Primo Season 1 Review – Coming-of-age sitcom is packed with heartwarming scenes

Season 1

Episode Guide

Episode 1 – | Review Score – 3.5/5
Episode 2 – | Review Score – 3.5/5
Episode 3 – | Review Score – 3.5/5
Episode 4 – | Review Score – 3.5/5
Episode 5 – | Review Score – 4/5
Episode 6 – | Review Score – 3.5/5
Episode 7 – | Review Score – 3/5
Episode 8 – | Review Score – 3.5/5


Primo is a coming-of-age sitcom on Amazon Freevee, revolving around our protagonist Rafa. The very likable lead character of the family sitcom, Rafa Gonzales, resides in San Antonio along with his mom, Drea. The house is also constantly occupied by Drea’s loud and obnoxious brothers. The series explores the numerous drawbacks of living in that cloud, drawing our attention towards the alluring advantages of having a multitude of people involved in Rafa’s business, despite the fact that their assistance is more than fifty percent of the time unhelpful.

The show moves along two parallel tracks which occasionally cross over. One provides a touching and endearing tale about Rafa who learns that he could potentially be the very first member of his household to attend college. The heartfelt elements in the show are seasoned with absurd comedy centered around the blunders of his five uncles Rollie, Mike, Ryan, Jay, and Mondo.

The series does a remarkable job of differentiating each uncle from one another, not only in terms of appearance but also in terms of personality as well as the different manners in which they make mistakes.

The solely married, frustrated, and financially responsible uncle Jay is the one who believes in hard work and supporting his family. Despite having a deep voice, he frequently breaks down in tears while considering the extent to which he adores his partner.

Then there’s Mondo, a peace-loving hippie who sells phallic sculptures at the farmer’s marketplace and provides age-old advice. The remaining three brothers are all eccentric in their own unique ways and leave their marks as bankers, veterans, and minor offenders, respectively.

Instead of attempting to reinvent or parody the sitcom structure, the series embraces it. We are aware that any problem depicted within an episode are likely to be resolved by the end.

Additionally, the quality of jokes included, the way the struggle intensifies, and the manner in which every solution feels deserving of screen-time, are certainly worthy inclusions. Having said that, although the show contains a lot of wit as well as hidden references, reaction clips or sound effects could have helped the jokes feel more tightly written.

The actors do a fantastic job in their respective roles and the show has a wonderful sense of self-assurance. It’s also packed with heartwarming scenes that feature characters who come to life the moment they hit the screen. It’s certainly not surprising that Primo is among the finest sitcoms of 2023. This series is unquestionably for you if you’re looking for a family-centered comedy show.

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  • Verdict - 7.5/10

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