Guapas is an Argentine telenovela created by Adrián Suar and produced by Pol-ka

Guapas
Guapas cast.jpg
Top: Laura Luna (Isabel Macedo), Andrea Luna (Araceli González). Bottom: María Emilia García del Río (Carla Peterson), Mónica Duarte (Mercedes Morán) and Lorena Patricia Giménez (Florencia Bertotti)
GenreDramatic comedy
Created byAdrián Suar
Written byCarolina Aguirre
Leandro Calderone
Directed byDaniel Barone
Lucas Gil
StarringMercedes Morán
Araceli González
Carla Peterson
Isabel Macedo
Florencia Bertotti
Theme music composerFlorencia Bertotti and Willie Lorenzo
Opening themeGuapas by Fabiana Cantilo
Country of originArgentina
Original languageSpanish
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes173
Production
ProducersAdrián Suar
Adrián González
Production locationBuenos Aires
Running time32-63 minutes
Release
Original networkCanal 13
Picture format1080p (HDTV)
576i (SDTV)
Original releaseMarch 17, 2014 (2014-03-17) –
January 9, 2015 (2015-01-09)
Chronology
Preceded byMis amigos de siempre
Followed byNoche y día
Related showsLas Estrellas (telenovela)
External links
Official site
Production site

ScheduleEdit

It was shown on Canal 13 from March 17, 2014 until January 9, 2015 at 11:00 p.m. On April 28, 2015 it moved ahead to 10:00 pm, and on August 11, it changed schedule again and began broadcasting from 9:00 p.m. Several weeks it moved to 9:15 p.m.

PlotEdit

In the story, Mónica (Mercedes Morán), María Emilia (Carla Peterson), Lorena (Florencia Bertotti), Laura (Isabel Macedo) and Andrea (Araceli González) they know each other when the bank in which they had their finances suddenly closes and keeps the money from all the deposits. So, from one day to the next, the dreams and projects of each are truncated. Seven years after that fateful day of 2007, the five have become very friendly, but they have not yet been able to recover from that loss and eagerly seek economic and emotional order. It will take a new and unexpected path in their lives so they can reflect deeply on their personal stories. Something like a second chance. The last to fall in love, perform, build a family, follow the vocation, heal wounds or simply overcome fears, those that paralyze and do not allow progress. After all, they are not perfect, they are guapas.

ProductionEdit

All five protagonists are famous Argentinian actresses and most of them had worked together at previous telenovelas. Although they are not personal friends, they commented that they have no problems working together, and do not foresee any internal problems like those suffered by Farsantes. Farsantes, the previous telenovela, had fights between the actors that led many of them to leave it before its conclusion.[1] The actress Mercedes Morán is the mother of the actress Mercedes Scápola, and their characters are mother and daughter in the plot as well.[1] Morán had encouraged her daughter to have her own acting career, and made a cameo with her in the 2012 telenovela Graduados. Both of them felt that Guapas was the appropriate time for a steady joint work.[1] Morán's character and that played by Dady Brieva are a couple; both actors had been lead actors in a previous telenovela, Gasoleros.[2]

Actress Araceli González returned to Pol-ka for this production. She was the lead actress of Carola Casini, one of the first telenovelas by Pol-ka. She was married with Adrián Suar, president of Pol-ka, by then; they divorced and now both of them are married with other people. González commented that she had known the company when it was just a medium enterprise, and that she has several relatives working in it.[3]

ReceptionEdit

The telenovela's main competitor is Sres. Papis, a telenovela aired by Telefe, with a mainly male cast. On the first day it was aired, Guapas got 16.3 rating points, against 12 points for Sres. Papis.[2]

CastEdit

Awards and NominationsEdit

Year Award Category Nominees Result
2015 Martín Fierro Awards Best Daily Fiction Guapas Winner
2015 Martín Fierro Awards Best Actress in Daily Fiction Mercedes Morán Nominated
2015 Martín Fierro Awards Best Actress in Daily Fiction Araceli González Nominated
2015 Martín Fierro Awards Best Actress in Daily Fiction Isabel Macedo Nominated
2015 Martín Fierro Awards Best Actress in Daily Fiction Carla Peterson Winner
2015 Martín Fierro Awards Best Supporting Actor Alberto Ajaka Winner
2015 Martín Fierro Awards Best Supporting Actress Julieta Zylberberg Nominated
2015 Martín Fierro Awards Revelation Dan Breitman Winner
2015 Martín Fierro Awards Best Director Daniel Barone and Lucas Gil Winner
2015 Martín Fierro Awards Best Author Carolina Aguirre and Leandro Calderone Winner
2015 Martín Fierro Awards Best Musical Curtain Guapas by Fabiana Cantilo Winner
2015 Martín Fierro Awards Martín Fierro de Oro Guapas Winner

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c Marina Zucchi (March 16, 2014). "Guapas: Cinco mujeres fuertes" [Guapas: Five strong women] (in Spanish). Clarín. Retrieved March 18, 2014.
  2. ^ a b "Las "Guapas" salieron al ruedo con buen rating" [The "Guapas" premiered with good rating] (in Spanish). Telam. March 18, 2014. Retrieved March 18, 2014.
  3. ^ "Araceli: vuelta a Pol-ka, nueva vida" [Araceli: return to Pol-ka, new life] (in Spanish). Clarín. March 16, 2014. Retrieved March 18, 2014.

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