Alternatino With Arturo Castro: Season 1 Reviews

July 22, 2019
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.
July 15, 2019
In "Alternatino," Castro's finely tuned and wide-ranging sense of humor is on full display.
July 3, 2019
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.
June 19, 2019
Alternatino makes a great first impression, and it's just getting warmed up.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
June 18, 2019
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.
June 18, 2019
Castro's charisma and range go a long way.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
July 3, 2019
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.
June 27, 2019
Sharp satire, some language in hilarious Latinx sketch show.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
June 25, 2019
Overall, Alternatino with Arturo Castro is a worthy summer watch.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
June 18, 2019
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
June 12, 2019
A funny, fresh comedy half-hour, "Alternatino" offers some welcome laughs amid the drama-heavy diet of summer TV.
June 18, 2019
With his new Comedy's Central sketch show "Alternatino," Arturo Castro has the rare opportunity to tell his own story and skewer the inevitably cringe-inducing perceptions of it, and he seizes it with palpable gusto.
June 17, 2019
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.