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  • Aug 26, 2018
    The most underrated show thus far. It's got everything you want in a show with plenty of humor at the right moments to keep you on your toes. It isn't some predictable show like you think it would be, people unexpectedly die and the story takes some unexpected turns. But that's what makes it so astounding. It's like narcos and breaking bad had a baby.
  • Jul 17, 2018
    Best show i have ever seen!! Suspenseful funny crime drama. So good, you will not be disappointed!
  • Feb 18, 2018
    This was fun... a weird cross between The Hangover and a British farce. It slightly loses it's way on the closing episodes but we still enjoyed it.
  • Feb 03, 2018
    Mad Dogs was given a single season before Amazon decided to not renew. While I did like the show, it is probably for the best. A pretty dark comedy that is following 4 forty-somethings who go down to Belize for a reunion that evolves into a nightmare of lies, deception, and murder. Based on a British show of the same name. Overall the people were pretty good in it, Billy Zane (of a dozen movies including The Phantom) and Michael Imperioli (of Sopranos) were the ones I specifically recognized and were my favorite characters in the show.  It was an entertaining show, each of the ten episodes they would make the absolute worst choice, people would die, strange people would wander into the show (one example, a little person dressed in a cat mask). Unlike a lot of other shows like this, it didn't let itself get too dark either. The biggest problem was ten episodes was too long for the situation. The original British show (which I hear one of the other actors in this Mad Dogs played the Billy Zane part in the original) was four episodes the first season (and two additional seasons for a total of 10). Meaning this season was two and a half times longer then the British first season and had too much filler. Pros: Funny and surprising regularly with decent acting. Cons: The material isn't enough for ten episodes, they should have cut it down a bit. Maybe I will try the British version now.
  • Feb 21, 2017
    The synopsis above must have been written by a young and inexperienced viewer. The "exciting twists" are often completely implausible, whereas the mid-life crisis observations give the characters some depth and makes viewers more tolerant of the aforementioned implausible twists.
  • Dec 05, 2016
    An underrated series that manages to mix together some action, comedy, suspense, drama and thrills along the way. It's not your typical '4 American Tourists get Lost While Abroad'. Go ahead and give it a go if you're into the slightly darker side of TV.
  • Sep 23, 2016
    Love the essence of this show. The story line is bit contrived at times, but series is enjoyable overall. Love the scenery/filming location.
  • Mar 20, 2016
    The show had a lot of promise and i loved the back drop of the story with the visual background of Belize. I felt the story got lazy. The fact that the writers stated that they only meant to do it as a one season deal comes across as lazy writing to me. No explanation of really anything. Jesus is never explained/revealed. They left this story untapped. No season 2 :(
  • Feb 09, 2016
    How many times can you move the plot forward by once again having the guys have another argument that results in a car wreck. Three times? Four? Nobody ever just shuts up no matter how serious the threats get? Sorry, not good enough.
  • Feb 05, 2016
    Smart? Men making stooopid decisions

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