Saturday, August 24, 2013
Qué Bonito Amor #94 (Mex 132) Friday 8/23/13 Sayonara Serenade
What happened? Did the Wizard of Oz give Wendy a heart? She has been very sweet with Isa but aside from a predicable whine about staying in the barrio I was floored when she agreed to stay and will be moving into Aventuro's place. That at least keeps her within spitting distance of the Mendozas. It will also give her a chance to bond with Maria should she choose.
Loved JAntos for telling it like it is to that moron Derecho. He IS responsible for those deaths because of his total incompetence. Maybe JAntos having to fight for his life in prison will convince the fool that he has the wrong end of the stick but i'm not holding out much hope for that. Just as an aside those previews show a prison fight and I wonder if that will be the reason for JAntos suddenly showing up with an eye patch from his real life accident.
Concho really is a rat bastard not a dolt. His insults to Susanito and Mancia wee unwarranted and now I can see exactly where Trampira gets it. I'm now also mighty glad that in the end Concho will only have a quarter of the bar her tried to steal and will be overruled by Amelia, Maria and his own son. There apparently might be justice in this after all.
Interesting that OJ after a day on the run has a scruffy face but JAntos who had been on the run for a couple of days remained clean shaven the whole time. LOL
Decie--For all "guests" at the carcel, they are provided with a gift bag of soap, assorted cosmetics, deodorant, toothbrush, razor, etc.
What I found curious is that in these holding cells we see, there's not even a place to sit down. At least in other tns (CME, STuD, AB) they have cement benches and family members are allowed to bring food, blankets, changes of clothing. Color me shocked!
I think the pace will pick up because there are too many things still hanging. If indeed this was originally extended it may explain the slower pacing as we near the end. The problem with now having JAntos back in LA is that it splits the focus. We are either going to get a boatload of prison fight scenes or talks with the dentist or the action will be back with the mariachi's and the kids. Hopefully we will be spared a load of Maria weeping scenes and see her start to use her supposed legal brain to help Justo. I suspect that we will also have to suffer through more scenes of Ruben and Colso making their moves on the hapless Maria.
Speaking of Ruben, I'd like to see Maria verbally put him in his place the same way she did so publicly with Col.
In any event the sheer stupidity of writing the story where he goes right into a state prison without a trial may fly in Mexico but it sure doesn't here. Santos would be held in the county jail until his trial and sentencing. I guess they do it for dramatic purpose or else sloppy research which is inexcusable but prevails in all novelas.
So I see from the avances that I get to cover a prison fight in Monday's episode. At least Jorge Alfredo will have had some practice in Mexico.
I can't see how Maria could be of any help to Justo because she wouldn't have been studying US law. I don't think that the Mexican police have any charges against him since he was resisting arrest by Derecho who did not yet have an extradition order.
As I said yesterday, Jorge Alfredo's mistake was in not charging Ruben with the kidnapping when he had the chance. That's why he's still around and causing trouble. Had he been arrested Fabian would probably not have done a thing to help him, he would have been disbarred, and Maria wouldn't have to worry about him stalking her anymore.
But that takes away half the plot twists.
As for Amalia's turn-around, I'm not buying it. Nor should Maria, Santos, or Justo (who -- fortunately for his blood pressure -- hasn't witnessed this all the way through).
As for getting the US justice system wrong, Telemundo writers also do that and they have no excuse for it.
In FELS, Juan had a short beard (no issues), Oscar was clean-shaven (always perfect), and Franco had continuous 5 o'clock shadow. The only deviation for Oscar was some beard growth when he went off to search for the missing Juan and was gone for a week or so, but otherwise he always looked as though he just did a shave cream commercial (which is how I prefer Jorge Salinas anyway).
However, there was no excuse for Santos in QBA to still be clean-shaven after 48 hours in the woods without a razor.
I read a report the other day that said that most American women don't care for men with beards or stubble but still we keep getting it. I have very sensitive skin so hubby and boyfriends couldn't have a beard. I also read in the report that men sometimes like a beard, not just because it can hide a weak chin but because it makes them look bigger and tougher.
Many years ago a younger co-worker got engaged and right after the announcement at work said "Now, anybody got advice for me?" and I said "Make sure he shaves on the weekends."
I've taken a gander over at "La Tempestad" and the actor William Levy. This is the first time I've seen him, so I am sure his fans over there would slap me silly, but that hairdo they have on him, plus the scruffy face makes him look in need of a bath. The guy kinda looks like the Incredible Hulk. His head with that hairdo is not proportioned to his rather delightful looking body.
But hey, to each his own. Again, give me the clean shaven crew like Salinas and Soler and I will be one happy girl!!!
Jardinera, you sure know how to write! Thanks a bunch! :))
Didn't Pablo Montero have the scruffy look in Triunfo? Or am I remembering incorrectly.
His character was a country bumpkin, like here, so I guess that went with the territory. However, for Oscar to be clean-shaven after years of being in D.F. and being a local celebrity is completely correct.
Again, put me on the Cleanly Shaven list! PERHAPS JS has a gene like the American Indians that prevents a lot of 5 o'clock shadow supposedly. I don't know what part of Mexico he hails from, but I could see him being part Comanche or Apache or something.
My daughter calls WL a meatball head because she says his body's too overbuilt for it, but again, different strokes as they say! I really liked him in Sortilegio -- I believe he shaved most all the time except when they were shipwrecked. --Gorgeous smile that lights the screen up.--Anyway, they all look like they reek of booze, B.O. and stale cigarettes.
Miami Vice got the scruffy look started back in the 80s if I am not mistaken. Looked especially good on Sonny back then. Don't know why it's never translated well to other males. I still preferred a shaven Sonny to the unkempt one.
I've always thought he might be part Italian and this really popped up in my head a couple of weeks ago during the confrontation scene when Giuliano tried to intimidate him. He had a facial expression that reminded me of Al Pacino in the Godfather movies.
Jardinera, how interesting that your daughter noticed the same thing about Levy's head not being in proportion to his muscular body (or the other way around, LOL!). I guess to me it was more noticeable because I had never seen this guy before and that was the first thing that struck me. When I saw his really muscular body, I figured that was the reason.
Urban, you are SO right, Salinas can look like a young Pacino!
Anita, I will fight you tooth and nail for Sr. Juan Soler. I love that man's smile! He's handsome without that "pretty" look.
Vivi in DC, thanks for the links. Now to go watch. :))
BTW--Salinas is an Iberian last name, so at least his father is descended from Spaniards (maybe??)
The derivation of the name is from place names, apparently, and it refers to someplace "salty" (too bad we're not over in LaTemp or it would fit right in.
The website "House of Names dot com" has an entirely different derivation. They went off into Lala land, or else I'm greatly mistaken.
Jorge is very hirsute. Remember his first love scene with Ana Brenda in LQNPA? I'll bet he shaves twice a day for Elizabeth's sake (and Danna's).
Wow how old was he went that was taken. Talk about gorgeous, not a gym rat and talented. The whole package.
OH. MY. GOSH!! The man is a hunk. A TOTAL hunk! Look at those lips! I'm dying, Urban, I. AM. DYING.!!!
...but, I'll share the wonderful, delightful, gorgeous to look at, Mr. Beautiful Smile, Mr. Beautiful Hair, Mr. Gorgeous in a Suit, JUAN SOLER with my amiga Anita. :)))
I gotta say, Urban, I was literally blinded by that pic!
The guy is 6 feet tall! I LOVE IT!
...and get this...he was married to a woman named...hold your breath...FATIMA!!!
HOLY COW!!! What a hunk. :)))
Fatima--I can't decide whether to share the top half or the bottom half of Jorge S. with you.
See if you can pick him out in that video and the Part 6 that follows.
Warning: These videos are rated NSFW (Not Safe For Work) and yes, these guys did The Full Monty.
Talk about the whole package with a package...
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Anita, amiga mia, why don't we just alternate halvsies?!?!?!?
This man. OH. MY. GOSH!!!!!
Mil gracias, Urban, MIL gracias!!!!
Fatima (who has died and gone to heaven)
Just looked at the photo at the first link I posted; he would have made a great Captain Kirk.
I just had a look see at early pics of Captain Kirk (holy cow, why am I blanking on his name!?!). You betcha our man Jorge would have made a stunning Kirk.
Now, there's another novela for you, Urban. Write it up!!
I'd rather give him a role I originally assigned to Sergio Sendel, as the detective in my film-noir-by-way-of-Dominick-Dunne idea from a couple of months ago. He'd be stunning in a trenchcoat and fedora.
I can't remember which episode, or even which tn, that I likened him to a character who closed her eyes and imagined the young, thin Shatner and opened her eyes to see the heavy Shatner. Someone else noted the resemblance, too.
Oooh, I think it was Arturo Peniche and Ana.
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