Sin tetas no hay paraíso
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|Sin tetas no hay paraíso|
|Created by||Caracol TV|
|Country of origin||Colombia|
|No. of seasons||1|
|No. of episodes||23|
|Location(s)||Pereira, Bogotá, Cali, and Cartago, Colombia|
|Running time||60 min (approx. 42 min without commercials)|
|Original channel||Canal Caracol|
|Original run||August 16, 2006 – October 13, 2006|
Sin tetas no hay paraíso (Without Tits There Is No Paradise) is a famous Colombian television series, produced and aired by Caracol TV. The show is based on the best-selling novel of the same name written by Gustavo Bolivar.
The story is based on a young girl, Catalina, who lives in Pereira and becomes obsessed with getting breast implants in order to overcome poverty. Catalina decides to become a "prepago" (prepaid), a prostitute who has sex with drug traffickers in exchange for gifts, money and social status.
The complete, uncut series was released on DVD in the United States under the title Sin Pechos No Hay Paraíso on October 13, 2009 by DistriMax Inc.; the five-disc set includes English subtitles.
Telemundo aired this series on Monday February 8, 2010 with English captions on CC3. When it premiered, the word "Tetas" was censored out and replaced with an image of a bra in between the first T and the final S because its English translation "tits" was censored from broadcast television by the FCC. This show lasted for about one month as there have only been 23 episodes produced.
Catalina (María Adelaida Puerta) is a young, beautiful girl living in extreme poverty with her brother, Byron (Andrés Toro) and her mother, Hilda (Patricia Ercole), in Pereira, Colombia. Catalina becomes obsessed with getting breast implants in order to escape poverty and gain social status and money. She abandons her boyfriend, Albeiro (Nicolas Rincón) and, guided by her best friend, Yésica (Sandra Beltrán), a ruthless pimp who has also involved into this business Catalina's other friends, Ximena, Paola and Vanesa, aims to reach drug traffickers who pay for sexual services.
As the story progresses, Catalina becomes obsessed with gaining more and more money. She even puts her life, Yésica's life and her mother's life in jeopardy by threatening a prominent drug dealer, Titi (Marlon Moreno) that she would snitch him. Eventually Catalina marries Marcial Barrera (Fabio Restrepo), another drug trafficker and starts a life full of luxury, corruption, bribing and killings. Her brother Byron has strayed as well, having become a hitman. Meanwhile her former boyfriend Albeiro and her mother Hilda, apparently the only characters in the story that keep their integrity up to the end, start a relationship behind her back. Catalina has lost her integrity entirely by treating otherwise atrocious actions (paid murders, blackmailing, bribing) as casual events needed to gain status and money.
Catalina snitches Titi to the Police in order to earn the $1 million award and prepares to leave Marcial as soon as he secures a financial support for her in his will. However she faces serious implications from her low quality breast implants, undergoes several surgeries to replace them and she is eventually obliged to remove them, having been warned that she will die unless she abandons all the breast implant business for at least two years. Yésica, realizing that Marcial will soon get bored of Catalina, takes the opportunity and betrays her, getting romantically evolved with Marcial herself. She eventually persuades Marcial to marry her and abandon Catalina without money.
At the end, Catalina realizes how miserable her life is since she became a call-girl. The fact that her ex-boyfriend Albeiro and her Mother were having a relationship behind her back, the death of her brother Byron (who was shot down by the Police after having murdered a target as a hired killer), the loss of her implants, her kicking out of Marcial's home and the betrayal of her best friend, Yésica, all these events cause Catalina to lose the will to live, and, not having the courage to commit suicide, she decides to seek revenge and kill Yésica for betraying her. She hires killers to murder Yésica by inviting her to a café and giving them directions that Yésica is dressed a certain way and sitting at a table by herself reading a book. The killers kill the girl by shooting her, later to be shown that the girl killed is actually Catalina, who had a change of mind and she instead decided to plot her own assassination by disguising herself as Yésica. The story ends with a somewhat more mourning form of the title song, "El Agujero".
|Country||TV network||Series premiere||Series Finale||Weekly schedule||Timeslot||Notes||Latest episode|
|Colombia | Caracol TV||September 2006||Most watched TV series||October 13, 2006|
|Venezuela | Televen|
|Ecuador | Ecuavisa|
|Ecuador | Teleamazonas|
|Spain| Telecinco||January 2008||Own series, three seasons|
|Mexico | Unicable||Mondays and Tuesdays 10:30 PM|
|Panama | TVN||2007|
|Latin America | Cinema Golden Choice Latinoamérica||May 15, 2007|
|Puerto Rico | WAPA-TV||August 20, 2007||Weekdays 10:00 PM||The word "Tetas" was censored because the FCC banned the word 'tits' in English, therefore the Spanish synonym was also banned.|
|Greece | Alpha TV||September 2007||The series was subtitled and shown at 11:15 PM, when most telenovelas are shown at, or before, noon and are dubbed in Greek. The Greek title was "Without these there is no paradise" (Greek: Χωρίς... Αυτά Δεν Υπάρχει Παράδεισος).||October 25, 2007|
|Uruguay | Saeta TV Canal 10||March 12, 2007||named Sin Pechos No Hay Paraíso|
|Paraguay||SNT Canal 9
|August 7, 2006
March 5, 2012
|Monday to Friday at 10 PM||Sin Tetas no hay Paraiso||August 10, 2007|
March 8, 2010
|Monday to Friday at 10 PM||September 17, 2008|
|Peru||ATV Canal 9||January 2007||Monday to Friday at 10 PM||January 2008|
|Finland | Sub||June 16, 2009||Tuesday at 11 PM||Named Paratiisin porteilla in Finnish. Subtitled.|
|United States||Univision||May 8, 2013||Monday to Thursday at 10 PM||Pending|
|Italy | Canale 5||October 6, 2010||Wednesday at 9:10 PM||Own series named Le due facce dell'amore, six episodes|
- María Adelaida Puerta as Catalina Santana
- Patricia Ercole as Hilda
- Sandra Beltrán as Yesica "La Diabla"
- Nicolas Rincón as Albeiro Manrique
- Andrés Toro as Byron Santana
- Marlon Moreno as Aurelio Jaramillo "El Titi"
- Jenny Osorio as Ximena
- Marilyn Patiño as Paola
- Margarita Rosa Arias as Vanesa
- Fabio Restrepo as Marcial Barrera
- Ernesto Benjumea as Octavio
- Cristóbal Errázuriz as Cardona
- Juan Pablo Franco as Mauricio
- Ramses Ramos as Pelambre
- Luces Velásquez as Margot
- Saín Castro as Doctor Molina