It's finally arrived. The streaming service Netflix has placed season one and two of Lucha Underground, the extreme hybrid of professional wrestling and Hollywood. What you are getting are 65 episodes with just as many stories.
It makes sense since Robert Rodriquez, think "Dusk til Dawn" and "Once Upon a Time in Mexico" is telling the stories that remind one of a violent novela with athletes performing sports entertainment in a "Temple."
The first season introduced us to Dario Cueto, the money man who later gets usurped by Catrina (Karlee Perez) who goes from valet to manager to head of the promotion in the storyline. Her "Lick of Death" was well publicized and those who don't get the Rey Network can now see what all the fuss is about.
The Stars of the initial season include American Johnny Mundo, Mil Muertas, Prince Puma and Alberto El Patron making noise. The women wrestle the men with Sexy Star and Ivelisse standouts. The small men like Mascarita Sagrada also have a niche. Speaking of the greatest small man in professional wrestling, Rey Mysterio, Jr. arrives in season two.
You have symbolism galore with masks of devils, deer heads and magic bags. Lucha Underground on Netflix is the reason binge watching was created. So stock up and get your partner for there's something for everyone here minus children. Once you are done, there are more seasons to follow.