posted on Mar, 8 2017 @ 08:33 PM
Does anyone else love this show? I absolutely have fallen, quite madly, for it. I have always liked David Morse, and became a diehard Ryan Hurst fan
early in Sons of Anarchy. But besides the cast, most of the rest I really only know from bit roles or not at all, the show is phenomenal. The writing
is solid, and leads to EXTREMELY human moments, and also adds just enough of the supernatural to make one question if it is actually just Nature.
The plot is a very interesting look, in part, at the concept of Free Inhabitants, as well as family, stereotypes, small-town life, coal mining, etc.
This perspective centers on a family of Mountain Folk (for lack of a better term. It's really perfectly accurate) living on a mountain considered
sacred by not only their clan, but some of the locals. The clan mostly shuns the residents of the adjacent town, which in and of itself is a
reflection of the economic downturn that small, coal-centered communities have taken in the last decade.
The show is heavy on the political side of the issue, but only the local politics of the setting mostly. It handles both sides very well, in my
opinion. But it never quite absolutely defines who the Outsiders really are. The family on Shay Mountain, or the Townies below?
It is currently at the mid-point of Season 2, and if you are new to it, I highly recommend finding Season 1 and the previous episodes of this season
and watching them first. It airs Tuesday night on WGN (in the US). I'm not trying to shill for the station or anything. I really do think there are
many members here who would appreciate the quality of storytelling and acting the network brought to the table with this show.