Along with an appetite for bikers, bawdiness and badasses? Then head down to the Midland by AMC tonight for the 8 p.m. “music and cast” incarnation of the FX series, The Sons of Anarchy with Katey Sagal.
You remember her, right?
Christina Applegate‘s mom Peggy Bundy on the long running Fox comedy series “Married….with Children.”
Well, forget everything you think you know about Sagal because not only are we talking anarchy, we’re talking biker anarchy.
“The show’s about this kid named Jax – I probably shouldn’t call him a kid because he’s older than me – and he’s taking over this biker gang called the Sons of Anarchy and dealing with the demons of the gang,” says Shauna Swanson, a buyer for Hobbs in Lawrence. “I mean, they do lots of illegal stuff, it’s a serious show. I mean, he kills people and does some nasty, nasty stuff. It’s as R-rated as you can get on regular TV – full butt and side boob – it’s kind of a bad ass, crazy, action show.”
And while Swanson’s never actually dated any bikers, “I think it would be kind of cool to be a biker chick,” she says. “It’s kind of like a modern day version of the Mafia with bikes.”
Sagal plays Jack’s mom who starts out as the “head old lady” of the gang but appears poised to cede the title to her son’s new wife Tara, “who’s struggling with whether to be a full time bad ass with the club or remain a surgeon,” Swanson says. “And then become a doting mother to their two young sons.”
Speaking of Swanson morphing into a biker babe…
She does have the hots for the character Opie.
“I love him because he’s like the good guy who’s completely torn,” Swanson says.
Just one problem.
“They clubbed him to death in a prison fight late last season. I cried I was so mad and I had to walk away from the television.”
The wildest scene Swanson’s seen to date?
“They took one of the characters daughters and put her in a hole and poured gasoline on her and set her on fire and they made her dad watch while he was handcuffed to the railroad tracks.”
See you guys there?