Mayans M.C.: Season 1 (2018)


Season 1
Mayans M.C.

Critics Consensus

Mayans M.C. is a thrilling drama with compelling characters, but it struggles to find its pace and the Tellers are hard to forget.



Critic Ratings: 36


Audience Score

User Ratings: 374
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Air date: Sep 4, 2018
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The first season of the "Sons of Anarchy" spinoff "Mayans M.C." introduces audiences to EZ Reyes (J.D. Pardo), a former Stanford-bound golden boy whose life got derailed by a crime. EZ becomes a prospect for the biker gang Mayans M.C., where his brother Angel (Clayton Cardenas) is a full member. Unbeknownst to the rest of the Mayans, Angel has plans to take down Miguel Galindo (Danny Pino), the young head of the Galindo Cartel who uses the Mayans for his nefarious schemes. EZ pledges to help Angel with his plans. "Mayans M.C." also stars Sarah Bolger as EZ's high school sweetheart and Miguel's wife Emily, Michael Irby as Mayans leader Bishop Losa, Carla Baratta as rebel leader Adelita, and Edward James Olmos as the Reyes patriarch Felipe. Katey Segal and David Labrava guest star as their respective "Sons of Anarchy" characters Gemma Teller Morrow and Happy Lowman.


JD Pardo
as Ezekiel "EZ" Reyes
Clayton Cardenas
as Angel Reyes
Edward James Olmos
as Felipe Reyes
Sarah Bolger
as Emily Thomas
Michael Irby
as Obispo "Bishop" Losa
Antonio Jaramillo
as Michael "Riz" Ariza
Raoul Max Trujillo
as Che "Taza" Romero
Richard Cabral
as Johnny "Coco" Cruz
Danny Pino
as Miguel Galindo
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Critic Reviews for Mayans M.C. Season 1

All Critics (36) | Top Critics (14)

This is a cocktail sure to go down smoothly with Sons of Anarchy fans, but first-timers may have found the first episode an acquired taste, especially as the gore cranked up several gears halfway through.

Feb 4, 2019 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Mayans MC, which almost assuredly will get considerable mileage, is another victims-of-circumstances undertaking in which degrees of badness are the accepted norms.

Sep 5, 2018 | Rating: B- | Full Review…
Top Critic

After almost two hours of Mayans M.C., I still miss the Tellers, and I'm worried I will at the end of the season, too.

Sep 4, 2018 | Full Review…

Already been here, done this. I am exhausted.

Aug 31, 2018 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…
Top Critic

[Mayans M.C.] the sequel is far from a careless follow-up; it's a deliberate expansion that's at least within spitting distance of "SOA" quality.

Aug 28, 2018 | Rating: B- | Full Review…
Top Critic

Sutter has taken a stab into the underbelly of not just biker criminal culture but the demographic and culture wars blazing across America right now.

Dec 19, 2018 | Full Review…

Mayans MC concludes its first season the way it began - big and bold.

Nov 7, 2018 | Rating: 8.9/10 | Full Review…

This is not an ethnically flipped version of Kurt Sutter's biker epic but it doesn't quite deliver on a story that will put those fears to rest. There is a lot of potential for Mayans MC to distinguish itself, but it has a long way to go.

Oct 19, 2018 | Rating: 7/10 | Full Review…

Sons [of Anarchy] fans should embrace Mayans M.C. as an exciting new chapter. There's clearly talent on board, and the ensemble looks promising.

Oct 10, 2018 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

When a cliffhanger like the one Mayans M.C. ended on this week so perfectly sets up a new villain while giving fans of an original series an Easter egg they can appreciate, there's just no room for hate.

Oct 10, 2018 | Full Review…

Mayans M.C. may yet turn things around and add a few much-needed layers to this tale. But it should do so quickly because while viewers might come for the blood and brutality, they will stay for the intrigue and relationships.

Sep 21, 2018 | Rating: 2.5/5 | Full Review…

There's no one to root for and nothing to connect to so it's hard to get excited. Who needs to watch grown men playing medieval war in California?

Oct 2, 2018 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Mayans M.C.: Season 1

  • Oct 05, 2019
    Exciting to watch! The outlaw Motorcycle Mayan gang loyal to the Tellers-Sons of Anarchy mixed with the Mexican Cartel and the Feds, what else can you ask for. The epitome of loyalty and brotherhood. Great characters and the machination behind the plot will glue you to the program.
  • Sep 03, 2019
    actually this kind of spinoff totally kills off audience real imagination of there favourite show. down it
  • May 21, 2019
    watched 3 episodes. nothing in those 3 episodes intrigued me (1 viewing)
  • Apr 16, 2019
    Love this show. Has Drama, mystery, sex violence. Loyalty. A great plot with twists.
  • Feb 04, 2019
    Covers topics rarely given an airing. Violent nature of current living conditions in border regions graphic and heart rending at same time. Brilliant understanding of emotional state of the underdog
  • Jan 03, 2019
    Great follow up to SOA! Starts out solid and builds to the season finale!
  • Dec 07, 2018
    Looking forward to season 2!
  • Dec 04, 2018
    Not as much grit as SOA but I do see Kurt Sutter style in this and am hoping it was a soft series starter and next season gets more gritty and destructive like Sons of Anarchy once was.
  • Nov 25, 2018
    Had an open mind ... very excited waiting for the show ... gave it a "real chance" - not expecting to be a continuation of SOA ... But I'm so very disappointed ... will not watch again ... very sad. I think that there is a better spin-off out there ... that I do truly hope to see one day - if you enjoy it, I'm happy for you ... I ADORE Edward James!!!! One of my favorite actors and one of the most under-rated actors of our time in my opinion ... (the fact that I was called a racist because I did not like Mayans MC was very sad - makes a huge statement about the world today - I know my own heart and that has NOTHING to do with it) ... the guys are hot - hard - acting is great ... just dislike the story-line (if you can call it that) ... with such brilliant writers and incredible talent associated with this show ... I can't believe I dislike it so much ... I keep trying because I want to like it ... really I want to love it ... board to tears and I'm done trying ... sorry guys. I HOPE that you will make an attempt at a different spin-off - there is overwhelming potential ... but I think this should be scraped! (The Fear of The Walking Dead basically killed off their entire cast - brought in a new crew - placed the show "setting" in a different location ... reduced or eliminated the needed subtitles for the audience that is not bi-lingual ... and now it is thriving instead of being canceled) ... (another note: just because someone is not bi-lingual or does not speak Spanish does not mean they are racist - heck, I love foreign films, but my disability has left me with eye problems and maybe having to pause and re-wind so often plays a small part in my dislike of the show for me ... but I still watch other foreign films or shows that I truly enjoy ... so, yes - I take the pause - read - re-wind into consideration ... I have even watched each episode more than once - I "power watched" one day - thinking I would enjoy a "flow" - without interruption better ... But NO GO! I just really DO NOT LIKE the show AT ALL and IT FALLS SHORT to the point of a waste! I don't think that Mayans can be saved the way other spin-offs have (such as Fear) ... I don't think Mayan's can do honor to what it could and should be ... sad to say ... PLEASE PLEASE start creating a different spin-off - I love the genera ... loved SOA and KNOW that there is soooo much to work with that could be brilliant ... even "just good" would work ... this is just plain bad. (My opinion ... don't hate on me for having one please - smile - Best to everyone, even if you have a different opinion than mine ... I just had to share / vent because my love of SOA and the potential that's been wasted and lost on M. MC has made me very sad)
  • Nov 21, 2018
    Was Slow start hard to get into, However mid way got very interested and now the story is making sense. GREAT SHOW, needs more

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