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Sons of Anarchy: Season 1 (2008)




Critic Consensus: Rough and harsh, Sons of Anarchy features one of television's best ensemble casts.


Air date: Sep 3, 2008
Air date: Sep 10, 2008
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Air date: Oct 1, 2008
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From the creative minds behind "The Shield"and "The Sopranos" comes this gritty drama about an outlaw motorcycle club. Bound by blood as well as by duty, Jackson Teller (Charlie Hunnam), his mother, Gemma (Katey Sagal), and his stepfather, Clay (Ron Perlman), are each prominent figures in a motorcycle gang that runs both a (legal) auto body shop and an (illegal) arms trade. Season One follows each member as they struggle to contain their family secrets while battling drug dealers and law … More

Genre: Drama
Network: FX
Premiere Date: Sep 3, 2008
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Charlie Hunnam
as Jax Teller
Ron Perlman
as Clay Morrow
Katey Sagal
as Gemma Teller
Johnny Lewis
as Half-Sack
Jay Karnes
as Agent Kohn
Ken Choi
as Henry Lin
Mitch Pileggi
as Ernest Darby
Ally Walker
as Agent Stahl
Liana Liberato
as Tristen Oswald
Emilio Rivera
as Marcus Alvarez
Jay Thames
as Needles
Jim Cody Williams
as Uncle Vinky
Taylor Sheridan
as David Hale
Diane Gaeta
as Actress
Steve Long
as Long John
Karen Lew
as Nurse
Derwin Jordan
as Agent Smith
Jon Jon Briones
as Asian Elvis
Bobby Reed
as Pastor
James Harvey Ward
as Russell Meineke
Robyn Jean Springer
as Crow-Eater Biker Chi...
James Geralden
as Backup Singer
Wandah Kay
as Backup Singer
Brett Wagner
as Johnny Yates
Jeff Wincott
as Jimmy Cacuzza
Tim De Zarn
as Nate Meineke
Nicholas Guest
as John Teller
John Whitaker
as Truck Driver
Retson Ross
as Party Biker Boy
Adrian LaTourelle
as Officer Craft
Ralph Nunez
as Latino Teen
Steve Klein
as Manager
Judith Hoag
as Karen Oswald
Pablo Espinoza
as Officer Fain
Patrick St. Esprit
as Elliott Oswald
Frank Noon
as Fat Clown
Omio Zader
as Pakistani Clerk
Walter Addison
as Jacob Hale
Steve Kramer
as Leo Kessler
Pablo Espinosa
as Officer Fain
Brandon Bell
as ATF Administrator
Kelly Lamarr
as Customs Official
Paul Vroom
as White Guy
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Critic Reviews for Sons of Anarchy: Season 1

All Critics (21) | Top Critics (16)

A powerful drama dealing with many unpleasant topics - from gun running to vigilante justice. I haven't seen anything quite like it on television in years.

Full Review… | September 13, 2014
7M Pictures

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

Full Review… | September 3, 2008
San Francisco Chronicle
Top Critic

The casting is the best since The Sopranos and every cast member is perfect. Every character is unique. Yes, I love this show.

Full Review… | September 3, 2008
New York Post
Top Critic

Unfailingly coarse yet brashly effective.

Full Review… | September 3, 2008
L.A. Weekly
Top Critic

I think it has real potential to become a solid dramatic addition to the FX slate.

Full Review… | September 3, 2008
Boston Globe
Top Critic

Gritty and occasionally violent, as The Shield prepares to bow out, Sons should capably fill the smart, testosterone-fueled void.

Full Review… | September 3, 2008
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Audience Reviews for Sons of Anarchy: Season 1

Half the season is a drag to get through, mostly because there's no real sense of danger to these pricks. They're lovely pricks to spend some time with and things get morally interesting towards the end. But the most interesting stories and interactions came after with seasons 2, 3 and 4.

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