Los 80

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Los 80
Los 80 presentacion.jpg
Los 80 intertitle
Format Drama
Created by Boris Quercia
Starring Daniel Muñoz
Tamara Acosta
Daniel Alcaíno
Loreto Aravena
Tomás Verdejo
Lucas Escobar
Katty Kowaleczko
Country of origin Chile
Original language(s) Spanish
No. of seasons 6
No. of episodes 65
Production
Executive producer(s) Alberto Gesswein
Location(s) Santiago, Chile
Running time 54 minutes
Broadcast
Original channel Canal 13
Picture format SDTV, HDTV
Original run October 12, 2008 (2008-10-12) – present
External links
Website

Los 80 (In English: "The Eighties") is a Chilean drama TV series for Canal 13 produced to celebrate the Bicentennial of Chile,[1] starring Daniel Muñoz, Tamara Acosta, Daniel Alcaíno, Loreto Aravena, Tomás Verdejo and Lucas Escobar. The series is inspired by the Spanish series of the same name released in 2004, but focusing on the events in Chile.[2] The series was renewed for a seventh and last season that will premiere in Spring-Summer 2014,

Plot[edit]

The series, starring Daniel Muñoz and Tamara Acosta, tells the story of the Herreras, a middle-class family living in Santiago of Chile. The plot is set between 1982 and 1988, in the military dictatorship, and revolves around historical events during the 80's, especially the great economic crisis of that year and the 8.0 magnitude earthquake in Santiago.

Cast[edit]

  • Daniel Muñoz as Juan Herrera
  • Tamara Acosta as Ana Lopez
  • Katty Kowalezco as Nancy Mora
  • Daniel Alcaino as Exequiel Pacheco
  • Loreto Aravena as Claudia Herrera Lopez
  • Tomas Verdejo as Martin Herrera Lopez
  • Lucas Escobar as Felix Herrera Lopez
  • Pablo Freire as Bruno Mora
  • Mario Horton as Gabriel Diaz

Development[edit]

The first season of the series premiered on October 12, 2008. In this first season, the story is set between 1982 and 1983, starting with Chile's victory in 1982 FIFA World Cup, thanks to soccer player Carlos Caszely, and finishing with the first national protest against Augusto Pinochet.

The second season premiered on October 18, 2009. This time, the story is set between 1983 and 1984, starting with a moment that changes the life of the Herrera family, the news of a new baby, and finishing with the birth of baby Ana.

The third season of the series premiered on October 17, 2010 and ended on December 19. Set in 1985, it starts with the 1985 Algarrobo earthquake and ends with Claudia's decision to leave her family, because she's being investigated by the CNI.

The fourth season of the series premiered on October 16, 2011. Set in 1986, it starts with the Herreras reading the goodbye letter Claudia left and Juan going to Argentina to see her. The season finished on December 20, 2011 with Pedro (CNI agent) torturing Claudia, Gabriel (Claudia's boyfriend) being shot and killed by CNI agents, and Claudia finally returning to her home and hugging her mother.

The fifth season of the series premiered on September 23, 2012. The year is 1987, and it starts with Pope John Paul II's visit to Chile. The fifth season ended on December 16, 2012 with Juan trying to get a job after Ricardo, the son of his former employer, steals all the money Juan and him made from selling a textile factory. Claudia, recovering from Gabriel's death, tries to go back to medical school, repeating again the PAA (Chilean MCAT). In the meantime, Felix has his first kiss with Sibila.

The sixth season premiered on October 13, 2013. It focuses on 1988's plebiscite of 1988 and the end of Pinochet's dictatorship. The season's finale took place on January 12, 2014.

Chilean television ratings[edit]

The pilot episode attracted 2.06 million viewers in Chile, came first in its time slot, leaving behind other programs like Animal Nocturno (talk show) in the "competitive Sunday night". The season marked a peak audience of 2.7 millions and an average rating, in 10 episodes, of 1.9 million viewers.[3] Los 80 was the most watched new series in 2008, averaging a total of 1.92 million viewers.

For the second season, the show continued in the "competitive Sunday night", against Animal Nocturno (talk show) from TVN and Caiga Quien Caiga from Megavisión, leading the night with a positive margin of 0.7 million viewers. The series popularity increased, and it started having a big cultural impact in people. The season's audience average was 2.54 million viewers. The season had an average rating of 2.54 million viewers. The most watched episode of the season was the season's finale "Nos queremos tanto" .

For the third season, the series still led the Sunday nights and became the most watched show of the year, with 2.67 million viewers, winning awards like TV Grama Award and the Copihue de Oro. The season finale attracted 3.2 million viewers. The season's most watched episode was "Familia", the season finale, with an average of 3.25 million viewers and a peak audience of 4.3 million viewers. This season transformed "Los 80" in the most watched TV show in Chile.

The fourth season increased the popularity of the series even more. This was the most watched season of the series and the most watched show of the year again, averaging a total of 2.98 million viewers, winning more awards like APES Award, Copihue de Oro and TV Grama again. The season's finale "Cuando solo nos queda rezar" had an average of 3.4 million viewers, with a peak audience of 4.4 million viewers. The season's most watched episode was "Madres coraje", which had an average of 3.46 million viewers, making it also the most watched episode of the whole series. This season had an average of 2.98 million viewers, and it was both the most watched season of the series and the most watched TV show in 2011.

For the fifth season, a new time slot led to a decline in the show's popularity and to a decrease in viewers, but the show continued leading the Sunday nights. The season's premiere attracted 2.96 million viewers, and was the lead-out to Pareja Perfecta, which attracted 2.51 million viewers that night. The season's finale attracted 2.61 million viewers, and the season's average was 2.58 million viewers, with a total of 12 episodes. The season's finale "El día más feliz de mi vida" ("The happiest day of my life") had an average of 2.61 million viewers and a peak audience of 3.4 million viewers. The season most watched episode was "Y nada más", which had an average of 3.07 million viewers. The season had an average of 2.58 million viewers.

Season Episodes Timeslot Season premiere Season finale TV season Viewers (millions)
Los 80 (season 1) 10 Sunday 10:30 pm October 12, 2008 December 21, 2008 2008 1.92
Los 80 (season 2) 10 Sunday 10:30 pm October 18, 2009 December 27, 2009 2009 2.54
Los 80 (season 3) 10 Sunday 10:30 pm October 17, 2010 December 19, 2010 2010 2.67
Los 80 (season 4) 11 Sunday 10:30 pm October 16, 2011 December 20, 2011 2011 2.98
Los 80 (season 5) 12 Sunday 10 pm September 23, 2012 December 16, 2012 2012 2.58
Los 80 (season 6) 12 Sunday 10 pm October 13, 2013 January 12, 2014 2013 2.28
Los 80 (season 7) TBA Sunday 10 pm 2014 2015 2014 TBA

References[edit]

  1. ^ "La serie ochentera del bicentenario que prepara el gurú del cine popular". Terra. January 29, 2008. Retrieved October 2, 2010. 
  2. ^ "La serie ‘Los 80’ en canal 13". Diario Crítico de Chile. October 12, 2008. Retrieved October 2, 2010. 
  3. ^ "Los 80 finaliza primera temporada, anuncia DVD y regreso el 2009". La Factoria. December 22, 2008. Retrieved October 3, 2010.