If you ever want to see a telenovela that can't be described as anything more than an insult, I advise you to agonize through Secreto de Amor. The story begins smoothly and looks like it's going to be promising, but as the weeks pass, more mistakes are made and the plot just becomes more and more ridiculous. The acting is painfully mediocre (its protagonists Venezuelan Scarlet Ortiz & Venezuelan-Peruvian Jorge Aravena are no exceptions), and the characters are either the sweetest thing since whipped cream or insane criminals who murder anyone in their path for no reason. The cast is made up of many different hispanic backgrounds, but this doesn't save it from being a total mess: Colombians Aura Cristina Geither (who is way too exaggerative for her own good) & Adriana Cataño, Cuban-Mexican Jorge Luis Pila, Bolivian Carla Ortiz, Mexicans Anna Silvetti & Ariel Lopez Padilla, and a slew of Venezuelans & Cubans including Astrid Gruber, Yul Burkle, Humberto Rossenfield, Griselda Noguera, Lino Ferrer and more. This novela is a prime example of a product that wishes to sell more for its pretty faces than its plot. Almost the entire cast has perfect bodies and perfect smiles, but almost all of these people's acting makes porn stars look like Golden Globe winners. If you've never watched a telenovela before, don't make Secreto de Amor your first. And if you're an avid novela watcher, I don't even have to warn you about this garbage. You know this is one you should stay away from. 0 of 4 stars.
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