Over the past few years, I’ve had to say goodbye to some of my favorite TV shows. “Guy” shows like “The Shield,” “24,” “Justified,” “Breaking Bad,” and my beloved “Sons of Anarchy.”
“Sons…” was one the most brilliantly conceived and written pieces for television of all time. It was, for lack of a better term, the tale of Shakespeare’s “Hamlet,” played out in the setting of a fictional motorcycle club in Northern California.
I hated to see it go. I really did.
However, last year “Mayans MC” debuted on FX. The Mayans were an Hispanic motorcycle club that from time to time helped out the “Sons…” This spinoff tells their story.
In a very real way, it is playing out as a Shakespearian tragedy as well. It is brilliantly written and acted, and in anticipation of tonight’s Season 2 finale, has been renewed for a third season next year.
Good news for guys who need more “Guy” TV. The season finale of “Mayans MC” airs tonight on FX.