Tuesday, December 8, 2009

TV Review: Sons of Anarchy

When Sons of Anarchy started last year on FX, I sort of rolled my eyes. A show about a bunch of guys in California in a motorcycle club? I figured it would be such a testosterone laden guy show that I wouldn't enjoy it. So I didn't watch the first season.

Fast forward to a few months ago. Caitlin and I were at my friend Dawn's house and she whips out the box set of season 1. She gushed over how good it was, and still skeptical, we agreed to watch the first episode. Bada bing, bada boom- we were hooked. Dawn should be selling ice cubes to Eskimoes.

Yeah, on the surface, Sons might be about a bunch of bikers, but it is so much more than that. I got to digging and found out that it is actually a re-telling of Hamlet. Just call me an eskimo because I was double hooked then. I love Hamlet and am constantly looking for comparisons between it and Sons. Plus, Jax, the main character/Hamlet, is 110 different kinds of hot. He absolutely drives the show.

Caitlin, Dawn and I just got to sit down and watch the finale for season 2 last night (thank goodness for DVR's) and it was one of those "edge of your seat, OMG I've got to wait all winter and spring for more!!!!" episodes. I've got a full on case of the sads because I'm going to have to go for weeks without Jax. Yes, the show is good enough that I'm already going through withdrawals!

If you haven't seen it, traipse yourself out right now to the Movie Gallery and rent season 1. Better yet, go to Wally World and buy it because you'll be hooked just like me as soon as the credits roll. If you watch it already, tell me about it in comments- what do you like about it? Who is your favorite character? Are you as hooked as me?

1 comment:

  1. OMG!since I am the one who introduced you crazy people to Sons and without me you would not know the greatness that is Jax, you know that I also am going through withdrawals. I look forward to this summer when I hope that season 2 will come out on DVD and we can re-live this great season!