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darth_pies

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562 posts

100 months

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Friday 1st January 2010 quote quote all
Anybody else out there watching Sons of Anarchy? confused

For the uninitiated, its a US drama about the 'Sons of Anarchy' outlaw motorcycle club (aka 'SAMCRO') in California and their various troubles with the law, rival gangs and internal feuds. Its kind of a cross between the 'criminal family' style of the Sopranos and a intricately plotted crime drama like The Shield.....probably because its produced by the guy who created The Shield.

Basically, its tales of hard men doing nasty and mean things but still being heroes compared to the scum they're dealing with. Plenty of swearing, booze, hookers, fights, guns and bikes. Some great acting and a great cast. The thing i like about it though is that its often quite darkly funny, with amusing banter between the 'Sons' themselves and plenty of weird and wonderful characters. It is all round awesome in my book. thumbup

Nobody I know has even heard of it, but on the strength of a mention in a magazine I thought I'd check it out and downloaded it.
I've just finished watching Season 2 and i'm completely hooked! I think season 1 has been on Bravo in the UK?

It also stars Ron "Hellboy" Perlman who's great as the double-hard mean old bd who runs the club. Bizarrely, now i've watched two series of it I googled for some more information and discovered the other main actor in it - Charlie Hunnam who plays the maverick club Vice President - is a geordie and was in Byker Grove and Queer as Folk!! eek You would never in a million years guess this when you watch it and it must rate as one of the weirdest career paths in acting history....

there aren't really any trailers or anything online that do it justice, but this will give you a flavour: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3BVrfDiJMMg

Anyway, interested to hear other people's views on it and if you haven't seen it, check it out!

Civpilot

5,278 posts

123 months

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Saturday 2nd January 2010 quote quote all
Watched the first series on Bravo and loved it. Such a great show, and like you say, pretty funny at times.

Will be getting the second series shortly so please no spoilers.

ps. Katey Sagal (Gemma) is also the voice of Leela in Futurama wink

Edited by Civpilot on Saturday 2nd January 10:44

snowy slopes

28,164 posts

70 months

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Saturday 2nd January 2010 quote quote all
Damnit, i was going to watch this series, and for some reason(probably mrs slopes watching emmerstreet or some such ste) missed it, now im gutted after hearing it was good.

TCEvo

2,644 posts

85 months

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Saturday 2nd January 2010 quote quote all
Civpilot said:
Watched the first series on Bravo and loved it. Such a great show, and like you say, pretty funny at times.

Will be getting the second series shortly so please no spoilers.

ps. Katey Sagal (Gemma) is also the voice of Leela in Futurama wink

Edited by Civpilot on Saturday 2nd January 10:44
Where are you getting Series II from mate - watched the first series on Bravo but useless gets don't seem to be showing the second one & I can't find anywhere reliable (online) to watch the new one.

Same goes for Mad Men (series III) if anyone's any ideas...

Cheers

darth_pies

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562 posts

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Saturday 2nd January 2010 quote quote all
Civpilot said:
ps. Katey Sagal (Gemma) is also the voice of Leela in Futurama wink
Ah-ha, thought there was something familiar about her! Good spot.

Probably the other most memorable cast member is scotsman Tommy Flanagan (from various stuff like Braveheart and Gladiator) as he has very distinctive facial scars. Nice to see him doing something other than 'Tough looking henchman No.2' in Hollywood films!

The cast is all really good though i reckon, although 'Juice' is a bit underdeveloped as a character and 'Happy' just seems to pop up as a handy deus ex machina at random intervals.....(actually because the guy who plays him isn't an actor but the show's technical advisor)

snowy slopes said:
Damnit, i was going to watch this series, and for some reason(probably mrs slopes watching emmerstreet or some such ste) missed it, now im gutted after hearing it was good.
Yeah, its not a very woman-friendly series on the face of it (bikers and hookers not an easy sale to the Mrs!)...although they seem to put a 'Jax getting out of the shower' scene in every episode for the ladies!
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base

316 posts

63 months

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Saturday 2nd January 2010 quote quote all
I watched the first season, i could not really get into it, as for where to to get it piratebay is your friend for both you are searching for smile

Edited by base on Saturday 2nd January 23:08

collateral

7,238 posts

101 months

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Friday 8th January 2010 quote quote all
Gonna give this a shot since True Blood appears to be True bks

T89 Callan

8,422 posts

76 months

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Friday 8th January 2010 quote quote all
Ooh I might have an online search for this. Loved The Shield so theres already a good start.

Established 1984

1,237 posts

68 months

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Friday 8th January 2010 quote quote all
Saw this thread earlier and decided to download ep 1 to see what it's like. Then saw a trailer for it on 5 US looks awesome, must be fate.

Series 1 starting 20th Jan, for those of you that don't download.


ETA: Just finished watching the first one. Think I'm going to like this!

Edited by Established 1984 on Saturday 9th January 13:16

darth_pies

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562 posts

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Saturday 9th January 2010 quote quote all
Established 1984 said:
ETA: Just finished watching the first one. Think I'm going to like this!
To be honest i wasn't sure i was into it until i'd watched 2-3 episodes...it gets better!

thehawk

9,097 posts

90 months

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Sunday 14th February 2010 quote quote all
darth_pies said:
Civpilot said:
ps. Katey Sagal (Gemma) is also the voice of Leela in Futurama wink
Ah-ha, thought there was something familiar about her! Good spot.
Seriously - is that what you find familiar about her? Not the fact she is Peg Bundy?

Mars

7,123 posts

97 months

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Sunday 14th February 2010 quote quote all
On the strength of that YouTube ad, I'm downloading it. It has the actor behind Chalie Utter from Deadwood, as well as Adam Arkin, and I think Elias Koteas. Lots of familiar faces.

Thanks. I'll report back when I've watched a few.

Comfortably Dumb

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Sunday 14th February 2010 quote quote all
darth_pies said:
Established 1984 said:
ETA: Just finished watching the first one. Think I'm going to like this!
To be honest i wasn't sure i was into it until i'd watched 2-3 episodes...it gets better!
You weren't wrong! I've now seen the first 2 series and loved it!

(ETA: And changed my user name from Est. 1984)

Edited by Comfortably Dumb on Sunday 14th February 12:21

darth_pies

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Sunday 14th February 2010 quote quote all
Comfortably Dumb said:
darth_pies said:
Established 1984 said:
ETA: Just finished watching the first one. Think I'm going to like this!
To be honest i wasn't sure i was into it until i'd watched 2-3 episodes...it gets better!
You weren't wrong! I've now seen the first 2 series and loved it!

(ETA: And changed my user name from Est. 1984)

Edited by Comfortably Dumb on Sunday 14th February 12:21
Glad you liked it! Unfortunately when you watch both series back-to-back you spoil yourself, cos now there's a 7 month wait for Season 3 and the resolution of that almighty cliffhanger grumpy

I guess at least it didn't get cancelled like so many other US dramas!

zapbrannigan

260 posts

67 months

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Saturday 20th February 2010 quote quote all
I've been watching the first series on FiveUSA (Wednesday's at 10pm). I came across by accident, but what an excellent show!

Civpilot

5,278 posts

123 months

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Saturday 20th February 2010 quote quote all
thehawk said:
darth_pies said:
Civpilot said:
ps. Katey Sagal (Gemma) is also the voice of Leela in Futurama wink
Ah-ha, thought there was something familiar about her! Good spot.
Seriously - is that what you find familiar about her? Not the fact she is Peg Bundy?
Seriously? do you think everyone watched married with children? Seriously?

rolleyes

zapbrannigan

260 posts

67 months

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Sunday 21st February 2010 quote quote all
thehawk said:
darth_pies said:
Civpilot said:
ps. Katey Sagal (Gemma) is also the voice of Leela in Futurama wink
Ah-ha, thought there was something familiar about her! Good spot.
Seriously - is that what you find familiar about her? Not the fact she is Peg Bundy?
She also plays Locke's partner, Helen, on 'Lost'

Truckosaurus

3,971 posts

167 months

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Sunday 21st February 2010 quote quote all
Is there a second series of this, and any idea of if/when it is on tv in the UK.

darth_pies

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562 posts

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Monday 22nd February 2010 quote quote all
Truckosaurus said:
Is there a second series of this, and any idea of if/when it is on tv in the UK.
Season 2 aired in the USA last year. 'Coming soon' to Bravo in the UK apparently.

Season 3 will be shown in the USA at the end of 2010.


Mars

7,123 posts

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Wednesday 10th March 2010 quote quote all
Well, I've just got the end of Series 1 and I'm hooked. Totally excellent stuff. Going to start Series 2 tonight.
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