Hi! Welcome to my blog! The name pretty much says it all; I’m Penny and this is my spot to pimp out my faves. Let’s get started with the pimpin, shall we? I’ve decided to dedicate my first post to one of my favorite television shows which is also going to lead me to pimp out a new favorite book series, as well! First blogpost and we’re already experiencing the coveted Pimp within a Pimp! WOOT!
Sons of Anarchy is the most bad azz show on television right now. Period. That's what I think. This is how FX Networks describes it:
FX's original series, Sons of Anarchy, is an adrenalized drama with darkly comedic undertones that explores a notorious outlaw motorcycle club's (MC) desire to protect its livelihood while ensuring that their simple, sheltered town of Charming, California remains exactly that, Charming. The MC must confront threats from drug dealers, corporate developers, and overzealous law officers. Behind the MC's familial lifestyle and legally thriving automotive shop is a ruthless and illegally thriving arms business. The seduction of money, power, and blood.
Jackson 'Jax' Teller (Charlie Hunnam) is the MC's vice-president, whose loyalty to the club is tested by his growing apprehension for its lawlessness; Gemma Teller Morrow (Katey Sagal) is Jax's force-of-nature mother; and Clarence 'Clay' Morrow (Ron Perlman) is Jax's stepfather and MC president. The triangle of Mother, Son, and Stepfather will ultimately reveal the dark secrets in this family's past and the lengths they will go to protect their sins.
The description is accurate but it only scratches the surface of all that the show offers. There’s something for everyone (as long as they are of age, that is; the show has a TV-MA rating and is heavy on the adult stuff!). Its got drama, intrigue, humor, mystery, bikes, hot guys, loose women, gang bangers, white supremacists, a porn studio (no, for real, it does!), bombs, prostitutes, revival meetings, shootings, maimings, tattoos, carnivals, babies, babies mamas, doctors, drugs, sex and rock n roll! And, there's a great love story, as well. WHAT MORE COULD YOU ASK??!? If you like classic tales, you should know that the show’s creator, Kurt Sutter, freely admits that the show is loosely based on Hamlet. Don’t let the bikers and the strong language and the TV-MA rating scare you away. Even if you don’t think it's your kind of entertainment, I’d still say give it a try. I didn’t get hooked in by the advertising or the word of mouth; I actually started watching because a friend of mine had a small role on the show in a couple of episodes and I wanted to see him. Once I tuned in one time, I was HOOKED and kicking myself for not having started watching earlier. The writing is sharp, the actors are fantastic and the story is compelling. It is just great entertainment and I highly recommend it.
There…that sounded all official-like and well thought out and all that good stuff, right? Great, because when I first conceived this post, ALL I planned on saying is “You should watch this show because THIS GUY is on it”:
Yeah….probably wouldn’t have been a very informative but it would have been accurate! THAT GUY is Charlie Hunnam aka Jackson “Jax Teller”. Seriously, I could write a BOOK about my love for the character Jax Teller. I won’t…but I could. What I will say is that he is a strong alpha male character who would do anything for his family and the woman he loves (and I’m not going to tell you who she is because it’s slightly spoilery, if you’ve never watched). And when I say “anything”…. I DO MEAN ANYTHING. He is the character that sold me on the show and a mutual love for him is what leads me to the subject of our pimp within a pimp; The Succubus Diaries series by Jill Myles.
Jackie was an ordinary museum docent until a mysterious vampire and a fallen angel made her into a succubus. Now a sexy immortal, she’s caught between an age-old war between angels, demons, and the immortals exiled to earth. When everyone else is choosing sides, which will she pick? The good guy or the bad boy? Maybe she wants both…
Firstly, HELLLOOOO Mr. Cover Man; How YOU doin?? Gentlemen Prefer Succubi is the first of The Succubus Diaries books. Succubi Like it Hot is the second book and its also available now. The third book, due out in December is My Fair Succubi. I’ve read the first two books and loved them! They are steamy and witty, have several laugh out loud moments and are a different spin on vampires and angels. The Succubus Diaries were on the list (yes, there’s a pimpin list already!) to eventually get their own pimp BUT they moved up to the first blog spot because Jill Myles recently posted pictures of who she envisions as her characters on her Facebook page and she thinks of one of her characters as....you guessed it....Charlie Hunnam aka Jax Teller! WOOT! As I told her on her page, if I didn’t already think she was fantastic....THAT DID IT!! I usually like to make up my own mind about what characters should look like BUT in this case, I think I’m going to re-read the books and imagine Noah as Charlie…just because!
And there you have it; my first blogpost! Hope you enjoyed it! Sons of Anarchy season 3 premieres in the US on Fx this Tuesday, September 7th and the first two Succubus Diaries are out and available for purchase. Please let me know if you have or plan to watch or read either; I’d love to discuss with you! Thanks for stopping by and come back!