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Well…I’m watching the latest season of La Voz Spain.
I don’t get flamenco. I like it, but I don’t get it. I don’t know how to explain what I mean.
I also don’t get why you would choose to sing one of the judge’s songs.
I think I know what you mean about flamenco. It has its own rules and I don’t know them so my brain’s like “What do I do with this?”
Thank you! I don’t know music. Definitely not musical theory but it seems like the melodies are more …minor tones? Like to my ear it sounds almost out of tune?
I also wish that the contestants wore quieter shoes. Every time one walks up the steps to the stage it’s “clomp clomp clomp”.
So I watched part of MQB last night, just to see who was on board this season. I really like the new panel of judges. I was sick of seeing Casper every year making no progress in his Spanish and awkward attempts to translate his comments.
It is a good panel of judges! I’ve only watched the opening number. The ladies look like stronger dancers than the guys. Though I’m not a great judge of talent. Poor Ferdinando Valencia looked like the weakest dancer in that number. I hope he’s a better cook. (I still need to watch Top Chef VIP).
LRDS 3 started last night. They’re skipping ahead four years from the end of the second series? So Ray is 4, Beba and Epifanio’s son is 4, and Sofia is 14. Paloma’s being a single mom to both Ray and Sofia (even if Sofia thinks she’s been grown since she was 10). Epifanio’s still Epifanio. Beba’s been suicidal and it’s been an excuse to keep her son away from her. Oleg is working with Jonathan and some new guy to bust Teresa out of prison. They don’t tell us exactly why she’s there, just a bunch of guys showed up in Australia, where she was in hiding with Sofia, and arrested (I use the term loosely) her.
Tuesday’s episode, Sofia makes it to Colombia where Faustino, Rocio, Sheila, and Batman are living. Rocio’s less “Vampi” now. More like…dark tropicalcore? Sofia gets abducted by human traffickers but escapes them with help from a mystery guy (hey, how ’bout that AfroLatinx representation!). Teresa is dead for ten minutes (shout out to the Ravelry peeps) and nearly dies again before making it to Mexico via trucks, jeeps, whitewater rafting, and a tunnel from New Mexico. And once again, Epifanio was behind it all. Epifanios gotta Epifanio.
Ha, yesterday was Wednesday, not Tuesday!
Which means tonight is Thursday and on tonight’s episode Epifanio lays out his brilliant plan: Teresa’s going to single-handedly take down the DEA in exchange for not having to hide anymore and a payout in the millions of dollars. She’s taking the boys with her, though, and they all get microchipped.
Sofia’s new friend Mateo helps her get back to the fam. When she’s about to introduce him, he’s mysteriously vanished.
Beba’s dad and some military guy are trying to undermine Epifanio by trying to catch/kill Teresa. The three dumbasses who are following her think they see an opportunity when she’s momentarily alone waiting for the new guy. They fell victim to one of the classic blunders–never go in against Teresa Mendoza when death is on the line. It’s no surprise she kicks their asses soundly.