Wysłany: 18:35:53 21-04-08 Temat postu: Las Gonzalez -Venevisión 2002-
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Before we tell you the story we’re about to reveal, we want to ask you for a favor. For moment think of a street, not too pretty, not too ugly, one of those streets full of small buildings that have businesses on the ground floor. A street that could run into the plaza, with a big statute and trees and the church across the street. One of those streets that in spite of being located in the middle of the chaotic and fast city we live in, has people that walk through it, live and work there, they still say good morning every day and call you by your first and last name, where they also have time to have a cup of coffee with one another while having a nice chat, where things are sold on credit and they even lend each other the phone and watch each others’ children while you go out on an errand. Do you know a street like that one? Well, precisely there, in that street is where our story takes place. Right on the sidewalk, or across from the kiosk, or in the beauty parlor, the church, the bank, the mechanical shop, the small restaurant on the corner, the meat market, even in a small atelier of high fashion or a modest dental office… oh, and in a flower shop. We make mention of this last place because Las Gonzalez are a group of women with that last name, but it is also a flower shop: Las Gonzalez Ltd., where of course they have lots of flowers and a group of women – Gonzalez. We say women because in this flower shop, in this family, as in many families in this city, this country and especially our story, there are no men. Either they died, or left, or were kicked out or have not arrived yet. Let me tell you the story of who these Gonzalez are - very important characters of this story - and of course who their neighbors are, in other words, the rest of the characters of the story. Gonzala is the oldest of the Gonzalez, yes, Gonzala Gonzalez, the widow of Mr. Gonzalez, who according to her was the last good man on earth. Gonzalez is a mother, an aunt, a grandmother, and even a great-grandmother of a bunch of other Gonzalez. Her daughters are Orquidea and Violeta Gonzalez, both divorced. Orquidea is the type of woman who doesn’t believe in fairy tales, much less romantic ones, the type that if you come all happy and excited to tell her that you just met the man of your life, she will say…”Uh-huh… give it six months and we’ll talk then.” Orquidea was not always like this; her personality turned sour the day she found out that her husband Cayetano Mora was with another woman, Lirio, who was pregnant with Cayetano Junior. Violeta, her sister, is completely the opposite. Even though one day she also kicked out her husband, Otto de Jesus Pino, with whom she is always fighting because he doesn’t send her money for her two daughters, Margarita and Petunia, this hasn’t taken away her smile, nor her eternal optimism, nor the desire of falling in love again. She doesn’t want to remarry, no way, husbands are too much trouble, but she would love to get involve with a man, even if it’s just for a little while. Uh-huh, we already told you about Gonzala, Orquidea, Violeta, Margarita and Petunia. Now we have to tell you about two very important little flowers: Aleli and Rosita.Aleli is the only daughter Cayetano and Orquidea had and more or less around the same time Orquidea was too busy hating Cayateno and throwing him out of the house and wishing a nice painful and long death, Aleli got pregnant from the young man she swore was her boyfriend and her greatest love. Afraid and in love she nervously went to notify the young man without imagining that he would come out with the classic “And how am I suppose to know the baby is mine?” Therefore Aleli is a single mother and today Rosita, her daughter, is seven years old.
Those are the Gonzala’s daughters, granddaughters, and great-granddaughters. But there are more Gonzalez. There’s also Camelia, Gladiola and Amapola, daughters of Ubaldo Gonzalez, widower, Gonzala’s brother-in-law, brother of her late husband and owner of the only restaurant on that same street. Camelia, his oldest daughter, is the beautician on that same street. She is the girlfriend of Americo, the butcher, who in spite of being a good man and adores him and everybody considers him to be a great catch for her, she doesn’t want to get married, for Camelia feels she carries a damnation of some sort. Anyway, Gladiola, is the middle sister and as she says, the only ugly woman in the Gonzalez family. Paradoxically she is the only one married, maybe because looks don’t bring luck, but anybody who knows Walter Piсa cannot consider that good luck. Amapola is the youngest. She is the same age as her cousin Aleli, in fact they grew up together and they could be the best of friends if it weren’t for the fact that behind their apparent solidarity she considers herself eternally better than Aleli in everything and is willing to prove it.
Okay, so these are the Gonzalez women, who on any given Sunday, after a tiring afternoon festival, they begin a conversation about how a wonderful and perfect man would have to be to be accepted in this nest of snakes that they know they are. Each one in their own style and perspective begins to tell what ideal men would be. Laughing at that, they go to sleep without knowing that the next day, a Monday like all the rest, a strange blizzard would make their wishes come true… that Monday The Men will arrive. In case you didn’t quiet understood, Las Gonzalez is a story of love, of falling out of love, of encounters and evasions, of getting involved with the wrong person only to discover it was the right person after all, of common people that struggle for their pay checks every months, that live on a street where we might pass by every day and where if we stopped for a little while to talk you would find out the gossips that we are about to tell you in one hundred chapters. We will use the same type of humor that was used with Guerra de Mujeres that went so well, with a little bit more tenderness because we think the country needs it. We again have the brilliance work of Mr. Roman Chalbaud and Mrs. Consuelo Delgado, with a fantastic cast.
Gaby Espino - Aleli Gonzalez
Jorge Reyes - Robinson Gamboa
Adrian Delgado - Antonio Da Silva
Alba Roversi - Orquidea Gonzalez
Victor Camara - Romulo Trigo
Fabiola Colmenares - Lirio
Carlos Mata - Cristobal Rojas
Gigi Zancheta - Violeta Gonzalez
Carlos Olivier - Cayetano Mora
Caridad Canelon - Hortensia
Aroldo Betancourt - Prospero
Beatriz Valdes - Magnolia
Yanis Chimaras - Americo
Nohely Arteaga -Camelia Gonzalez
Pedro Lander - Walter Piña
Denise Novell - Gladiola Gonzalez
Roberto Lamarca - Otto de Jesus
Raul Amundaray - Ubaldo
Maria Antonieta Duque - Gardenia