SONS OF ANARCHY Recap: “Playing with Monsters”

     September 24, 2014

Sons of Anarchy has always seemed to pride itself on having the twistiest of plots, and “Playing with Monsters” played right into that.  The issue is, episodes like these cut deeply into character development time, which last week’s great “Toil and …

SONS OF ANARCHY Recap: “Toil and Till”

     September 17, 2014

Over the years, Sons of Anarchy has been its best when its stories relate to the club, and club politics.  Gangsters (and gang-busting law-enforcement) may come and go, but SAMCRO is forever.  Too often in the last few seasons, the show has …

SONS OF ANARCHY Recap: “Aon Rud Persanta”

     July 11, 2014

A major complaint about Sons of Anarchy this season has been the fact that we were promised change, and it didn’t come (at least, in any real terms).  Last week’s episode was particularly frustrating, because it illustrated more than most the concept …

SONS OF ANARCHY Recap – “Huang Wu”

     July 11, 2014

Sons of Anarchy missed a great opportunity in “Huang Wu.”  Instead of a talky episode devoted to more Irish BS and Tara’s unravelling, we could have spent an hour with Happy eating Chinese food and watching cartoons.  Best kidnapping ever?  Instead, …

SONS OF ANARCHY Recap: “John 8:32”

     November 6, 2013

Sons of Anarchy played out this week pretty much exactly how most predicted, but hoped it wouldn’t.  The Tara plot that has been bubbling all season had seemed more complicated than it really was — the end game was that she …

SONS OF ANARCHY Recap: “Los Fantasmas”

     July 11, 2014

A quiet week for Sons of Anarchy, if by quiet you mean seeing someone get brutally run down and someone else stabbing themselves in the throat — and I do.  Most of “Los Fantasmas” was given over to machinations: Patterson calls …

SONS OF ANARCHY Recap – “Sweet and Vaded”

     October 23, 2013

Sons of Anarchy had a lot to live up to after last week’s return to form, but “Sweet and Vaded” was another great entry in what is proving to be the show’s best run of episodes in ages.  There were doubts …

SONS OF ANARCHY Recap: “Salvage”

     July 11, 2014

There was only one thing Sons of Anarchy really needed to do this season after the school shooting in its premiere, and that was to justify it within the show’s world.  Amazingly, “Salvage” did everything it needed to make that shooting matter, …

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