There's been a recent article that's surfaced bashing this season of Sons of Anarchy. I haven't read it, but I'm told it borders on abusive. I've gotten a lot of comments and tweets asking me to respond. Here's what I know -- TV shows have unique characteristics and personalities. What I've painfully learned is that you can't be all things to all people.
"Having said that" (my homage to last night's Curb), I also know that online reporters make coin for every "hit" they get. That's why I always point viewers to reporters who support the show. I want to help the people who help me.
So if I were a desperate columnist at a near-defunct magazine/site, I'd probably find something well-liked and pontificate a highly controversial point of view. After all, conflict=drama=readers. And let's face it, you can't go after a show like Mad Men, it's a near-perfect show and there's nothing really controversial at stake. But there's enough moral gray area and highly dramatic plot complication on Sons to pick apart. Truth is, if I needed to pay the rent, I would have written the same piece. Hell, it's cyberspace, who knows, maybe I did.