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  • Series Premiere Date: Sep 3, 2008
  • Season #: 1 , 2 , 3 , 4 , 5 , 6 , 7
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  • Summary: Trouble brews as white separatists come looking for trouble, while Jax takes on responsibilities with his son and the club.
  • Genre(s): Drama, Action & Adventure
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  1. Positive: 6 out of 6
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 6
  3. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. As Sutter proved in the intriguing and original first season, there's plenty more riveting storytelling to tap into as Sons of Anarchy boldly comes of age.
  2. 88
    Morrow is either a dinosaur on the way out or the rock-solid leader the club needs in treacherous times. It's to the show's credit that both descriptions have a certain amount of validity, and I found myself alternately applauding Jax's newfound boldness and regretting his youthful heedlessness.
  3. Reviewed by: Michael Starr
    The acting is terrific (by all concerned--there's no weak link), the writing stays true to the spirit of the show and nothing feels forced. That's the mark of a winner.
  4. Now that Sutter and company have finished the long and difficult task of fixing what wasn't working, I want to know everything it has to offer--even if some of those things may give me nightmares.
  5. To say we actually like any of these characters would be stretching it. But we're drawn into their lives, and as it starts its second season, Sons of Anarchy can't be left out of any conversation about the golden age of cable drama.
  6. Reviewed by: Stuart Levine
    Sutter, a writer and producer on "The Shield," fully understands the power of violence in getting a point across, yet the premiere's closing sequence runs a very fine line between demonstrating the neo-Nazis' brutality and a gratuitous display.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 22 out of 23
  2. Negative: 0 out of 23
  1. MichelleS
    Sep 9, 2009
    The second season opener was great. The energy is high and love the fact that Jax is stepping out of his shell. The involvement of the white supremists is a fresh addition to other stereotype criminal enties (Mayans & OneNiners). Expand
  2. Aug 8, 2010
    Season two of SAMCRO started of with a bang (unlike anything I've ever seen on a serialized drama) and just kept delivering week after week. Katy Segal is a force of nature. I'm not sure what's holding people back from this show, but it's currently one of the 2 or 3 best things on TV (with Mad Men & Fringe, I'd say). If you're male and not watching this show, you're missing the boat. Expand
  3. KeithS.
    Sep 10, 2009
    Truly a page out of the Biker handbook ! A+ for the Shield,never thought we would EVER, be able to reach the peaks that the Shield did. Well I'm happy to say as a Biker, we reached the SUMMIT ! A++ your friend and follower "SHERM-DAWG" Expand
  4. Aug 23, 2014
    This season is the craziest I have ever seen. It started with fire (a lot if you may ask), which is something unusual for a TV series. Anyway, this season is even better than the first because it develops Gemma and her relationship with Tara and Jax in interesting and clever way. And the season finale is my favourite episode of the whole series. Expand
  5. Aug 29, 2013
    Still one of my favorite shows on TV. Every episode leaves you wanting more and with each twist and turn, the more you the viewer gets invested into the club. Expand
  6. Dec 16, 2012
    this show contains lots of drama with very well drawn out characters that you care about. It is also very violent.
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    mega spoilers
    Season 1 ended with a huge bang and left us begging to know what
    happens next. Lucky for me im only getting into the show and its
    already on its 5th season so i don't have to deal with the nagging
    anticipation i can just pop season 2 in and see what happens. Damn they
    did not hold nothing back, season 1 ended with a bang and season 2
    started off the same way and doesn't hold anything back. I couldn't
    believe they raped Gemma! that was crazy and i thought it was kind of
    funny that at the beginning of every episode when they say "previously
    on sons of anarchy" we have to sit through her rape every time. Kind of
    funny in a sick king of way. This season introduced and new gang in
    town as well and they were relentless in their attack on the sons.
    Meanwhile the sons are breaking down from within and the whole time i
    kept wondering how the hell they were going to get through this and who
    would survive. In the end its the rape that brings everyone together
    and finally everyones secrets get out and they are all one big happy
    family until the end of the season once again leaves us not knowing
    where the club will go next. This season upped the ante and through so
    many more curve balls that the characters have grown even more and its
    nerve racking to see them get thrown into all these crazy situations. I
    like how Jax's old lady has changed quite a bit by the end of this
    season, i did not like her at all in season 1 but she has now started
    to get a bit better, shes still got some work to do but for now shes at
    least not annoying the hell outta me. You know im glad they got some of
    the enemies and it angers me that some got away but just the fact that
    this movie brings out so many emotions is a huge achievement for
    everyone involved. One weird little thing that i've noticed about this
    show now though is that whenever a character who doesn't normally get a
    lot of attention is focused on at the beginning of an episode it usually
    means that something bad is going to happen. For example it might have
    been season 1 but the junky that worked at the shop...one episode it
    showed him at the beginning with his son and then later in the episode
    he nearly gets killed, same happens with the end of season 2 when they
    are talking about patching in prospect and then he dies at the end of
    the episode(which totally sucks by the way), its kind of a cheap way of them making us care more about
    that character before something dramatic happens to them. Not a big
    deal just kind of obvious and i watch for it now. All in all though
    season 2 steps up the intensity and once again i look forward to
    further seasons to come.
  7. Jan 12, 2013
    This so BS. The ending is ridiculous , how has these biker gang got better intel that the CIA! t

    The ending is so OTT, litterally think of
    the most un-imagiative way of making sure everything SAMCRO needs to happen, and you will get it, stupid guys who stay behind on their own without the rest of his gang just to get a tattoo!!! really!!! randomly bumping in to the girl that attacked you!!! staying back becuase you have to visit someone right then, seriously can you not wait say a week and arrange to meet in ney york or something?stupid ATF agent who go alone, seriously alone!! with a know criminal to a sting operation. It's just too perfect, how about some realism, too unbeliveable Expand

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