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 Antonio Alcántara Barbadillo / ... (309 episodes, 2001-2016)
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 Mercedes Fernández López / ... (309 episodes, 2001-2016)
Ricardo Gómez ...
 Carlos Alcántara Fernández / ... (308 episodes, 2001-2016)
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 Carlos adulto / ... (306 episodes, 2001-2016)
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 Toni Alcántara Fernández / ... (308 episodes, 2001-2016)
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 Herminia López / ... (307 episodes, 2001-2016)
Santiago Crespo ...
 Josete / ... (261 episodes, 2001-2016)
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 Pili / ... (263 episodes, 2001-2016)
Roberto Cairo ...
 Desi / ... (250 episodes, 2001-2015)
Manolo Cal ...
 Ramón / ... (229 episodes, 2001-2016)
Ana Arias ...
 Paquita / ... (224 episodes, 2004-2016)
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 Valentina Rojas / ... (195 episodes, 2001-2013)
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 Miguel Alcántara Barbadillo / ... (190 episodes, 2001-2016)
Silvia Espigado ...
 Clara (189 episodes, 2001-2016)
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 Don Pablo Ramírez Sañudo (181 episodes, 2001-2011)
Tony Leblanc ...
 Cervan / ... (181 episodes, 2001-2011)
Enrique San Francisco ...
 Tinín / ... (162 episodes, 2001-2011)
Manuel Dios ...
 Luis / ... (157 episodes, 2001-2016)
Elena Rivera ...
 Karina (150 episodes, 2005-2016)
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 Inés Alcántara Fernández / ... (155 episodes, 2001-2016)
Antonio Canal ...
 Padre Froilán / ... (148 episodes, 2002-2016)
Pere Ponce ...
 Eugenio / ... (141 episodes, 2001-2014)
Pepa Sarsa ...
 Josefina (138 episodes, 2002-2016)
Rosario Pardo ...
 Nieves / ... (125 episodes, 2001-2016)
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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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Cuéntame cómo pasó  »

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By getting the renewal for season 17, it became the longest running weekly Spanish drama, with a total of 311 episodes. 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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