Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Mucho espanol on English-language TV shows

Tune into Power on Starz, Graceland on USA, Devious Maids on Lifetime, Bloodline on Netflix and Jane the Virgin on the CW and chances are, you'll  hear some Spanish. Some cable, broadcast and online shows are adding Spanish to their scenes to make the settings more realistic as well as the characters' back stories. Others do it to tap into the actors' bilingual skills. But overall, the added Spanish is a nod to the growing Hispanic TV audience. La verdad!

I wrote an article exploring on how more and more shows sprinkle espanol into their episodes. See if you notice this on the above shows or when you watch reruns of Law and Order: SVU and Modern Family this summer.

(Photo to the right is a screen grab from Starz series Power which regularly features the actors using Spanish in New York. The scene shown here was from an episode that was shot in Miami for season 2)