Victoria (Telemundo Series)


Victoria (Telemundo Series)

Infobox Television
show_name = Victoria


caption =
format = telenovela, drama
picture_format = Color
camera = Multi-camera
runtime = 45 minutes
creator = Bernardo Romero Pereiro
Mónica Agudelo Tenorio
developer = Telemundo
RTI Colombia
producer = Oscar Guarín
executive_producer = Hugo León Ferrer
starring = Victoria Ruffo
Arturo Peniche
Mauricio Ochmann
María Helena Doehring
narrated =
theme_music_composer = Miguel de Narváez
opentheme = "Desde que te conoci"
endtheme =
country = COL
USA
language = Spanish
network = Telemundo
location = Bogota, Colombia
picture_format = HDTV
audio_format = Stereophonic sound
first_aired = December 4, 2007
last_aired = August 1, 2008
num_episodes = 169
list_episodes =
preceded_by = La Esclava Isaura
followed_by = Dona Barbara
related = "Mirada de mujer", "Señora Isabel"
website = http://tv.telemundo.yahoo.com/victoria/index.html
imdb_id =
tv_com_id =

Victoria is the title of a Spanish-language telenovela about a woman who falls in love with a dashing younger man, when her marriage collapses around her. It is produced by the United States-based television network Telemundo and RTI Colombia. This limited-run series debuted in the US on December 4, 2007, after "La Esclava Isaura" finished. Filmed in Bogotá, it stars Victoria Ruffo, Mauricio Ochmann, Arturo Peniche [http://www.peopleenespanol.com/pespanol/en/articles/1,28704,1661240,00.html] Geraldine Bazan [http://www.terra.com.pr/ocio/articulo/html/oci198206.htm] and Andrea López.

tory

At her 25th wedding anniversary party, Victoria Mendoza (Victoria Ruffo) finds out her husband Enrique Mendoza (Arturo Peniche) has a mistress, Tatiana López (Andrea Lopez). Suddenly Victoria's whole life crashes around her as she realizes her marriage is wrecked. As she tries to heal the pain of her husband’s adultery, she meets the 33-year-old Jerónimo (Mauricio Ochmann) out of the blue. [http://nbcumv.com/telemundo/release_detail.nbc/telemundo-20071129000000-llega34victoria.html?rss=1]

Victoria falls for this younger man, giving her a second chance at the true love and passion missing in her loveless marriage. [http://www.nbcumarketplace.com/marketplace2/_broadcast/Telemundo/programming/WeekdayPrime/SenoraIsabel/index.html] Unfortunately, many of her loved ones oppose her relationship, including her daughters Paula (Geraldine Bazán) and Mariana (Laura Perico), her mother Mercedes (Margalida Castro) and her ex husband. They blame her for the breakup. On the other hand, her son Santiago (Ricardo Abarca) offers unconditional support. [http://nbcumv.com/telemundo/release_detail.nbc/telemundo-20071129000000-llega34victoria.html?rss=1] Whie her younger daughter Mariana (Laura Perico) is supposted to be going to university but she isn't, she instead goes to a bar. The owner of the bar, Pacho, gets girls high and then rapes them. And thats what happened to Mariana sadly. Mariana met him because of her other "friend" Arturo. Mariana actually wanted to get together with Arturo but Pacho convinced her into getting with him suppostedly just to make Arturo jealous. Victoria has many problems but does she know she has those problems? Can she solve them? So Victoria faces a difficult decision - either fight to keep true love alive or surrender and let it slip away.

Production

"Victoria" is a remake of "Señora Isabel", a 1993 Colombian soap. This story was also filmed for Mexican TV in 1997 as "Mirada de mujer" ("The Gaze of a Woman"). [http://www.telenoveli.eu/?p=107&language=es] Telemundo plans to air the serial from Monday to Friday over about 26 weeks. As with most of its other soap operas, the network will broadcast English subtitles as closed captions on CC3. This show's working titles were "Tiempos de Victoria" ("Victoria's Times"), "Señora Isabel" [http://www.nbcumarketplace.com/marketplace2/_broadcast/Telemundo/programming/WeekdayPrime/SenoraIsabel/index.html] and "The Mauricio Ochmann Project" [http://nbcumv.com/telemundo/program_detail.nbc/themauricioochmannproject.html]

The show's premiere on Telemundo reached 782,000 core adult (ages 18-49) viewers, according to NTI, and over 1.5 million total viewers overall. [http://nbcumv.com/telemundo/release_detail.nbc/telemundo-20071205000000-victoriapremierebr.html?rss=1] The network expanded the series' run to about 160 chapters from the standard length, 120 shows. It has not announced whether it will remake "Mirada"'s sequel, "El Regreso" ("The Return"). Geraldine Bazan won a Latin ACE Award for "Best Inspiring Young Actress" during her role as Paula. [http://www.hispanicprwire.com/news.php?l=in&id=11412&cha=7]

Broadcast

Victoria airs in Colombia as well as Telemundo in the United States, as Televisa (on Galavisión) in Mexico and Acasǎ in Bucharest, Romania

Alternate Ending

On August 4, 2008 Telemundo broadcast the alternate ending of Victoria through Yahoo! Telemundo. It was the first alternate ending of a Spanish Telenovela broadcasted by Telemundo in the United States. However it is only visible through email

Advertisements

Product placements in the US version of this show include: JCPenney, T-Mobile Scrubbing Bubbles, Budweiser, Bud Light, Windex, Oust, Lysol, State Farm, Visa, Lowes, The Home Depot, Walmart and Pledge. In some cases, Telemundo news programs can be seen or heard while characters are watching TV, even though this show is not specifically set in the United States.

Cast

(in order of appearance)
*Victoria Ruffo .... Victoria Santiesteban de Mendoza - ""
*Arturo Peniche ... Enrique Mendoza - ""
*Mauricio Ochmann .... Jeronimo Ernesto Acosta - ""
*Andrea López .... Tatiana López - "former lover of Enrique, mother of enrique's child felipe"
*Diana Quijano .... Camila Matiz - "friend of Victoria"
*Javier Delgiudicce .... Gerardo Cárdenas - "husband of Helena and father of Arturo"
*Laura Perico .... Mariana Mendoza - "daughter of Victoria and Enrique, radio host"
*Ricardo Abarca .... Santiago Mendoza - "son of Victoria and Enrique, singer"
*Adriana Romero....Valeria Saenz - "Loves Jeronimo"
*José Julián Gaviria....Martin Acosta - "son of Silvia and Jeronimo"
*Patricia Grisales] ..... - Carlota Velandia "friend and adssociate of Victoria"
*Margalida Castro .... Mercedes 'Memé' de Santiesteban - "mother of Victoria"
*Laura Londoño .... Eliza - 'amiga de Mariana'
*Andrés Felipe Martínez ..... - 'Guillermo' - el jefe de Jeronimo
*Roberto Manrique .... Sebastian Villanueva - "Paula's Husband"
*Camilo Trujillo .... - Arturo Cardenas - "son of Helena and Gerardo Cardenas"
*Ricardo González .... - Henry - "friend of Jeronimo"
*Geraldine Bazan .... Paula Mendoza - "daughter of Victoria and Enrique, lawyer"
*María Helena Doehring .... Helena de Cárdenas - "wife of Gerardo and mother of Arturo"
*Natalia Bedoya .... - Estrella - "girlfriend of Santiago"
*Julio del Mar .... - Bernardo Solis "doctor of Camila"
*Lucero Gómez
*Paola Díaz....Silvia - "Jeronimo's ex-wife"
*Angela Carrisoza
*David de Oliveira
*Edmundo Troya
*Maria León Arias
*Rene Figueroa
*Fernando Corredor
*Luz Mary Arias .... Marlene
*Mariano Fernández
*Fabio Camero Jr.
*Maru Giraldo
*Gloria Pinilla
*Fernanda González
*Adriana López
*Daniel Calderón
*Naren Daryanani
*Victor Hugo Trespalacios
*Luis Carlos Galeano
*Sebastián Eslava
*Daniel Quintero
*Sonia Rico
*Diego Camacho
* [Maria Emilia Kamper] http://www.tuproyectok.com/direccion%20general.htm [http://www.tuproyectok.com/direccion%20general.htm]
*Claudio Fernández
*Javier Felipe Rodríguez
*Mario A. Parra
*Paula A. Herrera
*Karol Aza
*Jackeline Aristizabal
*Alex Rodríguez
*Ximena Salamanca

Crew

"Based on the Original Story of:"

*Bernardo Romero Pereiro
*Mónica Agudelo Tenorio

"Screenplay by:"

*Jimena Romero
*Lina Uribe

"Art Director:"

*Piedad Arango

"Scenography:"

*Jorge Parra

"Ambientation:"

*Paola Triana

"Costume Designer:"

*Consuelo Sierra

"Make-up:"

*Jacqueline Maiorga

"Original Music:"

*Miguel de Narváez

"VP of Talent:"

*Joshua Mintz

"Additional Arguments:"

*Margarita Londoño

"Photography Directors:"

*Mauricio Cadavid
*Roberto Cortez

"Operators:"

*Alejandro Castro
*Ricardo Morales

"Editors:"

*Mauricio González
*Diego Rene García

"Musicalization:"

*Tatiana Gómez

"Chief of Production:"

*Oscar Guarín

"Directors:"

*Rodolfo Hoyos
*Andrés Bermann

"Executive Producer:"

*Hugo León Ferrer

External links

* [http://www.tepuy.com/victoria_eng.swf Telemundo International] "Victoria" page (English, requires Flash)
* [http://foro.telenovela-world.com/n4/list.php?f=464 Telenovela World] (bilingual)
* [http://tv.telemundo.yahoo.com/victoria/ Official site] (Spanish)
*imdb title|1189371|name=Victoria


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