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”

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”

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”

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”

That’s a wrap: Extended thoughts on Comic-Con 2010 and what series are buzzing

As you hopefully know, I've been away for the last week or so, and for the last part of that trip, I was in San Diego for my first Comic-Con experience. Like I said in my return post, I enjoyed SDCC immensely. I had done lots of research on the event and asked questions of people … Continue reading That’s a wrap: Extended thoughts on Comic-Con 2010 and what series are buzzing

Surveillance Summer Watch, Sons of Anarchy: One down, one to go

If you’d like to check out previous posts in this series, visit the Surveillance Summer Watch page. I've had a lot of balls in the air recently, which have prevented me from getting through my viewing of Sons of Anarchy. However, I did recently complete the first season and figured I should at least post something, … Continue reading Surveillance Summer Watch, Sons of Anarchy: One down, one to go

Surveillance Summer Watch, Sons of Anarchy: A family affair

If you’d like to check out previous posts in this series, visit the Surveillance Summer Watch page. After I finished up the first season of The West Wing I was ready for something else to occupy my television viewing time, if only for a little bit. I sent out a tweet asking followers if I should … Continue reading Surveillance Summer Watch, Sons of Anarchy: A family affair