Conclusion: 'Sons of Anarchy' certainly has a devoted fanbase, and its dominant ratings on FX are an excellent example of that fact. The show works for the most part on the strength of the performances by Charlie Hunnam and Ron Perlman, but it also holds an impressive appeal for its work as an ensemble.
Conclusion: Looking at things from an athletic perspective, the fifth season of Sons of Anarchy does a good job of both taking a breath before putting its head down and going into the final kick that runners talk about, and moving things forward and keeping the chase pack going. The stories are mostly good, the performances as much so, save for specific praise to Hunnam, Sagal and Perlman.
Excerpt: The Sons of Anarchy is a motorcycle club based in Charming, California, but it has brothers in several other areas. The club’s co-founder Clay Morrow (Ron Perlman) runs a garage with some of the mechanics around, but he also fronts a gun running ring and dabbles in other trades to keep his club in business. Clay’s second in command is Jax (Charlie Hunnam), his wife’s son and the son of the club’s deceased co-founder.
Conclusion: I'm almost tempted to say that there's been a ping ponging quality where (putting aside the debut season) Sons of Anarchy 's even numbered years have been phenomenal while the odd numbered seasons have perhaps been just slightly less so. But this is a matter of degrees, for the series continues to be one of the most amazingly visceral on the air right now.