Wednesday, January 08, 2014
Lo Que La Vida Me Robó Miercoles 1/8/14 #41
Pedro is going to be madder than a wet hen when these plans go bust.
...and Lady Nadia! Would anyone have ever dreamed that she would have had the strength to face down Pedro the way she did?!
I fear for her life.
...and the ring? Who will get it next?
If he's dead (which is most likely) the next person to see it might be whoever goes through his pockets. That could be anyone.
If Alejandro recognizes it he will think that his sperm donor had dirty dealings with Loreto, which would not be inaccurate. Not that it matters that Loreto took the ring off Pervertino's newly dead hand.
Well, it looks like the path is cleared for Pedro to be the villain we expect from Sergio Sendel.
Nadia is right. Pedro is a very sick man.
On tv, the previews showed Antonio saying his goodbyes as he prepared to leave the hacienda. But before he can get out the door, Ezequiel Bazurto (Alexis Ayala) shows up and arrests him! (I think he calls him José Luis Alvarez). Oy vey.
Have we had even one episode that was boring or felt like so much filler? This novela is very compelling -- and so is this recap. Excellent!
BTW, when Nadia listens to Pedro's rant and responds "Estás mal," I understood it to mean "You're wrong!" I suspected it was a very Mexican or Central American thing so I poked around on WordReference and found this:
Forgive me. You know what a nerd I am.
ITA that there has been no filler in this TN. That alone is pretty darn amazing, in my view.
Your 'estilo gotico' writing was a perfect fit for dark and gloomy atmosphere of the capitulo. As NM and Fatima said, in 'Robo' we are getting no filler epis at all. Amazing.
Cross off two villains in two nights and we are only 1/4 of the way through the show! This show has me hooked.
I could not believe that we got Refugio back out of dire peril already. The guy has more lives than a cat.
I am glad Montse told Rosario about the money. I hope those two somehow find out about Adolfito's and Maria's roles in the theft.
Urban Anthropologist: Thanks for doing the capitulo on such short notice and for really expressing the feeling of the show.
I wonder if the production unit waited for rain or decided to film in spite of it? The rain and gloom surely added to the effect.
EJ, speaking of 9 lives, Victor and Nadia are definitely playing with fire. So far they are the best love couple (IMO), unable to stay apart even though they are all too well aware of the consequences. I'm kinda scared for those two though.
EJ, I hope that Macario will also be a witness on Montse's behalf when they tell Ale that his money is missing. Montse and Rosario should do a secret search of Maria's room.
Wow! What an episode and what an awesome recap. You really nailed it with your writing style. Thanks so much for posting so early too. It is greatly appreciated.
So much happening in these epi's that I don't know where to start. I am still surprised that Juvie was killed so quickly. Maybe he will come back as a ghost as someone suggested yesterday. And now with Loreto also dead, I guess that leaves Pedro and Ezequiel as the main villains, besides Gracie and Dimi.
Pedro is kind of scary. After Nadia's brave confrontation with him, I thought he was going to do something else with that pillow. (Like suffocate her) He barely missed hitting Nadia with that pillow when he threw it at the headboard. I hope that she leaves his ass. I am so happy that she stood up to him and let him know how she feels about their 'marriage'. It's clear that Pedro only wanted to marry her to advance his political career. The truth will come out one day. Maybe he has a lover, and with everyone nowadays having a camera phone, Pedro will be caught on video "con las manos en la masa."
It was such a touching scene when Nadia was waiting outside in the rain to see Victor. I felt so bad for her as she cried out his name. And then when she came inside and asked Victor to lie to her and tell her that he loved her because she needed to be loved, even if it was a lie. My heart just sank. To me this scene was more touching and harder to watch than the goodbye scene between Montse and JL. What a relief it must have been for Victor to just give in and tell Nadia that he really did love her, and to forgive him for making her suffer. They are such an adorable couple. I think these two actors and really good in their roles.
Thank goodness we didn't have to see much of BM in this epi. Of course she wasn't even thinking of how her father must have felt knowing his killer was his own brother. The only thing on her mind was whether or not Ale was mad at her. BM, you are a selfish, obsessive, hateful, hipocrita, ofresida, ladrona! I feel better now. Sorry, Carlos, but I had to let it out.
Anyhoo, did anyone else see Ale's face when Montse came out in her nighty. I'm sure there were a million things going through his mind (among other places) when he saw her. His eyes lighted up a bit. I think Montse and Ale are growing closer, and if JL ever decides to make like a tree and leave, then maybe they can finally have some alone time.
It seemed to me that JL was more concerned about Refugio's safety than that of Montserrat's. JL was really distraught when they told him that they had found Refugi beaten up by the river. JL could have left Refug behind, but he didn't. That bromance is one strong love that no one can tear apart.
I must go to bed now. More comments later today.
p.s. Ale sure did look handsome in tonight's epi.
Back to sleep...hasta pronto!
I was glad to see that Macario was a witness when Montse opened the drawer with no money. Because we all know that BM (being the bitch that she is)is planning to blame Montse for the missing money. I am hoping that this backfires on BM, and then she will feel even worse for sleeping with Adolfito.
Okay, now I am really off to bed.....
Nadia broke my heart with her crying in the rain. I had no idea she loved Victor so much. First she shows strenght in confronting Pedro and then she totally breaks down in front of Victor.
I was on the edge of my seat (literally), screaming at him: "Go get her, you fool, she's sitting in the rain, crying for you!"
Ale and Montse had a cute scene before he left, but how much longer will their platonic relationship be believable? He's smitten, she's smitten, when is the sexy stuff coming?
JL as a murderer? Wow, that's a hard pill to swallow.
"The tinkling of the ice provoked an eerie atmosphere", "loquacious man" and "The curse of the ring had claimed a second victim" were amond my favorites.
Elna June, I also thought it strange that the two most interesting (and evil)villains were dispatched so quickly. I will continue the theme Judy started some time ago that Pedro is indeed evil, but is coming across as so one dimensional (acting? character? both?), his wooden delivery and steely stare do not breathe any life or fire into the role.
I also loved how Nadia faced him (Fatima, I think Pedro might lack the courage to kill Nadia, only because she is of use to him presently). Adriana Noel, I am not sure how Victor could let her scream in the rain as long as he did. At least he came to his senses eventually.
Jose Luis certainly showed no cowardice here. If only he had spoken up to Monse's father long ago, everything that traspired might have been averted.
NovelaMaven, I so agree with you! Every minute has been exciting here, nail biting suspense. I always can't wait to see what happens next.
Whatever will Ale say when he finds out the money is gone? Even if he confronts Maria, she will likely try and put the blame squarely on Monse. It will be interesting to see who he believes. Aunty Ann, I hope he believes his wife, but that remains to be seen.
Can't wait til tonight.
Urban, again, truly amazing.
The human variety of that is often far more frightening than a mindless beast.
There is no good reason Monserrat had to sneak into Maria's room as she is the mistress of the house. She and Rosario need to barge in there this second and search. They won't find much of that money but what Alfie gave her is far more than she could be expected to possess. She's been caught in Monserrat's room before, so she is a natural suspect.
Nadia needs to leave Pedro ASAP and go far away from Agua Azul. Victor needs to hire someone else to manage the factories and follow her. However, that would put them out of the story and we'd miss a lot of good stuff. These two actors are great together.
Loreto is dead by JL's hand. Now he really does have blood on his hands, but like Refugio, he was protecting someone else. He owes Refugio his life, and Ale owes JL his life, three times over. When Ale finally learns his true identity, what will count most- their rivalry for Monse, or the three times JL saved his life?
Looks like that crazy sadist creep Pedro isn't going to let Nadia in any sort of peace. The scorpion in silver around his neck was so appropriate. Too bad Victor gave in to Nadia's pleas unless he was ready to take her and get the heck out of town. This could get very ugly.
Nobody, (except for Juventino and several others lol) deserved that bullet more than Loreto.
So glad that Montse discovered the missing money first.
I felt so bad for Nadia yesterday. Thankfully Victor finally broke down and said he still loved her.
Ale definatley was looking hot last night. I liked that Montse came out to see him when he came home in her nightie. I think he was surprised but happy.
Can't wait for tonight!
UA, this was mahvelous!!
'The curse of the ring had claimed a second victim.' LOL!
I hope they don't extend it several times over. It looks very good and LRG is doing a great job as Jose Luis. Our boricua is doing us proud. (he and I grew up just a few miles away from each other) My family even frequented same cafe/restaurant (Fuentes BBQ) right around where he grew up.
Great episode. I couldn't help thinking Refugio wants to get rid of the rival for his bromantic love, reminding JL that he must kill Ale. Tsk, tsk Fugie!
Pedro. What a psycho: "You will never find my equal. ." You got that right! Any nick names for this anal orifice? I think my man is not gay, I think he has permanent ED, the bastid!
"Lord Alejandro was also loading a pistol, which he shoved into his trousers just before Lady Monserrat entered." Uh, didn't JL do this too? Montse should've warned him of the possible harm to the other pistol by this action. Is it a guy thing? Like, I would never slip a loaded pistol, barrel first under my left (or right for that matter) breast. Sheesh!
I loved that "Rosario quickly thought of Maria" and Montse agreed. Yes! Finally some good old down home common sense leading immediately to the right conclusion! Get the 'ho'!
"Finally, he carried her into the bedchamber and relieved her of her clothing and any doubts she had of his regard for her." That was just tender, Urban. I know I wasn't supposed to but I was kinda laughing at Nadia outside in the pouring rain yelling "Victor" for hours! Damn. Must be some good sh*t!
And yes, JL! JL is doing much better in the bromance department. I like probably most of you knew he wouldn't shoot "el buen tipo". JL you are forgiven for every drop of sweat, for every whiny syllable and for every time you ducked behind a bush! I hope JL has a table though I fear he can't get out of this story alive and I think he knows it. And had to laugh again when Ale noted JL had saved his life a third time with a bemused look on his face.
I have to remind Ale that Montse should get credit for one of those times since "He still awaits the day when she will truly prove her love." Ale, recognize!
I felt so bad for Nadia yesterday. Thankfully Victor finally broke down and said he still loved her.
Ale definatley was looking hot last night. I liked that Montse came out to see him when he came home in her nightie. I think he was surprised but happy.
Can't wait for tonight!
The other matter of the money and Monserrat is different. Thus far he has had little reason to trust her. She has tried to bolt more than once, including on the wedding day. It won't be a stretch if he concludes that she was getting smarter about setting it up by acting shocked in front of Macario and running to Rosario for help.
These two things are not separate, either. Although Jose Luis lacks the true self-discipline of a military man, his motive for his recent actions is enough to provoke some improved long-term planning.
Maria, however, has just found out that her uncle murdered her father. If she were anyone else I could see how sympathy for that would outweigh almost anything; nobody deserves to have that happen. The problem is that she will stop at nothing to get Alejandro for herself and I can see her attempting to kill Monserrat if that is what it would take. We're not there yet as we're not quite a quarter of the way through the series, but if the writers don't kill her at the halfway mark I can see her as deciding to murder Monserrat or arrange an "accident" down the road.
Heck with our major twosome, Nadia and Vick just ruled last night. Bless her for telling her egomaniac hubby what she thinks of her marriage, and frankly him. The scene outside the house and their reconciliation...talk about chemistry and tearing at heart strings. We know they will go thru the depths of hell soon thanks to that cretin she married, but hopefully they will both come out at the end of this in one piece and happy. A toast to them at their patio table.
I don't have the warm and fuzzies on what Ale will do when he discovers JL is, well, JL. We have way too many episodes to think he's not going to go off the deep end, throw a tantrum and make both Monsa and JL suffer if those previews prove to be true.He's not enough in a happy place with trusting Monse that he would think sensibly on how the guy has saved his life, etc. That's my thinking for what it's worth. My paper bag at the Ale table is all set and ready. I may be wearing it when sitting there for awhile.
Love Alexis A. so looking forward to see if he steps up as our new secondary semi-villian. I still think we're suppose to look at Pedro as the ultimate bad guy, but maybe Ezequiel will be more fun to watch than Mr. Serious Pedro.
Haven't seen Montse do this yet, for neither of her galans.
So far: Ale - violent stud
JL - sweaty stud
Victor - STUDLY a secas
We know that he does not actually use the favors of the girls at the strip club and there has to be a reason for that. Based on what we have seen thus far, Nadia is unlikely to have seen him without his clothes on. We've previously discussed possibilities for his apparent asexuality, but it will probably be a while before we actually get the answer from the writers.
It's possible that they hadn't made a decision about this when this episode was written.
Thus far he has no relatives we know of and he has never spoken of his parents, so I am guessing they are dead. We don't know his character's age, but if we assume that he is meant to be about 40, his parents' deaths could have been premature -- as in accident or murder.
Speculation, not spoiler: He had abusive parents and when he couldn't take it anymore he set fire to the house and got burned while trying to escape, leaving major scars on his body and possibly specifically on his equipment.
If Alejandro actually got shot in last night's episode, we may find out whether Monserrat now feels for him as Nadia feels for Victor.
Urban- I do think she's as young as Monse, and that's exactly how Pedro was able to hoodwink her into marrying him. She was young and naive. But she is no longer naive, and because of his neglect and abuse, she no longer loves Pedro. He could have had her devotion (even without the sex) had he just been a little nicer to her.
Thanks for doing this wonderful recap. It was incredibly gripping, and I especially LOVED your detailed section with great dialogue on the exchange between Pedro and Nadia and your vivid descriptions of their expressions and body language:
"She faced him squarely, with all her courage and without regard for consequences. "
"She left him standing alone in the parlour, his face frozen in anger, and his voice silenced by her daring to speak the truth."
It's great to see Nadia showing so much courage. And her determination to see Victor was amazing. I agree with all commenters who found their scenes touching and who love this couple.
I had been thinking that Pedro is gay, but I really like your idea that he is instead incredibly disfigured underneath his clothes!
What I have never been able to figure out is WHY Pedro was so obsessed with finding J-L in the first place. If I remember correctly, originally Pedro said something to Loreto about J-L being the kind of man they needed for the work they wanted to do, but I never really understood what skill set J-L seemed to have in particular that made him so desirable to Pedro. I guess we're not supposed to know yet and just go with it, but I'm finding it hard to believe that Pedro would be so focused on J-L. Did I miss something?
Thanks again, Urban Anthropologist! I really enjoyed reading this dramatic and well-written recap!
Montse's got big love for Ale, too. As much as I loved his eyes lighting up when he saw her in her cute little night gown, I love the sweet not so secret smile that flits across her face like, "damn, this fine hunk of manhood is mine! It's so cute. Montse spotted the gun at the fair before anyone so she and JL have jointly saved Ale's life and her distraught manner and worry over him when he was shot the first time was real. I like, though, how Montse does seem every bit a 19 year old the way she sparred with Maria even before she began having feelings for Ale. Her giving him a little hug from the back after the drama with Juvie earlier in the day was a cute kind of juvenile territorial gesture.
Urban and others, I agree, whether his equipment was disfigured or is size-challenged, it is non-functional probably with either sex leaving the wild-eyed, explosive, grunting asshole we know as Pedro! As for what he wanted with JL I agree with you Julia Rold that it's unclear. Maybe Pedro was supposed to be written gay but they're not doing a very good job or the actor didn't want to play a serious all out gay role. I think they'd do better to go with ED based on pure eeevil.
I hope that Rosario starts listening at doorways and hears a conversation between Malria and ADdled about that money.
Which is why he was willing to pay Alejandro twice its market value for it.
We have seen Pedro in the strip club, which is his connexion to the sex trade. However, the women we saw in those scenes look like they freely chose that work. Esmeralda is coming off as a classic Novela Hooker With a Heart of Gold, so I don't think she was trafficked into Mexico for this.
Whether Pedro is trafficking young girls for the sex trade or drugs for street sale, it takes a very cold fish to do this.
Amor Real had civil war break out in the middle, but that is not possible here. Which is why JL is a Navy man rather than Army. One of the prime duties of the Mexican Navy might be (in this tale) to prevent smuggling, although we already know that it is corrupt enough to cave to a request from a retired Admiral's wife. Military pay is not even a living wage in most countries, so someone in the Navy could be seduced into accepting big money from drug dealers to allow them to slip their evil stuff in.
Just speculation, particularly also in view of the popularity of the narco stories these days.
My gosh, I hope you are putting your incredible writing skills to good use and that your company or wherever you work sees and values you for your incredible talent! That is what I wish for you!!
Susanlynn, I was thinking "Stella, Stella!", too!!! Great minds. :))
Cap'n Sharkbait, I am worried for Victor/Nadia as well. I fear for their lives.
Diana, good point re Pedro needing Nadia for his own purposes right now, but this man Pedro is a very scary and frightening man. In some ways, he is much more frightening than Juvie.
Aunty Ann, LOVED your excellent adjectives for Maria!!! LOVED IT!!! Also agree that it was so good that Macario was present when Montse opened that drawer. I think that even when Maria tries to pull the wool over Ale's eyes, Macario will prevail in this one. At least, that is what I hope.
Julia Rold, I agree with you re Urban's statement as to how Nadia faced up to Pedro!!! Wasn't that an excellent line?! I saw it in my mind's eye even before I saw the episode.
Urban, gosh darn it, this was just one incredible recap!!! Thank you!!!
Dimwit and Aldolfo know, so they are the next possible source of danger. I hope they're in Monday's episode so I have a change to rip them a couple of new ones.
Monserrat should tell Alejandro once again not to give her mother any more money. When he has a chance to think about it the death of Juventino should stop that gravy train.
UA you are so right, Montse and Rosie should grab Ale and Macario, bust into Maria's room and conduct a full-scale search.
Also, your theory about Pedro being a trafficker and needing land and Navy knowledge for such makes a whole lotta sense.
ITA with y'all that Nadia rocked last night. Her verbal smack-down of Pedro was my favorite scene of the night, especially reading UA's description of it.
Sergio Sendel - does this actor have a bad case of frozen face a.k.a. Botox, or what? I can't believe his delivery - and his mouth is almost shut. Hard to take him seriously as a villain. Yuck.
I always crack up at the ease with which we throw around non-English vulgarities though we would never use the equivalent term in our mother tongue (or at least not here). I do the same thing of course. (Over on Telemundo, when we watched La Reina del Sur the first time around, we posted glossaries for ourselves so we could follow some of the more colorful vocabulary.)
I was reminded of the eyebrows raised round the world when German Chancellor Angela Merkel borrowed a vulgarity from English (sh**tstorm) and used it in a speech. The term had become so popular that it had been incorporated into the German lexicon. But can you imagine our president using it in a serious speech?
Of course there are other issues here -- does a culture consider words referring to sexual function as taboo while embracing the scatological? (That may be what is going on with this particular 'tempestad')
If you're curious, check this out:
" I couldn't help thinking Refugio wants to get rid of the rival for his bromantic love, reminding JL that he must kill Ale. Tsk, tsk Fugie!"
I was thinking the same thing! Definitely not Refugio's finest hour (or his smartest -- JL had either overheard The Patio or just intuited that Loreto was setting a trap for both him and Alejandro, but Refugio, as usual, takes everything at face value. "Kill Alejandro and we will save ourselves.")
It almost made me think he deserved those "trancazos" (blows given with "una tranca" or stick, such as the one wielded by Ezequiel)! -- just in case you're collecting -azos.
NovelaMaven: Don't you think that something is lost in translation?
Great article. Thank you for the link. Language fascinates me and I am thrilled to be surrounded by so many language nerds. (Hey, you were the one who said "nerd".)
"Don't you think that something is lost in translation?"
That's a great question. Often, it is THE question. I think that most of the time, yes, something is lost. But in the case of taboo words, something is gained. Of course I'm not talking about a simple-minded Google-type translation from L1 to L2. (I'm not going to be upset if you call me a goat, say.) But when you translate a vulgarity from L1 as an equally forceful vulgarity in L2, something is gained -- or at least maintained.
As Susanlynn pointed out, it's sometimes hard to appreciate the power of insults in a language that is not your mother tongue, even when you are talking about a relatively mild term like 'maldita sea.'
Novela Maven, I really appreciate that you are a language nerd. I love languages and have learned so much here.
Keep 'um comin'!!
Wonderful story about your daughter and the use of certain words.
Sylvia, mi amiga:
Mea culpa, mea culpa on the use of 'colorful' language. The actual spoken use of language can be very subtle and one thing that is lost in both translation and on the written word is the INTENT of the speaker.
Without the ability to see the speaker's face, to read their mood, a jocular comment can go from being edgy and amusing to being perceived as a deadly insult.
NM—This is one of the many reasons I love your writing. You are PRECISE in your use of words to convey meaning.
Sylvia, I just got myself a pair of black glasses and a cane. Like Ralphie in "A Christmas Story" I am afraid I have the dreaded consequence of parental punishment for an over-indulgence in language, SOAP POISONING. My mother's favorite was Ivory soap, 99% pure.
"Now, I had heard that word at least ten times a day from my old man. He worked in profanity the way other artists might work in oils or clay. It was his true medium; a master."
Of course the problem with profanity is that it can so easily slide into vulgarity, heaven forfend. Such a narrow line to walk...
Big smiles to my friends.
EJ, I can't recall anything you have said here that would have made Ralphie's mom -- our yours -- reach for the Ivory soap. But then memory is so selective, especially when it concerns those we love...
Didn't get to see the ep last night. Busy morning so unable to read recap/comments. Lunch break in 15 minutes--lot's to look forward to.
My father-in-law'a name was Richard , but everyone called him by the common nickname for that name. Then, my daughter dated a Richard who went by the nickname Rich because the other nickname somehow got turned into a word that prompted snickers. I could never figure out how that happened to that very common nickname.
then , there's the snickers when English people tell you that they will "knock you up." Heh, heh
Also, I tutored a woman from Israel who told me that all their swear words were in Arabic. I never researched that tidbit.
It is always interesting to me the way people from different countries address me. A tutor from an Arab country always calls me by my last name...no Mrs. preceding it which sounds very weird in English unless you are a teenage athlete. I had young guys from Syria years ago who never called me Mrs. X but instead always called me Miss Susy or Mrs. Susy. I also have to explain to my students the difference between Miss, Mrs., and Ms.
I think Miss Susy sounds quite charming. By the way, I wanted to thank you for your definitive take on the lay/lie grammatical dilemma we were discussing yesterday.
Where were you when I was in OT trying to remember basic rules of grammar? Remember, we need ESL and English professors here in Northern California, as well. Perhaps, in order to stay near your children, you offer on-line remedial grammar courses?
I'm signing up for your class with a smile.
Sign. Just ask Sylvia how I speak in the world of everyday life. I have earned soap poisoning and then some.
My first Hispanic ad agency had people from different countries and any ad copy had to be vetted through every represented country to prevent the possibility of insulting anyone accidentally. We never had a problem with having to redo an ad.
Now..... at least that pendejo Juventino can't make us complain about his mumbling again.
Cursing in a foreign language has no meaning to me, either (I'm talking mostly about French, with English it's a different story because I've been speaking it for a long time) - so I can say some pretty nasty things that make others stare, mostly because they're not used to me talking like this.
A few weeks ago I was chatting with a very good friend about my first kiss and I was trying to say that it happened in front of a church. But, instead of saying the word "kiss" the nasty word for "having sex" came out (French speakers on the board might know what I'm talking about). The friend (a man) was speechless for a moment and I immediately realized the mistake (I always mix up the two). We ended up having a good laugh about it, but he still teases me about my "first" time in front of a church.
Lila, I believe I'll just think of Pedro as LDP from now on.
Refugio must still be suffering from the blows he took. He should know JL wouldn't kill Ale. Esme, get your man some food and drink cause he's suffering from brain deprivation.
I suspect you may be a bit of a language savant. I would never know from reading your posts that English was your second or third language.
What a gift!
Then I can call him a "craven fen-sucked clotpole" or a "surly doghearted canker-blossom" (and when some insistent pedant comes along to explain what a naughty double-entendre I have just uttered, I will put my fingers in my ears and sing El Perdedor at the top of my lungs.)
Oh and EJ:
I'm not signing nothin'
Yes, Adriana, you are so very impressive.
I think the word you refer to changed in meaning between the time I first learned it in school many many years ago and when I started studying French again a few years back. I was a little shocked but happy to be forewarned.
Sylvia, fingers in ears and singing El Perdedor
I am guilty of using bad words in Spanish. I live in a city where half of the population speaks Spanish, so I hear it all the time. As a matter of fact I grew up speaking both English and Spanish.
NM, thanks for the "call out" on my language to describe Maria. So very often I have to remind myself that many of you on this blog are just learning the language. If there are any questions about the words I used just ask. I hope I didn't offend or confuse anyone.
Onto another subject. I forgot to mention how much I loved that scene where Ale woke up Montse to tell her he was leaving. It was so sweet and sexy of him to do that. It brought a big smile to my face.
Adriana Noel: ITA when you said, "He's smitten, she's smitten, when is the sexy stuff coming?" Hopefully soon!
Can't wait for tonight's epi!
Back to work...hasta pronto!
NM, I know the difference between the two, but as I try to be as fluent as possible, I get mixed up.
But you wouldn't believe the things I get away with just because I'm a foreigner with a cute accent - apparently, there are bad accents and good ones.
Someone mentioned the other day that Montse's bra wouldn't be good for Maria because she's smaller in size. That made me really pay attention, because I was under the impression that Maria is the better endowed of the two - maybe because of the blouses she wears.
But seeing Montse in her little nighty set things straight for me. She should have used a robe, though, what if Macario or El Capataz happened to be there?
The scene in the dark rainy forest reminded me of an early scene from the beautiful movie, Excalibur.
Wow, with both Juventino and Loreto dead and Refugio out of jail, maybe it's no longer so urgent for JL to get out of Dodge.
If this show is not even to the halfway point, I don't see María getting kicked out of the house. Should be fun to see how Montserrat handles this.
The situation between Nadia, Victor, and Pedro has reached a crisis point. I'm intrigued to see what develops next... on all fronts. I haven't a clue and I watched every single episode of AR.
The variation in meanings of certain words in Mexico and Colombia was frequently and successfully used as a humorous device in LHdM.
Nowadays, secondary characters from remakes are sometimes completly rewritten or made up, which makes their story refreshing in a way that the lead story can never be.
In 9 cases out of 10 the main protas end up together, but things are never so clean cut with the others, so that makes it so much more interesting to watch.
For those who watched Esmeralda back in the day, you must remember Graciela and Adrian's story - she was a rich girl and he was the driver - she died at the end. How I sobbed watching that story!!! I still remmeber the couple's theme song and I can sing it from memory.
I knew you knew the difference -- believe me, I understand quite well how easy it is to misspeak even when you KNOW something. ;D
I was thinking of La Hija del Mariachi too, of Emiliano's shock, for example, when Rosario said she had to 'coger' the bus. The playfulness about language was one of my favorite things about that novela.
We at the Alejandro Table will not put on a "paper bag" no matter how Alex reacts after learning of his wife's betrayal and deception. No matter how mad he gets, his response will be normal.
You find out that your husband's girlfriend as been living in the house with you. (I'm looking at you Governor Arnold and Maria). She's been eating your food, sleeping in your bed and using your toilet. Not only are you supporting her, you are also supporting her husband and her friends and the ALL know that her lover is sleeping in the extra bedroom. I don't advocate domestic violence, but I'd understand it in this case.
GREAT JOB on your devotion to Alex this week!
JuneB, you need to step it up. You are still on probation.
Gloria Abbott: Your comment about Alex is stamped Alejandro Table Approved.
Pay no attention to the woman behind the curtain waving the approval stamp. All tables on The Patio welcome everyone!
Let's mingle nicely, friends!
Paper bags are an optional accessory. Like tablecloths. If DaisynJay feels the need to wear hers, she doesn't really need anyone's consent to do so.
At some point, even AuntyAnn may feel the need to reach for one. And she is entirely within her rights to do so.
Let's Keep The Patio Mellow.
If anyone is following Cuando Seas Mia on Azteca, could you let me know when they started airing it this time around? Can't find any info and want to know how many eps I've missed. Thanks.
I watched parts of Alborada. I'm not feeling Colunga in that show. Maybe it's the hair. I don't like the main actress either. The story seems interesting (I found old Caray Caray recaps and tried to follow along).
And the recap brought out every nuance of the juiciness. Muy bien hecho!
Good thing Victor's place is weirdly set in a big open area, so maybe no neighbors heard. He and Nadia still need to hotfoot it to Brazil or something. Nadia has money of her own, right? Or her family does? She needs a divorce lawyer and some bodyguards who have no respect for Pedro. Speaking of whom, I'm generally against overuse of swears and vulgarity because I hear people using the same words over and over in place of more descriptive terms and I think it mostly makes them sound like they have inadequate vocabularies, but if the word fits...I have no problem with calling him Pendejo.
Why does he feel so high and mighty, by the way. Is being a small-town mayor really such an exalted status? How much power can that really give him?
I'm surprised they let Refugio go. He has amazing luck, in his own doomed way.
Julia, I knew a woman who used to say "Big Fish in a Small Pond" about a boss that we had. Pedro is influential in town. I can see why his head is big.
I also think that Ezequiel will be Pedro's next right hand man. I am just afraid of what will happen to Esme. If Ezequiel gets any kind of power, he might want to have his way with Esme since she has asked him for so many favors. Let's hope that her primo (Refugio) will be there to protect her.
I just wanted to thank everyone for their support in my support and devotion to the hot and sexy Ale. Sorry ladies, but I just can't help myself. I hope that BM is a witness to Ale and Montse's closeness. Maybe then she will get a clue...NOT! That girl is cra!
Have you notice that Alex always wears a blue shirt? I think it makes his eyes more stunning. Don't you? LOL
Yes I noticed the blue shirt. Of course anything Ale wears makes his eyes more stunning! I like the way he wears those blue shirts, with the top buttons open. Just thinking about it is making me excited.
Thanks so much. I won't be able to see my first ep until tomorrow, since Flaco first told me about itl today and I can't set it up on my DVR until tonight. It's showing in the afternoon here. So looking forward to it and still trolling the news to see if/when her new one comes out this year.
Please let me know what you know!
Best of luck with the Univision position! Do you mind me asking if this is an office position or more on the production side of things? Either way Good Luck!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Sounds great. Sorry I got so personal, but I work in television and was curious. I wish you the best of luck. Fingers crossed.
Try talking Spanish everyday as much as you can (even if it's to yourself)and it will get easier.
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