Latino Shows We Loved in 2019

Latino Shows We Loved in 2019

– Today, your favorite “Pero Like” ladies are gonna be discussing our
favorite shows from 2019 that featured some Latinx
players or Latinx storylines. – I mean, listen, we’re
gonna talk about like our favorite shows that
feature Latinx actors, but also what we would like to see more in those spaces, too. Because like I think, with
the entertainment industry, I feel like we’re getting
so much of the stuff we’ve been asking for, which is representation, but
that doesn’t mean we cannot not give constructive criticism on that. You know what I’m saying? – [Claudia] I think that’s very fair. 2019 was a really big year
for Latinos in the media. I mean, you would hope that
every year is more progressive, but this year especially
felt like a kind of a boom. This year we had “One
Day at a Time” come back with their third season
and then that whole drama of “Will we get to see
more of them on Netflix?” And we all know they ended up
at Pop TV, which is fantastic. We had the second season
of “Vida” released. We know the next upcoming
Netflix show “Gentefied” is about to come out. We got “Los Espookys”, we got a lot of new and
returning cool shows. What are our thoughts about them? – I loved “Los Espookys”. – [Claudia] I love “Los Espookys”, too. – [Maya] I haven’t seen it,
but everyone has been like, “You should watch it!” My mom watched it and she loved it. – [Alexis] It wasn’t
specifically on HBO Latino, for the first time, it was
actually on HBO’s main channel. I thought that was really cool. – And as one of the first
mainstream shows I’ve seen that has been predominately in Spanish. We’re seeing a lot of the
like very well-known comedians that are used a lot in L.A. Like we saw John Early, we saw… – [Alexis] Fred Armisen. – [Claudia] Fred Armisen,
who’s like a co-creator of the show. – He was speaking Spanish. – Really? – He was doing a good job. – Yeah. – Wow, I love him. What I want to know
from you guys is, like, what kind of storylines
in these Latinx shows would you like to see more of? – To go back to, like, “Los
Espookys”, as an example. They, I don’t think, had this added burden of needing to represent their
culture in a certain way and it opened them up to getting to do this crazy range of comedy that
just kind of is situational and more about the funny characters, which I applaud all the shows
that are able to do something that is more like political and relevant, but in terms of the
media I want to consume, especially because we work
in the digital Latino space, where we’re already thinking so much about the politics of everything, but to get to watch a
show that is reflective of Latino culture, but
is just so, so funny and wild and wacky. I’m like, “give me more
of those kinds of shows”. Like, I want to make more
of those kinds of shows. – Maya, it’s a must watch. – I know I gotta watch it. I gotta watch it. – To talk about another show, that kind of does the same thing, is like “On My Block”, where it’s not specifically about being Latino in the 21st century but it is about Latinos
in the 21st century. I really like the way that they have just normalized latinidad and made it a part of the story, where it isn’t like the central focus. And I think that’s part of why that show is so successful is that it appeals to such a broad audience. – That show is just so amazing because it’s tryna talk about all these issues within our culture. Quinceanera, is like that
was the first episode. Depression, like getting your green card, like all of these really important issues that we have to deal with and they did it in a comedic way but also in a serious way and I feel like we haven’t
had a show like that, that shine a light on these
issues and they did it– – Especially for like teens for age group – Yeah.
– Yes. – The coming of age story. – Yeah – “Vida” is so unapologetic about queer Latinx representation, it’s not afraid to like portray like sex and all the messiness of life and I think that is what is so
special about this show. – And especially like Latinx. There’s a lot of things and issues that the older generation
has with queer identities, so this one is just kind of like “Here, if you don’t wanna watch it, you’re missing out on this so,”. – Yeah, and definitely the
show addresses the, you know? – Oh yeah. – The existing prejudice
of an older generation. That’s right now. – And it’s very sex positive. – Yes!
– Oh yeah! – Which is another layer,
another layer in our culture. – Yes. – That is where it’s
like really unapologetic. Go “Vida”. – Go “Vida”. But maybe not appropriate
for all audiences. – I know yeah. (laughing) – Maybe don’t watch it with your mom or your dad or your abuela. – One thing that I really
love about “One Day at a Time” is I really fell in love with Elena’s storyline
of not knowing Spanish. And I have not seen anyone on t.v. have that storyline really and I
think that was very important that they take these little things, and it’s almost like checking them off because it’s like relating
to so many different people and that’s why it was so
devastating when it got canceled from Netflix and I
still, there’s a lot of, about that because I feel
like, show us the numbers. Show (clapping) us the numbers. – In terms of the family sitcom “One day at a time” has not only become, sort of, the shining
example of it right now, it’s just a good fricking show. And it’s done an amazing
job over the years. – Another thing that I really loved about “One Day at a Time” is, I’m glad that it’s getting
another season at Pop TV, was the multi-generational household, which is what “Jane the
Virgin” had been doing, which was like for me, one of the first times I’ve seen it on you know, English language television, portraying our culture accurately. And “Jane the Virgin” just ended this year and such a great run of a show. I loved everything about it. – Yeah, I mean it’s true
we have to give them props for how creative and experimental, and just like really fun
and bold that show was. I mean, so great. – So I feel like we are making progress, and moves in that direction
but we need like 20 more shows. – Yeah.
– Yeah the only thing I see is that it’s kinda like networks
and the “powers that be” kinda wanna give you one of each. You know, “well you have one
Latino sitcom, it exists,” – Yeah. – and it’s like “how many are
there about white people?” – I know. – Or like sketches, “well
there is ‘Alternatino’ maybe we don’t need another sketch show.” It’s like “How many freaking, how many sketch shows
are there out there?” Like it is the sense of
like “well you get one.” – I also think we haven’t seen enough like afro Latinx narratives. – Oh, for sure. And I know we will, I think, see that in some upcoming shows that are slated for next
year, but even then, you know, it’s like one or two. Like yeah we need more, more of that. – I feel like there’s
just so much goodness that our culture is,
like so much like oof. I know it’s hard to put it into one show and to
represent everyone, but– – And my thing is that it shouldn’t like – Yeah yeah that’s true, that’s true. – No show should have that burden and I think a lot of times
a lot of the struggles that these different shows
can face is that expectation and that pressure and
I think it kinda limits what a show can do. – And I feel like we can relate
to that, creating content – Oh yeah. – for “Pero Like” because like my identity doesn’t expand like all the culture. Like it’s just one tiny thing and I feel like that’s the
issue that we all deal with is how do we represent everyone
and make everyone happy? And all we need is just like
a bunch of shows everywhere and put us in your shows. – And put us in your shows. So we just talked about a few of the shows we’ve really loved this year, there are a lot of other
really good ones out there we weren’t able to touch on. You know, there’s
“Orange is the New Black” has so many amazing characters. Gina Rodriguez does the “Carmen Sandiego”. There’s “Alternino”. There’s so many good show out there. If you haven’t seen some of
the ones we’re talking about, get out there, watch
them, support these shows. And let us know what you
think in the comments below. What’s the kind of narratives
you wanna be seeing? What did you love about show this year? What do you want from next year? Let us know? – What were your favorite shows? – Yeah. – One of your favorite shows. – Do you think we’re pretty? – Yeah, do you wanna put us in your shows? I don’t know. – Are we your favorite shows? – [Claudia] Lemme know. Yeah we might be your favorite show. – [Maya] Can we have our own show? – [Claudia] Well we should
have, this is our show. – [Alexis] This is our show. – [Cluadia] Don’t forget to
like this fricking video. If you don’t like it, I swear. – [Voiceover] Pero Like.


  1. Need help I’m creating a LatinX student union at my school with a 8% demographic of Latin students. Any advice would help I’m trying to help out my community

  2. Here before doscientos views!! I'm celebrating 3 years of watching, laughing, crying, learning, loving and so much fun!! Here's to more years. Los amo Pero Like 💗❤💚💙💛💜💘🖤


  4. I'll check out Los Espookys. It looks like something I'd watch. Heh heh. By the way, Pero Like is my favorite YouTube channel. So, I guess you all are my favorite Latin American show.

  5. Vida and On my block were definitely my favorite ones.
    About more latinx shows… there are tons. You guys just talked about the most famous ones. Netflix has been streaming many many and many latinx tv shows from Argentina, Brazil, Mexico… you name it. Or are just counting shows that are set in the US?

  6. Can’t lie I love ya but the Dominican homie is the only real latino I’m straight off the boat n ya say some shit that no Latino would n not for thing but ya americanize ya need some real Latino on this but once agin I love ya lol

  7. This came out in 2018 but: el diablero! It's almost like a mexican version of supernatural. There are mexicans that are actually brown (not just looking like europeans) and indigenous representation.

  8. I really like the Netflix show Monarca and I love One Day at a Time and I was so sad that Jane the Virgin ended. Jane the Virgin made Jaime Camil famous in the U.S. (I knew who he was before Jane the Virgin)

  9. Loved casa de las Flores. Although it’s about an affluent rich Mexican family I kinda like that it gave me that old school Mexican telenovela feel but had raunchy comedy. Glad they touched up on weed, transgender, Judaism, and many other Mexican taboo topics. I will miss orange is the new black. I love the show but yes Flaritza is my fave whenever they would showcase the Latin stories I was so pumped. When Jane the virgin came out it was REVOLUTIONARY!!!!! But I will check out these other shows

  10. yall deleted my comment sayin LATNX is an insult to latinos and its only used by gringos


  11. We need a show about people mixed with Latino like I’m African American mixed with Colombian my cousin is Chinese/black and his child is Latino/black/Chinese

  12. I remember a few years back may be 10 – 12 years ago Romeo Santos was on 1 of the music channels . & on the show they were discussing about the next project Romeo was going to do . at one point he said that Will Smith I'm working on a TV project together for a show . I wonder whatever happened to that idea or projects ?

  13. I don’t think Mayra is adding anything to the conversation. Like come on, you didn’t even watch the shows on the list???

  14. Siempre Bruja/Always a Witch… Was a Colombian show with a Afro-Latina Lead "Angely Gaviria"… It definitely incorporated Afro-Latine culture. But there was controversy being that it focuses on a slave girl/witch that time traveled to 2019, but wanted to go back to the 1600s to be with her great Love (the son of her slave Master) 🙃🙃… I really wanted a 2nd season tho 😔

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