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‘Sons of Anarchy’ is ‘Sopranos’ on motorcycles

September 3, 2008 by  

It’s amazing how quickly groundbreaking becomes conventional. That’s certainly true of TV’s love affair with anti-heroes and morally ambiguous characters. Once upon a time, they were seldom seen. In the nine years since HBO’s “The Sopranos” premiered, these rough-edged characters have become the norm.

They certainly rule in FX’s “Sons of Anarchy” (10 p.m. Wednesday), which can be boiled down to this: It’s “The Sopranos” on motorcycles with a slightly less complex, less subtle psychological component.

Instead of detailing the life of a mob “family,” “Sons” focuses on a violent, law-breaking biker gang, the Sons of Anarchy Motorcycle Club Redwood Original. Just as in a mob family, there’s a boss, Clay (Ron Perlman, “Hellboy,” “Beauty and the Beast”), who’s president of the club. His stepson, Jax (Charlie Hunnam) is vice president.

The full write up can be found here…

I have a class tonight so I doubt I will feeling like watching it, but I will probably set the Tivo.  If you happen to check out the first episode tonight (Sept 3 at 10pm), let us know what you think.

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