Eva la Trailera, Tuesday 1/26/16 Gran Estreno

I'm going to try not to get bogged down in reporting every word. Yet I still want to give as complete an account of what happened as I can. Premiere episodes can be daunting. There's so much information! I can already tell I'm going to like this, despite the pig that Eva is married to. As usual, I combined scenes as much as possible. Oh, and I'm not sure how much snark is in me tonight.
Hangin’ with my bestie

(Is it too much to hope that the opening credits are actually the first thing we see every night? Why did they ever change that?) Armando gently helps his blindfolded wife, Eva, out of the car. We hear her narrating via voice over-“I thought I had it all: A great husband, a beautiful house, a family. I didn’t have a thing.” Meanwhile, she is being led into a gorgeous home. The blindfold is removed and Armando asks her if she likes his surprise, her new house. She’s overwhelmed. He encourages her to look around. She heads upstairs and opens the door to her bedroom. Read More

Eva la Trailera-Synopsis and Characters

Eva la Trailera premieres tonight at 9/8C on Telemundo. It always helps my comprehension when I already know names and have a basic idea of the plot. Below is a brief English synopsis and character descriptions based on information from Telemundo website. Telemundo sometimes gives too much away so I kept this very basic.

Eva la Trailera is the story of Eva Soler (Edith González), an expert trucker. She is married to Armando Montes (Jorge Luis Pila), a chronic womanizer. Together they started and built the successful Mon-Sol trucking company.  They have two children: Adriana (Minnie West) and Fabiola (Nicole Apollonio.) Fabiola is autistic. Read More

La Vecina, Monday 1/25/16 #151

Is it just me? Or was there a bit of filler? Just me? Ok. Moving on. I've tried to at least keep things in order by story, not necessarily scene by scene. I hope it's not too confusing.
No, it’s not a missile. It’s just my rocket

Quintin comes to arrest Simon. According to Arce, the rocket could explode. That makes it a missile and a threat to public safety. Quintin attempts to grab Simon. Padre V starts to argue with Quintin, but Simon plays it classy. Quintin is just there carrying out the judges orders. There’s no point in talking to the “segundones”(lit. second-class citizens.) Read More

La Querida del Centauro, Th. & Fri. 1/21-1/22 #8 and #9

I don't even know where to start. A lot happened. I really should have taken the time to take notes and put something up both days. I may be coming back to this over the weekend to add things as I remember them. Both of these episodes had a lot of set up and stories that all came together. I suspect that more will be clicking into place on Monday as well. I'm not sure how to even organize it all. It's by memory, so things may be a little out of order
La Fuga: The Pre-planning Stages

Yolanda convinces El Centauro to escape with her. He puts his men in charge of dynamiting one of the “tubos” (There seem to be these underground tunnels that are part of the structure…not inmate carved.) There’s a shaft like thingy in the infirmary that leads to these tunnel thingys. Yolanda and El Centauro will have to both get to the infirmary. Read More

La Querida del Centauro, Wednesday 1/20/16 #7

I woke up early to watch this, but didn't have time to write down anything as soon as I was finished. I'm embarrassed to even call it a summary. I think bare-bones is a better phrase.
On the Inside

El Centauro’s men dragged the unconscious Juvenal away and Vicente set to work on Tania’s eye. I had to to look away. Tania is left to bleed. Juvenal is hung. Vicente makes sure Juvenal’s prints are on the scalpel. Despite all of this, it’s later said that the prison director thinks things look fishy. Read More

La Querida del Centauro, Tuesday 1/19/16 #6

It's really growing on me. Part of it may be the novelty. Part of it really is Ludwika's eyebrows. It feels weird to say I "enjoy" it because there are lots of distasteful elements. Whatever this show is (narco? Cop show? Prison escape show?) I find myself wanting to keep watching it. Oh, and what is it about this genre that has me rooting for the despicable people? 

Now, on with Tuesday's highlights.
Ball Buster

Julia, Centauro’s wife, is back and she’s pissed. Someone sent her a picture of her husband in a compromising position. She holds a gun to Ojos Claros (I have no idea what his name is) and demands a name. Lucky for him he told the truth She knew the name all along….she was just testing him. Do not mess with this woman. Read More

La Querida del Centauro, Monday 1/18/16 #5

I decided to go ahead and maybe get some daily summaries up. So this is some action from Monday. I haven’t watched Tuesday’s episode yet, but I’ll do that this afternoon and put something up for Tuesday.

Abuela finds out Cristina went to visit Yolanda. She destroys the TV and takes “you’re grounded” to a whole new level. Read More

La Vecina, Tuesday 1/19/16 #147

Today I understood things a little better. It probably helped that it felt like real action, not stalling conversations. I'm not saying today's action made me happy. Frankly, I am quite angry with a couple of people and very worried about others. As usual, this is condensed, combined and slightly out-of-order M.L.A style.
Nelson, You’re a Hero in My Book

Nelson psychs himself up to go over to Pedro’s house. Pepe sees him leaving Conatrol and their goodbye smacks of pre-death. They hug. Ramon makes a dick comment. Read More

La Vecina, Monday 1/18/16 #146

Apparently I no longer understand Spanish. Or maybe it's because I have been watching Gran Hotel all day and my brain is tired. Anyway, I didn't catch a lot today. There was lots of boring conversing today. I guess it was plot-moving, but it was mainly saqueador stuff and since it didn't involve Pedro dying, I didn't feel compelled to really try and figure things out. I've combined and condensed in accordance with MLA (My Lazy Ass) style guidelines.

Plot movement score (on a subjective scale of 1-10): 4
Simon was MIA after the meeting. He was at Nachito’s talking to the Profe about his relationship with Edwina. His eyes sure are sparkling! Profe thinks Simon likes Edwina. Simon is still lying to himself about how he feels about her. Or maybe it’s more like he’s being deliberately dense about how she feels about him. Read More