It’s MERRY MAYHEM at The Den today.
Join us for a bloody good time!
[WARNING: Not for the squeamish. If this concept disturbs you, please come back another day]
Here’s the premise:
On May 18, 2015, post about a movie, television show, book, or all three that falls into the category of Blood, Boobs, and Carnage. (Or just Blood and Carnage or other mixture.) It can be any genre that fits the bill – fantasy, science fiction, action, adventure, western, thriller, etc. Post the badge and visit other participants.
Clicking on the badge will take you to the master guest list and their blog links.
If you’re not a blogger, check it out for the sheer entertainment value.
You might even find something good to watch or read.
At first, I was going to showcase all three options, but then realized nobody wants such a marathon post.
Way too much to slog through! Instead, I’m focusing on a TV series that I became addicted to.
Ladies and gentlemen, may I present:
SONS OF ANARCHY
Created by Kurt Sutter, who was previously involved with The Shield. (plenty of blood, boobs and carnage there too!), Sons of Anarchy is about an outlaw motorcycle club located in Charming, a fictional central California town. Sutter has been quoted many times that he used Shakespeare’s Hamlet as inspiration for the plot lines. We all know how that turned out, yes? (Hint: Not good). Read more about that, HERE. Sutter cast his wife, Katey Sagal, as the clubs’ matriarch, Gemma Teller-Morrow and himself, as incarcerated member Otto Delaney.
Although Sons of Anarchy made its debut in Sept. 2008, I didn’t even know about it, until a friend posted a soundtrack video on Facebook last summer. Every last hair stood on end – it affected me so profoundly! (Thanks, Gina! 🙂 ) Check out my recent BOTB post to see which song that was. (It’s the last selection. While you’re there, please take a minute to vote, if you haven’t already. Poll closes May 21.) I went searching for more videos and became fascinated by the snippets of story portrayed. After learning the 7th season (Sept. 2014) would be the last, I found a free site online (always use an ad blocker with these) to watch the episodes – which I did – in a 4 week period! Six years worth, late at night and any other time available. Major obsession!
This show has all the blood, boobs and carnage you could want, plus a sexy young stud and one of the best soundtracks I’ve ever heard! Isn’t it interesting that so many movies and series of this genre have fantastic music? But, I digress…..(can’t help myself! 😉 ) On to the mayhem! (Fun fact: Betrayal by any club member resulted in a death sentence, referred to as “Meeting Mr. Mayhem.)
The blood flows on every episode of Sons of Anarchy. Here are but two examples:
(L) Club member Juice, (Theo Rossi) being put out of his misery by Marilyn Manson, playing a Neo Nazi convict. (R) Otto Delaney (Kurt Sutter), biting off his own tongue so he doesn’t have to squeal on his brethren.
There’s a plethora of boobs here too:
(L) Gemma’s back story involves having open heart surgery and the scar on her chest certainly draws attention to her cleavage. You’ll see it clearly at 0:13 of the video. The club also owns a porn studio, “Red Woody” and partnered (that did not end well!) in a brothel, “Diosa Norte” with pimp Nero Padilla, (Jimmy Smits). He and Gemma became lovers in season five. (R) Another fascinating character on Sons of Anarchy is transgender escort, Venus Van Dam, (Walton Goggins). Check out the boobage on him, er…her!
Oh, the carnage! Never a dull moment with SAMCRO!!
(Sons of Anarchy Motorcycle Club, Redwood Original)
In conclusion, I just have to go back to the killer soundtrack!
“Make it Rain” is a song written by Foy Vance and covered
by Ed Sheeran for Sons of Anarchy‘s final season.
This video depicts scenes from the complete series:
Have you seen the show? Do you like it?
Looking forward to your comments!
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