Mad Dogs: Season 1 Reviews

January 25, 2016
Although Mad Dogs never lags, it never fully seems to functionally set the hook, either.
January 22, 2016
Muddles together elements of thriller, black comedy, midlife crisis drama, and a pinch of horror and waters the resulting concoction down with enough incessant bickering and aimless, contrived wandering to render the concoction monotonously unpalatable.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
January 22, 2016
The truth-telling gets a little repetitious, a little annoying, a little dull; there are only so many bandages you can rip off to reveal other bandages you can rip off to get down to the skin you can peel back to get down to the bone.
January 20, 2016
Ultimately, it's difficult to picture anyone wanting to binge-watch a 10-episode show that ends up being quite predictable.
February 1, 2015
The drug runners are cartoonish (one wears an animal mask that's more adorable than menacing), and the show's cultural assumptions about the people of Belize are silly, if not offensive.
February 1, 2015
Mad Dogs spends much of its hour showing us endless shots of beautiful landscape, squanders more of it having the guys talk around a big table as though they were performing a mediocre David Mamet play, and then pulls its big narrative twist at the end.
February 1, 2015
A few moments are undeniably unnerving, but I doubt they'll be enough to attract even fans of the "vacation gone wrong" horror genre.
January 31, 2015
It's sort of like The Big Chill with murder.
January 16, 2015
Its midlife-crisis themes are tired, uninvolving and depressing.
January 15, 2015
Amazon's Mad Dogs pilot has a slow-boil quality that's ill suited to a "vote to see more episodes" competition.
Full Review | Original Score: C+