Set in the city of Viña del Mar, the story focuses on the Mercader family and the conflicts, love and relationships that arise between the patriarch Ángel Mercader and his 7 sons.




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Series cast summary:
 Ángel Mercader (162 episodes, 2003)
Felipe Braun ...
 Ariel Mercader (161 episodes, 2003)
Jorge Zabaleta ...
 Álex Mercader (161 episodes, 2003)
 Adán Mercader (161 episodes, 2003)
Diego Muñoz ...
 Amaro Mercader (160 episodes, 2003)
Pablo Díaz ...
 Antonio Mercader (160 episodes, 2003)
María Elena Swett ...
 Fernanda Garrido (158 episodes, 2003)
Teresita Reyes ...
 Imelda Robles (158 episodes, 2003)
Cristián Campos ...
 Alonso Mercader (155 episodes, 2003)
Rodrigo Bastidas ...
 Armando Mercader (152 episodes, 2003)
Liliana Ross ...
 Valentina Fernández (151 episodes, 2003)
Carolina Arregui ...
 Sonia Trujillo (150 episodes, 2003)
Ingrid Cruz ...
 Belén Cruchaga (146 episodes, 2003)
 Soraya Salcedo (144 episodes, 2003)
Aranzazú Yankovic ...
 Úrsula Villavicencio (144 episodes, 2003)
María José Prieto ...
 Mónica Salazar (137 episodes, 2003)
Viviana Rodríguez ...
 Consuelo Valdés (135 episodes, 2003)
 Josefina Urrutia (134 episodes, 2003)
Adriana Vacarezza ...
 Isabel Füller (134 episodes, 2003)
Carolina Varleta ...
 Kiara Salazar (134 episodes, 2003)
Lorena Capetillo ...
 Madona Ríos (125 episodes, 2003)
Sergio Silva ...
 Lucas Farfán (124 episodes, 2003)
Maricarmen Arrigorriaga ...
 Estela Salazar (122 episodes, 2003)
Alejandro Castillo ...
 Fanor Cruchaga (120 episodes, 2003)
 Benjamín Cruchaga (111 episodes, 2003)
Marcela Medel ...
 Clemencia Ríos (109 episodes, 2003)
José Jiménez ...
 Andrés Mercader (105 episodes, 2003)
Berta Lasala ...
 Pilar Ponce (94 episodes, 2003)
Cristián Guzmán ...
 Gustavo Heredia (83 episodes, 2003)
Renato Münster ...
 Pedro Pablo Estévez (74 episodes, 2003)
Elvira López ...
 Alicia Mercader (69 episodes, 2003)


Tells the story of Angel Mercader and his seven sons: Alonso, Armando, Ariel, Alex, Adan, Amaro and Antonio. Throughout the story, Angel and his sons will have conflicts and the struggle of how these sons no matter their age; they end up doing the will of their conservative and authoritarian father. Themes such as treason, homosexuality, divorce, envy and rivalry will put the Mercader family ties to the test. Written by Latin Media Corp

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La brutal pasión de siete hermanos (The brutal passion of seven brothers)


Drama | Family | Romance



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At 10 years of Machos
6 May 2013 | by (Chile) – See all my reviews

10 years ago which aired the first episode of "Machos" series that revolutionized throughout Chile, and I must say that since then no other Chilean TV series made ​​me to like as much as this one.

A great cast as not seen today in the Chilean series, with more than 50 actors, the mixture between them was very good, some stable of Channel 13, others from Mega, others come from its direct competition (TVN ), some beginners, and others who had no work on television for quite some time. Emphasize the performance of Héctor Noguera (Ángel), the "return" of the great Carolina Arregui (Sonia) and the great revelation to me that year Carolina Varleta (Kiara).

The Mercaders family life is still remembered in Chile, and that's because the show is very well done, addresses many issues that to this day are contingent, and not for nothing that this year returns the romantic couple Adán and Fernanda after 10 years, but this time in the night series of TVN: "Socias".

Too bad that after 2006, channel 13 has not been repeated, I should do a tribute after these 10 years!

My note: obviously 10 stars.

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