Saturday, June 02, 2012
Hombres de Verano: Principes de Telenovela
Alas, the Fernando Colunga picture isn't showing up!
Of the others that I can see, my vote(s) would be for Marcello Cordoba and (por supuesto!) Jorge Salinas. Just because I love those two guys. I think all the men shown here look great with their shirts off, though.
I checked my other on this page and it's fine (I have three tabs with this site for the three different novelas' discussions).
What a love you are! This is absolutely amazing and a wonderful way to start the weekend.
Bless these dear fellas for working out so hard in the gym, and you for culling these pictures.
One great thing about searching for the pictures is that you see ones that are up to 20 years old. That's how to see that Fernando, Jorge, and Eduardo all look better now than when they were in their 20s. I've never cared for the little-boy look and to me men start looking more interesting when they're in their 30s.
thank you UA!
for my taste, Gabriel and Julian are a bit overdone overhard...
so i am going more for folks looking like Mark T or william Levy, Colunga or even Eugenio Siller. but then again that's just my 2 cents worth.
Like a smorgasbord, tempting to go with just a little of everything. But I admit to staring a tad longer at the Tacher, Cordoba and always Colunga (the classic right?)
And it was this promo picture that convinced many of us to give that train wreck of a telenovela a try in the first place: http://www.zimbio.com/member/telenovelas/articles/6nqPFqJ1K1W/Foto+de+Aaron+Diaz+en+El+Talisman
I'm loca for Eduardo Yanez. Love how he moves, his smile, his hands, and all the other good stuff - he makes me both howl at the moon and laugh.
But I give props to Gabriel Soto and Julian Gil. They're late 30s-40 and have really kept it together.
Jorge Salinas is looking supurb in his lava-lava, but isn't something....missing? Oh, never mind, I just found it in Aaron Diaz' whitey tighties.
Rosemary la Otra
Glad you're all pleased. Some of these guys need new photos.
My favorite ones are Jorge Salinas and Marcelo Córdoba. Salinas was the first telenovela galán I couldn't stop sighing for when I was just eight years old and he played honorable and brave cop Ángel in Dos Mujeres Un Camino and Marcelo is just so attractive and charming.
So I'll vote on the faces:
1. Aarón Díaz
2. Guess Who (and who IS that? I need to know!)
3. Jorge Salinas
But if I was ranking by sexual charisma and not just beauty, Salinas would be #1.
And thanks for including Gabino, UA...we couldn't leave Cynderella bereft now could we? Gracias again.
And yes, that last one is Alejandro Fernandez. If sex appeal were a weapon he's have to be classified as "nuclear."
I think I've seen Sergio with more muscle than this, but I couldn't find the right photo. Personally, I think he looks great in uniform, but there aren't enough stories with military heroes for such a thread. I can only think of three.
Thanks for that rippin' great picture of Hugo ...and Sebastien Rulli and Sergio are an unexpected bonus. We ladies are indeed beholden to you.
His Dad sings the theme for Amor Bravío, which is very good. They sound a lot alike.
If you can find his music videos online some of them are real masterpieces.
I would be mad if my husband had spent the whole evening looking at the telenovela chulas. So I guess that is why while he is watching the game, I'm hidden in another room looking at the pictures and hitting my refresh button.
What a great weekend activity!
Appreciate you adding Rafael. That talented actor sure got the short shrift in Talismán! He was so amazing in Pura Sangre (the Columbian original for Mañana Es Para Siempre) and great in Corazón Abierto. I'm used to him playing a brilliant guy, so the Pedro character has been hard to take LOL!
I think those two are my favorite of his Telenovela themes and the least I've liked is the one for MEPS (but that might be because they overused it in the novela).
That photo of Uriel del Toro made me wonder whether he has ever performed in Solo Para Mujeres because someone else we adore wears the Tarzan getup in the video (Do not expand to full screen because the resolution doesn't hold up).
BTW, if that link violates any rule of this blog, please advise and I will remove the post. I don't want to get bounced off this blog!
There are numerous videos on YouTube of different versions, even amateur ones. What I think has happened with this show is that they change it up here and there with different music and costumes in order to get repeat viewers in the audience. A couple of the videos pan the audience and there are only women in the seats.
Shirtless men, we women of any age, can't live without 'em.
Thank you UA, for every morning I wake up to drool over an ever increasing glossary of glossy men.
Wish you could find a better shot of Fernando Colunga. He's been shirtless in quite a few tns. I remember a scene in MEPS where he's just stepped out of the shower and he's on the phone. His towel reveals his manhood quite nicely.
Another favorite who hasn't been seen shirtless in awhile (but has graced us with his abs) is Fernando Carrillo (Maria Isabel, Rosalinda, Siempre Te Amare).
Unfortunately I can't find much with the basic searches. I've added titles to see if I can get better results but the earlier photos keep coming up.
The thing with Fernando Colunga is that his physique sometimes varies by novela. I remember him saying in an interview that he changed his workout for a novela de epoca to accommodate what he thought was more historically appropriate. Not to mention that I think his face is more interesting now than before he was 30.
As to Fernando, I'll take him shirtless or fully dressed, long-haired in pirate garb, as a noble-adventurer, or illegitimate heir to a huge rancho during the "unpleasantness" of the mid-1800s in his incarnations as Ricardo, Luis and Manuel.
Back to fantasizing.
Jarocha, can you tell us how successful novelas de epoca are in Mexico ratings-wise? I know they cost much more to make, but I wonder if they are as successful with the audience as the others.
The period telenovelas from the 90's did much better and I actually think they had better production values. I think the problem is that Televisa doesn't have the economical stability that it once had and now there's so much more competition (new networks, cable, internet, video games). They can't give their producers the same kind of budget as they once did.
Anyway, I was glad when he turned up in LQNPA with his usual very short grey hair, and once again looking hot.
Some fold may disagree, but I didn't like Susanna Gonzales in Pasion. She somehow doesn't fit that time period or maybe I was annoyed at how the thing was costumed. The more recent novelas de epoca been haphazardly costumed for whatever period they're happening in (although CS 09 wasn't too bad for that) and the modern pop music in them is ridiculous. CS 1993 was so perfect because its music was 100% orchestral, as it should have been.
It's a pity about the budget cuts because TV in general will suffer. I suppose that's why there are so many remakes.
You're right, you've definitely seen Sergio Sendel with more muscle. I think it was in MEPS that he was looking particularly fine.
Glad you're all enjoying this one!
Just got back from the Pride Parade, and doing a quick check looking at UA's men, I find I did not, in fact, turn gay by virtue of proximity.
Sounds like I need to google "Solo Para Mujeres" and see what we're talking about.
Speaking of which, though, Gay-Husband-in-a-Towel from Amorcito can run around the street in front of my apartment anytime. Yow.
Happy anniversary, R la O, and Blue. Mike and I will celebrate our 39th in November. Yup, we're old...
I remain faithful to Colunga as the hottest male ever. I agree there must be a better photo of him. I think Chapel Hill Fiddler has some on her lens for telenovelas.
But my second fave would be Rafael Navoa. I couldn't take more than a week of El Talismán, but I really liked A Corazón Abierto. I agree with the commenter above that Navoa is better portraying really intelligent men.
the men like Julian Gil, Soto, Siller, Cimarro etc. are not pleasant to me at all.
here I vote for Marcello Cordoba