Bermúdez (telenovela)

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Bermúdez
Bermúdez's title card
Genre Telenovela / Comedy
Written by Dago García
Directed by Andrés Marroquín
Gabriel Casilimas (second unit)
Jhon Barros (assistant)
Starring Víctor Hugo Cabrera
Valentina Rendón
Diego Bertie
Andrea Nocetti
Theme music composer J. Pulido
Opening theme Tengo (Fabo Romero and Ana Franco)
Composer(s) Fabo Romero, J. Pulido
Country of origin Colombia
Original language(s) Spanish
No. of episodes 80 x 1 h (List of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s) Adriana Mesa
Producer(s) Dago García, Asier Aguilar
Editor(s) Claudia Acevedo, Luis Fernando Martínez
Location(s) Bogotá
Cinematography Rafael Puentes, Fernando Traslaviña
Camera setup Multicamera
Running time 20 minutes
Broadcast
Original channel Caracol TV
Picture format 480i (SDTV)[1]
Audio format Stereo
Original run February 2, 2009 (2009-02-02) – August 21, 2009 (2009-08-21)[2]
Chronology
Preceded by Muñoz vale por dos
External links
Website

Bermúdez is a 2009 Colombian telenovela produced and broadcast by Caracol TV. It was initially released as Todas odian a Bermúdez[3] ("All women hate Bermúdez").

Plot[edit]

The telenovela tells the story of Arturo Bermúdez (Víctor Hugo Cabrera), a sports journalist who works for Hechos, a Bogotá-based weekly current issues news magazine. Bermúdez, who excels as a journalist, nevertheless is regarded as an annoying person, who tends to make disrespectful remarks and jokes, especially toward women. The former editor-in-chief of the magazine quit because of Bermúdez's behaviour.

Hechos's owner, Gonzalo Lleras (Diego Bertie), who returns to Colombia in order to run his businesses, appoints Silvia Vargas (Valentina Rendón) —at the moment editor-in-chief of an evening newspaper— as the new publisher of the magazine. Both Lleras and Vargas are college classmates of Bermúdez, who jokingly refers to Silvia as cuatrolámparas ("four-lamps", because Silvia used to wear glasses during her college years).

Bermúdez, who thought he would become the new editor-in-chief of the magazine as he was friends with then publisher Aníbal Fernández (Alberto León Jaramillo), is transferred by Silvia from the sports section to the "home and women's issues" section instead, as a punishment for an article by Bermúdez published on the magazine during Aníbal's tenure, criticizing the role of women in the Police, responsible for security at football stadia during matches (incidentally, Silvia's older sister, Lina, a police official, was harshly criticized by Arturo in the article), which prompted a backlash among readers and advertisers. Silvia makes Bermúdez rectify the article. Therefore, he is decided to not allow Silvia to "humiliate" him, trying to make Silvia feel bad or angry, with little success. Instead, Vargas ends up helping Bermúdez when he needs it.

Unknowingly, Silvia and Arturo have a friendship via internet. On night hours, they chat using the nicks Solitaria and Solitario respectively (both meaning "lonely"). Their anonymity allows them to pour out and support honestly each other, unlike real life.

Silvia has a crush on Gonzalo, whom he calls in secret the jefe papito, because of his looks and apparent gentlemanliness. On the other hand, since college Bermúdez has had a crush on Lucía Congote (Andrea Nocetti), who works at a television network owned by her family, and Gonzalo's ex-girlfriend. Lucía uses Bermúdez in order to upset Silvia, whom she hates (referring to her despectively as Gatúbela, Batichica or Mujer maravilla), blaming her for "stealing" Gonzalo's love.

Cast[edit]

Apart from the four main characters, there have been some inconsistencies regarding the other characters' last names, between the initial press releases and related promotional material issued by Caracol TV to the media[4][5] and the actual broadcast of the telenovela. In one episode, outgoing Hechos publisher Aníbal introduces most of the staff to his successor, Silvia.[6] The most notorious case is Luz Adriana ("Archila" as for the press releases,[4] "Giraldo" as for episode 3,[6] "Jiménez" as mentioned by Gerardo Bermúdez in another episode[7]). .

Episodes[edit]

Only the first 2 episodes were around 1 hour long. From episode 3 onwards, episodes last around half hour. It must be noticed that, since the telenovela is being broadcast in Colombia with half hour or even shorter episodes, the numbering has no relation with the 80 hours produced.

No. Episode title Original air date
1 Bermúdez y Silvia, unidos por Gonzalo Lleras 2009-02-02
2 Arturo Bermúdez empezó a sufrir 2009-02-03
3 Silvia acabó con los sueños de Arturo 2009-02-04
4 Arturo, el experto en generar polémica 2009-02-05
5 El futuro de Bermúdez, en las manos de Silvia 2009-02-06
6 Bermúdez no tiene salida 2009-02-09
7 Bermúdez mostró su lado bueno 2009-02-10
8 Silvia le cubrió la espalda a Bermúdez 2009-02-11
9 Bermúdez intenta conquistar a Silvia con flores 2009-02-12
10 Silvia le dio una segunda opportunidad an Arturo 2009-02-13
11 Bermúdez se quedó en la calle 2009-02-16
12 El 'jefe papito' visita inesperadamente a Silvia 2009-02-17
13 Gerardo Bermúdez está en peligro 2009-02-18
14 Gerardo Bermúdez recuperó la libertad 2009-02-19
15 Astrid le devolvió el dinero a Bermúdez 2009-02-20
16 Bermúdez vuelve an atacar 2009-02-23
17 Silvia invita a cenar a la familia Bermúdez 2009-02-25
18 'Yiyo' le pide un último favor a Bermúdez 2009-02-26
19 Bermúdez y Lucía, unidos por el trabajo 2009-02-27
20 Lucía Congote no soporta a Bermúdez 2009-03-02
21 Gonzalo y Silvia tienen un acercamiento 2009-03-03
22 Paola cree que está embarazada 2009-03-04
23 Paola Rincón descarta su embarazo 2009-03-06
24 Bermúdez respira por la herida 2009-03-09
25 Lucía intenta suicidarse, pero ni para eso es buena 2009-03-10
26 Bermúdez es condecorado como un héroe 2009-03-11
27 Doña Lola y Bermúdez, dos enemigos en la misma mesa 2009-03-12
28 ¡Buen trabajo, Bermúdez! 2009-03-13
29 Arturo pide aumento de sueldo 2009-03-16
30 Bermúdez sale a buscar trabajo 2009-03-17
31 Lucía acabó con la paz de Bermúdez 2009-03-18
32 Bermúdez sufre un grave accidente 2009-03-19
33 2009-03-20
34 La tentación de Silvia se llama Gonzalo Lleras 2009-03-26
35 A Bermúdez le floreció el talento 2009-03-27
36 Lucía, la nueva aliada de Bermúdez 2009-03-30
37 Comienza la operación conquista de Arturo 2009-03-31
38 Lola, de malas en el amor y de malas en el juego 2009-04-01
39 Arturo no accepta la derrota profesional 2009-04-02
40 Lola vive un romance a los 50 años 2009-04-03
41 Bermúdez, un conquistador innato 2009-04-06
42 Bermúdez, cada vez más lejos de la verdad 2009-04-07
43 Silvia y Gonzalo se acercan cada vez más 2009-04-08
44 Un admirador está por ser descubierto 2009-04-13
45 Ana Fernanda le arruina la vida a Luz Adriana 2009-04-14
46 Gonzalo siente celos de Bermúdez 2009-04-15
47 Lola quiere que capturen a Gerardo Bermúdez 2009-04-16
48 Luz Adriana se cansa de las burlas de Ana Fernanda 2009-04-17
49 Todos creen que Bermúdez es gay 2009-04-20
50 Los dos amigos caen en un chisme de pasillo 2009-04-21
51 Bermúdez le arruinó el primer trabajo periodístico a Marcela 2009-04-22
52 Lucía dejó plantado a Bermúdez 2009-04-23
53 Los Bermúdez no se dan por vencidos 2009-04-24
54 Bermúdez pretende arruinar a Silvia 2009-04-27
55 Silvia le pone freno a Bermúdez 2009-04-28
56 Silvia no comprende el juego de Gonzalo 2009-04-29
57 Lola y Gerado, camino a la universidad 2009-04-30
58 Todos se preparan para una noche de sorpresas 2009-05-06
59 El malévolo plan de Lucía está en marcha 2009-05-07
60 No contaban con su nobleza 2009-05-08
61 Los planes de Lucía Congote fracasan 2009-05-11
62 Más parecidos de lo que creen 2009-05-12
63 El amor duele... y mucho 2009-05-13
64 El destino los sigue uniendo 2009-05-14
65 El que persevera, ¿alcanza? 2009-05-15
66 Vaya sorpresa que se lleva la jefa 2009-05-18
67 Gonzalo Lleras vs. 'La Furia' Bermúdez 2009-05-19
68 Del ring a la estación de policía 2009-05-20
69 Lo cortés no quita lo valiente 2009-05-21
70 Echando a perder se aprende 2009-05-22
71 Don Gerardo se hace sentir 2009-05-26
72 Este fotógrafo tenía su rollo muy bien guardado 2009-05-27
73 Los chismes delatan a Paola 2009-05-28
74 Crea fama y échate a dormir 2009-05-29
75 Los despechados de la revista 2009-06-01
76 Dos mujeres peleándose por Arturo 2009-06-02
77 ¡Qué cita tan larga! 2009-06-03
78 Silvia corre en ayuda de su jefe 2009-06-04
79 ¡Misión cumplida! 2009-06-05
80 Estos solitarios quieren conocerse 2009-06-09
81 A Gonzalo le exigen matrimonio e hijos 2009-06-10
82 Gerardo insiste en conquistar a Lola 2009-06-11
83 El regalo ideal 2009-06-12
84 Caras vemos, corazones no sabemos 2009-06-16
85 Primero está la salud mental 2009-06-17
86 Una tarde de esparcimiento en la revista 2009-06-18
87 En la revista lo cortés no quita lo valiente 2009-06-19
88 Los Bermúdez son todos unos conquistadores 2009-06-23
89 ¿Nunca es tarde? Parece que sí 2009-06-24
90 El amor todo lo puede 2009-06-25
91 Robin Arzuaga, hermosa e inteligente 2009-06-26
92 Encuentran a Gonzalo muy acaramelado con Robin 2009-06-30
93 Silvia cela a Gonzalo 2009-07-01
94 Lucía termina su amistad con Diego 2009-07-03
95 ¿Arturo y Silvia compartirán otra noche juntos? 2009-07-06
96 Una noche en la que la soledad es la protagonista 2009-07-07
97 Amor cibernético 2009-07-08
98 Bermúdez saca de sus casillas a Paola 2009-07-09
99 La vida de Silvia es revisada con lupa 2009-07-10
100 Cecilia da su concepto sobre Silvia 2009-07-13
101 Marcela reta an Ana Fernanda en un juego de billar 2009-07-14
102 Le sale muy mal la broma a Gerardo 2009-07-15
104 Una visita sorpresiva de Robin 2009-07-16
105 ¿A quién le caerá la flecha de Cupido? 2009-07-17
106 Rodrigo, entre la espada y la pared 2009-07-21
107 A Rodrigo no le basta con embriagarse para olvidar las penas de amor 2009-07-22
108 Gonzalo Lleras está entre la espada y la pared 2009-07-23
109 Silvia, como siempre, tan servicial 2009-07-24
110 Los buenos consejos nunca sobran 2009-07-27
111 Arturo se queda con los crespos hechos 2009-07-28
112 Gonzalo saca su mejor carta 2009-07-29
113 Una cita que trae sorpresas 2009-07-30
114 El destino se encarga de unirlos 2009-07-31
115 Don Gerardo tiene razones de peso 2009-08-03
116 Paola le da su merecido an Arturo 2009-08-04
117 Un nuevo problema de celos en la revista 2009-08-05
118 Se destapa una olla podrida 2009-08-06
119 Lucía accepta salir con Arturo 2009-08-10
120 Fernanda confiesa que tiene problemas con el juego 2009-08-11
121 Ahora sí se enloqueció Bermúdez 2009-08-12
122 Elemental, mi querido Bermúdez 2009-08-13
123 Arturo cumple su sueño 2009-08-14
124 [Special 100 minutes episode] 2009-08-17
125 A lo hecho, pecho 2009-08-18
126 Rodrigo le propone matrimonio a Paola 2009-08-19
127 Por fin se besan Arturo y Silvia 2009-08-20
128 ¿Serán felices? (final episode) 2009-08-21

Source:[18]

Reception[edit]

Though its first episode was the most watched programme in the Colombian primetime on 2 February 2009,[19] ratings declined because Todas odian a Bermúdez was competing against El último matrimonio feliz, rival network RCN TV strongest telenovela at the time. Caracol TV removed the "todas odian a" from the title and Bermúdez was moved to a time slot later in the night,[20] with shorter episodes. Ratings slowly improved, but RCN TV's own ratings crisis before and after El último matrimonio feliz ended 22 April 2009[21] and Caracol TV's primetime overall performance helped Bermúdez to stay on the air (whereas rival RCN TV pulled or cut most of its shows premiered in the first quarter of 2009).[20][21]

On April 2009, El Tiempo claimed Bermúdez had been cut from 120 to 80 one hour episodes and that tapings would end by mid-April.[22] On the L.A. Screenings 2009, held late May in Los Angeles, Bermúdez was introduced as an 80 episode serial.[23]

Diego Bertie told a Peruvian newspaper that Bermúdez was cut from 120 to 100 episodes, stating that "competition is very hard [in Colombia]."[24] Ana María Arango told El Tiempo she was "sad" it was cut because the character she was playing did not become a journalist "as the scripts stated".[25] As of 14 May 2009, Bermúdez ratings were higher that any programme broadcast by RCN TV in primetime.[26]

The end[edit]

On early August 2009, Caracol TV advertised the last episodes of Bermúdez,[27] though the plot of the telenovela was not foretelling its end, because its main characters were just starting to get closer. On 17 August (a holiday in Colombia, where telenovelas are not broadcast on holidays), Caracol TV broadcast a little advertised 100 minute special.[28] The next day, its final episode was announced for 21 August.[2] Hundreds of viewers protested on the network's website because of the sudden end of its run, which only solved, in a fast-paced way, the situation of the main characters, leaving the stories of the other characters without conclusion.[29][30][31] Apparently, Caracol TV needed to make room for reality show Desafío 2009 and the series Las muñecas de la mafia (at the time known as Las mujeres del cartel).[32][33] In Colombia the 80 hours filmed (42 minutes plus commercials each) were not completely broadcast.

One day before the final episode was broadcast, Juliana Tabares, journalist for Doble vía (a programme of the Caracol TV defensoría del televidente [viewer ombudswoman's office]), claimed that recordings of Bermúdez had ended on 30 April and that, despite its short run, it had not been cut not having a different ending to "the one already agreed".[34] A week later, Amparo Pérez, the network's viewer ombudswoman, recognized that "the final episodes were cut and [Bermúdez] was given a fast end where there were even edition flaws", adding that the opinions from the viewers were sent to the Caracol TV "production departament".[35]

International broadcasting[edit]

The telenovela has been broadcast, under the title Todas odian a Bermúdez, on Mexico (52MX), Venezuela (RCTV) and Ecuador (Teleamazonas). Unlike its original run on Caracol TV, the 80 hours produced were broadcast on their entirety in these countries.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Though the telenovela is broadcast in Colombia in standard definition, all Caracol TV telenovelas have been taped in high definition since 2006. See (Spanish) Leonardo Gómez Jiménez, Telenovelas y noticias de Caracol en alta definición, Conexionista, 23 February 2009
  2. ^ a b (Spanish) No es más que un hasta luego, Caracol TV, 18 August 2009
  3. ^ (Spanish) Este lunes descubra por qué ‘Todas odian a Bermúdez’, Caracol TV, 2 February 2009
  4. ^ a b c d (Spanish) Sergio Villamizar D., Colprensa, Todos quieren a Víctor Hugo, El País (Colombia), 2 February 2009
  5. ^ a b (Spanish) Prensa Canal Caracol, Camerino: Todas odian a Bermúdez, actuemos.net
  6. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k Arturo, el experto en generar polémica, Bermúdez episode 4, original air date 5 February 2009, Caracol TV
  7. ^ a b Paola cree que está embarazada, Bermúdez episode 22, original air date 4 March 2009, Caracol TV (Gerardo reproaches his son as he reads the magazine's masthead and finds out Luz Adriana "Jiménez" is the new editor-in-chief)
  8. ^ a b Lola Ortiz de Vargas / Consuelo Moure, Caracol TV
  9. ^ Bermúdez vuelve a atacar, Bermúdez episode 16, original air date 23 February 2009, Caracol TV (Lola introduces herself to Gonzalo Lleras)
  10. ^ Silvia Vargas / Valentina Rendón, Caracol TV
  11. ^ Bermúdez, un conquistador innato, Bermúdez episode 41, original air date 6 April 2009, Caracol TV (Marcela is introduced by Silvia to the rest of the magazine staff)
  12. ^ ¿Cómo es la vida amorosa de los famosos?, Bermúdez, 2 April 2009, Caracol TV (the actor appears on 1:13)
  13. ^ Un admirador está por ser descubierto, Bermúdez, episode 44, 13 April 2009, Caracol TV (Olga greets professor Castillo by calling him by his first name)
  14. ^ Bermúdez saca de sus casillas a Paola, Bermúdez episode 98, original air date 9 July 2009, Caracol TV
  15. ^ Una virreina universal de la belleza en ‘Bermudez’, Bermúdez, 17 June 2009, Caracol TV
  16. ^ La madrastra de Bermúdez disfruta de los personajes indecentes, Bermúdez, 16 February 2009, Caracol TV
  17. ^ Un restaurador de primera, Bermúdez, 9 June 2009, Caracol TV
  18. ^ Videos Bermúdez - Caracol TV
  19. ^ (Spanish) Jaime Horacio Arango, Bermúdez fue la más vista anoche, El Colombiano, 3 February 2009
  20. ^ a b (Spanish) Colprensa, Propuestas que no seducen a los televidentes, El País (Colombia), 10 April 2009
  21. ^ a b (Spanish) Javier Santamaría, Colapsó el Rating de RCN, En Rodaje, April 2009
  22. ^ (Spanish) Frank Solano / Elenco, "¡Perdóname, Mariana, estoy viendo 'Vecinos'!" en el Pleque pleque, El Tiempo, 8 April 2009
  23. ^ (Spanish) Oferta de Caracol multiplica novelas por seis rumbo a LA Screenings 2009, todotvnews, 7 May 2009
  24. ^ (Spanish) 3 cortitas a: Diego Bertie, Perú 21, 21 May 2009
  25. ^ (Spanish) Elenco, Recordar es vivir, El Tiempo, 18 June 2009
  26. ^ (Spanish) Jaime Horacio Arango, El rating del jueves 14 de mayo, El Colombiano, 15 May 2009
  27. ^ (Spanish) ¿Arturo está demente? (Avance), Caracol TV, 12 August 2009
  28. ^ Lo mejor de Bermúdez, Caracol TV, 17 August de 2009
  29. ^ ¿Serán felices? Aquí está el gran final, Caracol TV, 21 August 2009
  30. ^ (Spanish) Linakro, Ya mi soledad..., Cuentahistorias, 22 August 2009
  31. ^ chandacol se tiro a bermudez con ese final, Facebook group
  32. ^ (Spanish) Almys Salgado, Caracol TV Transmite Final de la Telenovela ‘Bermúdez’, CensuraTV, 20 August 2009
  33. ^ (Spanish) María Mónica, Llega el final de Todas Odian Bermúdez, Entretengo, 21 August 2009
  34. ^ (Spanish) ¿Por qué los videos de seguridad protagonizan noticias?, Doble vía, Caracol TV, 20 August 2009 (the segment regarding Bermúdez goes from 08:53 to 10:27)
  35. ^ (Spanish) ‘¿Quién quiere ser millonario?’ pasa al tablero de Doble vía, Doble vía, Caracol TV, 26 August 2009 (the segment regarding Bermúdez goes from 21:49 to 23:56)

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