Desenfrendas Review: 1 - I want to get the f*** away
(Why are the titles in English? ☹️)
The cold start is A+ 👌 I hope Marcela is okay. (Also Rocío is cute.)
Love the intro. Kind of makes me think of old 80s/80s-themed movies.
Rocío! Neurosurgeon Barbi! 😍 I mean… those scrubs. I have never seen a more beautiful scrub-wearing person. I love her already.
Vera is… 😬 I hope the character will become sympathetic later on.
Carlota’s intro omg 😂 I think I love her already too.
Marcela 😟 what a complicated character already! I love her too
I can’t unsee Rocío from Barbi yet – seriously sometimes I can’t concentrate on the story because I’m just going 😍 at her. However, I also know that objectively she is a very interesting character. I mean, the dead sister, the mother who can’t let go of the other daughter, the father who expects so much of her, and that only-boyfriend-turned-fiancé. What an intense and complicated backstory. I hope we see more of her ghost/imagination-sister too. (Also, I want Juan Pablo to go away, to put it non-violently. I definitely covered the screen every time he kisses/tries to kiss Rocío. Disgusting man.)
The other character with the intense and complicated backstory is Marcela, but that was obvious from the trailers. I can’t wait to see the show explore more about her.
I did not expect this, but I love Carlota. She’s a great friend, she seemed the most woke, and she does poetry. Out of all of them, she’d probably be the person I’d be friends with.
Vera… 😬 I thought, from that trailer, that Vera getting passed over a promotion was some injustice. It wasn’t. It was totally fair. She’s a brat. I don’t know why Rocío and Carlota are friends with her.
Those are 4 women with very distinct but believable personalities and stories. That alone has me sold.
I loved how Rocío, Carlota, and
brat Vera started singing to that really catchy song towards the end. (Shazam says it’s En El 2000.) I hope they do it every episode.
One other thing that I loved is how they did not shy away from showing women masturbating and peeing (or maybe she was doing #2?), and both scenes were presented in a very non-sexual way. A+++ on this one. I hope they continue showing women’s bodily functions (and bodies) in this way.
TLDR: Solid first episode. Great characters. I’d watch this even if Barbi wasn’t in it. I did not like all the hetero-kissing, but the singing made up for it.