Sons of Anarchy
Created by: Kurt Sutter
I have enjoyed watching Sons of Anarchy. While the drama is always on a setting of ten leaving little room for emotional arch, it makes for an interesting piece of television. I also think it is a blatantly racist fantasy of white supremacy (not this, this). Fans/apologist’s might say, “yeah but that is the world of motorcycle clubs. They’re not pulling any PC bullshit man.” To which I would reply, “There may be some small amount of validity to that perspective man… but.”
It becomes problematic when the Sons ultimately win against everybody. When you consider their adversaries (ATF, CIA, FBI, IRA, Mexican Cartels, Damon Pope, and various other criminal syndicates operated by people of color) it becomes a little hard to swallow. The story is impressive (maybe absurd) in the shear altitude of the Sons’ affiliations in the organized crime world, but somehow in five seasons, and some serious adversaries, only Son’s can kill Son’s. When the sons lose it is because of their internal dysfunction, not there inability to whether whatever storm they fumbled their way into. The only people to die from an outside hand were Half Sack, Kozik, and Opie. Half sack was a pledge, Kozik was apparently an unnecessary character (a fucking landmine?) and Opie, while tragic, really killed himself as a result of being the primary sufferer of the internal dysfunction of the club. The fifth season provided a glimmer of hope that a person of color could fuck with the Son’s, but that played out the same way they all do. The Son’s win in the end. While the spiral of Samcro into deeper and deeper shit is entertaining, it seems if realism was the goal of the show there would be more dead Son’s at the hands of people of color, or criminal syndicates operated by people of color.