El Cohete was established for fans of La Vecina, the only show that lost its home in the The Great Downsizing of Caray of 2016.
We quickly realized that being free from the limitations of a Blogger Classic Template, a narrow mission statement, and a hostile atmosphere where readers feared change, opened up new possibilities. El Cohete could be more than just a recap blog.
We quickly decided to broaden our focus to Spanish-language media and broaden our audience to include groups that typically had to “put up or shut up” on Caray.
In 2018, we added the forums when we recognized sometimes we just wanted to chat without writing an article.
We’re now working to become the best source of compiled information about Spanish-language television and a great place for conversations, all while maintaining a clear and understandable user interface and an inclusive atmosphere.
- Spanish. Some of us are native or heritage speakers. Most of us feel like we’re still learning Spanish. We have a love of Spanish as a language, but we’re more comfortable writing in English.
- Television. We love telenovelas, and find them one of the easiest ways to connect with the language we love. We love talking about telenovelas and series, but we watch with a critical eye and we don’t shy away from pointing out harmful or outdated attitudes.
- Books. We’re always looking for ways to improve our reading skills in Spanish.
- Music. We tend to focus a little more on music from our current favorite TV shows, but we’re always on the lookout for good música en Español.
Why El Cohete?
When we started the blog, the first thing we wrote about was the telenovela La Vecina. One of the most amusing and original subplots on this show centered around a homemade rocket. The blog is named in honor of this cohete and we include a rocket theme everywhere we can.