A terrible tragedy puts an end to a group of friends' pleasure voyage. Maria hears a gunshot, and finds her friend Patricia dead, and, within her confusion, she picks up the gun. Maria is ... See full summary »
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Series cast summary:
Ana Martín ...
 Socorro de Montes (4 episodes, 2005)
Cecilia Gabriela ...
 Daniela Rivero (4 episodes, 2005)
Guillermo García Cantú ...
 Demetrio Rivero (4 episodes, 2005)
René Casados ...
 Bruno Mendízabal (4 episodes, 2005)
Margarita Isabel ...
 Carmela San Román (4 episodes, 2005)
Sabine Moussier ...
 Fabiola Mendízabal (4 episodes, 2005)
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 Venturina García (4 episodes, 2005)
Joaquín Cordero ...
 Padre Belisario (4 episodes, 2005)
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 Estrella San Román (4 episodes, 2005)
Mauricio Aspe ...
 Héctor San Román (4 episodes, 2005)
Mike Biaggio ...
 Ángel San Román (4 episodes, 2005)
Mariana Ríos ...
 Lupita Montes (4 episodes, 2005)
José Luis Reséndez ...
 Greco Montes (4 episodes, 2005)
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 Alma Martínez / ... (4 episodes, 2005)
Arturo García Tenorio ...
 Leonardo Montes 'DaVinci' (4 episodes, 2005)
Carlos Bonavides ...
 Rufino Sánchez "Pulpo" / ... (4 episodes, 2005)
Victoria Ruffo ...
 María Fernández Acuña (4 episodes, 2005)
César Évora ...
 Esteban San Román (4 episodes, 2005)
Eduardo Capetillo ...
 Leonel Ibáñez (4 episodes, 2005)
Martha Julia ...
 Ana Rosa Márquez (3 episodes, 2005)
Lorenzo de Rodas ...
 Servando Maldonado (3 episodes, 2005)
Michelle Vieth ...
 Vivian Saussa (3 episodes, 2005)
Sergio Mayer ...
 Carlos Sánchez (3 episodes, 2005)
Marcial Casale ...
 Mañas (3 episodes, 2005)
Liza Willert ...
 Rebeca Robles (3 episodes, 2005)
Mario Casillas ...
 Dr. René Ruben (3 episodes, 2005)
...
 Carcelera (3 episodes, 2005)
Archie Lafranco ...
 Luciano Cerezuela (3 episodes, 2005)
Marcelo Buquet ...
 Gerardo Salgado (3 episodes, 2005)
Jacqueline Andere ...
 Alba San Román (3 episodes, 2005)
Alejandro Ruiz ...
 Dr. Alejandro Ruiz (3 episodes, 2005)
Omar Ayala ...
 Tipo 1 (3 episodes, 2005)
...
 Diana (2 episodes, 2005)
Paul Cortinas
(2 episodes, 2005)
Elena Milbach
(2 episodes, 2005)
Jesus David
(2 episodes, 2005)
Uriel Arango
(2 episodes, 2005)
Diana Golden ...
 Patricia Ibáñez (2 episodes, 2005)
Montserrat Oliver ...
 Patricia Ibáñez (2 episodes, 2005)
Óscar Morelli ...
 Director de Cárcel (2 episodes, 2005)
Rubén Morales ...
 Detective Figueroa (2 episodes, 2005)
Rocío Cárdenas ...
 Angélica Espino (2 episodes, 2005)
Pilar Pellicer ...
 Sonia (2 episodes, 2005)
Sergio Catalán ...
 Flavio Marinelli (2 episodes, 2005)
Germán Gutiérrez ...
 Dr. Huerta (2 episodes, 2005)
Daniel Berlanga ...
 Friend of Héctor and Estrella (2 episodes, 2005)
Sergio Jurado ...
 Investigator Muñoz (2 episodes, 2005)
Irma Serrano ...
 La Duquesa de Walterrama y San Calixto (2 episodes, 2005)
Alfredo Adame ...
 Presentador (2 episodes, 2005)
Juan Ignacio Aranda ...
 Juez de Aruba (2 episodes, 2005)
Alberto Chávez ...
 Arnoldo (2 episodes, 2005)
Miguel Ángel Fuentes ...
 Fausto (2 episodes, 2005)
...
 Maggie (2 episodes, 2005)
Dioni González ...
 Reportera (2 episodes, 2005)
Santiago Hernández ...
 El Pulgarcito (2 episodes, 2005)
Manuel Medina ...
 El Cadenas (2 episodes, 2005)
Lourdes Munguía ...
 Lourdes (2 episodes, 2005)
Arturo Muñoz ...
 El Panteón (2 episodes, 2005)
Andrés Márquez ...
 El Panzas (2 episodes, 2005)
Frances Ondiviela ...
 Frances (2 episodes, 2005)
Jorge Orduña ...
 Joel (2 episodes, 2005)
Vicky Palacios ...
 Vicky (2 episodes, 2005)
...
 Herself (2 episodes, 2005)
Joustein Roustand ...
 El Huesos (2 episodes, 2005)
Alberto Salaberry ...
 Benjamín (2 episodes, 2005)
Raúl Sebastián ...
 El Greñas (2 episodes, 2005)
Ricardo Vera ...
 Oncólogo (2 episodes, 2005)
María Luisa Alcalá ...
 Fanny (2 episodes, 2005)
Irma Berlanga
(2 episodes, 2005)
Paola Cano
(2 episodes, 2005)
Alejandra de la Reguera
(2 episodes, 2005)
Susana Diazayas
(2 episodes, 2005)
Pablo Osuna
(2 episodes, 2005)
Claudia Platt
(2 episodes, 2005)
Mauricio Sauret
(2 episodes, 2005)
Gloria Solache
(2 episodes, 2005)
Sofia Tejeda
(2 episodes, 2005)
Ángeles Yáñez
(2 episodes, 2005)
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A terrible tragedy puts an end to a group of friends' pleasure voyage. Maria hears a gunshot, and finds her friend Patricia dead, and, within her confusion, she picks up the gun. Maria is found guilty of murder and is sentenced to life in jail. Her husband, Esteban, an important business man, doesn't believe in her innocence. When he goes back to Mexico, he divorces her, buys the silence of everyone whom was with them on the trip, and tells his sons that their mother died in an accident. Twenty years later, Maria is put in liberty due to good conduct and goes back to Mexico in search of vengeance. She is decided to find out the real killer and upfront Esteban, whom she now hates because he abandoned her at her own risk. But what she most wishes is to have her son and daughter, Hector and Estrella, back. The first thing that Maria does when she arrives is that she cites everyone who was with her on the trip: Esteban; Servando, one of his associates; Demetrio, the company's lawyer; ... Written by Hector Pina

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Víveme
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Performed by Laura Pausini
Adapted by Ignacio Ballesteros (as Badía) & Laura Pausini
Written by Biagio Antonacci
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It's actually a very bad soap opera (mala mala)
8 July 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I watch at least one Mexican soap opera every year. This time I decided to see "La Madrastra" because it had a good cast (specially Jaqueline Andere, Cesar Evora and Ana Martin) and the plot seemed attractive. But ... what a disappointment!!! At the beginning, the story pretends to be somehow clever, but very very soon everything starts to fall short and it becomes too simplistic and ridiculous. After the first ten episodes I decided to watch it only once a week, but believe me, even that proved to be too much!! ... the same people are always having the same conversations and most of the characters have no credibility. If you know a little about Latin society/family you'd soon realize how poorly it's been adapted. Besides, the comedic characters are really stupid and unnecessary. I have to warn everybody: Try not to waste your time with this one!


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