Mayans M.C.: Season 1 (2018)


Season 1
Mayans M.C.

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Mayans M.C. is a thrilling drama with compelling characters, but it struggles to find its pace and the Tellers are hard to forget.



Critic Ratings: 36


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Air date: Sep 4, 2018

In the series premiere, the struggles of a motorcycle club prospect are spotlighted.

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Air date: Sep 11, 2018

The Mayans seek answers from a local crew as the Galindo worlds north and south of the border collide.

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Air date: Sep 18, 2018

The M.C. alliances are tested and the Galindo family adopt unconventional methods.

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Air date: Sep 25, 2018

A new threat in Santo Padre presents the Mayans new obstacles and opportunities.

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Air date: Oct 2, 2018

A new deal requires a dangerous favor in Santa Madre.

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Air date: Oct 9, 2018

EZ continues to prove his worth as a prospect, and both sides of the border must grapple with harsh realities.

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Air date: Oct 16, 2018

New secrets are brought to light, putting the M.C. at odds.

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Air date: Oct 23, 2018

EZ's past continues to haunt him, but present horrors give him a new perspective.

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Air date: Oct 30, 2018

The bond of the Reyes blood is fractured, and the Galindo family decides to cut their losses.

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Air date: Nov 6, 2018

The club has reason to celebrate, but big changes leave the future uncertain.

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The first season of the "Sons of Anarchy" spinoff "Mayans M.C." introduces audiences to EZ Reyes (J.D. Pardo), a former Stanford-bound golden boy whose life got derailed by a crime. EZ becomes a prospect for the biker gang Mayans M.C., where his brother Angel (Clayton Cardenas) is a full member. Unbeknownst to the rest of the Mayans, Angel has plans to take down Miguel Galindo (Danny Pino), the young head of the Galindo Cartel who uses the Mayans for his nefarious schemes. EZ pledges to help Angel with his plans. "Mayans M.C." also stars Sarah Bolger as EZ's high school sweetheart and Miguel's wife Emily, Michael Irby as Mayans leader Bishop Losa, Carla Baratta as rebel leader Adelita, and Edward James Olmos as the Reyes patriarch Felipe. Katey Segal and David Labrava guest star as their respective "Sons of Anarchy" characters Gemma Teller Morrow and Happy Lowman.

Cast & Crew

Edward James Olmos
Felipe Reyes
J.D. Pardo
Ezekiel "EZ" Reyes
Sarah Bolger
Emily Thomas
Clayton Cardenas
Angel Reyes
Raoul Max Trujillo
Che "Taza" Romero
Michael Irby
Obispo "Bishop" Losa
Antonio Jaramillo
Michael "Riz" Ariza
Danny Pino
Miguel Galindo
Richard Cabral
Johnny "Coco" Cruz
Emilio Rivera
Marcus Alvarez
Norberto Barba
Executive Producer
Debra Moore Muñoz
Rachel Goldberg
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Critic Reviews for Mayans M.C. Season 1

All Critics (36) | Top Critics (16)

Mayans MC, which almost assuredly will get considerable mileage, is another victims-of-circumstances undertaking in which degrees of badness are the accepted norms.

Sep 5, 2018 | Rating: B- | Full Review…

After almost two hours of Mayans M.C., I still miss the Tellers, and I'm worried I will at the end of the season, too.

Sep 4, 2018 | Full Review…

Already been here, done this. I am exhausted.

Aug 31, 2018 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

[Mayans M.C.] the sequel is far from a careless follow-up; it's a deliberate expansion that's at least within spitting distance of "SOA" quality.

Aug 28, 2018 | Rating: B- | Full Review…

This is a cocktail sure to go down smoothly with Sons of Anarchy fans, but first-timers may have found the first episode an acquired taste, especially as the gore cranked up several gears halfway through.

Feb 4, 2019 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Sutter has taken a stab into the underbelly of not just biker criminal culture but the demographic and culture wars blazing across America right now.

Dec 19, 2018 | Full Review…

Mayans MC concludes its first season the way it began - big and bold.

Nov 7, 2018 | Rating: 8.9/10 | Full Review…

This is not an ethnically flipped version of Kurt Sutter's biker epic but it doesn't quite deliver on a story that will put those fears to rest. There is a lot of potential for Mayans MC to distinguish itself, but it has a long way to go.

Oct 19, 2018 | Rating: 7/10 | Full Review…

Sons [of Anarchy] fans should embrace Mayans M.C. as an exciting new chapter. There's clearly talent on board, and the ensemble looks promising.

Oct 10, 2018 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

When a cliffhanger like the one Mayans M.C. ended on this week so perfectly sets up a new villain while giving fans of an original series an Easter egg they can appreciate, there's just no room for hate.

Oct 10, 2018 | Full Review…

Mayans M.C. may yet turn things around and add a few much-needed layers to this tale. But it should do so quickly because while viewers might come for the blood and brutality, they will stay for the intrigue and relationships.

Sep 21, 2018 | Rating: 2.5/5 | Full Review…

There's no one to root for and nothing to connect to so it's hard to get excited. Who needs to watch grown men playing medieval war in California?

Oct 2, 2018 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Mayans M.C.: Season 1

  • Nov 22, 2020
    Mayans M.C. is marvelous and action-packed!
  • Aug 18, 2020
    As always audience score is more precise than critic ratings. This TV show has ties with "Sons of Anarchy" TV show which was a beautiful masterpiece. Sadly, I can't say same about this TV show. It's totally opposite - very dull, boring and slow. It's hard to believe that both TV shows were created from the same creator.
  • Feb 14, 2020
    The cast is competent. The production quality is a cut above most shows. The only problem is with this first season. Sons of Anarchy had personal drama first and plot second. The result was you fell in love with the characters first which made you find the plot all the more intriguing. Mayan's MC jumps straight into the plot. You don't really get a sense of who the characters are before you know what the season's plot is going to be. The result is it takes you longer to really fell invested in the outcome of the situations they get into. It's worth the wait though. This is a great show, it just jumped the gun a little. Stick with it and you will be rewarded.
  • Dec 29, 2019
    the first season at first seemed to me, a SOA fan a little of a mock up. like they really tried to do it in the sons way but it didn't work so much. still, very enjoyable and interesting. season 2 is by far better.
  • Nov 12, 2019
    One of the best shows ever, had me from the beginning, Bishop and the club, the brothers, EZ with his moral dilemmas, Miguel who is the most likable antagonist ever, Felipe, always thinking before speaking, the struggling Kevin, who in my opinion is a hell of an actor, and of course the outstanding performance of Richard Cabral as the utmost likable Coco. I love this show.
  • Oct 05, 2019
    Exciting to watch! The outlaw Motorcycle Mayan gang loyal to the Tellers-Sons of Anarchy mixed with the Mexican Cartel and the Feds, what else can you ask for. The epitome of loyalty and brotherhood. Great characters and the machination behind the plot will glue you to the program.
  • Sep 03, 2019
    actually this kind of spinoff totally kills off audience real imagination of there favourite show. down it
  • May 21, 2019
    watched 3 episodes. nothing in those 3 episodes intrigued me (1 viewing)
  • Apr 16, 2019
    Love this show. Has Drama, mystery, sex violence. Loyalty. A great plot with twists.
  • Feb 04, 2019
    Covers topics rarely given an airing. Violent nature of current living conditions in border regions graphic and heart rending at same time. Brilliant understanding of emotional state of the underdog

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