Review: Sons of Anarchy, “Hands”

Sons of Anarchy is having one heck of a season, no? Whether or not Kurt Sutter agrees with most of the criticisms of the mediocre third season, it is apparent that he decided to push the series back towards the things it does best in season four. Now that we’re coming to the final stretch … Continue reading Review: Sons of Anarchy, “Hands”

Review: Sons of Anarchy, “Family Recipe”

  When I checked in with Sons of Anarchy last week, I couched many of my praises with some concerns. Sons had been having a very good season that led to a number of truly great moments last week, moments that I didn’t actually expect to come until the end of the season. But amid … Continue reading Review: Sons of Anarchy, “Family Recipe”

Season Premiere review — Sons of Anarchy, “Out”

“We’re not a gang, we’re a motorcycle club.” Like many of you, I come into this season of Sons of Anarchy with complicated feelings. As I’ve discussed a few times, I found the third season to be pretty tepid, but I don’t think I was as disappointed as most – if only because I didn’t … Continue reading Season Premiere review — Sons of Anarchy, “Out”

Fall Television “Preview”: Four series with problems to solve

With September upon us, the fall television season is just around the corner. At random times over the next few weeks, I’ll be posting some preview-like pieces about what is to come over the next few months. Just like last year, I haven’t seen any of the season’s new series – no pilots or anything. … Continue reading Fall Television “Preview”: Four series with problems to solve

Sons of Anarchy, “Widening Gyre”

If you've been following along with my thoughts on season three of Sons of Anarchy, you probably recognize that I"m a little cold on this season -- and I think, for good reason. Things have been really slow-moving and honestly, at some times, boring. I've said previously that I totally understand where Kurt Sutter and … Continue reading Sons of Anarchy, “Widening Gyre”

Sons of Anarchy, “Oiled”

After a gripping premiere full of characters taking action, "Oiled" is much more subdued and exposition-heavy, as Sons of Anarchy settles in with its multitude of plot lines for season three. And while the ending result is not as enjoyable as "So" last week, the more subdued approach here is necessary to move forward.Early in … Continue reading Sons of Anarchy, “Oiled”

Season Premiere — Sons of Anarchy, “So”

Damn, what a way to usher in the new television season. At the end of Sons of Anarchy's second season, all the fissures in the SAMCRO and Teller-Morrow families had been put aside to face more external threats, ones that left Half Sack dead, Gemma on the run and Jax's son, Abel, abducted. Most viewers … Continue reading Season Premiere — Sons of Anarchy, “So”

Fall TV “Preview”: Eight cliffhangers I can’t wait to see resolved

The fall television season is just about to begin! To celebrate, I'll be doing a series of fun features and previews for both returning and brand-new series. I have not seen any of the new pilots or premieres from veteran series, and thus the quotes around preview. No matter, that won't stop me from doing … Continue reading Fall TV “Preview”: Eight cliffhangers I can’t wait to see resolved