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Spanish TV Club Recap

Updated: Jan 15, 2023

In March, we “traveled to Mexico” to speak Spanish with Desenfrenadas on Netflix.





Who attended?

We had 14 people total who signed up for Spanish month, which was split into two groups. These attendees represented 4 different countries (Brazil, USA, Canada, Italy). There were both new attendees and experienced Language TV Club members. We also had a special guest host for the first group of week one, Renee from Local Lengua.





Topics/Themes:

We discussed a range of topics, some planned and some spontaneous, including:

  • Mexican slang, including qué pedo and valer verga

  • Classism and stereotypes in Mexico

  • The many gems of Oaxaca

  • Relationships and friendship

  • The modern role of parteras

  • Traditional drinks of Mexico

  • The positive and negative backgrounds of each character and how that has influenced who they have become




Personal review of the show:


Desenfrenadas is a show about 3 friends who meet a fourth friend in an unconventional way during their spontaneous road trip. The 4 friends then experience a variety of circumstances that lead them to learn a lot about who they are and how they fit into the world.


I enjoyed Desenfrenadas very much. There were highs and lows, drama and peace. I do wish that they had taken more time to play out some of the final scenes. It felt a bit rushed. There also does not seem to be a second season coming out, which leaves a lot of business not entirely wrapped up. I would be interested to see how these four ladies move on with their lives given the big changes they have just made.





What did members have to say?


“Even if the first couple episodes of a show are a little hard to follow, it'll get easier once you get familiar with the context of the show and the different characters' vocal patterns.”


“Loved the series, great choice! Can’t wait for future events.”


“Great choice of show; appreciated the female focus and the short episodes.”



Would you recommend the Language TV Club to others? 100% responded YES



If you’re feeling muy triste that you missed out on Spanish month, don’t fret. We’ll have another one later this year! Subscribe to stay updated about any changes and when future clubs are ready to book. Or check out the other languages we currently have available here.


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Michael Millar
Michael Millar
Apr 16, 2021

Lauren, you did an awesome job hosting the Spanish Club in March! The series had plenty of twists and turns and was interesting throughout in terms of character development and how each of the gals worked with challenging situations. We had the chance to learn a lot of Mexican slang, and also reflect on various contemporary cultural issues, both specific to Mexico and universal, as we practiced this amazing language.

Great job on making this wonderful group language study format possible, too! You can do something similar using a newspaper or magazine article, in terms of a weekly discussion group, but I think Netflix series episodes are more appealing and dynamic, and many may agree. Can't wait for French ne…

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Lauren Williams
Lauren Williams
Apr 16, 2021
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Gracias por participar Michael! And the great review 😊 Looking forward to French !

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Muchísimas gracias! I enjoyed hosting the first week! ❤️

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Lauren Williams
Lauren Williams
Apr 07, 2021
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Gracias a usted! We enjoyed having you 😊

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