I love OG Rebelde! I would make sure that I was home by 6 pm so that I could watch the latest episode on the West coast channel of Univision. I was also a big RBD fan! I bought their albums and even went to see them in concert 3 times. When I saw that they were doing an updated version of Rebelde, I didn’t know what to think of it. Usually remakes are flops. Come to find out, the Netflix version is not a remake but an extension of Mexican Rebelde.
With that being said, I feel like producers could’ve done a better job with this. The season was too short which rushed story lines instead of taking its time to develop. An example of this is how quick we were introduced to La Logia and how quickly they were exposed. La Logia also pales in comparison to the Mexican version. Yes, they were bullies but they weren’t intimidating.
When it comes to the main characters, they were too stuck in their own world to be able to develop meaningful friendships with each other. Although they were in a band, they weren’t united. That’s why MJ did what she did at the end of the season. Everyone has their own agenda and with little character development it is hard to root for anyone.
Instead of focusing on the characters, the show focused on the music. I was not a fan of the music at all. It lacked passion and ended up sounding like a KIDZ Bop version. The only good song from the soundtrack was the cover of “Si Una Vez.”
I know that there will be a season 2 so I hope that they focus on character development. The first season was entertaining but I’m looking for a connection.