I haven’t been paying attention to this show. Mostly because I don’t want to get my hopes up that the US Bravo audience will watch a show set in a foreign country. Some of the best Bravo shows ever, Tour Guide, Ladies of London, even the Australian housewives series were unable to maintain an audience. So I have been trying not to like this show that much. Today, I watched a trailer and I am hooked. And preparing for the heartbreak of cancellation because you guys are why we can’t have nice things. I did have a bit of concern when one of my Bravo sources mentioned that one of the women on the show aspires to be the next Golnesa Gharachedaghi. I love me some GG but one is enough. Just do you, boo. Here is what you need to know.
Bravo jets off to the cultural mecca of Latin America for Mexican dynasties. Full of the unexpected – fashion, unique restaurants, and museums aplenty – Mexico City is a tastemaker’s dream. Three family dynasties the Allendes, the Bessudos and the Madrazos earned their fortunes in the entertainment, beverage and luxury car industries, respectively. Viewers get a glimpse into the multilayered, complex culture found in Mexico. The families are connected through a string of decades-old personal and professional relationships. With Mexico City and all of its offerings in the palms of their hands, they challenge stereotypes, raise a few eyebrows and proudly showcase their over-the-top lifestyles. And in a world where the bonds of family know no bounds, they prove that blood is always thicker than tequila.
The Allendes, the Bessudos and the Madrazos perfectly embody the hallmarks of their Mexican culture. Family is at the root of all their successful pursuits, but a bond this tight breeds both exhilarating highs and challenging lows.
Megastar and eighties heart-throb, Fernando Allende, and his devoted wife of 30 years, Mari Allende have two sons who are at odds. They struggle to cope with the fact that their sons Elan and Adan Allende are not as close as they once were. Elan and his wife Jenny Allende are busy raising their two young children and flourishing in their music careers. Adan is left to make a name for himself in the industry solo. While the brothers vie to fill their famous father’s shoes, tensions between Mari and her outspoken daughter-in-law also escalate.
Public Relations maven Doris Bessudo struggles after she makes a temporary move from Beverly Hills to Mexico City. She is there to help her mother, famed fashion critic Raquel Bessudo, pick up the pieces following the death of the family patriarch. As Doris and Raquel adjust to living under the same roof, the mother-daughter duo quickly clash over their shared space. Doris realizes that leaving behind her Beverly Hills community including her cousin Mauricio Umansky and his wife Kyle Richards, is not as easy as she thought. When Adan turns to Doris for advice on his road to superstardom, conflicting opinions from his parents lead to a tug-of-war between the two families.
Siblings Oscar and Paulina Madrazo find themselves at a crossroad in their intertwined lives. The two do everything together from co-parenting each other’s children, to co-hosting their TV show “Qué Madrazo.” The sibling “soul mates” share a zest for life and a bond that might just be a little too close for comfort. When divorcée Paulina begins dating an old friend, Oscar is forced to explore his own independence. Paulina pushes him to dip his toes back into the dating pool. Each of the dynasties work through emotional journeys, as a family. But, they adhere to the one guiding principle that unites them all: The party must go on.
Mexican Dynasties premieres Tuesday, February 26 at 10pm ET/PT.