Mr Mousie and I just finished the first season of SoA (I have to wait for him to have time so it takes a while) and my mind is blown. This is going on the list of my favorite shows. I love the way it's written, the sharp dialogue, the characters (Gemma is still my favorite with Opie, Jax and Clay close seconds but I love every single one, even tertiaries, even though I'd never want to meet any of them - eeek), the iterativeness, the look at consequences and fall-out of schemes and murders and other crimes. The stuff with Donna - totally brutal.
I am very interested to see where this will go. They are setting up quite a conflict between Jax on one side and Clay and Gemma on the other. Any money on Gemma and Clay having actually offed Gemma's first husband a.k.a. Jax's Dad?
Btw, all of you who told me I'd get to like Tara after all, you were right. I really like her by now. I especially love that while she never starts stuff, she never takes any crap either. I do want her to get out of town, dump Jax, and...well, I was going to say find a law-abiding boyfriend, but we saw how well that turned out, so let's say instead...buy a vibrator. Yeah, they love each other and all but dude's a gangster, and we just saw what can happen to a gangster's girl.
This said, when Jax told her "You want to know how many women I slept with over the last ten years? Hundreds. Maybe more. I don't know. I barely see their faces. I married Wendy because I was lonely. Because I got tired of the endless disconnect. It was just a sad time-out. Because when I am inside someone there is only one face I see.", I about died.
On a final note, this drama gets me to ponder things like how on earth I am rooting for a bunch of murdering thugs over law enforcement, how DOES one bribe the entire sherrif's department and whether it's cheating when you have a girlfriend and then sleep with your estranged wife. And if it's cheating, who is being cheated on. Heh.
ETA: Jax and Tara win the creepiest/most dysfunctional first makeout award - on the bed where she just almost got raped and with the corpse of her abusive ex (who Tara plugged in the stomach and then Jax shot in the head) cooling in the corner. With the abuser ex's ipod serenading them. Eeeek!