A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
It highlights the many challenges and successes Vicente Fernández had to overcome in order to become an international star. Themes range from marriage and family, to learning how to cope with the demands of a professional music career.
Positive Role Models
Fernández is portrayed as some extremely likable, but often naive when it comes to navigating the business. His wife Cuquita is supportive of him, even when he can't always support her.
It's a Mexican series, and features a range of Mexican people from various regions of the country.
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Violence & Scariness
Some violent moments, including beatings (occasionally bloody wounds are visible), drag racing, and other rough situations.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
There's some sexual content, including adults lying in bed together. Conversations about infidelity and pregnancy are had in some episodes.
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There's some strong curses in Spanish throughout (most are translated into English), including "s--t."
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Products & Purchases
Popular songs and albums by Vicente Fernández are featured.
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Drinking and cigarette smoking visible throughout. A character has a serious drinking problem and drunken behavior is visible.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that El Rey, Vicente Fernández is a dramatic Mexican series based on the life of legendary Mexican singer Vicente Fernández. There's lots of cursing, as well as some violent moments featuring people getting beaten. There's also some sexual content, including plots relating to pregnancies and infidelity. Drinking and drunken behavior are often present, and cigarette smoking is commonplace. Popular songs sung by Fernández and others are performed throughout.
Is It Any Good?
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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