Critical raves, fan favorites, cult followings … shows like “The Gilmore Girls” and “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” had it all, but they still went home empty-handed when it came to Emmy season. But despite the lack of trophies, they’ve all earned their place among the greats in television history. Here are 10 shows that prove that winning isn’t everything…
Sons of Anarchy
In honor of the new season of Sons of Anarchy starting Sep. 9th, here is a round up of insider stories from creator Kurt Sutter, star Katey Sagal and the executive producers behind the acclaimed FX biker hit. Listen to them talk shop and spill secrets on THE WRITERS’ ROOM, catch up on blog posts and test your fanship with Sons of Anarchy quizzes.
Given that Sons of Anarchy boasts hordes of rabid fans, inspires numerous literary/feminist critiques and is the basis of a Sesame Street adaptation—the rhyming “Sons of Poetry,” which we watched towards the end of taping THE WRITERS’ ROOM—there’s no denying the series’ deep cultural impact. That said, the show’s creator, Kurt Sutter, still considers himself a Hollywood outsider and admits that he regularly takes to Twitter (with the tag #WTFsutter) to underscore his fringe status in the biz. In fact, follow @sutterink and you’ll see.
What happens when comic Michael Showalter and his writing partner Christina Lee start texting about Sons of Anarchy? Find out below then tune-in to THE WRITERS’ ROOM for more serious conversation on the series Mon., May 12 at 11PM/10c on SundanceTV.
Sons of Anarchy creator Kurt Sutter tells THE WRITERS’ ROOM he wants his writers coming up with acts of violence so wild he has to say, “Too much, even for me!” Of all the biker saga’s twisted crimes…
Face it. There’s something intrinsically tough and sexy about a woman on a motorcycle. How we’ve thought about–and pictured–her over the decades may have changed a lot but one thing’s remained constant: When there’s a motorcycle involved, you can count on some rule-bending hotness.
Revved up for more motorcycle action? Don’t miss the creators of Sons of Anarchy on THE WRITERS’ ROOM, Mon., May 12 at 11PM/10c.
The ’60s: French Chic
In the ’60s, biker babes morphed into a self-possessed, fashionable rebel. Perhaps no one better exemplifies this than Rebecca (Marianne Faithfull) in The Girl on a Motorcycle (1968), as she escapes boredom–in the form of her new husband–by zipping on a skintight black leather bodysuit and taking off through Alsace on her trusty motorbike to visit an old lover. And in The Swinger (1966), Kelly (Ann-Margret) claims her own ambition–and sexual freedom–by acting out her fantasies… and riding her Triumph Tiger in a belted green leather jacket and little else.