Monday, May 25, 2015

The love affair with bad boys

I just finished the last episodes of the final season of Sons of Anarchy, the 7-season drama about a California motorcycle club of drug- and gun-runners.It's a wonderful soap opera of sorts, with romance and intrigue, lies and deception, loyalty and betrayal. So many of the shows I grew up on were about the hero and so many of the shows that interest me now are about the anti-hero, the villain who still lives by a code of honor. It could have been medieval knights, or cowboys, or cops, but it was bikers this time.

The ending was quite satisfying, an inevitable sacrifice, taking responsibility for his hubris, his passion, his mistakes. Quite literary after all.

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