Launch Pad January 29, 2022

The funk continues.

Malverde ended Wednesday, pushing Hercai back to two hours a night until Pasión de Gavilanes 2 starts on 2/14.

I think they left the door open for a spinoff of Malverde, but if it never happens I’m sure not gonna mind.

It did leave me thinking I need to study Mexican history more, but the only thing harder lately than finding a show to really sink into is finding a book to read. Any recommendations?

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Sara
Sara
8 months ago

English or Spanish book recommendations?

Sara
Sara
Reply to  5ftlatina
7 months ago

I wonder if the StoryGraph might interest you. It’s a free site/app that recommends books based on mood.

Linda Fineman
Linda Fineman
7 months ago

This has nothing to do with Mexico, but my book club loved Las malas, by Camila Sosa Villada. It has a strong autobiographical element, and it’s worth looking for interviews with the author on YouTube. It’s rated 4.49 (out of 5) on Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/44438256-las-malas

Another book I highly recommend is Lo que no tiene nombre, by Piedad Bonnett, rated 4.57 on Goodreads. The author attended one of our Zoom sessions and was such a delight. She also has lots of interviews on YouTube. See https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17565948-lo-que-no-tiene-nombre

Linda Fineman
Linda Fineman
7 months ago

This is what makes me reluctant to commit to another novela–the way the networks will suddenly assign it a two-hour slot, when my schedule is already packed to bursting.

Sara
Sara
7 months ago

I think I’m going to watch La Fuerza del Destino again.

Linda Fineman
Linda Fineman
Reply to  Sara
7 months ago

I don’t know what it is, but I’m just not a fan of David Zepeda. A big problem, since he and Jose Ron are in practically everything!

Sara
Sara
Reply to  5ftlatina
7 months ago

In STuD he started out awful and I think they did a semi-redemption. I think he does villain way better. But I guess he prefers to be a galán.

Sara
Sara
Reply to  Linda Fineman
7 months ago

I agree with you there! Especially Jose Ron.

Sara
Sara
Reply to  5ftlatina
7 months ago

I’m assuming it holds up pretty well since I’ve decided to watch. I saw Friday’s episode and it reminded me that there were some good parts to it. I remember I wasn’t impressed with the DZ/SE chemistry but there were other stories I really enjoyed. And I really love watching Delia Casanova and Pedro Amendáriz Jr.

Linda Fineman
Linda Fineman
Reply to  Sara
7 months ago

They’ve been inextricably linked for so long, that I’m just surprised that it didn’t happen sooner!