Saturday, November 09, 2013

Sagal and Smits Are Amazing in "Sons of Anarchy, Season 5"

Best reasons to watch the (fairly ridiculous) show about (really dopey low life) bikers, "The Sons of Anarchy," are Katey Sagal and Jimmy Smits, who are fantastic. Smits is performing a character at once both familiar in real life and rare on tv, a guy who's world weary but still open-hearted and humble. Sagal's playing an increasingly mad gorgon, terrifying and seductive. A lot of absolutely ludicrous stuff on this show but these performances are wonderful. These are actors from whom to steal.

There are other terrific performances on this show--mostly everyone keeps their head up in a sea of ridiculous melodrama, so I bow respectfully to the whole cast--but Sagal and Smits are the reasons to watch it.

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