Cuidado con el ángel
Cuidado con el ángel is a Mexican telenovela produced by Nathalie Lartilleux for Televisa in 2008. It is an adaptation of the Venezuelan telenovela, Una muchacha llamada Milagros produced in 1974 by Venevisión; each episode garnered nearly 5 million viewers daily. On June 9, 2008, Canal de las Estrellas started broadcasting Cuidado con el ángel weekdays at 4:00pm, replacing Al diablo con los guapos; the last episode was broadcast on March 6, 2009 with Atrévete a soñar replacing it the following day. Maite Perroni and William Levy starred as protagonists. Ana Patricia Rojo, Arturo Carmona, Rocío Banquells, Laura Zapata, Nailea Norvind, Michelle Vieth starred as antagonists; the leading actors Helena Rojo, Ricardo Blume, Evita Muñoz "Chachita" starred as stellar performances. María de Jesus, better known as Marichuy, is humble young girl living with Candelaria, a laundress who gave her a home when she was wandering on the streets. Candelaria is like a mother to Marichuy because she never met her biological mother as she was left in an orphanage when she was a baby.
The abandonment has led her to believe. Marichuy's biological mother, Cecilia Velarde, entrusted her baby to a priest, named Father Anselmo, who took the baby to an orphanage, after she thought she was dying. Now, she has spent most of her life searching for her lost child. Marichuy hides a horrible secret. At the age of 14, Marichuy ran away from the orphanage, began to live on the streets, doing her best to survive. One night, she was attacked by a drunk man, she cannot seek justice for what happened to her because she did not see the man's face well since she was attacked late at night. This experience, as well as having terrible recurrent nightmares, leaves her with a deep resentment towards men. Juan Miguel San Roman is a prestigious psychiatrist who has dedicated his time to the rehabilitation of young rebels and criminals; this serves as a distraction from his failing marriage to his wife Viviana and a horrible crime he committed during his youth while he was drunk. Once again, destiny brings Juan Miguel and Marichuy together when she is arrested with a group of friends.
From that point, he vows to help Marichuy and he takes her to Judge Patricio Velarde's home, a strict, heartless man, her biological father. As soon as Marichuy steps foot into the house, Cecilia welcomes her with open arms, but Judge Patricio despises her from the start due to her lack of manners, she is not well received by the Velarde's daughter, Estefanía and her aunt, Isabela. Estefanía is not the Velarde's real daughter, she and her aunt schemed up a plan to have Cecilia believe that she had found her daughter, that way, they would both move into their mansion and not live in poverty anymore. Marichuy and Juan Miguel fall in love and get married. On their wedding night, Marichuy has the same nightmare, but this time she is able to recognize the man's face which happens to be Juan Miguel, the love of her life. Marichuy runs out of the hotel room, devastated. Juan Miguel tries to calm her, she apologizes but Juan Miguel confesses that her nightmares were, true. This enrages Marichuy and she runs off once more and takes a bus back to Mexico City.
The next stage of the novela is Juan Miguel begging Marichuy to forgive him and she badly rejecting him. She finds out she is pregnant from him and decides to forgive him. Turns out however, that Juan Miguel's first wife Viviana is still alive and she returns pretending she lost her memory. Juan Miguel thinking Marichuy came to beg him for a divorce instead of coming to forgive him, screams about Viviana's return before Marichuy has a chance to speak. Devastated Marichuy hides out in a farm for half of the novela. Begins the third stage of the novela; this stage consists of pregnant Marichuy hiding out in a farm of guy name Omar while taking a fake name of Lirio. While she is in the farm Leopardo falls in love with Lirio and she agrees to marry him, she has Juan Miguel's kid. Everything appears to be going well for Marichuy. Meanwhile, Juan Miguel is missing Marichuy and is taking care of his memory-lost wife, Viviana, he hires Blanca, to take care of his daughter Mayita. Blanca turns out to have multiple personality disorders and her other personality, stabs Viviana, killing her.
Juan Miguel takes the blame for the murder trying to help Blanca. Well Marichuy sees of his imprisonment in the newspaper and decides to go back, standing Leopardo up before their wedding, to hep Juan Miguel. However, Juan Miguel gets freed, he decides to marry Blanca in order to help her and make her feel supported. Marichuy discovers Juan Miguel is engaged to Blanca and is heartbroken, she knows she lost Leopardo for coming back to help Juan Miguel so she doesn't know what to do and decides to pursue acting. She starts working as a theater actress to support her child, as well as Candelaria. Leopardo comes looking for her and turns out he is friends with Juan Miguel and they both talk about their great love for a woman without knowing it is the same woman. At some point they discover Marichuy and Lirio are the same woman and Juan Miguel discovers he has a son with Marichuy. Many things happens but at the end of this stage of the novela Leopardo and Blanca get together and Marichuy goes blind after a bullet hits her in her head, luckily she doesn't die.
This is not enough for Marichuy and Juan Miguel to get
Ariel Award for Best Actress
The Ariel Award for Best Actress is an award presented by the Academia Mexicana de Artes y Ciencias Cinematográficas in Mexico. It is given in honor of an actress who has delivered an outstanding performance in a leading role while working within the Mexican film industry. In 1947, the 1st and 2nd Ariel Awards were held, with Dolores del Río and María Félix winning for the films Las Abandonadas and Enamorada, respectively. With the exception of the years 1959 to 1971, when the Ariel Awards were suspended, the award has been given annually. Nominees and winners are determined by a committee formed every year consisting of academy members, previous winners and individuals with at least two Ariel nominations. Since its inception, the award has been given to 48 actresses. Blanca Guerra is the most awarded performer, with four accolades. Rojo is the most nominated performer, with eight nominations; the category has resulted in a tie on three occasions: Guerra and Norma Herrera and Rojo, Ximena Ayala and Ana Bertha Espin, Elizabeth Cervantes and Maribel Verdú.
In two instances an actress has been nominated twice the same year: in 1983, Rojo was nominated for La Pachanga and La Víspera, lost the award to Beatriz Sheridan for Confidencias. In 1984, Isela Vega won for La Viuda Negra, filmed in 1977 and censored seven years because of its content. Nine films have featured two nominated performances for Best Actress, the episode "Nosotros" from the anthology film Tú, Yo, Nosotros, De Todos Modos Juan Te Llamas, Veneno Para Las Hadas, Como Agua Para Chocolate, Principio y Fin, Novia Que Te Vea, El Callejón de los Milagros, Nicotina. 14 performers have won both the Ariel Award for Best Actress and the accolade for Best Supporting Actress. Ana Ofelia Murguía is the most nominated actress without a win, with five unsuccessful nominations; as of the 2018 ceremony, Karina Gidi is the most recent winner in this category for her role in Los Adioses
Tres mujeres is a Mexican telenovela produced by Roberto Hernández Vázquez for Televisa in 1999-2000. When it came out it was such a success. There are 280 Chapters when there are about 100 chapters; the Telenovela ended in 2000, which made it the longest Telenovela produced by Televisa until Clase 406. On March 22, 1999, Canal de las Estrellas started broadcasting Tres mujeres weekdays at 5:00pm, replacing Ángela; the last episode was broadcast on April 2000 with Ramona replacing it the following day. Erika Buenfil, Karyme Lozano, Norma Herrera, Alexis Ayala, Jorge Salinas and Pedro Armendáriz, Jr. starred as protagonists, while Sergio Sendel, Arleth Terán, Alejandro Camacho, René Casados and Ricardo Dalmacci starred as antagonists. Fatima is the youngest of the Uriate kids. She's going out with Adrian, Adrian is cheating on her with Brenda, his secretary. One night Adrian make love. After that night Adrian starts to abuse Fatima and rapes her. After this happens Fatima wants to break-up with him but she can't because her family was brought up that if you give yourself to a man you have to marry him or wait till marriage to make love.
Fatima meets Sebastian at her job. He buys a sculpture of hers, she soon starts to feel something for Sebastian but she can't be with him because she is with Adrian. She soon finds out that Adrian is cheating on her and she starts to date Sebastian, her and Sebastian fall madly in love but different things keep separating them. They are separated by Adrian. Fatima and Sebastian get married but on their Honeymoon Fatima finds out that Sebastian is having a baby with Carolina, so she leaves him and goes back to Mexico with Leonardo. Sebastian tries to get Fatima back but when she was going to accept him she catches him with Verania, but what Fatima didn't know is that the night before Sebastian and Daniel were drinking and he got drunk. Verania took advantage of this and took his clothes off and put his shirt on to make look like they made love. So again Fatima breaks up with him. Fatima starts hanging with Leonardo and she leaves for New York with him and tells Sebastian that when she comes back in a year she is going to divorce him.
A year passes and Fatima is seeing Leonardo and living with 2 friends Loren and Miriam. She tells Leonardo that she is going back to Mexico and he gets VERY angry with him because he doesn't want her to go without him and he has to stay. Leonardo is cheating on Fatima with Loren. So Fatima and Miriam go back to Mexico and there they see Sebastian with Sebastian Jr and Renatan. Sebastian takes them home and talks to Fatima who desires him but can't be with him because Carolina, the mother of Sebastian Jr, says that if he and Fatima are together that he can't see his Son. Carolina starts yelling at her not to interfere with her and Sebastian. Fatima tells Sebastian, Sebastian yells at Carolina and breaks-up with her. Fatima and Sebastian get back together and they live with each other, but one day Leonardo tries raping Fatima. Sebastian walks in and see them, he goes to the dresser and grabs a gun first he points it to Leonardo to Fatima because he thinks that she was cheating. Fatima ends up getting pregnant but not from Leonardo because he raped her.
She ends up losing the baby and she feels hurt, broken. Tres mujeres on IMDb
Grupo Televisa, S. A. B. is a Mexican multimedia mass media company and the largest in Hispanic America and the Spanish-speaking world. It is a major international entertainment business, with much of its programming airing in the United States on Univision, with which it has an exclusive contract. Since its beginning the company has been owned by the Azcárraga family; the company has been owned by three generations of Azcárraga. Grupo Televisa was founded in 1955 as Telesistema Mexicano, linking Mexico's first three television stations: XHTV-TV, XEW-TV and XHGC-TV. Along Emilio Azcárraga Vidaurreta, the O'Farril family and Ernesto Barrientos Reyes, who had signed on Mexico's first radio station, XEW-AM, in 1930, its headquarters, known as Televicentro, were located on Avenida Chapultepec in downtown Mexico City. The building opened on February 10, 1952; the channel was the first national network to be broadcast in color in 1963. Before the launch, Telesistema began airing in color in the late 1950s in select cities along the U.
S.-Mexico border, given the fact that color signals were present since the start of US color television in the decade starting from 1954. In 1968, Telesistema's main competitor, Televisión Independiente de México, entered Mexico City with XHTM-TV Canal 8. At the time, both Telesistema and TIM competed with another new station, XHDF-TV channel 13, which started transmissions in 1968. Over the next four years, both networks competed in content and image until they merged, taking on the name Televisa in 1973. In the merger deal, the owners of Telesistema had 75 percent of the stocks, while the owners of Televisión Independiente had the rest, which were sold to Telesistema because of financial problems. On September 7, 1970, 24 Horas became one of Mexico's most watched news programs; the host, journalist Jacobo Zabludovsky, anchored the program for three decades. On August 17, 1972, Emilio Azcárraga Vidaurreta died, Emilio Azcárraga Milmo succeeded him as company president and owner. On January 8, 1973, both Telesistema Mexicano and Televisión Independiente de México merged, taking on the name Televisa, an acronym for Televisión Via Satélite in Spanish.
In 1975, brothers Emilio Diez Barroso and Fernando Diez Barroso began working in the presidency offices of Televisa. Televisa started to transmit several programs produced by the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México in 1977. On March 3, 1983, Canal 8 was reformatted to become a cultural channel, offering informative programs and cultural shows. In 1985, a frequency swap moved the station from channel 8 to 9, Televisa decided to swap its callsign for that of XEQ-TV, on channel 9 and broadcast from Altzomoni. Canal 9 became Galavisión, now known as Gala TV. On September 19, 1985, an earthquake measuring 8.1 on the Richter scale caused widespread damage in Mexico City and destroyed the south tower of Televisa's main building. Nonetheless, Televisa's transmissions were not affected. However, several dubbed TV shows were lost. In 1991, with help from Japanese public television network NHK, began its first broadcast in HDTV, using the Japanese MUSE system. Between 1993 and 1994 Televisa was about to buy Italian local TV station GBR, based in Rome, planning to import in Italy his mixed sport-telenovelas formula, but the transaction was aborted.
In April 1997, Milmo died and Emilio Azcárraga Jean succeeded him as the president of the company. In December 1997, Televisa joined with other Mexican media companies to create a marathon known as Teletón, whose mission is to provide knowledge about physical disabilities, giving a strong message about respect and support to people in these conditions; this movement from media and Mexicans is reflected in the buildings created with the money from this Marathon, named Centros de Rehabilitación Infantil. It is said that sponsors use it as a way to deduce taxes as the Teletón takes place at the end of the fiscal year and therefore allows companies to deduce their donations before declaring their incomes. Televisa is the largest mass media company in Latin America, it is owned by the Azcárraga family. Televisa controls 66% of the 465 television concessions. Televisa owns television programing and broadcasting, programing pay television, publishing distribution, cable television, radio production and broadcasting, football teams, Televisa editorial, paging services, professional sports and business promotion, film production and distribution, operation of horizontal internet portal, DVD distribution, EMI Televisa music, Playcity casino, etc.
Televisa is capable of creating, destroying or changing what audience believe or think about something or someone due to the high influence that it has over the society. In México, 6 of every 10 Mexicans get informed of what is happening in the country via television few people read newspapers, the access to internet and the programing pay television are limited to the middle and high classes; this is the reason of why Televisa has a great influence over the decisions in the Union Congress and over the politicians in México. Televisa determines who becomes a hero, who the villain. There is complicity between Mexican media and government. Media and political power in México have a symbiotic relationship where the economic elites that control
Pasión (TV series)
Pasión is a Mexican telenovela produced by Carla Estrada for Televisa in 2007. Is the fourth historical fiction telenovela produced by Carla Estrada after Alondra, Amor real and Alborada. It's located in a colonial Mexico of 1740 where the love of "El Antillano" and Camila, a pirate and a poor girl, bought by an old millionaire. Susana González, Fernando Colunga and Sebastián Rulli starred as protagonists, while Daniela Castro, José Elías Moreno, Juan Ferrara and Maite Embil starred as antagonists. Production of Pasión began on April 23, 2007. On Monday, September 17, 2007, Canal de las Estrellas started broadcast it at 9:00 p.m. replacing Destilando Amor. On Monday, September 17, 2007, Canal de las Estrellas started broadcasting Pasión weekdays at 9:00pm, replacing Destilando Amor; the last episode was broadcast on Friday, February 22, 2008 with Fuego en la sangre replacing it the following day. Camila, the daughter of Don Justo Darién is celebrating her engagement to Santiago, the handsome blacksmith, when all of a sudden Don Jorge Mancera y Ruiz arrives.
He has decided to have his “Droit du seigneur” with Camila. After Santiago is hurt, Camila agrees to go with him. In Don Jorge’s bedroom, the lord drinks himself into a stupor and falls asleep without having touched her. Camila manages to escape and makes her way back to the village, only to find that nobody believes that she remains a virgin. A few days the village is attacked by vicious pirates; some of the villagers are led back to the ship to be sold as slaves in the Caribbean. Among them is Camila, she had been by Santiago's side while he remained in a coma due to his injury and everyone believed that he was about to die. She had been knocked unconscious and taken. Among the way to the pirate's ship she is raped by the men; the captain of the pirate ship, known as "El Antillano", finds her attractive and in a brief moment of weakness, feels moved to protect her from her cruel fate, but that moment passes. Camila is sold to a bitter old man named Don Timoteo De Salamanca, whose plan is to leave his hated family in ruins by marrying his slave and naming her his sole heir.
His daughter Lisabeta and sister Doña Francisca despise Camila. Lisabeta maintains a friendly relationship with her outcast cousin, at first the fortune's heir before his father died and he was framed by a murder he did not commit. While on the run he was taken prisoner by a pirate and made to join their crew. Not long after, Don Timoteo passes away and Camila finds herself free and in possession of a vast fortune; the hatred for Camila by Lisabeta and Doña Francisca grows since Don Timoteo had promised to leave his whole fortune to Lisabeta. Don Timoteo had stated in his will that Camila could not give any part of her fortune away because her freedom could be revoked and she could be made a slave again. With no other choice she plans to leave but before she does she secretly leaves a chestful of coins for Lisabeta and Francisca, she returns to her home, where she learns that everyone, including Santiago, believed her dead, now he is married to her sister Rita. A short time Don Timoteo’s nephew, turns up unexpectedly with Lisabeta and Doña Francisca so that they can argue that Camila was not Don Timoteo's legitimate wife since their marriage was never consummated and that the fortune must go back to Lisabeta.
He is none other than "El Antillano". The handsome pirate once again feels the need to protect her. Camila knows that he has come to recover his family’s money,yet against her better judgment, she falls in love with him, he with her. Meanwhile, Santiago’s old feelings for Camila are rekindled, a fierce rivalry springs up between him and Ricardo. Santiago professes his love to Camila, but her heart is torn in two as she knows she can no longer have him. Ricardo, a fugitive of the law and proud, indomitable rogue, has awakened her soul to a love that grows stronger with each passing day, for the first time, her body is stirred with the flames of burning passion. Among the protagonists' family and friends are a number of supporting characters that bring more drama and love to the story. Among them is Ines, Santiago's naive little sister who submits to a night of passion with Camila's womanizing older brother Vasco and results in them being married by their families. While Ines is thrilled about having Vasco as her husband, he remains the same as he always has been and continues to chase after other women, among them is Ursula, Don Jorge Mancera y Ruiz's only daughter.
Ines, continues to believe that Vasco will one day love her just as much as she has loved him her whole life. Another couple that the story focuses on is Ascanio and Manuela who, due to being in different social ranks, suffer continually because they cannot be together. Ascanio used to be a slave and was freed when Camila inherited her husband's fortune and decided to buy his freedom along with fellow slaves Jimena and Claudio. Manuela is the meek and physically abused only child of Don Alberto Lafont who ridicules and beats her. Manuela falls in love with Ascanio and he with her but they are forced to meet and talk in secret since Manuela is a high born lady and her secret meetings with an ex-slave would damage her reputation and her father would most kill both of them. Mario and Jimena are the two sarcastic best friends of Ricardo. Mario maintains a deep loyalty to him. While he is amused that Ricardo has fallen in love, he supports him however he can and strikes up a friendship with Jimena, Camila's best friend.
Jimena has had a difficult life prior to being sold as a slave but that has not let her
Sergei Sergeyevich Prokofiev was a Russian Soviet composer and conductor. As the creator of acknowledged masterpieces across numerous musical genres, he is regarded as one of the major composers of the 20th century, his works include such heard pieces as the March from The Love for Three Oranges, the suite Lieutenant Kijé, the ballet Romeo and Juliet—from which "Dance of the Knights" is taken—and Peter and the Wolf. Of the established forms and genres in which he worked, he created – excluding juvenilia – seven completed operas, seven symphonies, eight ballets, five piano concertos, two violin concertos, a cello concerto, a symphony-concerto for cello and orchestra, nine completed piano sonatas. A graduate of the St Petersburg Conservatory, Prokofiev made his name as an iconoclastic composer-pianist, achieving notoriety with a series of ferociously dissonant and virtuosic works for his instrument, including his first two piano concertos. In 1915, Prokofiev made a decisive break from the standard composer-pianist category with his orchestral Scythian Suite, compiled from music composed for a ballet commissioned by Sergei Diaghilev of the Ballets Russes.
Diaghilev commissioned three further ballets from Prokofiev—Chout, Le pas d'acier and The Prodigal Son—which at the time of their original production all caused a sensation among both critics and colleagues. Prokofiev's greatest interest, was opera, he composed several works in that genre, including The Gambler and The Fiery Angel. Prokofiev's one operatic success during his lifetime was The Love for Three Oranges, composed for the Chicago Opera and subsequently performed over the following decade in Europe and Russia. After the Revolution of 1917, Prokofiev left Russia with the official blessing of the Soviet minister Anatoly Lunacharsky, resided in the United States Germany Paris, making his living as a composer and conductor. During that time, he married Carolina Codina, with whom he had two sons. In the early 1930s, the Great Depression diminished opportunities for Prokofiev's ballets and operas to be staged in America and western Europe. Prokofiev, who regarded himself as composer foremost, resented the time taken by touring as a pianist, turned to the Soviet Union for commissions of new music.
He enjoyed some success there – notably with Lieutenant Kijé, Peter and the Wolf and Juliet, above all with Alexander Nevsky. The Nazi invasion of the USSR spurred him to compose his most ambitious work, an operatic version of Leo Tolstoy's War and Peace. In 1948, Prokofiev was attacked for producing "anti-democratic formalism." He enjoyed personal and artistic support from a new generation of Russian performers, notably Sviatoslav Richter and Mstislav Rostropovich: he wrote his ninth piano sonata for the former and his Symphony-Concerto for the latter. Prokofiev was born in 1891 in Sontsovka, a remote rural estate in the Yekaterinoslav Governorate of the Russian Empire, his father, Sergei Alexeyevich Prokofiev, was an agronomist. Prokofiev's mother, came from a family of former serfs, owned by the Sheremetev family, under whose patronage serf-children were taught theatre and arts from an early age, she was described by Reinhold Glière as "a tall woman with beautiful, clever eyes … who knew how to create an atmosphere of warmth and simplicity about her."
After their wedding in the summer of 1877, the Prokofievs moved to a small estate in the Smolensk governorate. Sergei Alexeyevich found employment as a soil engineer, employed by one of his former fellow-students, Dmitri Sontsov, to whose estate in the Ukrainian steppes the Prokofievs moved. By the time of Prokofiev's birth, Maria—having lost two daughters—had devoted her life to music. Sergei Prokofiev was inspired by hearing his mother practising the piano in the evenings works by Chopin and Beethoven, wrote his first piano composition at the age of five, an "Indian Gallop", written down by his mother: it was in the F Lydian mode, as the young Prokofiev felt "reluctance to tackle the black notes". By seven, he had learned to play chess. Chess would remain a passion of his, he became acquainted with world chess champions José Raúl Capablanca, whom he beat in a simultaneous exhibition match in 1914, Mikhail Botvinnik, with whom he played several matches in the 1930s. At the age of nine, he was composing his first opera, The Giant, as well as an overture and various other pieces.
In 1902, Prokofiev's mother met Sergei Taneyev, director of the Moscow Conservatory, who suggested that Prokofiev should start lessons in piano and composition with Alexander Goldenweiser. Unable to arrange that, Taneyev instead arranged for composer and pianist Reinhold Glière to spend the summer of 1902 in Sontsovka teaching Prokofiev; the first series of lessons culminated, at the 11-year-old Prokofiev's insistence, with the budding composer making his first attempt to write a symphony. The following summer, Glière revisited Sontsovka to give further tuition. When, decades Prokofiev wrote about his lessons with Glière, he gave due credit to his teacher's sympathetic method but complained that Glière had introduced him to "square" phrase structure and conventional modulations, which he subsequently had to unlearn. Nonetheless, equipped with the n
A telenovela is a type of limited-run television serial drama or soap opera produced in Latin America. The word combines tele, short for televisión or televisão, novela, a Spanish and Portuguese word for "novel". Similar genres around the world include teleserye, téléroman, or dramas. In Spain, they are called culebrones because of the convoluted plots. Described using the American colloquialism Spanish soap opera, many telenovelas share some stylistic and thematic similarities to the soap opera familiar to the English-speaking world; the significant difference is their series run length. This makes them shorter than most other television series, but still much longer than a miniseries; this planned run results in a faster-paced, more concise style of melodrama compared to a typical soap opera. Episodes of telenovelas last between 30 and 45 minutes, more than an hour, except for final episodes; the telenovela combines drama with the 19th-century feuilleton, evolved from the Latin American radionovela, according to Blanca de Lizaur.
The medium has been used by authorities in various countries to transmit sociocultural messages by incorporating them into storylines, which has decreased their credibility and audiences in the long run. By the 1970s and 1980s, Mexico became a world pioneer in using telenovelas to shape behavior successful in introducing the idea of family planning. Mexico and Brazil in the 1990s, played a key role in the international export of telenovelas, while Asia overtook the role in the 21st century, thus the so-called'Telenovela Craze' that spread in many regions in the world until today. Over time telenovelas evolved in the themes that they address. Couples who kiss each other in the first minutes of the first episode sometimes stay together for many episodes before the scriptwriter splits them up. Moreover taboo themes such as urban violence and homosexuality were incorporated into telenovelas. In the 2000s, Latin America and Asia altogether emerged as the biggest producers of telenovelas, which evolved out from soap operas to form another category of television drama, were one of the most common forms of popular entertainment in the world.
By 2018 some signs of fading popularity emerged. Telenovelas, which are sometimes called "tassels" or "comedias," are produced in Spanish- and Portuguese-speaking countries and are shown during prime time; the first telenovelas were produced in Brazil and Mexico: Sua vida me pertence was shown twice a week, Senderos de amor and Ángeles de la calle were shown once a week. Between 1957 and 1958 Mexico produced its first drama serial in the modern telenovela format of Monday to Friday slots, Senda prohibida, written by Fernanda Villeli; the first global telenovela was Los ricos también lloran, exported to Russia, the United States and other countries. Countries that produce well-known telenovelas are Brazil, Colombia, Chile, Germany, the Philippines, Spain and the USA. Telenovelas tend to fall within these seven categories: Working-class melodrama, the most popular to date, easy to understand and contains less explicit content; this is reliant of the common rags-to-riches plot featuring a poor woman who falls in love with a rich man whose family spurns her, such as the Las Tres Marias.
Historical romance is set in the past, such as the colonial period, the restoration of the Republic, the late 19th Century the Mexican Revolution, the 20th-century military dictatorships Teen drama, which portrays the lives of high school teenagers and their issues with sex and other coming-of-age topics. This genre started with Quinceañera in 1987. Mystery/thriller is a category of telenovela, more cold-hearted than the other subgenres, it may portray a mysterious death or disappearance, which may tear couples families apart, such as Cuna de Lobos, La Casa al Final de la Calle, La Mujer de Judas, ¿Dónde está Elisa?, El Rostro de la Venganza or La Casa de al Lado. Chile has produced this genre. Romantic comedy, which portrays love stories with some or lots of comedy such as Las tontas no van al cielo "Fools Don't Go to Heaven" or Yo soy Betty, la fea. Pop band story portrays the lives of aspiring popstars such as in Alcanzar una estrella and its sequel Alcanzar una estrella II, as well as Rebelde, which spawned a multi-platinum pop group, RBD.
Some, though not all, of these type of telenovelas are geared towards a teenage and/or pre-teen audience. Narcotraffic Recently narcotrafficer telenovelas have become presented. Besides these, another category of serial that has become popular in recent