Isa TKM (Isa Te Quiero Mucho) is a 2008 telenovela for teenagers produced by Nickelodeon Latin America and Sony Pictures Television. It was made in Venezuela and was the second of three Latin American Nickelodeon shows at the time of its release (the first being Skimo from Mexico and the third La maga y el camino dorado from Argentina).[1] The show was highly popular across Latin American countries, being compared to previous teen phenomenons like High School Musical.[3][4]

The cast of Isa TKM (from left to right) Willy Martin as Rey Galán, Micaela Castelotti as Linda Luna, Maria Gabriela de Faria as Isa Pasquali, Reinaldo Zavarce as Alex Ruiz and Milena Torres as Cristina Ricalde.
GenreComedy drama
Created byMariela Romero
StarringMaría Gabriela de Faría
Reinaldo Zavarce
Milena Torres
Micaela Castellotti
Willy Martin
Carolina Gaitán
Ricardo Abarca
Opening theme"Ven A Bailar" performed by Isa TKM
Ending theme"Ven A Bailar" performed by Isa TKM
Country of originVenezuela
Original languageSpanish
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes105
Executive producerJosé Vicente Scheuren
Production locationsCaracas, Venezuela
Running time42-43 minutes
Production companiesNickelodeon Latin America
Sony Pictures Television[1]
Cinemateriales (Cinemat Inc.)[2]
Original release
NetworkNickelodeon Latin America
Release29 September 2008 (2008-09-29) –
20 March 2009 (2009-03-20)
Isa TK+ (season 2)

Plot edit

The show revolves around Isabella "Isa" Pasquali, a 15-year-old girl. Her dream is to conquer the heart of Alejandro "Alex" Ruiz, but this proves to be a challenge, since her rival Cristina Ricalde has caught Alex's eye first.[5]

Isa's best friend is Linda Luna, who has the same dilemma that Isa has: she's in love with a boy named Reinaldo "Rey" Galán, who also has a crush on Cristina. Alex and Rey are rivals, competing against each other in a band contest.

Rebeca Ricalde, Cristina's sister, is the rival of Marina Pasquali, Isa's sister. Marina is engaged to Cristóbal Silva, whom both Rebeca and Marina have fallen in love with. Rebecca has some advantage, since Cristóbal's mother, Lucrecia Portocarreros, supports her in everything she can. Cristóbal's brother Micky is Alex's best friend and plays the bass in Alex's band. His girlfriend Vanessa is a friend of Cristina.

Alex's mother, Estela, is in love with her boss Julio Silva, but he is still in love with Jennifer Contreras, with whom he had a daughter when they were both teenagers. Isa's parents, Antonio and Carmina Pasqualli, are owners of a pizza shop that is located outside the building where many of the characters live. Eventually, Isa becomes Alex's girlfriend. She discovers that she is adopted and that her biological parents are Julio and Jennifer. Initially, Isa does not accept her biological parents, but eventually ends up loving them.

At the end of the series, Cristina becomes friendly with everyone and tries to reconcile with them. Linda and Rey become a couple, and Marina begins a romance with one of Isa's producers, Raul Clavati. Isa and Alex have their first kiss in the last episode.[6]

Episodes edit

Season Episodes First Airdate Last Airdate
1 105 Latin America: September 29, 2008
United States: June 22, 2008
Latin America: March 20, 2009
United States: November 13, 2009

See also edit

References edit

  1. ^ a b "Nickelodeon Latinoamérica firma acuerdo con Sony Pictures Television International". Real TV News Online (in Spanish). May 29, 2008. Archived from the original on March 4, 2016. Retrieved July 13, 2023.
  2. ^ "Tatiana Rodríguez de Nick: Éxito de Isa TKM en México, Venezuela y Colombia". Produ (in Spanish). January 5, 2009. Retrieved July 13, 2023.
  3. ^ Caramanica, Jon (June 30, 2009). "The Gloomy, Cocky and Traditional". The New York Times. Retrieved July 13, 2023.
  4. ^ Villarreal, Yvonne (November 9, 2009). "Much teen love for 'Isa'". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved July 13, 2023.
  5. ^ Martínez Santiso, Andreína (September 24, 2008). "Isa TKM Te quiero mucho, la ilusion del primer amor". El Nacional (in Spanish). Retrieved July 13, 2023.
  6. ^ "Isa TKM: Alex e Isa finalmente se beijam". M de Mulher (in Portuguese). March 3, 2010. Retrieved July 13, 2023.

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