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  • Series Premiere Date: Sep 3, 2008
  • Season #: 1 , 2 , 3 , 4 , 5 , 6
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Universal acclaim- based on 176 Ratings

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  • Summary: While Gemma is on the run after killing Polly and being framed for Edmond Hayes' death, Jax and SAMCRO are on the search for baby Abel.
  • Genre(s): Drama, Action & Adventure
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 10
  2. Negative: 0 out of 10
  1. Sons of Anarchy remains as bare-knuckled and, almost inconceivably, as funny and crass as ever. And it doesn't take Season 3 very long to ratchet up the twists
  2. Reviewed by: Verne Gay
    In the third season, the song remains the same. Biblical themes of fathers and sons, fathers and daughters, honor and dishonor, Cain and Abel are all baked under that pitiless California sun. Brace yourselves.
  3. If you're really just in the mood for a tightly plotted character drama, the show delivers on that score. And if you like to see bikers busting heads, well, SOA has some of the best bone-crunching action in the business.
  4. 80
    Sons of Anarchy may be wild fantasy and melodrama, but it is tempered by a feeling of verity.
  5. While some of their "family values" are perverse and illegal, most are rooted in the same principles embraced by the straightest arrows in town. That's what makes them more than motorcycle thugs and makes their show worth the discomfort it sometimes takes to ride with it.
  6. 75
    It's a good show, powerfully acted--especially by Katy Segal as tough mama Gemma--and true to its convictions. [20 Sep 2010, p.52]
  7. Reviewed by: Brian Lowry
    This dark biker-gang drama certainly has its share of fans, but held up against the larger pantheon of cable dramas--including some of FX's recent and upcoming additions--Sons emulates its ride: Plenty noisy, but a relatively low-octane vehicle.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 24
  2. Negative: 3 out of 24
  1. Sep 29, 2010
    This series has managed to lure me in. A real sceptic from the beginning but now I'm hooked.
    My only beef is having to wait a week to see
    the next episode. Katy Sagal and cast do one of the best jobs I have ever seen on television and make this roller coaster ride 100% believable.

    Thumbs up to Kurt and his gang!
  2. Sep 25, 2010
    Proving to be one of the most promising shows on television this fall. The story is directly connecting the last season and the beginning of this season. The performances are outstanding and the story line is excellent. Every time the show ends I can't wait until the next episode begins. Expand
  3. Oct 19, 2010
    Once again, Kurt Sutter has done the impossible. I saw this show two years ago, and wasnt interisted in the least. I was flipping through the channels and SamCro was on in mid-season. Ever sense then i've been hooked. The storyline is always changing. As soon as i'm able to predict what is going to happen (Like with CSI and The Mentalist) something new always comes up. A hidden charictar, or in this case, an unknow MC appears out of nowhere and stirs up the mix. Some complain that the storyline has become too complicated. Kurt said in one of his blogs that he didnt want to have the same storyline. Example: Jax pushing recklessly to change the club into what it was meant to be in season one. In season two, the Nords teamed up with White Power inorder to kill SamCro's gun running buisness. This season, it foucuses more on family, and the fact that we may be nowhere without the ones we love pushing us to go that extra mile. If the storyline becomes complicated, then we dont know whats going to happen. If it stays the same, then SamCro would've been canceled by now. No one wants to watch the same old crap on tv. Its not fun when it's predictable.

    Well done Mr. Sutter. I hope that you continue to push the envolope to its max.
  4. Jan 1, 2011
    Just bloody original and brilliant. Katey Sagal is a standout. Can't wait for the reruns and Season 3. I'd never have thought a drama about a biker gang would have me mezmerized Expand
  5. Sep 18, 2012
    Definitely a good watch. Definitely a good watch. Definitely a good watch. Definitely a good watch. Definitely a good watch. Definitely a good watch.
  6. Oct 30, 2012
    What i felt was two strong season in season 1 and 2, season 3 kind of took a detour into unrealistic territory, episode after episode. While the series always has been morally ambiguous, this season tries to push the envelope even more in making the police and atf completely evil and incompetent, while the bikers kill more out of respect and protection of the group, the atf kill in order further career, not to pursue these dangerous criminals. Also you have situations that are completely unrealistic such as hostage situations in which outlaw bikers show up and provide intel. I have heard season 4 gets back on track so we will have to see. Plus the entire baby situation was long and drawn out. Expand
  7. Oct 4, 2011
    I own and LOVED the first 2 season....and the first few episodes of Season 3, after that it was TERRIBLE. I was very disappointed but season 4 is good again so im backing paying full attention to the show. I was interested in what people said about this season so i had to come check it out. Expand

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