Crafting a series finale has become an almost-impossible thing to do in the modern television landscape, mostly because you are surrounded by people day in and day out who seem to all have their own opinions on how they want something to be. You saw shows like “How I Met Your Mother” and “Dexter” tackle this, and both of them were received with vitriol by fans. Even the “Breaking Bad” finale has its fair share of critics.
So are all of these things weight on “Sons of Anarchy” creator Kurt Sutter? So far, it doesn’t seem like it. When asked by Entertainment Weekly if he is worried at all about the legacy of the show after the fact, or people who choose to interpret the series finale in their own way, he insisted that he had to just stay true to his vision:
“I can’t worry about what the perception is going to be, I just have to tell the story. I know how I want it to end, and that’s the way I’m going to end it, and however it lands in terms of the landscape of things, that’s the way it will land. As long as I know I’m telling the story that I intended to tell, then I know that I’ve been organic in terms of the narrative and didn’t compromise the vision, I can feel good about it going in. That’s the perspective I think you have to have.”
We do appreciate the insight from Kurt here, and by and large, we do find ourselves agreeing with him that you have to tell your own story first. After all, there’s no way this show would be what it was no if he gave in constantly to what others wanted him to do; also, we know that he will own whatever the end product is, regardless of if some out there in the media are not fans.
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