Malhação

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Malhação
Created by Andrea Maltarolli
Emanuel Jacobina
Directed by Mário Márcio Bandarra
Opening theme Agora só falta você, Pitty
Country of origin Brazil
Original language(s) Portuguese
No. of seasons 23
No. of episodes 5.146 (14/08/15)
Production
Location(s) Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Running time 30 minutes (1995-2013)
40 minutes (2014-present)
Release
Original channel Brazil:
Globo Network
USA:
Globo International
Picture format 480i 4:3 (SDTV)
1080i 16:9 (HDTV)
Original release April 24, 1995 – present
External links
Website

Malhação (Brazilian Portuguese: [maʎa'sɐ̃w], Workout in English) is a Brazilian soap-opera for the teenage audience. The soap started in 1995, and was set in a fictional Gym Club called Malhação on Barra da Tijuca, Rio de Janeiro. Through the years the location varied slightly. Although the name of the soap remained the same, it was set in the Múltipla Escolha (English: Multiple Choice) High School for nine seasons. In the twenty-second season, the location returned to be a gym, the Gael's Martial Arts Gym, placed within the art school Ribalta.

By the end of the fourteenth season, each episode of Malhação began with a cold open technique, preceded by a retrospective of the previous episodes, continuing the narrative that follows. This technique was a brand of serial, used since the first season, but was abolished from the beginning of the fifteenth season.

Malhação reached its peak in the eleventh season, with Guilherme Berenguer, Juliana Didone and Marjorie Estiano as the leads, and the ratings decreased from this season on reach an incredible 42 million viewers. The series is being broadcast in several countries by Globo Internacional, including SIC (between 1995 and 2007, airing with the name "New Wave") in Portugal and by ABC Family in Canada.

The show inspired others soaps, like Portuguese channel TVI's Morangos com Açúcar, which is strongly based on the Malhação format, and Brazilian channel Rede Record's, Alta Estação.

Plot[edit]

The plot of Malhação tells stories of everyday life of teenagers, as his daily conflicts, including school, friends, families, and especially their relationships, which occupy the central focus of all the seasons. Every season, a different couple of protagonists occupies the core of the whole story.

Cast[edit]

Like American soap operas, cast and characters change from year to year, but actors and characters who have stayed for long in the soap are, among others, Alexandre Slaviero whose character "Kiko" has experienced changes (he has gone from student, to bad boy, to steroid addict, to model) and Sérgio Hondjakoff, whose character Cabeção, was in the story from seventh to twelfth season.

The shrewish lady Miss Vilma, portrayed by Bia Montez, and the biology teacher Afrânio, portrayed by Charles Paraventi, were the characters who remained in the series for the longest time. Both stayed in the soap from 2001 to 2007.

Protagonists of the seasons[edit]

Season Protagonists
Juliana Martins and Danton Mello
Fernanda Rodrigues and Cláudio Heinrich
Luana Piovani and Pedro Vasconcellos
Cássia Linhares and Rodrigo Faro
Juliana Baroni and André Marques
Priscila Fantin and Mário Frias
Ludmila Dayer and Fábio Azevedo
Rafaela Mandelli and Iran Malfitano
Juliana Silveira and Henri Castelli
10ª
Manuela do Monte and Sérgio Marone
11ª
Juliana Didone and Guilherme Berenguer
12ª
Fernanda Vasconcellos and Thiago Rodrigues
13ª
Luiza Valdetaro and Bernardo Melo Barreto
14ª
Thaila Ayala and Rômulo Arantes Neto
15ª
Sophie Charlotte and Rafael Almeida
16ª
Bianca Bin and Micael Borges
Bianca Bin and Humberto Carrão
17ª
Cristiana Peres and Fiuk
18ª
Daniela Carvalho and Bruno Gissoni
19ª
Thaís Melchior and Caio Paduan
Bia Arantes and Caio Paduan
20ª
Alice Wegmann and Guilherme Prates
Alice Wegmann and Guilherme Leicam
21ª
Bianca Salgueiro and Gabriel Falcão
22ª
Bruna Hamú and Arthur Aguiar
23ª
Marina Moschen and Nicolas Prattes

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