Billy Zane

Amazon's 'Mad Dogs' is a repetitious story of unhappy middle-age men behaving badly

"Mad Dogs," the latest stream-me, binge-me series from Amazon Studios (home of "Transparent" and "Mozart in the Jungle"), follows the misadventures of a group of college friends who convene in Belize for what they what they imagine will be a sun-soaked, beachside reunion. Foolish fellows.

At least a partial and at times very close remake of a British series that ran from 2011 to 2013, this cocktail of testosterone and bad decision-making is the creation of Cris Cole, who is involved again, with Shawn Ryan ("The Shield," "Terriers") on board as an executive producer. Ben Chaplin also returns, in a different role, with Argentine...