Vecinos

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Vecinos
Vecinos ( TV series) logo.jpg
GenreSitcom
Created byEugenio Derbez
Based onAquí no hay quien viva[1]
Starring
Country of originMexico
Original language(s)Spanish
No. of seasons4
No. of episodes119 (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s)
Running time
  • 22 min. (Season 1-2,4)
  • 44 min. (Season 3)
Production company(s)Televisa
DistributorTelevisa International
Release
Original networkLas Estrellas
Picture format
Audio formatStereophonic sound
Original releaseJuly 10, 2005 (2005-07-10) –
present (present)[2]
External links
Website

Vecinos (English: Neighbors) is a Mexican television series created by Eugenio Derbez, based on Spanish television series Aquí no hay quien viva.[1] It premiered on July 10, 2005.[2][3] The series portrays the life of everyday people in Mexican barrios, where anything can be found — the jealous housewife, the spinster, the strange family, etc. Each episode features the interactions between these peculiar neighbors, where they deal with problems both real and imagined, such as ghosts, treasures, ripoffs, fights, etc.

The series has been renewed for a fifth season, that will premiere on 24 March 2019.[4][5] In January 2019 executive producer Elias Solorio announced on his Twitter account that filming of the sixth season had begun.[6][7]

Episodes[edit]

SeasonEpisodesOriginally aired
First airedLast aired
169July 10, 2005 (2005-07-10)February 11, 2007 (2007-02-11)
224March 21, 2007 (2007-03-21)September 12, 2007 (2007-09-12)
313January 20, 2008 (2008-01-20)May 11, 2008 (2008-05-11)
413August 28, 2017 (2017-08-28)November 13, 2017 (2017-11-13)
5TBAMarch 24, 2019 (2019-03-24)TBA

Cast and characters[edit]

Actor Character Season
1 2 3 4 5
Frankie Rivers César Bono Main
Germán Martínez Eduardo España Main
Magdalena Pérez López Macaria Main
Don Roque Balboa Polo Ortín Main
Silvia Olvera Mayrin Villanueva Main
Lorena Ruiz de Rivers Ana Bertha Espín Main
Arturo López Moisés Suárez Main
Luis San Román Darío Ripoll Main
Pedro Medina Pablo Valentín Main
Alejandra López Pérez Danny Perea Main
Marco López Pérez Vadhir Derbez Main
Claudia Tania Vázquez Main Recurring
Benito Rivers Ruiz Octavio Ocaña Main Guest Main
Vanesa Balboa Roxana Castellanos Main Recurring
Jorjais Manuel "Flaco" Ibáñez Recurring Main
Yesenia Treviño Pérez "La Yeyis" Ahrid Hannaley Main
Piloto Luis Gerardo Mendez Main
Patricia "Pato" Alcantara Carla Zuckerman Main
Rocko Markin López Main
Morrison Saíd Casab Main
The cast of Vecinos from season one

Main[edit]

  • César Bono as Francisco Ríos "Frankie Rivers", a failed actor who lives in the past, reliving every moment of that distant time when he appeared in the film "La Toalla del Mojado". Attempting to return to the world of acting, he often writes movie scripts—but always winds up plagiarizing an existing one.
  • Eduardo España as Germán Martínez, the building's doorman. He is lazy, but he tries to pretend the opposite in front of the neighbors. He almost always wears a backwards baseball cap, sagging jeans, and a too-small, too-tight, belly-exposing T-shirt.
  • Macaria as Magdalena Pérez Lopez, Arturo's wife, a presumptuous woman obsessed with what others may think of her; she will seem to have what she hasn't and be what she isn't. She hates living in the building and categorizes everyone as "nacos." She thinks she deserves to live elsewhere more appropriate to her class, although she did not even finish middle school.
  • Polo Ortín as Don Roque Balboa, an elderly retired soldier. His neurotic character makes him intolerant and he lives in eternal disagreement with his neighbors. He has a teddy bear named Rambo. Due to Ortín's death in 2016, Don Roque doesn't appear in season 4, though the first episode paid tribute and was dedicated to him.
  • Mayrín Villanueva as Silvia Olvera, a desperate woman dealing with internal conflicts of not yet having found her soulmate. She teaches ethics in high school and is going through a mid-thirties crisis.
  • Ana Bertha Espín as Lorena Ríos, Frankie's wife, a vicious gossiper from a wealthy family.
  • Moisés Suárez as Arturo López, a mature man who tries to get ahead and earn the respect of his family and their neighbors, but it is no secret that his wife dominates him. He often tries to use slang to relate to his children but, in doing so, only sounds and looks foolish.
  • Darío Ripoll as Luis San Román, a neurotic and apprehensive person; everything goes wrong for him. He's looking for a woman, but whenever he likes one, she ends up preferring his friend Pedro.
  • Pablo Valentín as Pedro Medina, the careless and irresponsible but good-natured type of guy but who takes life lightly. Like Luis, he sells all kinds of goods in a trading company. Despite not being very smart, his charm and luck always make him succeed. He takes advantage of situations but isn't ill-intentioned. Often wins business and sales to Luis. He likes soccer and can spend the day lying on his couch watching TV and eating junk food.
  • Danny Perea as Alejandra López, Arturo and Magdalena's daughter: rebellious, lazy, and messy. She backtalks every time her parents lecture her, which causes Magadalena to berate Arturo. She finds her brother a decerebrated "Fresa" and lives in constant friction with him. She loves hard rock and grunge.
  • Vadhir Derbez as Marco López, Arturo and Magdalena's son, Alejandra's younger brother. At 17 he's barely scraping by in his junior year of High School after having had to repeat several school terms because of his laziness. In trying to give him everything, his mother has made him a parasite. He's ashamed of both parents and their social status.
  • Tania Vázquez as Claudia
  • Octavio Ocaña as Benito Ríos, Lorena and Frankie's son, an innocent, focused, studious boy who wants to be a doctor. He also enjoys fighting games and frequently meets with Germán and Pedro to hang out. He feels embarrassed every time his mother forces him to wear costumes for his several (involuntary) auditions—which always fail.
  • Roxana Castellanos as Vanessa Balboa, a veterinarian and a hardcore pet lover. She lives with her grandfather, Don Roque Balboa.
  • Manuel "Flaco" Ibáñez as Jorjais, a homeless, but nonetheless clever, man. Jorjais uses pathos to manipulate others into giving him food, money, jobs, etc. His skill, or rather, willingness, to work often overshadows Germán, leading to conflict between the characters.
  • Ahrid Hannaley as Yesenia "La Yeyis" Treviño, the daughter of one of Magdalena's old classmates. Yeyis is a naive but sweet girl who grew in a wealthy household and holds no prejudices. She's invited to live with the Lopez when Marco leaves to study abroad and her parents decide to take an extended vacation. While Alejandra considers her a moron and a nuisance, Yeyis believes them to be best friends. She befriends and eventually starts a relationship with Alejandra's friend and bandmate Piloto, much to Alejandra's annoyance.
  • Luis Gerardo Mendez as Piloto, Alejandra's friend and bandmate, vocalist for her rock band. Piloto is a dimwitted boy who dresses in punk fashion but is anything but. He befriends Yeyis in a plot to squeeze money out of her but eventually falls for her, going as far as being willing to give up his friendship with Alejandra to remain with Yeyis.
  • Carla Zuckerman as Patricia "Pato" Alcantara, is a mischievous little girl who replaces Benito when he finds a way to run away from home by exploiting a student exchange program. Unlike Benito, Pato isn't forced to go on auditions and instead spends most of her spare time playing pranks on her neighbors, her favorite target being Germán, whom she often frames as culprit of her worst misdeeds.
  • Markin López as Rocko
  • Said Casab as Morrison

Recurring and guests[edit]

  • María Prado as Doña Cata "Catita" Balboa, a heavily religious nurse hired by Don Roque's son to take care of him after Vanessa moves out. At first she's somewhat antagonistic towards Don Roque because she's always trying to take away his sweets and talk him out of doing foolish things, but they eventually develop a romantic relationship over their surprisingly similar tastes and hobbies and get married.
  • Ian Rubio de la Cerda as Luis "Luisito" San Roman II, a toddler that Luis and Pedro raise together after his mother, Luis' ex-girlfriend, abandons him with them, claiming he's Luis' son. It's eventually discovered that Luisito is in reality the son of his mother's ex-boyfriend Ro and he's taken away from his adoptive father.
  • María Rubio as Doña Socorro "Doña Soco", is the owner of the building. Doña Soco is a ruthless businesswoman with no qualms about tossing the neighbors out if it benefits her.
  • Pedro Romo as Don Serafio, the local handyman who charges reasonable prices and always does a good job. Don Serafio is often frustrated by the neighbors' willingness to listen to Germán when he claims he could do the same job quicker and for a lower price, and almost always ends up coming back to fix everything when Germán fails miserably.
  • Claudia Bollat as Gudelia, Germán's on-and-off girlfriend who works as a maid in a neighboring building.
  • Benjamín Rivero as Neto, the handsome and muscular owner of the convenience store next door to the building. Neto often flirts with Silvia, who flirts right back.

Production[edit]

When Eugenio Derbez traveled to Spain in 2005, he saw a TV series named Aquí no hay quien viva, which features the same kinds of problems that people have in the barrios. He thought a Mexican remake would be a good idea, so he created Vecinos.[1] In March 2017 it was announced that the series would return for a fourth season.[8] The fourth season premiered on August 28, 2017.[9][10]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Premios TVyNovelas[edit]

Year Award Result
2006 Best Comedy Program Nominated
2007 Nominated
2008 Nominated
2018 Won[11]
2019 Nominated[12]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Se ultima la nueva versión de 'Aquí no hay quien viva'". formula.com (in Spanish). Archived from the original on 9 March 2019. Retrieved 9 March 2019.
  2. ^ a b "Inicia "Vecinos", programa producido por Eugenio Derbez, el 10 de julio". azteca21.com (in Spanish). Retrieved 28 September 2017.
  3. ^ Guzmán, Alejandro. "Eugenio Derbez regresa con sus 'Vecinos'". esmas.com (in Spanish). Archived from the original on 28 June 2010. Retrieved 9 March 2019.
  4. ^ "Preparan nueva temporada de Vecinos". univision.com (in Spanish). Retrieved 1 February 2019.
  5. ^ "'Vecinos' estrena nueva temporada". televisa.com (in Spanish). Retrieved 9 March 2019.
  6. ^ @eliassolorio (1 February 2019). "Iniciando grabaciones #Vecinos6aT @Vecinosoficial #FelizLunes #BuenLunes #FrasesParaIniciarLaSemana #BuenaVibra" (Tweet) (in Spanish) – via Twitter.
  7. ^ ""Vecinos" Inicia grabaciones de sexta temporada". televisa.com (in Spanish). Retrieved 9 March 2019.
  8. ^ "'Vecinos' inicia grabaciones de su cuarta temporada con el elenco original". univision.com (in Spanish). Retrieved 9 March 2019.
  9. ^ "Serie "Vecinos" estrena nueva temporada involucrando las redes sociales". yucatan.com.mx (in Spanish). Retrieved 21 August 2017.
  10. ^ "Noche de Buenas, nueva barra de comedia de las estrellas". televisa.com (in Spanish). Retrieved 9 March 2019.
  11. ^ "Conoce A Los Nominados A Los Premios TVyNovelas 2018". tvynovelas.com (in Spanish). TVyNovelas. Retrieved 17 January 2018.
  12. ^ Carmona, Liliana. "Premios TVyNovelas 2019: Lista completa de ganadores". lasestrellas.tv (in Spanish). Retrieved 11 March 2019.

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