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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
on September 14, 2012
Seasons 1 and 2 were brilliant and beautiful. Nearly epic storylines of love, greed, manipulation, crime, murder, revenge, betrayal and redemption. Three-dimensional characters, flawed but sympathetic. At the end of each episode, you talk yourself into watching just one more.
But it's hard getting through season 3. The plots are convoluted. People's behavior doesn't make sense. Storylines that should have been wrapped up in a couple episodes are dragged out for the entire season. Lots of things happen, each more ridiculous than the last, and it gets a bit hard to care about some of the storylines. After every episode, I'd think "maybe the next one will be good." But most weren't.
Now, this is still Sons of Anarchy. There are some signs of high quality here. The main actors are still very good. Some of the story lines are good and make you care. But they are few and far between, literally. Getting through Season 3 is a real chore. You do it because you care about these characters and want to know what happens to them. But be warned, season 3 is a bit of a confusing mess, and not up to the high standards set by seasons 1 and 2.