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Hamster. Gentleman adventurer. ([personal profile] benedict) wrote in [community profile] yuletide2017-09-13 06:02 pm

Praise! Your! Fandoms! Get others interested!

Hey, everyone! It's Praise Your Fandom time!

Get people into your canon! Tell them what's awesome about it!

Tell them where to find it!

Tell them ALL ABOUT IT!

Please use this format:

<b>Fandom/Canon Name:</b>
<b>What's awesome about it:</b>
<b>Where to find:</b>

Thank you and have a great yuletide!

(ALSO: Please feel free to ask for specific recs too! Like post a thread going 'hey I'm looking for canons with bisexual leads' or something!)
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[personal profile] sailor 2017-09-14 05:03 am (UTC)(link)
Fandom/Canon Name: Club de Cuervos (TV)

What's awesome about it: Do you like family dramas with brother-sister power dynamics? Do you like soccer — or at least like the concept of a team trying to overcome the odds together? Do you dig ensemble dramadies? Do you love flashy, rude yet lovable boys who define their sexuality as men, women and robots? Do you wish your shows had 150% more no mames güey? Have I got a show for you!

Club de Cuervos, the first Spanish-language Netflix original, opens with the death of a Liga Mx soccer club owner and Iglesias family patriarch. Ownership is given to his son Chava, a ridiculous and obnoxious egomaniac who doesn't know shit about running a club and only wants to be famous — but it should have gone to his daughter Isabel, who's worked her whole life to take over the Cuervos. Isabel vows to take control of the Cuervos from Chava, and things unfold from there.

Chava and Isabel (and the rest of the Iglesias family) are the heart of the show, but there's also a whole cast of enormously endearing secondary characters. Chava's assistant Hugo Sánchez lives to do everything for his boss, Isabel's husband Rafa struggles with retiring from the team while they're in decline, aforementioned pansexual superstar Aitor explodes onto the scene mid-season one and the show immediately gets infinitely more amazing, Mary Luz is the mysterious and complicated lover of the Iglesias patriarch at the time of his death. The rest of the Cuervos? Incredible. Moi is the captain who goes through hell in season one, Potro is the cocky but insecure striker, Tony is the young upstart trying to fit into the team, on and on. There are so many characters and they're all so wonderful to watch.

Club de Cuervos bills itself as a comedy-drama, and when I first got into it years ago I was expecting it to be ridiculous fun, and any emotional punches it pulled would be more telenovela-esque than anything else. But the show has an extraordinary amount of heart to it and sometimes it gets real deep. I've cried real tears and laughed myself sick during a single episode of this show. I've also come out of it with like, 83840938 ships and very little fic, so! Join me and let's rectify that together! :D

Where to find: Season 1 and Season 2 are currently on Netflix! Season 3 will be put up on 9/29.
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[personal profile] kutsutsu 2017-09-14 07:09 am (UTC)(link)
Thanks for the reminder, I watched a few episodes of this a while back and should watch some more! It was pretty entertaining.
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[personal profile] sailor 2017-09-15 05:14 am (UTC)(link)
Yayyy! I hope you enjoy the rest of it :D