The wait is finally over for FX’s highly anticipated motorcycle club series, Sons of Anarchy. Tonight at 10pm, the network gives viewers a taste of the edgy yet humorous drama with its pilot episode that introduces the members of the notorious outlaw motorcycle club and their intent to protect their sheltered town of Charming, California from drug dealers and local corporate developers.
Tagged as The Sopranos on Harleys, Sons of Anarchy stars Charlie Hunnam as Jax Teller, the son of SAMCRO’s (Sons of Anarchy Motorcycle Club Redwood Original) late co-founder John Teller. At present, Jax is the vice president of the club, next to his step-father president (and other co-founder) Clay. Seeing that there’s two co-founders, one died and the other married the dead guy’s wife, viewers can expect this to become an issue at some point.
Read on for tonight’s episode preview.
In the season opener, a rival gang robs and destroys Samcro’s illegal-arms warehouse. Meanwhile, there’s a politically ambitious cop out to bring the club down and some local white supremacists are looking to expand their meth trade inside Charming’s borders. There’s also a medical emergency involving the newborn son of Samcro leader Jax.
For the rest of the series, Jax’s love for the brotherhood comes into direct conflict with his growing trepidation regarding the club’s lack of control.
Aside from Charlie Hunnam, Sons of Anarchy also stars Katey Sagal (8 Simple Rules, Married… with Children), who appears as Gemma Teller, Jax’s force-of-nature mother who, along with the club’s president, Jax’s stepfather, has her own ideas about the direction of the Sons of Anarchy. Ron Perlman (Enemy at the Gates, Balde II, The Magnificent Seven) also appears as Clay Morrow. Additional co-stars include Drea de Matteo (The Sopranos, Joey) and Maggie Siff (Mad Men, Nip/Tuck). The show also features Mark Boone, Jr., Kim Coates and Tommy Flanagan, just to name a few.
-Kris De Leon, BuddyTV Staff Columnist
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