Sons of Anarchy: Season 1

Sons of Anarchy: Season 1

Sons of Anarchy: Season 1

Led by Clay Morrow, the outlaw motorcycle club Sons of Anarchy exerts a Mafia-like hold over the small Northern Californian town of Charming.

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EPISODE 1.1
14 July 2020

Pilot

When a rival club cleans out and then destroys their illegal arms warehouse, SAMCRO (Sons of Anarchy Motorcycle Club, Redwood Original) executes their own sense of justice in retrieving their guns. Meanwhile, family issues take... MORE center stage with a medical emergency involving Jax Teller's newborn son.

EPISODE 1.2
14 July 2020

Seeds

As the club deals with the aftermath of its illegal arms warehouse attack, the deputy chief of police poses a new threat to SAMCRO's reign over Charming; Jax continues to worry about his newborn son's... MORE fate; Opie faces a difficult decision.

EPISODE 1.3
14 July 2020

Fun Town

When a prominent Charming family's young daughter is assaulted at a carnival, SAMCRO races against the authorities to capture the assailant; a new shipment of guns arrives from the group's IRA connection; Tara's ex-boyfriend arrives... MORE in Charming.

EPISODE 1.4
14 July 2020

Patch Over

The club travels to Nevada to store arms with a brother club; when the Mayans pose a threat, Clay decides to "patch-over" the tribe, making them an official charter; Tara's ex, an ATF agent, investigates... MORE SAMCRO.

EPISODE 1.5
14 July 2020

Giving Back

Gemma hosts a town fundraiser, bringing the former club member responsible for Opie's arrest back to town; Clay deals with protecting a perverse parolee who can lead to a big payoff.

EPISODE 1.6
14 July 2020

AK 51

A small favor for Piney's old war buddy turns into a big problem for SAMCRO; Gemma deals with the effects of aging.

EPISODE 1.7
14 July 2020

Old Bones

When old bones are discovered on the outskirts of Charming, Clay must deal with long-buried secrets; the club sets its sights on prize money in a bare-knuckle brawl; Kohn's investigation becomes personal when his true... MORE intentions are revealed.

EPISODE 1.8
14 July 2020

The Pull

With the IRA gun payment looming, Samcro scrambles to come up with the cash; the Mayans and Nords take a drastic step toward strengthening their alliance; Jax finds himself in a dangerous position with Tara.

EPISODE 1.9
14 July 2020

Hell Followed

SAMCRO plans retaliation on a rival biker club while dealing with wounded Cameron Hayes in the clubhouse; Jax, Bobby and Opie try to end the gun debt for good.

EPISODE 1.10
14 July 2020

Better Half

With Stahl pressing the women of SAMCRO, Jax sees Unser as the key to salvation; Cherry reveals interesting information about her past.

EPISODE 1.11
14 July 2020

Capybara

Jax's loyalty to SAMCRO is tested when one member is arrested and another disappears. Meanwhile, Abel's improving condition could spur his release from the NICU, but his homecoming may not be the only one.

EPISODE 1.12
14 July 2020

The Sleep of Babies

Clay's solution to getting cash for Bobby's defense leaves SAMCRO in a vulnerable position; Abel's happy homecoming ends in turmoil for the club.

EPISODE 1.13
14 July 2020

The Revelator

In the wake of a tragedy, the club must re-evaluate its bonds of brotherhood.

Sons of Anarchy: Season 1 / Reviews

Wall Street Journal

Wall Street Journal

Set as far as possible from the canyons of New York, the series has a cool, original look--despite its C-movie moments when burly guys in black jackets zoom down the highway to the accompaniment of country metal rock.

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Variety

Variety

Working with directors Allen Coulter and Michael Dinner, Sutter does bring a visceral quality to the violence, while detailing the club's code and commitment to functioning as an extended family; there's just so little dimension to the characters early on that it's difficult to care.

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USA Today

USA Today

Sons wants us to care about their hopes and struggles, but gives no clue as to why we might do so.

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TV Guide

TV Guide

Well-made, but heavy-handed and hardly inviting.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

The show, which begins on Wednesday, is all tattoos and creased leather vests and shock-value chatter, and it isn't half-bad.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

Sutter packs the early episodes with colorful dialogue but at the same time so much random violence that it crosses the line to gratuitous.

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San Francisco Chronicle

San Francisco Chronicle

Few series have exploded onto the scene with such a rich array of potential stories and inherently interesting characters.

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Salon

Salon

Creator Kurt Sutter, a longtime writer for "The Shield," has said that he wanted to create a West coast version of "The Sopranos," but the world he created sometimes feels like "The Sopranos" without any discernible moral compass.

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New York Post

New York Post

Every character is unique - but almost none compares in strangeness to Bobby Munson (Mark Boone, Jr.), a Jewish killer/gang member/Elvis impersonator. Yes, I love this show.

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Vulture

Vulture

It's grindhouse and art house, and it carries itself as if it doesn't give a damn what you think of it. And its infuriating push-pull quality is still fascinating.

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New York Daily News

New York Daily News

A complex and well-built drama that leaves the viewer wondering if there's enough humanity here to make the hard-boiled stories worth following.

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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

There are moments that require you not to think too hard, and some of the black humor doesn't overcome its fundamental nastiness. But on the whole, it's a superior package, intelligently constructed and handsomely executed.

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LA Weekly

LA Weekly

Sons of Anarchy, an unfailingly coarse yet brashly effective series that burrows into the workings of the titular outlaw motorcycle club.

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Chicago Tribune

Chicago Tribune

For all its ferocity, and despite some excellent supporting performances, there’s a curious hole at the center of Sons of Anarchy. The character we’re supposed to be most interested in is something of a blank slate.

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Boston Globe

Boston Globe

I do think it has real potential to become a solid dramatic addition to the FX slate, as The Shield enters its final season.

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