Sons of Anarchy S2

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  1. Chuck Mayer

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    Fantastic season premiere. Kept the tension from season 1 at a slow boil, and then added a huge wrench in the works. The dynamics of the show are as interesting as ever. Not a lot to say, except the premiere was worth the long wait. The actors are comfortable with the characters, as are the writers. Should be a great season.
     
  2. Dennis Castro

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    WOW! That was one hell of a season opener! I knew were it was headed but it still left me speechless.

    This is a great show!
     
  3. MikeyWeitz

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    Good stuff for sure.
     
  4. Carl Miller

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    Thumbs up for the first hour or so, thumbs down for the cheap shock value ending.
     
  5. Henry Gale

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    WOW, this is now inching past Dexter on my must watch list...didn't expect the ending, should be some fine full out ass kicking war coming up!!!
     
  7. Rhett_Y

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    I am really digging this season! I can see some a$$ kicking come down the line.

    I saw nothing wrong with the shock value. I can already see how the event is hitting this hard woman....... Time will tell on how and if Clay finds out about this...
     
  8. TravisR

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    Having Jemma get raped was shocking but I don't think it was done for shock value. It's going to be something that plays out for the rest of the season (and probably have lingering effects for the rest of the series) rather than something that happened just to shock or sicken the audience and then be forgotten about an episode later.
     
  9. Rhett_Y

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    Travis..

    I agree... I think it is going to be really interesting on how her character handles this in future episodes. We have already seen some of it when, Clay leaned down and tried to kiss her. She backed up.

    I think this will prove to be a real character builder for her. If it is done right.
     
  10. MarkMel

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    Another stellar episode.
     
  11. MarkMel

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    Another good episode. Although I'm not liking the interaction between Jax and Clay. The acting seems forced - not real. I don't mind where that story is headed though and it will be interesting to see how Jax takes the throne. Also interesting is how Opie is leaning towards Clay's side.
     
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    I just got into SoA this season, so I have a couple of 'big picture' questions.

    1 - Do we know how much FX is committed to the series? Is it getting single season orders? I have not seen the ratings, but I would like to see it last well past this season.

    2 - Have the creators mentioned any sort of plan for the series? Sort of like Lost - if they know the ultimate end and how long they have to get there sort of thing.

    3 - While some of the guys (Jax for one) are likeable, can the show really have a happy ending? SAMCRO is not exactly the good guys, though obviously they are in terms of the focus of the show.

    4 - Do they do one major storyline for the season, or can we expect everything with Zobelle to be resolved (except for the consequences of course) in a few episodes?

    Some story-specific thoughts:
    - Opie has to find out at some point that Clay wanted him dead. To me, I think that means Opie will probably end up dead, though he may get Trigg before he goes.
    - More has to happen with the guy in jail whose wife was skimming, right?
    - Did they mention last night that some foreign guys were coming when the Sons were picking up the guns? Could be setting up a later story.
    - Can't imagine Gemma keeping the rape secret too much longer. Would think that she will get justice, but how can that not come back on SAMCRO?
     
  13. JonZ

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    "Do we know how much FX is committed to the series? Is it getting single season orders? I have not seen the ratings, but I would like to see it last well past this season."

    Good question. Im new to the show myself and might no invest if theres a chance it wont continue. People seem to like the show though.

    I thought the season opener was weaker than the 2 episodes that followed it.
     
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  15. MarkMel

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    Well, the wheels are in motion for Dax to take the club, Clay knows he's been talking to the cop about Opie's wife. We'll see how the sides true up soon.

    I wonder how it's all going to go down.

    The FBI lady showing up seemed awful sudden, so much so that I rewound to see if I missed a scene. I did think that Dax might take the deal she offered.
     
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    Naw, Jax (Dax is still on DS9 somewhere) would never give in to the ATF woman, he showed in the Mayan club how dedicated he was to the club to take a bullet in the head over taking off the club colors. He summed up the interview scene in a chilling way when he asked her if she had heard from the abusive exboyfriend agent from last season, noting how dangerous it was to be ATF. He left no doubt in her mind who done him in, thou she would never be able to prove it.
     
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    Anyone still watching this show? I admit, I've been behind on the show, as I've been following this season on Hulu, after watching the 1st season on DVD. I just love how the show is able to put some of the elements from Hamlet into this show.
     
  18. TravisR

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    Yeah, I think the show is excellent. I haven't seen last night's episode but it was 90 minutes (so important stuff must have happened) and it's getting some really good critical buzz today.

    Apparently, the show is doing very well ratings-wise too. Up a couple million this season.
     
  19. MarkMel

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    I watch every week, and last nights was great.
     
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    A great season finale, and glad to hear it is coming back for a 3rd season.

    Agent Stahl does it again, setting the wheels in motion to mess with SAMCRO, in 2 ways.
     

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