Los Espookys: El sueño falso (The Fake Dream)
July 20, 2019 2:51 PM - Season 1, Episode 6 - Subscribe

Andrés and Úrsula plan a fake dream to help a doctor's insomnia patient fall asleep; Renaldo's skills as a makeup artist are put to the test on Bianca's film set; Tati stumbles into a solution to her debt problem.
posted by the primroses were over (9 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
 
Gregoria Santos #9!
posted by the primroses were over at 2:52 PM on July 20 [1 favorite]


I love everyone in this bar but especially Tati.

The J-Lo dress and extensions to the Jackie O look - fantastic. Also, I loved the explanation to why Tati is Tati - I want to rewatch the series to see if what she says makes any more sense.

I'm glad that Andrés got to experience the most important part of being featured in an arranged marriage: having a trusted confidante give you advice while cinching up your corset.

Also, I enjoyed the fake-out with the adoption story and the Juan Carlos story. Though there are still so many questions - Why does Andres have a demon? Who was Gregoria Santos #8? Will Úrsula be able to fend off major network pressure to become a traditionally beautiful and emotionally vacant Gregoria Santos #9?

We better get another season of this.
posted by dinty_moore at 5:07 PM on July 20 [6 favorites]


I'm glad that these threads exist - watching this show has been such a surreal experience, if we don't get additional seasons I think I'd eventually feel like I'd hallucinated the whole thing.

So, is there some telenovela convention that explains why Andrés' parents' faces were always obscured from the camera? Or was it just a running joke for the sake of a running joke?
posted by oh yeah! at 9:18 AM on July 21


God I just love this show so much. Down to the Michel Gondry-esque dream sequence at the end, it was all just so fucking wholesome and beautiful and funny and I can never get enough of that stuff.
posted by bleep at 10:05 AM on July 21 [3 favorites]


I loved how Juan Carlos showed genuine affection for Tati after the wedding and hope they'll be very happy together. Cake now is better than cake later.

I need more of this show like Insomnia Patient One needs the horror that Los Espookys create. For people who need it.
posted by asperity at 8:50 AM on July 22 [7 favorites]


So, is there some telenovela convention that explains why Andrés' parents' faces were always obscured from the camera? Or was it just a running joke for the sake of a running joke

I don't know if it's strictly telenovela as much as 'heightened melodramatic visuals' (thinking on this, I more associate it with anime). I can't pinpoint a specific reference, but if you want to brave TV tropes, it's a version of the faceless.
posted by dinty_moore at 9:23 AM on July 22 [1 favorite]


We better get another season of this.

Right? I’m low key anxious they haven’t already announced season 2.
posted by schadenfrau at 3:05 PM on July 22


Need more Water Demon in your life?* Check out Mermaid Intern, a 2013 short starring nonbinary performer Spike Einbinder as an intern from the ocean trying to make it at a lousy desk job, with supporting appearances from Julio Torres and US Ambassador Greta Titelman.

* Of course you do, you're supposed to be getting eight glasses a day.
posted by roger ackroyd at 4:16 PM on July 23 [3 favorites]


Atención: news from the Espookyverse: 'Los Espookys' Renewed for Season 2
posted by roger ackroyd at 7:56 PM on July 24 [10 favorites]


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