Vidago Palace is set on 1936 and tells us a love story between two young people from different classes, ready to face all obstacles.
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2 wins & 8 nominations. See more awards »

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Mikaela Lupu ...  Carlota 6 episodes, 2017
David Seijo David Seijo ...  Pedro 6 episodes, 2017
Pedro Barroso ...  César da Silva 6 episodes, 2017
Anabela Teixeira ...  Lívia de Vimieiro 6 episodes, 2017
Margarida Marinho ...  Benvinda da Silva 6 episodes, 2017
Almeno Gonçalves ...  Conde de Caria 6 episodes, 2017
João Didelet ...  Bonifácio da Silva 6 episodes, 2017
Marcantonio Del Carlo ...  Martim de Vimieiro 6 episodes, 2017
Beatriz Barosa ...  São da Silva 6 episodes, 2017
Maria Henrique Maria Henrique ...  Gertrudes 6 episodes, 2017
Custódia Gallego ...  Cremilde 6 episodes, 2017
Sérgio Praia ...  Lopes 6 episodes, 2017
Pedro Mendonça Pedro Mendonça ...  Samuel Cohen 6 episodes, 2017
Jacob Jan de Graaf Jacob Jan de Graaf ...  Taylor 6 episodes, 2017
David Amor David Amor ...  Pepe 6 episodes, 2017
David Novas David Novas ...  Xoan 6 episodes, 2017
Sheyla Fariña ...  Dolores Câncio 6 episodes, 2017
Antonio Mourelos Antonio Mourelos ...  Alberto 6 episodes, 2017
Cristina Homem de Mello ...  Julia 6 episodes, 2017
Xosé A. Touriñán Xosé A. Touriñán ...  Padre Raimundo 6 episodes, 2017
Susana Mendes ...  Natasha 6 episodes, 2017
Eva Fernández ...  Xenoveva 6 episodes, 2017
Pedro Roquette ...  David Taylor 6 episodes, 2017
Ricardo Leite Ricardo Leite ...  Cerdeira 6 episodes, 2017
Bruno Schiappa Bruno Schiappa ...  Florian Klotz 6 episodes, 2017
Mariana Magalhães Mariana Magalhães ...  Rosa 5 episodes, 2017
Pedro J. Ribeiro Pedro J. Ribeiro ...  Sargento Fernandes 4 episodes, 2017
Carolina Amaral ...  Emília 4 episodes, 2017
Hugo Mestre Amaro ...  Felix 3 episodes, 2017
Pedro Frias Pedro Frias ...  Dr. Mota Torres 3 episodes, 2017
Fernando da Costa Fernando da Costa ...  Ignacio Aranjuez 3 episodes, 2017
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Vidago Palace is set on 1936 and tells us a love story between two young people from different classes, ready to face all obstacles.

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Drama | History | Romance

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The series that has everything
18 September 2020 | by laduqesaSee all my reviews

And the everything that it has are racial and societal stereotypes, hammy acting, non credible plot twists, absurd characters, sub-"Dynasty" frequent frock and hat changes, stereotypical characterisation.

What do we actually have here? An ugly, squat German working for Hitler; a doughty English writer "with contacts"; a crafty Jew who makes a killing on a deal; an aristocratic family that is impoverished; a family of wealthy parvenus with "Brazilian" habits and tastes and whose son, guess what, is a ne'er-do-well; sleazy Russian nobility; a corrupt and evil cop; the two unmarriageable ugly sisters; a love story between a rich girl and a nobody. All of human life is here - if human life is a cliché.

Risibly, the series tried to get serious on occasion with references to the Spanish Civil War. It just jarred with the rest of the frothy story of love and conflict.

That this series was nominated for several awards is amazingly revealing of the paucity of critical thought amongst judging panels. I'm less surprised that it achieved RTP1's highest ratings for several years - it's just the sort of thing that would draw in the credulous and uncritical.

I've given a three. The setting is fantastic; I wish I had the money to stay at the Palace. And not just the Palace, but the surroundings - the grounds, the countryside, the villages. These are the only redeeming qualities.

However, despite this fabulous setting, the producers tried to cut corners. General views of the Palace in each episode were shot from afar with the same Rolls Royce circling the roundabout every time. Did they think no one would notice? It made me think that the gowns and dresses of the women are made of rayon or crimplene, just to save a few bob.

OK, I watched to the end. It wasn't because I wanted to see what happened - that was obvious. It was to see how much more dreadful the story would become.

Perhaps this resonates with Portuguese people, but Downton Abbey (which is also rubbish) it ain't.

I can't recommend it unless people want to have a good laugh.


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Portugal | Spain

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Portuguese | Gallegan

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30 March 2017 (Portugal) See more »

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Vidago Palace See more »

Filming Locations:

Vidago, Vila Real, Portugal See more »

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HOP!, Portocabo See more »
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