Mesa para tres

Mesa para tres ("Table for Three") is a 2004 Colombian telenovela produced and broadcast by Caracol TV.

Mesa para tres
GenreTelenovela
Written byJorge Hiller, Claudia F. Sánchez, Rafael Rojas
Directed byArmando Barbosa, Luis Orjuela
StarringHéctor Arredondo
Diego Cadavid
Catalina Aristizábal
Country of originColombia
Original languageSpanish
No. of episodes118
Production
Executive producerOrlando Jiménez
ProducersAsier Aguilar, Miguel Ángel Daza
Production locationBogotá
Camera setupMulticamera
Running time45 minutes
Release
Original networkCaracol TV
Picture format480i (SDTV)
Original releaseMarch 15, 2004 (2004-03-15) –
February 2005 (2005-02)

PlotEdit

Luis and Alejandro Toro arrive with their mother to Bogotá, after escaping their home town, where they owned a restaurant. In Bogotá they get a job at Zavatti, a high-class restaurant. Both Luis and Alejandro meet and fall in love with Andrea Zavatti, who is the daughter of Harold Zavatti, the owner of the restaurant. George Brown, who is Andrea's boyfriend, tries to get rid from the Toro brothers, as he is only interested in Mr Zavatti's fortune. Luis is kidnapped and thought dead, Andrea and Alejandro get together and, when Luis appears again, feels betrayed by Alejandro.

CastEdit

Theme songEdit

The song used as theme song was the 1981 hit Te quiero para mí, by Spanish group Trigo Limpio.

International broadcastingEdit

The series was sold to several networks in Latin America, including Venezuela's RCTV. In 2007, ClubIT Arena bought the rights to offer a subtitled version of Mesa para tres on its website in Japan, under the title Andrea, ai to ryakudatsu no honoo (アンドレア〜愛と略奪の炎).[1] It was divided in 4 "seasons" (3 of 30 episodes each, and one of 28 episodes).

MyNetworkTV telenovelasEdit

Mesa para tres was the basis for the 2006 MyNetworkTV telenovela Desire. Changes were made in the location and the plot to make them more palatable to Americans. The serial was known as Table for Three and Three's a Crowd before its debut. The show was filmed at Stu Segall Productions in San Diego, using 25 principal actors, 250 supporting actors and about 2,000 extras.[1] Ratings for Desire fell below expectations. The debut scored a 2.0 rating and the first week averaged an 0.8 rating and 1 share. It averaged a 0.4 rating in the adult 18-49 demographic.,[2] falling to a 0.3 in its second week. However, the show was sold to several international markets.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ (in Spanish) "Mesa para Tres" en Japón Archived 2007-09-03 at the Wayback Machine, Embassy of Colombia in Tokyo, 31 May 2007
  2. ^ Ben Grossman, MNT Gets Off to Modest Start, Broadcasting & Cable, 14 September 2006

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