Alternatino With Arturo Castro: Season 1 (2018 - 2019)


Season 1
Alternatino With Arturo Castro

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Though its ambitious attempts to tackle tricky subject matter don't always land, Alternatino proves a perfect showcase for Arturo Castro's impressive range of comedic talents.

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Critic Ratings: 15

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User Ratings: 9

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Episodes

Air date: Jun 18, 2019

Arturo dates a woman obsessed with his Latino-ness, a father struggles to have the sex talk with his woke son, and the Guatemalan tourism industry tries a new tactic.

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Air date: Jun 25, 2019

Arturo learns the art of the conversational pivot, a new "Fifty Shades of Grey" movie ups the kink factor, and Che Guevara time travels to 2019.

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Air date: Jul 2, 2019

A pitcher takes his visualization technique too far, a Latin American summit go off the rails, and Arturo's aunts visit to help him through a breakup.

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Air date: Jul 9, 2019

A terminally ill child makes an unconventional wish; a man's mother and his fiancée face off over tamales; and Arturo encounters a serious obstacle in his new relationship.

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Air date: Jul 16, 2019

A man struggles with his apology to a colleague; Pitbull comes to a troubling realization; and Arturo considers a problematic film role.

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Air date: Jul 23, 2019

A new member threatens Arturo's role on his soccer team; an action star takes a hands-on approach, and drama erupts behind the scenes of "The Carmen Miranda Show."

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Air date: Jul 30, 2019

Arturo makes a grave miscalculation in his new relationship, a general gets distracted from his mission, and some recent immigrants learn the hard truth about America.

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Air date: Aug 6, 2019

Arturo feels conflicted about getting help from a neighbor, an ayahuasca ceremony goes off the rails, and things get complicated for two warriors in a fantastical realm.

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Air date: Aug 13, 2019

Arturo plans his niece's quinceañera.

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Air date: Aug 20, 2019

Arturo is troubled by an offhand comment; Netflix is going through an emergency; an FBI sting goes south.

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Tv Season Info

In this sketch series, Arturo Castro attempts to navigate life as a Latin millennial in the U.S. Satirizing everything from modern dating to American culture to politics, Alternatino brings a fresh point of view to the Latinx experience.

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Critic Reviews for Alternatino With Arturo Castro Season 1

All Critics (15) | Top Critics (9)

Castro's charisma and range go a long way.

Jun 18, 2019 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
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The host may not be as versatile as Jordan Peele and Keegan-Michael Key, but his sketch ideas... make up for his limited arsenal of impersonations.

Jun 17, 2019 | Full Review…

[Arturo Castro] takes what he's learned navigating life as a Latin millennial in the U.S. -- and then adds in robots, dad energy and border patrol officers, to hilarious effect.

Apr 20, 2020 | Full Review…

The series demonstrates the usual season one unevenness, but [Arturo] Castro's strongest sketches are the ones where he grasps acts of cultural appropriation, racism and bias by the horns and gives them a good shake.

Jul 22, 2019 | Full Review…

In "Alternatino," Castro's finely tuned and wide-ranging sense of humor is on full display.

Jul 15, 2019 | Full Review…

Ugly topics like this are, arguably, the ones that comedy should be taking on, but when the bits don't work it's rough. When they do click, however, there's a satisfying jolt.

Jul 2, 2019 | Full Review…

Alternatino isn't yet as sharp as Key & Peele or Inside Amy Schumer, but it's on the right track in its first season.

Dec 3, 2019 | Full Review…

Arturo Castro's hilarious sketch comedy mixes the personal and the political, this week including an opening spoof on immigration and a bit where a climate change trade agreement dissolves among a not-so-United Latin Nations.

Jul 2, 2019 | Full Review…

Sharp satire, some language in hilarious Latinx sketch show.

Jun 26, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Overall, Alternatino with Arturo Castro is a worthy summer watch.

Jun 25, 2019 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

All around personable in his performance, Castro seems more comfortable in sketch-land than the plotlines. His comedic performance never disappoints, ranging from good to great.

Jun 18, 2019 | Rating: 8/10 | Full Review…

A funny, fresh comedy half-hour, "Alternatino" offers some welcome laughs amid the drama-heavy diet of summer TV.

Jun 12, 2019 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Alternatino With Arturo Castro: Season 1

  • Feb 16, 2020
    Worthy successor to Key & Peele.
  • Nov 23, 2019
    Best comedy sketch series I've watched in a very long time. Arturo is super charismatic and the humor is light-hearted, even though it often dwells on tricky subjects. I really enjoyed this first season.
  • Oct 06, 2019
    This show is so bad and not funny at all.
  • Sep 07, 2019
    Latin Chappelle show.
  • Aug 22, 2019
    Brilliant! Haven't seen smart comedy like this in years.
  • Jul 12, 2019
    The first episode is absolutely hilarious all the way through. Subsequent episodes have their moments, but are not consistently funny. I still like this show.
  • Jul 03, 2019
    Typical, High RT ratings = boring/bad. Its not funny, badly written and totally underwhelming. It always feels like there are onto something funny only to fall flat down into lame land. Waste of time

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