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Acapulco Season 3 (TV-14) ★★★½

By June 9, 2024June 11th, 2024Backstage Pass

Upon watching the series “Acapulco” in October of 2021, I was hooked as I enjoy multi-generational stories. I also appreciate family-friendly stories. The series follows the lives of the staff at an extravagant resort in Acapulco named the Las Calinas. Each character has their own unique story, from the aspiring fashion designer trying to make a name for herself, to the hopeful manager navigating the challenges of running a high-end resort. Boasting an excellent cast, including one very well-known actor, Eugenio Derbez, as Maximo, the characters are both humorous and well-meaning, although most importantly, well-developed. We see the inner workings of the resort and the personal and professional struggles of the staff. Yes, viewing the pool supervisor, and the singing musical duo—the characters just may steal your heart.

 “Acapulco,” Season 3 is streaming now on Apple TV+ it starts with a recap of Season 2, showing the now, billionaire Maximo retelling his story of success to his nephew Hugo and what happened to him at the Las Calinas resort in 1985. Next, we see he and Hugo being greeted at a door by a woman who calls Maximo ‘Dad.’

Switching back to 1985, we view the younger Maximo (Enrique Arrizon) as the manager climbing the ladder of success. The relationships he’s worked so hard to build with his friends are now compromised. He finds out it’s not so easy being in charge of your friends. Young Max (Enrique Arrizon) is about to start his new position as the Assistant Head of Operations, working under his idol Don Pablo (Damián Alcázar). Everyone is happy for him, including his best friend Memo (Fernando Carsa), who has been promoted to head pool boy. Julia ((Camila Perez), his girlfriend, even sewed a new uniform shirt for him. And while they’re public with Max’s family, Julia still wants to keep their relationship quiet at Las Calinas.

The Bottom Line: I’m in, the family-friendly series is entertaining, as the characters are written so that we know their personalities. We see the behind-the-scenes of running a large resort with all the trials and tribulations. I especially liked Maximo’s rise to manager this season, as the job is not as easy as it looks. New Episodes drop every Wednesday until June 19.

Sarah Knight Adamson© June 9, 2024