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Joel Joan ...  Pere Brunet 52 episodes, 2004-2007
Anna Sahun Anna Sahun ...  Laia Font 52 episodes, 2004-2007
Roger Coma ...  Roger Brunet 52 episodes, 2004-2007
Mercè Martínez Mercè Martínez ...  Natàlia Borràs 52 episodes, 2004-2007
Julio Manrique ...  Àlex Fernández 52 episodes, 2004-2007
Clara Segura ...  Maria Collado 52 episodes, 2004-2007
Olalla Moreno Olalla Moreno ...  Sònia Bofill 52 episodes, 2004-2007
Mercedes Sampietro ...  Fina Cardona 52 episodes, 2004-2007
Albert Pérez ...  Enric 43 episodes, 2004-2007
Jordi Rico Jordi Rico ...  Txema 40 episodes, 2004-2007
Resu Belmonte Resu Belmonte ...  Cristina 36 episodes, 2004-2007
Marc Rodríguez ...  Quim 36 episodes, 2004-2007
Pere Ventura ...  Salva 36 episodes, 2004-2007
Ivan Labanda Ivan Labanda ...  Cefa 35 episodes, 2004-2007
Lluís Villanueva ...  Jordi 34 episodes, 2005-2007
Juli Mira Juli Mira ...  Grimau 26 episodes, 2004-2007
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Porca Misèria, an innovation for Catalan TV in many aspects
24 January 2006 | by xabierukSee all my reviews

Porca Misèria is a mature series by the team that signed the brilliant comedy series "Plats Bruts". The characters are just above thirty and have very different attitudes to life; there's a scriptwriter for a TV show, his posh businessman of a brother; a female cancer researcher (! yeah, no kidding), etc.

I think the music is a major element of the series, and we must thank David Bustamanet and Andy Willys for this; there is a combination of songs taken from albums and music specifically created for the series that works very well; the album songs tend to close the chapters, and really give the overall tone.

But there are two other aspects that I find remarkable; one political and one linguistic.

1.- politically, Joel Joan explained in a talk he offered in Lleida that SONY had offered to pay for the production of the series (when it was just a project), but they wanted to impose a casting, and... the Spanish language. They wanted the series to be film in Spanish, and then dubbed into the minor languages of the Spanish State. Joal Joan, a declared independentist, refused and took all the risk. He just couldn't understand SONY's attitude, because the series had Catalan characters, was based in BArcelona city, and so on 2.- linguistically, it's refreshing to hear American characters using English, Latin-American characters using their dialectal Spanish, and so on. In Catalonia we are used to an ultra-protection i linguistic affairs, as if listening to too much Spanish or English would pollute our ears.


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25 November 2004 (Spain) See more »

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Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain

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