Barbara Myshrall 0

Sons of Anarchy deserves an Emmy

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I started this petition because like many other Sons of Anarchy fans, I have watched with anticipation each and every episode in the series of what I believe to be the best show on television. The story of a mother, a son, families and a brotherhood is both simplistic and complex. The tale that is told is driven by human emotion provoked on so many different levels, and while the story is both tragic and violent it reminds us how actions and decisions we make in our lives will always have consequences. It is all a part of the "human condition." It also demonstrates that while the bad guys are often the bad guys, the good guys are sometimes bad guys, too. It demonstrates over and over again the very fine line that is crossed because good and bad can come from a place of love and loyalty. The atonement for our sins may come in different forms but the relationships on this show transcend the screen and the fans have made tremendous connections with these characters and the story being told.

The show continues to be snubbed for whatever reason and a show with such a tremendous following cannot continue to be ignored. Actors on this show are well known and while some step outside their acting "box" each and every one of the stars and supporting cast are playing outstanding roles. Too many phenomenal performances to list.

What is most astounding to me is the connection of the fans united by a show that evokes a commentary on what should and shouldn't happen. There are differences between the people who see the good inside the characters that are doing bad (and sometimes horrific) things and then others who simply judge based on bare actions of the character without mercy or any consideration to the heart and soul that beats within. And of course, then you just have "the character favorites" who can do no wrong, no matter what they do whether it be lie, steal, cheat, sleep with a cop or a transgender, murder or manipulate. It is a crazy ride that we live out in our heads on Wednesday thru Monday until we can feast on the story for a brief time on Teller Tuesday.

Pay attention, Academy Members. If you haven't watched the show, watch it. Start at season 3 or 4 and I guarantee that you, like so many of us, will have to go back to the beginning and see it from start to finish. Get to know the stories behind the stories and you will see that this simple story about some outlaws is weaved in a complex web of human behavior and emotion. It doesn't always end the way you want it to because telling a tale so raw is often painful. The entire series has been a roller-coaster of entertainment and a television experience that I will never forget!

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