Tuesday, 19 May 2009


Growing up, I remembered watching a lot of Spanish soap operas, ‘telenovela’ as they said. It was really fun and it all started with Maria Mercedes’. I was never really into all this series at 1st but seeing my mom, my aunties and grandma sitting in front of the tv sharp at 5.30 pm everyday made me sorta watch it. Lol! Later, it got fun coz I can still remember everyone was so anxious and excited for the next day to see what happen in another episode! Lol! Sometimes when we’ve got plan and if it clashed with the airing time, the women will rescheduled the plans!

Few weeks ago when I was youtube-ing, I sort of search for ‘Maria Mercedes’ and I was so surprised that I found
‘Maria Mercedes’ song was also sung in Arabic! And it sounded so alike as the original one! =) I never expected that it had been aired in more than 40 countries!

Then, came La Usurpadora’ replacing ‘Maria Mercedes’. The show's premise revolves around a pair of twin sisters who were separated when they were young, and as adults the younger sister is forced to act as a "replacement" for her wealthier elder sister who wants to leave her family for selfish reasons. Well this was really addicting! I was 11 when the telenovela was aired and I remembered even talking about it in school with my friends and teachers! Lol!

After ‘La Usurpadora’ another spanish telenovela was aired called, Mis Tres Hermanas’. Well this one wasn’t that nice, maybe coz I didn’t really watch it from the beginning. And the list goes on…
There were really a lot of telenovelas shown after that, like Yo soy Betty La Fea’ (Ugly Betty), ‘Rosalinda’, ‘Juana’s Miracle’ and so many others!

'Yo Soy Betty La Fea'


'Juana's Miracle' a.k.a 'Juana la virgen'

Currently, 'Lalola' ("lal♂l♀") is aired on TV3. This comedy is about a man named Ramiro "Lalo" Padilla, who is the director of the media company High Five, editor of the famous magazine Don, and has many women around him. Romina, who is in love with Lalo, decides to avenge his lack of commitment by hiring a witch, who has him undergo a spell and turns him into a very beautiful woman, as Romina wanted to make him feel so desperate like a woman who is being harassed.From this start, very funny situations happen, in which Lalo begins to discover Grace, her best friend, and all the things that make women different from men: using heels, wearing skirts, menstruation, and so on.


~hon~ said...

Oh neat! You know what? They play those telenovelas here in my country but they dubbed it to our language.

celebral seductress said...

really? thats cool! yeah they do dubbed some of the telenovelas in malay language but most times they add on the subtitles