Saturday, November 30, 2013
New Telenovela Starts Monday on Uni: Por Siempre Mi Amor
Both of these situations lead Arturo and Isabel to meet and fall in love, without imagining that, in order to realize their love, they’ll have to confront Sonia, Fernando, and even Aranza, who refuses to accept Isabel as her new mother. The cast also includes Ana Martin, Fabian Robles, Pablo Lyle, Sofía Castro, Martha Julia, among others.
I look forward to seeing Pablo Lyle again.
Sounds like the usual novela fare.
- The protagonists are older, one is divorced and from the promos, the other is widowed.
- Enough time passes that the galan's daughter goes from being a child to an adult.
-The daughter is played by an actress I really liked in PVAA and is currently playing a fun ditzy character in Mujer del Vendaval.
- It looks like Sofia Castro is playing a bad girl, and I'd be interested to know just how bad they'd let the current Mexican president's stepdaughter be.
- Ana Martin looks like she's playing a lady with money.
Vario,haha yeah seeing Ana Martin playing another maid/madrina would have been so boring.
Sofia Castro is playing a love-struck teen in Cachito (Pablo Lyle being her crush), but I am interested to see her in a (hopefully) edgier role. I really like her.
I'm looking forward to seeing Thelma Madrigal again.
Having never seen Ana Martin in anything BUT the role of maid/madrina, I am very much looking forward to seeing her in a different light.
Guilermo Garcia Cantu could return he was crazy in Fuego en la Sangre,he hasnt acted since 2011 what a shame. And yes we need some more creative stories like Amores.Im getting tired of : Poor young uneducated woman meets a hombre from a rich family who she falls in love then marriess him blah blah blah,im tired of that ,i think i will probably skip La Gata because of this...
Write to both addresses to make sure she gets it.
That said, I'm going to be traveling so much this month and through the spring that I could only promise occasional recaps--as in Marido.
If we don't get enough recappers to do official every night complete coverage, could we ask for a weekly page the way the Telemundo recaps are posted on the sidebar for discussions?
Of course I'm going to watch and try to keep up, but again, can't commit.
Sara C.--Ana Martin played Candelaria, a nurse in Amores Verdaderos--just a couple of notches up from maid, bus still in that nurturing profession, although we didn't get to see very much of that with her daughter Cristina.
I know Guy is your guy. :)
Apparently PSMA is getting relatively low ratings. It replaced CI and I can imagine those numbers were hard to top. The ratings are mainly in the 14s and 15s in Mexico. Slightly better than Cachito. I'm watching Cachito and it's not horrible, but I think I've mentioned that I have a pretty low bar when it comes to TN quality.
I fervently wish I could recap but my Spanish comprehension is below minimal and simply do not possess the language skills...I wish I did!
I realize most of our wonderful recappers have been doing double duty, recapping double episodes and/or several TNs...If this ends up not being covered, I will likely not be able to watch too long as Caray is my lifeline in interpreting the stories, and I will likely not be able to follow this on my own. Again, I am most appreciative of the recappers who give so generously of their time and effort to summarize these stories and realize recapping here might not be possible.
María Sorté played the role Susana González is playing here and Daniela Castro played the step-daughter.
Sara C. 14-15 was the usual rating for the 4 pm timeslot before the novelas there started overperforming with Un Refugio para el Amor. Cachito de Cielo was on at 6pm so its numbers were a bigger failure in that timeslot. I think CdC is one of Televisa's worst performances of a telenovela in the afternoon timeslot.
It's interesting how the 4pm timeslot tends to work, it goes back and forth between the most typical types of telenovela stories of the poor cinderella and stories where the main characters are older and their children are adults. I think this might be the timeslot for the older audiences.
I really am looking forward to this one. I hope that it does well enough that Univision shows it ALL. I felt so bad for the QBA and LT folks when they started chopping episodes. CI is what needs chopping.
The main problem of QBA was the censorship.
I'm looking forward to this series because they're giving Guy Ecker an age-appropriate character; after all he is 54 years old. However, he is still 14 years older than Susanna Gonzales.
The ratings statement is characteristic of both Televisa and Univision. Both have a high water mark for each timeslot and being #1 in the timeslot but not reaching that mark is insufficient for either. That says nothing about the quality of the series.
I know the cast will be awesome if the script is decent, then so much the better! Maybe I can catch it on Uvideo later on.....
I hope someone from the recapping team remembers to at least post a discussion page after tonight's episode, since it doesn't look like they have a Monday recapper. Thanks Kathy, J desde NYC, and Tablet Jefa for stepping up!
But the first tn I saw her in was Para Volver a Amar (PVAA) a few years ago in a small role, and she was fabulous as a cold, scheming beauty. The camera loved her. Then I saw her completely transformed into the wild, crazy, bitchy sister in LQNPA. And then she was totally different and wonderful as a sensible, abused mother in Amores Verdaderos. These three very different roles have now made her one of my favorite tn actresses. Now I'm interested to see if she can pull off being the protagonist.
I too am looking forward to seeing Susana Gonzales in this one. The first one I saw her in was PVAA too. She was really good in that, and she really pulled it off in LQPNA. But I think I liked her best in AV. It was so heart wrenching to watch her in that role, but she was so very good at it.
I am unable to step up and recap another show, lo siento.
Mads and Vivi:
I, too, love Susana G. I think she has become a very good tn actress. I
I will try to keep an eye on the show and at least comment when possible.
I'm wondering if the chop jobs are done by Univision which we know happened in QBA or if the cutting occurs at the source at Televisa when a novela is doing badly in Mexico. I heard that LT was really choppped up near the end but had read early on that it was doing so badly in Mexico they were considering a time slot change. If it was doing so poorly they may have opted to just cut it short and take their losses. For what it is worth and i don't know how true it is I also read that LQLVMR is doing badly and wonder if it will suffer the same fate. Perhaps Jarocha can fill us in.
Quick looks on NovelasLounge shows that the ratings for Robo in Mexico are just fine. I think, as Jarocha pointed out, there is a difference between a hit, something that is disappointing (only because they expected it to be a major hit), and an actual bomb. But Uni seems to have a hard time distinguishing the difference when it makes choices based on how things did in Mexico, as well as realizing that there are some differences between the US and the Mexican audience.
This could backfire on a network if during the cuts, viewers become so disgusted that they leave and never come back. I can't imagine what the US audience, who didn't have our site to explain what had been cut, thought about LT!
1. Lo Que La Vida Me Robó: 22.2
2. Que Pobres Tan Ricos: 21.5 (Semana de Estreno)
3. De Que Te Quiero, Te Quiero: 18.8
4. Quiero Amarte: 17.8
5. Por Siempre Mi Amor: 15.3
It was Uni who did the chop job on LT since the recappers were able to find the complete episodes on-line. The decision was probably based on the ratings + whether the next novella was ready or not.
I'm disappointed, as we all were, they hurried up the end LT and then filled two hours with CI after PEAM ended. They could have given LT two hours each night to finish it up sensibly and not lost much advertising revenue. (Don't tell them, but I pause during commercials so I don't have to watch and then FF to the next scene.)
1. There was a simultaneous debut on Telemundo and they didn't want to lose the 9PM audience.
2. They wanted the series to finish by a certain calendar date. Airing the episodes in the normal way would have put the finale on an inconvenient date.
While they censored the love scenes (Boo!) they didn't do a major chop job on more than a few episodes. I'm sure most of the audience loved having fewer commercials and I know that Univision got premium dinero for the ones that aired during that program.
Vivi, I have the Televisa ratings for last Friday (from masquetelenovelas). I follow the everyday ratings to see how Quiero Amarte is doing.
ROBO is rising, so is Pobres, but in my opinion the true winner is De que te quero..., who sometimes even wins the no 2 spot, with more than 20.0 rating.
So, this was Friday, the 29th
LO que la vida me robo - 23,3 rating/ 46,9 share - as far as I remember this week it reached 25 points, it's about 3 weeks ahead of the US
Que pobres tan ricos - 19,5 rating/ 41,5 share - significantly down from its usual 21-22 points
De que te quero te quero - 17,8 rating/ 45,3 share - is the real winner, a sleeper hit I'd call it
Quiero amarte - 16,2 rating/ 39,2 share - it's down from its usual 17 or so points, I think they need to improve their share
Por siempre mi amor - 12,2 rating/ 42,3 share - usually somewhere near the 15 points, it's so much better than CI who had this time slot, but I will never be able to understand CI's succes.