Somehow, Disney has a knack for turning family movies into light-hearted teen movies. In their Argentinian original interleaving, a teenager finds a bracelet that takes her back to 1994 so she can figure out why her mother and grandmother no longer talk to each other. Fun, right? Read on to know more…
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Opening scene: Late at night, a teenage girl with headphones in her ear plays a song from the soundtrack called Wear for successand imagine her as the performer of it.
Gist: When Allegra Sharp (Carolina Domenech) imagines that the crowd is chanting her name, her mother, Caterina (Clara Alonso), interrupts her. Not only is it 4 a.m. and she’s making a fuss, but Caterina doesn’t understand why Allegra dreamed of musical theater when she was in school and her responsibilities at their bookstore.
Allegra, even more adamant, forged her mother’s signature on a permit; this will allow her to try her hand at a play produced by Eleven O’Clock Theater Company Freaky Friday. It’s the same work that her grandmother Cocó (Elena Roger) directed a few decades ago. However, Caterina doesn’t even want Allegra to mention her grandmother’s name to her, and she won’t tell Allegra why she and her mother broke up, before Allegra was born.
She enlists her friend Félix (Kevsho) to delay her mother the next morning while she sneaks out to audition. This is her first audition, and she’s about to finish it, impressing both Greta (Paula Morales), the tough director, and theater director Diego (Benjamín Amadeo). But when Caterina found out where Allegra was, she barged in and dragged her out of the audition; Allegra seemed a bit surprised that Greta and Diego knew her well.
As they argued about it on their way home, their car crashed into an intersection, and Caterina was lying unconscious in the hospital. Allegra calls Cocó, and meets her for the first time in the hospital; they returned to the house where Cocó had raised her daughter, decrying that “so much has changed.” When a frustrated Allegra threw her ballet statue against the wall, she saw a flash of light coming from the hole.
On the wall was a box containing a bracelet. When she put the bracelet on, she suddenly lifted it up, then disappeared. She finds herself in the same house, but a dazzling radio station tells her it’s 1994. She sees her mother (Manuela Menéndez), now the same age as her. Young Caterina still has issues with Cocó, and she’s trying to have a writing career, but she’s also producing. Freaky Friday Her mother directs. She and a young man Greta (Tatu Glikman) are competing for the lead role, and she is dating young Diego (Manuel Ramos). There is also Marco, Greta’s (José Giménez Zapiola) boyfriend, who caught her eye that day.
What shows will it remind you of? Scroll bar and Back to the future, for teenagers, made in Argentina.
Our Take: The story of interleaving (original title: Entrelazados) is designed to go back and forth from 1994 to the present. While we don’t see Allegra return to 2021 in the first episode, we do know that this is not a situation like this. Back to the future, where she would stay put and then go back to her present life and see what changed.
It looks like Allegra will be dealing with the situation for both time periods, trying to get her mom and grandma on the same page in the present while befriending the teenage version of her mother in 1994. was an interesting way for the story to be told, because all Allegra wanted to do was get her mother and grandmother back together, and find out the reason why the two of them stopped talking to each other. each other from the start.
Will there be a lot of ’90s nostalgia on the show? Probably. We listened to Ace of Base’s “The Sign” and other ’90s pop tunes, and of course there were a lot of discs and cassettes and no one brought a cell phone. But it looks like we’ll see Allegra handle the healing of relationships differently than wallowing in the minutiae of the ’90s, and that’s fine with us.
What we wonder is: How will Allegra’s actions in 1994 affect her life in 2021? It’s not just her trying to keep the rift between Caterina and Cocó from happening, but what else would it be? Will the show’s writers consider the “butterfly effect” in Allegra’s time travel? Or because the show is a light-hearted teen drama, will they completely ignore it? We’re not sure how we care; The characters are compelling enough – both in the adult and teen versions – to keep us interested in this story even if the current history hasn’t changed that much.
What age group is this for?: We are pretty sure that kids 8 years old and up will enjoy Interwoven with each other.
Farewell shot: Allegra came to Caterina’s aid when Caterina flipped her ankle while practicing dancing. Cocó told her that she did not have to be crucified. Allegra came to hug the younger version of her mother, and Caterina was understandably startled. “Who are you?” she asked.
Sleeper Star: Elena Roger as Cocó regal, and her modern day makeup looks pretty.
Most Pilot-y routes: Allegra asks Félix to try to control a modern-day Ferris Bueller, with recordings he has to play to convince Caterina that she’s still in her room. They were all on his phone, but he messed it up. Ferris had to use the cassette deck and the technology of the 1980s, and he made it work.
Our call: INSTRUCTIONS IT. interleaving is a light-hearted and entertaining teen comedy that captures relationships – in both time periods – rather than relying on nostalgia.
Joel Keller (@joelkeller) writes about food, entertainment, parenting, and technology, but he’s not kidding: he’s a TV junkie. His writing has appeared in the New York Times, Slate, Salon, RollingStone.com, VanityFair.com, Fast Company and others.
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