On the Shelf: Sons of Anarchy Season One

In his 12/28/09 Houston Chronicle column titled “Top 10 best TV series of 2009,” television writer Tim Goodman named the FX series, Sons of Anarchy, third on his list. “This outlaw-motorcycle-club tale was more than Hamlet-on-a-Harley…” Goodman said. “It’s always been about family.”

I was introduced to Sons of Anarchy by my retired police officer/Marine Vietnam vet/Harley biker dude SO late into the series' first season. I was immediately hooked on the characters (not to mention the actors playing all the parts!) and the dynamics of their relationships. I enjoyed every episode of the second season, which ended a few weeks ago, but I was also left with a lot of unanswered questions, questions I was sure could be answered by viewing the first season in its entirety.
 
A search of the Harris County Public Library catalog led me to the Sons of Anarchy Season One DVD, and I put my name on the list of customers already eager to check it out. I waited and waited and waited, and finally a copy of the DVD arrived in delivery at the Kingwood Branch Library. First episode to last, I was riveted, and yes, my questions were answered. Now, along with Tim Goodman and many others, I’m sure, I’m anxiously awaiting the show's third season, which should be fantastic, considering the cliff-hanger ending of the second season.
 
A word of warning…Sons of Anarchy is not for everyone. The sex and violence are cable-TV graphic – definitely for mature audiences only. If you were a fan of The Sopranos or Deadwood, or if you're in the mood for a riveting, pull-no-punches drama, then you may enjoy Sons of Anarchy, as well. Let me know!