Soy Rada: Serendipity is a stand-up show currently streaming on Netflix which runs for 1 hour 8 minutes, starring Agustín Aristarán, helmed by Pablo Faro.
The stand-up is based on Argentinian comedian Agustín’s (who is also known as Soy Rada) stand-up comedy show which was shot amid the pandemic without any audience and made as a movie for Soy Rada’s audience. Soy Rada: Serendipity is the second season of Soy Rada. Whoever has watched the first season will know how great an actor and a comedian Agustín is but this was my first time, and well, I enjoyed it.
The official bio of the movie says, “The delightful Argentine comic Agustín Aristarán (aka Soy Rada) is back, this time putting the spotlight on family and parenting, magic and music.” There are a lot of laughing scopes and a few hard passes and a few misses, but overall it is very entertaining.
The first scene of the show opens with Agustín being backstage, panicking about his show and not wanting to perform again. Few of the crew members come in and mentions that there are just 10 minutes left before rolling.
At this point, Pablo, the director, comes in and motivates him about his show and makes him understand to never give up on his work and do what he does the best with courage with a perfect example where Agustín said the same words to his daughter’s first school.
The first sequence feels very motivating, and then he enters the stage. It is more like a forceful entry instead of a graceful, wilful entrance, but ever since he takes up the platform, he brightens it up with his own wit and pun.
He starts his act by bringing to attention the tough situation we are in, and he feels empty without his audience, but that’s how things are working now, so he has to adjust to the revolving cameras and pre-recorded laughs that gives a fake essence but it what it is.
What did I like about Soy Rada: Serendipity?
The second season is all about realistic jokes; he talks about his family and unravels some great tricks for us (his audience). Soy Rada has his own separate fan base, and well, we have seen many stand-up comedy shows, and this is just like one of those. It has a short running time which makes for a better viewing experience and keeps it crisp. The set looks very aesthetic with all the sound and music.
What are the hard passes?
First and foremost, the language is Spanish. How can I enjoy the pun if I can’t understand the language? The subtitles are there, but the essence gets lost in translation. Also, the jokes always have a proximity value. If he talks about something that can be found in Argentina, how am I supposed to know it from here? Other than missing some of his points in his jokes and in between translating and understanding what he is saying, I enjoyed the show. So, would recommend it to give a watch for one time.
Soy Rada: Serendipity is currently streaming on Netflix.