Season two of ‘Sons of Anarchy’ was released on DVD and Blu-ray yesterday, and I’ve got a few pics from the premiere (that’s Charlie Hunnam, right).
I loved season one, but didn’t keep up with season two until my buddy Danny Gallagher asked me to cover an episode for him over at TV Squad. Then I got hooked again.
If you’re not familiar with the show, which airs on FX (season three starts Tues., Sept 7, 10PM ET), it follows the drama of a notorious outlaw motorcycle club intent on protecting their small town against encroaching drug dealers, corporate developers, and overzealous law officers. Of course, they’re not exactly above board either. Their illegal arms business is thriving, and their season two exploits included murder, arms trafficking and porn.
The cast is magnificent: Charlie Hunnam stars as Jackson ‘Jax’ Teller, a guy who’s got that sad-puppy look that drives women wild; Katey Sagal stars as Gemma Teller Morrow, Jax’s mom who’ll stop at nothing to protect her guys; and Ron Perlman is Clarence ‘Clay’ Morrow, Jax’s stepfather and president of the club.
Season two finds SAMCRO (Sons of Anarchy Motorcycle Club, Redwood Original Charter) dealing with the white separatist League of American Nations, who moves in to gain a foothold in the Northern California heroin trade. Tensions are running high within the club, too, which ends up putting Gemma on the run, and Jax’s new baby kidnapped by an Irish gang.
I admit there are some scenes that are hard to watch. The show doesn’t shirk on the gritty details of this club’s life, including gunfire, sex and everything in between. But if all that doesn’t bother you, the show really is worth checking out, partly because there’s nothing else like it on TV. It takes the cop/crime genre into a whole new world.
Season Two Special Features:
- Deleted Scenes
- Gag Reel
- The Moral Code Of Sons Of Anarchy
- Sons of Anarchy Happy Ending Roundtable
- John The Revelator Music Video
- Commentary on select episodes
- A Night Out With The Crew At Happy Endings Bar
More pics from the DVD/Blu-ray Release Premiere, and check out the official ‘Sons of Anarchy‘ site.
Images: Fox; ThinkJam