Wednesday, July 30, 2014


Lo Que La Vida Me Robó, #185, 7-30-2014: Pedro Beats Amelia Senseless, María Tries to Kill Montserrat, Gracie Steals Rosario's Dinner Plate, and Other Awful Incidents

Pedro and Amelia Have an Intimate Dinner;  Only Pedro Eats

Amanda fakes affection and concern, fussing over Pedro as has dinner and offering him more wine.  Finally, she suggests that he goes to rest in the bedroom.  He needs it, she maintains.  He agrees, throwing down his napkin on the table before he goes.  Alone at last, she is breathing heavily and seems nervous and afraid.

Ale Decides to Bring Glad Tidings of EZ to Carlotta

Montse wants to know what Alejandro wants to speak to them about.  Carlotta guesses it must be about Ezequiel, and Ale admits, yes, it is.  What did he do now? Carlotta wants to know.  She says that EZ ought to be in prison.  She claims she never wants to see him again for the rest of her life.

"EZ died last night,"  Alejandro informs her.

The news affects Carlotta, and she asks what happened, but before Alejandro can speak she begs, "Tell me he died trying to help Rosario.  Tell me in the end EZ did the right thing.  Tell me, please."

"Yes," Alejandro says, slowly.  "EZ sacrificed himself for us."

 "Thanks for telling me the story," Carlotta tells Alejandro.  She seems less anguished, and Montse tells her to get some rest.  Ale assure Carlotta that she is not alone and that together they will all move beyond this.  Alejandro and Montserrat leave Carlotta alone.  As she remembers what happened she begins to cry.

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Mi corazon es tuyo #8, the war is declared, signed, sealed and delivered... lots of emotion pouring out tonight....

Repeat of Isabela all over Fernando, Fanny sees the kiss…

‘you forgot about my mom quick, didn’t you?’

Fernando runs after Fanny.

Luz asks Fernando if Ana can have dinner with us… que chido! ‘don’t like that word… you can say que padre!’

Fanny won’t open the door to Fernando, but she does to Ana. Ana tells Fanny her dad has the right to rebuild his life. Fanny says it’s too soon, besides that woman is all wrong… Ana tells her no woman will be right… never mind, cancel! Cancel! You need to get ready for the dinner… even I will be there… (why?) your little sis asked your dad that I eat with you all… Ana fakes getting sick and walks out.

Isabela tries to downplay Fanny’s reaction to Fernando. Fernando not convinced. It might be logical but it hurts. Isabela offers to talk to her but Fernando says not a good idea. He leaves turning the subject to work ‘We have not progressed in our project’. Isabela, after he leaves, says I would say we have made progress, dear.

Fanny brings her mom’s dress to Ana… Ana is so moved her eyes are full of tears… resists at first but gives in.

Lo Nuevo:
Dinner is all fancy stuff, seems wild boar (Jabali) is indeed in the grill, split in half, roast pork style..

All kids are elegant dressed… Isabela meets all the kids except Luz… Fanny tells Isabela that Ana la nana will have dinner with us. Isabela fakes not having any problem with it… Meanwhile, Luz is escorting Ana down the stairs. Fernando comes in and is in shock… someone please help him shovel his chin off the floor… ‘She is beautiful, right Papi?’ ‘Yeah! She is very elegant! (to Ana) … you are radiant.. very beautiful. Shall we go?’ Luz walks Ana out, Fernando is walking behind them, still shocked at the ‘view’.

Everyone is at a huge table in the backyard. Isabela and Ana exchange forced greeetings. Isabela starts undermining Ana, ‘you sure don’t earn enough money to buy such a fine outfit. Maybe I will switch jobs. I will take Ana’s job… (kids shreak) I was just kiddin!!’ Isabela starts making goo goo da da sounds to Luz… and singing the ‘dos elefantes’ song… Ana tells her Luz is not a 2 year old. She is 5. Fanny tells Isabela (with hand hashtag gesture) you should catch up and hashtag yourself up to date.

Fernando tells the kids that there is a different menu for them, they won’t eat the crab. Bruno goes to Ana and gives her a flash 101 course on how to snap the crab shell with the thongs(?). Ana tries it and the crab slips off the thong and ends up on Isabela’s head. Isabela insults Ana saying ‘it is obvious a woman of your ‘rank’ (nivel) does not know how to behave in ‘society’’… All the kids laugh, even Fernando laughs wholeheartedly. ‘We should do this more often!! Too funny!’ Isabel tries to follow along ‘I would love to repeat the experience… of course we will not always count on the lovely and distinguished presence of the nanny… ‘ ‘Ana!’ ‘Whatever’. Fernando announces to Isabela that Manuela fixed her her favorite dish, wild boar. Isabel stands up to thank Fernando, but at that time Ana looks at the meat on the grill and gets so sick she spits the piece she had put in her mouth right into Isabela’s outfit. The kids laugh it off again. Then Isabela tries to win over Luz calling her beautiful, but Luz turns it around on her, saying ‘thanks, you too, but Ana is more beautiful’.
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A night of gift giving Mi Corazon Es Tuyo #7 07/29/2014

Sorry for the late recap, I have to do a bullet list just because work is kicking my butt!

  • Ana and Fernando arrive home for the birthday party where the kids are ready to go. The put on a play, sing songs and eat cake, there was so much candy there! They also give their father gifts,a book, an ugly sweater, a drawing and I forget what else. Ana also gives Fernando a gift, a nifty leather jacket! I wonder how much that set her back?
  • Johnny has to take a job as an exotic dancer, ewww who would pay to see that?
  • Isabella tries to wiggle her way into Fernando's life by offering to get him a less traditional tie and buys him a hot pink tie, I dig the color, she is then invited to his house to work on a project and to stay for dinner.
  • Fanny tells Gus to never,ever bother her again, she says he behaved like an animal and she never wants to see him again, captas?
  • Ximena thinks Nando is not a bad looking kid and plans to have him do her school work for her. Witch.
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De Que Te Queiro, Te Quiero #144, 7/29/2014

De Que es un Asesino, es un Asesino!

Hey all! I only just now saw a note from poor Karen whose power has gone out, so she can’t do the recap. I’m doing a very quick and dirty recap in place of the fabulous one we would have had from Karen had she seen the show.

Forgiveness or Truce?
Nat tells Grumps she really has no need or desire to forgive him, considering how horrible he was to her and their lack of emotional ties. But she's willing to make peace. They take each others hand. Grumps seems moved. Nat seems resigned but at peace with their truce.

El, Crazy or Crazy in Love?
El continues to be plagued by the even more diminutive Mr. Mushroom in devil form, harping on him about his lack of cash to allow Carmen and her kids to live in style. He consults Morales (who has just finally found a recent and large movement of cash made by Rod). Morales tells him money doesn’t matter; what matters is that El and Carm are made for each other. El feels a lot better, and the BFFs seem to have made peace.

While El is taking Carmen to work and Lupita to school, Lupita tells El she’s changed her mind about the expensive dress. She seems very sincere in saying that it’s a waste of money. El gets annoyed with Carmen because he thinks she put Lupita up to it and doesn’t believe he can provide. Carmen makes a very good point about not wasting money on frivolous whims, but all El hears is an insult to his manhood. He leaves in a huff. Carmen wonders if he’s bipolar and calls the Mushroom for a consult. The Mushroom promises to come over to the fonda to talk about it. Brigitte convinces him to take advantage of this opportunity to cause problems for Carm and El.

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La Que La Vida Me Robo, capitulo 184. 07/29/14.

Skipping the old and straight into the new....

Pedro has the gun pointed at himself as EZ and I are yelling for him to shoot himself. Hurry up before the navy rushes in and arrest you. Now shoot! It looks like Pedro is about to pull the trigger but instead points the gun at a surprised EZ. You are here because I have decided it this way says Pedro. I wanted the pleasure to end your miserable pathetic life. Pedro pulls the trigger but unfortunately there are no bullets. EZ laughs and says you fell in my game. The plan is to turn you in alive so the navy can find Rosario and you can rot in prison for the rest of your life you miserable swine! Pedro rushes EZ and throws him up against the wall, throws insults at him and pistol whips him. The navy rush in but Pedro is long gone. The boys ask EZ were Pedro is and if he said anything about Rosario. Nothing replies EZ.

Outside a badly wigged Maria is waiting in a car and in hops Pedro. They speed off.

Amelia and Virginia sit down for a heart to heart chat. Amelia is angry that Virginia keeps questioning her decision to marry Pedro and send her away. Virginia believes Amelia sent her away to enjoy her marriage to Pedro and keep her from pestering them. Amelia admits the only reason she married Pedro was to find proof of his bad dealings. He never touched her or shared a bed with her. Virginia isn't buying her story. Amelia grows more frustrated and says there is just no talking to her. Virginia says she really needed her. She lost her father, sister and then her. Amelia says she did it all to protect her. She loves, missed and needs her. They are together now and nothing will separate them again. She wants her to find someone to love and form a family. She wants grand kids. Virginia says she met a man at Esme's house. His name is Eric. I don't think he is interested in Esme since he's a younger. I believe I caught his eye.
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Tuesday, July 29, 2014


Que pobres tan ricos Tuesday: as anvils fall, the tarantulas gloat

I was delighted that Dona Mati's entrance was at the very end of last night's episode - I've had all day to look forward to her bringing the anvils. I had no subtitles so if you find this vague, fill it in!

Refritos: the fresas hate Tizoc's microbus song. and his manager threatens to kill him. I agree with them that he is an imbecil. Listening at home, Chuy reminds Carm that success is easy come easy go and he doesn't think Tizoc is managing very well.

So! At the editorial, Mati is welcomed into the room and embraced by los Ruizpalacios. "Quiet everybody. I am completely recovered and the doctor is here to confirm it. So we are not naming a new president just now." Mike sort of sticks out his tongue at Alejo, "so there."
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Monday, July 28, 2014


Que Pobres tan Ricos #144 28 July 2014 Tizoc wakes up and confronts managers from hell, A-hole is drooling over his victory, but his victory is short lived

Emi argues with Lupe about how he has changed. Emi goes to his room in a huff.

Lupe calls A-hole. He tells her she has to show up to the office with him to finish baking the donuts (signing the papers). Lupe agrees, but reluctantly, she was not counting on having to show her face.

The nurse is brought to the police bldg… Top Cop asks her where is Mati. Nurse looks down.

At Tomas’ Dr Miranda gives Mati the green light, he can certify she is fully recouped… Mati so glad. She needed his opinion… He suggests she rest another few days. And if you can spend that time with family, even better. Mati says she is already with family. Regarding the RP she will meet up with them later.

At club, AS is turning it on Beba, she wants them to bet some of their jewelry… The ladies take their quick exit, don’t want to play strip poker… AS throws kisses to the wind as the ladies take off… She also fans her newly won cash (was this donation from Beba and Chabela to AS' charities?)…

Chuy and Mati celebrate that she is ready for coming back to the wrestling ring… Mati says even though she feels guilty of keeping her grandkids, especially MA, in the dark about where she is, she wants to wait a few days more. Mati wants to make sure she is really really REALLY 100% ready to face the music.

Top Cop tells MA and Saul that the nurse testified that she blames the staff at the geriatric clinic. She is trying to wash her hands… The nurse says that since Mati was in the other geriatric, she also escaped a few times… so Top Cop has to let her go.

Chuy tells Mati that when MA took her out of the geriatric clinic and took her to the fonda, she did not look as wide awake and healthy as she is now. Chuy felt bad when she would call for Aureliano since he could not come to help her. Mati says that with Chuy’s family around, she felt like she had Aureliano’s presence by her. Chuy says that is how he lost his Marcelita. Mati says that life has taught her that sooner or later our loved ones that have gone still are with us thanks to the great memories they left us. We have to let them go and live the best we can in their honor. (Boy Mati looks grrrrrrrrrreat!!)

Vilma calls A-hole. He is trying to avoid coming to see her… Again she insists she needs to see him in person. HE promises he will come tomorrow, too busy today. When he hangs up he says ‘and you better wait another 30 years for me’.

At Fonda, the Menchacas are eating… Lupe sends Emi to bed. Perla tells them Tizoc will have another show tomorrow night. Tizoc does not look anywhere as excited about the new gig. Perla says we don’t want to see you, we want to see the other artists that will be there. She is excited about her newly found fame (as makeup artist??) Carm can barely contain her excitement… Chuy looks at her weird, thinking it is about Mati. She is super happy about Wendy’s upcoming wedding. Everyone talks about weddings, Perla mentions couples that were expected to end up married and in the end… NOT, like MA and Lupe.. She ends up making Lupe cry…

MA tells AS and Frida that he still can’t find Mati. AS is making a comment that Mati is in heaven surrounded by angels. Maybe the nurse that they found could tell us the truth. Maybe we could buy her to tell us. AS thinks they can ‘buy’ anyone to do anything now that we have money again… The rest of the family protest in unison.
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De Que Te Quiero, Te Quiero #143 - Mon 7/28

De que con dinero baila el perro, con dinero baila el perro

Rodrigo gets Big Al's ghost to go away and takes a call from the shady doctor who's going to help him get Grumps declared mentally incompetent.  Does this actor always play shady guys?

Morales hasn't tracked down the account where Rodrigo is depositing all the money.  It's not enough to accuse him of embezzlement, since he can just claim he took the money for something business-related.

Brigitte scolds the Mushroom Man for not taking advantage of her drunk mother.  He's pretty much resigned to going back to France, but, hey, he and Brig can be Facebook friends.

Alonso and Diego make plans to go visit Tiburcio and start his new drug regimen.

Carmen visits Eleazar and tries to use her feminine wiles on him, but he's too pissed about Carmen "kissing" the Mushroom Man.  She tries to tell him how things really went, but he won't listen and throws her out, saying it's OVER.  Carmen goes, but she says she hopes he won't be sorry later.  Eleazar grouses about knowing what he saw.  Carmen stands outside his door and calls the Mushroom Man to set up a meeting tomorrow morning at the fonda.

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Lo Que la Vida Me Robó Lunes 7/28/14 #183

Chapter 183: Life in the Balance

Church Steps: Two of Pedro's goons drove up in the black van. One hit Father Anselmo to the ground, then they grabbed Rosario and forced her into the car. Alejandro saw this from half a block away and ran. The car pulled away. He didn't catch up to the car in time. “Pedro Medina is behind this. He's taken my mother. What do I do now?”
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Mi Corazón es Tuyo Lunes 7/28/14 #6

Capitulo 6: Apologies

Lascuráin Manor, Parlour: Johnny makes a royal fool of himself in collecting the wine glasses from Fernando's guests when Ana enters with the tray of canapés. They are both startled and drop everything. Ana hurriedly starts cleaning up. Johnny [the idiot] claims to have seen a cockroach. Fernando tells Ana to get Bruno ASAP. She leaves the room wishing she didn't have to come back.
Two, two, two fashion faux pas at once!

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TELEMUNDO Y MÁS -- Reina de Corazones: week of July 28, 2014

Are we all ready for another crazy exciting week?  I think we may be breaking records here, Reina fans!

Here's the recap schedule:

Mondays -- Caroline
Tuesdays -- I'm not sure.  Stevey, are you out there?  Do you still want to recap?*
Wednesdays -- Jean
Thursdays -- Mauricio
Fridays -- Sara has been doing these on a week to week basis (and I'm hoping that she never, ever leaves us!)

We have really been blessed in the recapper department, don't you think?

*If we haven't heard from Stevey by Tuesday night and no one else comes forward to volunteer, I'll fill in this week.

Have fun!



TELEMUNDO Y MÁS: THE FRONT PAGE -- El Señor de los Cielos II, En Otra Piel, et cetera, week of July 28, 2014

Here's your page for the week -- enjoy!


Saturday, July 26, 2014


Mi Corazon Es Tuyo, #5. Beefcake, it's whats for dinner.

We continue our story with Fernando sitting on the couch with Ana waiting up for Fannys to come home, except Ana has fallen asleep on his shoulder. Fernando is so close to Ana and is about to lean in and kiss..., but no, he wakes her up, darn! She gets startled and jumps up and decides to go to bed. Fannys is tiptoeing in and proves how smart she really is by taking off her highheels and runs upstairs to say goodnight to Ana. 
The next morning, Ana gets to work. She has a tea party with Luz, wrestles with the twins, shows fashion tips to Alicia, dances with Sebastian, does Fanny’s nails, and looks in on Nando but leaves him alone.
At the end of the day, Ana tells the kids to say goodnight to their father, but they said when he’s in his library, he’s not to be disturbed. Ana goes in to talk to him and he quickly dismisses her. But Ana persists, and sends the kids one by one to say goodnight. As they come back out, Ana high fives them and states they have started a tradition.
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Lo Que La Vida Me Robo #182: 7/25/14: Will This Story Go Round In Circles, Hmmmmmm!!!!!!!!

Ahoy Amugis! Where is everyone? Are Y'all in the Bunker? Come on out and have some conchas and cafe au lait and join me as I give the dish on our ongoing saga in Aguazul. I also have some levity for Y'all. We have alot of grammar nerds here and so I have found the perfect earworm for you, Word Crimes!   

Shall we begin. I am starting with the new and skipping the old

Ale and his posse come to confront JL. Ale accuses, JL denies and now it's a fight to the death by, are you ready, fisticuffs! So as Ale's posse, that would be Dimi and Vapid Victor (Thanks Carlos), and Refug on the side lines trying to keep the posse at bay, so it looks like a fair fight, the fisticuffs begin. Oh, and I think Vapid Victor has got a piece (gun) on him too. Que, Que What? Lots of rolling on the ground, the postion of being on top changes, both are bloodied. We'll get back to them in a tic.
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Friday, July 25, 2014


Que Pobres tan Ricos #143 July 25, 2014 ... FINALLY... Nepo and Gwendy engaged!! and MATI found her Doctor Miranda!! Tomas the hero again!!

Here's a treat I found from one of my favorite movies of all time...
Mr Deeds goes to town court scene

MA finds Frida eating ice cream like crazy in kitchen/dining room. She says there are so many changes going on in her life… y eso!

MA tells Frida that Lupe is too stubborn, too Menchaca.

Frida takes the entire gallon of ice cream to her room. MA protests.

Lawyer and A-hole meeting… A-hole fakes concern for his family going back to dirt poor.

Tay’s video shows up on TV, Frida is upset. With her painting  the pamphlet says 'inesperado?’ (unexpected?)


At bar named La Amargura (sorrow), Gwendy and Saul are wrapped in each other’s arms… Gwendy seems to be half drunk, seems to be ready to take Saul home for some pow-wow.

At studio, Perla talks to the models she helped out with the make-up. The girls say she is AWESOME. Modeling is a very hard career, besides being very short, you end up rejected after only a few years. Tizoc comes to them… takes Perla away. The models are a bit sickened by Tizoc coming by(?)

Gwendy and Saul keep it going at the bar, he finally gets the check. Her cell phone rings. It is Lupe. Lupe tells her about Nepo’s visit. Gwendy afraid she returned with Nepo again… on the contrary, he came to tell her he doesn’t love her. That he has the hots for a girl from the barrio. Gwendy guesses who it could be. (carror hair?? LOL!) Lupe says nope, it is some girl named Gwendys! He finally realized you are the girl of his life!! Gwendy says ‘men are like the two legged cockroach, until they see her with another, they don’t realize how much they care. ‘ Lupe tells her don’t reject Nepo just for too much pride. Gwendy says no, she is now interested in someone else. Gwendy hangs up on Lupe and says ‘sorry but Nepo already lost me’. She goes back to Saul and kisses him… He is ready to go to her place… but she has changed her mind… he wonders if he did something inappropriate… you did, and I liked it, but the issue is not that… then what? … she ends up leaving him sitting there… without a real reason. ‘quedo de ti muy atentamente, lic Saul Ballesteros…’
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De Que Te Quiero, Te Quiero #142 Friday, 7/25/2014

De que yo también odio a los guionistas, odio a los guionistas

Tonight's recap is organized by relationship.

Carmen and El
Carmen asks Eleazar to apologize to Paul Champignon (Mr. Mushroom) and he refuses. When Carmen tells Brigitte (Brat), Brat cries about losing her father so soon after losing Alberto. Carmen agrees to go see Mr. Mushroom. Brat gives him a heads up.

Alonso (Al, Aloser, Emotional Dwarf, Leg-humper) also goes to see Mr. Mushroom. They confab about Tiburcio's treatment. Mr. Mushroom asks Al to keep him abreast of the patient's progress as he would like to publish the results. Alonso calls Lala later to find out when he can try the new drug combo.

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Que Pobres Tan Ricos #142: 7/24/14: Que Oui, Oui, or Que Padre Depending On Your Point of View!

Hola Amiguis! Due to a snafu, I am going to do a brief summary of Pobres. I didn't record and watched in real time and didn't take notes. Please fill in the bits I missed. Things will not be in order, just what I remember.

Tomas finds Perla's diet pills and asks her about them. He tells Tizoc who has a chat with her. She feels she needs them she tells him, as the top models are all thin as rails. He assures her she doesn't need them, she is beautiful the way she is. Later. she goes with him to his video shoot, for that stupid celullar song, and fixes the model's makeup. They love it up the actual makeup artist is not happy.

Ahole, while talking to Emi, tells him Mama and I are married. Que Padre! Ahole assures him that soon, very soon they will all be together. Oh, and keep it a secret!

MA and Lupe have a big fight, right in the bread store. He finds out that Lupe is married to Ahole and MA is fit to be tied of course. Crap, crap! MA I think informs Saul.
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Novela Genres: What is your preference?

Some people seem to be bailing out on Lo Que la Vida Me Robo because of the turn the story has taken. As long as Televisa (and other production companies) are in cost-cutting mode we can expect story extensions that do things like this one.  I certainly will agree that doing this to a series that begins as a comedy without an advance set-up (such as we are probably getting in Mi Corazon es Tuyo) is completely wrong, but when novelas depend on suspense, we need to deal.  I'd much rather have this than filler scenes that just attempt to inflate the original story.

Personally, I'd like to see more mystery-oriented novelas if we're looking for more male or younger viewers. The gratuitous violence and gore in narco stories is something I find as unappealing as the glorification of their lifestyles.

I mourn the absence of a good novela de epoca, but I guess the networks think they're too expensive a risk against the bleeding of younger and male viewers.  Que lastima.

Be verbose, my friends.

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Lo Que La Vida Me Robo 181, 24 July, 2014 - Check It Out; The Show Was Blah but the Patio Has A Lively Conversation

Robo 181

Even a yeoman recapper cannot craft a good recap out of re-crap. At best, we resort to creative fabrication and humor; at worst we devolve into cynical and edgy observations that are often fueled by a tinge of self-loathing.

Please remind me, just WHY did I volunteer for this job?

I can only imagine that what we are viewing in Capitulo 181—sheer telenovela dreck—was not planned, but was a scrambling response to a tragedy that occurred in the life of Angelique Boyer—the unexpected los of her mother. We offer our deepest condolences to the actress.

A few days ago one of our finest recappers, Novela Maven, called for the services of a forensic psychiatrist to assist the not-so-good people of Aguazul. Now that is an interesting idea.

I am no Forensic Psychiatrist, but I play one on TV. Grin.

So, dear friends of the Patio of Lowered Expectations, and those of you who are hunkered down in the Bunker of Ironic Detachment; in order to encourage lively Friday conversation on the Board as we enter Ultimas Semanas, I offer to facilitate a discussion on the following (sort of) Forensic Sociological topic—the context that holds the story of Lo Que La Vida Me Robo.

Story and Context: The Mexican Drug War

The title of “Lo Que La Vida Me Robo” sums up the experience of its’ characters—they are bereft and victimized.  Life isn’t fair; something was stolen from them that was theirs as a natural human birthright. The characters of “Robo’ are all victims of life itself. They are aggrieved, and from this suffering all manner of maladaptive personal responses emerge.

Each of the main characters has suffered major losses, but each of them still starts the story with a lingering belief in ‘justice’, which is absolutely contrary to their personal experience.
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Thursday, July 24, 2014


Luz Lights the Way To Ana’s Return

Cap 4

Ana and Jennifer have wormed their way into Don Fernando's Veep’s office under the false pretense of being potential investors.  The veep gets a painful crick in his back while getting up out of his chair and Ana’s trying a variety of personal remedies. Don Fernando Lascurain arrives at the office where all is chaos.  DonFer opens the door and Ana has lots of ‘splainin’ to do.

She’s there unannounced per Bruno’s well-meaning instructions to beg forgiveness and ask for her job back since she’s heard that the kids like her and want her back.  DonFer says they do but that he’s not sure he does.  She’s broken his rules which were to be followed to the letter, and he especially didn’t like her walking out the door without saying a word.   Personal problems or whatever, it better not happen again!  He hands her a trial contract for one week’s more as a trial nanny. Ana promises he won’t have another bit of worry over her and goes to shake his hand.  

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De Que Te Quiero, Te Quiero #141, 7/24/2014

De que otro clavo NO saca otro clavo, no saca otro clavo

Lovers’ Games, Courtship & Heartbreak
Nat enjoys the flashmob of her neighbors line dancing to a song about forgiveness, but her smile doesn’t turn upside down until the man asking for forgiveness actually appears with a bouquet of red roses. She once again says she can’t forgive him, and this time flashes her engagement ring for emphasis and informs Diego of her new commitment to Andrés.

Diego and Al return to Bro Central where Diego pouts, while admiring his new YouTube video, and Al tells him Nat’s reaction is not unusual considering what Diego did to her, and perhaps it’s time to move on. Simona calls, Diego heads to her office to talk business, and then she invites him to a photography art show. Diego picks her up at her fancy apartment, interrupting her 100th viewing of his YouTube video, and while she makes martinis he wonders if she could be the nail that drives out the other nail (clavo que saca otro clavo).

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Breaking News! We now know who has been helping Pedro Medina! Lo que la vida me robo #!80 07/23/2014

Sorry for the late post, this is my 2nd recap in as many days and I fell asleep while working on it, my apologies! 

The pokey:

When we left off last night Maria was paying a visit to our always beautiful Alejandro, who was sitting in jail for assaulting a police officer, she was dressed as Alejandro's wife but while that was disturbing enough things got worse-way worse when Maria started to pretend to be Montserrat, Alejandro stood in the tiny jail cell- the look on his face said it all, he finally seemed to understand that Maria, his childhood friend and companion had lost her sh*t.

Maria continued with her crazy rant (still pretending to be Montserrat): "I love you so much Alejandro but you have to understand me, Jose Luis is very important to me..."- Alejandro begged her to stop, but like the Energizer Bunny she just kept going and going- "No, I know this is all my fault for loving two men, sometimes I think you would have been happier with Maria, she never shared her heart with anyone and to her you were the only thing that mattered, you were the only thing she lived for. That's why I understand the things she does to hurt me, I took away your love from her, I don't blame her for the things she does, really I don't, like what she did to my truck...I deserved it for being a slut", 'You did that?!" exclaims Alejandro as he calls for the guard- "No, Maria did it!", Alejandro continues to call for help but no one shows up, "anyway I just came to tell you that I love you and I'll be sure to give the kids a kiss when I get home". Alejandro tells her to stay away from his kids as she walks away-the guards never came.

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Wednesday, July 23, 2014


Que Pobres Tan Ricos: Lupita marries Alejo.

We enter to enjoy watching AS being tortured by former friends. She's expecting to buy her way back into their good graces,

Sadly, Lupe is yelling at MA yet again. Chuy says: "Mike, go. Now."

Minerva tells Alejo she did what he wanted, to the letter. "Now be sure the frygirl never sees my Mike again. Marry her soon and be happy." They sign the papers. are divorced, and share a moment of glee.

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Mi Corazon Es Tuyo #3, July 23, 2014... Ana wins over most of the kids, Fanny discovers her secret and Ana leaves... But the resignation is short lived

Refritos: Ana leaves kitchen with the plate of walnut cookies, and gets the paint on her head.

She takes a deep breath to restrain herself from hurting Fanny. Ana leaves, the kids join hands.

Ana deals with the mouse in her shower. Very bravely she grabs it by tail and tosses it out the window.

Kids are trying to listen out the door but Ana doesn’t come out. Fanny has another prank in her list.

Ana showers all the paint off… ‘why does this happen to me???’

Fanny closes the hot water down in the basement. Ana starts shaking because the water gets cold.

Bruno catches the kids down in the basement. Cecilia comes up with the story that Sebastian needs a shower for his body odor. Bruno sends everyone upstairs.

Ana comes out of the shower. She confronts the kids in the halway ‘why? I did not do anything to you! / we promised we would make your time here miserable! / know something? He who gets angry loses… (Ana goes back in the bedroom) … I am strong!! Yes I can!! (Si se puede!!) … Jennifer calls Ana… ‘these kids are… a bit difficult… they covered me in green paint… /are they beasts? / … one notch higher… I will make these kids pay… even if it’s the last thing I do.

Fanny asks Ana why she has not left… (Ana is dressed back in her black sleeveless zippered dress. ) ‘Not all of us were lucky to be born in a palace… I might not be the most educated, but I am capable and persistent… and I will stay here for a long time!...’

All kids look at each other… Seems Nando and Luz are the ones least in agreement with the pranks.

Lo Nuevo:

Next prank, seems they are putting some kind of powder in Ana’s bed… with remote controls?... ah, there is a camera on the car…

Ana is sleeping, starts scratching like crazy… the twin boys are laughing. Ana runs out of her room and spots the twins… the car is recording her in the halway. Ana runs after the boys. Ana trips on the car and stumbles down the stairs. She ends up unconscious so the boys get scared, run down, and scream that she is dead… Bruno comes out. Bruno checks and is relieved that she is breathing… Nando comes down mad, asks the twins ‘what did you do to her??’ the boys reply ‘It was an accident!!’
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De Que Te Quiero, Te Quiero #140 - Wednesday 7/23

De que odio a los escritores, odiar a los escritores

Tonight’s theme is actually borrowed from our wonderful recapper Sara.  The writers continue to vex me but I’m trying to keep things positive.  So, I’m chanting how I hate them throughout the recap.  Forgive me from the outset if this vexes you but it did make me feel a bit better based on the wrong choices these scribes keep making. 

Carmen has to comfort Brat, who is depressed because her father didn’t visit her and has left the country.  Since she’s more upset about her potential meal ticket than actual interaction with her father, its hard to have sympathy for her.  Carmen allows Brat to miss her brother’s wedding. 

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Lo que la vida me robó, ep. 179, Tues 7/22/14: You can never find a forensic psychiatrist when you need one.

We have known three police chiefs in our time in Aguazul -- Loreto, Basurto and Álvarez -- and all have abused their power.  But the present officer-holder may be the most loathsome of the bunch.  Here he is, just happening to stroll by as Montserrat comes out of the church and sees that her van has been trashed, smashed and slashed.  The windows are shattered, the tires are flat and the word ZORRA is painted in large black letters on its side. 

¡Qué barbaridad¡ says Chief Álvarez.  "What an outrage!"  (But his smug expression belies his words.)  He'll have his men  investigate the incident, he says.

Montserrat isn't fooled.  She knows very well that he's responsible, and that it's no coincidence that he is there to enjoy her reaction.  (And he is enjoying himself.  He looks like a dog sniffing around its own steaming excrement.)
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When bad children happen to good people: Mi Corazon Es Tuyo #2 July,22,2014

Recap is done- I'm sorry for any and all spelling mistakes but I did this during work and I can't go back and edit till tonight, I hope you enjoy!

I lost my whole recap (saved what I had worked on last night before I fell asleep, woke up this morning and EVERYTHING is gone) I'm going to try and reproduce it and I apologize for the delay. If you need me I'll be in a corner crying.

The first four minutes of last night's show were a "refrito"-so I'm just going to get to it and recap the new stuff. I'm going to have to wing this one folks, so if I miss something please feel free to add it in the comments section!
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Que Pobres Tan Ricos #140: 7/22/14: Our D. I. V. O. R. C. E. Becomes Final Today!

Hola Amiguis! I have been away for a couple of weeks and I am not fully caught up yet. I am subbing this evening for our wonderful Blog Mom, Jane. If I miss something please fill in. Shall we begin with an earworm? I have the perfect one for Tizoc, I'm Too Sexy!

Tizoc and Perla are up in the old RP Penthouse and Tizoc thinks this whole thingy of Frida being preggers is a false alarm. Perla says, yeah in your dreams. She also tells him about MA and Lupe maybe getting together. Tizoc isn't happy and neither is Perla, I wonder why???? Hmmmmm???????

Leo is talking to Diego and he tells Diego their relationship is too complicated, so it's friends, si? Deigo just got his heart broken. Boo, Hiss on Leo! Leo says his familia knows about him being gay, but not his friends and so this is why it's complicated. Deigo sadly goes away and Leo is OMGeeing cause he discovered his car is a hard top convertible. Oh, Please!!!!!

MA and Lupe did a quick smooch and he gives her directions to where Frida is, it's for Tizoc of course. Now MA wants another meet with Lupe when she has more time to dish. He wants to look in her eyes and see her smile, she finally agrees.
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