Parents' Guide to

El Rey, Vicente Fernández

By Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Mexican music legend biopic has drinking, smoking, violence.

TV Netflix Drama 2022

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age 14+

Based on 4 parent reviews

age 17+

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The storyline was great until Episode 13 “Enemies”, they threw in a scene of two scheming men in bed (no, not in the act). This scene was not necessary but it did explain the TV-MA rating. I tried to Google in advance why the show was rated TV-MA, in search of any raunchy or overkill scenes and this was not in any of the reviews.
age 18+
This movie has the worst actors. I almost feel embarrassed for the real Vicente Fernández. None of the actors that sing are able to sing sing painful to watch. I’m 55 years old and I’m very familiar with many of the events in Mexican singers and there seems to be much made up events and feel that they are made to to feet the times we currently live. Maybe the regular Anglo can be genuinely entertained as fir me I’m constantly fact checking it’s not a truly genuine story of his life.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (4 ):
Kids say (1 ):

This thirty-six episode Mexican series is a long, stylized, and entertaining interpretation of how Vicente Fernández became the king of traditional ranchera music. Despite the shifting back and forth between the three main phases of his early career in each episode, it still delivers a well-developed story that is easy to follow. Also impressive are the singing performances by the three actors who play him. But most of the controversies surrounding Fernández, who died in December 2021, are not addressed here because they arose after the time period featured. Instead, it focuses on solidifying his place as a Mexican entertainment legend. If you're not a fan of the singer, you probably won't find it very appealing. But if you are, El Rey, Vicente Fernández is a series worth the commitment.

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