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newland80 from Vitoria, Spain
27 September 2004
"Los 80" was a highly anticipated series at the time of its initial
release due to the strong publicity campaign that preceded it. On the
other hand, great actors such as José Coronado and Aitana Sánchez Gijón
were in it, so what could go wrong?
It's not that the series is bad, in fact it is nearly perfect
technically, but it lacks the charm and charisma of other similar
"nostalgic" series (American "Wonder years" or Spanish "Cuéntame" to
name two clear examples). Neither Coronado and Sanchez Gijón nor Félix
Gómez and Bea Segura work as screen couples, so the romantic subplots
are somewhat affected and definitely unbelievable.
As usual with Spanish series, the supporting cast is a delight to
watch. In this case it is specially remarkable, since most of them are
relative unknowns (Marisol Membrillo, Lilian Caro, Antonio de la
It is a shame this series turned out to be such a disappointment, since
I really wanted this to be good. Maybe it will get better with time,
but they should really shift the focus from the uninteresting leading
characters and boost the supporting ones.
Overall rating: 6/10
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