This is the Biggest Problem Viewers Have With ‘Mexican Dynasties’

When Mexican Dynasties debuted on Bravo, viewers either loved or hated it. A number of fans saw the show for what it was: a peek at the elaborate lives of wealthy families living in Mexico City.

However, other viewers immediately pushed back at the show and called it unrealistic. Some said it did not represent true Mexican culture. According to Bravo, the show is about three families whose relationships go back for decades. “With both humor and heart, they challenge stereotypes, raise a few eyebrows and proudly showcase their over-the-top lifestyles.”

Oscar Madrazo, Adan Allende, Paulina Madrazo, Fernando Allende, Raquel Bessudo, Doris Bessudo, Mari Allende, Jenny Allende, Elan Allende | Getty Images

The show even opens with the narrative about how the country was an early adopter of gay marriage and that people drive Teslas. However, according to some viewers, this really isn’t the case.

Mexican Dynasties has ‘Real Housewives’ flavor

Anyone who lives in the United States knows that most people do not live like the Real Housewives. Some of the cast members are famous actresses, socialites or have multi-million dollar businesses. Even appearing on the show can produce quite a windfall. A few cast members earn more than $2 million a season on the high end.

The families featured on Mexican Dynasties are definitely not the average Mexican family. For instance, Fernando Allende was considered to be “the ultimate heartthrob in his earlier years, Fernando has enjoyed an illustrious career as a singer, actor, and artist.” Then there is Raquel Bessudo, the “Grand Dame of Beauty” in Mexico.

Oscar Madrazo owns the largest and most prestigious modeling agency in Latin America. His sister, Paulina is an executive at the agency too. The series also features the families’ sprawling homes, not to mention elaborate wardrobes and lavish parties.

This aspect is also featured (and maybe turned off viewers)

Whether the family is featured during their daily routine or throwing a party, servants are pretty commonplace on the show. The role of the servants was not lost on viewers. “Are you f**king kidding me @Andy #mexicandynasties is mockery to the Mexican culture! The main characters are blonde and the housekeepers is dark skinned. What the f**k!” one person commented on Twitter.

Others agreed adding the maid uniforms were ridiculous. “The way the Indigenous maids are treated and portrayed is offensive,” another person commented. Of course, others just loved hearing the shade coming from the staff. “Interviewing the maids is genius #MexicanDynasties,” one person wrote.

The jury is still out

Some people embraced the show. “Representation matters! So glad to see Mexican families on a channel like Bravo, yes absolutely they don’t represent ALL Mexicans but again the show’s called #MexicanDynasties ppl! Algo es algo our cultura comes in many different colors social classes we have to start somewhere,” this Twitter user wrote.

Another viewer liked how the show spotlighted LGBTQ characters too. “#MexicanDynasties on @BravoTV needs to get more attention! I’m loving these family relationships. The love they have for each other, their amazing culture, support of LGBT, their happiness & zest for life…and they have great style! Such a fun show!”

But there were others who seemed offended that the show was not what they considered to be authentic. “Out of all the Mexican dynasties in Mexico Bravo decides to use the ones who look like white people? Lmao aight then.” And this person wrote, “@BravoTV please remove Mexican dynasties. What are you thinking.”

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