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”

TV Surveillance Podcast Episode 10 — There are no ‘Good Guys’ on this show

In the latest episode of the TV Surveillance Podcast, I'm joined by my buddy Les Chappell for a lengthy discussion of Sons of Anarchy's rock-solid fourth season and Les shrewdly shills for FX and their smartphone applications. Reminder: You can now subscribe to the podcast on iTunes, should you like to do so.

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”

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”

Surveillance Summer Watch, Sons of Anarchy: Families fall apart, come together

If you’d like to check out previous posts in this series, visit the Surveillance Summer Watch page. It's really unfortunate that this is the final post in my Surveillance Summer Watch series. Just as it always happens, the summer was much busier than I had expected it to be, with work, trips and currently-airing television taking … Continue reading Surveillance Summer Watch, Sons of Anarchy: Families fall apart, come together