Un Gancho al Corazon
Long time no blog! Just wanted to say a few words about "Un Gancho al Corazón" before it ends. I've enjoyed the heck out of this show.
I say this a lot about telenovelas, but I really do think THIS show has the BEST cast I've seen. Even Sebastian Rulli, stuck with the thankless role of the usual brain-dead hero, manages to make him sympathetic and likeable.
It's hard to pick the best actor on the show, but among my favorites are Raul Araiza as Beto, Laisha Wilkins as Constanza, and Verónica Jaspeado as Ximena. Beto and Constanza are so endlessly hilarious that they deserve their own show. And Verónica Jaspeado is a true comedian.
Ximena speaks her own made-up language, and for a while I couldn't figure her out at all -- did she have an accent or what? Finally I got it. "Sipi" is "yes." "Nopi" is no. "Super marvy wow" is -- well, just about everything that happens to Ximena. It helps that Ximena uses a LOT of English, and I mean a lot. And her accent is very good, very American sounding to my ear, much better than the other characters, like Gabby and Paula, who supposedly can speak English and obviously can't in real life. I really get a kick out of ditsy Ximena and her "Can I tell you three things?" She should get her own show, too.
The writing on the show is good. This show is SUCH a contrast to its hideously horrendously awful predecessor, "Las Tontas No Van a Cielo." Las Tontas No Van a Want to Watch Telenovelas if that's the only one they've ever seen. Bad bad bad. Gancho is such a refreshing contrast.
It doesn't hurt that Sebastian Rulli is the most handsome man in the history of men.
What the show lacks: Not much. The theme song isn't as catchy as it could be. I'm tired of hearing it. And hmm... I don't like the character of Marcos or the fake jolly way the actor plays him.
Best Hair Award, female: This is a tie between Gabriela and Constanza. I can't choose. Actually, all the women on this show have fantastic hair.
Best Hair Award, male: Mauricio, for sure.
Well, that's enough rambling from me. I love this show and its cast. And I can't believe how much my Spanish comprehension has improved while watching it. Thank you for the laughs.