Amas de Casa Desesperadas (U.S. TV series)
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|Amas de Casa Desesperadas|
|Created by||Marc Cherry's original series|
|Narrated by||Lucía Méndez|
|Theme music composer||Alberto Slezynger and
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||1|
|No. of episodes||24 (list of episodes)|
|Running time||60 minutes|
|Original release||January 10– June 19, 2008|
Amas de Casa Desesperadas is a telenovela dramedy, which debuted on Univision on January 10, 2008. Set in the fictional Manzanares Street, the series follows the lives of four housewives and the domestic problems and daily mysteries surrounding their husbands, friends and neighbors, which can be more sinister than they appear. The series' tone combines elements of drama, comedy, mystery, farce, soap opera and satire.
Season 1 (2008-2009)
Season one began airing on January 10, 2008 and featured a total of 24 episodes. The show opens with the mysterious suicide of housewife Alicia Arizmendi on a beautiful day in the suburbs, on a street called Manzanares. Alicia, who narrates the show from the afterlife, had four friends: Regina Sotomayor, the seemingly-perfect mother of two teenagers struggling to save her marriage; Leonor Guerrero, the mother of four whose husband is always away on business; Susana Martinez, the divorced mother in search of love, who finds it in the form of her new neighbour Miguel Santini, who has a secret of his own; and Gabriela Solís, the materialistic ex-runway model who cheats on her husband. While trying to be good wives and mothers, the four friends also try to find out why their friend committed suicide. The discovery of a blackmail note among Alicia's belongings, a therapy session tape in which she admits her real name was Angela, and her widowed husband's strange behaviour really make them wonder about the mystery surrounding their deceased friend.
On May 14, 2007, Univision signed a deal with The Walt Disney Company and ABC to produce programs for the network, including Amas de Casa Desesperadas. The show is unique for the Spanish-language import of an English drama series, when Spanish-language television is well known for its telenovelas.
Cast and characters
The major characters of the series are listed below, alongside their counterparts in the American original, with the actors portraying them.
|Character||Original Character||US Spanish actor|
|Susana Martinez||Susan Mayer||Scarlet Ortiz|
|Leonor Guerrero||Lynette Scavo||Lorna Paz|
|Regina Sotomayor||Bree Van de Kamp||Julieta Rosen|
|Gabriela Solis||Gabrielle Solis||Ana Serradilla|
|Roxana Guzman||Edie Britt||Gabriela Vergara|
|Carlos Solis||Carlos Solis||Bernie Paz|
|Alicia Arizmendi||Mary Alice Young||Lucía Méndez|
|Antonio Guerrero||Tom Scavo||Diego Bertie|
|Roberto Sotomayor||Rex Van de Kamp||Riccardo Dalmacci|
|Miguel Santini||Mike Delfino||Diego Ramos|
|Marta López||Martha Huber||Betiana Blum|