Sons of Anarchy S1-7
Sons of Anarchy ran from 2008 to 2014 and can now be streamed from season 1 to 7 on Showmax. It’s gritty, graphically violent, intense, addictive… but most of all, it’s a story about family.
Bad-boy biker Jax Teller (Charlie Hunnam) finds his dead dad’s memoir, which he hides from his mom Gemma (Katey Sagal) and the other members of SAMCRO, the gang his dad started – Sons of Anarchy Motorcycle Club, Redwood Original.
SAMCRO has transformed from rough-around-the-edges guys who love bikes into a well-oiled organised crime operation where nothing is too much. Flipping stolen goods? Easy. Charging protection fees from local businesses? Simple. Killing rivals who overstep the mark? Piece of cake.
But the more Jax reads, the more he realises that he is part of the problem. And the more he rebels, the more dangerous he becomes to SAMCRO – and that’s a problem.
“It dabbled in the notion of a Shakespearean battle for Jax’s soul, waged between the memory of his dead father and how bad he’s had to become under his stepfather’s reign,” writes Variety.com. “It’s refreshing to see a crime show that so unabashedly displays its nasty side.”
Playing by the rules is not the SAMCRO way.
IMDB rating: 8.6/10
Rotten Tomatoes rating: 90%