Bienvenidos al Lolita

Bienvenidos al Lolita is a Spanish dramedy[1] television series set in a cabaret club. Produced by Globomedia for Antena 3, it aired on the latter channel from January 2014 to February 2014.

Bienvenidos al Lolita
GenreComedy drama
Directed byFernando González Molina
David Molina
Sandra Gallego
StarringBeatriz Carvajal
Roberto Álamo
Natalia Verbeke
Carlos Santos
Nerea Camacho
Luis Varela
Country of originSpain
Original languageSpanish
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes8
Production
Executive producersDaniel Écija
Álex Pina
Fernando González Molina
Esther Martínez Lobato [es]
Production companyGlobomedia
Release
Original networkAntena 3
Original release7 January (2014-01-07) –
25 February 2014 (2014-02-25)

PremiseEdit

The series deals about the backstage mishaps of a troupe of people (a "dysfunctional family") working at a time of economic crisis at the Lolita Cabaret, a cabaret club located in Madrid.[2][3]

CastEdit

Production and releaseEdit

Bienvenidos al Lolita, tentatively titled Lolita Cabaret before its release, was inspired in the classical Spanish comedy genre from the 1950s and 1960s.[4] The series was produced by Globomedia,[5] whereas Daniel Écija, Álex Pina, Fernando González Molina and Esther Martínez Lobato were credited as executive producers.[6] Fernando González Molina, David Molina and Sandra Gallego directed the episodes.[6] The 6-month-long filming was wrapped up by November 2013.[7][3] Shooting took place in Madrid.[7]

The series premiered on 7 January 2014, with a "promising" 18.4% share.[8] However interest rapidly waned, and the audience share went all the way down to a 10.5% in the sixth episode.[8] Antena 3 then decided not to renovate the series, with the last 2 episodes yet to be aired.[9] The broadcasting run of the 8-episode season ended on 25 February 2014, averaging 2,658,000 viewers and a 14.0% share.[8]

The misfiring of the series reportedly made Pina "realize the need to regenerate the prevailing model of national television".[10] According to Pina, the series' direst mistake was "not being coherent with the plot", "making a cabaret series" (...) "without being absolutely transgressive is a mistake".[11]

SeriesEpisodesOriginally airedViewersShare (%)Ref.
First airedLast airedNetwork
187 January 2014 (2014-01-07)25 February 2014 (2014-02-25)Antena 32,658,00014.0[8][12]
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No. in
season
TitleViewersOriginal air dateShare (%)
1"Bienvenidos al Lolita"3,551,0007 January 2014 (2014-01-07)18.4
2"Abuela de día, cabaretera de noche"3,361,00014 January 2014 (2014-01-14)17.5
3"Lo verde empieza en Los Pirineos"2,898,00021 January 2014 (2014-01-21)15.6
4"El hermano rarito de Garritas"2,719,00028 January 2014 (2014-01-28)14.7
5"El teorema del beso con lengua"2,597,0004 February 2014 (2014-02-04)12.6
6"La pandilla basura"1,989,00011 February 2014 (2014-02-11)10.5
7"En el alambre"2,079,00018 February 2014 (2014-02-18)11.5
8"El último viaje a Egipto"2,070,00025 February 2014 (2014-02-25)11.5

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Fdez, Juan M. (7 January 2017). "'Bienvenidos al Lolita' pone a bailar y cantar a Natalia Verbeke". El Confidencial.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s "Así son los personajes de 'Bienvenidos al Lolita', la nueva comedia de Antena 3". FormulaTV. 7 January 2014.
  3. ^ a b ""Bienvenidos al Lolita", una serie con música y "familia disfuncional"". Heraldo. 28 November 2013.
  4. ^ Aparicio, Santiago (27 November 2013). "'Lolita Cabaret' cambia de nombre a 'Bienvenidos al Lolita'". FormulaTV.
  5. ^ "Finaliza la grabación de 'Bienvenidos al Lolita', nueva serie de Globomedia y Antena 3". Audiovisual451. 2 December 2013.
  6. ^ a b "'Bienvenidos al Lolita' – estreno 7 de enero en Antena 3". Audiovisual451. 3 January 2014.
  7. ^ a b Rodríguez, Marta (6 January 2014). "'Bienvenidos al Lolita': Nerea Camacho estrena su primer personaje estable en televisión". La Voz de Almería.
  8. ^ a b c d Aparicio, Santiago (26 February 2014). "'Bienvenidos al Lolita' llega a su final tras una irregular temporada (14%)". FormulaTV.
  9. ^ Redondo, David (13 February 2014). "Antena 3 se carga 'Bienvenidos al Lolita'". Cadena Ser.
  10. ^ Echeverría-Domingo, Julia (2020). "Is Yellow the New Orange? The Transnational Phenomenon of Female Prison Dramas". The Palgrave Handbook of Incarceration in Popular Culture. p. 64. doi:10.1007/978-3-030-36059-7.
  11. ^ "Cosas que no sabías de las series míticas españolas y sus protagonistas". Vertele!. eldiario.es. 2 April 2016.
  12. ^ "Bienvenidos al Lolita. Temporada 1". SensaCine. Retrieved 28 March 2021.