Last night I received some amazing news!!
Seasons 1 and 2 of #ElSenorDeLosCielos from #Telemundo will be available on Netflix starting mañana, July 1!!
Whether you never saw it, or just want to relive those golden days all over again, you’ll have the opportunity!
We saw some of the best characters in Seasons 1 and 2, and maybe I’m looking back in a haze of nostalgia usually reserved for high-school reunions, but Seasons 1 and 2 were the “salad days,” whatever that phrase is supposed to mean.
Who can forget Chacorta Casillas, El Senor’s much loved brother, who wanted to make movies for art, entertainment, and money-laundering.
Suddenly every waiter in Sinaloa was a screenwriter and even his mother Dona Alba pitched a story to him every time she saw him.
Like his idol in the movie business David Geffen, who was too tough a businessman even for Chacorta, he attributed his success to getting into work an hour earlier than everyone else.
Chacorta had the disastrous decorating taste of every other Narco, and in his kitchen he had a recreation of the Manhattan skyline – LIFE SIZED.
Another great character was Chacorta’s second wife Matilde, my hero.
I LOVED Matilde.
She was not at all loyal and was a terrible singer, but only when she was drunk, which about 22 hours a day.
But she was funny and outrageous and stole every scene.
She signed her death warrant when she accidentally almost had her mother-in-law killed, and when she would insist on singing at every event.
What about the Roberto Tapia storyline in Season 2? The singer appeared in several episodes as himself, somehow laundering money for the Casillas family while on tour, and also while appearing as a judge and coach on La Voz Kids!
Then there was the guy I call “Tracksuit Guy,” because he always wore a tracksuit with a badge embroidered in the corner, like if Run-DMC had joined the Sheriff’s Department of Mayberry. His real name was El Cabo, and he was El Tijeras’ partner, and he loved La Monikita, as does every Narcotrafficante from Latin America.
But as much as he loved La Monikita, he loved his tracksuit more.
In Season 1, Tracksuit Guy and El Tijeras kidnapped Mrs El Señor and held her for ransom on the orders (I think) of El Don Chema.
Dona Alba was not an easy prisoner and towards the end of her time in captivity, Nit and Wit were begging to pay El Señor to take her back!!
Season 1 saw the rise of El Señor, the decline of El Patron del Mal “Pablo Escobar,” who you will see spent way too much time yelling at people on the phone, and Aurelio’s marraige to Ximena in all white: Him and Her.
You’ll see Don El Chema’s hiding place that was a cave on the outside, and Ceasar’s Palace a la 1982 inside, where he held LaRutilla for awhile, but it was not against her will.
She thought she was just on a very long date with Ernesto.
You’ll see El Senor’s famous full-metal make-out with Monica when he stabs her in the gut and twists the knife while they are kissing, ruining her dress, and her ovaries,forever.
You’ll see Aurelio and Monika’s wild 5-year honeymoon in the jungles of Colombia where they all had gigantic telephones and bigger beards, and everyone looked like 2nd Runner-Up in a Che Guevara Look-a-Like Contest.
All this and more!
So much more!!
Hours and hours of ENDLESS entertainment!
You don’t want to miss this chance!
Believe me, I’ve left out so much more- you’ve got to see this series for yourself!
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