Mesa para tres

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Mesa para tres
Genre Telenovela
Written by Jorge Hiller, Claudia F. Sánchez, Rafael Rojas
Directed by Armando Barbosa, Luis Orjuela
Starring Héctor Arredondo
Diego Cadavid
Catalina Aristizábal
Country of origin Colombia
Original language(s) Spanish
No. of episodes 118
Production
Executive producer(s) Orlando Jiménez
Producer(s) Asier Aguilar, Miguel Ángel Daza
Camera setup Multicamera
Running time 45 minutes
Release
Original network Caracol TV
Picture format 480i (SDTV)
Original release March 15, 2004 (2004-03-15) – 2004 (2004)

Mesa para tres ("Table for Three") is a 2004 Colombian telenovela produced and broadcast by Caracol TV.

Plot[edit]

Luis and Alejandro Toro arrive with their mother to Bogotá, after escaping their home town, where they owned a restaurant. In Bogotá they get a job at Zavatti, a high-class restaurant. Both Luis and Alejandro meet and fall in love with Andrea Zavatti, who is the daughter of Harold Zavatti, the owner of the restaurant. George Brown, who is Andrea's boyfriend, tries to get rid from the Toro brothers, as he is only interested in Mr Zavatti's fortune. Luis is kidnapped and thought dead, Andrea and Alejandro get together and, when Luis appears again, feels betrayed by Alejandro.

Cast[edit]

Theme song[edit]

The song used as theme song was the 1981 hit Te quiero para mí, by Spanish group Trigo Limpio.

International broadcasting[edit]

The series was sold to several networks in Latin America, including Venezuela's RCTV. In 2007, ClubIT Arena bought the rights to offer a subtitled version of Mesa para tres on its website in Japan, under the title Andrea, ai to ryakudatsu no honoo (アンドレア〜愛と略奪の炎).[1] It was divided in 4 "seasons" (3 of 30 episodes each, and one of 28 episodes).

MyNetworkTV telenovelas[edit]

Mesa para tres was the basis for the 2006 MyNetworkTV telenovela Desire. Changes were made in the location and the plot to make them more palatable to Americans. The serial was known as Table for Three and Three's a Crowd before its debut. The show was filmed at Stu Segall Productions in San Diego, using 25 principal actors, 250 supporting actors and about 2,000 extras.[1] Ratings for Desire fell below expectations. The debut scored a 2.0 rating and the first week averaged an 0.8 rating and 1 share. It averaged a 0.4 rating in the adult 18-49 demographic.,[2] falling to a 0.3 in its second week. However, the show was sold to several international markets.

References[edit]

  1. ^ (Spanish) "Mesa para Tres" en Japón, Embassy of Colombia in Tokyo, 31 May 2007
  2. ^ Ben Grossman, MNT Gets Off to Modest Start, Broadcasting & Cable, 14 September 2006

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