47sons of anarchy

Without a doubt Sons of Anarchy is one of the most intelligently written TV shows on the air today and has amassed itself quite the following since first appearing on the small screen back in 2008. In its five year run (so far) it has surpassed classic Fox shows such as The Shield, Nip/Tuck and Rescue Me outperforming them all by its third season.

Set in the small rural town of Charming, Sons of Anarchy tells the tale of the local motorcycle gang and is told from the point of view of the Teller-Morrow family as well as other members of SAMCRO (Sons of Anarchy Redwood Original Motorcycle Club) and its rival gangs. At every turn the gun running, drug muling bad ass bikers are undermined by the local law enforcement as well as meddling Federal agencies who are determined to bring the club down once and for all.

Starring former Queer as Folk actor Charlie Hunnam and a cast of familiar faces including Katey Segal, Henry Rollins and Ron Pearlman Sons of Anarchy is currently on it’s fifth season and can be seen on 5 USA here in the United Kingdom. During those 5 seasons there have been some truly saddening moments. Here What Culture recounts five of the most heart wrenching of them, so handkerchiefs at the ready folks.

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This article was first posted on March 14, 2013