Showing posts with label La Tempestad. Show all posts
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TELENOVELA WATCH: Final Week of LA TEMPESTAD; LA REINA DEL SUR Returns; Thoughts on MARIDO EN ALQUILER

LA TEMPESTAD (weeknights at 9 p.m. ET) is in its last week on Univision with its finale airing this Friday. Never a particularly good telenovela, LA TEMPESTAD was a watchable middle-of-the-road entertainment with a decent serving of genuine camp, but the last few weeks haven’t even been that because of the hatchet editing performed by Univision to rush the show off the air. Two or three episodes are being chopped down to an hour, rendering the central plot incoherent; the subplots have been largely excised altogether, left on the cutting room floor are most of the scenes featuring the enormously entertaining actor René Casados as well as relationship between the Nora Salinas and Arturo Carmona characters – the most likable pairing on the show.

In the past when a prime time telenovela did poorly in the ratings, Univision would just change its time slot as they did in 2012 moving EL TALISMÁN from 8 p.m. to noon and in 2010 moving the CORAZÓN SALVAJE remake from 9 p.m. to midnight, an inconvenience to viewers, but at least they still got to see the entire novela. Previous to this year, I can only recall one other prime time telenovela Univision chopped down, LLENA DE AMOR in 2011. This year, two telenovelas have already been subject to network shortening, which makes this viewer a bit wary as to whether or not to start watching new novelas on their network for fear if the ratings are too low, we won’t get the whole story.

TELENOVELA WATCH: MENTIR PARA VIVIR Comes To Univision Tonight; Plus, LA TEMPESTAD, MARIDO EN ALQUILER, DAMA Y OBRERO

MENTIR PARA VIVIR makes its US premiere tonight on Univision at 10 p.m. ET. A Mexican production from Televisa, MENTIR PARA VIVIR reunites the creative team behind the 2011 telenovela LA FUERZA DEL DESTINO: producer Rosy Ocampo (POR ELLA SOY EVA), writer María Zarattini (ALBORADA), and lead actor David Zepeda (ABISMO DE PASIÓN). The lead actress is Mayrín Villanueva (UNA FAMILIA CON SUERTE), and the cast also features Diego Olivera (TRIUNFO DEL AMOR), Altair Jarabo (ABISMO DE PASIÓN), Leticia Perdigón (POR ELLA SOY EVA) and Cecilia Gabriela (CACHITO DE CIELO).

It did not take much for MENTIR PARA VIVIR to be my most highly anticipated telenovela to come to Univision since AMOR BRAVÍO. First, the fact MENTIR PARA VIVIR is the only telenovela from Televisa to reach our screens this year that features an original story. Second, the fact that original story is by Zarattini, one of the foremost telenovela writers in Mexico. And finally, the fact MENTIR PARA VIVIR is short by recent Televisa standards, only about one hundred episodes long.

TELENOVELA WATCH: LA MADAME Premieres On UniMas; Thoughts on SANTA DIABLA & LA TEMPESTAD

Photo Credit: Univision Communications Inc.
LA MADAME
There were two ripped-from-the-headlines series produced in Colombia this year promising the salacious details of the lives of high-end escorts and their relations with the rich and famous, powerful politicians and dangerous criminals: LA PREPAGO and LA MADAME. Perhaps call girls will outpace capos as Colombian exports to US screens this year.

The first to reach the US is LA MADAME which airs at 10 p.m. ET on UniMás. Produced by RTI for Televisa, it is the prostitute project officially inspired by Madame Rochy’s memoir LAS PREPAGO where she described hobnobbing with the most powerful men in Colombia and named several celebrities who allegedly worked for her.

Univision's LA TEMPESTAD Premiere Attracts 3.9 Million Total Viewers


The premiere of Univision’s latest novela LA TEMPESTAD (The Storm) on Monday, July 29 at 9 p.m. ET/PT saw a number of ratings highlights for the network. Reaching 5.3 million Viewers 2+ who tuned-in to all or part of the one-hour broadcast, the premiere finished within the top 10 programs on broadcast television among Viewers 2+ (#7).

TELENOVELA WATCH: AMORES VERDADEROS Finale Sunday Night; LA TEMPESTAD Debuts Monday

AMORES VERDADEROS finale
AMORES VERDADEROS concludes its US run tonight with a two-hour finale starting at 8 p.m. ET. Univision is trying something different scheduling the finale on a Sunday, a fairly regular occurrence in Mexico, but I can’t recall the last time it happened in the US. If this two-hour finale follows the usual format for Univision’s two-hour finales, the first hour will be a highlight or recap program and the second hour will be the actual final hour of the telenovela.

AMORES VERDADEROS remained a fairly silly adaptation of AMOR EN CUSTODIA, a story that is utter bunk, really, in all its versions, but that silliness also made it a palatable enough ride, kept afloat by the engaging performances of the four leads: Eduardo Yáñez, Erika Buenfil, Eiza González and Sebastián Rulli, with nice support from Sherlyn, Enrique Rocha, Francisco Gattorno, Susana González and (for a spell) Mónika Sánchez.

LA TEMPESTAD debut

Thousands of Fans in Los Angeles Celebrate the Upcoming Premiere of Univision's Novela LA TEMPESTAD Starring William Levy

Univision Network welcomed thousands of adoring fans clamoring to celebrate the return of Latin heartthrob William Levy to Spanish-language television with a star-studded event at Universal CityWalk’s 5 Towers in Universal City, California on Tuesday, July 23.

Levy’s new primetime novela, LA TEMPESTAD (The Storm) co-stars former Miss Universe Ximena Navarrete as well as César Évora and Iván Sánchez. Talent was on hand at the 5 Towers on Universal CityWalk event to screen the highly-anticipated novela as well as to meet their dedicated fans.

Telenovela LA TEMPESTAD Premieres July 29, Stars William Levy & Former Miss Universe Ximena Navarrete

Viewers are about to be blown away by LA TEMPESTAD (The Storm), the new primetime telenovela that marks the much-awaited return of superstar William Levy to TV drama. He stars alongside former Miss Universe Ximena Navarrete, supported by an A-list cast including César Évora, Daniela Romo, Laura Carmine, and Spanish import Iván Sánchez.

LA TEMPESTAD premieres on Monday, July 29 at 9 p.m. ET/PT and will air Monday through Friday nights.

Christina Aguilera & Alejandro Fernandez To Sing Theme Song For Televisa Novela LA TEMPESTAD

Televisa has confirmed that Christina Aguilera and Alejandro Fernandez will be singing the theme song to the soon to be produced novela LA TEMPESTAD. It’s been a while since Aguilera has connected with her Latin roots so it’s somewhat of a surprise that she’s doing it through a soap-opera, says CelebTV Latino. LA TEMPESTAD is a remake of the Colombian telenovela LA TORMENTA, and stars William Levy, Ximena Navarrette, Ivan Sanchez and Daniela Romo.