"Change, when it comes, cracks everything open."
Dorothy Allen

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Happy Opie Day!

One of my very favourite shows on TV is Sons of Anarchy.  In my humble opinion it is the best show on TV.  It is smart, has excellent stories and is constantly surprising me.  I can't stand shows that go with the easy out, or wrap up a story line in 30 minute increments.  SOA can be very violent, very graphic and often disturbs me, even when the show is over.  But I keep coming back for more.  I am well and truly addicted.

I don't often reccomend shows or movies to other people.  Most of my friends and family have extensive and diverse tastes and what I love, I can guarantee some, if not most, of them will hate.  So I just don't do it.  SOA is the exception.  I reccom, end it to everyone and so far, NO ONE hasn't liked it.  And not just liked it, LOVED it.  I lend them season 1 and 2 days later they are back for Seasons 2-4, having had no sleep, because they "just couldn't stop watching".  Yeah, it's that good.

Anyway, on this fabulous show, it is all about the characters.  I have my favorites and the ones I love to hate.  Gemma, played by Katey Sagal (yeah, Peg Bundy!) is amazing.  I wanna be Gemma when I grow up.  :)  Clay and Jax, played by Ron Perlman and Charlie Hunam, are the focus of the show, and rightly so.  But even the supporting characters like Tig, Chibbs, Happy, Bobby Elvis, Uncer, Piney, and all the rest have their moments of shining greatness.

But my very, VERY favourite is Opie.  *sigh*  Opie.

Opie is played by Ryan Hurst.  Apparently he was in Remember the Titans, which was a pretty good movie. I haven't been back to watch it though, because I don't want to taint my image of him.  LOL...yeah, I am that big of a nerd.

So, Opie and I have this lovely relationship.  He does bad, biker things on TV and I secretly love him for it.  But, what throws a wrinkle into this?  What is the one black cloud on the horizon of my unrequitted love for a fictional character?

Apparently, according to everyone in my life, Opie looks just like my brother.

I know.  Ew.

I really try to keep this out of my mind and I daydream about my lovely.  But even I have to admit, I can see the similarities.  And it's harshing my mellow.

Today, Ryan Hurst is going to be signing autographs at the Niagara Motorcycle show.  I am going with my sister-in-law to try and see him.  I am really concerned about lineups, so I don't know if it will happen, but fingers crossed it will.

Anyway, that's my story.  Not much of one.  Just wanted to wish everyone a Happy Opie Day!

Rosie N. Grey
The N stands for "now bring on Season 5!"


  1. I heart Opie, too! I know you must, right now, be devastated. *hug*

    1. Ok, seriously, I watched the episode at work. I cried. At work. CRIED. The girl I work with hugged me, because I couldn't stop. And then, I had 3 different people message me on Facebook to check in, make sure I was ok. LOL...it's like I know him in real life.

      But what really gets me, is that he KNEW!! When I met him, and told him he was my favourite on the show, he knew that he was on his way out.

      *sigh* I wish he would have prepared me.