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I discovered this series by accident one day the first time it was
aired. I was intrigued by the "native tribe" I was seeing. Though I
consider myself to be fluent in Spanish (from Honduras), I think the
series was dubbed in Venezuelan Spanish, which I have found to be
virtually unintelligible to a Central American speaker.
But I watched it every day and came to understand much of the plot. I have never seen a series at times so ribald, so ridiculously funny, and so dedicated to showing off near-naked male bodies! The near-nudity was at times gratuitous, which made it even funnier.
I loved the antics of Bernardo and Casimiro and their respective lady friends, and of their mother Dona Pirina, who was prone to hiding their clothing when they took showers. And just about everything to do with the "tribe" was hilarious, beginning with the necessity of swimming underground to get to their village!
I saw this soap opera twice, the first time it was aired and then the rerun, I could see it again, it was just that funny! First I loved the cast and the characters, then the story, then I cried, then I laughed, I almost went crazy... trying to figure it out when the behavior of some people just didn't make sense, but for the story's sake, some things needed not to have a full explanation... It was fun, though. I love soap operas with a huge amount of characters, they will keep the story always fresh, the only problem is, when you see it dubbed, you get so used to this people's voices that when you see the same actors again in a different soap, with different voice overs, you feel kinda weird...
I had so much fun with this soap opera, I saw it twice and I laughed the second time just as much as the 1st time. There is so much kindness among each family member. Lots of romance. My husband watched it with me. This was our time together, My husband enjoy it too he didn't miss a night,, it has enough entertainment for both gender, beautiful women in string bikinis, great body. Men who are not only good looking, have great body but are very sensitive. If by any chance we were going to be miss it, which we did everything we could to be laying in our bed at 10:00 pm to watch it, we would tape it. It was a wonderful experience. we enjoy Spanish soap opera but it's was always the same thing, the bad person, the virgin girl who everybody hates, a lot of suffering throughout the whole soap opera and at the end the leading man stays with the leading lady, like if we didn't know that was going to happen. bad people die, etc, etc... watch it, you'll love it....
Uga Uga is a funny spiced mix with a bit of
"Tarzan", "Runaway Bride", "The Fugitive",
"The Fight Club", "Mr. Magoo" and a lot of movies
or series I can't recall.
Besides an incredible (and sometimes absurd) story,
this soap opera shows different aspects of the
Brazilian society, including real amazonic indians,
amazing landscapes and great actors with convincing
If you want to see romance, action, comedy, thriller
and drama together, surely you should see this
The show premiered two weeks ago in the U.S., dubbed in Spanish, and I must say, it really blow me away. The characters are real, yet some act incompetent (e.g. Rolando). However, "Uga Uga" is very funny and original with a good storyline, good writing, and the best actors ever to fit the character roles. Since its airing, I, as well as many others, have tuned in every night to see what happens to our loved characters, and with each episode, the story gets more exciting. So it's common for everyone to tune in and watch. It's so popular that "Telemundo", my fave Spanish news network, talks about the show almost every night. For example, what we fanatics think of it. "Uga Uga" gained a lot of viewers and many like it so much that some are willing to dress up like Tatuapu (the main character), with the whole loin cloth thing and wearing a blond wig. Believe me, it's a great show to watch. I highly recommend it to anyone who wants a show with humor, wit, and something out of the ordinary. In comparison to American soap operas, "Uga Uga" isn't your average, every day one. It's a show worth seeing, and someday, it can be considered one of the classics, like "Xica". So, if you want a soap opera that's realistic, yet hilarious, I recommend you watch this one. It'll make you laugh all the way to the end.
Who said that a soap-opera must be dramatic? In this Brasilian soap, one
not stop laughing all the way!! Good script, good acting and... good
It's the confirmation of the new blood of the Brasilian actors and i think
that we will hear soon about Mariana Ximenes,Ângelo Paes Leme, Danielle
Winits and Nívea Steinmann. Watch out the nonsense jokes of characters
dona Pierina(played by veteran Nair Bello) and Nikos Karabastos( played by
the Brazilian living-legend Lima Duarte).Truly unmissable!!
*** This review may contain spoilers ***
Fairy Tales are written in many different forms and different ways. Pulp Fictions are quite a setting for a Fairy Tale. Uga Uga is a Pulp Fiction with it telling the story of how an elderly man is searching for his Grandson and how his Grandson was raised by Indians in the Pantanal of Brazil as an Indian. The Fairy Tale features people going through pain and madness, when it also features wild and tipsy characters. There are so many characters to tell, but it is impossible. The one Fairy Tale setting that makes me so close to the story, besides the Grandfather doing all that is possible to find his Grandson and rid non desirables from his house; is that of a Sergeant and his beloved who he would be separated, from because of a cruel and evil Gangster, threatening his family with death if he did not do a dirty act, so the Sergeant faked his death and fled to live in the Pantanal. The pain that drives through his Girlfriend and haunts her always, also makes her strong in wanting to defend the son that she had with the Sergeant, but hid in identity from the world, by posing him as her brother; and that part of the story and the longing for her to see her dear Sargeant again, make me love the Fairy Tale more and more. It is when they find each other not once but twice, once again, that Uga Uga comes full circle in many areas, but as far as the other tales are concerned, they are intermarried, for the Grandfather finds his Grandson via the Sergeant, and his mother marries the Grandfather, but that is a totally different story that must be told by the tale itself; while his brother also marries a tipsy but loving Girl, who's story is connected to a " Runaway Bride" and the Grandfather's house. I recommend Uga Uga on many levels, and as for the scenes of Rio de Janeiro and the Pantanal, that are seen in the Novela, they are as beautiful as the tale itself, which is a tale that is also about the madness of life in Rio.
All the comments have been so right! The show is awesome! Funny, mysterious, absorbing! You do not need to understand the dubbed Spanish of this Brazilian soap to appreciate the actions of the characters. Much old and new talent blend together to keep you coming back to next episodes for more! Though Claudio Heinrich, Humberto Martins, and Lima Duarte steal the show, all of the actors shine through becoming special and beloved! Take a break, sit through an episode or two, and you'll become a fan too!
"Uga Uga" is a blast of fun! It is High Camp at its best, and you don't need to know Portuguese or Spanish to appreciate the humor (all the (literally) half-naked men!). I have fun just trying to figure out why the characters are doing what they're doing. Why is the pretty girl dressed in a wedding gown, running after the cute guy in the glasses? Why is the Scientist running around with very little clothes on, and why does he appear to be psychic? All this and much more await you in "Uga Uga". Don't miss it!
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