Love After Music is a series created by Felipe Gomez Aparicio and Gonzalo Tobal starring Iván Hochman.
Love after Music is a biopic about singer Fito Páez that, at the same time, works as a historical portrait of Argentina in the 1990s and 2000s.
An eight-episode miniseries that, with its strengths and its weaknesses, has in the singer’s music its best ally and in Iván Hochman’s performance a fine presentation letter.
About the series
We have said it more times than we should have: biopic is not our favorite genre. It emerges with revisionist overtones and, above all, it is created for the unconditional fans of the figures they portrait and, in its excessive zeal or respect for the facts, it loses the essence of a narrative proposal, becoming for its fans what they already knew and, for the rest of us, a conventional product.
The same all over again comes in this miniseries that Netflix now brings us, the story of Fito Paez, an Argentine musician who revolutionized rock and who emerged in times of the Argentine dictatorship, in which rock was considered a subversive element. An excuse to make a political and social discourse? Sometimes it is, but without overlooking the good production and the overall quality of the series that, with a slow pace and quite a lot parentheses and digressions, tells us, conveniently, how this bright boy became the brightest star of the Argentine music scene.
A quality series that, nevertheless, falls consciously into a whole sentimental torrent. It is a matter of choice to do it Kubrick-like or not and here they go for it. Something that, for sure, will be appreciated by the most devoted fans.
As for the rest, it is hands down a very well-made product that gives us a portrait (reliable or not, we will not go into that) of a historical period.
It succeeds in its most remarkable feature: the music.
April 26, 2023
Where to Watch Love After Music
When I Leave This Place
Fito lands a gig as a keyboard player, but his dad’s opposed because of the dangers it could bring. Fito’s troubled childhood is revealed in flashbacks.
A Light in the Heart
While working with his idol, Charly García, Fito falls deeply in love with a colleague. Later, seen in flashback, he develops his first crush.
Song After Song
Fito struggles to find the right sound for his debut solo album, and tensions grow with Fabiana. Glimpsed on a childhood trip, he learns about his past.
A Heaven and a Coma
Fito sets himself on a path of self-destruction and must choose between his solo career and other projects. His father experiences serious health issues.
Part of the Air
A grief-consumed Fito digs into the past and learns about his mother’s tragic fate. Fabi has a meltdown. In his darkest hour, Fito finds a friend.
In This Damn City
After a stellar show in Brazil, Fito receives the worst news of his life. Later, he’s filled with anxiety and pain on the eve of a big gig with Spinetta.
The Shadows Left Behind
Two years after the murders, new leads emerge in the investigation. Fito’s world is falling apart… but after the storm comes the calm.
Love After Love
Love after love might look like this: After a tough streak, Fito gets the chance to record the album of his dreams and pair up with someone special.
Love After Music (2023)
Name: El amor después del amor
Description: No one can and should live without love. This biographical series chronicles the life and career of passionate, iconic Argentine rock star Fito Páez.
Director(s): Felipe Gomez Aparicio, Gonzalo Tobal
Writer(s): Juan Matias Carballo, Lucila Podestá, Francisco Varone, Leandro Custo, Diego Fió
Music: Alan Senderowitsch, Ezequiel Silberstein
Genre: Biography, Music
Actor(s): Iván Hochman, Micaela Riera, Daryna Butryk, Jean Pierre Noher, Mirella Pascual, Gaspar Offenhenden, Andy Chango, Julian Kartun
Companies: Mandarina Televisión, Netflix