Vulture Hound

Connect with Us:

Latest |

30/06/2016 - Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross Celebrate the Planet Jupiter on New Track ‘Juno’ Share on Tumblr Writer: Daniel With ... +++ 30/06/2016 - “Welcome to the party!” – How To Be Single (DVD Review) Share on Tumblr Writer: Ashleigh Wa ... +++ 30/06/2016 - ‘Once in Every Lifetime, Comes a Love Like This’ The Young Ones (RETRO REVIEW) Share on Tumblr Writer: Sam Hawxwel ... +++ 30/06/2016 - Out of the Shadows – Weird Comic Book Heroes Who May Or May Not Make it to the Big Screen Share on Tumblr Writer: Emrys Moung ... +++ 30/06/2016 - I Seagal, You Seagal, They Seagal – The Asian Connection (Film Review) Share on Tumblr Writer: Colin Lomas ... +++ 29/06/2016 - Get ready for ‘Something New’ from Set It Off Share on Tumblr Writer: Jessica Fly ... +++ 29/06/2016 - “All are dead behind the eyes” – A Bigger Splash (Blu-Ray Review) Share on Tumblr Writer: Related +++ 29/06/2016 - The Wytches Announce New Album ‘All Your Happy Life’. Share on Tumblr Writer: Daniel With ... +++ 29/06/2016 - “They always go for the landmarks” – Independence Day: Resurgence (Film Review) Share on Tumblr Writer: Related +++ 29/06/2016 - On Second Thought… Porcupine by Echo & the Bunnymen Share on Tumblr Writer: Jon Gunter ... +++ webdesign

Mad Dogs Series 2 Episode 1 (Spoilers)

Picking the story up immediately after the events of series 1, our motley crew of middle-aged misfits jumps out of the frying pan and into the fire in this first installment. Rick, Baxter and Woody go back for Quinn, running Dominic over in the process they make a break for freedom with a bag full of drug money.

The reunited quartet, swiftly attempt to get off the island to the mainland but Woody ends up driving them on the wrong ferry. They wind up in Ibiza, but try to make the best of a bad situation.

Baxter (John Simm) is keen to keep the money, and has a hard time convincing the other that they can get away with it. However, the promise of a fresh start and wads of cash soon win the rest of the group over.

Whilst the boys try to make some of their dirty money clean at a casino, an attractive woman who claims she can help him approaches Baxter. After she meets the others, she tells them she has a contact that might be able to launder all 3 million Euros in exchange for a commission.

As you might expect, things don’t go according to plan, their new friend and her contact know its drug money and raise their commission. Left with no alternative the boys reluctantly go along with it.

The cracks in the group are starting to show, Woody is off the wagon; Rick calls his wife and learns that Alvo called her, and Baxter is falling in love. There is an overwhelming feeling that something incredibly bad is lurking around the corner. Well it wouldn’t be as entertaining if everything went swimmingly and they had a nice holiday, although with this cast it would at least be worth a watch. After the explosive final scene the boys’ problems are only just beginning.

I thoroughly enjoyed the episode, the cast all continue to work wonderfully together. Even with the odd plot gap, and a growing concern that the local police are very good at their jobs, it’s the accomplished performances from the four leads that carry us through.

The finale from the first series had a sense of conclusion, so a second run could have felt tacked on or a lazy rehash of what’s gone before. So it’s a nice surprise that this opening episode is a continuation and raises the stakes.

Mad Dogs Continues Thursday at 9pm Sky 1

Chris Suffield

Follow Vulture Hound on Twitter  |  Click here and join our Facebook Click here to contribute


Vulture Hound