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#4319300 - 12/12/16 07:10 PM My latest binge watching addiction: SOA  
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Sons of Anarchy.
I never paid attention to this show before. I'm just not impressed with thug life, choppers etc. so I figured I'd hate it.
Still, I gave it a chance and I can't help but stay up entirely too late every night watching it. It's as complex as the Godfather, being about organized crime with some twisted sense of a social conscience. The characters are much more complex though, the benefit of tv. I'll have to give the Sopranos a chance next.

The performances of the main characters are among the best on tv, the writing is excellent and the story compelling from week to week. There haven't been any "dud", filler episodes building up to other events way down the road. Every episode DELIVERS one way or the other. The total opposite of Walking Dead in that respect. The story and characters develop constantly.
Started season 3 last night after blowing through the first 2 seasons in a week. I'm glad there are 7 seasons to stretch it out.


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Now that Westworld is done I'll finally be starting The Expanse.


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Is that on to stream anywhere other than the syfy website? I'd like to go back to it.
Still $20 for the season on amazon.


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#4319308 - 12/12/16 07:26 PM Re: My latest binge watching addiction: SOA [Re: Raw Kryptonite]  
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Originally Posted By: Raw Kryptonite
Is that on to stream anywhere other than the syfy website? I'd like to go back to it.


I have it available via Comcast VOD.


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Loved SOA.

Characters are really well written and acted amazingly well.

Interesting to see the progression (evolution/devolution) of some of the characters as well.

It is definitely more than just a 'thug life' sort of show for sure.

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I'm just starting season 3 and enjoying it as much as everyone did apparently. Not being afraid to kill off familiar characters keeps the viewer off balance, and the comedic scenes are judged perfectly (Half-Sack and Chucky, I'm looking at you).

I only started watching it after I realised it was Amazon Prime for free, shortly after I'd finished the Lost & Damned MC DLC for GTA IV, which was a blast and seems to borrow heavily from SOA

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The last few of season 2 were amazing. The first episode with Chucky and his habit had me rolling. LOL


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#4319394 - 12/13/16 02:50 AM Re: My latest binge watching addiction: SOA [Re: Raw Kryptonite]  
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Currently hooked thanks to Amazon, Hulu and Netflix:
The Bridge
Narco
X-files (again)
Chance (Dr. House's darker side)
Elementary

Just finished:
The Americans
Board Walk Empire
Shut Eye

Looking forward to:
Man From High Castle (second season starts the 16, yeah!)

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#4319480 - 12/13/16 12:32 PM Re: My latest binge watching addiction: SOA [Re: Warbirds]  
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Originally Posted By: Warbirds
Currently hooked thanks to Amazon, Hulu and Netflix:

X-files (again)



I'm rewatching this as well but on bluray. I'm in the middle of season 2.


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Never understood why Opie has problems killing one man when he blew up a bunch of white supremist a few episodes before.

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When and where is the latest X-Files tv show located? I finished Longmire early this year(awesome show) and I finished The Crown which was pretty good and well done. I need a new show to watch and I'm kind of in a sci-fi mood. I enjoyed Broadchurch but I'm having difficulty getting into some of the other BBC crime dramas. I watched one called Injustice which I liked way early in the year. I need to find The Musketeers somewhere as I bought the first and second season and loved them. Its a good swashbuckler show and I like the actors. I'm always, always in the mood for thriller/mystery type movies.(not crime dramas necessarily but definitely thriller/creepy/mysterious/supernatural) If anyone has suggestions I'd appreciate it.

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Netflix has the latest x-files episodes up.

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Originally Posted By: Coot
When and where is the latest X-Files tv show located? I finished Longmire early this year(awesome show) and I finished The Crown which was pretty good and well done. I need a new show to watch and I'm kind of in a sci-fi mood. I enjoyed Broadchurch but I'm having difficulty getting into some of the other BBC crime dramas. I watched one called Injustice which I liked way early in the year. I need to find The Musketeers somewhere as I bought the first and second season and loved them. Its a good swashbuckler show and I like the actors. I'm always, always in the mood for thriller/mystery type movies.(not crime dramas necessarily but definitely thriller/creepy/mysterious/supernatural) If anyone has suggestions I'd appreciate it.


Try "The Man from High Castle" now going into it's second season on Amazon Prime Video.


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Noticed a Married With Children reference the other night in season 3.
For plot reasons, Gemma is on the run. They suggest she should color her hair red. She says she'd rather shave her head. LOL
The show has just the right amount of humor to it. And good day, bad day...Jax is pretty much always going to get some no matter the situation.

Speaking of X Files, Mitch Pileggi is on there too. I still see him as Skinner no matter what.

SOA trivia: just noticed that the voice of John Teller is Todd "I don't know Margo!" Chester from Christmas Vacation.
Also, the Deadwood cast members popping up is pretty cool. It's pretty common to see more than one in the same show it seems.


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Okay thanks. When I searched Netflix all I saw were the older X-Files series. Did they just add the new ones to the end of that? How do I tell where the new show is? "The Man from High Castle" does look good. BTW, does anyone know the status of the new Twin Peaks? Is that next year?

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BTW, does anyone know the status of the new Twin Peaks? Is that next year?


Season 3 of Twin Peaks will premiere sometime in the first half of 2017 but on Showtime. It is not a Netflix show.

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Oh dang. Thanks PM. Maybe its one I can buy on DVD. Does SoA have a lot of HBO-like profanity and sex? Its not one that intrigues me in the least bit but RK makes it sound like its written and done very well. I also want to Try Rome and Spartacus but I'm one of those types that gets depressed and weary with too much sex and language. Gore I'm okay with lol or just a little sexiness. I just hate watching orgy and rape scenes.

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It was on AMC channel so no on the Nudity and limited swearing but the violence and torture is pretty brutal even with the gore toned down.
More like Breaking Bad, you see the blood but you don't see the aftermath.

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Yeah, not HBO, but as close as cable will get. A lot of implied sex and near saves with camera angles. It's not for kids in any way, but a tiny fraction of what you got with Spartacus. Spartacus was practically soft porn that makes Game of Thrones look like Golden Girls. LOL
With 7 seasons of SOA, might want to stream if uncertain before investing.


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Originally Posted By: Raw Kryptonite
Spartacus was practically soft porn that makes Game of Thrones look like Golden Girls. LOL


I still don't understand why so many people made such a big deal over the sex in GOT. When I finally got around to watching the show I was like "THIS is what was causing all of the controversy??". There are a ton of cable shows that came out before GOT that had just as much or more sexual content.


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