Los Espookys: El laboratorio alienígena (The Alien Lab)
July 14, 2019 4:07 PM - Season 1, Episode 5 - Subscribe

A high-maintenance researcher tasks Los Espookys with creating alien lab subjects for her government presentation; Tico tries to reassure Bianca while Renaldo, Úrsula and Andrés have differing opinions on her latest screenplay.
posted by the primroses were over (6 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I found this to be the weakest episode so far, probably because it's setting up the pieces for a finale. (Why is this season only six episodes? There'd better be a season 2!) I still enjoyed it, mind you, but the free associative humor felt more constrained by the need to get to a certain conflict. I fully expect a fun pay off next episode though.
posted by the primroses were over at 4:18 PM on July 14, 2019 [1 favorite]

Yeah, I also felt like it was the weakest, but I don't know if it was the setup or the fact that it seemed to mostly rely on jokes it already had made

I did enjoy the American embassy crew, though. and the fact that the reflection of the American ambassador seems to be mostly bad because there are now two of her.
posted by dinty_moore at 7:38 PM on July 14, 2019

PS, Mundocinema.net is a working link, and leads to a six-minute mock-horror video.
posted by dinty_moore at 7:50 PM on July 14, 2019 [5 favorites]

If this is the one where Gregoria got free, I thought that whole sequence was so beautiful. For some reason I missed it the first time I watched (guess I was looking at my phone) and the second time I watched I was like holy shit look at this. I guess when she was saying "I was found on the beach" and with the "Mommy!" Stuff I assumed it meant she was found there as a robotic child or alien child or just beautiful human child or something. But the reveal that no she was actually just a human adult with a family who loved her and she could be one again - I thought that was such an interesting and important thing to say, and the way they showed it was so concise - it was like blink and you miss it but it was saying so much. It's like a show that is smart and good enough to trust its audience that we will pick up what they're putting down without resorting to some awful voice-over narration to say "and here is exactly what I did and how I felt about it and everything". I need shows like this to live.
posted by bleep at 10:13 AM on July 21, 2019 [2 favorites]

Some of us do think critically about movies and tv shows!!!
posted by bleep at 10:14 AM on July 21, 2019 [2 favorites]

If you have any idea what the song over the end credits of this episode is, please memail me. It isn't Grado 33 (Naufrago) as Tunefind says.
posted by 41swans at 7:56 PM on August 13, 2019

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