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  • Series Premiere Date: Sep 3, 2008
  • Season #: 1 , 2 , 3 , 4 , 5 , 6
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7.8

Generally favorable reviews- based on 86 Ratings

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  • Summary: Jax tries to balance his life with SAMCRO and being a good father to his son.
  • Genre(s): Drama, Action & Adventure
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 9
  2. Negative: 1 out of 9
  1. Reviewed by: David Hinckley
    Sep 10, 2013
    100
    Sons is on track to stand among the best TV shows of our current golden age, and we have two more seasons to watch it get there.
  2. Reviewed by: Dorothy Burk Vasquez
    Sep 10, 2013
    90
    The show doesn’t only deliver fast-paced action and fine performances, but also, increasingly, poses questions concerning responsibility.
  3. Reviewed by: Verne Gay
    Sep 9, 2013
    83
    The acting is first-rate, and so is the writing, but the violence is appalling, and not just appalling, but creatively appalling.
  4. Reviewed by: Melissa Maerz
    Sep 4, 2013
    75
    At this point, Jax is so wishy-washy, it's hard not to root for the bad guys, especially since Lee has become the show's most entertaining villain. SOA always wrenches great comedy from gross-out violence, and Logue masters that art.
  5. Reviewed by: Brian Lowry
    Sep 4, 2013
    70
    The series remains an immersive experience, and the cast has been gradually upgraded with the addition of players like Jimmy Smits.
  6. Reviewed by: Matt Roush
    Sep 10, 2013
    60
    What feels so tightly focused and earned in Breaking Bad too often comes off as forced and unconvincing in the land of the soulful bikers.... Still, Sons has a propulsive allure as it dramatizes Jax's attempts to take the gang legit (though he still condones murder when it's convenient) while battle lines continue to be drawn between the show's ferociously impressive leading ladies.
  7. Reviewed by: Aaron Riccio
    Sep 3, 2013
    38
    There's too much meandering without meaningful payoffs.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 8
  2. Negative: 2 out of 8
  1. Sep 11, 2013
    10
    the best tv show since the Sopranos fantastic drama fantastic story........................................................................................!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Expand
  2. Dec 10, 2013
    10
    I agree with the below reviewer about flawed characters. Ever since Dexter ended I needed a new show so I got into SOA and the character flaw-ness/depth-ness has thus far lived up to Dexter a lot. So much going on and intersecting/overlapping plots. It really is a great show. This season is the best one yet. Expand
  3. Oct 14, 2013
    10
    This show has it all--flawed characters, great acting(Katie Sagal is AMAZING), lots of action, and an ever growing number of major story lines! So far, almost every episode of Season 6 feels like a season finale, and provides crazy action and drama as this saga takes all kinds of twists and turns. I am so far from biker culture, I thought I wouldn't be able to get into this one…but who knew an MC and its members could be so interesting! Now that Breaking Bad is over, this is the show I look most forward to seeing every week! Expand
  4. Dec 13, 2013
    10
    I just finished binge watching all six seasons of this series over the past two weeks. I can't believe how much I enjoyed it. Especially seasons 3 and 4. I found myself thinking and wondering what was going to happen even when I wasn't watching the show. The bizarreness of some of the characters and the way the show is able to expose the vulnerable sides (and also the weirdness) of these super-tough motorcycle guys makes for compelling TV. This show has definitely broken into my top 5 of all time. The only negative I have is that, to me, it seems that so many significant characters end up dead that is spoils the realism a bit and I really didn't like the way the final show of the 6th season ended (I could change my mind about this after the 7th season starts.) Expand
  5. Dec 12, 2013
    5
    The first few series were OKAY, it relieved boredom from time to time but the 6th series is the worst yet. I'll watch the last episode because you sort of have to, but it's not a series I would ever watch a second time. Expand
  6. Nov 25, 2013
    0
    I cannot believe that this show is still going on. Utter garbage. I can't believe that it has made it to six seasons of an utter pointless and trashy snoozefest. Expand
  7. Dec 31, 2013
    0
    This show has turned from gold to garbage a steaming pile of hollywood dog crap with no understanding of bike club values and loyalty. So disappointing from such a great start. Expand

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