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Friday Open Thread

There are many things more interesting in the world to discuss than Donald Trump, that don't leave you wanting to take a shower.

Univision/Netflix has announced the lead for its new original series based on the life of Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman-Loera that will air on Univision beginning April 23. He is Marco de la O. Here's his twitter page. He certainly looks the part, although he appears to be Colombian.

Telemundo's El Chema, very very loosely based on El Chapo, is now in its final episodes. It was really well done, all of the characters were well cast and interesting. It will leave a big hole in my TV viewing when it ends. Last week Chema formed a partnership with a corrupt DEA agent and a CIA agent in Central America and the Contras to get his cocaine into America. [More...]

Next up on Telemundo will be a remake of El Capo, the incredible Colombian series that ran 3 seasons. I don't think the lead in the Telemundo remake is anywhere near as appealing as Marlon Moreno who played Pedro Pablo León Jaramillo, and it will be hard to see others in the roles of Maria Adelaida, Katherine Velez, and Marcela Mar. But since it takes place in Mexico and Central America rather than Colombia, maybe the stories will be sufficiently unique to make it worth watching.

On Netflix: Ingobernable, with Kate del Castillo, and a new season of Grace and Frankie starts today. What I won't be watching: Narcos, which uses law enforcement as consultants and tells it stories through that lens, while taking far too much license with the facts.

This is an open thread, all topics welcome, TV related or not.

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    by kdog on Fri Mar 24, 2017 at 02:06:31 PM EST
    Good article in the latest Rolling Stone about the about the research and underground practice of psychedelic healing.

    Knowing someone in the throes of the opiate addiction epidemic, the ibogaine treatment is especially interesting to me.  It's a god dam crime their aren't legal ibogaine clinics all across this country with licensed physicians administering this potentially life saving therapy to addicts who want it.

    Well, what did Charlie Parker say.. (none / 0) (#2)
    by jondee on Fri Mar 24, 2017 at 02:43:43 PM EST
    you can get it out of your body, but you can't get it out of your mind.

    Substances like Ibogaine and Ayahausca seem to help some people, maybe not get "it" out of their minds, but expand their cognitive/neuronal potentials enough to make the mental aspect of addiction a lot less burdensome.

    Loving friends and family, nature, and creative self expression are the other secret healing ingredients.


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    TrumpCare down in flames. (none / 0) (#3)
    by Chuck0 on Fri Mar 24, 2017 at 02:54:03 PM EST
    Who will cheeto blame for his failure (again)?