Thursday, June 01, 2017
TELEMUNDO Y MÁS (#2): El Capo, La Querida del Centauro2, & más: Week of May 29, 2017
Here's Page 2 for the week. The current telenovelas are as follows (all times are Eastern Daylight Time):
• 10:30AM-12PM—Corazón Valiente
• 8-9PM—El Capo
• 9-11PM—La Querida del Centauro2 (repeats 12-2AM)
Guerra de Ídoles has been relegated to Saturday nights, 9-11PM. Even so, folks may certainly discuss the novela here if they wish.
Telemundo has announced that the new season of El Señor de los Cielos will debut on Tuesday, June 20, in the 10 pm (EDT) time slot.
Everyone is welcome to join in the conversation. Since discussions of all the Telemundo novelas share the same page, please remember to put the name of the telenovela you're referring to at the top of your post, so readers can easily find the conversations they're looking for.
By common agreement, this group DOES NOT discuss previews, trailers, or any other plot information not found in a current or past episode of the current production. Spoilers WILL be removed by the admin. This includes reference to earlier productions of the story, and even the original novel. Thanks for your cooperation!
I'm not going to be able to contribute much to the discussion here for a while. I'm in the process of selling my house and making a long-distance move. Knowing this, I deliberately decided not to get involved in watching any telenovelas after La Doña, since I would often be unable to watch. I was heartened by some of the news Vivi posted a few weeks ago about novelas being planned. I'm eager to be settled and able to watch. Fortunately for me, my hiatus from watching has come at a time when I'm not tempted by the current offerings. I just hope I won't have forgotten all my Spanish in the interim. :-(
I do hope people will continue to post about what they're watching, what they wish they were watching, news of what's coming down the pike, etc. etc. As LXV mentioned earlier, we want to continue to have this space for Telemundo novelas, so it would be helpful to have some postings. Hint hint :-)
Bienvenido a Telemundo. I had a very different response when I heard about the possibility of La Reina del Sur2. I think LRDS is the best telenovela I have ever seen. Ever. For that reason, I'm excited about the possibility of LRDS2, especially if the cast is as well chosen as in the first one. I doubt that LRDS2 will be as good as #1, but if it's even half as good, I'll be happy. Of course, Telemundo seems to have a tendency to take a winner and drag it out ad nauseum for several more seasons. El Señor de los Cielos comes to mind. Still, I definitely plan to give LRDS2 a look.
Alfredo, I, too, also like the open and shut telenovela productions. That to me is a very strong selling point. There is always an end. As soon as you start with "seasons" you run the risk of never having a plot resolution and being left just hanging.
For me, it was a strong story, superbly acted and with a good, strong ending. It is an amazing story about first loves but also recognizes that it's not always the only love. It is also an amazing story about friendships, between women, men, men and women and how deep those roots go. It is an amazing story of perservance and the strength of the human spirit but also about redemption and the honest mistakes people make that still have dangerous and long-lasting consequences. It doesn't betray the characters it creates but it is also heartbreakingly honest in it's approach. It is a narco novela but it not about the guns or violence or power plays but about how you can achieve some, ultimately, beautiful and hopeful from all the carnage your past has brought.
I suggest it to all novela lovers but also to lovers of a wonderfully told story.
Also, thanks very much for your good wishes about the move! It's proving to be more of an adventure than I'd anticipated. :-)
This is the first time I have seen Kate del Castillo in anything and I am impressed.
I'm glad you're enjoying LRDS thus far though, fun (for lack of a better word) times ahead ;)
I read the book first, which was kind of a mistake, because it made me dislike the novela which wasn't "true" to the book.
But when Telemundo reran it, I did watch. Yes, it's different than the novel but not worse. The performances are almost universally superb, especially Kate del Castillo.
Well worth watching.
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