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

Season 1
Alternatino With Arturo Castro

Critics Consensus

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.



Critic Ratings: 13


Audience Score

User Ratings: 6
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Air date: Jun 18, 2019
Air date: Jun 25, 2019
Air date: Jul 2, 2019
Air date: Jul 9, 2019
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Air date: Jul 23, 2019
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Air date: Aug 6, 2019
Air date: Aug 13, 2019
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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 (13) | Top Critics (8)

Castro's charisma and range go a long way.

Jun 18, 2019 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
Top Critic

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'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…

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 makes a great first impression, and it's just getting warmed up.

Jun 19, 2019 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
Top Critic

For me, this initially marks the rare Comedy Central sketch showcase that doesn't do justice to its central star, but perhaps if you tune in, it will be emboldened to take more - or, really, any - risks in a second season.

Jun 18, 2019 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Alternatino With Arturo Castro: Season 1

  • 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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