Thursday, January 19, 2012

TV Obsession: Sons of Anarchy

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.

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 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.

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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?

26 comments:

fluff and fripperies said...

I've never seen it but will make every effort to rectify that, it sounds amazing and I am on the lookout for a new show! xo

Adele said...

I was totally hooked on lost too, never missed an episode. We haven't had this show in the UK yet....maybe it'll come soon xoxo
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shooting star said...

no never seen it..thoug it keeps havinf re runs...but if u say its good..will watch an episode!!

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joanne hegarty said...

Hi Erin

I've never heard of this but I will keep an eye out for this now. I hope you are well. We watched The Wire manically for a month !


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Heather said...

I've never watched this - but I've heard it's excellent!

XO
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shopgirl said...

i get like that too with a t.v. show. it happened with sex and the city. i really miss that show!

xo

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Erin said...

Erin, we really are TV twins. I just started it but I'm completely obsessed, too. I'm trying to catch up so that Yuri and I can watch together (being that he's all motorcycle obsessed and whatnot). It seriously is a shame that you live in a different part of the state :)

Jess said...

It's on my list of must watch but I just haven't found the time for 1 hour dramas. My brother keeps telling me to stop watching stupid shows so I can watch it.

amy b.s. said...

okay, everyone that i've talked to that watches sons of anarchy loves it. i may have to get into it on reruns this summer!

Lorena said...

Never heard of this -
however I am totally mesmerized by Revenge.

Tina Lane said...

Maybe me and the hubs will give it a chance. I tend to be late to the party of tv series.

Jax said...

I'm deff checking out this show. Why?? B/c you compared it to Lost!! I loveddd Lost.

Emmy said...

Ooooo...I've never seen this show. Am gonna see if I can catch it. Was a big LOST fan too, and I miss it:(

Gawgus things... said...

I definitely need to get myself hooked on this then! I love being able to watch 3 or 4 episodes in a row. I got like that with True Blood!

Emma xx

beancakes said...

love the looks of this show, will have to try and watch! also ccr went to el cerrito high, right next to albany + berkeley, ca!
xx, k

MrsBitchface said...

never seen it, but it looks so good!!!

xo

Alina said...

I haven t heard about this show, but it looks interesting!

awhite said...

I haven't seen it, but I have a few friends that are superfans and I'm considering catching up on what I've missed. :)

-Ashley
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Erin said...

I do not watch-but the trailer looked interesting for sure! I will have to check it out!

xx

Erin @ http://www.trufflesnruffles.com/

Style, She Wrote said...

My fiancee tried to get me to watch it but I was too wary to try. Maybe I will now! xo style, she wrote

Alena: Oh, It's Just Perfect! said...

I haven't even heard of this show! I can't wait to try it! Thanks for the info!

Sizzle and Zoom said...

You know this is my guilty pleasure. All those good looking bad boys who wouldn't want to watch it?

ajg-jane said...

I haven't seen it..can I jump in now?

Jen said...

OH MY GOSH. I watched all four seasons in the span of two weeks. It was pathetic and awesome of me, haha. I am so glad you liked it as much as I did and I wish we didn't have to wait until fall for a new season!!

Jax is by far my favorite character - I mean he is just hot whether his hair is short or long. Swoon.

Kathy S said...

I loved Lost too. Doctor Who is definitely my obsession at the moment though.

Sara said...

Omg I love this show, it’s one of the best I have ever seen and I always bug my friends to watch it, because they don’t know what they are missing! You have an awesome blog by the way and I am a new follower! Hope you will like my blog and follow back!
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