Saturday, October 03, 2015
Yo No Creo En Los Hombres 10/2/15: A Break-up And A Make-up
Lo Imperdonable, Episode 99, Friday, October 2, 2015: Hey Hey, We're the Monkeys – The Monkey Writers, that is.
|Sure, he's a little awkward, but I'm still glad I picked him.|
Magdalena and Botel are really moving! [I guess those Arthur Murray lessons finally paid off!]
|He's so cute. I'd totally go out with him if he asked me.|
Salma and Nicolás are grooving to the beat. You can tell they'd love to get up there and show Margarita and everyone else what they can do.
|Put the camera away, NovelaMaven, or I'll put it where the sun don't shine!|
Jorge looks on with his permafrost poker face and then turns away.
Friday, October 02, 2015
Muchacha Italiana Viene a Casarse #29 Friday, 10-2-15 Fifi's FREE!
Pedro examined the security tapes while Dante apparently lied about having done so and discovered that Fiorella entered Eloisa's room empty handed and came out with the drops in her hands. She was only doing what she was told, retrieving the drops from Eloisa's room. Pedro is ecstatic!
Benito makes a pitifully comic effort to throw his (imagined) weight around and then bribe Fiorella's jailers. They laugh at him and point to the camera which has recorded these lame efforts, which could land him in jail. Vitto shows up with his lawyer as well and the Police seem amused at this retinue of devoted would be Fiorella-liberators. They should fuggedaboutit! There were too many witnesses to Fiorella's crime. There is no bail!
Freddie continues to work on demonizing Fiorella in Eloisa's malleable mind while the sisters weep, Fiorella in jail and Gianna in their bedroom, praying with a Saint Biagio card in her hand. At this very moment, Julieta is in the throes of her own agony. She has a nightmare in which a little girl is alone in a wooded area on a foggy night. She is crying for her mother! Julieta is very shaken by this nightmare and Sergio comforts her. Who is the abandoned child?
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Antes muerta que Lichita #9 Friday Oct 2, 2015. Roberto begins to realize some feelings toward Lichita and continues to coach her to get some backbone. Lichita finds out Luciana caused Nachos accident and Nacho accuses Luciana.
Weekend Discussion: Viva Italia!
Lo Imperdonable, Episode 98, Thursday, October 1, 2015: Ahhh, Calm seas, smooth sailing... Hey, is that a dorsal fin in the water???
Muchacha italiana viene a casarse #28 Thurs 10/1 Hos and Heffas.
Julieta is still blind. After learning that Anibal is not available, the doctor agrees to let Sergio sign anything that needs to be signed because that's totally how health care facilities work. While Sergio is gone, Anibal does pay a visit. Too bad Julieta is all "is that you Sergio my love?" So Julieta=busted. Anibal=hypocritically offended.
During a meal, we are treated to the sight of Sonia getting sick to her stomach. Now we are all sick to our stomachs.
Drunk!Ramiro interrupts Sonia's nausea and the meal to yell at Eloisa. Eloisa's security team sucks. Shouldn't they be able to stop a drunk, disgruntled employee? He asks Eloisa why she does't just die already and stop hurting peopel. He says she's sitting high and mighty enjoying her food while she takes food from his family. Ramiro is dragged away and Fredericka makes a snide comment along the lines of "how can anyone speak so ill of you, Eloisa? You are so beloved!"
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Antes muerta que Lichita #8 Thursday 10/01/15: The Episode Where Mean Girls Run Rampant in Iconika Spreading Vileness with a Vengeance
Yo No Creo En Los Hombres, 10-01-15, Capitulo 58: Rats! Rats, everywhere!
Thursday, October 01, 2015
Muchacha Italiana viene a casarse #27 Wed 09/30/15 Fifi is on the run!
Julieta is out of her mind because the eye drops that Fifi brought her are actually a strong form of acid that has caused her to go blind- although I'd much rather she had been struck mute, her screaming drove me close to tears!
Anyhoo, Sergio and Gael rush her to the hospital where the doctor says there's a chance she will recover but then again she could stay in this state forever! Sergio tries to make her feel better by telling her that he will be her eyes and she says that's not true, he will leave her to go out and party, and dump her like everyone else. He promises that wont happen and kisses her hand, Anibal shows up right at that moment and he and Sergio start to fight, the doctor has to come in and tell them to behave!
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Yo No Creo En Los Hombres Capitulo 57 Discussion page
Antes muerta que Lichita #7 Wed. 9/30/15
Lichita is on top of the world when she gets to work thinking how from this day on she would be flying towards her dreams thanks to her effort and patience nobody or nothing would be stopping her. That ecstatic mood is quickly shattered when she opens the door to her office and finds Luciana sitting at the desk. There must be a mistake. No mistake according to Chuchette who has just arrived on the scene with Néstor. This is the office for the person who is going to be in charge of the "Oki Oki Jinsei(Ginseng?)" Cosmetics campaign and that would be Luciana de Toledo y Mondragón Iribarren who just happens to be the niece of don Augusto the owner of Icónika. Luciana informs Lichita that she is her boss. Could she bring her a capuccino? Lichita says that her boss Robeto Duarte gave her the office. They all laugh. Néstor tells her that that is just a "sueño guajiro" (a pipe dream). Lichita insist they go talk to Roberto. On one hand Lichita thinks Roberto will support her but then again might she be slammed by reality?
In Roberto's office, Roberto defends Lichita and her placement and wants to know all about Luciana's background in advertising. Luciana does a lot of double talk about her experience and expertise. Chuchette just thinks it is bad manners to not trust the owner's niece. Roberto asks if Sandra okayed this. Since it is don "mero mero's" (big shot's) niece, Sandra does not have to okay anything according to Chuchette. It is apparent to Roberto that Sandra does not know and so that is where they should have started in the first place: with Sandra the General Director of the company.
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Lo Imperdonable #97, Wednesday 9-30-2015
In M.E. Marty and Julio run into each other. Neither of them know where AP and Pablo are, but Julio swears that when he finds Pablo he's going to get even. He says that AP is his and is the only woman he has ever loved. His love and devotion would have made her love him. Marty argues that it's not like that because AP does not love Julio. Pablo and AP are destined to be together. Julio says that Pablo will pay with his life for what he did. Marty won't let that happen. How will you stop me says Julio. He is going to find them. He pulls out a piece of AP's dress (that he ripped off her dress when he was chasing them) and says that he will wipe Pablo's blood with it. Marty takes a deep breath and walks away.
Somewhere in the MEJ (Mina Escondida Jungle) Pablo and AP take a walk. Pablo tells her that he understands that she's upset, and he does not want to be selfish like her family. He does not want to keep her away from her family, even though they did everything to keep them apart. He tells her that they will return, but return together. She fears for his life. He says that his he fears more for his heart if he lost her. He wants to return, already married.
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Wednesday, September 30, 2015
Lo Imperdonable #96 9-29-2015 Discussion
- Miraculously, AP hasn't miscarried after the fall off the horse and rolling down the hill. Both AP and Pablo wake up and spend the night in a small hut they find in the middle of the jungle.
- Manuel makes Julio believe that Pablo and AP have gotten away and convinces him that they should give up the search and head back home, which they do.
- Grandpa Goat thinks everyone has abandoned him. He's all "woe is me" and it's sickening to watch him give himself a pity party. Manny arrives and lets Gramps know that he still has him by his side. Well, Gramps isn't so sure because Manny changes his behavior like he changes his shirt but Manny gets on his knees and convinces Gramps that he'll show him that he'll be his support and show his gratitude to him for having taken care of him since he was a child. Gramps fall for this and hopes Manny doesn't disappoint him.
Yo no creo #56 Discussion Page
Tuesday, September 29, 2015
Muchacha Italiana Viene A Casarse #26 Tues 9/29/15 Drop it
Sure, Diana, you were looking for office supplies. Vito wouldn't have been moved by your fictional love note anyway.
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Antes muerta que Lichita #6 Tuesday 9/29
I started condensing and combining toward the end.
Lichita gives us a rundown of Roberto's skulduggery ending with sweet Mateo asking "Papá, ¿Eres tú?" Which leads to Roberto making sounds like a leaky tire. "Shhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh....." Sr. Ontiveros, owner of Supermercados Mas asks the boy if the clown looks like his dad. Poor Mateo! He says he was mistaken and dejectedly walks away.
Sr O loved Roberto as a clown. Roberto hates himself and makes excuses to Lichita. He goes in search of Mateo. Another orphan leads him to his son.
Nacho is convinced that someone hid his keys and if it wasn't Elsa, then it was Magos. Elsa swears she has them, but she's not going to give the back. Nacho said she should have told him earlier instead of giving him the runaround acting like she thought he was crazy como canica en bacinica (like a marble in a chamber pot...how's that for a mental image? Even though I did a rotten job trying to express it.) Elsa ignores him and makes her way to the kitchen so she can stare at her phone and will Magos to communicate with her just by saying her name.
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Monday, September 28, 2015
Muchacha Italiana Viene a Casarse #25, Monday 9-28-15 A Promise Is a Promise!
Ciao, Muchacha Patio Peeps! We pick up with Eloisa pointedly asking Pedro what is going on between him and Fiorella. We get the first installment of our potential lovers back-peddling and offering mealy-mouthed denials of their love. Oh, she’s just a nice girl who’s had a tough break with her father dying and she takes care of her sick sister. What’s wrong with taking her to dinner? Eloisa hopes that’s all it is. Hasn't Pedro heard about poor, sweet, innocent young girls who take a shine to wealthy men? Doesn’t he see what a disaster bringing someone who doesn't "fit", like Sonia, into the family was? She doesn’t want her fortune going to someone who doesn’t deserve it. Fiorella is NOT like Sonia! Granny shouldn’t worry, Fiorella is engaged anyway and he'll probably marry as well. . .one day.
Yo no Creo en los Hombres Lunes 9/28/15 #55
Lo Imperdonable 9-28-15 #95 Nannies, Mothers, Daughters, & A Runaway Bride
Antes muerta que Lichita #5 Monday 9/28: in which ad execs moo, Lichita flies, Luciana languishes, and Roberto tries to hide from Fate
At the Don Augusto mansion, Luciana pouts in the living room. She covers a vitrine full of saints and Pieta knockoffs - "they're judging me." Beatriz enters and Luciana quickly whips the scarf off the vitrine and dives for the divan - remember, she supposedly hurt her ankle.
She faints and languishes while telling Beatriz "I wish I could be out doing good works." "Your ankle will heal." "Ah, but then my cruel uncle will throw me out on the street where I must needs cower for shelter in a cardboard box." She asks after her cousins. The daughter is at summer camp and the son is in America and hasn't been seen for ages. "Oh, it's sad they are absent, but you have ME now. Oh, why oh why does Uncle hate me? Can you get him to change his mind?" Beatriz alludes to the problem between the two brothers, calling them Cain and Abel.
At the agency Roberto explains to us: "Alicia will do all the work but I'll have her so dazed she won't notice." The meeting starts, the room is packed. Less competent than I'd expected, Roberto temporizes in front of the expectant co-workers - and O. the supermarket czar - because he's waiting for Alicia, the only one who knows anything.
She scuttles in, head down and arms full of reports, and starts a slide show, but turns out the second slide is of her in her cow costume. Who put that there? These supposed adults moo and cow-call. She leaves the room and, since Roberto can't manage without her, he follows. She thinks he put that slide in - "after all, you've deceived and robbed and blackmailed me" - word! But he asks "what would I gain from having inserted the cow slide? You have to learn to trust me." He drags her off...
... to ride a little plastic airplane. It was a beautiful ride, mmm scenery, she is terrified but by the end is ecstatic.
Mags is watching tv, it appears to be a promotion for some other novela. Nachos has his bandages off. He wants to go back to driving the taxi but his wife says he can't, doctor's orders. "You are still the man of the house even if you're not earning!" There is no food in the house, or at least nothing Nachos wants to eat. Magos asks if she can drive the taxi, he firmly says no. My favorite line of the episode is Nacho's self-definition: "Soy medio menso pero no bruto."
To make a long story short Mags takes the keys and goes joyriding with her skanky friends and a bottle of tequila, somebody gets a picture of them in the taxi, and at the end of the episode uh oh, here come the cops up behind this full taxi of drunk teenagers. Stay tuned...
Sandra is massaging her lover Augusto and asking why he hates his niece so much. He rants about his half-brother, and something about an inheritance which I hope somebody caught, and says he's sending Luciana back to Patagonia forthwith. Luciana, eavesdropping, vows: "over my dead body I go back." We find out Sandra has been shagging Augusto for ten years.
After a foreshadowy conversation in which Alicia tenderly supposes that Roberto is big-hearted and will be great to his kids some day (NO KIDS he says), and that growing up in an orphanage was no garden of roses, we find ourselves at an orphanage...
Where an EXTREMELY cute (thank God, in the past we have had kid actors so awful we only wanted to have them murdered post-haste) 6-year-old kid, Mateo, runs up to a handsome young couple evidently out orphan-shopping on a sunny afternoon. He tells them sweetly about all the orphans and their endearing traits.
Exchanging significant looks over Mateo's head they then tell him: "We've made up our minds, it's you we want to adopt," but he gets huffy and says "I have a dad and he's coming back for me" and runs off. We all know, thanks to the previews, who this father is.
The meeting with O. is raucous, a kindergarten classroom is far better behaved. The question he has: where to launch the new Mas campaign? Luchette says the customers are low-class, so launch in some marginal area.
When Alicia thinks O. is asking her opinion she says "our primary customers are mothers with kids so we should launch at an orphanage and profit by their empathy." All say this is dumb until O. says he likes it, whereupon they all say it's great. Roberto intimates this was his idea. I think O. has a foundation and gives old food (as per Elsa's suggestion) to the San Cipriano orphanage, so they will go there. Roberto sighs.
Nacho and his wife Elsa are moaning about what a baby Magos is. He points out that lots of other young single moms get it together. He also (incidental plot point) says "she is not the first in this family to whom this happened." Actually he says "que se comio la torta antes del recreo" or something like that heh heh.
Augusto calls his brother, who is painting (somewhere in Argentina), and calls him an imbecile and asks why he sent his daughter up to Mexico. The brother is so surprised he fumbles his brush.
So the creative team plus O. arrive at an orphanage. Plans have changed, they've come to Santa Clara rather than the previously proposed orphanage because a celebration was already planned. Roberto refuses to get out of the car and we all know (thanks to the previews) why. He explains incompletely to Alicia, "It's where I grew up and I have bad memories."
A clown car pulls up and the entertainers get out and run into the orphanage.
Inside, O. keeps nagging Alicia, why isn't her boss here yet? Also, in the dining hall cute little Mateo and his comrades are debriefing. The comrades think Mateo should have gone with the nice couple.
OK, so unlike real children, these orphans are enjoying the clowns and their lame tricks. Roberto sneaks in, disguised as a clown. This wins the hearts of both O. and Alicia, she gushes to us, "A man of action, a prince, and - a clown!" "He's full of surprises, I like him," says O.
Back at the show apartment, Gumaro is not succeeding in repairing some random object. I guess that is part of the gig, because when a babe comes to the door to see the apartment, he tells her how great he is at fixing things, gives her a tour, and then chases her away by alluding to mice and cockroaches and picking a plastic cockroach out of his weird cravat.
At the very same time that Mags and her drunk friends are about to get busted by the cops, at the orphanage, though night has fallen (unless the orphanage is in a different time zone), the clowns are still, incredibly, entertaining the children and the children, incredibly, are still enjoying it. For one last trick, they reward the best-groomed and most-quietly-sitting child, predictably Mateo, by inviting him up for the last trick, which is to have a PVC pipes frame covered with a tablecloth and then whipping off the tablecloth after some alcazam and magic passes... and out comes a clown...
..."PAPA! IT'S YOU!" enthuses Mateo. All are astounded.
Tomorrow: Roberto hugs Mateo and Alicia gets some sort of promotion.
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TELEMUNDO Y MÁS: Avenida Brasil, Bajo el mismo cielo, Señora Acero and Preciosa Perla: Week of September 28, 2015
Here is your post for this week. Enjoy!!
La Vecina Highlights and Discussion #70-#74 Sept. 28-Oct. 2
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¿Qué nos cuenta, Caray, Caray!? (September 28 2015)
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Saturday, September 26, 2015
Lo Imperdonable #94 09/25/2015
Yo No Creo En Los Hombres Cap 54 Sept 25, 2015, or Judge, Jury and Executioner
MD is at the helpful rape victim center and is speaking to a counsellor when her rapist Dan calls. The slime calls her "mi amor" and when she doesn't respond in kind, telling him she is reporting him to the authorities, he blackmails her, saying no one will believe her as he sent a text from her phone to his with a sexy picture, so everyone will think their encounter was consensual. Claudio tells Isela that if Orly breaks the restraining order he's in big trouble.
Judge and Jury
Max's tricks Baldamero into believing the loan shark ratted him out in the MD family mortgage sale scheme and therefore he's under arrest. Baldy quickly confesses that Daniel Santibañez is behind it all. Baldy realizes the trick and complains to Max who tells him to file a report against him. Max goes to casa Santíbañez to see Dan even as Dan's atrocious blackmail of MD continues.
If you report me, you will lose your house, Max, and poor Esperanza won't be able to stand it. So, tell Max to back off. MD concedes on getting Max to back off, and Dan lets Max hear MD say on speakerphone (altívoz) that she and Dan will negotiate the mortgage issue alone. Max leaves the Santíbañez defeated as Maleny says under her breathe he deserves that embarrassment and much more.
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Friday, September 25, 2015
Muchacha Italiana Viene a Casarse #24, Friday, 9-25-15 Grrrrrrrrrrr!
I won’t call Sonia a $!ut but let’s just say she can write down her moral code on the head of a pin and still have room for the Mexican Constitution. Soon, you’ll see why.
Antes muerta que Lichita... #4 Friday 9/25... Roberto keeps building a chain of lies to try to get Lichita to go work with him at Iconika... gets Gumaro involved
Weekend Discussion: Your Favorite Movies
Lo Imperdonable, Thursday, #93 And the bad, very bad, extremely bad things continue to happen to good people
Antes Muerta Que Lichita #3 Thursday 9/24/15
We began with Lichita flopping in the water in a bright red dress which no one seems to notice (this party must be that good huh). As she descends further into the pool we get a sudden flashback to her childhood. Growing up Lichita's favorite story was Alice in Wonderland. Her father had high hopes for her to fulfill the dreams he never accomplished. So starting from an early age he made sure Lichita studied often instead of reading childhood stories (Ignacio is like my mother who made me do extra book reports and math homework instead of watching tv...sigh). Anyway, all that hard work paid off because she grew up and graduated university. On the other-hand, at age 15 her little sister, Magos, surprised the family with her pregnancy.
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Yo No Creo En Los Hombres, Capitulo 53: Fun House Mirrors Reflect Twisted Souls...
Long story short(er):
- Dan is tormented about raping MD...until Ursula reveals that Maleny killed their dad. Dan's horror is mitigated by the idea that she's worse than he is. But Mal has suddenly remembered walking in on her parents fighting, her mother demanding that her father kill himself. Ursula maintains Hector didn't have the guts, but later, when Mal confronts Arango, he remembers someone else shooting Hector, we just don't get to see who. Mal overhears that Ivana's last doctor forged the suicide call on her dad's death certificate.
- Claudio has Alma take a sleeping pill so he can Isela can hang out without her. Isela accuses him of having Orlando beat up; he denies it, but he has gotten the restraining order put in place now.
- Max finds out from Baldomero that Dan has the deed to MD's house.
- With help from Doris and Julian, MD successfully avoids her mom and Max. She goes to the police station to make a statement, but both of the men that deal with her are dismissive and disrespectful. She winds up at a sexual abuse organization and is about to do what needs to be done when Dan calls to tell her he sent a sexy text from her phone to his so that no one will believe her.
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