Mad Dogs (tv show)
OVERALL: A surprisingly good story.
A group of 40-something friends get together in Belize for an early retirement party that turns into a nightmare of lies, deception, and murder.
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.