Didn’t know about this “Telenovela” …… “For the sake of our culture at large, Telenovela deserves a quick and merciful death.”
We want Latino media projects to succeed.
We need Latino media projects to succeed.
Television, film and music are the primary vehicles, through which the world learns about our Latino culture and history.
Somewhere over the past 30 years, school systems and books abdicated this role: TV, movies and music are all we have left.
For this reason, the new NBC TV show Telenovela is an enormous disappointment. Starring and produced by Eva Longoria, it is filled with Latino stereotypes, absurd situations and buffoonish characters.
These characters are painful to watch: they are all so profoundly vain, superficial and self-involved, that nothing they say or do is remotely interesting.
Worse yet, the show isn’t even funny.
Fake Latino accents are not funny. A gay man binge-eating in a bathroom stall is not funny. An actress upstaging everyone in her personal and professional life is not funny. Narcissism is not funny…
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