Mayans M.C. fans were thrust back into the engine revving, cut-wearing, profanity-laced world of motorcycle clubs Tuesday night on FX's series premiere of the Sons of Anarchy spinoff. And while the show is similar to SOA in many ways, fans noticed a major difference when their new favorite characters dropped a few previously unsafe for TV expletives here and there.
Viewers took to social media to rejoice in the fact that "F-bombs" were allowed on a cable network past 10 p.m.
"Yo.....#MayansMC dropped 4 F bombs in, like, 5 minutes? Basic cable profanity rocks!" one person wrote.
Yo.....#MayansMC dropped 4 F bombs in, like, 5 minutes? Basic cable profanity rocks!— Robert Anthony (@goldenvoicedguy) September 5, 2018
"FX allowing f bombs now? I dig it. #MayansMC," another said.
FX allowing f bombs now? I dig it. #MayansMC— JT (@Jayhawki23) September 5, 2018
"heard 'f—' twice in the first 7 minutes of #mayansmc...how the f— did sutter get away with that one on prime time #FX?
"Okay how much did @sutterink have to beg @FXNetworks for the F bombs lol #MayansMC," one fan said.
"Sooooo I didn’t realize you could say 'f—' at 10pm on a cable channel. #MayansMC already teaching me a few things #imissjaxalready," someone else wrote.
"getting to say 'f—' on FX now is a true blessing #MayansMC," one person said.
getting to say “fuck” on FX now is a true blessing #MayansMC— sad & boujee (@sleepy_scorpio) September 5, 2018
The show premiered to general positive reviews from fans on social media, but simply mild ones on Rotten Tomatoes, where going into Tuesday's premiere had scored a 64 percent Tomatometer rating and seven fresh reviews out of a total of 11. Wednesday morning, its Tomatometer rating had fallen to 55 percent with 11 fresh reviews out of 20, although its audience score was up to 86 percent.
Spoilers ahead for Mayans M.C. episode 1: Perro/Oc.
In the first episode of Mayans M.C., fans learned that Mayans prospect EZ Reyes (JD Pardo) was let out of his 20-year prison stint early with the promise to rat on the Galindo cartel in exchange for his freedom. Fans saw many Easter eggs and even direct throwbacks to Sons of Anarchy themes and characters, as well as help from a neighboring Sons charter when the Mayans were carrying out a revenge mission on the Samoans, who hijacked their drug shipment for the cartel.
Mayans M.C. airs Tuesdays at 10 p.m. ET on FX.