The evolution of a family from the last days of the Franquist dictatorship to the early 80s.
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Series cast summary:
Imanol Arias ...  Antonio / ... 390 episodes, 2001-2021
Ana Duato ...  Mercedes / ... 390 episodes, 2001-2021
Pablo Rivero ...  Toni / ... 389 episodes, 2001-2021
María Galiana ...  Herminia / ... 389 episodes, 2001-2021
Carlos Hipólito ...  Carlos adulto / ... 385 episodes, 2001-2021
Ricardo Gómez ...  Carlos / ... 347 episodes, 2001-2018
Manolo Cal Manolo Cal ...  Ramón / ... 297 episodes, 2001-2021
Santiago Crespo Santiago Crespo ...  Josete / ... 293 episodes, 2001-2021
Ana Arias Ana Arias ...  Paquita / ... 271 episodes, 2004-2020
Lluvia Rojo ...  Pili / ... 273 episodes, 2001-2017
Silvia Espigado Silvia Espigado ...  Clara 251 episodes, 2001-2021
Roberto Cairo ...  Desi / ... 249 episodes, 2001-2015
Irene Visedo ...  Inés / ... 235 episodes, 2001-2021
Juan Echanove ...  Miguel / ... 209 episodes, 2001-2017
Alicia Hermida ...  Valentina Rojas / ... 195 episodes, 2001-2013
Manuel Dios Manuel Dios ...  Luis / ... 186 episodes, 2001-2021
Elena Rivera ...  Karina / ... 181 episodes, 2005-2018
José Sancho ...  Don Pablo 181 episodes, 2001-2011
Tony Leblanc ...  Cervan / ... 181 episodes, 2001-2011
Antonio Canal Antonio Canal ...  Padre Froilán / ... 164 episodes, 2002-2019
Enrique San Francisco ...  Tinín / ... 162 episodes, 2001-2011
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The evolution of a family from the last days of the Franquist dictatorship to the early 80s.

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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José Sancho left the show because he didn't like how the writers were portraying the Spanish history, arguing they had started to fable too much. See more »

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Referenced in El hormiguero: Imanol Arias (2017) See more »

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Cuéntame
Written by José Luis Armenteros
Performed by Los Secretos
(2014-2015)
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A TV drama about life through the views of a middle class family

The great value of "Cuéntame cómo pasó" is not the story itself, but how is it told to viewers. With simplicity, honesty, at times comical, at times tragic, without exaggerating characters or situations, this is the most enjoyable and the best TV series I have ever seen.

It is a true family show, with the added value of stating deep social, moral and ethical questions, which avoids completely "cheap philosophical clichés" presenting realistic circumstances where the different choices often lead to opposite consequences. Furthermore, as in real-life, the characters make the choices influenced by individual emotional feelings frequently contrary to reason and good sense. We see all this happen and understand each character's realistic situation, never knowing what to expect.

There are no good or bad individuals; they are people just like any one of us. Their interactions are not predictable and they don't always act the way they should, making mistakes leading the plot to unexpected outcomes.

Although it is set in a specific time and place, and yes, historical events are carefully embroidered within the plot, the main story is about the human being, jealousy, greed, lust, pride, drive for performance and improvement; and the interactions of every-day individuals within and without the family circle, their double standards in the judgments of others compared to their own; it exposes the weaknesses and strengths of our culture, transcending beyond Spain to all Western cultures and beyond Spanish to non-Spanish speaking audiences.


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Spanish | English | Swedish

Release Date:

13 September 2001 (Spain) See more »

Also Known As:

Cuéntame Cómo Pasó See more »

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