Sons of Anarchy | Show Review

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Sons of Anarchy is an American show created by Kurt Sutter. It revolves around an outlaw Harley Davidson motorcycle club situated in the fictional town of Charming, California. Sons of Anarchy Motorcycle club Redwood Original is the full name of the club which in short is referred as SAMCRO throughout the show.

Sons of Anarchy aka sons aka SAMCRO

Throughout the show, the members of the club are referred to as SAMCRO, which fits in line with the theme song which says – the crow flies straight…

SAMCRO is involved with gun-running throughout the western United States and deals with many rival gangs and politicians and authorities. As Vice-President and later President of SAMCRO, Jax struggles with the everyday dealings of the club and the legacy of his father, the founder of the club

Charlie Hunnam plays the protagonist Jackson Jax Teller

The main protagonist of this show is Jackson Teller fondly known as Jax by fellow Sons. Charlie Hunnam plays the role of Jax to perfection where he has given us all a charming but deadly outlaw to root for!

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Riding to the danger zone!

Each season involves two parallel plot lines that intertwine and overlap: the first centers on the personal life of Jax and his immediate family while the second deals with SAMCRO.

Throughout the series, Jax makes choices which he thinks would safeguard his children a better future. Amidst all the violence and mayhem this show tells about the plight of a father who wants to do the right thing.

 Katey Sagal plays the matriarch Gemma Teller

Gemma Teller is an important character in Sons of Anarchy as she is not only Jax’s mother but also an oldlady to the club’s president Clay Morrow. Katey Sagal has done pure justice with her role of a sole emotional anchor for her son and SAMCRO. She is the one who has seen it all since the beginning and so, has many secrets hidden under layers of her emotions.

Sons of Anarchy storyline

Jax’s pregnant wife Wendy overdoses on Heroine which calls for an emergency c-section. She delivers a baby boy whom Jax names Abel. One day while scavenging the storage unit, Jax discovers a “manifesto” authored by his father, the deceased founder of SAMCRO, describing his hopes for the club. The drama unfolds when fate brings him once again closer to his first love Tara (played by Maggie Siff) who works at St Thomas hospital in Charming. Jax finds himself at a crossroads when he has to steer the club on a legit path simultaneously managing his new role as a father.

Sons of Anarchy has shades of Shakespearean tragedy Hamlet

sons of anarchy jax teller

Show creator Kurt Sutter believes the show has some elements from the great Shakespearean novel Hamlet. Similar to Hamlet, Jax’s father John Teller was usurped by his father’s SAMCRO “brother” Clay, who then married Jax’s mother Gemma. Jax’s murder of the innocent Jury in season 7 mirrors Hamlet’s murder of the innocent Polonius in that which ultimately leads to his downfall.

Final Verdict

Sons of Anarchy is a show filled with Harleys, guns and family problems. The camaraderie among the club folks calls for a celebration as you come across a bunch of diverse people with a similar ambition. This is a show about understanding the value of something which is seen as bigger than an individual.


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