Category Archives: Sons of Anarchy

Ryan Rates Fall TV, Part 1: Sunday - Tuesday

It’s been a busy Fall, and I’ve all but stopped doing weekly episodic reviews for reasons laid out here. But with a lot of shows starting to wrap up their Fall runs, I thought I’d offer up some short takes on the shows I watch on a weekly basis. I almost thought about breaking down […]

How “serialization without destination” may form the next age of television

It’s August 15, which doesn’t mean a lot to many of you, but means it’s “8/15 Day” for fans of “Lost.” Eight and fifteen were two of the six Numbers that occupied a non-small part of that show’s expansive mythology, making today simultaneously a time to celebrate that show’s run and a fresh opportunity to […]

“Sons of Anarchy” Season 5 Review: The wheels keep both turning and spinning

How do you review a show you admire rather than love?
That’s the question that sits at the forefront of my mind after watching the first two episodes of the upcoming fifth season of FX’s “Sons of Anarchy”, which returns September 11th. If you have listened to the “Talking TV With Ryan And Ryan” podcast, you […]

“Talking TV with Ryan and Ryan”: Sons of Anarchy Season 4 Finale

Mo Ryan and I are back, with the second of two podcasts this week. This one is entirely about the season finale of “Sons of Anarchy.” What did we think? The answer might surprise you.
This week’s music: “Ride the Cliche,” Stone Temple Pilots
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“Talking TV with Ryan and Ryan”: Attack of the Zombiesaurs

Mo Ryan and I are back, although my microphone decided to take the week off, apparently. Don’t worry: it still sounds fine. I just sound more “on the bottom of a well” than Mo does this time around.
Time Stamps:
Quick TV Hits: 0:00 - 13:03
“I Hate My Teenage Daugher”: 13:03 - 20:12
“Terra Nova” versus “The […]

“Talking TV with Ryan and Ryan”: Breaking down this week’s “Sons of Anarchy”

Mo Ryan and I are back with the second of two podcasts this week. As promised, we break down tonight’s crazy episode of “Sons of Anarchy,” entitled “Burnt and Purged Away.” If you saw the ep, you know there’s plenty to talk about. Roughly thirty minutes worth at least, given the length of our […]

“Talking TV with Ryan and Ryan”: Community, SAMCRO, and Sepinwall

Mo Ryan and I had the great opportunity to have Alan Sepinwall join the podcast this week. It was good timing, in lieu of NBC’s midseason announcements this week that left “Community” on the bench and the network’s future in limbo. The three of us also talked about this week’s overstuffed, but curiously undercooked, episode […]

“Talking TV with Ryan and Ryan”: Homeland in the Multiverse

Three lengthy discussions this week, y’all. Mo Ryan and I look at the seasons thus far of “Fringe” and “Homeland”, and look at this week’s episode of “Sons of Anarchy,” entitled “Hands.”
Running Times:
0:00 - 14:42: Fringe
14:42 - 36:00: Homeland
36:00 - End: Sons of Anarchy
This […]

“Talking TV with Ryan and Ryan”: To “Hell” and Back Again

Fun show this week, people. Mo Ryan and I are back with a preview of AMC’s “Hell on Wheels,” talk about some early Winners and Losers in the Fall 2011 schedule, and look at this week’s episode of “Sons of Anarchy,” entitled “Kiss.”
Running Times:
0:00 - 13:42 […]

“Talking TV with Ryan and Ryan”: Sons of a Grimm Chuck

Big show this week, y’all. Mo Ryan and I are back with five previews and a new weekly segment in which we break down FX’s excellent fourth season of “Sons of Anarchy.”
Running Times:
0:00 - 7:47 : “Beavis and Butthead”
7:47 - 12:42: “Whitechapel”
12:42 - 17:40: “Allen Gregory”
17:40 - […]