Thursday, September 04, 2008
AFTER 8 GRUELING YEARS OF GERGE W. BUSH, I CONTINUE TO GET ASS-RAPED BY THE RNC
All tracking data pointed to a very promising, potentially record-breaking premier number for Sons of Anarchy last night. FX's marketing department did an AMAZING job getting this show out there. The ads, the billboards, the rally presence. It was all top-notch. Unfortunately, the premier numbers were... let's call them "muted". No one could have predicted the force majeure event of the tabloid sensation, Sarah Palin. As my wife put it, "we got 9-11ed." It's sad and ironic that a show about a band of rebels who embrace the true spirit of freedom got shit on by "old white rehotoric". I do hope that people who did not watch the premier last night will show up for subsequent airings of the pilot and continue to watch the series. I have a greater hope that the people who watched the Palin speech didn't buy into the pageant smile and the obvious home-spun right-wing puppetry. It's a ticket playing to the dumbest common denominator. We're smarter than that. Aren't we? Forgive me for dropping liberal trou, but -- McCain is Bush. Obama is change.
Posted by Kurt Sutter at 9/04/2008 10:07:00 AM