Music on a show can help make or break it and the songs and artists chosen for episodes of Sons of Anarchy always seems to accentuate the scenes they are in. Whoever decides on the musical inclusion does a great job of finding songs that are emotive and fit the scene while maybe not necessarily being in a genre most would expect. I’ve become a fan of a number of artists solely based on hearinf a song by them featured in the show. Even the theme song done by Curtis Stigers and the Forest Rangers gets some regular play with me. I’ve heard quality folk and indie songs, bluesy rock, rap and hip hop. Episode soundtracks end up as more of a really cool mix cd than a single kind of themed thing. Tune Find is a great site for finding out who played what song you liked in a show with a full episode breakdown to make it easier. They have a great section dedicated to SOA which you can find at the link below. After that are a few more picks of some favorites from the current season and past 4 seasons of Sons of Anarchy. Check em out and see if they do it for you too.
Just as we are getting into the swing of things with the new fall season, two American Pastimes are getting in the way. One is baseball taking over a good portion of the Fox schedule this month. The other is the past time of watching grown men argue with each other on stage while not saying anything at all. Hurray for Presidential campaign season! Sigh…
(See… they aren’t happy about it either. *sad trombone*)
But try as they might, baseball and politics can’t take over everything. So here are a few highlights from the week. Continue reading
What’s up Fizmarble readers? Do you guys have a name yet? Fizzies? You should work on that, as a group.
Anyway, with the start of the new Fall Television Season, I thought I’d start a weekly column with a few of my favorite moments of the week. Or least favorite, as the case may be. Just whatever stood out as especially crazy/funny/heartbreaking/important etc etc. The shows will change week to week.
Now, I have very specific rules about spoilers, which I won’t get into here. But here are the basics – this round up will have spoilers, after the jump. Never in the headline, and never in this section. But once you go inside, there will be some. I will put the title of every show I am discussing in bold, so if you haven’t watched, just avert your eyes and scroll along to the next show and come back later. Sound good? Wonderful. Then let’s get to this.
The Shield was a police drama on FX that was ahead of the curve for its time. It was an HBO or Showtime level program on a network and was one of the shows that really helped FX break out. I used to watch it with Fizmarbler Orion Williams every week. It was shocking and the main character and his crew was not a good guy. He did what he had to do and sometimes that made him do some pretty bad things. It felt real and it was always interesting to watch the rich characters live their rollercoaster lives. This show was the creation of Shawn Ryan who also helped create Lie To Me and the new drama Last Resort. Sons of Anarchy creator, Kurt Sutter was one of the primary writers for the show as well. Each season on DVD is going for $10.65 which is 61% off the normal price. This is only going on for a short time so if you want to take advantage of the deal so now.
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Just a friendly reminder that Sons of Anarchy returns to FX tonight with the first episode of Season 5. Be sure to set your Tivo for 10PM or have your butt planted in your seat of choice. It’s time to see what happens in Charming with the Sons as a lot went down last season and a lot is set up to go down in this one. Also be sure to check out out our overview which was written last week by fellow Fizmarbler, Melissa Miller. You can check that out at this link: Sons of Anarchy Overview. You can also see a behind the scenes video of Season 5 featuring new addition Joel Mchale in the video below.
Get the previous seasons of Sons of Anarchy on Blu ray for only $40.00 at the links below.
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In just four more days the highly anticipated Season 5 premiere of Sons of Anarchy will be hitting the airwaves on FX. This show never disappoints to bring the intensity and drama. I’ve had a chance to screen the first two episodes (humblebrag?) so I thought I’d give you some little tidbits to whet your appetite and get you through til Tuesday!
Check out my thoughts after the jump…
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The Walking Dead – Season 2 (Blu Ray/DVD)
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Battleship (Blu Ray/DVD) Continue reading
I know where I will be on Septermber 11th at 10PM. Butt in seat and eyes on TV as Sons of Anarchy returns for its fifth season on the FX channel. Last season changed things in some really big ways for most everybody. It’s a fresh beginning with new conflicts, new motivations and new faces finding their way to Charming.