DIANNE BUT­LER OUT OF THE BOX

Herald Sun - Switched On - - Sunday -

IHEAR talk ev­ery so of­ten that some­one’s work­ing on a TV show about mo­tor­cy­cle gangs. It’s not as if the yarns wouldn’t be there. God, they’d write them­selves. That Milperra story alone — an amaz­ing event, re­ally. Ugly, but with enor­mous nat­u­ral drama.

Put the egg­beat­ers to it and make the bikies pret­tier, you’d have some­thing good there. And there’s the drugs and the guns and the sex and the brother­hood palaver, the whole deal. I mean, look at that — we’re prac­ti­cally writ­ing the script now. But you can also see how it could be a tiny bit scary and niche-sound­ing to the jumpy peo­ple who say yes to TV shows.

Sons of An­ar­chy — and I don’t know how you’re go­ing to go get­ting on board at this point if you haven’t been fol­low­ing it so far, but let’s just sol­dier on— is ac­ces­si­ble enough to not have that prob­lem.

There are re­ally only two key women in it — not many, you’ll agree, but they are well writ­ten and right in the mix.

One is Katey Sa­gal, who’s just come off a mas­sive rape sto­ry­line that is still hang­ing around as se­ries three starts tonight.

She’s on the lam right now. She says this with a straight face, too. Rings up her hus- band Clay Mor­row (Ron Perl­man) and tells him she’s on the lam. Imag­ine mak­ing that call. Even af­ter the ex­tremely se­ri­ous stuff that’s gone down with her, in­clud­ing be­ing framed for a mur­der, you’d still want to gig­gle when you got to the word lam.

And now her baby grand­son has been kid­napped— the son of one of the main char­ac­ters Jax, played by Char­lie Hun­nam. He’s in­volved with the other main woman Tara (Maggie Siff), who is a doc­tor and by im­pli­ca­tion bright enough not to be tied up with an il­le­gal bikie out­fit.

This sto­ry­line is go­ing to lead them all to Ire­land and big prob­lems as the sea­son gets go­ing. There are al­ways big prob­lems on this show. Sons of An­ar­chy Show­case, 8.30pm

On the lam: Katey Sa­gal

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