Friday, March 08, 2013
Porque el Amor Manda: Main Characters
* Cheerful, honest, hardworking, optimistic.
* Ex-lover of Verónica. Father of Valentina. Destined for Alma.
* Secretary at Avon Monterrey.
* Beautiful, intelligent, successful, kind-hearted.
* Fiancée of Rogelio. Fond of Jesús.
* Assistant Director at Avon Monterrey.
* Intelligent, self-centered, untrustworthy, thrill-seeking.
* Fiancé of Alma. Brother of Fernando. Lover of Patricia.
* Regional Director at Avon Monterrey.
* Bossy, lazy, lusty, insecure.
* Brother of Rogelio.
* Works at Avon Monterrey.
Claudia Álvarez is Verónica Hierro.
* Domineering, hard-hearted, demanding, superficial.
* Ex-lover of Jesús. Wife of Elías. Mother of Valentina.
Jorge Aravena is Elías Franco.
* Laid-back, creative, patient, friendly.
* Husband of Verónica. Stepfather of Valentina.
* Head of Publicity at Avon Monterrey.
* Vain, hypocritical, seductive, envious.
* Lover of Rogelio. False friend of Alma.
Other Caray favorites who will be appearing in this novela: Kika Edgar, Ricardo Fastlicht, Violeta Isfel, Ricardo Margaleff, Carmen Salinas, Darío Ripoll and Ninel Conde.
I wonder if anyone has stepped forward for Wednesday night yet?
Blue Lass: Stippled, Puckish, Aquatic, and Drowsy.
Hurrah! It's Kristel (LldA)!
* Vain, hypocritical, seductive, envious.
and I wouldn't want her to be any other way.
Julia: flaky, enervated, sardonic, easily amused
I didn't realize this was going to be another TN that takes place in an Avon office (like Familia).
Kinda makes you wonder what Avon is really like to work at... I doubt they'd tolerate typical telenovela behavior in their corporate offices...
I hope I can stay with this one.
A. It's a legitimate remake?
B. It's a shameless ripoff?
C. I'm all wet and there is no similarity?
D. Sure it's identical, but Colunga es mucho más guapo, so who cares?
This seems a lot more similar to Familia where female love interest wasn't funny, but the main villainess sure was. They all worked at Avon, and the male lead was out of his comfort zone.
I hope FC exceeds my expectations and brings the funny.
I find I rarely care what happens to the main couple anyway -- all the action is in the supporting cast.
1. The female lead is the head of a company (or major division of co).
2. Her fiance just wants her money and he has lover/lovers on the side.
3. Our hero is from humble circumstances, and he gets into a severe financial crisis.
4. As a result he becomes the virtual slave of the female lead.
5. The annoying peanut gallery churns through air time with Three-Stooges style blither.
Maybe it's just the peanut gallery that set me off (I HATE peanut galleries), and it caused me to perceive of it like Dinero overall.
In this tn, the cheating fiance is actually the owner/head of the company, so he's not with the protagonista out of interes. He's just a cheating skunk. And the heroine in this is more sweet and supportive-- wanting to help the galan. Not like Ale in Dinero who, yes, was a b*tch and made Rafa her slave so that he could pay her back.
You're right, Vivi, the whole familia in FAMILIA was a peanut gallery -- with Poncho as Mr. Peanut!
I didn't mind the peanut gallery in Eva (well, maybe the Mutt & Jeff part), but I hated it in Dinero (and Fea).
Jesus Garcia-- Every man/ordinary name. But also one that comes with the high expectations of "the savior".
Alma- Soul. Down to earth and good.
The Rivadeneira brothers-- Haven't really thought of anything except that the name sounds both like rival and dinero.
Hierro- Iron. She's described as hard-hearted.
Zorilla- Zorra= fox/sly/slut.
I don't like that! I want my TN free of advertising, isn't that why commercial breaks were invented?
a cardigan casually draped around Jesus' shoulders
feathers incorporated in Alma's hair
a headband (indígena-style) around Pati's forehead
a huge silver belt buckle on someone
the Pear Robe
Did anyone ever see the silly TV movie, "The Oldest Living Bridesmaid?" It starred Donna Mills and Brian Wimmer (1990). She's the high-powered attorney, engaged to a wimpy kind of dentist who wants desperately to marry her. She's not ready, even though all her friends and secretaries are ending up at the altar. Then she hires the Brian Wimmer character as her secretary--going against all that is holy in the business world--worse yet, he's a bit unconnventional. I'm a sentimental old fool and loved the movie (kind a May-Dec, too, with Donna as the Dec Cougar lady).
When I saw FC running around with steno pads, pencils and files, I decided THIS is one for me and had to go get my home tape version of OLB.
Let's see if PEAM measures up to my lowered expectations--and in Spanish, to boot.
Carlos--I'm with you, let's keep an eye out for the feathers and the cardigan. I'm going to be looking for the blue-rimmed glassware at breakfast.
I started watching a few episodes (maybe a dozen, maybe not even that). I thought it was very cute and fun. "Adorable" would be the word I'd use for Fernando's character. I enjoyed it a lot but decided to wait to see the rest with my Caray buddies.
Colunga doesn't do it for me as a galán, but I can totally buy him as a comic underdog.
I can't believe I'll be spending three hours of prime time tv watching Mexican telenovelas. I guess I need three beanies.
I wish I could knit and watch tv at the same time.
Welcome, Peruvian and Anon 4:56!
Just watched the Gran Estreno and the hour seemed to go pretty fast. Hope they can maintain that.
When I heard that Hostess was no longer selling those items in Texas, I told my friends to go to Fiesta and get the Marinela clones, theyre about the same thing!