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  • Series Premiere Date: Sep 4, 2018
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  • Summary: Set almost three years after the end of Sons of Anarchy, the spinoff finds Ezekiel "EZ" Reyes (JD Pardo) out of prison and trying to rebuild his life as a prospective member of the Mayan MC near the California/Mexico border.
  • Genre(s): Drama

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 19
  2. Negative: 0 out of 19
  1. Reviewed by: Terry Terrones
    Aug 29, 2018
    83
    Series co-creators Kurt Sutter and Elgin James do an excellent job of making EZ a layered and conflicted character who's fascinating to watch. You’ll want to know what happened to this man and where his path takes him from here.
  2. Reviewed by: Bruce Miller
    Aug 17, 2018
    80
    While Pardo is a super lure into the world of the Mayans, it’s the fringe characters who make us want to see more. ... “Sons” fans will view this as a similar ride, only in a different gear. Where the potholes and speedbumps exist remains to be seen. For now, though, the road is open. Mayans M.C. appears to be on track and ready for a long, long ride.
  3. Reviewed by: Ed Bark
    Sep 5, 2018
    67
    If you liked Sons of Anarchy, which ended up as one of FX’s most-watched drama series, then you’re very likely to roll with this one, too.
  4. Reviewed by: Brian Lowry
    Sep 3, 2018
    55
    The producers also serve notice, early and often, that like its predecessor, "Mayans" will push to the serrated edge of what FX will allow. That promises a journey not everyone will be eager to take, but at this point, nobody should be surprised by the nastier twists and turns that come with the territory.
  5. Reviewed by: Meredith Blake
    Sep 4, 2018
    50
    The good news is that you don’t have to know anything about “Sons of Anarchy” to watch “Mayans M.C.” — though fans of the earlier series will be pleased by a few brief cameos in the pilot. The bad news is that even if you’re a newbie to the Sutter-verse, the series may feel overly familiar despite its inclusive bent.
  6. Reviewed by: Verne Gay
    Aug 31, 2018
    50
    Violent, jarring, contorted and doesn't fully make the case this was the spinoff "SOA" needed or demanded.
  7. Reviewed by: Allison Keene
    Aug 27, 2018
    40
    The long-awaited spinoff feels in many ways like the later seasons of Sons of Anarchy, where heavy plotting peppered with gruesome violence overtook the character connections that had made the story so strong to begin with.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 10
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 10
  3. Negative: 2 out of 10
  1. Sep 4, 2018
    10
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Strong as a bone, Mayans MC shows that the legacy of the SAMCRO clan still lived for a long time. Expand
  2. Sep 4, 2018
    10
    I actually enjoyed this first episode more than I enjoyed the first episode of Sons! Wonderful job Sutter and everyone else, this was reallyI actually enjoyed this first episode more than I enjoyed the first episode of Sons! Wonderful job Sutter and everyone else, this was really good! The first half was decent to good but the 2nd half and ending of this episode was fantastic, classic Sutter! Can't wait to see more episodes! Olmos is such a great actor to :) Expand
  3. Sep 6, 2018
    10
    I think too many "critics" get in their own heads trying to sound like they are professional, so they look for things to criticize and don'tI think too many "critics" get in their own heads trying to sound like they are professional, so they look for things to criticize and don't want to jump aboard the entertainment train.

    Let me tell you how I know whether I like a show or not: When I watch for 2 hours, and want to watch another episode. I just watched Jack Ryan on Amazon Prime, and I couldn't wait to watch episode 2. Same with Mayans. The pilot was compelling and the story seems pretty intriguing. While it is difficult to get a sense of the various characters yet, I can see that unfolding as we go along, but the storyline is really good and sets up quite a bit of tension and different ways to go.

    This show is so far and away better than anything on network that I am bewildered why critics would rate it so low, yet give other, terrible shows high scores.
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  4. Sep 5, 2018
    9
    Very good start to this Sons of Anarchy spin off series. It definitely exceeded my expectations and I hope it can continue to build off theVery good start to this Sons of Anarchy spin off series. It definitely exceeded my expectations and I hope it can continue to build off the first episode and get even better. Expand
  5. Sep 9, 2018
    9
    I think this show is heading in the right direction. Some people need to relax, it was just the pilot episode. Everyone wants everythingI think this show is heading in the right direction. Some people need to relax, it was just the pilot episode. Everyone wants everything explained in the first 5 minutes. Give this show a few episodes to develop. I love all the opposing factions and that the main character EZ is starting from scratch, no inheritance. Expand
  6. Sep 14, 2018
    7
    When it was announced I wasn't sold on this spin-off/sequel. But. First 2 episodes in and I'm interested in story and some characters. I doubtWhen it was announced I wasn't sold on this spin-off/sequel. But. First 2 episodes in and I'm interested in story and some characters. I doubt it will be as good as SoA but still looks like decent series. Expand
  7. Sep 7, 2018
    0
    As a fans of SOA, we looked forward to Mayans MC, and we're most disappointed. Not enough character development in the first episode to knowAs a fans of SOA, we looked forward to Mayans MC, and we're most disappointed. Not enough character development in the first episode to know who is who. Expand

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