Eva Lasting

Eva Lasting

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netflix

A fun Colombian coming-of-age series but with tired sexist tropes

6.7

TV Show

Colombia
Spanish
Drama
2023
Brandon Figueredo, Emmanuel Restrepo, Francisca Estevez
42 min

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What happened to pals before gals?

What it's about

Set in the 1970s, Camilo attends the all-boys Jose Maria Root Public School with his four friends. However, when mysterious and open-minded Eva enrolls as the only girl in school, their group’s friendship transforms as Eva teaches them about real life.

The take

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.

What stands out

Eva Lasting might remind viewers of Sex Education, with the 70s styling and with certain characters learning about sex, but the glaring difference between these shows, and the reason why this show isn’t being rated higher, is that it’s clearly written without a female perspective. Understandably, the entire show is centered around a boy’s perspective, and the show takes a playful approach in depicting day-to-day high school antics. However, it’s not really clear why Eva bothers to stick with these guys when they speculate on her sexual experiences, slutshame her, and pick stupid fights around her. And these are the things she knows. It’s still interesting to see their dynamics, with the charm and charisma of Francisca Estévez, but it would have been better if the boys’ dynamic before Eva was fleshed out, or if they had reasons to hang out with each other, other than porn magazines.

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