Hialeah. A lot of weird stuff goes on there. Especially at the Taco Bell drive-thru.
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Now there’s an online series about the storied city.
Called simply, “Hialeah; The Comedy Series,” it premieres on Facebook Wednesday. There will be six episodes which revolve around a Hialeah native, Mariposa Sanchez, who tries to help her Jewish husband adjust to her often boisterous Cuban family. The couple move in with her overbearing folks, not telling them that they were actually married in Vegas in fear of retribution.
Mariposa is played by Hialeah native Melissa Carcache, who used to be on Nickelodeon’s “Every Witch Way.” Her hubby is played by Jordan Wall, who was formerly on the Florida based A&E cop show “The Glades” and is from Clearwater.
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“We have put our hearts and souls into this project so we may shine a beacon of light on South Florida, its culture and its artists,” said Carcache, who is also an executive producer.
In the trailer, you can see Wall, the ultimate gringo, getting schooled on the culture of his newly adopted home of Miami. He drinks a cafecito and almost immediately starts manically break dancing; tries unknown, exotic foods such as a croqueta; and gets insulted in Spanish without even realizing it (there are subtitles).
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Carcache says she was just doing what came naturally when it came to this production.
“The food, the language, the way of life all stems from our own personal experiences,” she told Hidden Remote last year. “The series is very accurate in that sense. The way the family is portrayed on the series is just like our real life families.”