Luis Miguel: La Serie
Maybe it's the way they've put it together? We came in somewhere in the middle, where we know Mickey is starting to realize how manipulative his dad has been, but how are we supposed to care when we haven't seen that? So then they back it up and show us how bad Luisito was from the beginning and instead of explaining things it just bums me out knowing how many years that was going on.
I missed all but the last 15-20 min. If they keep having the kid sing at the end I might have to tune in to the end just for that.
I'm in the same boat as Sara, I wasn't real interested in the story of Luis Miguel's life before the show, and I'm agreeing with Diva that its depressing watching Mickey get strung around by his own dad for so many years.
Comparing this to La Ronca de Oro - I had no idea who Helenita Vargas was before that show, and I'd never heard her songs before but from the first of it I was in like Nell Gwynn and was willing to stick it out even though it did get pretty depressing in parts (if sticking it out is what you call it when you take a long break to decompress before watching the second half you've recorded ;p ) The point is I think my lack of interest in the life story of LM and the depressing parental relationships aren't insurmountable problems if the show was good.
Yes, she's speaking Italian (the actress really is Italian). Which reminds me, the one thing I love about the series is the young Spanish actor playing LuisMi as a child. He's the grandson of Spanish singer Dyango.
We've seen time jumps in bioseries before, but this time it really seems badly managed and disruptive, destroying any momentum the show starts to build.
That kid's got some serious chops.
And the resemblance is uncanny (real LuisMi on left):
Whoa! They could be twins!
That's incredible! Wow!
Yeah the casting is really good, and the actors are doing their part, it's just the story and the time jumps. I wish they'd just tell the story and stop dancing around trying to get fancy.
Adding my agree to everyone about the time jumps. I haven't even watched the second episode yet so I'm basing my agree on the first episode....but it doesn't sound like it's gotten much better. Linda F. nailed it. It really doesn break up the momentum and makes it feel hard to keep up with the story.
They're showing repeats of the first two episodes Sunday afternoon.
I wonder how this has been doing in the ratings, not that ratings really reflect how good or bad a show is.
I still haven't watched the second episode. 🙄
Last night I watched the third episode, and I'm finally engaged with the story! There was more about the musical strategy that LuisMi and his managers battled over and what type of genre he'd pursue. Knowing what he ended up doing, I was surprised to learn how that came about and what his early dreams involved. I hope we'll continue to see the behind-the-scenes musical maneuvering.
Yes, I'd love to know how this is doing ratings-wise!
Oh this is good news! I still haven't watched the second episode, so I'll power through so I can get to the third.
Were they still doing the jarring flashbacks?