Mariana Villareal marries Luis Alberto Salvatierra. Recently arrived from their honeymoon, Luis Alberto must leave on on business. When Leonardo Mendizabal, Don Alberto's partner, stops by the house to say hello, Mariana faints into his arms. Luis Alberto witnesses this embrace and becomes convinced that his wife is cheating on him. When the doctor confirms that Mariana is pregnant, Luis Alberto refuses to believe the baby is his, forcing Mariana to give her baby up for adoption. But regrets and the pain of the loss of her child soon drives Mariana to begin a search for her child that will dominate her life from that moment on.
During the fall of the Soviet Union (which spanned almost 2 years), this Mexican soap opera was one of the first "western" shows to be televised in National Russian TV with great success. The success was so big, that BBC made a documentary (which can be found in Youtube). There was even an unconfirmed rumor that Veronica Castro and Rogelio Guerra were almost invited to the first presidential elections of Rusia. See more »
The only soap opera I ever watched more than 1 episode of ...
Back in 1985, my wife and I were living in Mexico City. Most evening TV consisted of Spanish translations of US shows, but somehow we started watching Los ricos tambien lloran. It was replete with all the standard soap opera hooks: betrayal, pretend friends, evil schemers, and the lovely, innocent heroine.
But it was so much fun! I don't think we missed an episode the whole time we were there. The suspense was maintained without going over the top, and we couldn't help but tune in and root for Veronica's character to get all that someone so good-hearted truly deserves. We'd scream at the TV when her naivete led her to trust the various no-goodniks who were out to take advantage of her, but we just hoped against hope that in the end, fate would deal comeuppance to all those who tried to sandbag her efforts to make a life for herself.
I've never watched more than a few minutes of any other soap opera, Spanish or English, but we thoroughly enjoyed this one.
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