Conde Vrolok

Conde Vrolok (Count Vrolok; "vampire" in Slovak[1]) is a telenovela produced and broadcast by Televisión Nacional de Chile (TVN) in 2009, succeeding ¿Dónde está Elisa?[2] Recording began on 11 August and the first episode aired on 3 November of that year. With an average rating of 44.2 points, between 10:38 and 11:16, and a peak of 54, it became the most successful debut of a TV series in the TVN night slot, which can be largely attributed to the popularity of the aforementioned telenovela which it replaced.[3]

Conde Vrolok
GenreTelenovela
Created by
Written by
Directed byVíctor Huerta [es]
Creative directorMaría Eugenia Rencoret
Starring
Country of originChile
Original languageSpanish
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes104
Production
Executive producerDaniela Demicheli
ProducerCecilia Aguirre
Running time40 minutes
Release
Original networkTVN
Picture format1080i (16:9, HDTV)
Audio formatStereo
Original release3 November 2009 (2009-11-03) –
2 June 2010 (2010-06-02)
Chronology
Preceded by¿Dónde está Elisa?
Followed by40 y Tantos

The production – created by Rodrigo [es] and Felipe Ossandón, with Jorge Ayala – is the first vampire telenovela made in Chile,[2] and began shooting at Las Majadas Palace in Pirque. The scripts were written by Pablo Illanes, Nona Fernández, Francisca Bernardi, and Juan Pablo Olave, and its first promotional spot was aired on 6 October 2009 during the nightly series ¿Dónde está Elisa?

It stars Álvaro Rudolphy and Francisca Lewin [es], with supporting performances by Claudia Di Girólamo, Francisco Reyes, Marcelo Alonso, Luz Valdivieso, and Matías Oviedo [es], and with a special appearance by Bastián Bodenhöfer.

Towards the end of its run its ratings had dropped significantly; its average (at the end of May 2010, counting from its debut) had been 20.3 points, but in the last two weeks of that month it dipped to 18 points, "a situation very different from what happened with its predecessor, that in its final stage averaged 40 rating points."[4]

PlotEdit

In times of war, 1880, a mysterious stranger and his companions arrive at a small town called Santa Bárbara.

The people react with distrust to the visit of this mysterious character; the arrival of this attractive, seductive, and elegant man completely changes the destiny of this town. Now back in Santa Bárbara, Count Domingo Vrolok (Alvaro Rudolphy) unleashes the passions of women and the envy of men, while suspicions about the foreigner's past increase. Soon, the count will have to face his condition after falling in love with the wrong woman, Emilia Verdugo (Francisca Lewin). But the legendary curse that afflicts those of his race will be more powerful than love.

Vrolok, being a vampire, can not understand human feelings clearly. In addition, a love from the past returns to confuse things further; the spirit of Teresa Salvatierra (Jenny Cavallo [es]) has returned to recover her lost love, Vrolok. Domingo is at a crossroads between two loves, Emilia and Teresa.

To everyone's surprise, Emilia is expecting a daughter of Domingo. However, the little one is devouring her mother inside. Desperate situations call for extreme measures. Once the daughter is born, Domingo and the others discover, in spite of themselves, that the girl is an ancient vampire; that is, she is weak before the light, garlic, roses, etc., besides having no reflection, because she is half human. And that's not all: Lucio Martino (Bastián Bodenhöfer), Vrolok's old and powerful enemy, has arrived in Santa Bárbara to take Montserrat (Luz Valdivieso) with him and kill anyone who gets in his way.[5]

CastEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Brodman, Barbara; Doan, James E. (8 March 2013). The Universal Vampire: Origins and Evolution of a Legend. Fairleigh Dickinson. p. 51. ISBN 9781611475814. Retrieved 24 May 2018 – via Google Books.
  2. ^ a b "Así será Conde Vrolok, la teleserie de vampiros de TVN" [Here Comes Conde Vrolok, TVN's Vampire Telenovela]. La Tercera (in Spanish). 9 October 2009. Retrieved 23 May 2018.
  3. ^ Cerda F, Patricia (4 November 2009). "'Conde Vrolok' se impuso en su debut con la ayuda de 'Elisa'" ['Conde Vrolok' Wins in its Debut with the Help of 'Elisa']. El Mercurio (in Spanish). Retrieved 23 May 2018.
  4. ^ "Bajo rating marca el final de 'Conde Vrolok'" [Low Rating Marks the Finale of 'Conde Vrolok']. El Mercurio de Valparaíso (in Spanish). 31 May 2010. Retrieved 23 May 2018.
  5. ^ "Rudolphy: De bueno en 'Elisa' a vampiro en 'Vrolok'" [Rudolphy: Good in 'Elisa' to Vampire in 'Vrolok']. La Estrella de Valparaíso (in Spanish). Santiago. 3 November 2009. Retrieved 23 May 2018.

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