We deserve 'On My Block' season 3 if only for Oscar aka Spooky to evolve and find a love interest
As opposed to the first season of 'On My Block', where Oscar was only a Santos gang member, season 2 explored a more humane side of Cesar’s older brother in how he dealt with Ruby
'On My Block' season 2 turned out to be a brilliant mix of heart-warming, funny and heart-breaking moments, and as soon as we finished watching episode 1, we were upset about not having season 3 episode 1, mostly because of the shocking and unexpected finale which saw our core four getting kidnapped! The show represents a huge group of minorities, who are often unrepresented on TV and movies, and touches upon many socially relevant issues with a dash of teenage optimism.
Moreover, many Netflix viewers have fallen in love with the show and the many relatable characters, including Monse (Sierra Capri), Cesar (Diego Tinoco), Ruby (Jason Genao), Jamal (Brett Gray), Jasmine (Jessica Marie Garcia), and as intimidating as he is, Oscar (Julio Macias).
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However, if these obvious reasons aren’t enough for Netflix to not let 'On My Block' go the 'One Day At a Time' way, here is one more – we absolutely want to see more of Oscar!
As opposed to the first season, where the only shade of Oscar we saw was that of a Santos gang member, season 2 explored a more tender and humane side of Cesar’s older brother in how he dealt with Ruby. Macias, explaining Oscar’s change in persona to MEA Worldwide (MEAWW) says, "Cesar and all of his friends knew Oscar before he became Spooky. At one point Oscar was a seven-year-old kid, walking around with his little brother and his annoying little friends. And then life happened and he took on this persona of Spooky and everyone's terrified of him, but even now you see with Ruby where he just cuts through it."
He elaborated that while Spooky may never say how he feels in so many words, it is almost like, "Dude, I remember you. Are you kidding me? We used to play soccer together, so don't give me this."
"I think that's crazy because that adds another layer to the complexity that is Spooky and it confuses the audience even more: 'I know he's the bad guy but why don't I think that he is the bad guy?' Because it's more complicated," he says.
The interactions between Spooky and Ruby were some of the highlights of season 2 for most viewers, and as it turns out, for Macias as well, who says how after the limited interaction he had with Genao in season 1 he was excited about teaming up with him again.
When he read the season 2 script and "the whole interaction between characters for the second season, I knew it would be awesome," he says, adding how it is usually just the cour four, further expressing his desire to working with Abuelita (Peggy Blow) and Jamal more as well. "Those are my two favorite characters," he says.
Macias, who is pretty confident about the show getting a season 3, reveals that he wants to see Spooky be challenged. "We have seen him try to tell Cesar what to do and tell other characters how to live their lives, but we really haven't seen him be challenged. Whatever that means, I would love to see it," he says, and if it involves a love story then so be it.
When asked on how he would feel about exploring Spooky's sexuality, Macias says he implicitly believes in the talent of writers Lauren Iungerich, Eddie Gonzalez and Jeremy Haft, and whatever they put on paper, he would deliver it.
However, he also believes that the reason Spooky hasn't been shown to have a love interest is because he doesn't have the time for it, with handling Santos business and ensuring his brother Cesar is safe. We, absolutely want this to change come season 3, so that Spooky can finally have a girlfriend or a boyfriend.