Best Drama TV Shows on Netflix Right Now (2020)

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19. Sons of Anarchy

Release Year: 2008

Creator: Kurt Sutter

Starring:  Charlie Hunnam, Mark Boone Junior, Katey Sagal, Ron Perlman 

I didn’t think I would like Sons of Anarchy and didn’t watch the show for the first six seasons it was on FX. I had preconceived notions that this was going to be a cliché show about a motorcycle gang, but it was anything but when I finally saw what the show is about.

Kurt Sutter has often referred to his creation as ‘Shakespeare on Motorcycles’ and the parallels to Hamlet aren’t subtle. Jackson ‘Jax’ Teller (Hunnam) is the prince of the SAMCRO motorcycle gang that moonlights as gun runners in the mythical Charming, CA and whose leader Clay Morrow (Perlman) is married to his mom Gemma Taylor (Sagal).

Jax struggles with living the life he thinks he should live and the life he wants to live. This comes to a head with Clay who is set in his ways and is resistant to Jax and his new ideas after he finds his late father’s journal, which threatens to destroy more than just the club.

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