Sons of Anarchy is a show that’s had a lot of ups and downs for me. On one hand it’s one of the best modern American-outlaw shows I’ve seen. It’s hard to argue with the thrill and cool-factor associated with the motorcycle gangs, tattoos, leather and guns. When I first saw Eastern Promises (2007), starring Viggo Mortensen, I must admit I was a little mystified by the whole Russian prison/gang tattoo thing. Some of that exists in this show with their tattoos, patches and pins, but I still haven’t figured out what they all mean.
I’ve never been a soap opera person, but I must admit I was really getting into the storylines and plot twists. After my two favorite characters had been killed off in seasons four and five, I threw in the towel. I called it quits and said, “no more.” Well, it’s been a few months and I decided I had cooled down a bit. The sixth season is going to start this fall and I decided I needed to get over it and watch season five. The rest of the episodes turned out to be not so bad. I know this is by no means reality and the story that unfolds is often ludicrous, that doesn’t mean it’s not fun to watch. In a build-up to my thoughts on season five, I’m going to re-post some thoughts on seasons one through four back in the day.