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9 out of 9 people found the following review useful:

Excellent telenovela! The best of 2005!

Author: dramaljdiva from United States
13 December 2005

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Since "Amor Real" ended in March, not a single telenovela had impressed me. "La Esposa Vírgen", "Apuesta Por Un Amor", and "Mujer de Madera" were awful. "La Madrastra" was okay, but a little too over-the-top at times, as is "Contra Viento y Marea", and "Inocente de Ti" never got my attention. But "Piel de Otoño" is a completely different story. It has an excellent storyline, realistic and interesting characters, a coherent script, great dialogue, and wonderful acting. The story is basically about a housewife and mother of two who's husband treats her like dirt, and her kids take her for granted. She starts talking to this guy on the Internet, and he becomes her refuge for when things are not going well in her personal life. She lives in Mexico and this guy lives in Spain. But due to two important reasons, she goes to Spain and meets the guy from the Internet, without knowing that he's the same guy she's been chatting with.

In short, "Piel de Otoño" is a realistic novela, with a script that entertains each episode without the need for over the top villains or massacres. Every thing in the story makes sense.

The cast is super, and features a great mix of experienced veterans and charismatic young talents. No one is miscast here. The biggest surprise is the young actor Franco Gala, who plays Miguel Ángel, the son of Lucía, the main character. For an actor without much previous experience, he does an exceptional job at portraying a complex character, and is very expressive, adding interesting depth to his portrayal of Miguel Ángel.

So far, each episode has been so good, that I wished I would have watched it from the beginning instead of missing a few weeks. There is only one possible thing that could ruin this telenovela for me, but I doubt that would happen. So far, I'd give it a 10 out of 10.

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2 out of 2 people found the following review useful:

a great story about life

Author: ioana_isabel from Romania
25 March 2006

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I started to watch this show because I lived in Salamanca (Spain) in the time when this series was filmed there and I was curious how they presented the city. And I discovered a beautiful love story and a great life lesson.

Lucia lived her infancy in an orphanage, without the love of a family and once married she tried that her family stayed together at all costs, to create that ideal family that she never had as a child. She supported her husband, Ramon, in his work and after years of struggle they became rich. But instead of loving and supporting her, Ramon treats her like dirt and her children, Miguel Angel and Liliana don't give a dam about her. But Lucia continues to do all she can for her family, blaming herself for not doing enough for them. She starts to talk with a complete stranger on the internet who calls himself Viento (Wind) and she is Otono (Autumn) and they become closer and closer every day because Viento understands her and gives her advices... Lucia starts to have feelings for Viento but she is married and loves her husband. Until one day she discovers two things that knock her down in a second: that her husband has an affair with Rebeca, his assistant and that Liliana had a daughter in Spain, Natalia, whom she abandoned in a monastery. This happens in the same period when her great friend Triana dies and leaves her some money. She decides to travel to Spain to find Natalia and to receive the money that Triana left her.

In Spain she finds out that Triana actually left her a lot of money and she associates with a cosmetics company owned by two friends of Triana: Mayte and Jordi. She also meets Santiago Mestre, a famous painter who is actually Viento, although none of them knows this. He helps her to find Natalia and to regain the confidence in herself and they fall in love and discover that they actually know themselves from the internet. But Lucia has to go back to Mexico to confront her husband and to bring Natalia back to her mother's arms... But in the end all ends well and they live happily ever after.

I think this series deserved a lot more publicity because it talks about a woman who is psychologically abused every day and for a long time she does nothing but to blame herself for not being a good wife and a good mother and all this is presented in a very realistic way. There are lot of "Lucia" in this world who live passive all their lives and I think a series like this can change a little bit the mentality of the people.

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1 out of 1 people found the following review useful:

Probably the best soap-opera of the new millennium.

Author: insomniac_rod from Noctropolis
28 February 2007

"Piel de Otoño" demonstrates that a soap-opera can be a great viewing experience. This one has quality, an excellent plot, great acting, tender stories (not necessarily about love), good direction, and memorable scenes. The story is very simple but adjusts for the new millennium tendencies; that's why it's very likable and charming. I'm not ashamed to admit that I truly liked it and got involved with it. Well I'm usually against local t.v. or soap operas; my favorite genre is Horror so you can go figure why I'm so impressed with this soapie.

The story is simply great. I really liked how Lucìa and Santiago were meant for each other; probably the way they met was cheesy but when they met in person was truly convincing. Also, their relationship was something to admire. There was excellent chemistry between Flores and Strickler. Also, I liked how Sergio Goyri stole the show. HE'S the man! He got all the beautiful women and also delivered a great performance.

Lucìa demonstrates that women can be independent anytime and that's a lesson against machos. The cast was perfect. Laura Flores delivers probably her best performance to date; she's beautiful, classy, a delight to watch in all the sense of the word. Sergio Goyri stole the show; that's it.

Raquel Olmedo also is great on her role. She's tender and strong. Sabine Moussier looked incredibly sexy and hot through all the time. She's simply amazing. The rest of the cast is very good and proves that chemistry can exist between actors. Jovita rules.

Overall, this is a quality soap-opera that deserves a chance for those who enjoy soap-operas. You can't get much better than this.

I'm glad I had a lot of free time when this one aired.

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