You never know what you will find when you clean out your closet!

I thought that I had no more telenovelas around after so many years of staying away from them but I found a dvd set of novelas that I had downloaded from somewhere..a couple of days ago.

I know that Luz María was a well liked novela judging from the comments on Telenovela-World. I’ve never seen it and I know that I had been keeping it for a rainy day.  So I popped it in the dvd player while I was cooking (one advantage that I must admit I love is not having to read the subtitles and I’d been meaning to brush up on my Spanish) Angie Cepeda, our Peruvian actress, does speak quite fast but still is very easy to understand, as is all the cast, especially Christian Meier.

I’ve been mildly enjoying it..since my expectations are non-existent..I know what I’m getting and that’s fine..for now it’s enough..but considering the length I don’t know how long I’ll last of course.

Anyway, it’s a bit of a stroll down memory lane too  which I’m enjoying and a reminder that I did enjoy watching them till they got unbearable and were replaced by our Asian dramas…

#angie-cepeda, #christian-meier, #luz-maria, #telenovela

Adiós, Fernando Gaitán, y gracias

The sad news was revealed yesterday that Colombian author Fernando Gaitán passed away. As one who spent many hours beguiled by the characters he created, such as Armando Manzanero and his beloved fea, Beatriz Pinzón Solano, I salute his memory.

I came to the world of “short” run serial dramas via Spanish-language telenovelas, cutting my teeth on the flamboyant Mexican offerings, and graduating to more challenging and creative works from South America, especially those from the golden age of Colombian and Chilean dramas.

Sr. Gaitán was best known for his adaptation of the novel “Café con aroma de mujer” for television, and his original (and oft-copied) “Yo soy Betty, la fea.” The many hours my friends and I spent discussing the tiniest nuance of his obras were some of the best times of my life.

A talented and gifted storyteller, he will be missed by all. QEPD, Sr. Gaitán.

#cafe-con-aroma-de-mujer, #fernando-gaitan, #telenovela, #yo-soy-betty-la-fea