Monday, September 21, 2009

Hamlet : Son of Anarchy?

Sutter has even hinted that he plans a five-year run for the series, with each of the five seasons mirroring the corresponding act in Hamlet. Consider that gang leader Clay (Ron Perlman) killed his friend and business partner before marrying that dead man's wife and raising the woman's troubled, haunted son (Jackson "Jax" Teller, played by Charlie Hunnam), and you'll see the clear connections to Claudius, Gertrude and their troubled son.

Why is it that I never learn about these shows until they’re well into their run? :(

In this case we’re talking about “Sons of Anarchy”, the FX series about a motorcycle gang….errr, “club”.

"When you look at the fifth act of Hamlet, nobody gets out of that mother alive."

Well put.  Nobody tell him about Horatio and Fortinbras, let it be a surprise.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I will tell you that it is seriously worth buying this series on DVD. My husband and I come out of English studies and decided to buy it after seeing one episode. Not only is the acting outstanding, the writing is quite good.

You'll have a blast if someone you know is also geek and watches it with you. You might have a few friendly debates about who's who. :D