Saturday, January 29, 2011
TDA, 1/28/11 -- Max’s Takes A 9 Yard Penalty And Linda Suffers From Fatal Attraction Syndrome
Oscar’s aforementioned idol, however, is currently burning up the bed sheets with Ozzie as the two have decided to dump din-din and go straight to dessert. (Kudos to the choreographer who had the good sense to keep the love-making low-key. As my dear departed mama used to say, “A little goes a long way.”)
During the breakfast reception after mass, JP brags on Max to Maria. They skip over to a quiet corner where Maria mentions to Max that she’s worried that his mother really won’t accept them as a couple. They’re from two different worlds and she’s just an employee while he’s the son of the owner. Max chuckles a bit and says the days when a rich boy couldn’t dare lay eyes on a humble girl are dead and gone. They are equals. Does she want him to leave it all just to prove he loves her or what? What counts are their feelings towards one another. For now, though, he’d rather leave his mother out of it, but Maria insists she doesn’t like sneaking around like this. Max asks her to forget worrying and just enjoy the time they share together. He kisses her worries away......
I guess the accident didn't come a moment too soon, I was expecting the bunny simmering on the stove any time now.
Don't these people ever run over perfect strangers?
I read the recaps but can't get into this show. To me, the best looking guy on this show is Juan Pablo. Bernarda just seems to far over the edge and not believable most of the time.
Linda who? How perfect.
I want to comment on Barbara's remark about WL. I don't find him convincing in this, nor the chemistry between them quite right. But I think that will prove to be part of the point. They aren't the best match at the moment but without saying any more, love will mature as they mature.
I'm trying to figure out why the Osvaldo/Vicki reconciliation and general romance leaves me cold. Osvaldo seems so needy for attention from Victoria and the romantic interludes so artificial. Mature relationship? I don't think so. Perhaps what comes for them as the days pass will make them both a bit wiser.
And will we be any wiser or just older as we hang in for the next few months with this novela? I'm hooked enough to keep going. Given the quality of novelas lately, hooked enough is where I often find myself.
However, when la Reina del Sur arrives, I may have to give up Llena de Amor, right up there in the pantheon of the worst, and Mejia has nothing to do with it. Shame -- it's a great cast, IMHO.
I loved MEPS and am so glad it's back with us.
I especially loved:
"Linda-Ho is now relegated to Linda-Who?"
"(Yep. Veinte años dumped down the drain for a dumb diddle, you dope.)"
[No one, but no one, can alliterate like you, amiga!]
So I'm wondering -- Does Cruz know that Linda-Who? nee Ho is actually JuanJo's prometida?
BTW, I think his character is going to be fun. And of course it's nice to have another hunky male on the horizon.
I loved it that Max agreed to be 'padrino' for the orphans' communion class. And I believe he's sincere about his feelings for María Desamparada, although I'd feel a lot better about it if he'd tell Victoria the truth about them.
The moment between Victoria and Fer was kind of sweet. We have seen her being such a mean-spirited brat (in her brutal treatment of Fabián, for example)that it would be easy to relegate her to the column of Las Malditas. But here we glimpse the likelihood of her redemption before the story is over.
Was anyone else struck by how unattractive María's modeling rivals are? They are more like Cenicienta's ugly stepsisters than serious competition.
But think about how many fashion photos are photoshopped and otherwise tampered with.
Was Max expecting Maria to go all the way in the car? How 1950s is that? He should know better and has he ever before taken the responsibility for being somebody's first?
Karma is catching up with LindaHo, but Victoria won't like having to pay her medical bills.
Cruz is going to be the gardener at the Sandoval home... ay, caramba he might not be shaving. But Pablo has tamed a shrew before.
I have to agree slightly with Barbara in that WL's character, though not terrible in itself, just is not a great match up against Maria. I would have loved to see this type of cavalier, womanizing character come head to head against a strong, independent woman that would give him a tough time. They just don't seem a believable couple...maybe Maria will start getting a spine at some point and then the chemistry will work.
As far as eye candy, yeah I admit, I'm more into our man of the cloth and Max's sidekick more than Max himself. Father Juan needs to lose the collar, but bummer that he would probably be matched with Vicki, who again honestly, is not high on my list of likable heroines.
As long as our marvelous recappers keep doing their stellar job, I'll check in now and then and try to catch an episode here and there...who knows, maybe I'll become a fan of this TN.
fairly sudden illness. This was back in the Dark Ages. I was raised as a strict Roman Catholic as were many of my friends. My future husband tried for months to get me to bed without results.
I was madly in love with him, but my rules prevailed. When I first
started watching this novela, I said to myself, "This is so stupid.
They hardly know each other. How can they be so much in love?"
Then I realized that my situation had a been similar. My husband had been with many gals before me.
I had been with no other man.
He was not really a mujeriego, and he was an absolutely faithful husband. He had been looking for the right woman.
For this reason, I can understand Max's behavior. However, I do not
like his other lies or hiding the
relationship from his mother.
I think most of the novela is foolish. I refuse to look at any scene with Bernie. I do check in
for the romance, however. WL in my book is the bet "kisser" on
Can't stand Osvaldo, so unctuous and kind of slimy. But a perfect match for Vic who gives me the creeps too. This TN is no worse than others and it has been amusing. Too bad Montero didn't play JuanJo .. the non actor should go back to the field.
Vic with Fony Fer: Why do I get the feeling that this is not the end of the Vic/Oz temper tantrums?! Agree with Jar, though, Oz is so very, very nice on the eyes. Love his smile, too!
Looks like Prince William is going to be spending quite a few centavos in order to buy his way into Desinformada's heart. First the Magic Box and now sponsor and patron of the Communion class! Wowsers!!
Truthfully...I simply do not see what Desinformada sees in St. Bernard.
Kudos to Romo for taking on a role that makes her look decidedly unattractive. As I have mentioned before, that long hair on a woman of her age (IRL) does nothing for me, but with the Medici off the rack clothes she wears plus the ugly hair...my word...it does nothing for her.
Linda Who: can you see this train wreck coming?!
Cruz: this man had better save the day for this TN!!
I think what bothers me about the Desinformada/Prince William match up is that the little girl look and the urbane womaniser just don't seem believable.
Perhaps, things will change.
Also agree with UA on those models. The Bruja model looked beyond anorexic!
Please explain exactly how Vic
is related to Fer. Is she Os' daughter by a prior marriage? Was Os divorced or widowed? How old was she when Vic became her mother?
I need the same information in regard to Max. Is Os his real father? What happened to his mother?
Thanks for your help.
I think the chemistry between
WL & Maite Perroni continues to be excellent.
From what I have seen of Victoria Ruffo, her sex scenes are usually or always very discreet. I presume this is in her contract.
I'm not sure how old Max was when Os and Victoria married, but he was old enough to understand that she wasn't his biological mother.
And I agree with you -- the chemistry between Maite and William is perfectly organic!
I am not sure what happened to Max' mother. I started this programme from the beginning, but that part I missed!
If any of the above is incorrect, I hope one of our fellow bloggers will step in with the corrections.
During the episode right after Fony Fer yelled at Max that Victoria was not his mother, Victoria told Max that since the first time she saw him when he was a three year old, she felt like he was his mother. I'm pretty sure that is what she said. Did I hear that correctly?
Thanks for the info on Max's age when Os and Vic got married. I missed that detail completely!
Anon G and Novela Maven, I also love the chemistry between Max and Maria. I'm a big fan of WL and MP. Together, I love 'em even more, tho i confess being jealous of Maite. ;)
Maria looked P.O.'d when she & the models were practicing the catwalk. What was up with that?
Traveling Lady - Os & Vicki leave me cold, too. Absolutely no chemistry detected. I always FF>> thru their scenes.
Why do I feel like these are paper dolls being moved around and not real people relating to one another?
Agree in not liking Romo's hair, in either long version or complicated knot. We know her character has way too much time on her hands.
I'm not sure how much work Max contributes to Vicki's enterprise. Maybe he should take a leave of absence and go to work helping Padre JP instead.
I thought Max said he was 10 when Os/Vicki got married.
Oz/Vicki can't have been together longer than 17 years. Otherwise, he'd know about Maria.
It is possible for Maria to have been conceived/born 20 years ago if her birthday is in Oct/Nov/Dec.
Max claims to have been in HS when Fernanda was a little kid. So there's probably at least an 8 year gap between them. Fernanda has to be at least 4 years younger than Maria.
Fernanda is so dramatic, she needs to go down to Televisa and get a job on a novela.
I'm not watching this TN but I popped in to say HI and to invite all of my STuD friends to watch the Hallmark Hall of Fame movie "The Lost Valentine" Sunday night, January 30, at 9:00pm EST on CBS. I'm in the WWII flashback scenes. I haven't seen it yet, do I don't know if they cut all of my scenes or not. :) If you do get to watch it, just make sure you have a box of tissues handy.
I was just thinking about you several days ago and wondered where our very own "Esteve" was!
Wish you were following one of the TN with us.
I hope no scenes were cut.
Max my boy when will he ever learn is this guy a grown man or a hormonal teenage boy? I can't believe he had the nerve to say that line to Maria D. asking her to prove her love to him wow!
St. Bernard i'm getting a kick out of Romo in this performance and it seems that she doesn't look as uptight and uncomfortable as she was in Sorti doing her love scenes with Ferdumbo.
Ok i have to ask how many more episodes are we going to get of the "Two lecturing Virgins and the scandalous sticks like bad velcro clingy Ho'"? I mean if LindaHo' wants to carry on like the skank she is knowing her roommates don't approve of her behavior with a married man. At the same time is playing JJ for a fool couldn't she learn to keep her trap shut?
Disclaimers aside, I have no idea what to think about Max's attitude either, except that he's headed in the right direction over all. He realizes he is falling in love, but his methods don't line up with the nuns' who brought their charges up exactly like they've been disposed to do for the past few hundred years. He just is a klutz about getting it across and moves way too fast for a truly old-fashioned and socially and sexually naive young woman. The rest of us would be raised to adequately feint and parry with style, but she has no idea how to handle it. It's the nuns' influence and her basic instinct. Hmmm. Way too deep, sorry!
I also remember Max saying he was 10 when Victoria became his step-mom.
Thanks for the recap. The accident should make next week interesting. It is a good thing Vicki wasn't driving.
Max, Max, you can do better. He knows how Maria was raised and should know better. A little romance would have been much better than the front seat of his little MatchBox car.
Poor Padre JP having to put up with his mother, but at least he stands his ground with her.
Do the nay sayers realize that Burnie's hair is really her very own? She has waist length hair and wore a wig in Sorti.
Ugh! Wearing a wig over all that hair!
I think the Meatloaf song I heard was his very first hit and I don't remember the name, but that was the message!
I'm hooked just enough also, though we've all seen tn's we think were much better. I certainly have. I think there will be more fireworks when the other model finally shows up looking for Max again as it seems that's the way the script is setting things up. I'm waiting for something bad maybe to happen to Fer and we can assume that Vicki and Linda will probably meet now because of this accident. There are so many boiling pots on the stove something really exciting should be about to start. The accident was maybe the first of it. Hope so!
I also was thinking these women were not as striking as Maria and maybe were picked for that reason for the models' roles. I wondered if they backed off the make-up on them during the runway walk to de-emphasize their looks also.
I definitely don't see the proper chemistry between WL and MP, either. But, different strokes for different folks as they say. It's hard to imagine how CCUA worked so well for them. I'll add that though WL is a handsome guy, the scruffy look detracts mucho from his looks IMHO.
I don't remember him saying he was 10, just the bit about him being 3. If Fer is 16 or 17, then they'd have to have been married at least 17-18 yrs., and that would make Maria about 18 or 19 minimum by my calculations. Dunno. I'll just tighten the beanie a bit more.
I know it's a beanie moment but it seems contradictory that Linda Ho wants to make a scene now that Os wants to go. I thought she was all about no strings attached. She just needs to move on to the next moneybags. What's the point in stalking him (aside from a plot device)?
As a child, I was fascinated with my grandmother's long hair. She wore it pinned up during the day and brushed it out and braided a single long braid at bedtime.
Now...in the TN...I hate the hair even more! LOL!
I guess Max must have never spent time with a nun. His recations to Maria were typical of some guys though.
Count me in as someone who sees no chemistry at all between Maité and William. I heard about them having great chemistry in CCEA but I didn't see that novela. I think he had better chemistry with Jaqui B. in Sortilegio and her with Eugenio Siller in Mi Pecado.
I do like Fabián and wish he wasn't so hung up on Fer. Marco Méndez is one of my favorite tv novios.
I heard TDA is doing better in the US then it did in México around these episodes. The ratings have gotten better here but it is still far from even being a moderate success.
About Lucía Mendez's hair, she has had it that long all her life. It is sort of her signature, I doubt she will ever cut it. Unless, she goes through some deep personal change that will make her decide to do it. I think even I feel attached to her hair.
Ossie is going to have to work hard to shake Linda. That was one very costly roll in the hay. It seems that if Linda is redeemed eventually that she'll end up with the cousin since JuanJo will end up with Plain Jane Roommate. Of course he doesn't deserve her because he dissed her (and should look in the mirror before doing so), she's going to be a babe with better clothes, smaller glasses, and some face powder, and he's a dunce. But, oh well. Linda and the cousin will make a nice looking pair.
I don't know what it is with this remake but something is missing it seems like it's more suited for a afternoon novela than the prime time spot it's gotten.
Thanks also for giving us a update on how it's faring in Mexico.
I would like to make a suggestion to the studio heads about William Levy no more day and half beards for him allowed in his novels from here on out. We don't like to see all that handsomeness covered up with facial hair.
Anyway, William Levy is sweet enough so I'll check in from time to time. Saw that there's now a RSS feed on this novela, which I clicked on and then couldn't make out what it was all about. Lots of computer script of some sort. I'm not a computer person so I'm sure it's just me.
"Marital melancholy", "parochial program" and "runs to Pepi for some quality shoulder time" were a few of my favorites.
Maite and William's characters have no fire thus far. They're rather bland. There's no passion, no firey outbursts or emotions. I want to care about these characters but so, far, just can't get fully invested.
Thanks for your nice comments. Hope you liked the movie last night. Whew! Glad that's over. :) The flashback scenes were mostly in the first 10 minutes and then scattered here and there throughout the film. It jumped around so much, it would be really tough to tell you what I did. I thought it turned out really nice, though. Not as much flashback stuff as I would have liked, but hey, I still got paid just the same. Haha! Still, it was so cool to see all of the people I worked with on this film. Now you know what I do at "the office." :) Again, hope you liked it.
I'm not fully invested in this couple, either --or any of them, yet. I hope Jarocha is right that things improve a few weeks further down the road.
We were talking last night that it would have been really cool to have brought all of the 1940s people back at the end of the movie like they did in Titanic.
"Veinte años dumped down the drain for a dumb diddle, you dope!"
I'm all for Maria continuing to hold out. Heck, Max may end up solving DF's homeless problem and coming up with a cure for cancer.