Monday, August 19, 2019

Mayans M.C.

American TV has progressed over the past several years.  No longer are shows limited to predominately white or black cast members.

Asians, Middle Eastern and other ethnic groups are popping up on popular TV series and some are starring in their own shows.

One group that has often cropped up on TV programs since the medium began is Hispanics, primarily Mexicans.

Unfortunately they tended to be portrayed very stereotypically.

Thanks to Fox Studios a new breed of TV show has emerged starring a cast of Mexican actors.

The series is Mayans M.C. and over its First Season (comprised of ten episodes) viewers were privileged to see Mexican people as they should be seen-as everyday ordinary people (some good, some bad) who struggle with the same wants and needs as all of us do.

Taking place approximately four years after the events of Sons of Anarchy, the series it is set hundreds of miles away in the fictional California border town of Santo Padre.

The First Season finds Ezekiel "EZ" Reyes, a prospect in the Mayan Motorcycle Club, coping with the violence that destroyed his (and his family’s) American.

Driven by vengeance he finds himself embroiled in a life he never asked for and can never escape.  This is not a series for kids because it is very graphic and violent.

The entire First Season comes in a DVD set that also includes several featurettes about the creation of the series, the Mayan’s Signature Bikes, promotional clips and more.

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