Vino el Amor: It’s love after three weeks

Vino el Amor is my latest novela guilty pleasure. I don’t know where this one is being filmed, but the scenery is gorgeous. It also stars Gabriel Soto as David and Irina Baeva as Luciana. Although Soto is much older than Baeva, they have great chemistry. Of course, I’m convinced that Soto could have on-screen chemistry with a shoebox. He’s just that good. But I should discuss the storyline.

Ten years ago, Luciana’s father, Marcos, worked on David’s vineyard. David’s mother-in-law, Lilian, hated Luciana’s family because she thought Marta, Luciana’s mother, had an affair with her husband. Lilian had Luciana and Marcos deported to Mexico.

Graciela, David’s sister-in-law, has always been in love with David and wants him for herself. In a fit of jealousy, she kills Lisa, her sister and David’s wife, but David thinks it was some freak accident.

Marcos and Luciana build a life for themselves in Mexico until they can apply for visas again and return to the United States. When they finally receive their visas, Marcos dies of a heart attack and Luciana returns to the United States by herself.

Since her return, she and David have primarily argued, but she has also brought David back to life. For two years, he’s ignored his vineyard and family. Luciana has made him return to work and get more involved with his family. It has been a nice transformation.

My only complaint with this novela, and I realize it’s still early, is the writers seem to be rushing the story. After only three weeks, David and Luciana are declaring their love for one another. I prefer a slow build up to this point, but if the writers are able to pull them apart and keep them apart for a little awhile, then it might work.

Do you think it’s too soon for a declaration of love?


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La Sombra del Pasado: Cristóbal and Aldonza Are Brother and Sister, Not

Yes, the writers have finally done it. They have introduced the brother and sister storyline. I knew it was coming, but had hoped something would happen and Aldonza and Cristóbal would find out the truth before the bogus DNA test came back. It didn’t happen.

Now, we must watch Aldonza and Cristóbal cry over this lie for several episodes until Father Jerónimo saves the day. I’m not sure he’ll be the one to uncover the truth, but it seems likely because he found out the truth about Emanuel.

We will also have to suffer through the many attempts by Candela to get Cristóbal together with Valeria. Everyone keeps telling Candela that Cristóbal will never love Valeria, but it’s not enough. It’s not even enough for Valeria. How many times does Cristóbal have to tell her that he’s not into her? You would think by now she’d be embarrassed at how many times she’s thrown herself at him and he’s rejected her. But for Valeria, Cristóbal is nothing more than a piece of property. She wants the status and money that would go along with being his wife.

Frankly, I would love to see Aldonza and Cristóbal happy for a little awhile before being split apart. It’s been torture. We get a few episodes of happiness and then another obstacle gets in their way.

Please don’t make us wait until the last few episodes to finally see Aldonza and Cristóbal together.

What do you think of the latest twist? Do you like Valeria?

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