Warner Brothers Home Entertainment provided me with this DVD for review. Thoughts and opinions are my own.
Always in the mood for a night time soap opera, and always a fan of organized crime films and shows I was quiet anxious to sit down and watch the first season of Claws. Airing on TNT its definitely original, and a welcome change to most cable nighttime shows.
Claws is the story of a group of manicurists who work at Nail Artisan based out of Manatee County Florida. The owner, Desna launders money from painkiller sales. Hey boyfriend's uncle is "Uncle Daddy" Husser, the local mob boss. She's doing this to save up to buy a new salon, and to help take care of her disabled brother.
After an altercation with her boyfriend involving money they get in a fight and she, along with the help of her workers kill him. Thus begins the plotline of the first season. Covering up the murder, and taking over in the selling, and laundering business for the local mob. Russians, Haitians, yo name it, all are involved with the twists and turns of this first season plot line.
Featuring a great cast and a really unique storylines this is a tp notch show. Its definitely different from the average crime drama, so it avoids all the mindless clichés which is a plus in every sense of the word.
Niecy Nash, from Screen Queens and Reno 911 fame shines as Desna Simms, finally getting a chance to show off her amazing acting abilities as a woman who just wants to partake in a life of crime long enough to make the money she needs to get out, but being sucked into staying. She truly is the glue that holds this amazing cast together.
If your in the mood for a crime drama, soap opera, drama, crime story, comedy, you name it, then this is the show for you. Its fun and has a great cast and was renued for its second season. So what are you waiting for, go pick this up
Overall 4 out of 5 Stars!