Which Nickelodeon teen show was your favorite: ‘The Brothers García’ or ‘Taina’? | The Tylt
There’s no denying that Nickelodeon hit its peak in the ‘90s. The channel let loose a stream of programming for anybody and everybody, from the kids who were into animated sponges to football heads. Then there was “The Brothers García” and “Taina,” series about teens learning how to grow up. The first was about a family of three boys and one girl learning life lessons in typical comedic fashion; the other was about one girl and the stardom she knew she could reach. Which did you watch?
Which Nickelodeon teen show was your favorite: ‘The Brothers García’ or ‘Taina’?
“The Brothers García” was a show about Larry (Alvin Alvarez), Lorena (Vaneza Pitynski), George (Bobby Gonzalez), and Carlos Garcia (Jeffrey Licon), four siblings who are constantly trying each other’s patience (as well as the patience of their parents). And you know what? It was adorable.
Seriously, “The Brothers Garcia” had some heartwarming nonsense. Like that one time Carlos shaves his head to stand in solidarity with a classmate that gets diagnosed with cancer. Or that other time when Lorena’s first crush returns her shoe to her? It’s the sweetness factor turned up to 11.
“The Brothers García” had a decent run of four seasons, concluding in 2004. The show forever remains in our hearts, though, paving the way for lesser celebrities.
The opening theme to “Taina” is audio crack. It practically embeds itself in your brain until you’re forced to listen to it again, and if too much time passes in between you go through withdrawal. At the end of that opener, though, was a show about the titular Taina (Christina Vidal), a young girl living in the city that dreams of becoming a superstar. This, of course, entails your typical Nick teenaged hijinks.
“Taina” continues to be a show applauded for its representation of Latinas on TV. The cast was recognized as being incredibly diverse for the time, and also boasted a few heavy-hitter celebrity cameos such as Kelly Rowland and Solange Knowles. Did we also mention the opening theme was a super bop?
If you’ve forgotten the existence of both of these shows, it’s about time you revisited them. You can only re-watch the same Netflix show so many times.