There have only been a handful of television shows in history that I have obsessed over and truly loved. There are shows I watch every week and enjoy, but only a select few have captured my imagination and fully engaged me to the point that I am eerily familiar with their worlds and have found a deep connection to. Among those shows are Six Feet Under, The X-Files, Justified, The Unit, Strike Back, Banshee, Wanted (with Gary Cole, don’t worry, nobody else saw it either), Freaks and Geeks, and most recently, Sons of Anarchy. As the sixth season is set to start in about a week, we find the release of Season 5 arriving on shelves just in time for some catch up.
Sons of Anarchy is the continuing tale of the Sons of Anarchy Motorcycle Club in Charming, California. For the majority of the shows run, the club was run by the deceitful but loyal Clay (Ron Perlman) with his stepson Jax (Charlie Hunnam) holding the vice president spot. After the events in Season 4 we see Clay disgraced and Jax stepping up as President to run SAMCRO (Sons of Anarchy Motorcycle Club Redwood Originals). With Jax looking for a way out of the club, he turns his attention to trying to bring the club back to its intended roots by cutting off ties to the drug business, but he first wants to make sure he banks as much money as possible for his eventual departure.
Season 5 is a season full of milestone events for the show. The tensions between Clay and Jax reach a fever pitch, and major incidents happen involving Jax’s loyal friend Opie (Ryan Hurst) and Clay’s former enforcer Tig (Kim Coates). It is an emotional journey with many highs and lows and one of the best seasons to date for Sons of Anarchy. Anybody not watching the show yet should do yourselves a favor and catch up on Netflix and buy Season 5. Sons is worth the time.
The Blu-ray from 20th Century Fox is beautiful. I watched much of the show on TV and on Netflix and I gotta say, I had no idea the show actually looked this good. Being a diehard fan, I am going out to get all the previous seasons for my collection as soon as possible. Clarity and detail are excellent, colors full and natural and the soundtrack (full of amazing music I might add) is crystal clear and rich. And for the fanatics there is a ton of special features as well as extended editions of many episodes. Definitely worth the investment. I can’t recommend Sons of Anarchy highly enough.
Available now on Blu-ray and DVD.