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11 GIFs That Perfectly Explain What Happens When You Watch TV With A Latina Mom

You tell yourself it’ll be fine, that just because last time was a disaster doesn’t mean this time has to be. That’s right. You’re about to watch TV with your Latina mom.

No matter how many times you tell yourself you’ll never watch TV with her again, you always find yourself back on the couch, hiding your face behind your hands. It’s fine, it happens. We won’t judge you! We’ll just commiserate. Here are 11 GIFs that perfectly describe what it’s like to watch TV with a Latina mom:

1. She insists on listening with the volume at full blast.

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It’s never loud enough, and she can never hear.

2. She yells at anyone who walks in the room during the show.

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You’re humiliated for your brother and papi and the family dog, but honestly, THEY SHOULD KNOW BETTER THAN TO WALK INTO A WAR ZONE.

3. She basically repeats every single thing you’ve literally just seen.

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You have to constantly say, “MA! You know I’m watching the same thing, right?” And so then she directs her yelling at you.

4. She gets mad at you for talking during the commercial breaks.

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It shouldn’t matter because they are COMMERCIAL BREAKS, but to your mother, you’re still disrupting “el show.”

5. She talks about the characters as if they’re real people.

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No matter how many times you try to reason with your mother and explain that they aren’t real people, she refuses to listen.

6. She pauses every five minutes to go to the bathroom and acts like it’s not a big deal.

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Take a deep breath. Relax. Try not to flip out on your mother because WHO IN THE WORLD HAS TO PEE EVERY FIVE MINUTES?!

7. She asks you for an IMDb rundown of every single actor that pops up.

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You try so hard to be patient and answer every question, but when your mom makes a big deal about the actor playing “silent background due #2,” it takes everything inside of you to not flip your lid.

8. There are times she asks you to recap the entire plot. Again. And again.

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“Why is that man holding a gun?” “Y esa mujer, who is she?” “What show is this?” MOM!

9. Sometimes you find out she’s been watching episodes without you, even though she INSISTS you watch together.

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HOW. DARE. SHE.

10. …And because she’s ahead, she then SPOILS the episode for you.

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But, if you’re being honest, watching TV with your mom is kind of the best. Although you’ll never admit it because you’ll never hear the end of it. Ever.

Plus, eventually…

11. You realize you’re doing ALL THE SAME THINGS your mom does.

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Can’t even try to fight it. We all turn into our moms, yelling at the TV and asking you to summarize the entire plot every 10 seconds.


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Do you watch TV with your mom? Tell us: HOW DO YOU SURVIVE IT?!

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Selena’s Family Says They’re Ready For The Grammys And They’ll Accept The Award For Her

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Selena’s Family Says They’re Ready For The Grammys And They’ll Accept The Award For Her

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Recently, it was announced that this year’s Grammy Awards were postponed until March thanks to the Coronavirus pandemic. The news disappointed many Selena fans who were excited to see her posthumously awarded a lifetime achievement award.

However, her family has reiterated their intent to collect the award on Selena’s behalf, with her brother telling TMZ that they plan to make a family affair out of it.

Selena’s brother A.B. says the family is ready to accept her posthumous Grammy.

Selena’s older broth, A.B. Quintanilla recently spoke to TMZ about the family accepting Selena’s latest Grammy on her behalf. He said with the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Selena’s parents will most likely stay home and that he and his sister Suzette Quintanilla will be in attendance if there’s an in-person ceremony.

“Coming on the end of [the pandemic], I would say that it’s not safe for my mother and father,” A.B. said. “They probably would be staying in.”

The Academy recently announced that the award show would be a smaller, virtual event taking place in March. But that’s no issue according to A.B. He said that he’s got grand plans to turn his sister’s award into a family affair and that they’ve got their popcorn ready.

He also says it feels like Selena’s still here whenever she wins an award or sets new records, even though it’s been a quarter-century since she was murdered.

“It’s kind of bittersweet because she’s breaking these records and she’s doing wonderful things but unfortunately she’s not here,” he admits. “It’s strange how people in their mindset, and even with me sometimes, it feels like she is here…I’m just happy to have been a part of it and that people are still enjoying the beautiful art that made because those pieces that Selena made, in the music world, those are van Gogh’s.”

A.B. also spoke about Netflix’s Selena: The Series, which debuted last month.

He said the series sheds more light on how their family played a part in Selena’s success. A.B. was Selena’s primary producer and songwriter and Suzette was the drummer in her band.

It would be great to see the whole family [accept Selena’s award],” A.B. said. “As people are seeing in the series, this was a family effort. A lot of people are in shock going, ‘Whoa A.B.! We didn’t know you were the guy that wrote the hits and you wrote the music and you had so much pressure on you.’ I’m very grateful for the series and for people learning from the series.”

The Grammy will not be Selena’s first.

In 1994, she became the first female Tejano singer to win in the Best Mexican-American Album category. During her award acceptance speech, Selena thanked her family. Her brother and sister helped to write, produce, and also played instruments on the album. Selena’s father Abraham worked as her manager.

Selena was nominated after her first Grammy win in 1995 for her fourth studio album, Amor Prohibido. Though she did not win the award, was thankful to be thought of in such high regard. She told a reporter at the time, “Just to be around these artists who are considered to be heavyweights is an honor.”

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Here Are The Shows And Movies We Couldn’t Get Enough Of In 2020

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Here Are The Shows And Movies We Couldn’t Get Enough Of In 2020

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This year has been a great time to get intimately acquainted with your apartment and home. It was also a time to get very familiar with what there is to watch on your streaming platforms. Here’s what we spent the year of quarantine binge watching.

“The Queen’s Gambit”

“The Queen’s Gambit” was one of the most popular shows of the year. The limited series was all about chess and a young woman’s journey to become the best in the world. She learns while in an orphanage and eventually starts to become a mastermind of chess. The show has brought a lot of attention to chess and more people than ever are interested in the board game. Anya Taylor-Joy as the main character is one of the best performances of the year.

“The Mandalorian”

“The Mandalorian” is the Star Wars show that everyone can’t stop talking about. Pedro Pascal brings the Latino essence to the show without even knowing it. The Star Wars universe is never-ending and this show proves that the fans will show up whenever there is anything Star Wars.

“Los Espookys”

The HBO series is giving you all of the dry, senseless humor you can stand. It is worth watching the show just to get some much needed laughs after this dumpster fire of a year. Let yourself be lost in the hilarity that is Julio Torres.

“Pose”

Afro-Latino queer ballroom culture takes center stage in the FX original show “Pose.” So much of queer culture is thanks to queer people of color and this show honors them. It is one of the best queer shows to ever hit a streaming platform and will open your eyes to a part of the queer community that is often ignored and overlooked.

“Happiest Season”

Another brilliant queer production, “Happiest Season” is all about lesbian love and coming out of the closet. Aubrey Plaza, while not a leading character, plays an important role in helping Abby and Harper’s relationship move to the next level. Harper is left trying to decide if it is worth coming out to her family during the holidays and the result is everything you hoped for.

“The Expanding Universe of Ashley Garcia”

“The Expanding Universe of Ashley Garcia” a young robotics genius is living her teenage life with all of the awkward moments you would expect. The show was definitely a sleeper but it makes the list because of the wonderful representation. It isn’t often that you see young Latinas in tech or robotics in media. It’s worth a watch just to fill you with all kinds of good feels.

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