Tuesday, January 29, 2008
Al Diablo Con Los Guapos: Monday January 28,2008 "The Belmonte Men Each Have Some 'Splaining to Do"
Damien has been caught cheating at cards and no one likes a cheater. The gamblers order him to pay back his loan, but Damien has no $$. The tell him he needs to pay tomorrow and just for good measure a couple of goons beat him up to help him remember.
Back at the Belmonte’s, Mili is in the kitchen with Lina. She’s filling her in on what happened with Al. Hugo, in his hippy-bum disguise is outside watching her through the window. Rocky walks into the kitchen and is taken by the beautiful girl. He asks Lina to introduce him to her friend and Mili says, “It’s me, Mili.” Rocky asks Lina if she can do a favor for him, he wants to change his look. Lina agrees to help him the next day.
Damien comes home and visits Luciana in her room. She pumps him for info about Constancio and Andrea. Damien tells his sister that Andrea left for Monterrey on her own. He then spins some story about needing to pay off his credit card and he gets Luci to lend him some money (**FYI Damien, it is only a loan if you intend to pay it back). Luci revisits the Constancio/Andrea relationship and she informs Damien that now Constancio is not only betraying her, but he’s betraying his son as well since Andrea and Al have started going out. Constancio finds Luci’s door closed and demands to know what’s going on in there. Damien tells him that he’s just been reassuring Luci about her husband’s tardiness. Damien makes some wisecrack to Constancio, who smiles and sarcastically says thanks.
Al fills Bobby in on what happened with Mili. Bobby is delighted and tells Al that he’ll never win their bet. Al insists that he’s going to win because Mili has no idea with whom she’s messing.
Constancio talks to Damien alone and tells him that since he got Damien out of a jam, he’s decided how Damien can repay him. He wants all of Damien’s shares in the company because he intends to take over total control of the family business.
Mili asks Socorro about the closed door at the end of the hallway. Socorro tells her to never mind.
Hugo looks at some of his pictures of Mili. Braulio comes in with some tea and Hugo tells him that he feels like painting again.
Mili goes to the garden and is cutting roses. Al sneaks up behind her and starts to yell at her for what happened the night before. He tells her that she’s the worst person he’s ever met and that she’s playing with his feelings. Mili asks- “What feelings? Do you think I’m an idiot? I wasn’t born last night.” She tries to leave and Al goes to stop her. Mili tells him to get his hands off of her. He tells her that she can’t leave and reaches for her. Mili says, again with the touching and the yelling. Al-“Fine, no touching.” Mili looks confused and then Al leans in for an awkward kiss.
Bobby comes to visit and Brau tells him Al’s in the garden. Bobby’s shocked because he never knew Al was interested in botanicals. Valeria walks passed Bobby in her bikini. Bobby tells Brau that he’ll wait for Al. Luci comes into the foyer and tells Bobby she’s on her way to meet with his father.
Al’s now followed Mili into her room. She denies that she enjoys kissing him. He insists that she loved it. A few times back and forth with this theme and then Al leaves. Mili goes over and pulls the red rose, the one Al gave to her, out of her book. She touches it to her lips and says of course I find you charming.
Al catches Bobby spying on Val by the pool. Bobby says he was admiring the plants and Al says he never knew Bobby liked botanicals.
Rocky is also watching Val. Lina catches him and reminds him that she was going to help him change his look. He’d rather stay where he is.
Luci is at the shrinks office. She’s laying on the couch while she talks about her feelings. Eugenio is her shrink and he keeps telling her what a beautiful woman she is. He brings up AA meetings and how she needs to confront her addiction. He also asks her why she has such low self-esteem. He tells her again how beautiful she is.
Mili and Lina are out trying to hustle some money in their free time. They’re handing out flyers and I’m not quite sure what exactly they are trying to do, except earn a few extra pesos. Mili’s little purse gets snatched by a crook. Hugo, in disguise, has been watching them and he stops the thief and gets her purse back. Lina is taken aback by Hugo’s appearance and she wants to take off. Mili says go ahead, but I want to talk to him for a bit. Mili asks why he’s been following her and he says he finds her beautiful. She buys him tacos and tells him her name. He doesn’t offer up his name but suggests she try to figure it out. She looks into his eyes and tells him that they are beautiful.
Damien meets with Zulema, a hooker/ high class call girl (or so I assume that’s her career). He offers her a job helping him payback his brother-in-law. He agrees to buy her a business suit and tells her to be ready in a moments notice. She agrees to take the job.
Bobby convinces Al that he needs to have Mili think he knew all along that Carlitos and Cowgirl Mili were one and the same. Al thinks this is brilliant.
Mili tells Lina about the hippy-bum’s beautiful eyes. Lina is still shocked that Mili stuck around to talk to him. Al (in just his swim trunks) comes into their room and asks Lina to leave, to give him five minutes to talk to Mili alone. Lina leaves. He tells Mili that he knew she was both girls, how could he not—same hair, same eyes, same body. He says he’d like for them to go out. Brau walks in at this point to tell Mili that Regina is looking for her. Al leaves with a “nos vemos” and a wink. Brau tells Mili that in this house the servants and the patrones don’t fraternize.
Regina talks to Constancio. They go over the same stuff---Rosario and the baby. Regina insists that it was Constancio’s fault that Rosario took off because he was too weak to stand up for his love.
Mili take tea to Constancio, who’s working in his home office. She asks him why he’s so bitter. He never smiles or laughs. Is there nothing in this world that could make him happy? She realizes she crossed a line and excuses herself. Constancio laughs.
Lina tells Mili that she thinks Al really does want to go out with her. They talk about how much of a hottie he is. Lina’s already got Mili married off to the bosses son….she realizes that would make Mili her boss, too.
Damien sets up hidden cameras in Constancio’s office at work.
Al tells Bobby that Mili fell for it. He was able to make her think that he actually feels something for her, but tomorrow they’ll see who comes out on top.
Zulema arrives at Constancio’s office under the pretext of doing business. She puts on her professional charms and gets Constancio in a compromising position. Just so you know for those of you who didn’t actually see the episode, Constancio was completely a willing victim.
Damien tells Luci to see for herself the proof that Constancio is betraying her. He shows her on his computer monitor the view from the hidden cameras.
Al picks up Andrea from the airport.
Regina tells Mili some more about Rosario. Mili thinks it is a sad story.
Al enters his grandma’s quarters and tells her that he’d like her to be the first to meet his girlfriend. Mili, who was getting something out of the closet when Al came in, thinks he’s talking about her. However, Andrea comes into the room and makes sure to set Mili right. End of Episode.
I'm enjoying this novela despite of most of the annoying characters and the hour seems to fly past. Nice job for the actress playing Valeria, all she has to do is parade around in a bikini and let every one ogle her.
There are the usual inconsistencies here with Mili supposedly just turning 18 and apparently Alex is somewhere near the same age since he is being passed off as Connie's son. That also should mean that Valeria is younger than both Mili and Alex. The creepy thing is that the actress playing Mili is only 15 and the guy playing Alex has to be in his mid to possibly late 20's (can't find any site where his age is shown).
All things considered i like Regina and poor Hugo best of all and that comment about his beautiful eyes sets up the unrequited love story sure to follow.
Before I forget, I want to thank Nina too for her Friday recap – I didn’t have time to post over the weekend.
I was disappointed to miss the episode because I’m really enjoying this show. I think the actors are all terrific and the story lines are fun. A question to for everyone: Does anyone know if the leads were actually doing the singing themselves in the birthday scene a few days ago? If so, they were doing an impressive job.
Deciegirl commented yesterday that she didn’t like Luci. So far I like her – they say she’s a lush, but we’ve never seen her actually drunk, so I think she’s meant to be a sympathetic character. I’m guessing she’s a wronged woman and will get some sort of revenge by the end.
I was astonished to read riberajoe’s comment that Mili is played by an actress who is just 15. Certainly she looks that age. What an amazing talent!
As I didn’t see the episode, I didn’t get to actually watch how the scene with Mili and Hugo played out, but my advice to young girls is not to have tacos with creepy-looking male street people who are stalking you, and don’t tell them how beautiful their eyes are.
My favorite character so far: the butler.
So, it's a go for Mili and Alex, but a no go for Hugo and Mili. Uh, oh, will the butler solve this one for Hugo?
Hugo is Damian's son, Connie is his tia, Damian's sister. Damian was driving drunk when Hugo's mami and girlfriend were killed in an auto accident. Alex is Connie's son, but not Costancio's son. Hugo and Mili are first cousins.
Actually we did see Luci swigging away at a bottle of what looked like bourbon in the first episode.
Yep they were doing their own singing. The actor playing Alex considers himself a singer first and payed a musician in Codigo Postal where once again he wore as few clothes as possible. LOL! And yes Mili's portrayer is only just 15 which adds a creep factor to the story.
Is anyone watching the afternoon novela Amor Sin Maguillaje? Started yesterday and is an homage to the people behind the scenes of novelas and has a staggering cast and lots of flashbacks to the original novelas. If you can't watch it try getting someone to tape it as it looks like fun and is only 15 weeks long.
The actor playing Alex looks like he’s been waxed top to toe. That must’ve hurt. I think he’s doing an excellent job as the charming cad.
I did get a peep at the show you mention Decie Girl, as I was watching Friday’s “Guapos” on Monday afternoon. I was wondering what it was… Clever idea to set it in the world of novela production.
For the person who asked about "Esas pulgas no brincan en mi petate," the literal translation is "those fleas don't jump on my sleeping mat." I think it was a reference to Al, meaning that Mili wouldn't be interested in someone like him. I second the "eek" factor on Mili's real age. I know she doesn't look her age, but she's soooooo young! I'll get off my soapbox and say that, I can see why so many find her annoying, and that's the stuff I like best about her. I missed the first four episodes (forgot to set the VCR before leaving town) but was happy to see the scene between Mili and Connie where she asks him why he's so bitter. When I saw the ad for this a couple of weeks ago, I knew I'd probably watch this one. Oh, regarding the shot between Mili and Connie, I think it was meant to be part of the final montage where Mili goes through everyone in the house (they are all posing like statues) and she looks at them, as if trying to ask: WTF is their problem?
I just started watching "Amor sin Maquillaje" today (and was quite bummed to have missed yesterday's). Decie, did you mean 15 episodes? Otherwise we're looking at almost four months, and I seem to recall that it was quite short. I don't know if you'll get as much out of it if you don't speak much Spanish, but it's definitely a neat premise: Televisa is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the telenovela. Therefore, they can have tons of flashbacks to novelas from yesteryear from the people who worked behind the scenes, as well as from the actors before each commercial break. Marlene Favela leaves her Zorro gear behind to become a third generation make-up artist (hence the name: "Love without Make-up") who's secretly dating the leading man in between touch-ups. That part is a little contrived as I don't see a studio firing a make-up girl because she's dating someone in the cast. At worse, they'd move her to another set. Still, it's nice to see all the old footage and to get a little history lesson on one of our favorite forms of entertainment. It is a little troubling when you see who got botx and way to much plastic surgery, but it's also nice to see who has aged gracefuly and who's coming up in life.
Take care =)
I have to agree with the consensus, Alex is becoming more and more unlikeable. I do find Mili annoying at times, but after all she is a teenager! Add me to the list of those disturbed by the actresses real age, given the frequency of physical advances by Alex. Yikes!
But the show is entertaining, and I like Cesar Evora!
LOL from Lower Ala
and what is going to happen u dont even know. so many thing so dont miss al diablos con los guapos en channel 41 monday - fridays at 9pm bye and like they say
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