Belated spoilers for the latest "Sons of Anarchy" coming up just as soon as I serve a few sausages...
Okay, I'm starting to get into it. I think the world is becoming interesting enough on its own to compensate for the fact that I don't feel attached to any of the characters.
And, to be fair, I do feel attached to some of them. Katey Sagal remains terrific as Gemma, here in a more compassionate, less Lady Macbeth mode but still the unquestioned queen of Sam Crow. And I'm really starting to like Opie to the point where I wonder if the show would work better with him as the main character. Ryan Hurst is more believable as a biker than Charlie Hunnam, but beyond that, I find Opie's dilemma more compelling than Jax's.
And to continue being fair, Jax is turning out to be more complex than advertised. He isn't just the pacifist in the violent organization; he's among the most eager to see Kyle's tattoo removed by any means necessary. (Fire or knife? Hell of a choice.) I was wondering why they were spending so much time showing Opie and Jax shirtless in the early going, but it became clear when you saw how much that tattoo means to the members of Sam Crow. Meanwhile, the money launderer with the unfortunate compulsion added a bit of comic relief to a show that hasn't had a whole lot so far.
What did everybody else think? You finding it any more engrossing, or are you still waiting for the series to live up to the setting?