A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
It’s a story about a humble man who becomes associated with a Colombian drug lord out of no fault of his own, and the chaos that transpires as a result. Family is also a theme.
Positive Role Models
Juanquini loves his family more than anything. His children are often bratty and unappreciative. Nato is a drug lord but has a soft spot for the magician. The police don’t have a soft spot for anyone.
Violence & Scariness
Police raids happen, guns are fired, and people are sometimes threatened.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
Some episodes feature brief but intense sexual content, including skin-revealing bathing suits, sexy dancing, and some kissing and touching.
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Lots of Spanish curses (translated in the subtitles). Children are shown hurling insults at adults.
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Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Drinking (hard alcohol) is visible. Nato is a leader of a drug cartel.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that The Unremarkable Juanquini is a Colombian comedy series (with English subtitles) about an inept magician and his unwitting dealings with a drug cartel. It features lots of cursing, drinking (wine, hard liquor), and occasional sexual content. Pistols and machine guns appear, and are sometimes used. All of this is featured in a madcap, funny context, but may not be understood or appreciated by audiences unfamiliar with the culture and its comedic nuances.
Is It Any Good?
This Colombian series has tons of crazy moments as the un-extraordinary Juanquini and his family try to cope with the extraordinary situation in which they find themselves. The cat and mouse game between El Capi González and Nato creates endless opportunities for chaos. Meanwhile, Juanquini, who knows his life will never be the same, is also discovering more about who he is, and what his real talents are.
However, The Unremarkable Juanquini's over-the-top comedy style, which is popular in Latin and South America, doesn't always translate well to English speaking audiences. Chances are that stateside viewers who are unfamiliar with this type of humor will find it clumsy and poorly paced, making it difficult to zone in on the nuances that ultimately point to, and explain, Juanquini's strange transformation. But those familiar with comedian Antonio Sanint's work will get it, and enjoy it; while a few new fans may be willing to go along for the ride.
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