La Vecina, Wednesday 1/27/16 #153

A tiny pin-prick of joy today. Seriously tiny. In fact, I'm now wondering if it was just my imagination. We all know the drill. Lazy, combined, half-assed and some straight up skipped scenes.

Sara hands the phone over to Sebas. Anto is dense. Sebas has to explain why Sara would be upset. If just a phone call is going to upset Sara like that, imagine what it will be like when Anto comes back. Anto launches into some sort of blabbity blah about business. Read More

Eva la Trailera, Tuesday 1/26/16 Gran Estreno

I'm going to try not to get bogged down in reporting every word. Yet I still want to give as complete an account of what happened as I can. Premiere episodes can be daunting. There's so much information! I can already tell I'm going to like this, despite the pig that Eva is married to. As usual, I combined scenes as much as possible. Oh, and I'm not sure how much snark is in me tonight.
Hangin’ with my bestie

(Is it too much to hope that the opening credits are actually the first thing we see every night? Why did they ever change that?) Armando gently helps his blindfolded wife, Eva, out of the car. We hear her narrating via voice over-“I thought I had it all: A great husband, a beautiful house, a family. I didn’t have a thing.” Meanwhile, she is being led into a gorgeous home. The blindfold is removed and Armando asks her if she likes his surprise, her new house. She’s overwhelmed. He encourages her to look around. She heads upstairs and opens the door to her bedroom. Read More

La Vecina, Monday 1/25/16 #151

Is it just me? Or was there a bit of filler? Just me? Ok. Moving on. I've tried to at least keep things in order by story, not necessarily scene by scene. I hope it's not too confusing.
No, it’s not a missile. It’s just my rocket

Quintin comes to arrest Simon. According to Arce, the rocket could explode. That makes it a missile and a threat to public safety. Quintin attempts to grab Simon. Padre V starts to argue with Quintin, but Simon plays it classy. Quintin is just there carrying out the judges orders. There’s no point in talking to the “segundones”(lit. second-class citizens.) Read More

La Vecina, Friday 1/22/16 #150

The breaking of various hearts occupies most of the episode

Antonio admits he’s breaking up with Sara to marry Isa…but he still doesn’t tell the truth about why. He’s vague about having been honest when he told Sara he loved her…but then stuff got [mumble mumble] and he handled it. I can’t even give you the details on this. All the tears are more powerful than the words anyway. Read More

La Vecina, Thursday 1/21/16 #149

From bad to worse

OK, Antonio, what’s it going to be? Mostly he’s still shocked that Isa’s STILL trying to marry him just to get one over on Sara. “You’re going to lose the last bit of respect I had for you.” You still had any? She shows him the door and says it’s on his head now. But he closes the door, staying inside, and agrees. Read More

La Vecina, Tuesday 1/19/16 #147

Today I understood things a little better. It probably helped that it felt like real action, not stalling conversations. I'm not saying today's action made me happy. Frankly, I am quite angry with a couple of people and very worried about others. As usual, this is condensed, combined and slightly out-of-order M.L.A style.
Nelson, You’re a Hero in My Book

Nelson psychs himself up to go over to Pedro’s house. Pepe sees him leaving Conatrol and their goodbye smacks of pre-death. They hug. Ramon makes a dick comment. Read More

La Vecina, Monday 1/18/16 #146

Apparently I no longer understand Spanish. Or maybe it's because I have been watching Gran Hotel all day and my brain is tired. Anyway, I didn't catch a lot today. There was lots of boring conversing today. I guess it was plot-moving, but it was mainly saqueador stuff and since it didn't involve Pedro dying, I didn't feel compelled to really try and figure things out. I've combined and condensed in accordance with MLA (My Lazy Ass) style guidelines.

Plot movement score (on a subjective scale of 1-10): 4
Simon was MIA after the meeting. He was at Nachito’s talking to the Profe about his relationship with Edwina. His eyes sure are sparkling! Profe thinks Simon likes Edwina. Simon is still lying to himself about how he feels about her. Or maybe it’s more like he’s being deliberately dense about how she feels about him. Read More

La Vecina, Friday 1/15/16 #145

In sleepy little San Gaspar, of all places!

Simon brings Profe Cariego to El Molcajete and it turns out he remembers both Sara and Merce from way back. Cariego is impressed that he would see something as cool as a rocket launch in San Gaspar, of all places! And the website is getting everyone all excited over it…Juancho beams with pride. As much as Merce would like to cheer Simon on, these committee meetings are a private affair. Everyone will have to support him from afar. Read More