The Sons Of Anarchy is one of the best series on TV I've seen in a long time, and this 2 season boxset offers you a great opportunity to see it at a very good price. Right from the opening scene of season 1 'Sons of Anarchy' grabs your attention and you know this show isn't going to pull any punches. It instantly sets the tone for the series, and makes sure that the story gets off to a start with the throttle fully open. It's basically the Soprano's on wheels, as you follow a gang of gun-running Hell's Angels who wheel, deal & well - wheel some more.
The show focuses on the (sometimes strained) brother hood that exists within the SOA biker family, but there are many other gangs that add to the mix too. In their quest to stay on top and control the streets, the Sons of Anarchy have to deal with, and often play off against each other, various other gangs. These include the True IRA, a black street gang called the 9ers, local Chinese Yakuza, a rival Mexican biker gang called the Mayans, the white supremacists, the local cops - both straight and corrupt - the feds and ATF and also, as one member puts it: ''The most powerful gang of all... old white money''. After all that, finally, at the end of the day they then have to go home to their 'old ladies' which as the series progresses, we find out are just as tough a gang as the men.
The story and acting are great. The characters brutal but likeable and very funny at times too. This makes it a bit of a hard watch sometimes as you struggle to come to terms with the fact that these guys are vicious, cold hearted murderers, but you love them.
The overall story is very good and unfolds well, keeping your attention and making you watch episode after episode - I did this 1st season in in a day and a half. The sets, scenery, wardrobe and bikes are all convincing and for me this was one of the best boxsets I've seen in a while.
If you miss the Soprano's being on TV this definatly fills the void. It has it all. The family politics. The guns, violence, women and everything else that that series provided. Season 1 ends with the gang at a cross roads - figuratively speaking that is - and sets up what looks to be the start of an excellent 2nd season.
Sons of Anarchy season 2 does a good job of following on from the promising start that was season 1. Old storylines progress and evolve while new threads, threats and characters are introduced which all let up to a climatic end of season finale.
The good stuff from season one remains; the bikes, the characters and of course the great storylines, but what this season is all about is the simmering problems within the 'Sons'. All in all 'Sons Of Anarchy' is turning out to be a excellent series, with tight writing, deep and involved storylines and a great cast that play out the politics of gang and family life brilliantly.
This truely is the Soprano's with 6 cylinders and looks set to be a classic TV series. This season really picks up speed and ends with you hurlting towards season 3 at full speed with no hint of reaching for the breaks.
This double boxset will provide you with more twists and turns than the open roads these hairy bikers ride.