Wayne, a 16 year-old Dirty Harry with a heart of gold, sets out on a small two stroke road bike from Boston to Florida with his new friend Del to get back the shit-hot 79′ Trans-Am that was stolen from his father before he died.
Wayne Season 1 Review
by Ashley Hobley
Directors: Iain B. MacDonald, Steve Pink, Tessa Hoffe, Stephanie Laing, Michael Patrick Jann
Writers: Shawn Simmons, Rhett Reese, Paul Wernick, Sarah Jane Cunningham, Suzie V. Freeman, Lauren Hoseman, Sophie Pustil, Paul Jaffe, Spencer Sloan, Greg Coolidge, Kirk Ward
Cast: Mark McKenna, Ciara Bravo, Joshua J. Williams, Dean Winters, Stephen Kearin, James Earl, Jon Champagne, Jamie Champagne, Mike O’Malley, Francesco Antonio
Season 1 Air Date: 17/01/2019
Wayne is currently available on Youtube Premium. Episode 1 is free here.
Wayne is dark, violent, funny and at times crazy but also delivers sweet and heartfelt moments. There are a ton of creative violent moments that I should be expecting in a show from the writers of Deadpool but I found myself constantly surprised. Whether it was someone destroying a guy’s bike with a bat while the guy was locked to a pole with a bike lock around his neck, freeing illegal immigrants from a boss who was taking advantage of them by nail gunning him to his van or seeing a bunch of high school students coming out of their school dance to beat up a middle-aged man and his sons set to Vanessa Carlton’s “A Thousand Miles”, this show constantly made me ask “what am I watching?” but in a good way.
The latest Youtube Original series follows the titular character of Wayne (Mark McKenna), a young man who has a violent tendency that he puts to good use, often defending or getting revenge for people who have been wronged or mistreated. When his father dies he sets off to claim a car that he’s father hoped to pass down to him but has stolen by Wayne’s mother when she left his father for another man.
Joining Wayne on his quest is Del (Ciara Bravo), a young woman Wayne asked to be his girlfriend while she was trying to sell him Girl Scout cookies despite not being a girl scout. Del eagerly agrees to leave her alcoholic father (Dean Winters) and idiot twin brothers Carl and Teddy (Jon & Jamie Champagne) and after Wayne fights her family, jumps on his dirt bike and heads to Florida, getting into misadventures along the way.