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Michael Imperioli’s Amazon Show ‘Mad Dogs’ Isn’t About ‘Going out and Having a Good Time Anymore’

21 January 2016 4:06 PM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Ben Chaplin, who stars in Amazon’s new original dark comedy “Mad Dogs,” revealed that the most trying part of his portrayal of Joel, a depressed teacher estranged from his wife and children, was effectively communicating the character’s depression in a way that wouldn’t bore audiences.

“The most challenging part of playing the character was trying to play somebody who is struggling with depression and with seeing the negative side of everything, and just trusting that that’s not really boring and irritating to watch,” Chaplin told Variety Wednesday at the Los Angeles premiere, which was held at the Pacific Design Center’s Silver Screen Theater.

Mad Dogs” is based on a 2011 British TV series of the same name — which also starred Chaplin, but in the role of Alvo. The series follows a middle-aged group of longtime male friends as they travel to Belize to reunite. Their vacation ultimately goes awry, »

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