Vino el Amor: León likes weird

Vino el Amor is giving us the typical drama between the main couple — David and Luciana. Thankfully, the writers have managed to keep them apart, even though their attraction is undeniable.

Because Luciana and David are pretty much in limbo, this week’s blog focuses on a couple that has been providing a lot of laughs — León and Sonia. After getting his heart broken by Carito, León sets his sights on Sonia. He notices her at the party for the introduction of the new wine produced by the vineyard. He compliments her and Sonia seems to welcome his attention, even though she throws herself at David less than five minutes later.

They have now been on a couple of dates and Sonia has drunk quite a bit of alcohol on the dates.  León suggests a date in which they don’t drink after she gives him a gift. The gift is a shirt she stole from David’s closet. She also sprayed his cologne all over it. León doesn’t seem to notice the cologne when he accepts the shirt.

He wears the shirt on the date and Sonia is disturbed at the fit of the shirt. She tells him if he exercises and eats a little more, he’ll fill out the shirt. The conversation makes León uncomfortable, but he changes the subject and goes with the flow. Then, the unbelievable happens. Sonia shows León the book she’s reading and he’s reading the same book on his cell phone. It’s a true bonding moment.

León thinks Sonia is strange, but nice. I think Sonia likes León too, but I haven’t figured out if she’s psycho or if she will eventually snap out of her obsession with David. I hope it’s the latter because I really like them together.

How do you feel about León and Sonia?

 

 

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Designated Survivor gives us one of the best winter finales ever

Designated Survivor is clearly one of the best new shows of the season. The winter finale left me wanting more, but unfortunately I have to wait until March.

If you follow my blog, I wrote a post of couple of weeks ago asking if Peter MacLeish would be the vice president. We now know the answer is yes. Congress confirmed him, even though Hannah Wells found proof that shows he’s a war criminal, not a hero.

Hannah is on her way to the U.S. Capitol with the evidence when someone hits her. She escapes before the assassin can kill her, but leaves her evidence behind in her car. She then enlists the help of her colleague, Chuck, and discovers that Charlie Langdon, the former chief of staff, is behind the mysterious calls Wells has been getting. Before she is able to get answers from Langdon, someone tries to kill him and, amid the chaos, he escapes.

Hannah kills the guy who tried to kill Langdon and finds a key card on him. Using his tech expertise, Chuck finds out that the key card opens an office on the seventh floor of a building that is near the Capitol. Hannah puts all of the clues together and figures out they are going to kill President Kirkman at the swearing in ceremony so MacLeish can be president.

Hannah goes to the swearing in and sees the window open in the building near the Capitol. She pulls her gun, people start screaming, the secret service go after her, and she fires at the window just as the assassin is about to pull the trigger. The shot takes the assassin by surprise and he fires. Obviously, his aim will be off because of the shock of being shot at, which means I’m left with one big question. Who did he shoot?

I wish I had the answer. I could speculate, but I won’t. I hope he shot MacLeish, but I have a feeling he didn’t.

What did you think of the winter finale? Any guesses as to who was shot?

 

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Vino el Amor: Luciana finds happiness with Miguel?

Three weeks in and it appeared Luciana and David on Vino el Amor were already in love. Then, David chose his family over his happiness and Luciana decided not to fight for him. She realized family always comes first.

Luciana tried to get away from David and his family by taking a job at another vineyard. The new job didn’t last long because Luciana’s family needed her after Juan ordered a pesticide that made everyone sick. In fact, Marta got so sick that she ended up in the hospital.

By the way, Juan is still at the vineyard because David forgave him, even though Juan poisoned the employees and tried to kill the vineyard. I know Juan will get it in the end, but for now nothing seems to be sticking to him.

But I digress. Since returning to the vineyard, Luciana decided to give Miguel another chance. David is unhappy about this. His jealousy is palpable. He confronted Luciana about it and, of course, she got mad and said she deserves some happiness and a chance at a family of her own. After all, David has that. I agree with her, but I can’t help but feel that she’s playing with Miguel’s feelings. This reminds me a lot of the José Luis – Montserrat – Alejandro triangle in Lo que la Vida me Robó. That triangle didn’t work out well for José Luis and I don’t think this one will work out well for Miguel. I wish Miguel would find someone else, but I wonder if his fate will be the same as José Luis’s, which would be tragic.

Now, I have one rant for this week. Why are Susan and Tano together? Yes, I realize they argued and aren’t together at the moment, but I don’t expect that to last long. They will be back together soon. My biggest issue is that Tano just seems clueless about everything. The argument he had with Susan is proof of that. She’s going through a divorce and he announces to her soon-to-be ex-husband that she’s already with someone else. This is bad. Her ex is already going after the house she gave him money for and all Tano did was give the ex a reason to argue that Susan doesn’t need the house or his support because she already has someone else to take care of her. Frankly, Susan can do a lot better than Tano. To the writers, please give Susan another love interest.

What do you think of Luciana and Miguel? Susan and Tano?

 

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Secrets and Lies: We know who did it (Spoiler Alert)

After ten intense episodes, we finally know who killed Kate on Secrets and Lies. Unlike the first season, I actually guessed this one early on, but couldn’t figure out the motive. So who did it? Amanda Warner, Eric’s sister. Why? I’ll get to that later.

Unfortunately for Eric, we discovered in the last couple of episodes that his family has major issues. His sister-in-law, Melanie, was running a brothel and will be doing time. His brother, Patrick, used the family business to get loans to buy houses, one of which housed the brothel, and he will be doing time for fraud.

Eric then discovered that his father had another family, which is why he was gone all the time. His half-brother from that family was the blackmailer. Obviously, he is also going to prison. Because the police needed the father’s testimony to put the half-brother away, the police decided not to charge him with bigamy.

Now, we get to Amanda, the only one who seemed to have it together, despite the separation from her husband. Why did she kill Kate? On the night of the party, she found out that Kate was pregnant. Amanda had been trying for a long time to have a baby with her husband, but couldn’t get pregnant, even with fertility treatments. She got upset with Kate and thought life was unfair. She grabbed Kate and told her how unfair it was that she couldn’t have kids and yet Kate was having one when she hadn’t even been trying. In her anger, she pushed Kate off the roof.

The real kicker was that Amanda was pregnant, but didn’t know until Cornell told her. Had Amanda done what the other Warners seem incapable of doing, which is keep her temper under control, she and Kate would have been having babies together.

Despite low ratings, the show ended with a cliffhanger. Cornell asks her daughter where her gun is and then hears the click of the gun behind her. We see Cornell turn with the gun she held in her hand and then we hear gunshots. Is Cornell dead?

I love this show and I really hope ABC brings it back for a third season. I’d like to know what happened to Cornell.

Did you know it was Amanda?

 

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Designated Survivor: Will MacLeish be vice president?

Designated Survivor has been one of the most exciting shows this season. President Kirkman has faced many obstacles as he’s tried to find out who blew up the US Capitol and rebuild the government. Kirkman believes he captured the man responsible for the bombing, but we’ve learned through the FBI investigation, that’s not the case.

MacLeish survived for a reason. I’m confused as to how a secret bomb shelter could have been built inside the Capitol. It almost seems implausible, but I’ve been trying to go with it.

MacLeish is obviously working for someone powerful. Is that someone domestic or foreign? I haven’t figured it out and, every week, it drives me crazy, especially when MacLeish is on the screen.

I only hope Kirkman and his staff figure out that something isn’t right about MacLeish before he’s named the vice president. It’s quite apparent that vice president isn’t enough. Whoever is behind MacLeish wants him to be president, which means Kirkman’s life is in danger.

From the previews, it looks like the FBI is going to enlighten Kirkman about MacLeish. I hope that’s the case because his staff is ready to make him vice president based on some cursory check done by someone Aaron knows. I don’t trust Aaron. Why is he so eager to have MacLeish named vice president? He can’t even wait for the FBI’s investigation. It’s suspicious.

As you can see, I have lots of questions and no answers yet. Like Secrets and Lies, another one of my favorite shows, I get a new nugget of information each week, but then I’m left with more questions. I guess we’ll find out on Wednesday night if MacLeish is named vice president.

Do you think MacLeish will be vice president?

 

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The Vampire Diaries: Bonnie needs to get her powers back

I’m a bit upset with the writers of The Vampire Diaries. At the end of last season, Bonnie lost her powers. I thought in the first couple of episodes of this season Bonnie would get her powers back, but she hasn’t and she needs them.

In a show dominated by vampires, Bonnie was refreshing. She’s intelligent and, over the years, they have relied on Bonnie to save the day more times than I can count. Now, the show has introduced a siren for the last season. We’ve been subjected to many episodes of Enzo and Damon doing the siren’s bidding. Because Bonnie hasn’t had powers, she hasn’t been able to take on the siren.

Granted, they caught the siren. But let’s face it, a showdown between the siren and a Bonnie with powers would have been more exciting. Maybe that’s where the story is going. I hope it is because Bonnie has always been my favorite character on the show (besides Damon, of course). But first, the writers have to come up with a creative way for Bonnie to get her powers back.

Bonnie could find a secret potion or she could have a near death experience and Caroline saves Bonnie with her blood, which miraculously brings Bonnie’s powers back. If the writers could bring Damon and Bonnie back from the other side, they can certainly make Bonnie a witch again.

Do you think Bonnie should get her powers back?

 

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Fall means my TV shows are back

OrchardAfter a summer full of reality TV, I’m glad that it’s fall and my shows are back. If you follow my blog, you know I watch a lot of TV.

The Goldbergs premiered last week with a tribute to The Breakfast Club and Superstore returned with another ridiculous episode. I love both of those shows.

Here are some of the other returning shows I’m looking forward to:

  •  The Flash – What changed now that Barry saved his mother?
  • Arrow – What will happen now that the team has broken apart?
  • The Vampire Diaries – Will Damon and Enzo return from the dark side?
  • Supergirl – What or who is in the pod from Krypton?

There are a lot of new shows premiering this fall. I’ve started watching Designated Survivor and Speechless. They both seem good so far. Next month, I’m looking forward to Timeless, which is a time travel show. I have high hopes for these shows and hope I’m not let down.

What shows are you looking forward to?

Tres Veces Ana: Santiago has multiple personality disorder and the crying continues

I admit I’m behind on this one. Some of that is attributed to my schedule and some is because I lost interest. I had expected this one to be great because Sebastián Rulli and Angelique Boyer are in it, but it has just been okay.

Let’s start with one of the more annoying aspects — the Santiago/Marcelo storyline. Is he Santiago? Is he Marcelo? It depends on the hour. His personality changes constantly. When he’s Marcelo, he’s as evil as any villain I’ve seen on a novela and can give Ana Leticia a run for her money. Actually, I can see how they ended up together.

One of my favorite scenes so far is when Marcelo and Ana Leticia are in a restaurant and they recount all of the things they hate about each other. This is after Ana Leticia discovers Marcelo’s mistress is her sister, Ana Lucia. I don’t think the writers meant for it to be funny, but I laughed through the entire scene.

The back and forth between Santiago and Marcelo, however, is tiresome. I thought the accident caused multiple personality disorder, which might have made the story a little more interesting, but it didn’t. After passing out in his room, he goes to the hospital where the doctors discover he has a brain tumor and that has been causing all of the craziness. He has to have the tumor removed, but he’s afraid that Marcelo will return permanently if he does. Of course, if he does nothing, the doctors say he has six months.

Because I’m behind, I’m not sure whether he has the surgery and which personality survives, but I’m rooting for Marcelo. He’s much more interesting than all of the crying we get from him and Ana Lucia.

Yes, Ana Lucia is still crying. I think she was much happier before Santaigo entered her life. In fact, all of the sisters are crying for all of the reasons I previously wrote about in Tres Veces Ana: Will the tears ever stop?

I thought as the novela went on the tears would stop, but they haven’t. I’m convinced Angelique Boyer either has a bag of onions nearby to help her cry or she’s just that great an actress, which could be the case because she does a fantastic job of pulling off the three different personalities of the sisters, despite all of the crying.

 

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Un Camino Hacia el Destino comes to an end

path-1421693_640Un Camino Hacia el Destino has come to an end and what an ending it was. There was a lot of editing I didn’t care for, but overall I enjoyed the finale.

Let’s start with Luis and Pedro. Luis somehow discovered where Pedro was hiding Pedrito. There was some editing because it wasn’t quite clear how Luis found out.

He took off with Pedrito and Pedro followed. Luis went to some building where a helicopter was supposed to meet him. Pedro chased Luis up the stairs and Luis shot Pedro in the stomach. Pedro miraculously survived, but I’m not sure how because we never saw that.

Luis thought he got away, but the police got a tip and flew the helicopter in to pick up Luis. They dropped him off at the prison and his face was priceless. Fernanda visited Luis in prison and told him that she loved him. She also referred to him as her father. I think, in his own strange way, he truly loved Fernanda and Pedrito.

Later, Diego was arrested at another school where he was already making the moves on another student. We didn’t see what happened to Diego after that, but I assume he went to prison for a very long time.

Much to my dismay, Marissa died. I was hoping Ignacio would marry her before she died, but poor Ignacio was left without a happy ending. I think there was some creative editing involved here as well because we didn’t even get to see Marissa’s funeral. The finale jumped from her death to Fernanda leaving to study violin in Europe.

I also wasn’t happy with Mariana’s end. She was alone in the house, wearing torn pantyhose and drinking wine. She and Hernán never got back together. I’m not sure why the writers chose to keep her rotten to the end. Luis had some sort of redemption so I don’t know why Mariana couldn’t have had the same.

Now, it’s time for the happy endings. This won’t take long. Amelia and Pedro stayed together. Camila ended up with Felipe, which I saw coming since Un Camino started. Fernanda and Carlos finally got married. Fernanda also became the successful violinist she always dreamed of being.

While it was nice to see Carlos and Fernanda get their happy ending, Luis’s redemption was a nice change of pace for a novela finale. At the end of most novelas, the antagonist dies or goes to prison without feeling any remorse. Watching Luis as he cried with pride over Fernanda’s performance was touching. He was paying for his mistakes, but he finally realized how lucky he was to have Fernanda.

What did you think of the finale?

 

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