Sons of Anarchy

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This season of FX’s original series, Sons of Anarchy, begins with SAMCRO fresh out of jail and back into Charming. Upon their arrival, they encounter new law enforcement and head right back to business.
Starring
Charlie HunnamKatey SagalMark Boone Junior
Genres
DramaAction
Subtitles
English [CC]
Audio languages
English
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  1. 1. Out
    September 5, 2011
    60min
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    English
    Fresh out of jail, SAMCRO reunites with family, confronts new Charming law enforcement, and shifts business alliances.
  2. 2. Booster
    September 12, 2011
    48min
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    The Sons of Anarchy are forced to make a decision that could challenge the future of the club.
  3. 3. Dorylus
    September 19, 2011
    43min
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    SAMCRO encounters an unlikely foe when a piece of their business goes missing.
  4. 4. Una Venta
    September 26, 2011
    42min
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    SAMCRO makes a run to set up a new business venture while Gemma makes a new ally in Charming.
  5. 5. Brick
    October 3, 2011
    44min
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    SAMCRO enlists a former foe to help stop the advancement of Charming Heights, while the Sheriff presses Juice for more information.
  6. 6. With an X
    October 11, 2011
    42min
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    SAMCRO's relationship with the Cartel is in jeopardy when an important package is compromised.
  7. 7. Fruit for the Crows
    October 17, 2011
    42min
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    SAMCRO deals with the fallout from a death threat made against Tara.
  8. 8. Family Recipe
    October 24, 2011
    46min
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    An important club vote gets side tracked when SAMCRO is forced to deal with dangerous external threats against the club.
  9. 9. Kiss
    October 31, 2011
    47min
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    SAMCRO gets word that the Niners have made a new alliance that directly impacts their own agenda.
  10. 10. Hands
    November 8, 2011
    43min
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    Jax and Tara get a glimpse of life without SAMCRO but discover that their reality is hard to escape.
  11. 11. Call of Duty
    November 14, 2011
    60min
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    SAMCRO faces a powerful adversary that threatens their business with the Cartel.
  12. 12. Burnt and Purged Away
    November 22, 2011
    47min
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    SAMCRO negotiates with the Irish Kings to secure the future of the club.
  13. 13. To Be - Act 1
    November 29, 2011
    46min
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    Jax is confronted with a new challenge that threatens his family and his club.
  14. 14. To Be - Act 2
    December 6, 2011
    42min
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    Jax must overcome great obstacles as he attempts to finalize the gun deal between the Irish and the cartel.

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Directors
Paris BarclayGuy FerlandGwyneth Horder-PaytonPeter WellerBilly GierhartKurt SutterStephen KayAdam ArkinTerrence O'HaraPaul Maibaum
Season year
2011
Network
FX
Content advisory
Smokingsubstance usealcohol usenudityfoul languagesexual contentviolence
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4.8 out of 5 stars

7314 global ratings

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D. AksReviewed in the United States on August 30, 2012
4.0 out of 5 stars
An action-packed soap opera
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Motorcycle gangs. Shoot outs. Tough guys. Rock 'n roll. This is a MAN'S show, correct? No soapy stuff here. Not correct. This is through and through a SOAP OPERA, disguised with the leather jackets and tough guys. Don't get me wrong - this is an excellent show. It is definitely captivating, the acting is great, and it is NON-STOP drama and action. As far as one of the best shows EVER? I think some people are getting ahead of themselves.

The thing that really separates the epitome of excellent television (The Wire, The Sopranos, Breaking Bad) from very good television (Sons of Anarchy, for example), is the fact that in the first types of shows, people don't really change. This mimics real life, where people generally remain relatively the same over long periods of time once they reach a certain age. Of course people can do complete 180s in their lives and change, but at the core....people generally remain the same. EXCELLENT television is generally a little slow moving in character development, since in real life people don't change from day to day. These shows don't rely on cheap thrills and love triangles and constant jaw-dropping character changes and motives. They have to rely on...wait for this....great writing.

Enter Sons of Anarchy. It is one of the biggest rollercoaster emotional ride experience on television, with people and their motives CONSTANTLY changing and evolving from episode to episode. People get kidnapped, everyone is a liar and a backstabber, and one minute something is a crucial element to the plot, and the next it's dropped/forgiven/forgotten. The writers are masters at creating drama and non-stop action, but as far as realistic portrayals of human beings (something that the show is trying to achieve - make us empathize with these characters), this gets a 4/10. They are the show that relies on cheap thrills and twists to make a show. Does it make it bad? Not necessarily. Not every show is made to be in the ranks of shows like The Sopranos. Kurt Sutter has commented that all of the excess, ridiculous, over-the-top drama is purposeful and for good television. This is quite probable, but is it an excuse or the truth? With the way some of the characters act (Gemma in particular), I believe that the show is trying to make me feel like this show is more than just constant drama and twists, but something more deep and meaningful. And I'm not feeling it.

The acting is really great, there is no denying that. I'm still not convinced that I buy Ron Perlman (Clay) as tough biker, but I've come to deal with it. This is a very Clay-focused season. Katey Sagal as Gemma is wonderful as always, and is absolutely superb with the material she is given. My only problem with her character is that sometimes the writers push the "matriarch" card a little too hard. Ever see the end of Mystic River, where the wife gives Sean Penn that "king" speech? Every time Gemma talks it sort of reminds me of that, and it's a little annoying after 4 seasons. Also, Maggie Siff as Tara Knowles continues to bore the hell out of me, and it's been obvious since season 1 that they are setting her up to become the new "matriarch" of the club. Predictable/cliche, much?

I also still can't forgive the sudden drop of Wendy (Drea de Mateo) in season 2. In season 1 she is living with Jax and there is a major storyline between Gemma/Tara/Wendy, and in the next season Wendy completely dropped off the face of the earth along with the storyline, and then she returns this season.....? Disjointed storylines like this are never signs of excellent television. Her character was inconvenient for the growth of Tara/Jax, so they just dropped her. Lazy writing.

Charlie Hunnam is an amazing actor (can you believe he is a British stage actor?) and totally convincing for his role. Everyone else is very good - I love Kim Coates, Mark Boone Junior, Theo Rossi, Tommy Flanagan, and probably my favorite - Dayton Callie as Wayne Unser. He was terrific in Deadwood, and equally great in this show. The show still has a total obsession with using Deadwood characters - over 13 to date, but that's a great thing and they make a great addition to the show. This season we're joined by Ray McKinnon, another Deadwood actor (the Reverend!) as Assistant U.S. Attorney, Lincoln Potter, and as usual, this guy is just amazingly weird and a terrific addition to the cast.

SoA is not lacking in drama or great acting, but I think a more slow-paced show (somewhat like the first season) would do it justice and make it a little less silly and a little more gritty. I definitely recommend this show to anyone though that is interested in a high-action, intense, dramatic show with lots of twists, turns, extremely sappy moments and great acting performances. Even with the all of the criticism I gave it, it's still easily in the top 10 best dramas currently on television, hence the high rating. I'm definitely not going to stop watching.
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Bob G.Reviewed in the United States on August 8, 2015
3.0 out of 5 stars
Unrealistic But Enjoyable
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Three and a half stars might be a better rating. This show falls into a weird category for my wife and me as we can't stop watching it yet we can't help but find several faults with it as well. I don't want to give any spoilers or anything, so I'll generalize and say that there's no way so many murders can happen in a small town and barely anyone every gets caught. Even if the police are somewhat under your power. There have been quite a few episodes where I found myself saying, "oh, come on!" or "yeah, right!" Also, the show borders on being a soap opera at times, but then again, so did other better series, like the Sopranos or Mad Men. But we still binge watch it at times and it's definitely a lot of fun, especially once you get to know some of the characters well. If you can suspend your disbelief for a while you will thoroughly enjoy S.O.A.
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TeaElleSeaReviewed in the United States on June 13, 2013
5.0 out of 5 stars
Hooked From Season One
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I got into this show late, so I was able to watch Seasons 1, 2, 3 in a marathon style viewing. On one hand I'm glad that I got to overdose on so many episodes at once. On the other hand, I can't believe I missed out on this amazing show for as long as I did.

Since anyone can find many critics reviews, fan sites, and twitter accounts related to this show, I will try to keep my review short and sweet: I made my cousin, my housemate, and my bestie watch this entire series - all at separate times. Thus I have watched the entire series approximately 4 times (as I watched with each of them and once on my own). I have found new layers to the story with every viewing. Each one of them thanked me for introducing them to this show & each one sends me ridiculous amounts of text messages on Tuesday nights when the show is playing live - of course we only reply during commercials because it is impossible to tear your eyes away from the screen when the show is airing.

Overall - this is the first TV show that I actually bought all of the DVD set for each season. This would be the first entertainment item that would accompany me to a deserted island. Although I buy the Amazon Season Pass now with my Roku box, I will still buy the DVDs upon their release just for the extras on the discs. Yes, this show is worth paying for it twice!
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Jonathan TerlandReviewed in the United States on November 26, 2012
5.0 out of 5 stars
Never thought I'd be a SOA follower
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What to say about SOA...

Well, I'm not normally into these types of shows. I don't like crooked cops and I like criminals even less, but holy smokes! I watched the first episode and I had to watch the next and then the next and so on and so forth. Now, I would not have purchased this season because I don't know how many times I will watch it over and over again, but I could not leave SOA and not see where the story was going. The season wasn't free...yet. So I purchased it. I'm not sorry I did, but then a week later Prime put it out for free. Oh well. I'll be purchasing Season 5 when it comes out...

Very few shows get you rooting for the bad guys or leave you at the end of the show wondering what's going to happen next. That was the problem. I would watch one episode and the way it ended would force me to watch the next one. That's the way it went until I finished season 4.
Kathleen SimmonsReviewed in the United States on July 28, 2014
5.0 out of 5 stars
If you love the cast of "The Shield"..............
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This series just continues to surprise me. It has the best ensemble cast going. And I've noticed a real connection with the series "The Shield". I saw Dutch (Jay Karnes) in the first season and love that as I always enjoy his work, no matter what kind of character he plays. I think Lem (Kenny Johnson) showed up in Season 3 and Ronnie (David Rees Snell) as well as Aceveda (Benito Martinez) showed up in this one. I think Claudette (CCH Pounder) is scheduled to appear in this or the next. Dare I hope to see Michael Chiklis (Vic Mackey) or Shane (Walton Goggins)? Was also pleased to see Danny Trejo (Machete, Spy Kids, Con Air). He plays such a great bad guy! The rest of the cast continues to turn in stellar performances which make you continue to watch a show about bad people doing bad things! It has yet to disappoint.
JohnReviewed in the United States on March 15, 2016
5.0 out of 5 stars
Opie for the Win
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Finally, we get the reward that we've been waiting for and Opie, again, does the one thing that we've all been wanting to do.

The Cartel Storyline played out almost to neat and clean in my book but the real story behind them was a nice little out of left field move. Clay's Story is where this season is at. They setup things for the next three seasons to come with the Irish.

The final song of the season... Epic choice.

Rat is my new favorite character on the supporting side. The DA Guy had SOOO much potential that they squandered but he honestly left in EPIC style. Just a lot of good happening overall.
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Johnny L. KozloskyReviewed in the United States on July 27, 2022
1.0 out of 5 stars
Disapointment!
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Was excited to get the next season of SOA.
When it finally came it had wrong country code and would not work. STILL waiting for the replacement. It’s been nearly TWO MONTHS!!! Surely the mail isn’t THAT slow???
EdgeReviewed in the United States on October 26, 2012
5.0 out of 5 stars
GREAT SHOW!!!
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I had been seeing advertisements for Sons Of Anarchy and thought it looked interesting but never really sat down and watched it. When I became a Prime Member, I noticed that I could watch the first three seasons of SOA for free. Well, after watching the second episode of the first season, I was hooked. I was SO glad that I had three seasons ahead of me that I could watch anytime I wanted to because I flew through them. One of the most striking things I noticed about Sons is that main characters in the show get killed off regularly and it leaves you shaken because it's rarely done in most shows. But because all the characters are strong, you are not left with a gap when one of them is eliminated. You never know what to expect with each episode. My original plan was to watch the first three seasons for free hoping that by the time I got to the fourth season, it would be free also. Didn't happen. I ended up paying $20 to watch the fourth season (totally worth it), and now I am recording the episodes of the fifth season. On the last episode, Jemma wrecks the SUV with Jackson and Lara's kids in it because of her drug use. Again, it's that OMG feeling because you never think that Gemma would do something like that with her grandkids in the vehicle, especially after Lara's hesitancy to let Gemma be around the children. Now you're thinking, what is Jackson and Lara going to do?....what will Wendy (the mother of Jackson's oldest son) do? Gemma harassed Wendy unmercifully and now she (Gemma) is doing pretty much the same time. I can hardly wait until the next episode...
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