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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.


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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 enforcement, and attempt to protect their quiet hometown of Charming, California.


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
Emilio Rivera
as Marcus Alvarez
Mitch Pileggi
as Ernest Darby
Nicholas Guest
as John Teller
Ally Walker
as Agent Stahl
Pablo Espinosa
as Officer Fain
Jeff Wincott
as Jimmy Cacuzza
Ken Choi
as Henry Lin
Liana Liberato
as Tristen Oswald
Jim Cody Williams
as Uncle Vinky
Jay Thames
as Needles
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
Robyn Jean Springer
as Crow-Eater Biker Chick
James Geralden
as Backup Singer
James Harvey Ward
as Russell Meineke
Wandah Kay
as Backup Singer
Brett Wagner
as Johnny Yates
Tim De Zarn
as Nate Meineke
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
Omio Zader
as Pakistani Clerk
Frank Noon
as Fat Clown
Walter Addison
as Jacob Hale
Steve Kramer
as Leo Kessler
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 (24) | Top Critics (18)

Sons of Anarchy features some of the most interesting female characters and relationships between women of the anti-hero television age.

September 3, 2008 | Full Review…

The biker drama gives you Jimmy Smits in a jaw-dropping, change-of-pace role.

September 3, 2008 | Full Review…

A complex and well-built drama that leaves the viewer wondering if there's enough humanity here to make the hard-boiled stories worth following.

September 3, 2008 | Full Review…

There are enough compelling pieces here, and the setting is novel enough - this is a different type of organized crime than what you usually see on TV - that Sons could eventually be a worthy heir to The Shield.

September 3, 2008 | Full Review…

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

September 3, 2008 | Full Review…

Sons Of Anarchy is part of a recent trend to darker, harder TV drama that requires more than just gripping storylines. It definitely has that, but it also requires a cast able to portray each character realistically. We've definitely got that here!

January 14, 2019 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

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