La rosa de Guadalupe

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La Rosa de Guadalupe
La rosa de Guadalupe.jpg
Created byCarlos Mercado Orduña
Written byJulián Aguilar
Carlos Mercado
Mauricio Aridjis
Fabián Quezada
Directed byJosé Ángel García
Marta Luna
Ricardo de la Parra
Eduardo Said
Lorena Maza
Opening themeInstrumental theme
Country of originMexico
Original language(s)Spanish
No. of seasons11
No. of episodes1,300+
Executive producer(s)Miguel Angel Herros
Production location(s)
Camera setupMulti-camera
Running time41-44 minutes
Production company(s)Televisa
DistributorTelevisa International
Original networkLas Estrellas
Picture format1080i (16:9 HDTV)
Audio formatStereophonic sound
Original releaseFebruary 5, 2008 (2008-02-05) –
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La Rosa de Guadalupe (English title: The Rose of Guadalupe) is a Mexican anthology drama television series created by Carlos Mercado Orduña that premiered on Las Estrellas on February 5, 2008. It is produced by Miguel Ángel Herros. The series is allusive to the Catholic religion, specifically to the Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe. It is set in modern times mostly in Mexico City, but the location may vary in some episodes. In the United States the series premiered on June 26, 2008.[1]


There are two types of beginnings for the episodes: a regular one, which begins with a happy start, or the main scene where something awful has happened to the main character. If the latter choice were to happen, the credits depicting who edited, starred, and directed the episode come out during the second scene.

Some of these people, being devout to the Virgin of Guadalupe, asks her to protect that person. At the same time, a white rose appears before an altar or statue of the Virgin that belongs to the person who prayed or is in trouble and remains there during the development of the story, which is usually when the problem is compounded. The appearing of the rose means that the petition has been heard by the Virgin.

At the climax of the story, which is the time where the main character is in a serious situation, the closest person "asked" intercedes for him and tries to help. When the issue is resolved, the main character is "fondled" by a wind that represents the act of the Virgin of Guadalupe, and at the end of the episode, the white rose disappears as one character narrates the message of the episode.


Las mil rosas[edit]

On July 5, 2017, the series began its 1000th episode celebration. Remastered versions of the best episodes from 2008-2016 were aired. The remastered versions began airing on July 10, 2017. On July 22, 2017, the 1000th episode "The bastard sister" was aired. Alejandra Barros and Alexis Ayala starred in the episode.[2]

Relatos de impacto[edit]

Starting in May 2017, "La rosa de Guadalupe" began broadcasting episodes with more crude stories on Saturday nights. These stories touch more explicit topics such as rape, incest, sexual harassment, murder, drug addiction, etc. The rating of these episodes is B-15 and air on Saturdays at 9:30 pm, where the rating of the episodes broadcast during the week is B.[3]


The show has been panned by Mexican viewers and critics for its lack of proper acting, writing, and directing. Some talk shows have criticized the corny effects and acting as well as the lack of research for episodes dealing with certain social groups or issues such as bullying, family problems, and even sexual abuse.

It is considered the most controversial series Televisa has transmitted throughout Latin America, criticized since it began to be broadcast.[4] It consistently portrays children and adolescents as the antagonists.

It is generally criticized for presenting an exaggerated reality about Catholics, in addition to casting young actors with poor performances.[5] Nonetheless, controversy has brought an amount of attention to the series and created a cult following within the Internet that see it as a source of involuntary comedy.


"La rosa de Guadalupe" has been a mockery in social networks like Facebook, where they often make memes that make fun of the episodes and their characters, also YouTube users have mocked the episodes and even performed parodies. Within the same Televisa, several comedians have also made fun of the series, within sketches of different comedy programs.


In 2009 a similar program A cada quien su santo began airing on TV Azteca, during an hour a case in some region of the country is presented praising the faith of a particular saint, while in Televisa are narrative cases about miracles performed by the Virgin of Guadalupe.


  1. ^ "Univision presents 'La Rosa de Guadalupe'". Retrieved 15 March 2019.
  2. ^ "'La Rosa de Guadalupe' Mil capítulos, mil historias de lucha y esperanza". (in Spanish). Retrieved 21 August 2017.
  3. ^ "Este sábado: ¡No te pierdas La rosa de Guadalupe, relatos de impacto!". (in Spanish). Retrieved 21 August 2017.
  4. ^ "Yo escribo 'La Rosa de Guadalupe'" (in Spanish). Chilango. 5 September 2015. Retrieved 5 July 2017. Ha sido una serie muy criticada desde que empezó, sobre todo por el uso de los elementos mágicos de la rosa y el viento.
  5. ^ "Cuatro razones de por qué La Rosa de Guadalupe es un éxito en nuestro país" (in Spanish). Radio Panamericana. 23 September 2015. Retrieved 5 July 2017.

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