- Network: Comedy Central
- Series Premiere Date: Jun 18, 2019
Review this tv show
Sep 10, 2019Very creative comedy that uses a running theme through vignettes throughout the show. The are smaller skits interspersed among the vignettes. It also provides a nice window into how Latin culture intertwines into the mainstream. If you have “On Demand” run episode 1. The first skit will hook you.
The quality and the pacing vary—and the political satire, especially, walks a tricky line, as with an ad for ice that boasts free-range children instead of ones in cages. Ugly topics like this are, arguably, the ones that comedy should be taking on, but when the bits don’t work it’s rough. When they do click, however, there’s a satisfying jolt.
This series is acceptable-but-unremarkable, the occasional perceptive or funny bit lost amid the inoffensively stale or inevitably dated. Watching all 21 minutes of any Alternatino episode won't cause any real pain or irritation, but your life would be lived more efficiently by waiting and checking out whichever clip or two Comedy Central decides it hopes to see go viral each week.
After watching a few episodes, Castro’s sense of humor starts to become a little too predictable. Mid-way through, you can feel the team straining to subvert expectations. Thankfully, Castro’s charisma and range go a long way.