The Complete First Season review by Bobby Blakey
One of my favorite TV Shows of all time is Sons of Anarchy so I was stoked when the spin-off series Mayans M.C. took us back to that world in its first season. Now while fans are waiting for the all-new season to hit FX you can revisit the first season with Mayans M.C.: The Complete First Season.
Mayans M.C. follows a post-Jax Teller world, with EZ Reyes, a former golden boy now fresh out of prison, as a prospect in the Mayan MC charter on the California-Mexico border who must carve out his new outlaw identity while searching for the truth behind his mother’s death. I was both excited and worried heading into this first season. I wanted it to be so great and was afraid it just wouldn’t capture the same genius as SOA and while it takes a bit to get going it found its footing in the best way possible.
I really dug this season and while it stands on its own feet as a new show it is firmly planted in the same world complete with some cameos and nods to SOA. As we are introduced to all the different characters the twists and turns along with bullets are flying per the norm of this world. They have taken the culture of both the bike club that is in the forefront and planted it into the Hispanic culture to give it a fresh take that makes it all its own. All the characters are interesting with their own stories and struggles while still keeping the bigger story in play.
The down side to most first season shows and this one is no different it is hard to get fully invested in any of them. Partly because we are still meeting them and the fear that it might not make it to another season. Thankfully by the end of this season you will be all in and ready to right again when season two hits the airwaves. This collection not only features all 10 episodes of the first season but also bonus content including featurettes that take you behind bringing this new chapter to Kurt Sutter’s SOA universe to life. Grab your copy of Mayans M.C.: The Complete First Season available now on DVD from 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment.