I would see previews for this show in the past while watching other FX programming and, for some reason, it did not appeal to me. During the 7th, and last, season, I saw comments on my Facebook wall that friends had posted and most were unfavorable toward it and I thought, "Well, I'm glad I never watched." That has all changed. On a whim, I ordered Season 1 on Blu-Ray. Oh, first I tried Episode 1, Season 1 on Prime, but for some reason, the sound was so horribly tinny and hollow through my surround sound system - grating on my nerves - that I could not watch more of them. But, I thoroughly enjoyed the Pilot and was craving more. I guess that was my "whim". Finished Season 1 now - sound much better from the disks - and have started Season 2. I figure I'll end up with all 7 before all is said and done. I am hooked. Sought out images and made myself a nice Sons of Anarchy Screen Saver for my PC. Cannot get enough. The show can be crude, but what I look for in good television is character development and interaction along with an engaging storyline ... one where you can't wait for the next episode. Sons of Anarchy has got that! Lots of it. The nuanced chaos makes it fabulous. On the one hand, I am teed off at myself for having waited so long. On the other, I now have 5+ seasons more still to enjoy. This show is a perfect binge-watcher!
Just so you know where my tastes run, some of my other favorite all-time shows would include, 24, Justified, Lost, Homeland, and Dexter.
The cast is phenomenal. There is action, love, and intrigue. You will be drawn in.
*** Very basic primer so that maybe you won't start off as confused as I did. Set in a town not too far from Oakland, CA - Charming [fictional] - The Sons of Anarchy are a motorcycle club, also referred to as SAMCRO - Sons of Anarchy Motorcycle Club Redwood Originals. The local Sheriff is in their pocket, and in return, the club keeps out drugs and supports the community. Rival out-of-town gangs include the Niners and Mayans ... and the battles ensue. SOA runs a repair business in town Teller-Morrow automotive. Teller, after deceased founder, John Teller [whose son is now VP], and Morrow after current President, Clay Morrow. Take it from there ... it gets awesome!
- Actors: Charlie Hunnam, Ron Perlman, Katey Sagal, Mark Boone Junior, Johnny Lewis
- Directors: Kurt Sutter R, Kurt Sutter
- Format: Box set, Color, Dolby, Multiple Formats, NTSC, Subtitled, Widescreen
- Language: English, Spanish
- Subtitles: English, French, Spanish
- Region: Region 1 (US and Canada DVD formats.)
- Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1
- Number of discs: 4
- Studio: Twentieth Century-Fox
- DVD Release Date: 18 Aug 2009
- Run Time: 578 minutes
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- ASIN: B0024FAR5M