Trust us, you want to check in to the Las Colinas Resort on Acapulco, if you haven’t already watched the underrated Apple TV+ comedy.
The series charms with big laughs and even bigger heart as its follows Máximo Gallardo, a wealthy Mexican man (played by Eugenio Derbez) recounting to his nephew (Raphael Alejandro) about his days as a pool boy at a resort for American tourists in the ’80s. Twentysomething Máximo (Enrique Arrizon) finds more than just a job at Las Colinas: he also falls for receptionist Julia (Camila Perez), who’s now engaged to Chad (Chord Overstreet), and sees a potential avenue to support his widowed mother and sister by rising up in the ranks at the resort, which is owned by former soap star Diane (Jessica Collins).
Season 2 (whose first two episodes are now streaming) is “all about dreaming bigger,” co-creator Austin Winsberg (Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist) previews. “For Máximo, it’s about how can I gain more? How could I strive for more for my family and a better life?”
That aspirational, optimistic tone is present throughout the series as Season 2 finds “a lot of characters at a crossroads, trying to figure out who they are and who they want to be,” Winsberg says. Máximo’s younger sister Sara (Regina Reynoso) and their very religious mother Nora (Vanessa Bauche), in particular, will face a major turning point in their relationship while Nora tries to come to terms with her daughter’s sexuality.
So whether you’re new to Acapulco or are a returning fan, read on to find out what makes the show so special and to get more scoop on Season 2 (a new episode drops weekly on Fridays).