Matador: Season 1 (2014)


Season 1
Matador

Critics Consensus

Though choppy at times, Matador is fast-paced, silly fun that benefits from not taking itself too seriously.

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Critic Ratings: 12

67%

Audience Score

User Ratings: 25
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Episodes

1
Air date: Jul 15, 2014
2
Air date: Jul 22, 2014
3
Air date: Jul 29, 2014
4
Air date: Aug 5, 2014
5
Air date: Aug 12, 2014
6
Air date: Aug 19, 2014
7
Air date: Aug 26, 2014
8
Air date: Sep 2, 2014
9
Air date: Sep 9, 2014
10
Air date: Sep 16, 2014
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Cast

Gabriel Luna
as Tony "Matador" Bravo
Alfred Molina
as Andrés Galan
Jorgen Buckhoj
as Mads Andersen-Skjern
Peter Gadiot
as Caesar
Dylan Bruce
as Gabriel
Elizabeth Peña
as Maritza Sandoval
Holger Juul Hansen
as Hans Christian Varnaes
Isabella Gomez
as Cristina Sandoval
Jonny Cruz
as Ricky Sandoval
Julio Oscar Mechoso
as Javi Sandoval
Neil Hopkins
as Noah Peacott
Nicky Whelan
as Annie Mason
Sammi Rotibi
as Didi Akinyele
Tanc Sade
as Alec Holester
Yvette Monreal
as Senna Galan
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Critic Reviews for Matador Season 1

All Critics (12) | Top Critics (9)

The show is weighed down by clunky dialogue and a lead who was not particularly dazzling in the initial episode sent out to critics. Luna's Bravo lacks that James Bond je ne sais quoi, even if he's a reluctant participant in his own plot.

Jul 17, 2014 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…
Top Critic

Glitzy, spoofy, and bristling with attitude, Matador is the modern equivalent of I Spy, the classic '60s series about a pro tennis player/secret agent, starring Robert Culp and Bill Cosby.

Jul 15, 2014 | Full Review…

More marketable than watchable, Matador is worth sidestepping.

Jul 14, 2014 | Full Review…
Top Critic

Matador is definitely B-level -- serviceable dialogue, not-quite-cartoonish characters, gimmicky editing - but it's not grindhouse.

Jul 15, 2014 | Full Review…

The culture is acknowledged, but it's never the point. It matters and it doesn't matter, and there's a sort of progress in that.-

Jul 15, 2014 | Full Review…

As a summer series in the wake of World Cup fever, perhaps Matador's biggest success it having arrived at the right time.

Jul 17, 2014 | Full Review…

Matador is fairly jaunty and breezy. But it also throws in some serious-minded violence as part of the mix. Those who have access to the El Rey Network might want to give it a shot. Those without shouldn't mope about it.

Jul 8, 2014 | Rating: C | Full Review…
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The show is a compendium of high-octane clichés, just clever enough that you can't call it stupid and just stupid enough that you can't call it clever. That's a sweet spot, maybe.

Jul 16, 2014 | Full Review…

The show is fast-paced and sexy, but perhaps its secret weapon is the authenticity of Tony's character.

Jul 14, 2014 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

I had a lot of fun with the pilot and want to see how silly-awesome things get. So yeah, watch it.

Jul 14, 2014 | Full Review…

A fun, entertaining action show, the timing is right for Matador after soccer's rising American prominence, thanks to World Cup fever.

Jul 15, 2014 | Full Review…

While El Rey's Matador won't have the viewers yelling "Gooooal!", the show's unique, frenetic style will still probably catch their attention.

Jul 17, 2014 | Rating: 6.7/10 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Matador: Season 1

  • Aug 05, 2016
    Great character driven crime drama with a hint of SciFi. A real shame that season 2 although authorized was never made.
  • Oct 07, 2014
    finally a cool show about soccer
  • Sep 17, 2014
    Despite the constant comparisons, Matador is no "Bond, James Bond"; rather than be a tense, theatrical spy series with increasingly ridiculous gadgets, Matador doesn't take itself too seriously. In fact, it's downright hilarious, full of snippy one-liners and the kind of gloriously sarcastic people that I, unfortunately, am not surrounded by in real life. There are still high stakes, and a good amount of violence, but above all else Matador seeks to entertain. And entertain it does. http://popinsomniacs.com/2014/07/tv-review-el-rey-networks-entertaining-spy-drama-matador-mixes-tequila-violence-and-soccer/
  • Jul 14, 2014
    Great Show!Action thriller,some comedy ,, New show ,so takes a bit to "get it",,but once you`re hooked your in!!,can`t what for next episode...

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