'Sons of Anarchy' roars into action

Donal Logue looms over Ron Pearlman in his cell

Vroom, vroom. Sons of Anarchy hit the road smoking last night. The season six debut was seen by 5.87 million viewers, up 9 per cent from last year’s opener. It was the top rated program on all of television – broadcast or cable – among the audience that counts most, 18-49 year olds.

Presumably some new viewers tuned in to get a good look at Charlie Hunnam. The actor, who on the show plays Jax, Hamlet in a motorcycle jacket, has just been announced as the lead in the film adaptation in 50 Shades of Grey. The SOA newbies may have gotten a lot more than they bargained for.

The episode “Seeds” began with a graphic prison rape and ended with one of the most shocking shootings TV has ever seen. Wow, and this is how they start the season?




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