"In Season 2 of Mayans MC, we saw a man hung upside-down and shot by a firing squad, Alvarez have a finger lopped off by a crazed torturer, a traitor chained to a hook and injected with a lethal dose of fentanyl, and the mother of a cartel head get strangled and burnt to a crisp. (Adios, Dita.)," says Tim Surette. "Such graphic violence is to be expected from Mayans MC, a show that relishes murder and torture in all sorts of inventive manners to attract burly dudes and those who love the dangerous outlaw lifestyle. It's arguably television's most barbaric show, a title it took over from its equally vicious cousin Sons of Anarchy, from which it spun off. But in Season 2, Mayans MC also became clutch-the-pearls sudsy, with the kind of absurd plot points the preposterous world of soap operas needs to pull off on-the-dime U-turns with stories and characters. Dramatic soap opera zoom!" ALSO: Like Sons of Anarchy, Mayans MC is fixated on children as a plot device.