Season Finale — Sons of Anarchy, “NS”

As Sons of Anarchy's third season comes to close, I found myself wondering if I could even muster up the energy to write about the finale, "NS," and the season as a whole. I looked back to my thoughts on the freaking awesome premiere, "SO," and also my Summer Surveillance posts on the series -- … Continue reading Season Finale — Sons of Anarchy, “NS”

Sons of Anarchy, “Firinne”

It might have taken most of the season, but Sons of Anarchy's third season is finally resembling the heights of season two, as "Firinne" feels like both the culmination of a lot of frustrating times for Jax and us at home and a launching pad for some interesting things to come in the final three episodes. After the … Continue reading Sons of Anarchy, “Firinne”

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