Cuidado con el ángel
|Cuidado con el ángel|
|Created by||Delia Fiallo|
|Written by||Carlos Romero|
|Directed by||Víctor Manuel Fouilloux
|Opening theme||"Solo Tú" by Gaby|
|Country of origin||Mexico|
|No. of episodes||195 |
|Executive producer(s)||Nathalie Lartilleux|
|Cinematography||Jesus Acuna Lee
|Editor(s)||Alfredo Frutos Maza
|Camera setup||Multicamera setup|
|Running time||38-42 minutes|
|Original network||Canal de las Estrellas|
|Audio format||Stereophonic sound|
|Original release||June 9, 2008– March 6, 2009|
|Preceded by||Al diablo con los guapos|
|Followed by||Atrévete a soñar|
|Related shows||Una muchacha llamada Milagros (1974)|
Cuidado con el ángel (English title: Don't mess with an Angel) is a Mexican telenovela produced by Nathalie Lartilleux for Televisa. It is an adaptation of the Venezuelan telenovela, Una muchacha llamada Milagros produced in 1974 by Venevisión. Each episode garnered nearly 5 million viewers daily.
Maite Perroni and William Levy star as the protagonists. Ana Patricia Rojo, Arturo Carmona, Rocío Banquells, Laura Zapata, Nailea Norvind, and Michelle Vieth star as the antagonists. Helena Rojo, Ricardo Blume, and Evita Muñoz "Chachita" are the first actors.
María de Jesus, better known as Marichuy, is humble young girl living with Candelaria, a laundress who gave her a home when she was wandering on the streets. Candelaria is like a mother to Marichuy because she never met her biological mother as she was left in an orphanage when she was a baby. The abandonment has led her to believe her mother never loved her. Marichuy's biological mother, Cecilia Velarde, entrusted her baby to a priest, named Father Anselmo, who took the baby to an orphanage, after she thought she was dying. Now, she regrets making that decision and has spent most of her life searching for her lost child.
Marichuy also hides a horrible secret. At the age of 14, Marichuy ran away from the orphanage, and began to live on the streets, doing her best to survive. One night, she was attacked by a drunk man. She cannot seek justice for what happened to her because she did not see the man's face very well since she was attacked late at night. This experience, as well as having terrible recurrent nightmares, leaves her with a deep resentment towards men.
Juan Miguel San Roman is a prestigious psychiatrist & did eye surgery who has dedicated his time to the rehabilitation of young rebels and criminals. This serves as a distraction from his failing marriage to his wife Viviana and a horrible crime he committed during his youth while he was drunk. Once again, destiny brings Juan Miguel and Marichuy together when she is arrested with a group of friends. From that point, he vows to help Marichuy and he takes her to Judge Patricio Velarde's home, a very strict, heartless man, who is also her biological father.
As soon as Marichuy steps foot into the house, Cecilia welcomes her with open arms, but Judge Patricio despises her from the start due to her lack of manners. She also is not well received by the Velarde's daughter, Estefanía and her aunt, Isabela. Estefanía is not the Velarde's real daughter. She and her aunt schemed up a plan to have Cecilia believe that she had found her daughter, that way, they would both move into their mansion and not live in poverty anymore.
Eventually, Marichuy and Juan Miguel fall in love and get married. On their wedding night, Marichuy has the same nightmare, but this time she is able to recognize the man's face which happens to be Juan Miguel, the love of her life. Marichuy runs out of the hotel room, devastated. Juan Miguel runs after her and tries to calm her. She apologizes but then Juan Miguel confesses that her nightmares were, indeed, true. This enrages Marichuy and she runs off once more and takes a bus back to Mexico City.
The next stage of the novela is Juan Miguel constantly begging Marichuy to forgive him and she badly rejecting him. She later finds out she is pregnant from him and decides to forgive him. Turns out however, that Juan Miguel's first wife Viviana is still alive and she returns pretending she lost her memory. Juan Miguel thinking Marichuy came to beg him for a divorce instead of coming to forgive him, screams about Viviana's return before Marichuy has a chance to speak. Devastated Marichuy leaves and hides out in a farm for half of the novela (possibly even more).
Then begins the third stage of the novela. This stage consists of pregnant Marichuy hiding out in a farm of guy name Omar (better known as Leopardo) while taking a fake name of Lirio. While she is in the farm Leopardo falls in love with Lirio (really Marichuy) and she agrees to marry him, and she also has Juan Miguel's kid. Everything appears to be going well for Marichuy. Meanwhile, Juan Miguel is missing Marichuy and is taking care of his supposedly memory-lost wife, Viviana. He hires a nanny, Blanca, to take care of his daughter Mayita. Blanca turns out to have multiple personality disorders and her other personality, Ivette, stabs Viviana, killing her. Juan Miguel takes the blame for the murder trying to help Blanca. Well Marichuy sees of his imprisonment in the newspaper and decides to go back, standing Leopardo up before their wedding, to hep Juan Miguel. However, Juan Miguel gets freed since Blanca confesses it was her (or at least kinda her since it was her other personality Ivette). He then decides to marry Blanca in order to help her and make her feel supported.
Marichuy gets back but discovers Juan Miguel is engaged to Blanca and is heartbroken. She knows she lost Leopardo for coming back to help Juan Miguel so she doesn't know what to do and decides to pursue acting (having previously acted before hiding out in the farm). She starts working as a theater actress to support herself and her child, as well as Candelaria. Leopardo comes looking for her and turns out he is friends with Juan Miguel and they both talk about their great love for a woman without knowing it is the same woman. At some point they discover Marichuy and Lirio are the same woman and Juan Miguel discovers he has a son with Marichuy. Many things happens but at the end of this stage of the novela Leopardo and Blanca get together and Marichuy goes blind after a bullet hits her in her head, luckily she doesn't die.
Unfortunately, this is not enough for Marichuy and Juan Miguel to finally get together. Many other things happens in the novela, like; Marichuy losing her kid, Marichuy finding out she is a Velarde and forgiving her parents (after many episodes of hating them), Juan Miguel becoming an eye surgeon, Juan Miguel pretending to be someone else to be close to Marichuy since she is blind, and many other like Juan Miguel getting drugged and arguably raped, and Juan Miguel giving Marichuy her sight back through a surgery. At the end, Juan Miguel and Marichuy finally get married again living happily ever after with their two kids.
|Maite Perroni||María de Jesus "Marichuy" Velarde Santos de San Roman / Lirio / Alejandra Robles|
|William Levy||Juan Miguel San Roman Bustos / Pablo Cisneros|
|Helena Rojo||Cecilia Santos de Velarde|
|Ricardo Blume||Patricio Velarde|
|Laura Zapata||Onelia Montenegro Vda. de Mayer|
|Nailea Norvind||Viviana Mayer Montenegro de San Román|
|Ana Patricia Rojo||Estefania Rojas / Estefania Velarde Santos|
|Michelle Vieth||Ana Julia Villasenor|
|Rocio Banquells||Isabella Rojas|
|Arturo Carmona||Amador Robles|
|René Strickler||Omar "El Leopardo" Contreras|
|Sherlyn||Rocio San Roman Bustos de Velarde|
|Evita Muñoz "Chachita"||Candelaria Martínez|
|Padre Anselmo Vidal|
|Maya Mishalska||Blanca Silva de Contreras / Ivette Dorleaque|
|Victor Noriega||Daniel Velarde|
|África Zavala||Elsa Maldonado de San Roman Vda. de Acuña|
|Abraham Ramos||Adrían Gonzalez|
|Jorge da Silva||Eduardo Garibay|
|Ana Isabel Corral||Beatríz de Garibay|
|Elizabeth Dupeyrón||Luisa San Roman de Maldonado|
|Mauricio Mejía||Israel Pérez|
|Kelly Kellerman||Becky Mendoza de Pérez|
|Saraí Meza||María Antonieta "Mayita" San Roman Mayer|
|Beatríz Aguirre||Mariana Bustos de San Roman|
|Carlos Cámara Jr.||Inspector Cimarro|
|Francisco Rubio||Rafael Cimarro|
The show was adapted to a Vietnamese drama called "Tóc rối" (English: Tangled Hair).
- Solo Tu (La Nueva Banda)
- Esta Soledad (Maite Perroni)
- Contigo (Maite Perroni)
- Separada De Ti (Maite Perroni)
- Ave Maria (Maite Perroni)
- Como Duele (Maite Perroni)
- Si Tu No Vuelves (Miguel Bosé)
- Lejos Estamos Mejor (Motel)
- Niño (Belanova)
- No Me Quiero Enamorar (Kalimba)
- Un Dos Un Dos Tres (El Simbolo)
- Digale (David Bisbal)
- Caricia De Mi Alma (Maya Mishalska)
Awards and nominations
||Female Revelation||Maite Perroni||Won|
|Male Revelation||William Levy||Won|
|Best Couple||Maite Perroni and William Levy||Won|
||Best Telenovela of the Year||Nathalie Lartilleux||Nominated|
|Best Young Lead Actress||Maite Perroni||Won|
|Best First Actress||Helena Rojo||Won|
|Best Original Story or Adaptation||Delia Fiallo||Nominated|
|Best Direction||Víctor Manuel Fouilloux and Víctor Rodríguez||Nominated|
||What a Hottie!||William Levy||Won|
|Girl of my Dreams||Maite Perroni||Won|
- Televisa's Cuidado con el ángel
- "Don't mess with an angel". televisainternacional.tv. Retrieved November 16, 2015.
- Alargan la telenovela 'Cuidado Con El Ángel'
- Juarez, Vanessa. "Telenovelas: Inside the Bold, Beautiful & Totally Bizarre World of Univision Soaps". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved June 19, 2014.