31 January 2015 | sara-martin-1
Laughing at yourself (in an excellent Catalan TV product)
Joel Joan, perhaps better known for his politics than for his acting, chooses here to laugh at himself very cleverly. Taking as his cue the making of a film about General Moragas and the events of 1714, now so popular because of the Catalan independence movement Joan supports, he narrates the adventures of 'Joel Joan', a mediocre actor in pursuit of international fame as he wavers between the good and the bad girl (both actresses in his film).
This is the perfect series whether you love or you hate Joel Joan, as the whole point is that nothing the character does has the outcome he expects... much to his own chagrin. It is also a great example of how a limited budget will stretch a long way when the scripts are good. By the way: excellent soundtrack by Maikmayer!