Pobre rico, pobre

Pobre Rico Pobre is a Mexican telenovela, based on the Colombian telenovela Nuevo Rico Nuevo Pobre. The show started 21 April 2008.

Pobre rico, pobre
StarringCinthia Vázquez
Héctor Arredondo
Patricia Vásquez
Victor Garcia
Patricia Bernal
Luis Felipe Tovar
América Gabriel
Andrea Marti
Plutarco Haza
Country of originMexico
Original languageSpanish
No. of seasonsOne
No. of episodes190
Executive producerJosé Solano
ProducerCarlos Márquez
Production locationMexico City
Running time60 minutes
Original networkTV Azteca
Picture format480i (SDTV),
1080i (HDTV)
Original releaseApril 21, 2008 (2008-04-21) –
January 9, 2009 (2009-01-09)
Preceded byTengo Todo Excepto a Ti
Followed byEternamente Tuya


The comedy deals with the life of Andrés Ferreira and Brayan Galindo, from rich and poor families respectively. A mistake was made when they were born, because Andrés, originally of the poor family, was given to the rich family, and Brayan of the rich family went with the poor family. 30 years later the nurse who made the mistake reveals the truth to the families, and Brayan goes to live with the rich family, and Andres goes with the poor family.

Cultural aspectsEdit

The name of Brayan Galindo reflects an irregular adaptation of Brian to the Spanish, just as Rosmery is adapted from the original Rosemary. It reflects the fact that many Latin Americans adopt foreign names thinking that it is an indication of socioeconomic status.[citation needed]

The use of earpieces bluetooth in permanent form and cellular an intelligent Treo 650 by Andrés Ferreira tries to accentuate its characteristic Yuppies. Andrés is portrayed as a very arrogant person, who gives no vacations on Christmas to his employees and ignores his mother's advice. So his mother wants to give a lesson to Andrés by exchanging Brayan's and Andrés' roles. During this event Andrés falls in love with Rosmery while Brayan breaks his relationship with her because he has begun an affaire with María Fernanda, a super-model fortune-hunter who was Andrés' girlfriend.

The social consequences of massive dismissals of 200 employees as result of a reconstruction inserts a dramatic effect in the plot, and contribute to create a cold image of the enterprise world and Andrés Ferreira.


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