Parents' Guide to

Mad Dogs

By Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 17+

Dark, adult comedy about macho men in trouble is violent.

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This testosterone-driven series mixes humor and suspense to tell a dark story about men who are wrestling with their own middle-age angst while escaping from a vacation gone horribly wrong. Though it lacks some of the wit its British counterpart is known for, it's both written and performed in a way that pays homage to the original show while still appealing to stateside audiences. Meanwhile, the uncertainty surrounding their dire situation, which grows more complicated with every episode, only adds to the thrill.

The cast's attempts at macho-like behavior are both funny and disturbing as they try to prove their masculinity, sometimes unconsciously, to themselves and each other. But the best parts of the show are when they come together in moments of self-reflection, during which their past skeletons, personal insecurities, and other issues are discussed with both bitterness and humor. It isn't afraid to be simultaneously contentious and touchy and offers an adult-oriented viewing experience that's jocular and fun.

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