Mad Dogs is a new Amazon Studio’s original series developed as another attraction to the ever growing amazon prime video selection. Having been an Amazon Prime member for the last year i’ve grown to love their free shipping, and their attempt at providing video/music to the masses. It has fallen a bit short compared to other video streaming services on the market, but they haven’t been doing it for nearly as long either.
There are some decent shows on Amazon’s prime streaming service, but Mad Dogs has to be one of my favourite Amazon original’s thus far. I would like to point out though, that Mad Dogs was originally a BBC show. This is one more example of America’s ever growing fascination with British Cinema and our desire to duplicate it. This isn’t necessarily a bad thing, Shameless has been pretty awesome. I can’t really compare Mad Dogs the Amazon rendition to the British version since I haven’t seen the British version.
I can tell you that Amazon has done a really excellent job with this show. There’s currently only 1 season up for it, and with the way things wrap up I’m highly doubtful that there will be more. It has a great cast with such cinematic Juggernauts as Romany Malco(Weeds), and Steve Zahn(Saving Silverman). The cinematography was mind blowing, with colorful imagery of the wonderful land of Belize capturing the club scene as well as the beautiful landscape around. The story is an eccentric mind blowing experience that will have you on the edge of your seat as you try to imagine how these escalating events could possibly unfold.
The show also sports some mystical powers and magic ghosts that are wondering around the rain forest. It doesn’t exactly line up with the story really, but it is an interesting addition to the odd dystopian universe dreamt up in Mad Dogs.
All in all I found the show to be really top notch and if you’re looking for a bit of a dark scenic deal that kind of feels like a Breaking Bad episode mixed with the travel channel, I would recommend checking it out.
My name is Chris Diel, I write and do musics on KSSU