Eva Lasting 2023 / A fun Colombian coming-of-age series but with tired sexist tropes


With its gorgeous styling and unique premise, Eva Lasting is an interesting watch, though certain elements keep it from its potential. The Colombian coming-of-age drama is centered around Eva, the first and only girl in school, with Camilo and his friends getting into dumb schoolboy antics around her. Immediately, this promises fun situations that would bring the 70s nostalgia of formative high school experiences, and the show delivers. The cast has a fun dynamic with each other, and they evoke the same kind of teenage spirit behind classic John Hughes films. However, the writing employs many sexist tropes, and doesn’t make their dynamic feel real. It’s the cast that carries this burden, and it’s them that makes the show watchable.

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