'Sons of Anarchy' was a 'bad relationship show'
“Sons of Anarchy” was a “bad relationship show”
Kurt Sutter's FX biker series, says Matt Zoller Seitz, was "a show that you commit to watching for whatever reason and that often disappoints you or irritates you or makes you miserable, but that you can never quite bring yourself to leave, because every now and then, it'll do something so wonderfully surprising and right that you remember why you fell in love with it in the first place. Sutter and his writers, directors, and actors did that just often enough that I never stopped watching Sons, even though, as many others have noted, in later years, it became an example of the downside (perhaps) of FX's policy of granting artists free reign, content- and length-wise.” PLUS: “SOA” exits with a record 6.4 million viewers, “SOA” should’ve been called "Contrivances of Plot" or "Montages of Eternity," and “SOA” absolutely had to be over the top and Shakespearean.
“Sons of Anarchy” exec producer: “Everyone wanted it to be as satisfying as possible"
Paris Barclay, who also serves as “SOA” director, says: “I don’t like when I read a book and I invest in hundreds and hundreds of pages, and then you end and it’s like, ‘What? I’m supposed to just think about something? I don’t want to think about something.’” PLUS: Barclay recalls shooting that “incredibly painful” voting scene.
Shonda Rhimes: "I haven't broken through any glass ceilings”
Rhimes, the recipient of this year’s Sherry Lansing Leadership Award, said in her speech accepting the award: "If I had broken through any glass ceilings, I would know. If I had broken through a glass ceiling, I would have felt some cuts, I would have some bruises, there'd be shards of glass in my hair … If I'd broken the glass ceiling, that would mean I made it through to the other side, where the air is rare. I would feel the wind on my face.” PLUS: Read Rhimes’ entire speech.
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