Monday, 22 February 2016

Frame Rated: MAD DOGS - Season One

Monday, 22 February 2016

Yesterday, I reviewed the first season of Amazon Prime's MAD DOGS (a U.S adaptation of the Sky drama, reviewed here in the past). Please have a read! Then share!
"Mad dogs and Englishmen go out in the midday sun" is the recurring line of the NoĆ«l Coward song, but the heroes are very American here. The source of the confusion stems from knowing Mad Dogs is an adaptation of a British series than ran from 2011-13, and presumably nobody could think of a more apt title. The show’s creator, Cris Cole, joins forces with Shawn Ryan (The Shield) for this glossy remake, and the result is an undoubted improvement because it has the fortune of working from a template (embracing what worked, avoiding what didn’t), but it still suffers from inherent flaws. Continue reading...