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
1 year ago

English or Spanish book recommendations?

Sara
Sara
1 year ago
Reply to  5ftlatina

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

Linda Fineman
Linda Fineman
1 year 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
1 year 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
1 year ago

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

Linda Fineman
Linda Fineman
1 year ago
Reply to  Sara

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
1 year ago
Reply to  5ftlatina

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
1 year ago
Reply to  Linda Fineman

I agree with you there! Especially Jose Ron.

Sara
Sara
1 year ago
Reply to  5ftlatina

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
11 months ago
Reply to  Sara

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