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This Netflix Telenovela Is Taking Over Social Media With A Challenge Tied To One Of The Characters

Netflix’s Mexican comedy-drama series, “La casa de las flores,” is bringing family dysfunction to a whole other level. The 13-episode series, which premiered earlier this month globally, starts out with the series narrator, Roberta, hanging herself at the flower shop owned by the de la Mora family. From there, the drama, one-liners and secrets bloom in a family where nothing is as it seems.

Fans of the show in Mexico and the U.S. are begging you not to sleep on this television show.

It is finally a novela you can binge and not have to wait for the new episodes to air. Goodbye cliff hangers.

People are discovering the majesty that is “La casa de las flores.”

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People are already comparing it to some of the best shows in American pop culture.

The show eschews traditional tired telenovela stereotypes and plot lines in favor of fresh scenarios modern families have to deal with. Things like deleting your sister off the WhatsApp group after an argument, a son coming out to his family at dinner while visualizing a cabaret scene of Thalia’s “A quien le importa” and getting a dog to mend an argument with your partner.—as well as some D-R-A-M-A we hope your familias don’t have to go through (a dead mistress, finding out you have a half-sister from your father’s affair, etc.)

The mastermind behind the show is 33-year-old Manolo Caro.

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Now he is a triple-threat creator, executive producer and director of “La casa de las Flores” on Netflix and he is rightfully proud of it.

An architect by education, Caro now designs and constructs masterful scenes that leave his audiences going “No pos wow.” Following the box office success of his first feature film, the cheekily named “No sé si cortarme las venas o dejarmelas largas¨ (translation: I Don’t Know Whether to Slit My Veins or Leave Them Long), Caro continued to make a name for himself with his films.

Oh, did we mention that Verónica Castro called off her retirement exclusively for this show.

Castro plays Virginia de La Mora, the matriarch of the de la Mora family, a chic and stealthy business woman who likes to keep up with appearances. Think Kris Kardashian but someone you would like to sit and talk with over cafe de la olla and pan dulce. This is Castro’s first series role since 2009.

Meet Paulina de la Mora, who a-nun-ci-ates ev-e-ry syllable.

Paulina de la Mora is the eldest, straight-laced sibling of the de la Mora familia, portrayed by Cecilia Suárez. Her peculiar form of speech has caught the attention of the fans who can’t get enough of it.

Her pregnant pauses has sparked a #PaulinadelaMoraChallenge on las redes.

Who else really wants to make one of these videos? They seem easy enough.

Suárez even joined in on the challenge herself, showing that she can be a good sport.

Netflix may have put in a clause that barred Suárez from speaking as Paulina during appearances but does that stop her from participating in a viral challenge? One can only assume even Netflix would like the publicity despite trying to control how an actor speaks in public.

Paulina’s smart comebacks and personality quirks are gaining loyal fans.

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Paulina is arguably the fan favorite.

But, honestly, can you even blame them?

The rest of the cast includes the lineage of Mexican film and TV dynasties.

Dario Yazbek Bernal, who plays Julián de la Mora, is Gael García Bernal’s half brother, while Eugenio Derbez’s daughter Aislinn Derbez plays Elena de la Mora.

Spanish actor Paco Leon makes a special appearance as Paulina’s ex husband, who is transgender.

We told you there were lots of secrets in this family. Stay with us.

Fans are already eager to start streaming season 2.

The verdict is still out on whether Mexico’s most famous flower shop will be returning for a sophomore season, but it seems it will do so without its matriarch, according to Forbes Mexico. In the meantime, you can still enjoy Virginia’s best phrases on the IG stories on the official Casa de las Flores Insta account.


READ: Remake Of Classic Television Show Means More Latinos On Netflix

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A New ‘Coco’ Short Film Called ‘A Day in the Life of the Dead’ Has Just Premiered on Disney+

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A New ‘Coco’ Short Film Called ‘A Day in the Life of the Dead’ Has Just Premiered on Disney+

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We have exciting news for die-hard fans of the beloved Pixar movie, “Coco”. Disney+ has just premiered an adorable short film that gives audiences a glimpse into the “average day in the afterlife” in the Land of the Dead.

The 2-minute film is called “A Day in the Life of the Dead” and features various calacas going about the daily lives.

The short film is part of a series called “Pixar Popcorn” that started streaming on Friday. The series will feature a variety of short films inspired by different Pixar movies, including “Toy Story”, “Finding Nemo,” “The Incredibles”, and of course (and most importantly)…”Coco”.

“A Day in the Life of the Dead” is as beautifully animated as the 2017 film is.

The 2-minute film is animated with the same lush, vibrant colors of the original film and rendered with Pixar’s signature creative vision of the Land of the Dead.

And to make things more exciting, the movie is littered with cameos from fan-favorite characters like Mamá Imelda, Héctor, and the jaw-dropping arrivals agent.

In fact, one of the funniest vignettes is when the arrivals agent repeatedly loses his jaw bone, including when he tries to take an (unsuccessful) bite of cortadillo.

In other parts of the short film, we watch calacas riding a tandem bike, exercising, playing with cute animals, and attempting to keep their heads on straight–literally.

But of course, most of the humor of the short film comes from the inherent comedy of skeletons try to accomplish daily tasks when their bodies keep falling apart.

But “A Day in the Life of the Dead” isn’t the only Pixar short film that’s part of the “Pixar Popcorn” series. There’s tons of cute shorts that will keep you or the little kid in your life entertained for a while.

The series also features the short films “Dancing With the Cars”, “Soul of the City”, “Chore Day: The Incredibles Way”, “Dory Finding”, and “To Fitness and Beyond”, and more. There are eleven short films all together–the perfect amount to binge in one sitting!

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Reports Of A New Series Depicting The Life Of Frida Kahlo Has The Internet Asking All Sorts Of Questions

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Reports Of A New Series Depicting The Life Of Frida Kahlo Has The Internet Asking All Sorts Of Questions

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There are few people in this world that are as iconic as Frida Kahlo. She’s captured the minds and imaginations of generations of people from all over the world. We’ve seen her story told before, including on the big screen, but fans have long awaited a Netflix rendition of the artists unique story and now it seem like we may finally be getting what so many of us have wanted for so long.

The Frida Kahlo Corporation is developing a TV drama series based on the artist’s storied life.

Acording to a report by Deadline, the Frida Kahlo Corporation is working with a media company and famed Venezuelan composer and singer Carlos Baute to produce a drama series following the life of the iconic artist.

Frida Kahlo has inspired and influenced fans around the world and has had a major impact on the Latinx diaspora, the art world, feminism and culture as a whole. So, it seems that producers are pulling out all the stops to make sure they do right by the artist.

The series is being written by Latino talent, lead by Joel Novoa and Marilú Godinez. Novoa, who has worked on Arrow, Blood and Treasure and the feature film God’s Slave is attached to direct. The partnership will create a slate of content to celebrate the life of Frida Kahlo in different genres.

“The idea is to talk about what the books don’t,” said the writing duo in a joint statement. “The subtext behind each painting, the richness of Mexico’s 20th century and the revolution. Themes that are incredibly relevant at this unprecedented time.”

Carlos Dorado of the Frida Kahlo Corporation added, “Frida Kahlo corporation is always looking for talented people who know how to exalt the life of an icon like Frida Kahlo. In this case the professional team that has been formed is distinguished by its great professionalism, experience and most importantly the sensitivity to be able to approach a project as important and transcendental as Frida Kahlo. This high professional team will always have the support of Frida Kahlo Corporation.”

So when can we expect to see a series about one of the world’s greatest artists and feminist icons?

The team expects to start production of the series during the second half of 2021. A studio has already shown interest and the presentation of the project to the market is expected to occur in February.

“We are currently developing and writing the basis of the series and expect to be ready to present the project in the upcoming weeks,” the team said in a statement.

Also, why has it taken so long?!

Should the series find a studio and distributor, this would be the first drama series focusing on Kahlo in recent history. It’s been almost twenty years since her story was told on the big screen, when Salma Hayek portrayed the icon in the 2002 film Frida. That film went on to earn six Oscar nominations, winning for Best Makeup and Best Original Score. More recently, Kahlo was voiced by Natalia Cordova-Buckley in the Oscar-winning Pixar pic Coco. 

In addition to this, in 2019 it was announced that there would be an animated film about the painter.

But fans of the iconic feminist and artist have long hoped to see a TV series depicting her larger than life personality and role in shaping the world we live in today and it looks like we may finally get what we’ve asked for.

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