Monday, November 23, 2009


There's been a recent article that's surfaced bashing this season of Sons of Anarchy.  I haven't read it, but I'm told it borders on abusive.  I've gotten a lot of comments and tweets asking me to respond.  Here's what I know -- TV shows have unique characteristics and personalities.  What I've painfully learned is that you can't be all things to all people.  

"Having said that" (my homage to last night's Curb), I also know that online reporters make coin for every "hit" they get.  That's why I always point viewers to reporters who support the show.  I want to help the people who help me.  

So if I were a desperate columnist at a near-defunct magazine/site, I'd probably find something well-liked and pontificate a highly controversial point of view.  After all, conflict=drama=readers.  And let's face it, you can't go after a show like Mad Men, it's a near-perfect show and there's nothing really controversial at stake.  But there's enough moral gray area and highly dramatic plot complication on Sons to pick apart.  Truth is, if I needed to pay the rent, I would have written the same piece.   Hell, it's cyberspace, who knows, maybe I did.