18 November 2014 | vquinterocastro
Underrated sitcom, a classic of Mexican television
"Los Beverly de Peralvillo" is a classic sitcom of Mexican television. I recently discovered it online because I didn't grow up watching it. It is not as popular as Chespirito's "El Chavo del Ocho", but it should be; both shows are fun for the whole family. It is really funny and has memorable characters (El Borras, La Pecas, El Bigos, La Tarantula, etc.) created by Mauricio Kleiff, a talented writer. The cast is made up of actors and actresses who previously had supporting or minor roles in films, but here they get the chance to become comedy legends of the small screen. The series aired from 1969 to 1973; it was cancelled presumably because it faced tough competition from other sitcoms ("La criada bien criada", "El Chavo del Ocho", and "El Chapulín Colorado"). Another feature that makes this sitcom an undisputed comedy classic is that it was shot in black-and-white in its first years (1969-1971). I give this show my highest recommendation.