a half episode tonight. Should be good . . .

Read on another site that of tonight's hour and a half episode only 56 minutes will be TV show. Which is more than normal, but expect longer than normal commercial breaks.

GIK
11-10-2009, 04:13 PM
They're previewing "Avatar" at some point during the broadcast. Regardless, I'm definitely tuning in to SOA tonight.

Danny Serafini
11-10-2009, 05:20 PM
Read on another site that of tonight's hour and a half episode only 56 minutes will be TV show. Which is more than normal, but expect longer than normal commercial breaks.

Good thing I always record it and fast forward through the commercials then! Really looking forward to tonight.

FutureRedsGM
11-11-2009, 09:43 AM
"Special" hour and a half episode tonight. Should be good . . .

Just . . . Wow . . . great episode!!!

LoganBuck
11-17-2009, 11:07 PM
Beginning of the show tonight is pretty darn good.

On a side note, Marty Brennamen announced tonight on Eddie and Tracy that he also rolls with SAMCRO.

Stephenk29
11-17-2009, 11:56 PM
ok dumb question, I've seen most of both seasons, but still dont get what SAMCRO stands for. What am I missing here?

LoganBuck
11-18-2009, 01:25 AM
ok dumb question, I've seen most of both seasons, but still dont get what SAMCRO stands for. What am I missing here?

It is an Acronym
Sons of Anarchy Motorcycle Club Redwood Original

BuckeyeRed27
11-18-2009, 03:38 PM
Amazing episode. I mean that last scene was just so powerful. My fiance started crying.

LoganBuck
11-18-2009, 11:29 PM
Amazing episode. I mean that last scene was just so powerful. My fiance started crying.

When Clay shoved the stuff off the desk, and they got busy? Now that is Romantic.

Sons of Anarchy can make burning a tattoo off with a blow torch look beautiful.

All kidding aside, it was cool.

Did you notice Tara and the Pornstar Lyla having a nice chat outside.

BuckeyeRed27
11-23-2009, 05:20 PM
When Clay shoved the stuff off the desk, and they got busy? Now that is Romantic.

Sons of Anarchy can make burning a tattoo off with a blow torch look beautiful.

All kidding aside, it was cool.

Did you notice Tara and the Pornstar Lyla having a nice chat outside.

Haha sorry...I always watch this on DVR and was one week behind. I was talking about the scene where Gemma tells Clay and Jax what happened to her.

Danny Serafini
11-26-2009, 02:15 AM
How entertaining was it to watch Tara go nuts on the hospital administrator? That wasn't something I expected to see.

LoganBuck
11-26-2009, 05:16 PM
How entertaining was it to watch Tara go nuts on the hospital administrator? That wasn't something I expected to see.

One of the best moments of TV this year.

LoganBuck
12-02-2009, 12:30 AM
Biggest Cliffhanger Ending Ever.

Darn you Kurt Sutter, Darn you.

What kind of a monster are you?

gilpdawg
12-02-2009, 02:35 AM
That was insane.

BuckeyeRed27
12-03-2009, 12:36 PM
Amazing ending. The scene where he takes the baby was really hard to watch, but in a good way.

I really hope that isn't the last of Zobel either.

gilpdawg
09-07-2010, 09:13 AM
Season Premiere TONIGHT:D

redhawkfish
09-07-2010, 05:58 PM
I have an honest question for you guys. I have never seen the show, but this thread has intrigued me. Would it be useless for me to start watching tonight, if I have no knowledge of the characters or previous plot lines?

Tom Servo
09-07-2010, 07:13 PM
I have an honest question for you guys. I have never seen the show, but this thread has intrigued me. Would it be useless for me to start watching tonight, if I have no knowledge of the characters or previous plot lines?
Well you'll probably get the general idea and they usually do a 'previously on...' but it wouldn't have anywhere near the impact that it would have for someone who's already watched the first two seasons.

LoganBuck
09-08-2010, 12:49 AM
Another episode of madness.

I am still spinning on this one. The last 2 minutes were crazy again. I have absolutely no idea where this is going.

At least we know Abel is alive, but apparently in Belfast? We know that SAMCRO has a contact/charter(?) in Belfast from previous seasons.

Tig's buddy wants to come back to Charming?

A drive by at a funeral?

Kurt Sutter said last season that nothing happens in a vacuum on this show. He means it.

Danny Serafini
09-08-2010, 12:50 AM
OK, who saw that ending coming?

LoganBuck
09-08-2010, 12:52 AM
I have an honest question for you guys. I have never seen the show, but this thread has intrigued me. Would it be useless for me to start watching tonight, if I have no knowledge of the characters or previous plot lines?

The previous seasons are available on DVD/Bluray. There are only 13 episodes per season, so you could bang both previous seasons out in a week. You won't regret it. This show is awesome.

Tom Servo
09-08-2010, 02:53 AM
That ending was completely awesome and unexpected. wow.

Tom Servo
09-08-2010, 02:54 AM
Tig's buddy wants to come back to Charming?

Lem!

http://dvdmedia.ign.com/dvd/image/article/775/775779/the-shield-season-5-20070326045713325-001.jpg

gilpdawg
09-08-2010, 05:13 AM
At least we know Abel is alive, but apparently in Belfast? We know that SAMCRO has a contact/charter(?) in Belfast from previous seasons.


Not only is there a charter in Belfast, but one of the "First Nine" is in Belfast leading that charter IIRC.

LoganBuck
09-15-2010, 02:13 PM
Last night's episode was ok, but I had trouble understanding the Irish "priest".

What was he saying, and what is their plan with Abel?

gilpdawg
09-16-2010, 08:03 AM
Last night's episode was ok, but I had trouble understanding the Irish "priest".

What was he saying, and what is their plan with Abel?
Don't really know the plan for Abel yet. I have to turn the captions on when the Irish people are talking, even Chibs.

LoganBuck
09-16-2010, 04:56 PM
Don't really know the plan for Abel yet. I have to turn the captions on when the Irish people are talking, even Chibs.

Can you do that when a program is recorded on the DVR?

gilpdawg
09-20-2010, 04:13 AM
Can you do that when a program is recorded on the DVR?
I can on mine :dunno:

LoganBuck
09-22-2010, 12:24 AM
Great episode tonight.

Gotta love Steven King as "The Cleaner". Gotta love his quotes "Does the drain in that sink work?" "Who?"

Also loved the payment. Gemma hands him $1600 and Tig says "Take whatever you want", The Cleaner surveys the room, and picks up some trophy or statue and walks out.

We get to meet the Belfast Sons, and Cherry is back.

Fun stuff all the way around.

LoganBuck
10-06-2010, 12:06 AM
This season is off the hook, tonight's episode was a game changer.

BuckeyeRed27
11-08-2010, 04:27 PM
I was a couple episodes behind but finally caught up this week. This show just keeps getting better and better. The Belfast episodes have been awesome. I just really hope that Jax and Trinity don't hook up.

LoganBuck
12-01-2010, 01:47 AM
Umm, WOW!

Seriously the most satisfying episode of any show ever.

gilpdawg
12-01-2010, 03:42 AM
Umm, WOW!

Seriously the most satisfying episode of any show ever.
That was crazy. I thought somehow Jax was going to screw Stahl but I didn't think it was going to go down like that.


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kevinchaapel
12-02-2010, 03:52 AM
30-primitive man strives to find balance in life between a father and his new participation in a biker gang. Sons of Anarchy has some of the most surprising and have never seen.Sons of anarchy, which SAMCRO, a motorcycle gang, which operates in both legal and illegal businesses in the city's charm.

RiverRat13
12-02-2010, 11:20 AM
Fun season finale. But I'm even happier with the cliffhanger. The show was originally based upon the conflict between Jax and Clay over the direction of the club. Season 2 glossed over it while Season 3 pretty much ignored it altogether. Looks like Season 4 will get back to the show's basic premise.

BuckeyeRed27
12-02-2010, 02:37 PM
Loved the finale. Good to see Stahl finally get hers.

This season is general was really good, but it will be interesting to see what happens next year if Jax reads those letters and with the Russians now probably going to be pretty pissed at SAMCRO.

gilpdawg
12-06-2010, 09:30 AM
I don't know about the Russians thing. If they are going to get a lot of income from the new deal with the Irish they could use their connection with Lenny the Pimp to get the Russians the money they owe them. Seems too predictable that Kurt would have the Russians looking for revenge 14 months later after they get out of the pen. It's too obvious of a story that I think he'll go a different route.

jackamla
02-01-2011, 11:12 PM
This is probably the best television show I've seen. Each character is well defined and has its own limitations. The cast is well chosen and suited to their personality.

BuckeyeRed27
02-02-2011, 12:45 PM
I saw Agent Stahl (or at least the actress that plays her) at Starbucks yesterday afternoon. She's alive and well ;)

billyjordon
08-20-2011, 04:05 AM
This is without a doubt the best TV show I've seen, i've loved Sons since the first episode and it continues to get better. It is fun and mature action packed Drama and the storyline is just perfect.

izzy's dad
08-20-2011, 10:18 AM
This show is the only thing I would consider "appointment t.v." other than Reds, Bengals, Buckeyes. Fantastic.

CTA513
09-06-2011, 08:59 PM
Season 4 starts tonight

LoganBuck
09-29-2011, 02:20 PM
Season Four has been a little weird for me. Sutter is trying to hard to build a back story. Tuesday's episode was all about showing what SAMTAZ was going through with three distinct parallels to the SAMCRO storyline.

1. Bobby and Luann
2. The John Teller/Gemma Teller/Clay Morrow love triangle
3. The thought process behind the decisions to sell guns(John Teller backstory) and the drugs.

This season I find myself disliking the members of SAMCRO, and pulling for the new US Attorney Deputy who has set himself up as the focal point of the story. He is twisted like Stahl was, but eccentric, sneaky, manipulative, and likeable.

I know that Sutter likes to build his stories, I can't wait to see where he takes this one.

Joseph
09-29-2011, 10:50 PM
I'm still waiting for season 3 on netflix and not happy about it.

gilpdawg
09-30-2011, 04:33 AM
Season Four has been a little weird for me. Sutter is trying to hard to build a back story. Tuesday's episode was all about showing what SAMTAZ was going through with three distinct parallels to the SAMCRO storyline.

1. Bobby and Luann
2. The John Teller/Gemma Teller/Clay Morrow love triangle
3. The thought process behind the decisions to sell guns(John Teller backstory) and the drugs.

This season I find myself disliking the members of SAMCRO, and pulling for the new US Attorney Deputy who has set himself up as the focal point of the story. He is twisted like Stahl was, but eccentric, sneaky, manipulative, and likeable.

I know that Sutter likes to build his stories, I can't wait to see where he takes this one.

I agree. They are coming dangerously close to having SAMCRO become unlikeable, which isn't good when you are supposed to root for them.

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gilpdawg
10-26-2011, 12:16 AM
I take back what I said awhile back. This show is back on a roll.

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LoganBuck
10-26-2011, 12:21 AM
I take back what I said awhile back. This show is back on a roll.

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Agree, says this directv customer. #totallyhosed

MWM
02-02-2012, 11:41 PM
Man, this show really sucked for me in season 3. I really wanted to like it, and they were close, but they're just too lazy in the writing and execution. It's gotten harder to believe than even 24 was at its worst. Think I'll pass on next season.

LoganBuck
09-12-2012, 11:20 PM
This thread probably needs moved over to the other side.

What a start to the season. That scene with Tig and Pope was probably the most horrifying thing I have ever seen on any scene in any show.

BuckeyeRed27
09-14-2012, 12:56 PM
This thread probably needs moved over to the other side.

What a start to the season. That scene with Tig and Pope was probably the most horrifying thing I have ever seen on any scene in any show.

Yeah that was messed up. It was actually hard to watch.

This is setting up to be a super violent season.

hebroncougar
09-14-2012, 07:06 PM
Anyone know when season 4 is hitting netflix? I did all 3 seasons over the winter on netflix, and plan on dvr'ing 5 while I watch 4.

19braves77
09-15-2012, 02:04 AM
Great acting from Tig but I dont know if I can invest another 3 years in this show if they dont start wrapping up some story lines.
I understand its an action soap but unlike with Breaking Bad the plot has sucked out all the enjoyment of the show. The plot is now bigger then the characters and that is what killed Heroes. I literally had a hard time remembering all the story lines from last season so i need the 30 minutes they spent reminding me of what happened last season. Sutter needs to start laying the groundwork for the big exit.

Hoosier Red
09-18-2012, 11:03 PM
Great acting from Tig but I dont know if I can invest another 3 years in this show if they dont start wrapping up some story lines.
I understand its an action soap but unlike with Breaking Bad the plot has sucked out all the enjoyment of the show. The plot is now bigger then the characters and that is what killed Heroes. I literally had a hard time remembering all the story lines from last season so i need the 30 minutes they spent reminding me of what happened last season. Sutter needs to start laying the groundwork for the big exit.

Okay so I just have to know. And feel free to PM me if it's actually a big spoiler. But that scene on the bridge they show in all the previews; was the guy intentionally riding his bike off the bridge and the lady trying to stop him, or did he ride up near her and she threw him off course and he went over the side of the bridge on accident?

MWM
09-19-2012, 05:43 PM
How was season 4? Season 3 lost me, but I'm curious if 4 was any better.

lidspinner
09-21-2012, 10:27 PM
I agree the scene with tig and pope burning his daughter made me cringe.....I got choked up thinking about it. That was vivid and was some great acting.

LoganBuck
09-22-2012, 03:34 PM
Okay so I just have to know. And feel free to PM me if it's actually a big spoiler. But that scene on the bridge they show in all the previews; was the guy intentionally riding his bike off the bridge and the lady trying to stop him, or did he ride up near her and she threw him off course and he went over the side of the bridge on accident?

Sutter does that with all his promos. They are more symbolism of where the show may/could be going for the year. A few years ago, he had Clay and Jax playing chicken on motorcycles.

LoganBuck
09-22-2012, 03:37 PM
How was season 4? Season 3 lost me, but I'm curious if 4 was any better.

Season four had the new deputy USAG. He was worth watching by himself. The first 4-6 episodes were a little iffy. Things picked up big time towards the end of the season.

19braves77
09-24-2012, 02:50 AM
Anyboy figure out who is doing the breakin's? I have.

gilpdawg
09-24-2012, 03:47 AM
Anyboy figure out who is doing the breakin's? I have.

Unless you weren't paying attention it was obvious. You had to watch close though.

LoganBuck
09-24-2012, 02:49 PM
Anyboy figure out who is doing the breakin's? I have.

The real question is "Why are they doing the break-ins?"

kbrake
09-26-2012, 12:41 AM
Wow.

LoganBuck
09-26-2012, 01:03 AM
Kurt Sutter is a sick man.

kbrake
09-26-2012, 01:23 PM
I really didn't see that coming. Especially this early into the season.

Joseph
09-27-2012, 10:16 PM
He was my favorite Son, I haven't seen it, but its disappointing to hear.

CTA513
09-28-2012, 07:32 AM
Kind of SOA related since he was on the show, but the guy who played "Half Sack" (Johnny Lewis) was involved in murder suicide according to yahoo:

http://tv.yahoo.com/news/-sons-of-anarchy--star-johnny-lewis-dies-in-bizarre-double-death.html

TeamCasey
10-03-2012, 09:51 AM
You guys probably all saw this but I had NO IDEA until this morning.

Opie is the same guy as in Remember the Titans. I'm blown away.

19braves77
10-03-2012, 11:07 AM
I thought last nights episode was weak for a transition episode.

BuckeyeRed27
10-04-2012, 03:35 PM
I thought last nights episode was weak for a transition episode.

Agreed. Not every episode has to be great and action packed, but that one was just ok and painfully slow. They are also making Gemma too crazy. I like that she is a little nuts, but she is getting annoying.

LoganBuck
10-05-2012, 12:24 AM
Agreed. Not every episode has to be great and action packed, but that one was just ok and painfully slow. They are also making Gemma too crazy. I like that she is a little nuts, but she is getting annoying.

Yeah, Gemma just seems to be flailing.

lidspinner
10-06-2012, 10:48 PM
I must have missed it, who is doing the break ins?

CTA513
10-06-2012, 11:43 PM
I must have missed it, who is doing the break ins?

I could be wrong, but from the scene I saw a few weeks ago of some guys dumping a safe and other stuff in a dumpster it looks like its 2-3 guys from inside the club. I believe they are guys that joined up from another charter.

LoganBuck
10-10-2012, 04:51 PM
I won't be able to look at Boyd on Justified the same way ever again.

gilpdawg
10-13-2012, 10:15 PM
I could be wrong, but from the scene I saw a few weeks ago of some guys dumping a safe and other stuff in a dumpster it looks like its 2-3 guys from inside the club. I believe they are guys that joined up from another charter.

Yes. One of them is Pegleg Greg. They showed a quick shot of his fake leg when they broke into Unser's place.

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19braves77
10-17-2012, 10:36 AM
If you didn't see " Small World" don't read below:

Sometimes this show stretches the limits of believability while still be entertaining. I have a hard time to beleiving that many parties can agree on a drug deal and that no one other Unser thinks Clay was behind the break-in's. If Pope is so powerful, why not just move your own cocaine ? Jax kills the security guard but doesn't see that Pope is the real reason behind Opie's death ? The only thing that you cant argue is the killing of the worse character of SOA, Carla.

The Otto and Tara scene was not needed in the least.

One thing that Sutter does very well is find reguest scenes for his friends. Seeing Joel McHale was unexpected

lidspinner
10-28-2012, 03:29 PM
If you didn't see " Small World" don't read below:

Sometimes this show stretches the limits of believability while still be entertaining. I have a hard time to beleiving that many parties can agree on a drug deal and that no one other Unser thinks Clay was behind the break-in's. If Pope is so powerful, why not just move your own cocaine ? Jax kills the security guard but doesn't see that Pope is the real reason behind Opie's death ? The only thing that you cant argue is the killing of the worse character of SOA, Carla.

The Otto and Tara scene was not needed in the least.

One thing that Sutter does very well is find reguest scenes for his friends. Seeing Joel McHale was unexpected


I think jax is well aware pope was behind opes murder.....he is just trying to make some coin before they turn pope into worm food....just as they did the Irish man a few seasons ago.....sutter does a great job of the rope a dope.....I just hope he doesn't do this each season

LoganBuck
11-14-2012, 01:33 PM
So.....

Ummhh...

Yeah.....

gilpdawg
11-15-2012, 03:38 AM
Nothing more needs to be said.

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19braves77
11-18-2012, 07:17 PM
Good thing we have an additional 30 minutes the rest of the season to tie up these loose ends.

Poor Juice. He deserves better.For a group of "Brothers" they really dont share much until its too late.

I think this show ends with no charter in Charming and Tara driving off in the sunset with the kids. I dont see Nero, Unser, or Juice surviving this season.

919191
11-19-2012, 02:40 AM
Does anyone else see how the Juice character has chenged? He seemed almost happy-go-lucky the first 2 seasons, but not so much now. More of the nervous sort. Granted, circumstances have probably added huge amounts of stress to him, but to me his character is different now.

Todd Gack
11-19-2012, 04:04 PM
Good thing we have an additional 30 minutes the rest of the season to tie up these loose ends.

Poor Juice. He deserves better.For a group of "Brothers" they really dont share much until its too late.

I think this show ends with no charter in Charming and Tara driving off in the sunset with the kids. I dont see Nero, Unser, or Juice surviving this season.

If so, that'll be the end of SOA.

19braves77
11-19-2012, 04:18 PM
If so, that'll be the end of SOA.

Sutter said in his blog that he has SOA written out for 2 more seasons. I think that is how it ends in two years.

Todd Gack
11-20-2012, 04:22 PM
Sutter said in his blog that he has SOA written out for 2 more seasons. I think that is how it ends in two years.

Oh, I thought you meant that's how you think it'll end this year.

BuckeyeRed27
11-29-2012, 01:54 PM
Jax is ruthless. I mean I know that's the point of this season, but geez.

LoganBuck
11-29-2012, 02:22 PM
This season has gone so far over the edge, that I may give up on the show. I will watch the season finale, and then make a decision. Jax is crazy, Tara is crazy, Gemma is crazy, Clay is crazy, Juice is crazy, etc, etc, etc. I have lost empathy for the characters, that is typically the sign that I will stop watching. This show has always been about rooting for the bad guys, as of this point I don't like the bad guys.

LoganBuck
12-06-2012, 03:33 PM
This season has gone so far over the edge, that I may give up on the show. I will watch the season finale, and then make a decision. Jax is crazy, Tara is crazy, Gemma is crazy, Clay is crazy, Juice is crazy, etc, etc, etc. I have lost empathy for the characters, that is typically the sign that I will stop watching. This show has always been about rooting for the bad guys, as of this point I don't like the bad guys.

So then they go and completely redeem themselves!

mattfeet
12-06-2012, 03:38 PM
So then they go and completely redeem themselves!

:lol:

That was a FANTASTIC finale. Holy cow!

LoganBuck
09-11-2013, 11:14 PM
bump

BuckeyeRed27
09-12-2013, 01:49 PM
Show is catching a bit of heat for the school scene. It was pretty shocking and I had no idea where they were going with it until they showed the future clips.

Overall a good opening epispode and love having this show back.

CoachBombay
09-12-2013, 04:45 PM
CCH Pounder is going to be in the show starting next week.

unfortunate name but she was great in The Shield

TeamCasey
09-12-2013, 07:09 PM
My tape cut off the last 5 minutes. I think I missed the school scene.

BuckeyeRed27
09-12-2013, 07:36 PM
My tape cut off the last 5 minutes. I think I missed the school scene.

Spolier alert:


The kid in the school uniform they had been quasi following the whole episode sits down at a bench outside of his school. He gets out a note book and starts reading it and then the school bell rings. He puts down the note book and pulls an automatic gun out of his bag and walks into the school. They show the note book and it is full of drawings and generally bad and dark things. The shot stays outside the school and all you see is screaming and people running and blood on the window.

TeamCasey
09-12-2013, 07:43 PM
Holy crap. I thought throughout the episode that he'd be a victim. Wow.

mattfeet
09-14-2013, 02:44 PM
Yea, the school scene was pretty unexpected. It'll be quite important to see how Sutter ties that into the series and how/if he makes a point of it. If it's a glancing segment I bet he'll catch some heat.

-matt

LoganBuck
09-15-2013, 01:19 PM
Yea, the school scene was pretty unexpected. It'll be quite important to see how Sutter ties that into the series and how/if he makes a point of it. If it's a glancing segment I bet he'll catch some heat.

-matt

The previews for the season to come, after the show ended, included Nero saying to Jax that it was one of the illegal automatic weapons that Jax gave Nero's crew last season, that was used. So picture Sandy Hook, instead of a legal fire arm, imagine if that was an actual illegal automatic weapon, acquired through gun smuggling. That event will be the catalyst for the last two seasons. Some commentary on this episode I read, included commentary about new law enforcement characters on the show. You have to remember that this show is about bad people. In the end, the law enforcement side may win the day, even though Sutter has us rooting for the bad guy.

Joseph
09-15-2013, 03:23 PM
You have to remember that this show is about bad people. In the end, the law enforcement side may win the day, even though Sutter has us rooting for the bad guy.

I think you bring up a good point. TV writers are good at making us cheer for the bad guy sometimes. SOA is a prime example. For this show to have a 'happy' ending, the Sons need to go down.

19braves77
10-11-2013, 09:58 AM
Last two episodes have been great. SOA is a good our of tv when it stops being funny and dealing with anything with romance. Kutter struggles with that....

LoganBuck
10-11-2013, 02:22 PM
The Gemma-Tara-Wendy matrix is so annoying. That side storyline lurks in the background of every episode for the last year. Aside from the personal angst that it will eventually cause Jax when he inevitably finds out, no one cares. It does very little to advance the story. If Tara died in a hail of gunfire, it would probably make for a better story, in the weird way this show works.

RedTeamGo!
10-11-2013, 02:35 PM
The Gemma-Tara-Wendy matrix is so annoying. That side storyline lurks in the background of every episode for the last year. Aside from the personal angst that it will eventually cause Jax when he inevitably finds out, no one cares. It does very little to advance the story. If Tara died in a hail of gunfire, it would probably make for a better story, in the weird way this show works.

Completely agree. There is definitely some nepotism going on with Gemma. This storyline is such a waste of time, whenever they show the Gemma/Tara/Wendy scenes I just scroll twitter on my kindle.

I also have a theory regarding Wayne. I think he is going to be killed protecting the children.

CTA513
10-23-2013, 07:08 PM
I was not expecting Tara to do what she did in last nights episode.

:eek:

LoganBuck
10-26-2013, 02:09 PM
I was not expecting Tara to do what she did in last nights episode.

:eek:

Still stupid

BuckeyeRed27
11-18-2013, 07:50 PM
I got behind a couple episdoes and just caught up this weekend. The Tara plot is interesting in that it is very conflicted. Both scenes in the last episode with her and Gemma and then her and Jax were very well done I thought.

The breaking Clay out of jail plot is really stupid. I'm sure there will be some cool scene this week with lots of guns and explosions, but won't make the plot line less dumb.

19braves77
11-18-2013, 08:14 PM
Its possible that SOA is the best show on TV right now. I have a lot of problems with Walking Dead right now.

Joseph
11-18-2013, 11:21 PM
Sometimes I like Sons, sometimes not. I disagree that its better than TWD though. TWD is tops right now for me.

LoganBuck
11-18-2013, 11:26 PM
The breaking Clay out of jail plot is really stupid. I'm sure there will be some cool scene this week with lots of guns and explosions, but won't make the plot line less dumb.

Bolded for truth.

LoganBuck
11-18-2013, 11:27 PM
TWD Governor episode last night was excellent. Much better than FluPrison.

19braves77
11-20-2013, 03:23 AM
Sons of anarchy probably had their best episode last night. Kutter teaching both Homeland and Walking Dead on how to do "misdirection" correctly in a drama.

BuckeyeRed27
12-12-2013, 02:20 PM
Typical SOA feel good finale. I haven't had a mouth open staring at the screen moment on TV in a while, but that is exactly what happened during the Gemma/Tara scene.

I'm not sure how much I liked this season. I think I would probably rank it 4 or 5 out of 6. Just seemed to jumbled for me.

CoachBombay
12-12-2013, 02:30 PM
Typical SOA feel good finale. I haven't had a mouth open staring at the screen moment on TV in a while, but that is exactly what happened during the Gemma/Tara scene.

I'm not sure how much I liked this season. I think I would probably rank it 4 or 5 out of 6. Just seemed to jumbled for me.

Feel the same about this season..but yea that Tara/Gemma scene had my jaw dropped and eyes glued to the screen. I did not see that coming...

BuckeyeRed27
12-12-2013, 02:59 PM
Feel the same about this season..but yea that Tara/Gemma scene had my jaw dropped and eyes glued to the screen. I did not see that coming...

I think it was more you did see it coming, but not at all that like.

RedTeamGo!
12-12-2013, 03:43 PM
I have been watching Breaking Bad for the first time during this season of SoA and Breaking Bad is to Sons of Anarchy as Mozart is to Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch

bucksfan2
12-12-2013, 03:47 PM
I have been watching SOA on netfilx, oftentimes while doing something else. I am just on Season 5 but I just can't get excited about the show anymore. Opie was one of my favorite sons but they killed him off and Jax's transition has really made him unlikable. I think the story lines have become a little stretched and with the recent spoilers I have read I just don't know if I can get back into it.

New York Red
12-12-2013, 04:06 PM
I think it was more you did see it coming, but not at all that like.
Yea, we knew something was coming, but wow. I didn't see it playing out like that. At all.

:eek:

BuckeyeRed27
12-12-2013, 04:43 PM
I have been watching SOA on netfilx, oftentimes while doing something else. I am just on Season 5 but I just can't get excited about the show anymore. Opie was one of my favorite sons but they killed him off and Jax's transition has really made him unlikable. I think the story lines have become a little stretched and with the recent spoilers I have read I just don't know if I can get back into it.

I've heard this from other people that watch the show on Netflix. When Opie died it was a sad moment, but I didn't really mind that it happened. His role in the show had diminished a bit at that point and it seemed like it had been a long time since he had been a key character. I think when you binge watch the show a bit and there is less seperation between episodes there was more of a connection to Opie.

I do agree with your opinion on Jax. The key to this show is that you have to like and root for the bad guy. Jax has become a really bad guy and it has made it tough the last couple seasons (it doens't get better in Season 6).

19braves77
12-12-2013, 04:53 PM
Feel the same about this season..but yea that Tara/Gemma scene had my jaw dropped and eyes glued to the screen. I did not see that coming...

Sutter said that having to write out Toric four episodes earlier then expected didn't help. Donal Logue had scheduling conflicts with Game of Thrones. I enjoyed the season.

Going to need the Americans to come back on to fill a void.

New York Red
12-12-2013, 05:01 PM
Sutter said that having to write out Toric four episodes earlier then expected didn't help. Donal Logue had scheduling conflicts with Game of Thrones. I enjoyed the season.

Going to need the Americans to come back on to fill a void.
The Americans was easily my favorite new show of 2012. Can't wait for Season Two.

gilpdawg
12-13-2013, 05:11 AM
I have been watching SOA on netfilx, oftentimes while doing something else. I am just on Season 5 but I just can't get excited about the show anymore. Opie was one of my favorite sons but they killed him off and Jax's transition has really made him unlikable. I think the story lines have become a little stretched and with the recent spoilers I have read I just don't know if I can get back into it.

Well, since there's only one season left, I'd imagine Jax has a redemption coming. I always saw the show ending one of two ways, either Jax wins in the end, club goes into legit business, and continues on, or they all go down, and you flash forward 20 years in the final scene to find his kids getting into the game.

MWM
12-13-2013, 12:30 PM
I have been watching SOA on netfilx, oftentimes while doing something else. I am just on Season 5 but I just can't get excited about the show anymore. Opie was one of my favorite sons but they killed him off and Jax's transition has really made him unlikable. I think the story lines have become a little stretched and with the recent spoilers I have read I just don't know if I can get back into it.

This is pretty much exactly how I feel about it. I thought season 1 was pretty good, but it didn't capture me like it did some others, but I liked it enough to watch season 2. I didn't care much for that season but didn't hate it so thought I'd give season 3 a chance. I thought season 3 was just bad, so I didn't watch season 4 until much later when I was bored and needed something.

I actually thought season 4 was decent, so I decided to watch season 5 while it was on TV. I thought it was just bad TV. If that was season 1, it would not have been renewed. I almost stopped mid-season and wish I would have. I watched the first episode of this season and haven't watched since. I checked in on this thread to see if this season was any good and haven't read anything to make me want to watch.

For me, TV dramas have to either have great plotting/writing, or great character. The plotting has been all over the place, so that no longer interests me. The bigger problem with SoA, in my opinion, is that the characters just aren't interesting to me at all. They're all very fictional, with nothing authentic about them. The Jax character could be somewhat interesting, but the actor is so bad that I lose interest. Villains can be great characters in TV dramas, but none of the SoA characters fit that bill for me. Gemma is just not a believable character and she alone made me not want to watch the show anymore, not in a "I hate her so much, which means the actor must be doing a great job" type of way. I can't really explain it, but Gemma makes me want to stop watching, even though I think Sagal does a good job.

Justified is a good example of what works for me, but doesn't in SoA. The plotting is fun, but can be a little out there. The show almost has that "we're not going to take things too seriously" type of feel to it, IMO. But the characters and acting are fantastic. I watch that show because it has great characters and great writing....so many memorable lines. Justified is what SoA wants to be, IMO.

RedTeamGo!
12-13-2013, 02:24 PM
Sons of Anarchy is just too unbelievable at this point.

Every character on the show in real life would be in prison right now. There is way too much evidence for them to be free. They consistently commit bloody murders and then just leave the crime scene and nothing ever comes of it.

jwertz
12-13-2013, 06:26 PM
Well, since there's only one season left, I'd imagine Jax has a redemption coming. I always saw the show ending one of two ways, either Jax wins in the end, club goes into legit business, and continues on, or they all go down, and you flash forward 20 years in the final scene to find his kids getting into the game.

I either read or saw an interview with Kurt Sutter where he said Sons was inspired by Hamlet. If so I don't see how this series ends well for Jax.