Over the years FX has really stepped up as another cable network dishing out some great original programming. With great shows like Justified, Wilfred, Louie, Nip/Tuck, The Shield and many others, but none of them compare to their hit show Sons of Anarchy. This show burst onto the seen in 2008 with a vengeance. Not only was this an action drama show, but also the subject matter was something new and inventive. Not since the 60’s biker film craze has the biker gang genre been so dominant. With the series heading into its sixth season it is the perfect time to catch up with season five coming onto Blu-ray.
Sons of Anarchy follows an outlaw motorcycle club who are hell-bent on not only keeping their quiet little town of Charming just that, but also their own livelihood while dealing with threats from drug dealers, developers, and law enforcement. In season four Jax found out the truth about his father’s murder, Clay was fighting to survive near fatal gunshot wounds, and the RICO threat still looming. With Jax now in charge and Clay stripped of his patch, where will it leave the club and will it be able to pull itself together to deal with the ever looming threat of the law or the other clubs that smell the blood in the water? This was easily one of the more emotionally intense seasons to date. Everything seems to be imploding from within the club which makes for some awesome television. The characters continue to evolve but not always in the direction you think. This season saw some new additions including Jimmy Smits as Nero who has his own agenda, but adds a new direction to the club as well as Ashley Tisdale, Chuck Zito, Donal Logue, and Harold Perrineau. Of course with new characters and per the way things work on this show there are always others that are taken out. While that is always expected in this series, this season marked the most shocking and effective demise in the series to date that is sure to hit any die-hard fan right in the heart and forever changes the series and the characters involved. This series just seems to get better with each season and is easily one of the best shows on TV which is surprising since it really revolves around nothing but bad guys, but maybe that is the appeal.
This season left a gaping hole in the club and is sure to change everything from here on out and with next season just around the corner could they possible step things up any more and what will happen to SAMCRO? Fans will just have to wait to see, but you can catch up with season five available now. While the series alone is worth this set, it also features Creator’s Cut on select episodes, gag reel, deleted scenes, commentaries, and more.
Grab your copy of Sons of Anarchy season 5 today and get ready for the all-new season when it premieres on September 10th.