The evolution of a family from the last days of the Franquist dictatorship to the early 80s.
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 Antonio Alcántara Barbadillo / ... (328 episodes, 2001-2017)
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 Mercedes Fernández López / ... (328 episodes, 2001-2017)
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 Carlos Alcántara Fernández / ... (327 episodes, 2001-2017)
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 Carlos adulto / ... (325 episodes, 2001-2017)
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 Toni Alcántara Fernández / ... (327 episodes, 2001-2017)
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 Herminia López / ... (326 episodes, 2001-2017)
Santiago Crespo ...
 Josete / ... (267 episodes, 2001-2017)
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 Pili / ... (268 episodes, 2001-2017)
Roberto Cairo ...
 Desi / ... (250 episodes, 2001-2015)
Manolo Cal ...
 Ramón / ... (245 episodes, 2001-2017)
Ana Arias ...
 Paquita / ... (243 episodes, 2004-2017)
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 Miguel Alcántara Barbadillo / ... (209 episodes, 2001-2017)
Silvia Espigado ...
 Clara (203 episodes, 2001-2017)
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 Valentina Rojas / ... (195 episodes, 2001-2013)
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 Don Pablo Ramírez Sañudo (181 episodes, 2001-2011)
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 Cervan / ... (181 episodes, 2001-2011)
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 Inés Alcántara Fernández / ... (174 episodes, 2001-2017)
Manuel Dios ...
 Luis / ... (161 episodes, 2001-2017)
Enrique San Francisco ...
 Tinín / ... (162 episodes, 2001-2011)
Elena Rivera ...
 Karina (156 episodes, 2005-2017)
Antonio Canal ...
 Padre Froilán / ... (152 episodes, 2002-2017)
Pepa Sarsa ...
 Josefina (143 episodes, 2002-2017)
Pere Ponce ...
 Eugenio / ... (141 episodes, 2001-2014)
Rosario Pardo ...
 Nieves / ... (132 episodes, 2001-2017)
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The evolution of a family from the last days of the Franquist dictatorship to the early 80s.

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13 September 2001 (Spain)  »

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Cuéntame cómo pasó  »

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José Sancho left the show because he didn't like how the writers were portraying the Spanish history, arguing they had started to fable too much. See more »

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Referenced in Aída: Bajo el peso de la ley (2005) See more »

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Cuéntame
Written by José Luis Armenteros
Performed by Miguel Ríos
(2016)
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remake of "the wonder years" but in Spain
26 February 2005 | by (Philadelphia, United States) – See all my reviews

First "Cuéntame", then "Cuéntame cómo pasó", this series interestingly started 2 days after 9-11. It follows more or less the same format of "The Wonder years" TV series, but in Spanish.

It narrates the life of a working class Spanish family from Madrid, with the background of the latter days of the Franco dictatorship in Spain, as seen by the eyes of a little boy.

The family is made up of Antonio and Mercedes, who emigrated from a rural village, with the maternal grandmother, Toni and Inés, the teenage kids, and Carlos, the youngest (and the narrator).

And while it does have some clichés (the hardworking father who does not want to see reality -something not too unfamiliar in these times-, the respectful mother, the revolutionary son, the proletarian priest, etc), it does try to depict the life of a particular family in which the traditional point of views of the parents/grandparents collide against the younger generation, influenced by the university, the cultural scene, and the preponderance of fascism, genocidal wars and the overthrowing of governments in the name of "democracy".


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