Mad Dogs (Amazon 2015, Michael Imperioli, Ben Chaplin) 

In Mad Dogs, based on the UK series of the same name, when a group of underachieving 40-something friends gather in Belize to celebrate the early retirement of an old friend, a series of wild, comedic events unfold, exposing dark secrets and a web of lies, deception and murder.

A pilot episode was broadcast in 2015 before the series proper the following year. Ben Chaplin also appeared in the English version.

production details
Country: USA | Amazon
Release Year: 2015 (Pilot) 2016 (Series)

Andy Harries as Executive Producer
Charles McDougall as Executive Producer
Cris Cole as Creator/Executive Producer
Marney Hochman as Executive Producer
Shawn Ryan as Executive Producer
Suzanne Mackie as Executive Producer

Michael Imperioli as Lex
Ben Chaplin as Joel
Billy Zane as Milo
Steve Zahn as Cobi
Romany Malco as Gus
Athena Karkanis as Sophia
María Botto as Sophia Moreno

1 – Pilot | Airdate: 2015-01-15
When a group of underachieving 40-something friends gather in Belize to celebrate the early retirement of an old friend, a series of wild events unfold, exposing dark secrets, deception and even murder.

2 – Xtabai | Airdate: 2016-01-22
The guys scramble to find the missing yacht, but an unexpected encounter with a pair of Swedish drug dealers and a mysterious duffel bag tied to a cartel complicates their quest.

3 – Well | Airdate: 2016-01-22
With only a few hours until their deadline to return the boat is up, the guys struggle to stay on top of escalating complications including a local police investigation, their friend’s corpse, and the return of the murderous Cat.

4 – Flares | Airdate: 2016-01-22
After a failed trip to the US Embassy, the Mad Dogs hunker down in the villa overnight. Surrounded by enemies outside the perimeter wall and deprived of food and water, the guys are forced to confront the dark secrets of each others’ pasts and place a value on the worth of their own lives.

5 – Hat | Airdate: 2016-01-22
The four men attempt to escape Belize with the help of an eager, go-getting Embassy employee. The journey strains the fraught tension between the friends as they interact with the colorful, dangerous and unique creatures of the Belizean countryside.

6 – Leslie | Airdate: 2016-01-22
Emotions run high while the guys are trapped in an international quarantine, forced to reconcile with their past actions while waiting for life changing test results. Outside the tent, Lawrence works to track down the boys at the request of the notorious and dangerous Jesus.

7 – Ice Cream | Airdate: 2016-01-22
Spread out and separated across the country, the Mad Dogs must weigh their personal desires against those of their friends’ lives in order to recover all of the missing money and save a kidnapped Joel.

8 – Broodstock | Airdate: 2016-01-22
A charismatic entrepreneur named Aaron arrives with a promise to bring the boys home if they complete a mysterious and dangerous mission involving Lawrence, Jesus, and the duffel full of Euros.

9 – Seahorse | Airdate: 2016-01-22
The guys begin the treacherous journey through the jungle, only to discover Jesus and their mission are not what they seem. Back in Belize City, tensions sizzle between Lawrence and Aaron, and a mysterious new figure arrives asking searching questions about the boys.

10 – Needles | Airdate: 2016-01-22
In the season finale, Joel hurries to covertly complete Jesus’ mission, while Gus and Cobi each deal with the authorities holding them accountable for their crimes. Lex goes into surgery and has an ethereal encounter, and all four boys make one last attempt to escape Belize once and for all.

Alastair James is the editor in chief for Memorable TV. He has been involved in media since his university days. Alastair is passionate about television, and some of his favourite shows include Line of Duty, Luther and Traitors. He is always on the lookout for hot new shows, and is always keen to share his knowledge with others.