I have to thank Univision and Telemundo for saving my day today.
While a fierce northeastern storm drenches the New York region since last night, both Spanish-language networks decided to honor the 50th anniversary of Pedro Infante’s death by broadcasting some of the idol’s classic movies.
Starting with Escuela de Vagabundos and Cartas Marcadas on Univision, and followed by El Gavilán Pollero on Telemundo, it has been a real pleasure to stay at home watching TV.
See? it’s not that I have anything against Spanish-language television; I guess my usual rants have to do with the lack of programming I can truly identify with. As a foreign-born, non-assimilated, non-acculturated Mexican who still cannot see the value of reality television, Pedro Infante rules!