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Primetime Show Reviews
"Sons of Anarchy"
review by Suzanne
4th Season Premieres Tuesday September 6th on FX
This show is always so well-written and has some of the best
actors and actresses that you will find anywhere. The show has great, compelling
drama with many layers of story and complex characters. Exciting, explosive
action happens in every episode. Twists, turns, and lots of shocking things
However, it's hard to watch because the characters on the show are such scum.
It's really hard for me to watch anything where all of the people are such
loathsome people who commit terrible violence and break the law. I like to have
some good guys to root for, not just bad guys and worse guys.
It's hard to reconcile a character like Jax, for instance, who is such a nice
guy with his girlfiend and kids, and then turns around and kills people. I don't
care what the rationale for the killing is, it's still killing.
Last season, Clay, Jax and a lot of the others went to prison. At the beginning
of this season, they get out and go back to causing trouble in Charming. They
have to deal with more gang politics, and a new police presence. FX sent me the
first 3 episodes of the season. I watched them, and they were very good. The
story always sucks me in, as much as I hate when it does!
Things look exciting for the new season!
Update: I just received a DVD from FX with the next three
episodes of the season. They are just as exciting and explosive as the other
ones from this year. Clay keeps doing some sneaky things, and Juice is
having a hard time with being a new police information. His actions really get
himself and others into serious trouble. Jax does something very violent and
shocking, but not wholly unjustified. I wish I could tell you more, but I don't
want to spoil it. You don't want to miss them!
Another Update: This week's episodes on 11/22 is a stunner!
Don't miss it. It has a really shocking ending (although I'm guessing that next
week's episode will reveal that "all is not as it seems", just like it when
Juice tried to hang himself). Still, it's good. I enjoy how everything is coming
to a head this season.
Finale update: The Season Four finale is really good. It could
easily have been a series finale, although a mite depressing (then again, this
is not exactly a warm and fuzzy show; anything short of everyone in the show
dying in a massive gun battle or explosion is uplifting).
I don't want to give spoilers, but as you know from the recent episodes, things
are coming to a head. Let's just say things don't go as anyone planned. Jax ends
up in both a good and bad way. He doesn't get what he wants, but one could argue
that he ends in a great position. Clay, not so much. Don't miss it!
I think Jax is the true hero of the show (if anyone in this show could truly be
called a hero, since they are all murderers, liars, thieves, drug dealers,
etc.). Clay is the main protagonist but also the main villain. He's sort of the
J.R. Ewing of the show, while Gemma is the female equivalent. The show always
sucks you into liking the people and then BAM! they do something truly
Sometimes I hate myself for watching the show and enjoying it, but it's
definitely never dull, and I never regret that I have finished watching it
because I'm always so bowled over by the twists and turns of the plot.
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