Launch Pad (September 14, 2019)

Last week

We posted recaps for Apocalipsis.

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This week on TV

On Monday the 16th, Mexico celebrates its Independence Day. The celebration begins with El Grito on the 15th. You should be able to find special programs, as well as a live broadcast of El Grito.

Monday night the new Fabrica de Sueños edition of La Usurpadora premieres.

Also Monday night, technically Tuesday, Telemundo premieres Nicky Jam: El Ganador in place of the repeat of El Final del Paraiso at 12am/11c

Tuesday – Thursday men’s fútbol on Galavisión and UniMás disrupts schedules.

Next week: La Reina de la Cancion, Por Ella Soy Eva.

Check the Horario for the regular schedule of telenovelas and series, the Calendar for events (including pre-emptions and schedule changes), and the Proximas list for upcoming shows.


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Sara
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It’s probably sad, but Reina de la Canción might be reason to pay for the Univision app.

Linda F.
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Linda F.

Is anyone planning to watch La usurpadora or Nicky Jam? I’ve set up to record both, but I’m kind of hoping I don’t end up liking either one. It’s nice to have some free time for a change!

Sara
Autora/ Author

I wasn’t planning on trying either of them to be honest. I’m setting my sights on No Te Puedes Esconder. I’m also really liking Anónima so much and I’m in a nothing else appeals to me sort of mood.

Linda F.
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Linda F.

Sara, I have high hopes for NTPE, too! Tonight I only made it through a half hour of La usurpadora, before deciding that it wasn’t going to offer me anything that I didn’t already get from the original novela. And, while I have nothing against Sandra Echevarría, Gabriela Spanic had an amazing allure/charisma during that era and I don’t envy anyone trying to equal it.

Sara
Autora/ Author

Honestly Sandra is one of the reasons I’m not interested. I did like her in Fuerza del Destino. I think she was perfect in the role of Lucía, however I never saw any sparks between her and David Zepeda and I can’t imagine her (or anyone really) filling Gabi Spanic’s shoes.

Linda F.
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Linda F.

Well, I just watched the 1st episode of Nicky Jam. It’s very well-made: high production values, filmed on location, well-cast. Also, the material is strong; they don’t pull any punches depicting this violent world. I’m not sure I’m interested enough in the subject to continue watching, but it deserves kudos for quality. The actor playing Daddy Yankee looks *exactly* like him. Also, unlike the abysmal Selena series, this one actually does let us hear real music!

Linda F.
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Linda F.

Watched two episodes of Nicky, but that’s all for me. It’s gritty and well-made, but I just can’t get interested in the story.

Sara
Autora/ Author

For me story is everything. I can forgive a lot of the story is good. Maybe if I were younger and had actually heard a Nicky Jam song I would have given this a try. I do like what I’ve seen of Daddy Yankee on La Voz. I’d watch a show about him

Edit-aaaaaah! I was just looking up La Reina de la canción and Daddy Yankee is involved in that!

Linda F.
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Linda F.

I think that’s it, Sara–I don’t know enough about Nicky to get emotionally invested in this. And the boricua dialog is really challenging. Sometimes I’ll strain to hear, and the only word in a whole sentence that I end up understanding is “Papi” (used in almost every phrase)!