So, if I were to wear a tie and it happened to be red or blue I guess some people would draw a political significance from the color. First the rainbow gets highjacked, now red and blue ties. Now that I think of it, I like the motorcycle gang colors better, because even though they call it wearing their colors, it is really a logo, so they aren't highjacking some normal facet of aesthetic life like rainbows or an entire color. I never did like all the red state blue state crap. Logos take a bit more creativity and originality.
Back to Sons of Anarchy. First off, the show is pretty good. They seem to mess up almost everything they touch, and they regularly have the wrong picture in their internal battles. I want to tell the younger guy that the older guy did not burn down his porn studio. No way to do it so I guess hijinx will ensue. Many of the people in this show are very much like people I've known who were loosely connected or otherwise to the wilder side of the biker world.
Generally I hate motorcycle gangs because of some of the harassment, rape and torture committed by Hells Angels and Outlaws in Florida and the Carolinas many years ago. What they did was inexcusable, and I plotted ways to wipe out large portions of them but never did.
Any group with a cool name like Sons of Anarchy gets my attention. I wish I'd thought of that name for a band. Fits me well. Since it has been done I could not now use the name for a group. No originality in that.
The SOA don't harass innocent bystanders from what I've seen. They mostly battle with other gangs and government agencies. They also have tenuous alliances with other gangs and government agencies. Maybe that is what I like; they portray the various government players as the gangsters they are.
It's a great show. I think it is on FX if you have cable or other modern media access, which I don't. I'd watch far too much if I did.
What drives me crazy is now I have to wait about a week for the next episode to show up on hulu.
That's my review.