For fans of...: Telenovelas; PARENTHOOD; Lupe Ontiveros, Esai Morales, Raymond Cruz or Yvonne Delarosa
What it is: An affluent Mexican American family overcomes obstacles.
What's good: Looks TV ready. Cast so strong (and famous) it had us doing doubletakes—more acting experience then most new television dramas. Fresh take on the American family.
What's great: Very real yet very dramatic. Character and plot reign over gimmicks and sentimentality. Manages to educate us about common contemporary struggles in a gripping and natural way. With every episode, we felt something and we learned something.
What could be better: Sound is uneven and occasionally distracting. First episode may be too expository.
Addictive like...: Bottles of Cuervo—neat
Review based on: Episodes 1-4
See for yourself!
- Official Website - pic.tv/losamericans
- LOS AMERICANS on YouTube
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