I feel like it has been a LIFETIME since the last episode of Mexican Dynasties. I look forward to this playful little show every week. So far, I haven’t had time to check the ratings but I really hope it is doing well! Let’s see what our friends south of the border have in store for us.
Does anyone else know about the South of The Border? It used to be, and hopefully still is this giant store I think just south of the border between North and South Carolina. Or just south of some state line. It was like a Stuckey’s if it wasn’t indeed a Stuckey’s and they sold all sorts of fake Mexican stuff and convenience store foods, and pecan logs and divinity. This has me thinking of pecan logs. I am on a healthy eating plan and it’s going well. But I suddenly think about the worst junk food in the world from time to time. I don’t really want it. But I keep thinking I do,
La Familia Madrazo
It’s Oscar Madrazo’s birthday, so of course his sister, Paulina, is headed over to his house first thing in the morning to wish him a Happy Birthday. Or course, she is bringing her two kids and a six-piece Mariachi band along on the short journey to his house. They blare him out of bed with Mexican Happy Birthday. Oscar loves it. It’s Oscar’s 49th birthday! I would have never guessed he seems very young.
Oscar is having an S&M party for his birthday. But first, he has to do his TV show, ¡Que Madrazo with his sister. Apparently, these two are the Donny and Marie of Mexico. I wonder if we get that show on Universo?
La Familia Allende
I love Fernando and Mari Allende. It is 1:30 pm and they are just now waking up and opening their curtains by remote control. They have only awakened because the maid is there with their coffee. Then their 27 year old son and the dog come to join them in bed. They are excited because their grandchildren are coming today! The kids were staying with their other grandparents in Florida so they could finish the school year.
We get an assortment of talking heads from all the Allendes making fun of Elan’s birth. Mari wanted a daughter and instead, out popped Elan covered in “hair.” They are all so funny!
The staff explains to us that the three Allendes who live in the penthouse full-time are up drinking and blaring music and banging on the drugs all night long. How are the grandkids going to get any sleep? The manage to drive Elan, Jenny and the kids out of the penthouse.
Mommy and Daddy take Adan shopping because he is sad about La Voz. But when he tells them that Doris Bessudo want so be his manager, Mari is not amused. Fernado asks if she has expertise in the music industry. It seems that didn’t cross Adan’s childlike mind. Mari tells Adan he needs to check Doris’s resumé.
La Familia Bessudo
Doris Bessudo takes her dog to get groomed. Adan Allende shows up to have a coffee with her while she waits. Just last week, Doris Bessudo was showing us how busy she is working as the mom, Raquel Bessudo’s manager. Or daughtager. Now she wants to be Adan’s publicist. This will not go over well with Mami and Papi Allende. Especially since Doris is trying to tell him that not doing La Voz was the wrong decision. Doris is dead wrong. Doris also represents other clients besides her mother. I think it would be great for Adan to have a manager who isn’t in the family. However, based on just La Voz, I’m not sure she knows enough about the music industry to be helpful.
The S&M Birthday Party
Class, today’s Spanish word of the day is “vibrador.” Can you guess what that means? Apparently, Adan had a crush on Jenny before she started dating his brother.
Off to the party! Of course, Oscar and Paulina are bringing their mother to the party! Why not? She’s a hoot! When Oscar was picked on at school, his mom and her sister arrived to pick him up armed with bats. That seemed to do the trick. His mom puts on a wrestler mask and sneaks up behind him with a bat during his talking head. Then she whispers to him, “I thought you were going to tell them about the gun.” I love this familia!
This party looks amazing. The gift from the Allendes is a giant black dildo. Apparently, they all chipped in and went to Mexican Spencers, I don’t think there are Spencers anymore but the old folks will get that comment.
Then we get a collection of talking heads. Everyone says Mari is the dominatrix of the group. These little bundles of talking heads are so much fun.
Over My Dead Body Will Doris Bessudo Manage My Son!
Then we come to the main event. It’s Mari Allende versus Doris Bessudo. My money is on Mari. Doris embellishes quite a bit of her conversation with Adan. While he did say that turning down La Voz might be the biggest mistake of his career so far, he did not say it was the biggest mistake of his life. Doris says she told him F the contract. No matter what the contract said, La Voz would catapult his career.
Mari is boiling mad. She points out the obvious. Mari asks what has happened to the career of the kids who have won since 2012? Nothing. The same is true for the US version. They have never created a star. It’s not because they don’t have the talent though. American Idol has made a lot of stars out of their contestants over the years. That is because CAA talent agency works with them and they control who gets what exposure in Hollywood. Dorit’s response is also correct when she say, “That’s because they weren’t managed properly.”
Oscar was hoping a guy he just met at a restaurant would come to his party. He calls late and says he is tired. Then he asked if Oscar had any coke. Poor Oscar. Back to the drawing board. Apparently, he got a one night stand out of it.
Who Is Supposed To Be Watching Adan?
In the last scene we see Adan Allende meeting with Doris Bessudo. She is asking for his demos. Really? Neither one of these people seems to know enough about the other to be signing a management contract. And yet, she offers him one. He at least has the sense to ask how much she takes as a percentage. She says 20%. Even Kris Jenner doesn’t take that much! The rate should be 10%. Adan says he is a grown man who can make his own decisions. So, Doris says she will prepare the contract. They shake on it. Mari is going to snatch Doris bald over this. Know that. Adan knows his mother is going to freak. He thinks it’s funny.
Next week: Things get heated at Casa Allende. Doris’s husband comes to town. Oscar tries to make a relationship with a Brazilian guy. Jenny and Elan are sick of having their successes ignored. They signed a major record deal and his parents are too busy wiping Adan’s butt to notice!