Friday, May 31, 2013
TELEMUNDO Y MAS - week of June 3
Weekend Discussion: An open letter from your fans; Televisa, you need our help.
Amores Verdaderos #142 Thu 5/30/13 The Low One Kicks the Bucket, and Jhoannn Is So Busted
* Lo refrito: Victoria is comforting her baby girl.
* Lo nuevo: in the morning Vicky informs Adriana about Nikki and Roy, and she asks Adri to support her niece. Of course, says Adri, but now please tell her about what happened between her and Carlos. He kissed me, answers Vicky, just in the moment when the Angel enters the room. Arriaga pulls his trademark sad look, and tells the ladies that the car is ready. Vicky looks very uncomfortable, but since she's fed up with the Angel's guilt, she decides that she won't give a damn. When Arriaga leaves the room, Adri starts gushing about the great Joan Constantín whom she'll meet in the afternoon: at last they'll sign her contract! The happy Jhoannn-fangirl tightly hugs Nikki, who just entered the dining room. They are adorable.
Qué Bonito Amor #34 (Mex 50.2-51) Thursday 5/30/13 Que Bonitos Esmoochies!
I did not remember to set the DVR to catch the 5 minutes before the show's official start, so if anything important happened during that time, someone please fill us in. Gracias!
Gloria is annoyed that Colosso chewed out Rodrigo for refusing to escort Paloma. Rodrigo was thinking about getting a job to buy her a present so maybe she'll forgive him. Gloria's cool with that, and she's sure it will work. He wonders if Gloria found the person she was looking for and she admits that she did--his father.
Elvira comes to show off her new drenched look to Colosso. She vows revenge. Colosso doesn't want to hear a negative word about Maria out of her mouth, and he doesn't want Maria being hurt, either. He tells Elvira to go back from whence she came.
Rodrigo has no desire whatsoever to meet his dad. Gloria tells him that his father never knew about him. Rodrigo wants to know who it is and Gloria tells him it's Colosso.
The man himself hangs out with his rooster at the dining table. To clarify, the Rooster is perched on a chair and not being served on a platter. Colosso ponders the existence of his child and asks the rooster what he thinks about all this.
Rodrigo takes his anger out on the cymbals and says if his dad doesn't want anything to do with them, then they ought to go home. He doesn't understand what the big deal is about her needing to find him just now. Gloria poetically declares her love. "Then why do you want me to stay with him?" Gloria tells him the truth--"I'm really sick. I don't want you to suffer. I love you and I don't want you to see me dying." That just freaks him out, but he'd rather not leave her, in that case!
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Corazon Indomable #14 5-30-13 Octavio Makes a Decision, Eduardo Makes an Appearance and MariCruz Makes a Statement
We revisit Octavio and MariCruz at the shack following Miguel’s cruel words. She’s shouting and accusing him, saying she doesn’t want to see him, he’s a liar who doesn’t love her and never did, she means nothing to him. He should just leave! He gives up, says he’s leaving, and walks out the door. A disconsolate MC is left with her grandpa Ramiro for comfort.
At the ranch, Jose Antonio explains to the country club set that MC jumped in the river and almost drowned. They agree to send food, brandy and medicine to the hut, while Miguel says he will call the doctor. Of course, Lucia discourages these efforts.
Ewwsebio and Awfelia are on the road in the jeep, arguing as they go. She accuses him of cheating on her with Solita; he informs her that “the mute” is attractive and younger. Viewerville cackles at Awfe’s discomfort. In the ranch kitchen, Maria and Santa chat and work. Maria explains that Ramiro made her a basket and she is embroidering him a gift in return. The bright flowers and large monogrammed “R” are sure to enhance the hut’s décor. Sly hints of romance to come and singing finish the scene.
Octavio walks up driveway in the twilight, musing over his dilemma. Maybe this is his chance to leave and he’ll take it, but he won’t abandon MC without protection. Miguel is pacing in the salon, bemoaning another scandal and asking Lucia what MC did to provoke such hatred?
Thursday, May 30, 2013
PEAM # 59- 5/30/13- On Christmas Eve- My True Love Gave to Me- Seven TV Novelas, Four Facial Expressions, One Romantic Letter and Thought Bubbles of You Kissing Me.
CI #13: Poor Maricruz, when it rains it pours
Amores Verdaderos #141 Wed 5/29/13 Nikki's Back! In other news -- Mysterious Wave of Lactose Intolerance Attacks DF!
--Nikki and Roy are history
--Guillo is missing
--Paula is dying
--Beatriz is -- what? -- 6 months pregnant
Vikki is understandably disconcerted after Carlos's weird, face-smashing display. She turns down his offer of a ride home. Carlos is not discouraged. On the contrary, Vikki seems to have passed his test and he's more determined than ever to win her heart.
Meanwhile Nelson Brizz complains about Kendra's constant nagging. Salsero, who takes his pleasure where he can find it, tells his boss how to avoid another Kendra: he'd better lay down the law (leerle la cartilla) to Nabila; or better yet -- get a vasectomy.
PEAM #58-5/29/13: This Is Not A Drill. In Case of "Emergency" Involving "Anyone" Going to the Hospital, Please Exit the Building in a Calm Manner Using the Evacuation Routes.
Qué Bonito Amor #33 (Mex 49-50.1) Wednesday 5/29/13 The Near-Seduction of Maria
Wednesday, May 29, 2013
CI Cap 12 : Separation Anxiety Redux
Lucia races over to Miguel with a huge smile of triumph on her face. “—Finally!” Ester pats her on the back. ”---Didn’t I tell you?” Miguel, usually slow on the uptake, starts to put it together. “—You mean this was all your doing?” Ester realizes her big Ooops! as Cuz Lucia quickly covers for them. “--Oh, nooooo! But I’m soooooo happy that it happened, so very happy!”
Santa stands her ground and so does Ewwwsebio. “--Yeah, well we’’ll just see if Sra. Lucia thinks the same as you!” He heads off. The ladies scurry to get the food together or at least to have her eat with them, but MC races off beforehand.
Tav, the brash, brown-eyed, broad-shouldered, babe-alicious hombre de la hora, strolls into the kitchen just then. Lucia shuts up toots sweet, but Maria isn’t going to let that sleeping dog lay let alone lie. “—Let’s see what Don Octavio here has to say.” Maria explains MC’s predicament and their point of view there in the kitchen and says they’ve been bawled out about it because Ewwwsebio ran and blabbed his head off to Sra. Lucia.
Tav is rightly incensed and orders food enough for three. Tav then turns to Lucia, totally exasperated. He tells her while the kitchen help’s ears grow the size of jack rabbits, that from now on he will be taking the food to the hut. “--Why hasn’t she eaten? Who ordered the food stopped.” “--Why I did.” “--For the nth time [enésima vez], I am just as much an owner in this house as you and Miguel. If you have a problem with Maricruz you come to me first. She’s been roaming around this ranch like a starving dog. What kind of people are you and Miguel, anyway?“ “—She is just a product of her environment.” We here are all to blame, he corrects her, for the environment, all of wicked humankind…. She sniffs at him. Cara de you’re such a sick puppy de Lucia.
Teo goes out to shoo her away and decides to question the girl. He learns that the girl lost her waitress's job and hasn’t eaten for a couple of days. She’s got nowhere else to go and no coin to get a ticket back home, but she heard they were hiring here. Not true, he tells her. Teo has a soft heart and puts her up in his little bungalow where he makes her a bite to eat. (Maybe he could offer her the shower while he’s at it, and some sweats before she eats and crashes on the couch?) She begs him to ask his boss to give her a job of some sort. He isn’t very hopeful but promises to try. Somehow Viewerville knows instinctively that Carola will give in…and she does.
MC explains how that shot came out of nowhere and that she had nothing to do with it and didn’t see who did it. She’s relieved to find out that JosA was only wounded and still very much alive. “—As for you’re coming back to the ranch with me, we can’t risk Lucia losing her baby. She’s so susceptible to things and she eats poorly, she has fainting spells—“ “—Fainting spells? Do you think I could be expecting also? I’ve fainted myself.” And, yeah, she’s been sick to her stomach and ravenously hungry, she tells him. So, does he think it’s possible she could be preggers with his bebito, too? Cara de Ruh-roh! de Octavio.
MC goes back dutifully to her hut and updates Ramiro. Just then who should appear but JosA, alive and kickin’, to check up on them all. Mari asks him if he has any idea who shot him.
Back at the hacienda, Tav comes down and is ready to spend a few hours in the back forty with his bro. However, Michael is too depressed to join him and nothing Tav says to encourage him seems to help. (Maybe a trip to the doctor for a testosterone shot?) Well, soon he’ll have his own house for Maricruz and their little crumb-crunchers. Won’t that be nice!!?? (Definitely a few trips to the psych for a few couch chats would now be in order.) Miguel asks Tav why he gave up being an airline pilot. He got bored with it or whatever…..bottom line he’s here and prefers having both feet on terra firma.
JosA tells them all he hasn’t a clue who shot him, though he has his suspicions. Well, stay clear from problems with women, cuz they’ll sink you fast, advises Ramiro. JosA then asks why she didn’t come to visit him at the hospital. She explains she couldn’t now that she’s married it wouldn’t be wise. He finds out from her also that she’s been banned from the ranch and why. He’s upset that they’ve shunted her back to the hut, as if she’d never been married. “—Wives are supposed to live with their husbands!” No matter. He loves her and that’s all that counts. He asks Ramiro if they booted her out like yesterday’s trash or what. Ramiro looks at him as if he’s considered that to be a definite possibility.
Back in the stables, Ewwwsebio chats up JoseA about his feelings for Mari. JosA admits that he’s always been attracted to her, but gave up the idea because she never seemed interested in him. Now she’s married, but with the time they’ve spent together recently and all the rest he suspects he’s fallen in love with her all over again. Ewwwsebio is overjoyed to hear it. ¡Vámanos! (My stomach just did another 360.)
Upstairs in their room, Miguel relays the “happy news” about Tav’s intentions. “—If he has kids with her then we won’t be able to object to anything.” Lucia’s brilliant response to that is to have Miguel buy her two fierce guard dogs as pets. “--If she comes around there at night scavenging, those dogs are sure to frighten her off.” Cara de too confused by half de Miguel.
Tav and Mari spend time under the
Miguel asks Lucia to cool it with this business about getting rid of her brother and his wife. She’s too gung ho, tho’, and he’s too down on himself to do much arguing over it with her.
Back at the stables, Ewwws probes and prods JoseA some more about Maricruz. J-To won’t pursue anything because she’s still in love with her husband and there’s no reason. Crap on a shingle. Certainly she’s nothing more than a tramp and whoever shot him was some spurned lover of hers from her sordid past! JosA objects to Ewwwsebio dissing MC like that, but he tells JosA he’s still wet around the ears when it comes to the fairer sex. JosA says he has always loved her, but he can’t force her! Sure he can, says Ewwws. “—Listen carefully to what I tell you!” JosA seems to be all ears.
Back to the mango tree, meanwhile, MC says it’s nothing but lies. There’s nothing between him and her. Tav asks her if something ever happened to him would she consider marrying Jose Antonio. “—If anything happened to you I’d follow you to the tomb!” They kiss. Too morbid to even think about.
Speaking of morose, Lucia brings her cuz up to date on her plans for the two dogs. She’ll just be egging Octavio on by getting those dogs. So? Lucia cannot allow that trash back into her house. But, every day it seems Octavio falls more and more deeply in love with her! That manse isn’t big enough for the two of them! "--If she comes back I’m leaving! It is either me or her!"
Tav tells Mari that he’s got no problem with her and J-To sharing a friendship. In fact the guy probably deserves it more than he does. (Say what?) MC asks him what he means by that. (Unfortunately, neither she nor we get an answer.)
Night falls and Tav pulls up in the drive to the hacienda. Rather than go straight in he heads out back and finds JosA. After asking how he’s doing, Tav asks JosA if he’s been to see Maricruz. JosA says a bit awkwardly that he hasn’t because she doesn’t want to see him, and after all she is married. But, asks Tav, if she were single, would you marry her? (Hmmm. Seems Tav’s planning something.) JosA swallows hard and thinks about what he wants to say.
At the same time, Ofelia comes into the living room where Ester, Lucia and Simone are having coffee. She tells Lucia that that trashy broad is outside the front door and demanding to be let in. "--How dare she! I’m going out there this minute and talk to her myself!"
Tav asks JosA again. “—Would you marry her?? Answer me, Jose Antonio!” He turns to Tav and says “--Yes!” He would in a heartbeat if she was even slightly interested in him, and he would make her very happy! Tav accepts the painful truth bravely.
Out front, Lucia confronts MC from the veranda, demanding to know why she’s come. Mari looks sincerely penitent. “—I’ve come to ask your forgiveness.”
PEAM, Tuesday, May 28. Rogue: The three words that describe you are as follows, and I quote: Stink! Stank! Stunk!
Alma notices Susana hasn't shown up to work. Xochi tells Jesús she knows she can't compete with Almighty Alma for his affections. Disco Biscuit shows up out of uniform to speak to Alma, interrupting Xochi's slow acceptance of Chucho's inconvenient feelings.
Rogue drops by Fernie's apartment claiming his heart grew three sizes and he's ready, Rogue himself, to carve the roast beast. Er, I mean he says he wants to smoke the peace pipe. Probably full of the crack that gives him his usual crackpot ideas. Fern is still angry and isn't buying Rogue's change of attitude and fantasizes about telling him he's turned him in to the police, but he just acts pleased when Rogue claims to totally trust him to hold the fort while he and Alma are away. Fern sneers over Rogue's shoulder as they hug.
New, I think:
The swat team storms the warehouse. Delia doesn't seem to feel the need for the protective gear her team is sporting. Maybe because she can intimidate anyone into submission with just a glare. Inside, Mal reads the full-page, full-color newspaper spread gushing over Rogue and Alma's upcoming wedding, and gripes to his lackey/hash slinger Calavera that not only did his bestie Rogue not invite him, that skunk doesn't deserve a fine dame like Alma!
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Qué Bonito Amor #32 (Mex 47.2-48) Tuesday 5/28/13 Que Que What? Is That the Ghost of Rigoberto Past?
Tuesday, May 28, 2013
Amores Verdaderos #140 Tue 5/28/13 Good English, for a change
Lo siento, I sort of snoozed through parts of this episode. Here's a quick overview. Will flesh out bits later, but I think the action is slated to pick up in future episodes.
First off, an example of "Good English"!
|Nikki speaks pretty darn good English in this scene.|
Brief overview, based on memory, not in order:
* Nikki goes to the Little Gorilla's hotel, only to find that he's already gone home. She speaks IN ENGLISH to the hotel guy. Her English is better than his (which was understandable but with a definite oddness about it). Nikki sounded almost like a native to me.
* Vicki confronts Adri about her "feelings" for Big Angel. Adri assures Vicki that it's just a friendship, nothing more. Vicki doesn't seem to quite buy it until she eavesdrops on Big Angel and Adri talking about how they are Just Friends.
* Nikki and Roy the Boy agree to separate. This is not working out, they're just like buddies now, which is okay but not a marriage. They'll deal with the family when they get home.
* The Little Ape has returned to Mexico. His first stop is the Mansion where he meets up with Lili, who plants him with a big kiss. Uh oh. They have this discussion about how maybe she can be his novia. He tries to play the "let's be friends" card. Big Angel overhears the whole novia thing and FREAKS OUT, but the whole misunderstanding is soon smoothed over, 'cuz Guzmancito is not going to date Lili.
* Cande is now in town and visits the house and talks to Anyballs. She feels guilty for not letting anyone know about The Secret. (Lili's true parentage.) Anyballs asks her to keep the secret for a while longer. Eventually he'll sort it all out and everyone will know. The Furry Fornicator arrives and is introduced to Cande. He's soooo pleased to see her (as she is the writer of The Letter). Douche.
* Big Angel asks Cande about The Letter. He suspects that it contained the identity of Christina's father.
* Childish jealousy between Victoria and Big Angel. Big Angel loves Vicki but still feels guilty. We have more eavesdropping. Ho hum. Vicki gets the idea that Big Angel is willing to let her go. He pretty much tells her that she should "go for it!" with Carlos. So she decides she will. She doesn't sound too thrilled about it.
* Carlos visits the Balvanera house as Joan, to pick up Adri to go to some event where he is speaking about film as Joan. He seems kind of taken with her (kisses her on the cheeks effusively) but am not sure if that is for effect or what. For some dumb reason he thinks that he can come to the Balvanera mansion with little risk of being discovered by Vicki. Of course he almost is detected, as Adri invited Vicki to attend the event as well. Carlos/Joan has to think fast and jettison Adri out of there before Vicki comes down the stairs. Lame.
* Carlos later arranges to be at an imported food store as Carlos the Milk Man.
* At the film event, Jocelyn "warns" Adri to not get any ideas about Joan, that he's a "free spirit." Adri looks like she's thinking about it. Not sure she ever thought of Joan that way in the first place.
* The Little Ape does not know that Guillo has been kidnapped yet. Big Angel realizes this but doesn't say anything because he promised he wouldn't.
* Leo the Low returns to Mexico City, calls Beatriz and is able to learn that Guillo isn't with her. He pretends that he'll "let" Beatriz see Guillo. She just has to promise to not tell anyone. She of course will do anything to see Guillo.
* Big Angel visits with Opalina. He says he's losing Vicki. Opalina says no way. She gives him the key to her house so he can go there whenever he needs some down time or something.
* Kendra the Ho is furious because her skanky charms have not been enough to hold the Furry Fornicator. She calls her competition, Nabila, to find out what's up. Nabila is getting a massage and doesn't give a crap about any of this. Kendra the Ho swears that she'll kill Nabila, a threat which of course no one takes seriously. Nabila hangs up on the Ho.
* There is more petty horse manure between Vicki and Big Angel. She's gonna give Carlos a go. She visits Carlos at the Imported Food Store. He's wearing his Milkman Cap. She's doing her repressed sexual tension thing with Big Angel at the door of the Imported Food Store and Carlos sees. Carlos comments that she used to look at him (Carlos) like that 25 years ago! He ain't dumb. She blows that off and says she's there to see him, yadda yadda. They blab for a while about how she's changed, no she hasn't, oh whatever. Finally Carlos says he's gonna show her the REAL him! He plants a big, dry-looking kiss on her. End of episode.
I'm sure I missed some bits. Will fill them in later.
AVANCES: More of the dry kiss. Nikki and Guzman finally reunite. At last!
Amores Verdaderos #139 Mon 5/27/13 Angel with Guilts and Nil-Brains have a new rival. Nil-Brains keeps throwing mud at himself while Angel with Guilts continues to fight his own demons. Carlos wonders what he got into. Poor Guillo goes from one bad situation to another
Guillo continues riding the back of the truck.
Frankie calls ex-wife, got stuck at airport due to snow cancellations. He is sorry he won’t be there to give Guillo his hug.
Gilda tells Victoria that Guillo is still lost… Vicky questions why Bea did not tell Frankie, Gilda says Bea did not want Frankie to come back right away, he would have if he knew. Vicky imagines Bea and Guillo’s pain of separation. She can understand perfectly what it is like for a mother to lose her child as she sees her sister’s suffering with her baby girl.
Padre from hometown has come to offices to talk to Angel with Guilts. ‘Guilt is a very hard weed to remove from the garden of our serenity’. Angel with Guilts thinks he was not a good husband. He failed Cristina with his thoughts. And even though everyday he fights against his feelings for Vicky, he can’t. And now he is also afraid of losing her. Vicky’s old flame has come back to her life. (Vicky comes by outside the door and can hear the rest). Angel can’t resign himself to the idea of Vicky rebuilding her life with another. Padre says if you can’t right your life, let her do it with her own. Angel says he will never be able to get over what happened with Cris. Padre says ‘never’ is a harsh term. Time will heal your wound. Angel thinks it is best is to let Vicky live her own fate. She told him about her feelings for him and he rejected her due to his guilt. He knows it is time to let her live her life, but his heart does not understand.
Vicky, now back in her office, tells herself that it is no good that Angel has feelings for her if he can’t put off the guilt for Cris. Ours is a hopeless love.
At KenDrat’s, same ol same ol… she nags about his not spending time with her, he nags back ‘can’t do enough to please you’. She nags that he is keeping her in ‘single mom’ status. He wants to assure his financial status before he gets divorced. There is a new deal he is wrapping up for MI with a facial crème company, he’ll get good money for that. She does not believe him, she is ‘FED UP!! FED UP!!!’. He calls her HYSTERIC, he is fed up with her nagging. She asks him if he got tired of her for being ‘fat’ or is he unfaithful to her with another? If he is, she will kill him!. He leaves. KenDrat blames her unborn daughter, you make me fat, be born already!! Darn the moment I got pregnant!!
Frankie alone in hotel remembers his best moments with Nikki caressing/kissing the chain/pendant she gave him. Nikki still at hotel in Toronto, CAN, also remembers him. He cries devastated. (a song in the background, I think it is Reik, talks about ‘you gave another your heart’). Later he says she is a love that couldn’t be but also a love he can’t get out of his heart, his AMOR VERDADERO. She writes him another ‘can’t wait for us to be together forever and ever’ letter. Roy comes to tell her he has to go to a press conference. She is ‘tu fresh y yo cool’ with that. They are very nice to each other.
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Monday, May 27, 2013
Qué Bonito Amor #31 (Mex 46-47.1) Monday 5/27/13
PEAM, Monday 5/27/13 (#56): It's the Singer, Not the Song
Alma and Chucho continue celebrating her rip-roarin' wild bachelorette party with lemonade and chitchat. She tells Chucho that Paty stuck with her when she needed her the most - when her father was very sick. (And when Rogelio was around all the time, I'll bet!)
A song comes on that Alma likes - it's our theme song, not the disco one, but the other one. Chucho dares her to sing karaoke. She accepts the challenge and bravely sings her heart out! Somewhere, Chuck Barris is looking for his gong... but the people at the bar are listening with the audio equivalent of beer-goggles, and Chucho would love her singing even if she sounded like a chorus of Wookiees. The fact that he sees a montage of all their kisses helps, too.
Afterward, Alma says Rogelio would never have "let" her go up there to sing. She feels like she can be herself around Chucho. She doesn't feel that way with anyone else. (SO DON'T MARRY ROGELIO, YOU DIMWIT! SERIOUSLY!!)
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Corazón Indomable #11, 5/27/13: Tragedia Amorosa
Saturday, May 25, 2013
Corazón Indomable Fri. May 24 Mistakes Were Made
As Maricruz and Gramps confer outside over Solita's diagnosis (bird flu from some chickens? You folks don't have any chickens. Maybe the evil eye?) They are joined by Solita who weakly smiles and hugs gramps so she must be feeling better. A Festivus miracle! Maricruz suspects that there still may be more to this but remembers that Solita can't speak so... there's still a mystery.
Ester shrewdly suspects that Octavio's wife may be beautiful and this presents a challenge. Lucia takes the opportunity to enumerate a few of Maricuz's flaws as Maricruz admits to Grampa that she hasn't quite picked up the knack of eating at a table with civilized people but right now she's still concerned that not all is well with Solita.
Yay! It's dinnertime and the family is gathering around the table. Maricruz arrives a bit late and the beautiful and patiently concerned Lucia suggests that Maricruz wash her hands as a bemused Ester looks on. Miguel has taken his place at the head of the table and is calmly sipping a shot of Tequila. As Maricruz scampers away to follow her sister-in-law's helpful advice, Ester, who is seated next to Octavio offers for him to taste her green cocktail (it's a bit strong for her) and flirts a bit as Maricruz returns and promptly goes nuclear, offering to rearrange Ester's hair. Dinner's over.
Maricruz pouts in her room as the Octavio, Miguel, and Lucia gather in the drawing room to review and analyze the evening's proceedings. They agree... mistakes were made... Maricruz still needs a bit of polishing... Ester could have been a little more discreet. Later upstairs, Lucia joins Ester who thinks that it all went rather well, Maricruz is now her enemy, as downstairs, Octavio whines to Miguel that he feels that the cousins are ganging up on his wife. Miguel reminds Octavio that Lucia is pregnant and is adversely affected by conflict.
At bedtime, Maricruz is still in a snit. She complains that she was annoyed by Ester's groping of her husband and refuses to come to bed. A laid back Octavio doesn't see a huge problem but Maricruz is steadfast and threatens... wait for it... DIVORCE! Tomorrow she will return to the family hovel.
She hasn't learned to eat with a knife and fork but somehow is acquiring basic civilization survival skills.
It's morning and Ester is planning to go horseback riding with Octavio. Even Lucia thinks this may be pushing things too far too fast. Too late... Ofelia announces that Octavio is on his way down.
Upstairs Maricruz is asleep on the sofa as The simian Octavio weirdly climbs about her partially clad form. This scene is vaguely familiar... hmmm... maybe without the monkey... some famous painting... She awakens... oops... squirrel shot... and goes to the window in time to catch a glimpse of her new husband riding off with her new favorite enemy...Ester. She hurries down the stairs, out the front door... gone! Already out of sight. She scurries about the yard and bumps into Lucia who wisely counsels her about jealousy. Octavio won't like it and might take her back to grandpa. Too late for that, Maricruz has decided to go home on her own. She returns to her room, gathers up hr rags and her monkey... "She's gone!" Lucia gleefully announces to Ofelia.
And just like that she's back at the hut complaining to Grandfather, "He doesn't want me."
About that same moment two horses gallop up to the ranch house. A race and Ester the Amazon has won but announces that tomorrow she will let him win. Suddenly the Amazon needs help dismounting and ends up melting and oozing down the front of Octavio. He gently but firmly deposits her safely on the ground and goes in search of his wife. He checks their bedroom... she's gone, monkey and all.
Downstairs, Ester boasts to Lucia who is with Miguel that it was a piece of cake. When Octavio joins them complaining that his wife is gone Lucia suggests that maybe she went to the river to wash her things, in any event, even if she's left, she just wasn't fitting in.
In the hut that evening we find that Maricruz has gone all fetal and has decided to languish, starve, and die... much like her mom. She even refuses a cup of milk offered by a helpful, hopeful, and apparently somewhat recovered Solita.
From the front porch back at the ranch a helpful, hopeful, and apparently somewhat annoyed Miguel suggests to his mopey sib that he not go after Maricruz "Teach her a lesson." Octavio looks defeated and numbly replies, "You might be right."
Separately the unhappy couple pouts and whimpers and whines... next!
No, a cheery India Maria slopping some pornographically posed nubile sows is... not what we're looking for...next!
At breakfast, Lucia seems happy that MariC hasn't returned and Miguel just seems vexed by all the bother. Back at the hut, Maricruz is busy fading and dying. Grandpa offers, threatens, and finally decides to go to the ranch to straighten things out.
And heeere's Ramiro! Wearing his best (only?) yellow shirt, he knocks on the rancho front door. Wait'll Offy gets a whiff. Yesterday Cynderella was certain that José Ángel (AV) smells like Old Spice. Today I'm equally certain that Ramiro does not.
He tells Ofelia that he's there to talk to Octavio and when informed that he's not there he insists on speaking to Miguel and if not Miguel, then Lucia... he'll wait. Ofelia informs Lucia of their guest. Not wanting to fill the house with fleas, she agrees to meet with the old man out by the pool.
Ofelia escorts Ramiro to the pool area but cautions him against getting too close to the señora.
The two discuss the relative merits of the marriage but bottom line, Grampa wants Octavio to come and get his wife before she withers and dies and if not... well, he capable of... whatever. "Life for life!" Woooo!
On the way home, Ramiro vents a little with India Maria who wrings her hands. Yawn.
While Solita is spending a quiet moment (I guess all her moments are quiet) Euby rides up (such a pretty horse... such a disgusting rider), dismounts, and creeps up behind her... "Look, fresh meat." I swear that's what he said... die now, you bastard. He reaches out and strokes her hair. Startled and terrified she flees into the safety of the hut and secures the door.
Maricruz takes a break from her dying and goes outside to confront Eusebio. She tells him to get the Hell out and don't come back they don't want that stinkin' food. He pops his pitiful little whip but she's unimpressed. Perhaps she dimly remembers a sour old guy in a wheelchair who had a much more frightening way with a whip...
She observes that though he is bad, others at the ranch are worse. Solita desperately clings to Maricruz as they watch Eusebia depart.
Followed by Ester, Octavio confronts Lucia inside. She tells him of Ramiro's visit, his threat, and Maricruz's hunger strike. He mounts up and hurries to the hut where he finds Maricruz laid out on her death cot looking ghastly (well he thinks she does, I think she looks fine).
He kneels by her side as we go to a break.
Back from the break, "Maricruz, Maricruz," he implores. She blinks dramatically and replies appropriately, "Octavio, Octavio." Bravo, writers, Bravo.
We take a chance to catch our breaths after this powerful scene by joining Alejandro and Carola as they discuss improvements for the casino and his intentions toward her sister Raiza... we'll get back to them in a moment but first...
Octavio makes up with Maricruz.
Over a light lunch, the cousins and Miguel discuss the newlyweds. Ester agrees to back off. Things are gonna get better.
Having made up, Octavio invites Maricruz to come back to the ranch with him. They come dangerously to having makeup sex right there in the hut, but fortunately she is weak from her couple of days of starvation. Phew.
Back with Al and Caro, basically he is lonely, he knows that Raiza is looking out for Raiza but if he can't find his daughter... well, Raiza is not exactly bad company either so far now he will neither encourage or discourage her. As for the casino, his philosophy varies slightly from Carola's. He thinks that people come to gamble and she thinks that they come for a good time. Both agree that it should be profitable. Yawn.
Meanwhile, back at the ranch, Maricruz is abed and being pampered by her designated Nana, India Maria. Soup, advice, and encouragement. Both Octavios are there. Life is good.
Looks like lunch is still in progress. Octavio joins Miguel, Lucia, and Ester at the table. Ofelia is serving. It's quiet. Octavio notices and asks Ester if mice have eaten her tongue. Nopis, it's just that she's been forbidden to speak with him because of Maricruz's sensitivity. Maricruz is then discussed by all and the consensus is pretty much that Maricruz needs to shape up or ship out before she ends up killing someone.
Upstairs, Maricruz and Octavionito contemplate killing Ester... at least in theory.
Left alone at the table the cousins complain and conspire. Ester is hatching a plan to prey on Octavio's jealousy.
Now outdoors the cousins continue to plot. Lucia has just the right person in mind, a handsome peón, José Antonio. Ester looks wistful, "José Antonio, he's very handsome."
That evening, Eusebio and Ofelia in bed... in the stable... Yikes! They're part of the plan.
Next morning Eusebio takes a moment to terrorize India Maria and a few chickens before finding Maricruz to tell her that he just saw Octavio and Ester kissing... down by the river.
"I"m going to kill her... I'm going to kill her!"
Amores Verdaderos #138 Fri 5/24/13 The Angel Missteps, But He's A Good Listener and Advice Giver; Guillo is More Like His Uncle Frankie!
We start this epi in the kitchen of the Balvanera Manse where Ms Vikki is out of sorts, seeing the camaraderie of the Angel, Lili and Adri as they want to go out for tacos. Ms Vikki is sorting feeling like the fourth wheel. They ask if she'd like to go with them? She uses work as an excuse not to go out. Jealous much Ms Vikki? They go and Ms Vikki calls Nikki up in Toronto. She is happy to hear from her super Mami but Roy and Omar are waiting for her and thanks for calling. Love you! Click. Now Nikki has a vision of Guzmancito sitting on the sofa in her hotel room and he tells her he can't wait for her to get to New York, so they can tour Manhattan, take tons of pictures of the Statue of Liberty and kiss in Central Park. This vision fades and Nikki swears that soon, very soon Guzmancito will see how much she loves him. Awwww.
The Pau Gets Some Shockingly Bad News:
Pau has gone to the doctor for the results of her tests. She wants the truth, no coddling. She has third stage multiple myeloma, cancer of the plasma cells. Pau is shocked and asks how much time she has left. Only three months. Now Pau cries and if I had been her I would have cried too. The Doctor tells her he can give her meds for the pain and also so she can have some type of quality of life.
Cande Is Back!
Cande is looking for a job at the same hospital Pau is at. She tells the Doctor she will take any type of work that is open. The Doc tells her no problem they have her cell number in case they need her, and Cande starts down the hall and bumps into the Pau who drops her paperwork. Cande helps her pick it up and then recognizes the Pau as the Pau recognizes Cande.
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Qué Bonito Amor #30 (Mex 44.2-45) Friday 5/24/13 Maria's Mariachi Miracle Man or JAntos to the Rescue!
PEAM #55- 5/24/13: She Likes The Way He Moves, Mr Grinch Pays a Visit to Monterrey.
Twas a couple days before Christmas,
And all through Avon,
The people were working,
No smiles going on.
Except for the baddies that had visions of mis planes dancing through their heads!
So please read the recap, and judge for yourself,
Who'll have the best Christmas and who has outdone himself ; )
St Ferny Will Have A Blue Christmas:
Imagine if you will, St Ferny, who is sweating bullets cause Discua has shown up at his door unannounced with Jess' shirt in his hand behind his back. Discua would like to be invited in, and before St Ferny can say a thing, she enters the apartment, hears Jess, and goes and takes a look see. Ruh, Roh, there is Jess in St. Ferny's bed naked as a jaybird, except she is all covered up by the bed spread. Well, Discua is not very happy, she actually wanted to see if that text she got was true! She slaps St Ferny and tells him off, and calls Jess a mujerzuela! Discua dumps St. Ferny right there cause he broke her heart, even though St Ferny, who actually has resisted the temptation of Jess, wasn't given a chance to explain. Now St. Ferny is the patron Saint of lost loves and the misjudged. Pobrecito! Of course the source of the temptation is as happy as if she were just handed some figgy pudding. Now Jess is all dressed again and St. Ferny wants to know if she set this up like the evil elf she is. He figures out that Jess must have had something to do with that text that was sent to Discua. Jess denies, denies, denies. St Ferny grabs her wrist now and wants some truthiness from her. St Ferny loves his Discua! St Ferny is demanding an answer! He is acting very unsaintly like. Jess claims she knows nothink! St Ferny tells Jess that Discua is his one and only love. St Ferny is slowly slipping away from sainthood, cause now he has Jess by the throat demanding an answer. She finally fesses up this was all Rogue's idea as revenge and he sent the text. St. Ferny is breathing St. Elmo's fire! St Ferny can't beleive his own Bubby set him up and Jess tells him Rogue did this for his own good. St. Ferny says his Bubby will pay, and off he goes, with Jess chasing him!
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Friday, May 24, 2013
TELEMUNDO Y MÁS -- week of May 27, 2013
Weekend Discussion: What do you want from the novelas you watch?
We're still shocked, however, when a female character is raped and especially when she is particularly vulnerable, like Solecita in Corazon Indomable. We should be outraged, indeed.
What do you want to see? How do you want to feel after you see an episode?
I want to see more stories that consistently reflect current human reality. Women with education and confidence who aren't afraid to face the world on their own terms. Current attitudes about religion, class structure, education, and human behavior. What are real workplace dynamics?
Please, no comic relief in the middle of something violent, serious, and/or emotional. That is bad writing because it interferes with the emotional impact of the main events. It also makes the whole episode less memorable.
No sudden detours or about-faces; think out a story before committing it to the computer screen. El Fantasma de Elena could have been a great supernatural story about ghosts and werewolves if some writer hadn't decided three weeks into shooting that they needed to change this to a psycho twin story (though I do give them credit for a great final fate for the villana).
Be consistent with the period of the story. If you're going to have the characters get DNA tests to show kinship, why don't they have cell phones?
Rant away, amigos.
Qué Bonito Amor #29 (Mex 43-44.1) Thursday 5/23/13 Que Miedoso Crisis
Ruben claims he came to the house to talk to Amalia, not Maria. He apologizes to her. She doesn't seem to care for his apology, but offers him a drink. He hesitates before sitting on the couch and brushes it off with his hand before he does. Don't worry jackass…poor isn't contagious.
JAntos starts to tell Maria something, but is overcome and they get busted hugging by Colosso. He mocks her for forgiving him yet again and tells them both to hurry up and get ready for the first set.
Isa's friend still can't get her to wake up and goes running up the hill for help.
Ruben tries to tell Amalia he and Maria are just friends and he wants to support her professionally. Amalia's like, "Dude, you're married and she's young and hot. And the fact that you're now getting divorced means I want you even farther away from her! I don't want her being called a homewrecker on your account!" Even in the kitchen, Paloma's not buying Ruben's crap about how he and his wife just fell out of love or whatever. Poor Rebecca comes pounding on the door to tell them that Isa's been run over.
Ay Jalisco has a packed house and Colosso talks to everyone about the set list. He figures by the second set Maria and JAntos will have broken up again and will delight the audience by airing their grievances in song. He jokes that he'll sing last since JAntos said he only gets applause once JAntos has warmed up the audience for him. He tells El de la Ponytail to get the musicians on stage, but Susanito hasn't arrived yet. Colosso and JAntos have words once again about JAntos forgetting his place and not giving Colosso the respect he thinks he deserves. Yawn. A otra con ese cancion, Colosso, cause this girl is tired of hearing it!
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Amores Verdaderos #137 Thu 5/23/13 Lunch with a Milkman and a Bodyguard
Ballsvanera Mansion Driveway: Disney Princess Lilly tells Arriaga that Guzman called her from New York. She's told him that Victoria's back and informed him of everything that's been going on in the Ballsvanera House.
Ballsvanera Mansion Foyer: Victoria tells Adrianna that Carlos asked about her. Adrianna tells Victoria that she got the director of photography job for Conny's movie and she's meeting him for dinner later. Victoria congratulates her sister.
Kendra's Apartment: KENDRA...HAS...ON...CLOTHES! It's a floor-lengthed night gown but, it's a good start. Kendra is b*tchin' at Nelson. He slept with her last night and doesn't understand what more she expects from him. She wants more of him; she wants him to be a father. Nelson is aware that Kendra only wanted him to stay with her because Vicky came home last night. Kendra doesn't deny it and accuses Nelson of being in love with his wife. Nelson won't leave his wife until he gets a bigger share Meta Imagen stock. After Nelson leaves, Kendra tells her stomach that she's tired of being knocked up and wishes the baby would come soon. She's sure that Nelson has lost interest in her because her belly is swollen. She wants the baby to come so it will take Nicky's place in his heart.
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Thursday, May 23, 2013
Corazon Indomable Capitulo 9 Thursday, May 23, 2013 Fun and Games Down at the Ranch; Not So Much Fun in the Woods.
- Gramps brings Monktavio to MC to make her happy. Meanwhile, human Octavio muses over their future and how to make a living. He considers leaving MC behind, with Gramps, while he finds work elsewhere.
- MC’s peaceful time propping her injured foot comes to an end when Lucia joins her on the lawn. Lucia shows MC the baby clothes she is creating, but their happy moment is interrupted when Monktavio flings himself at Lucia. Shrieking, she informs MC of her monkey allergy. The beast is banished to the bedroom forever!
- Octavio attempts to sell 10 cows to a neighboring rancher. Sad to say, the poor quality cattle aren’t worth buying, so no deal, no money for our chulito. He returns to the ranch to learn that he and MC are expected to turn out in some decent toggery for a formal lunch with the Riveras, old friends. MC protests, but Octavio insists. MC puts on a longer halter dress, similar to Lucia’s wardrobe. No word on where or how she got it.
PEAM # 54-5/23/13- Foolishness, Confusion and Where Is The Light???
Corazon Indomable #8 Wed. 5/22 A Cameo Guest Appearance, a Breakup and a Makeup
(I combined certain scenes for the purpose of a more flowing recap and continuity)
The Argument: The guest appearance? Why it’s none other than Paula Abdul portraying Maricruz at the party. Paula and Octavio are discussing what happened at the party in their bedroom. Octavio lays it down that he wants a divorce. Paula calls him a liar, that he said he cared about her and would care about her forever, but now wants a divorce. He says he doesn’t know if he ever cared for her or just pitied her.
Lucia interrupts the moment and insists on talking to Octavio. He comes out and she asks about Maricruz and if she can help. He replies that it’s all her fault for what has transpired, right down to the adorned dress, but the lying liar lies again, saying that MC asked for it to be altered. Meanwhile, Maricruz continues sobbing saying her mother had the same problem with a womanizing husband.
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Qué Bonito Amor #28 (Mex 41.5-42) Wednesday 5/22/13 Patín de Diablo, Swings, and sneakers with lights
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