Friday, November 21, 2014


Mi corazon es tuyo, 11/21/2014, No show doesn't mean that we don't get to chat

First of all: I apologize for my lack of presence on the boards. I just started a new job that is killing me softly. It's a completely new field of work for me, one that I'm not completely sure that I even like but I absolutely have to make work; so I'm constantly exhausted and I'm behind on all my TV watching.
Having said that and since there was no show yesterday, I figured we could do something else for today's post.

How about if we take advantage of the mini-break to explore some of the moral themes of the story, some of the situations that have been discussed before, but never at length because there was always something else to comment on.
  •  Ana has no real skills, other than dancing on the pole and making bad business decisions. She has a huge heart and she loves the kids just like a mother would, but what has she really accomplished so far, except surviving?
  • Fernando decided to marry the mother of his presumed 8th child, even if there was no connection between him and the mother to be and he was in love with another woman. Is this type of situation still acceptable in 2014?
  • Nico married a much younger woman, but failed to realize that she will want to be there for him no matter what and fixing her up with another man is not OK. For better and for worse, right?
  • Diego, an adventurer at heart, decided to give up on his entire life for a woman that only feels gratitude for him. Even if he had Ana's love, would a life of domesticity be enough for him?
  • Fanny, a barely 20 year-old, who is still struggling with finding out who she is and what she wants out of life, committed to a guy with a young child to take care of. Seen from this point of view, isn't Lenin - the care-free student boy, a more appropriate match?
  • Manuela wanted to be the surrogate for her employer and she would have probably done it if not for Nico's health problems.
  • Alicia accused Fernando of not respecting her privacy; but she's 15, still living in her father's house and cyber-dating is almost never safe.
  • And the big elephant in the room, that hasn't even been addressed yet: when Fernando finds out about Ana's real job and lying to him for so many months, won't he have the right to be upset? Ana's presence in his house exposed all of his children to the likes of Doroteo (and even Johnny), so should we blame him too much when he jumps through the roof upon finding out the truth (because I believe that he will)
 If anything else pops into your heads, feel free to discuss.


Thursday, November 20, 2014


Hasta el Fin del Mundo #68 Discussion Space!

While I get the recap cookin', discuss away!

Wednesday, November 19, 2014


La Malquerida #63, 11/19/14

Mexico Episode #69

Discussion page. Latin Grammys means that there's no show Thursday, and we have two whole days to discuss tonight's twisted happenings in the small town of El Soto. Catch Diana's recap in the comments!



La Gata #58 - Wed 11/19 - La Víspera

Pablo calls Esme and the ladies on their belief in superstitions…especially since Esme has a black cat.  True, dude.  Principe can't possibly be bad luck.  I'm ignoring their meaningless conversation as it goes nowhere.

Rita does a limpia, which apparently doesn't work, because in walks Meatball.  He's come to say goodbye…don't let the door hit 'ya!  Before he goes, he chokes Rita and accuses the cards of lying, but she says it's not the cards, it's him!  Plus, he's married.  Meatball protests that he's only "arrejuntado" (living together) which isn't the same thing.  The choking continues.

Pablo is nearly finished with the hideous mural.  Or so he says.  The boss wants to celebrate with a toast.

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Mi Corazon es Tuyo #88 Isa going... going... gone!!! Fernando finds out about Alicia's internet boyfriend and does not like it one bit


Leon and Fanny in a romantic moment… he tells her what he loves about her and their relationship… followed by kisses…

Ana with a picture of Eliz Taylor as her mom… (or who is that?)… Ana is crying with the boys in the room, Fernando overhears out the door. One of the twins goes out to get him… Luz is also there. Some guy (sorry haven’t seen the last 4 eps) sent Ana a pic of her mom… Fernando asks to see it, then says he is happy that Ana can see what her mom looks like, says she is beautiful like Ana (with the song… yeah that one!... in the background, sung by the old woman)… The boys and Luz are hugging Ana… The boys are all smiling and this seems to move Fernando even more.

Lo Nuevo:

Bruno comes to library to see Fer. Bruno asks Fer if he is feeling alright. The tragedies have not come alone but quitting the company… Fernando is honest with Bruno, and acknowledges Bruno’s important role in their family… Bruno notes that when Fernando started working there he looked like a little boy in his first day of classes… Fernando acknowledges the company was his life… his family. A great family, like the Lasc are for Bruno. Fernando knows the value of not only the company but the people who work there. He quit because the company does not need the scandal. It is a dream of many families.

Nando and Edith in his room… they are arguing about exact sciences, theory of relativity, scientific explanations and exactitude, subatomic particles, (and these two are on each other’s face…) quantum space and space time… He acknowledges she is real smart to have so many tattoos.

Nico and Jen. Nico tells Jen the Doctor said he would need special care… Jen offers herself. Nico does not want to be a burden on Jen.(Fernando heard this on his way in the room).

Ana calls Diego, Natalia gets the phone. She tells Diego its Ana. But Diego does not want to talk to her. Ana texts Diego she wanted to say thank you… about finding facts about her mom… appoligizes for what happened but says she was always sincere… and again, thank you.

Back to Nico, Jen and Fer. Jen argues that her dream was to be with him, he thanks her but… will you be happy with no kids? Aren’t you better off with a young man and not having to care for an old hag? Fernando cuts him short, not the time to talk about this. Jen is crying. Nico says he loves her so much he wishes her to find a guy closer to her age… (Fernando is hugging Jen, who is very upset)

Isa and Yomama, Isa is carrying a suitcase… Yomama says you have to help me with my suitcase. Isa nags. Suddenly Fanny and the boys are all throwing stuff at Isa and YoMama and the twins are shooting with their water guns… a battle ensues, Isa slips at the door trying to run out. (Carmen Salinas can’t help but laugh on her way out)…

Ana and Fer come out of the library… Ana says finally the arachnidas are out of here…! Fernando says ‘perfect! Now finally we can be happy…’ and they kiss (WHOA!!! what did I Miss???? I have to watch these recordings… someone changed the game on me!!)… nah… it was just a nightmare of Isa’s… (Phew!! I thought I had missed volumes!!)
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Mi Corazon Es Tuyo #87, Discussion Page

Marta isn't able to recap because she's on a trip or something, so I am putting this up so we can talk about the episode, and if anyone wants to add recap information in the comments, I'm sure it would be appreciated.



Send get well greetings to our wonderful blogger and team captain Madelaine!

Madelaine has been quite ill, here is a post where you can comment and give her thanks for the amazing double- and triple-shifts she has pulled recapping for everybody!

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Favorite telenovelas recommended by our crack team of bloggers and experts! Compiled by Vikki Gomez

Evidently you all have been longing for a definitive list of the best telenovelas and now, thanks to Victoria (Vikki) Gomez, you have it! Here is the link: List of the Greatest Telenovelas. I have also put it in the sidebar where it will lodge forever. Thanks Vikki!

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Hasta el Fin del Mundo #67 20141118 LLCoolS, but Patrick Hates Him (You'll Have to be a Fan of Rap to Get That)

Silvana's Apartment
Sophia wraps up her visit with Silvana.  As soon a the door closes behind the blonde, Patrick steps out of the bedroom.  Silvana mocks him about Sophia cheating on him.  Patrick tells Silvana that she's lucky that she just lost her child or "to the moon Alice!"  Silvana reminds him that the baby that she lost was his baby too!  She is offended by his insensitivity!  She accuses him of being jealous of Chava.  Patrick says that he's not jealous of Chava, he's upset because Chava is messing up "their" plans to marry Sophia.  Because of Chava, Sophia has postponed the wedding until the next year.  She should be encouraging Sophia to marry him ASAP.  He tells Silvana to send him a message if she needs anything, but she must not ever call him again!  Silvana tells us that she hopes that Sophia leaves him for Chava. 
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La Malquerida #62, 11/18/14: How Do You Solve a Problem Like Ulises?

Mexico Episode #68

The Old:
Cristina rips old Danilo a new one for secretly marrying young Alejandra, but reassures Ale that she is still beloved and welcomed. Acacia worries how poor Esteban will survive. Cris tells her he has the savings from his administrator salary, and a good head on his shoulders. Ulises rides into town on Juancho’s ass and hobbles to the Soto min-mart and calls Acacia, who had just dug his cross out of Este’s desk drawer and seemed to want to put it on.

The New:
Uli begs Acacia not to hang up, as she cries and curses him. He asks her to meet him in the town park. Back in the boondocks, Itzel and her grandma come back from picking herbs and find Uli gone, but a note left behind. He thanks them for everything they did for him, says he can’t keep putting them in danger (which hasn’t really changed since he sent a letter with their location in it!), and hopes to pay them back one day (if Dan’s goons haven’t killed them). Itzel cries and Grandma tells her not to worry.

Dan beats the snot and stuffing out of Memo and Patricio for letting Uli escape and live long enough to send a letter, and letting him see their faces (Memo points out only Pat’s face was seen). They need to get more men and find him! “It’s really important to find Ulises, because if he lives…” Ale runs out, in her new Dan-provided ramera-wear, and asks what the heck Dan is saying?! He clams up, and tells her to go back to their room where he told her to stay. Dan introduces her to Pat and Memo as his wife, who should be treated with respect, before he shoves her back to the bedroom. Memo makes the mistake of asking if she isn’t the infamous Turquesa, and nearly gets smacked again. Dan orders him never to mention it or that name again!

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Tuesday, November 18, 2014


La Gata #57 11/18/14 La Miseria

I took quick notes during the commercial break. I'm sure I missed a lot and as usual, I'm a little scant on the details. I'm still battling this crappy crud.

In other news, this felt like a relatively coherent episode. Please note: all action was interspersed with lots of Pablo and Esme sappiness.

The episode begins with a wedding dress try-on montage and a few shots of Pablo working on his acid inspired mural.

Esme's joy is interrupted by a sudden memory of Rita's fortune telling. She'll never be happy at Pablo's side.

Mariano visits Ines at the basurero and tells her about El Sil's beca program for disadvantaged youth. He's got four to give away and Carrlos is the first recipient. Mariano want Ines to help him find 3 more lucky indigent youth.

Esme goes to visit Rita for a card reading. Rita's cards foretell a lonely future for Esme...WITHOUT the babies (say what?)

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The Lost Episode La Gata #56 11/14/2014

Peeps, work was awful yesterday and I got home way past ten, I was unable to watch the episode and do a recap, so use this as a discussion page, my apologies, all should return to normal next week!

PS: My burrito tried to kill me last night. True story.


Hasta El Fin Del Mundo #66 11/17/14 Lupe' Needs to Make a Choice

From Friday:
From his sickbed, Javier asks Lupe' to forgive him.
Sofia and Chava meet with Raphael Silvetti who likes the proposal. Sofia tells Chava that if the deal gets done she'll owe him one. He suggests they take the bus back home.
Irma tells Araceli that she knows how to make Armie stay with her.
Alexa and Armie look at apartments together.
Captain Tavares talks to Renzi about the robberies. Renzi claims he had no idea the neighborhood was that violent.
Chava asks Sofia to imagine that all the people on the bus are customers of Ripoll. She likes the idea.

They can all buy my chocolates. - except the guy
who dropped the chicken on my head.
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Monday, November 17, 2014


La Malquerida, capitulo 61. 11/17/14

Discussion page.



♥ Mi Corazón es Tuyo ♥ Lunes 11/17/14 ♥ #86 ♥

Capitulo 86: En el sueño es verdad
Hospital Room: Enrique, disguised in scrubs complete with mask, rubber gloves, and matching biohazard booties to prevent footprints, sneaked into Nicolás' room. He remembered his father's death. He leaned over the bed whispering, “Your son killed my father. Now you will die.”
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TELEMUNDO Y MÁS: THE FRONT PAGE - Señora Acero, Los Miserables, etc -- week of November 17, 2014.

Here is a new page to chat about the current shows and the ones on the way.  Enjoy!



TELEMUNDO Y MÁS: Reina de Corazones, Project Chapter a Day -- week of November 17, 2014.

My Dear Reinamaniacs:

If we were Telemundo programming executives, we would surely see the wisdom in running this witty little spoof of a telenovela through the powerful maw of the network Plot-Compactor.™  We would understand why two or three whole episodes are being crammed into a time slot meant to accommodate only one.  We would realize that whole episodes of Reina could not be shown late at night or early in the morning because... well, just because.

But since we are mere viewers, we can only marvel at the incoherent mess that the Plot-Compactor produces and at its uncanny ability to remove all narrative flow (and almost every light-hearted moment) from Marcela Citterio's brilliant, if wonderfully insane and convoluted story. 

In case you missed last week's conversation in this space, listen up.  We've decided to try a slightly different approach to recapping.  Since in this case, the Dragon is in the details, as of Thursday, November 13, we started telling the story one Mexican episode at a time -- A Chapter a Day -- regardless of how it is broadcast in the United States.  
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Quiero Amarte Highlights and Discussion (Weeks 9 & 10 - Nov 17 & 24)

Looking Ahead--Questions that need to be answered.

What does Max mean when he says the meeting is "just for the two of us?"
How soon do Max and Amaya finally declare their love for each other?
Does Flavia come between Ivan and Mariana?
Does Jorge go for Juliana or Carolina?
Will Ulises get any pleasure out of Mariana?
How will Lucrecia be foiled in her attempt to kill Amaya?
When does Horacio get caught for fraud and embezzlement?
Who will get the red folder with page 2 of Cesar's DNA results?

More surprises await us on Quiero Amarte.


Sunday, November 16, 2014


Blogger Update: New Update from Madelaine

Madelaine just sent a new update on her health today.... 

Hola Y'all,

I've had two little set backs. I went back in the hospital twice. The first was a complete heart check. Things were fine. The second was to drain that lung again. I am now done with the radiation treatment. I am continuing to recover. It's funny in a way, I have now been on all floors of the hospital, and they all know me. I even got two cards from them, one from oncology, and one from cardiac floor. They called me the crazy Texan, too funny. My name may be Madelaine Fails, but Mads never Fails, how about that.

I feel so blessed for having Mr. Mads as my hubby, my wonder daughter Mia, the home nurses that come check on me, the physical therapists that work with me, and Y'all for being family to me and sending me all those wonderful cards, earworms, gift cards and to the person, you know who you are, who sent me Alborada, I thank you so much. God Bless you, your prayers, and warm feelings. I think of you everyday. 


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Hasta El Fin Del Mundo # 65 11/14/14 I'll Know You Love Me If You Ride the Bus Home

Hello Everyone! I'm sorry this is late, I had to take a quick trip out of town on Saturday. Here are links to a couple of articles I found on Hasta. The first is Pedro talking about leaving the show:
The second is a short article on David Zepeda's thoughts about taking on the role of Chava:

On to the recap!

Alexa and Armie go out for lunch and kiss passionately at their table.
Miguelina comes back to work at the Ripoll house and learns about Dani's hunger strike.

Dani, once again dressed like jailbait, studies with Oliver. To surprise her, Miguelina brings them milk and cookies. Dani is overjoyed to have Miguelina back. She starts to introduce Miguelina to Oliver and finds out that they already know each other because Miguelina worked for Oliver's family.
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Saturday, November 15, 2014


La Malquerida, capitulo 60. 11/14/14

Discussion page.



Mi Corazon Es Tuyo, #85 A Busy Day at the Hospital Waiting Room

This recap seems to read like bulletpoints, but the scenes were actually just short and to the point throughout the episode.

We begin with Ana praying with the children that Don Nico will be alright. And under TN rules, when something is prayed for, it will be so. So there you have it. We know that Nico will pull through. Phhew!

Ximena is on her way out the door, when her mama stops her asks her if she thought about what they talked about. Xi wants to talk about it later, that is, if mama is still going to be around. Mama (don’t know her name) says she will be there for as long as she needs her. Xi pulls away suddenly and says ‘who are you and what have you done with my selfish and egocentric mother?’ Did Xi pray for her mother to change her attitude? If so, then that will explain the new improved attitude.
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La Gata #55 11/14/14 La Confusión

Just a quick run down from memory. It might be a little out of order (or a lot...) I really just stuck to the main events. I'm sure I missed some things.

The motín (rebellion) continues. Pablo tries to talk-down the Cyclops/Unibrow.

Augie and El Sil discuss assets. El Sil reminds him that all the assets are his, BUT there is some mine near the ranch that Augie insists is his. He bought it after El Sil went to jail. Augie tries a little groveling and El Sil reminds Augie that he had no pity when El Sil was begging all those years ago.

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