‘Sons’ of Anarchy’ Producer Compares FX Show’s Finale to Last Episode of ‘M*A*S*H’
Craig's Note: I have never watched a minute of "Sons' of Anarchy" Nor will I. I just don't care.
The producer of "Sons' of Anarchy" has compared the finale of his show to the last episode of CBS' "M*A*S*H"
He says, and I quote: "Actually, the finale is kind of, I use the word 'elegiac.' It's not super fast-paced. It has some bursts of action, but primarily it has kind of a beautiful, mellow, almost like… I compare it to the finale of 'M*A*S*H' in a way. It has almost an 'Adagio for Strings' kind of quality to it, which I think is quite beautiful. I was actually surprised by how elegant it is."
To those who don't know, the word "elegiac" means "having a mournful quality."
The finale of "M*A*S*H" wrapped up the Korean War and ended a show that was. In its time, it was one of the finest in television history.
Up until three years ago, it was still the most watched TV show in U.S. history. More than 125 million people -- at the time over half the entire population of the United States -- watched in 1983 as we said goodbye to Hawkeye, BJ and U.S. Army's 4077th MASH.
"Sons of Anarchy," conversely, opened its final season in September with about 7 millions viewers. Even if FX doubles that for the final episode, it will be seen by 1/21st of the population of the U.S.
That pretty much sums it up for me.
Just another show I will never watch. Suicide is Painless.