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Old 11-24-2011, 07:18 AM
 
Location: West Kendall
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Default Miami Telenovela Is Number One Show in Hungary

​Apparently it's not only your Kendall abuelita who likes a good Spanish-language soap featuring beautiful rich people, faked deaths, and middle-aged hunks with great hair.
We recently received a wonderfully obscure press release from Medley-based Venevision bragging that its novela Eva Luna is battling for the top spot in its time slot... in Hungary. Land of goulash.

Thoroughly intrigued, we called Venevision's director of public relations, Todd Michael Jamison. We got the feeling he hadn't had many reporters call him about that particular press release, but he obliged us as we grilled him about the show's success is Hungary. "The two main factors to its popularity there," Jamison ruminated, "is it's a universal story. It's summed up as being a rags-to-riches story. And the second is the Latin flavor. The romance."

Despite Hungarians' evident appetite for hot and heavy Latinos, Eva Luna is the only Spanish-language show to do so well there. It's filmed in Medley-- the little town on the outskirts of Hialeah-- but fictionally set in Los Angeles, and Hungarian television producers dub it into their native language.

Eva Luna, Miami Telenovela, Is Number One Show in Hungary For Some Reason - Miami News - Riptide 2.0
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Old 11-24-2011, 07:19 AM
 
Location: West Kendall
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Well... at least people think of Miami there in Hungry.
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Old 11-24-2011, 02:31 PM
 
Location: Dallas
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Well... at least people think of Miami there in Hungry.
Except they probably think they are watching a show about LA.
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Old 11-25-2011, 08:21 AM
 
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Soap operas from S. America (themed/infleunced) have always been popular over there since after the USSR. There is a real popular one from Brazil, but I never knew the name, it is was always on, I think still is.
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Old 11-25-2011, 08:30 AM
 
Location: West Kendall
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I heard that mexican novelas are popular in balkan countries.
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Old 11-25-2011, 08:38 AM
 
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Miami based shows can be interesting provided they're GOOD ideas, not some lousy remake.

Funny how CSI Miami is shot in LA and is supposed to be in Miami, and this show is shot in Miami and supposed to be in LA.
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Old 11-25-2011, 09:04 AM
 
Location: West Kendall
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Ironic
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Old 11-26-2011, 03:15 AM
 
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Al Eastern European countries are passing Novelas all the time, most of the time in Spanish with subtitles.
That's why many Rumanians, Croatians, Russians speak good Spanish.
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Old 11-26-2011, 03:40 AM
 
Location: Miami / Florida / U.S.A.
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I watched Rubi, Contra Viento y Marea, Kaina, Betty La Fea (Ugly Betty), El Clon, and many others.

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