Happy Wine Wednesday! I'm back this week to discuss the pilot episode of one of my absolute favorite shows of all time - Sons of Anarchy. Very special guest Lauren Sarner joins me to discuss Kurt Sutter's version of Hamlet on motorcycles. Lauren is an entertainment journalist who covers TV at The New York Post.
As always, we kick the discussion off by sharing what drew us to the FX series. Next, we discuss the show's iconic theme song and the very memorable opening credits. We then get into our deep dive of the pilot episode. We talk about the opening sequence in which we are first introduced to Jax Teller and of course we get into our initial impressions of our problematic fave, Gemma Teller Morrow. Katey Sagal deserves so much praise for her portrayal of Gemma. Katey was not the only perfect casting decision on the show. We talk about the original pilot of the show and whether we could imagine a version of the series in which anyone other than Ron Perlman portrays Clay Morrow. We follow our deep dive into the pilot by discussing standout performances and overall thoughts. And as always, we take a few minutes to get thirsty.
Lauren and I both completed the entire series, so the main discussion is followed by a brief spoiler section. Have no fear, you'll get plenty of warning before the spoiler discussion begins. Friendly reminder - we drink, we know things, and we use adult language.
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Be sure to check out our prior episodes on Abbott Elementary, Grand Crew, True Blood, Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, Claws, The Walking Dead, Teen Wolf, Euphoria, The Sopranos, Orphan Black, Big Sky, Manifest, Pose, Bob's Burgers, and Black Ass Falcon and The Winter Soldier.