Tonight was the finale of the greatest show ever. The finale of "Sons of Anarchy." I started watching this show back in late August of this year (about 3 and a half months ago). They kept advertising that this would be the final season (7) premiering in September, and to go on Netflix and get caught up for "The Final Ride." I gave it a shot and watched the series premier. I thought it was ok, but nothing that got me excited to watch the next episode. So the Friday of Labor Day weekend hits. I decide to check out episode 2....and by the end of Labor Day weekend, I was finished the 3rd season (36 episodes). That was some serious binge watching.
My problem with the show for he first few seasons is that I just couldn't buy Charlie Hunnum (Jax Teller) as a badass. I know he was a good looking guy, and a lot of girls think he is hot, but I didn't think he really brought anything else to the table. It wasn't until Season 5 that I really bought into him....and once I did, I was in all the way.
John the Revelator
Hey Hey My My
The Lost Boy
The Day is Gone
Crash This Train
Till its Gone
Age of Aquarius
Make it Rain
Come Join the Murder
And then of course we had Katey Sagel as Jax's mom Gemma Teller. Peg Bundy herself, only now she is a total badass. She is married to the President of the Club, and reigns over the town of Charming like a Biker Queen. I could never watch Married with Children again in the same way after seeing this series.
Theo Rossi as Juice. Started out as a minor character, and they just gave him more and more to do. By the end of the show, I thought he was the best performer. His character is polarizing as the show goes on, as viewers balance their sympathies towards his actions. Some people really loved him, others thought he was their least favorite. The opinions on Juice are all over the place. The opinions on Theo Rossi were not.
Tig and Happy. The two bad asses of the group. David Labarva (Happy) was not a real actor. He was on the show as technical consultant. The gave him a small part. The great thing about Happy was that he didn't have to say a whole lot. The less he said, the more effective he was. Tig, well, I will just have to let you watch the show and have your own opinion on him. Its better that way.
Venus Van Damn.....I don't even know where to start.
And of course everyone's favorite: Opie
These 3 memes sum it all up.
A hero to the masses
To those born without chances
There's a freedom that everyone deserves
I know there's greed and there's corruption
I've seen death and mass destruction
And I'm telling you, and I hope that I am heard
I will not be commanded
I will not be controlled
And I will not let my future go on
Without the help of my soul
What made the show so good is how you they made you give a shit about the characters. No show has ever done it like this one. Binge watching 6 seasons, and then watching the last one live as it unfolded was by far the most enjoyable television experience I ever had. Even if I was really only a part of it for the last season, I am so glad that I was.