El Mariachi

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  • 2014
  • 1 Season
  • 8.0  (110)

El Mariachi is an American action television series developed by Robert Rodriguez, based on the Mexican superhero from his 1992 independent film of the same name. The show premiered on the Spanish-language channel Univision on March 20, 2014, before airing on the El Rey Network later that year. With Sony Pictures Television producing, the series ran for one season, consisting of ten episodes, before being cancelled in May 2014.

The show follows El Mariachi, a powerful musician dressed in black, who seeks revenge against Mexican drug lords for the murder of his family. He travels across various towns and cities, causing chaos and inspiring hope in the local community on his quest to find the man responsible for his loss. Along the way, he encounters various allies and enemies, from fellow vigilantes and corrupt officials to drug cartel leaders and hired assassins.

The titular character of El Mariachi is played by Antonio Banderas, reprising his role from the film trilogy, albeit with different storylines and characters. This time, he is accompanied by an ensemble cast, including Ana de la Reguera as his love interest, Santanico Pandemonium, a stripper with a tragic past; Wilmer Valderrama as his brother, Cesar, a former Navy SEAL turned mission specialist; and Tom Savini as Chief Braintree, a veteran police officer with a troubled past.

Shot in Austin, Texas, the show featured a mix of Mexican and American cultures, incorporating elements of Western, Gothic, and Tarantino-esque styles. The action sequences, choreographed by Rodriguez himself, included elaborate stunts, gunfights, and hand-to-hand combat, while the musical performances by Banderas and other guest stars showcased the beauty and passion of traditional mariachi music.

The pilot episode, titled "El Mariachi," sets the tone for the series as it introduces the main character and his motivations. We see El Mariachi arriving in a corrupt border town, carrying a guitar case full of weapons and explosives. He befriends a young boy, Esteban, who dreams of escaping the violent life of his father, a drug dealer. El Mariachi performs at a local bar, where he meets Santanico, a talented performer who is also held captive by the owner, a sleazy businessman named Barillo. El Mariachi witnesses Barillo's men killing Esteban's father, and decides to take revenge. With the help of Cesar and Chief Braintree, he orchestrates a daring attack on Barillo's compound, rescues Santanico, and kills Barillo in a bloody showdown.

Subsequent episodes feature El Mariachi facing new challenges and enemies, while trying to unravel the mystery of his family's murder. He crosses paths with a corrupt mayor, a vengeful former gang leader, and a sadistic drug lord known as "El Jaguar." He also revisits his hometown, where he reconnects with his childhood sweetheart and confronts his estranged father, who blames him for his mother's death. Throughout his journey, El Mariachi struggles with his inner demons, haunted by the memories of his past and the fear of losing his loved ones again.

Despite the show's high production values and strong performances, it failed to gain a large audience or critical acclaim. Some critics found the violence and gore excessive and gratuitous, while others criticized the lack of originality and depth in the storytelling. The cancellation of the series came as a disappointment to fans of the franchise, who had hoped for more adventures of the iconic character.

In conclusion, El Mariachi is a bold and stylish tribute to the classic Mexican hero, with a modern twist and an all-star cast. While it may not have lived up to its potential, it remains a cult favorite among fans of Rodriguez's work and Mexican pop culture. The show's legacy lives on through the music, fashion, and imagery it introduced to the mainstream media, as well as through the beloved character of El Mariachi himself, who continues to inspire generations of artists and rebels.

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Episode 71
71. Episode 71
June 17, 2014
Robles brings Mart
Episode 70
70. Episode 70
June 16, 2014
Episode 69
69. Episode 69
June 13, 2014
When Fernando
Episode 68
68. Episode 68
June 12, 2014
Robles pressures Alicia into telling him what Lupe was really doing at her house, but she maintains they were taking care of her father and then she asks to speak to Celeste.
Episode 67
67. Episode 67
June 11, 2014
Gabo, Chino, and Clemencia are killed in a shoot-out between Fernando
Episode 66
66. Episode 66
June 10, 2014
The next day, Fernando walks in unexpectedly as Clemencia is having breakfast.
Episode 65
65. Episode 65
June 9, 2014
Robles assures Alicia that he doesn
Episode 64
64. Episode 64
June 6, 2014
When Celeste steps away, V
Episode 63
63. Episode 63
June 5, 2014
Vctor tells Fernando, Clemencia, and Celeste how terrifying the operation was and he inquires about Alicia, because he suspects that Celeste was with her when she gave Lieutenant Salazar a ride.
Episode 62
62. Episode 62
June 4, 2014
After making sure that everyone's dead, the Boss leaves with Gabo.
Episode 61
61. Episode 61
June 3, 2014
Although Alicia insists on staying to help Mario, Celeste stresses how dangerous it is for them to stay there.
Episode 60
60. Episode 60
June 2, 2014
Vctor meets with Fernando and discovers that hes holding Mara.
Episode 59
59. Episode 59
May 30, 2014
Mario hides in the trunk of Celeste's car, and they all get ready to return to San Juan.
Episode 58
58. Episode 58
May 29, 2014
Payo's feeling lucky; all of the pieces of his plan to move the money are falling into place.
Episode 57
57. Episode 57
May 28, 2014
Maras tied up and gagged in Martns old room at the Ace of Diamonds.
Episode 56
56. Episode 56
May 27, 2014
Lupe's afraid that Payo may kill her.
Episode 55
55. Episode 55
May 26, 2014
Payo pledges his love to Lupe and suggests that they leave town with her godparents; he claims it will be easy to ask for a job transfer.
Episode 54
54. Episode 54
May 23, 2014
Lupe is increasingly tense.
Episode 53
53. Episode 53
May 22, 2014
Coyote and Mart
Episode 52
52. Episode 52
May 21, 2014
Celeste tells Mart
Episode 51
51. Episode 51
May 20, 2014
Ricky and Adri
Episode 50
50. Episode 50
May 19, 2014
Episode 49
49. Episode 49
May 16, 2014
Coyote calls Vicky to get instructions on how to give Priest his injections, but then they decide that it
Episode 48
48. Episode 48
May 15, 2014
Episode 47
47. Episode 47
May 14, 2014
Clemencia wakes Celeste up to get ready for her wedding.
Episode 46
46. Episode 46
May 13, 2014
Robles does some research on Ignacio Gonz
Episode 45
45. Episode 45
May 12, 2014
As they
Episode 44
44. Episode 44
May 9, 2014
Priest and the sergeant fall to the ground, wounded.
Episode 43
43. Episode 43
May 8, 2014
Celeste meets with Jos Anbal and shes surprised by his aggressive behavior.
Episode 42
42. Episode 42
May 7, 2014
Vctor tells Urdaneta the news that hes getting married to Celeste, and Urdaneta agrees to be his best man.
Episode 41
41. Episode 41
May 6, 2014
Priest and Vicky's date is going well; he tells her that she's not alone anymore, and then they kiss.
Episode 40
40. Episode 40
May 5, 2014
Urdaneta and Celeste discover the vault in the mausoleum.
Episode 39
39. Episode 39
May 2, 2014
Payo and Ricky listen in on Fernando's conversation with H
Episode 38
38. Episode 38
May 1, 2014
Martn and his friends approach the soldiers camp and they prepare to distract them while Priest and Tarzn, disguised as farmers, sneak into the cache to get the money.
Episode 37
37. Episode 37
April 30, 2014
Vctor takes Celeste back to the boarding house and reminds her that she doesnt really need to work.
Episode 36
36. Episode 36
April 29, 2014
Fernando confronts Mauro's men and he hands them an envelope with a message for Mauro.
Episode 35
35. Episode 35
April 28, 2014
As Celeste tallies up the numbers to calculate losses from the reopening, Lupe, still amazed by the strong resemblance between the car thief and the mariachi, asks whether Mart
Episode 34
34. Episode 34
April 25, 2014
Urdaneta and the other officers arrive at the Ace of Diamonds and demand that the building be evacuated so that officers can inspect the premises.
Episode 33
33. Episode 33
April 24, 2014
Now that they have the money, Martin and his friends discuss plans for the future. The girls begin to dance, and Mauro tells Vicky to come closer to him.
Episode 32
32. Episode 32
April 23, 2014
Episode 31
31. Episode 31
April 22, 2014
Celeste and V
Episode 30
30. Episode 30
April 21, 2014
Celeste thinks about the advice her father gave her just before he died.
Episode 29
29. Episode 29
April 18, 2014
Celeste arrives at the bar.
Episode 28
28. Episode 28
April 17, 2014
As Mart
Episode 27
27. Episode 27
April 16, 2014
Montero and Robles go to see Urdaneta to tell him that Mauro has discovered that he
Episode 26
26. Episode 26
April 15, 2014
Clemencia pays a visit to the Ace of Diamonds. Mart
Episode 25
25. Episode 25
April 14, 2014
Episode 24
24. Episode 24
April 11, 2014
As V
Episode 23
23. Episode 23
April 10, 2014
Celeste is concerned by the bar's sluggish sales and she asks Fernando to help her come up with a solution, but their conversation's cut short by a call from V
Episode 22
22. Episode 22
April 9, 2014
As they're figuring out how to get the money out of the mausoleum, Mart
Episode 21
21. Episode 21
April 8, 2014
Gladys nags Carmelo about being too permissive with Lupe. He's so tired of hearing the same thing over and over again that he decides to go and find his daughter at the bar.
Episode 20
20. Episode 20
April 4, 2014
Mara obtains false documentation so that she can pretend to be a member of Berenices family and retrieve the body.
Episode 19
19. Episode 19
April 3, 2014
Mara discovers that Martn and his friends are planning to collect a large sum of money in San Juan de la Tierra, but they dont talk about it when shes in the room.
Episode 18
18. Episode 18
April 2, 2014
Celeste asks Urdaneta if the cemetery murders have anything to do with An
Episode 17
17. Episode 17
April 1, 2014
A lieutenant officer tells Flores that the fugitives have escaped by jeep.
Episode 16
16. Episode 16
March 31, 2014
Anbal chastises Fernando for becoming a delinquent. Anbal wants to know if Fernando and Clemencia are just lovers or whether shes also an accomplice.
Episode 15
15. Episode 15
March 28, 2014
Episode 14
14. Episode 14
March 27, 2014
Episode 13
13. Episode 13
March 26, 2014
Episode 12
12. Episode 12
March 25, 2014
Lupe goes to see Payo. She gives him an early payment on her loan and he promises to come to see her at the bar. That night, Mart
Episode 11
11. Episode 11
March 24, 2014
Episode 10
10. Episode 10
March 21, 2014
Episode 9
9. Episode 9
March 20, 2014
Urdaneta criticizes V
Episode 8
8. Episode 8
March 19, 2014
Clemencia is upset that someone has found out about her affair with Fernando, but she puts on a brave face in front of Celeste and An
Episode 7
7. Episode 7
March 18, 2014
When Mart
Episode 6
6. Episode 6
March 17, 2014
The Boss is uttering threats and putting pressure on Tarz
Episode 5
5. Episode 5
March 14, 2014
Episode 4
4. Episode 4
March 13, 2014
Feeling rejected by Celeste, Mart
Episode 3
3. Episode 3
March 12, 2014
Fortunately, the prison director orders a new set of guard assignments and the mariachi is safe from the Boss' threats.
Episode 2
2. Episode 2
March 11, 2014
The Boss has set a trap with the help of prison guards, and Mart
Episode 1
1. Episode 1
March 10, 2014
Martín is a mechanic with dreams of becoming a mariachi.
  • Premiere Date
    March 10, 2014
  • IMDB Rating
    8.0  (110)