Launch Pad August 27, 2022

I hope this week’s student loan forgiveness brought some joy to your life.

I don’t think anything’s going on TV-wise until the first full week of September.

We’re still watching Top Chef VIP. This is really the strangest format, but I think I like it. They’re doing so much cooking! It’s at least two challenges an episode, five episodes a week. And clearly everyone’s having fun…at least until it’s time to have someone go home, then everybody’s crying.

Launch Pad August 13, 2022

I keep wanting to say “This week has been kind of rough” like it hasn’t been the default for years. With the new CDC guidance I honestly don’t know if I will ever feel comfortable being in public around strangers again…but, hey, I was already having mobility problems, so it’s not like I wouldn’t have been continuing to stay home anyway! (Insert bitter laugh here.)

Recently, we’ve lost Nichelle Nichols, Manuel Ojeda, Olivia Newton-John…probably some more people I don’t remember at the moment. I hope wherever they are, they know they were loved.

I’ve been watching Top Chef VIP. I didn’t realize they were doing two-hour episodes a night, but it gives them a lot of room for goofing off. If I’m not paying strict attention, I don’t miss much.

The Proximas page has been updated.

Launch Pad July 30, 2022

It’s Friday as I type this. I am both on the phone, on hold, trying to verify that I correctly scheduled a medical appointment and “chatting” with a supremely unhelpful “agent” online re: the same. ¡Qué pinche flojera!

I am watching absolutely nothing in Spanish. I think I’m waiting for La Reina del Sur 3, but I don’t know if they’ve set a date yet.

Mostly I’ve been bingeing the Scientology documentary on Netflix. It’s creepy.

What’s on that I need to watch?

Launch Pad July 16, 2022

A rerun of La Reina del Sur season 2 starts on Monday at 1pm on Telemundo. If this is their way to prep for season 3 (like they did with season 2 and with Pasión de Gavilanes season 2) Season 3 could be starting October 10.

Or sooner? Top Chef VIP is starting in August in one of the two hours La casa de los famosos takes up currently. Something’s gotta take the place of the other hour.

The rest of the Proximas news is on the Proximas page.

Launch Pad July 2, 2022

This has been a rough week. Human rights are not negotiable. The government just needs to get its collective head out of its ass and recognize that. I wish I had something more eloquent to say, but I’m just too pissed off at people who are rejoicing about putting human lives in danger…yes, I mean forced-birthers, homophobes and transphobes, people who don’t care who gets screwed over as long as they make a profit. I’m especially pissed off at how this is all affecting kids. What common ground is there to be found with people whose primary objective is to control everyone who isn’t like them?

Anyway. I don’t have it in me to update the schedule stuff. I shared a few things on Twitter (you can read them in the sidebar without needing to have a Twitter account, but also I think you can read them on Twitter without an account), the most intriguing being the launching of ViX+ in July. They’re going to have their own programming, so yay for variety?

Launch Pad June 18, 2022

I’m gonna start this off with a complaint about Disney+. This is the second time a (coincidentally) Karol Sevilla show has had a publicized release date, and not until that date did they say “in Latin America and Spain.” That’s important information! Especially when I made plans!

So anyway, we horrible estadounidenses are waiting for Siempre fui yo to drop on July 20.

Does anybody know what happened to Hasta que la plata nos separe? It looks like they’re starting a rerun of La Doña in that 1pm spot.

On June 23, Telemundo and NBC Universo are showing Premios Tu Música Urbano in the evening.

There’s a rerun of Pájaro soñador starting on Monday on UniMás. I watched a lot of that show when it aired last time. I thought it felt fresh, but after the millionth break-up I quit. I might watch it this time with copious amounts of FF. Maybe.

Launch Pad June 4, 2022

Y’all, I have no idea what’s going on on TV. It’s a giant cascade of moving and ending shows and bringing new ones in early. Amor Valiente is going to 2 hours a night for who knows how long before Telemundo brings in another Turkish show with a plot based on BBC’s Doctor Foster. Univision started La Mexicana y el Güero and I’ve heard not a peep about it, not that I’ve been paying attention.

Mostly I’m watching La Vecina (on the Univision site) and the second season of La Reina del Sur (on Netflix).