Every once in a while, I will become slightly obsessed with a tv show. It happened when I saw the first episode of Lost. I was instantly taken in. Husband and I caught it during the summer after the first season it was on. One episode a night wasn't enough. Before we knew it we had watched the entire first season in about a week and a half. We never missed an episode during its entire run (although I did find the ending very unsatisfying, but that is another post). I haven't felt that way about a tv show in a very long time.
Recently, I had a few people recommend Sons of Anarchy to me as a show I would like. So husband and I decided to stream the first episode. I am pretty sure we watched at least two more that night. Before we knew it, between Thanksgiving and Christmas, we had watched all four seasons. I don't know how it happened, but we couldn't watch them fast enough. I found myself yelling at the tv at times. I laughed. I threw things. I might have even cried a time or two.
If you are not familiar with the show, it is about a motorcycle club in the fictional town of Charming, CA (which I hear is actually modeled after Lodi, a central valley town not to far from the Bay Area). The main character, Jax, has a newborn son, which makes him reconsider the direction of his life and his club (he is vice president). Katey Sagal plays his mother, Gemma, who I can only describe as a nurturing badass. If you want to read more about the premise, you can find details here.
This is the trailer from the pilot episode. The show has a lot of everything geared toward mature audiences in it...sex, drugs, violence (and I mean a LOT of it). So I am going to give my disclaimer that the trailer (and the show) is for mature audiences only.
Are you a Sons of Anarchy fan too? If you haven't seen it, did I tempt you? If you do watch, who is your favorite character?