Did you watch the Very Grand Premiere of the latest telenovela from Telemundo & writer Laura Sosa Pedroza, “Al Otro Lado del Muro?”
It was the fastest hour on television last night, and I didn’t know where to look so I wouldn’t miss anything!!
Here’s the story so far:
Marjorie de Sousa plays “Sofia” the kind and beautiful wife of Ernesto Martinez, Governor of a large state in Mexico.
They have two children, a boy and a girl, but Ernesto prefers his son because he wears bow ties. He’s not too crazy about his daughter because she is a tomboy and smart.
They have a very big house with a lot of cars in front and everyone has their own driver, which has always been my dream.
The chauffeurs are always hanging around out in front while they spy on each other and the family, while pretending to polish their side-view mirrors.
I predict that in this series, instead of the housekeepers knowing what everyone is up to in the house, it will be these chauffeurs, which is a twist I already love.
Governor Martinez is not only the World’s Worst Governor because he is a Human Trafficker who cheats on his wonderful wife with his Social Secretary who thinks she is the First Wife, but he might have a worse Cabinet than Trump:
1. Juan Estevez, (the always awesome Omar Germenos) his partner in Human Trafficking of children, and
2. The Very Tall and Corrupt Senator Irving Cummings of Texas, whose Spanish is worse than mine.
Last night, in the midst of the big birthday gala for Ernesto, where all of their evil friends were in attendance, Sofia gets wind of the fact that her husband and his pals might be involved with human trafficking when the mother of a missing girl keeps trying to get to The Governor to help find her missing daughter.
The mother does not know that all Ernesto has to do to “help” her is to release her daughter (and the hundreds of other kids he’s holding) from the ranch Sofia inherited from her father, but apparently never visits.
I’m not sure why Sofia has abandoned the ranch to begin with, because even if it’s far, she has a driver, so she could go whenever she wants.
The Mother Of The Missing Girl, and an intrepid reporter, keep trying to convince Sofia to help, but what convinces her to check things out is when she catches Gov Martinez and his scary pal Estevez talking about delivering shipments of “little bottles” of wine and tequila.
Since being a Bad Governor keeps Ernesto busy enough, Sofia is certain he is also not a liquor distributor.
To be honest, if this was set in Chicago, Sofia would know that only a busy corrupt politician that has the time, cash and connections to obtain a liquor distributorship.
Sofia sneaks out of her own house (always a bad sign when you have to sneak out of your own house), drives herself out to the her ranch, peers into the window, and sees a lot of teenagers laying around watching tv.
Now, abunch of teenagers laying around watching tv is not that unusual sight anywhere, but since no one lives at the ranch Sofia was very suspicious.
And when she recognized the Missing Girl among them, she realized her husband was involved in the Human Trafficking with his best scary pal, The Guest Who Never Leaves, Juan Estevez.
She is caught by a Very Bad Guy while spying but then saved by a Very Good Guy who is also one of The Chauffers, who she thought was a Very Bad Guy.
Devastated, she gets into a car accident on the way home, and calls her chauffeur German (Hely Ferrigny) to pick her up. I’m not sure if he can be trusted yet, because like the rest of the chauffeurs he is also always outside, pretending to polish his side-view mirror.
I’m prepared to predict today that The Chauffeurs are all going to be very important to this series, as well as very unpredictable!
Now is the time to tell you that in the first minute of the show, we see Sofia and her daughter making a fantastic escape across the Border in a car that drives up a ramp and crosses The Border that way (which I hope keeps Trump up at night) with one of the Chauffers saving her life by shooting a guy that’s about to shoot her.
The rest of the show is told in flashback from a week before that.
Sofia is an excellent stunt driver, considering she never has to drive herself anywhere.
This is a very busy week for Sofia and her caterer, and the show’s other Protagonist “Eliza,” played by Litzy. Stay tuned to this Page:
I’ll tell you all about her story in the next post!
Meanwhile, cancel your plans, set your DVR, and do whatever you need to do to follow this wonderful new telenovela!
And don’t forget to pay extra-special attention to the scenes involving legal issues because I helped!!