Rebeca is a hard working young woman, who holds two jobs in order to help her family and attends a night college to achieve a diploma. She lives with her mother Matilde and her two sisters ...
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Rebeca is a hard working young woman, who holds two jobs in order to help her family and attends a night college to achieve a diploma. She lives with her mother Matilde and her two sisters Niurka and Patty. One day Rebeca crashes her delivery truck into the car of Eduardo Montalbán, a rich and dashing playboy. Since the accident a romance develops between them. However, Eduardo's girlfriend, Princesa Izaguirre pushes for a marriage and is determined to eliminate the competition. Rebeca encounters Sergio Montalbán, unaware that he is Eduardo's father. Now father and son will become rivals for the heart of the woman of their dreams. Rebeca's childhood friend and neighbour, Martín has been in love with her for a long time but his feelings aren't shared. Meanwhile Sara Santos, the maid of the Montalbán family hides baffling secrets from her past, one of which being a mistress to Sergio and having a child from him.Written by
...it was not handled well, resulting in lower prime time ratings than the network expected. That was why it ended up in daytime.
Having seen Mariana Seoane before in AMOR GITANO, I thought she was a logical choice for this novela. What I couldn't imagine until I saw it was how illogically her character behaved; what were the writers thinking?
Were the writers also getting lazy when instead of really giving the audience a run for its money they prejudiced the script too heavily in Eduardo's favor? Of course it is equally likely that this happened because the audience fell in love with the "Swept Away" relationship between Martin and Princessa long before the last "chapter" of the story had been written.
Gaby Espino was definitely a stand-out as the trust fund brat who unwillingly falls in love with a headwaiter. The dream sequence in which she sees herself as a mermaid being caught in Martin's fishing net is a hilarious moment in the early part of this series. We want her to fall in love with Martin because by doing so she is hoisted on her own petard. She finally wants something she cannot have and certainly doesn't deserve... the love of a real man with principles. Not quite hidden under black hair dye, the worst haircut I've ever seen on him, and gallons of tanning cream, the very princely Pablo Montero gives the most consistent performance of the cast as the mature and very protective Martin. Most Mexican viewers probably were hoping that Rebeca would come to her senses and see that he was worth a dozen Eduardos or Sergios.
Not to mention that having a father and a son as rivals over the same woman usually leads to major grief.
The female villains of this story -- and there were too many -- were quite over the top and there were the obligatory cat-fights between them, the most amusing of which were between the more mature female characters who were fighting over Sergio.
I suspect that they shot three different finale episodes; it would be interesting to know whether other audiences saw an alternate version.
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