rickshaw92 wrote:Sons of Anarchy was as gay as Christmas. The lead chatacter looks like that Kurt Cobain fella and Peggy Bundy dont make for a believable biker chick. Epic fail. But yea, The Wire fookin rocked as far as new skool cop shows go but before declairin it the winner in the New Skool Cop Show Catigory lets not foreget The Shield. That fookin show rocked. I rented them by the season and watched episode after episode till my eyes bled while drinkin beer and smokin weed. Yea baby!
i finally just caught up on seasons 3 and 4 of Sons of Anarchy. Haven't seen 1 and 2. It's a lot better than I had thought from the parts of episodes I had caught prior to sitting down and watching it. originally i thought it was just another prison break type gay fest. it actually has some very likable and real characters (not all, of course). and i disagree with you specifically about those two chars. jackson whatever, the dude has a noticeable canadian accent which, although i'm not sure regarding canadian accents and class stratification, it seems possible that someone who spoke and looked like that could be in a club (and in leadership) in Canada/USA. They do show him to be fairly violent, which i think helps make a pretty-faced protagonist more believable. Peggy bundy is pretty awesome as a biker mom in seasons 3 and 4. but i dont know bout seasons 1 and 2.
I find lots of the dynamics between different gangs and agencies to be a little cheesy. however the inner/intra club relationships and social dynamics are done fairly well. i think, for the general observer at least, the show makes a solid case for and against bike gangs (and likewise for the main characters), whether the overall story is believable or not. most entertainment media based on crime/police/politics have trouble doing that, or just as often don't even try.
EDIT: O, i think the guy that did the Shield was the same guy that did Sons, eh.