I'm hooked. Party because I'm looking for a replacement for the greatest show ever, 'The Shield', and partly because I ride. I've never been a big group rider, and pretty much ride alone 99.9% of the time. I never quite grasped the MC 'gang' concept, even though I bought my first Harley at 19 after undergraduate school. However, I am fascinated by it, and know plenty of people who represent various riding factions.
This show, while over the top in some aspects (see last night episode and the...ahem...'ball work'...), I do know there are crazy mofo's out there who get off on that sort of thing. It was either episode 1 or 2 that Perlman asked one of the members, 'Did your momma drop you on your head when you were little?', and his response was (basically), 'No...why?'. All this was happening while he was talking about gutting and bleaching two girls dead bodies. There are true sociopaths in this world, and a lot of these clubs, so I thought that was a perfect response that added realty to the show's context.
That said, I'm glad they don't go over the top all the time with this. I'm all for action, mayhem, and adventure, but if every minute was intended to 'shock' the viewer, it'd get old. Thankfully, this is not present in this show.
I have the season-pass set and am watching every week! Hopefully this will ease my transition from the ending of 'The Shield'...