Eva Longoria (aka La Prieta Faya and this blogger’s favorite retroacculturated Latina) is like super excited, because NBC on Monday Dec. 7 will premiere Telenovela, a 13-episode comedy that promises a lot of drama along with “passion, betrayal and raw sexuality.”
As this blog reported earlier, the show tells the story of a telenovela star who doesn’t speak Spanish, which is just perfect, since we all know Ms. Longoria is not particularly fluent in the language of Cervantes.
I will watch at least the first episode of this thing (for research purposes, you know?). But I still think it’s a pity NBC didn’t cast Erick Estrada as her co-star in Telenovela. After all Mr. Estrada is the only actual telenovela actor who was able to get away with making an entire telenovela despite his very poor command of Spanish.
See? This is what NBC viewers will be missing.
2 thoughts on “The Wait is Over: ‘Telenovela’ Premieres December 7 on NBC”
Ha ha! My take is that NBC/Telemundo is taking a satirical shot at Univision’s main staple…Keep up the good work!
And let’s not forget Estrada’s fine work as Marco Rodriguo Diaz del Vivar Gabriela Garcia Marquez on SeaLab2021. Man, that guy could mangle up his Espanol, and how!