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You Are the One (Argentine TV series)

You Are the One (Spanish: Sos mi vida, lit.: "You Are My Life") is a 2006 Argentine romantic comedy television series, directed by Rodolfo Antúnez and Jorge Bechara and broadcast by El Trece between 16 January 2006, and 9 January 2007. It is the second telenovela starring Facundo Arana and Natalia Oreiro as lead actors. The production included many location shootings, even during the 2006 FIFA World Cup in Germany, and many guest stars.

You Are the One
The main characters, Natalia Oreiro and Facundo Arana
Genre
Created byAdrián Suar
Written by
  • Ernesto Korovsky
  • Sebastián Parrotta
Directed by
  • Rodolfo Antúnez
  • Jorge Bechara
Starring
Theme music composerNatalia Oreiro, original song by Gilda
Opening theme"Corazon Valiente"
Ending theme"Corazon Valiente"
ComposerNatalia Oreiro
Country of originArgentina
Original languageSpanish
No. of episodes230
Production
Executive producerAdrián González
Producers
  • Mariana Petraglia
  • Julieta Martinelli
Production locationsBuenos Aires, Argentina
Cinematography
  • Pablo Storino
  • Jorge Fernández
Editors
  • Alejandro Alem
  • Alejandro Parysow
Running time60 minutes
Release
Original networkEl Trece
Original release16 January 2006 (2006-01-16)
9 January 2007 (2007-01-09)
External links
Website

The plot follows the love story of Martín Quesada, an affluent businessman, and Esperanza Muñoz, a struggling female boxer who becomes his personal assistant. During its broadcast its overall rating averaged 26.9 points. It was critically acclaimed, and won four Martín Fierro Awards and three Clarín Awards. It was sold to more than 40 countries and had remakes in Mexico, Poland and Portugal.

Contents

The telenovela was produced by Pol-ka based on a premise by Adrián Suar, which he formulated nearly six months before the show's premiere, after discussion with his partner Javier Blanco y Tevah. The premise involves a rich businessman and former Formula 1 racing driver who falls in love with a poor woman looking for work in his emporium. Suar requested scripts from Ernesto Korovsky and Sebastian Parrotta, the authors of Gasoleros and El sodero de mi vida, and Hombres de honor and Padre Coraje respectively. The program was directed by Daniel De Felippo and Rodolfo Antúnez and produced by César Markus González. Most of the filming was done in the Pol-ka studio at the Colegiales neighborhood, using outdoor scenes unconventional for the genre.

The telenovela features Facundo Arana and Natalia Oreiro, who both appeared in the successful telenovela Muñeca Brava, as lead actors. The relationship between the two was more than professional; Facundo Arana had spontaneously been offered a guest appearance on the Russian series A ritmo de tango starring Oreiro. Both actors agreed to appear in You Are the One on the condition that they worked together. As a result, the program design was decided only after both were confirmed in the leading roles. Oreiro delayed filming proposals in Israel, Spain, and Uruguay, and the recording of her fourth music album to join the project. As in Muñeca Brava, the narrative of You Are the One revolves around a wealthy suitor and a poor woman, but unlike the former program it does not concentrate all the characters on a single narrative context. You Are the One organizes two contexts for both the rich and the poor, each one with its own characteristic locations and supporting characters.

Houses of La Boca neighbourhood, with their characteristic style. The tenement of the series was modeled after it.

Natalia Oreiro plays Esperanza Muñoz, a female boxer nicknamed "La Monita". Oreiro was inspired by the singer Gilda to outline the character's personality. The main location is a tenement in the neighborhood of La Boca where Esperanza lives with other characters. Her adoptive mother Nieves lives with Enrique "Quique" Ferreti, her natural son and Esperanza's childhood boyfriend. The writers drafted Quique's general outlines; Belloso defined most of his personality, including the relationship with Esperanza—which is halfway between engagement and brotherhood—and his Oedipus complex with his mother. Esperanza trains as a boxer in a neighbourhood gymnasium with Quique, who has a wrestling gimmick as "Commander Ray". Other main characters in the series are actress Nilda Yadhur, known as "The Turk", and Paraguayan janitor Kimberly.

The character of Martín Quesada establishes a context of wealthy characters. Quesada is a businessman and Formula 1 driver, but is not presented as selfish or greedy as is the archetype of entrepreneurs in soap operas. The two locations associated with him are the Quesada Group office, presided over by him, and his home. The office has the characters of Quesada's chief adviser Alfredo Uribe, the secretary Mercedes, and his cousin Miguel Quesada, who serves as vice-president, and the lawyer Felix Perez Garmendia. His girlfriend Constanza Insua and his cousin Debbie are also included. Martín lives with his housekeeper Rosa, Rosa's grandson Tony, and three adopted orphan siblings, José, Laura, and Coqui. Another recurring site is the apartment of Miguel and Debbie, which would be also used as the house of Constanza or Garmendia if needed.

Supporting characters of the telenovela. From left to right: Alfredo Uribe (Alejandro Awada), Mercedes (Claudia Fontán), Enrique "Quique" Ferreti (Carlos Belloso), Constanza Inzúa (Carla Peterson) and Miguel Quesada (Marcelo Mazzarello)

The story begins during a boxing match of Esperanza Muñoz—nicknamed "Monita"—who has sustained a hand injury. Her manager, Enrique "Quique" Ferreti, is pressuring her to continue fighting, despite her pain. This injury complicates her economic situation, as her boxing provides the only income for her adoptive family, namely Quique and his mother, Maria de las Nieves. Nieves loves Esperanza like her own daughter, and pressures her to marry Quique. Her neighbor Kimberly suggests that Esperanza apply for a job in the Quesada Group, where she works as a janitress. The secretary Mercedes rejects Esperanza due to her violent manners and her dressing style. Martín Quesada, the president of the company, sees Esperanza crying in the street and hires her as his personal assistant.

Martín also meets three orphan siblings, José, Laura, and Coqui, who resisted being adopted by different families. He takes them to his home, and starts the legal proceedings to adopt them. Martín begins to like Esperanza, but his girlfriend Constanza, a cold, manipulative, and malicious woman, is wary of her. Esperanza does not tell Martín about her relations with Quique, instead pretending to be his sister. She also does not tell Martín that she is a boxer. Quique and Constanza begin their own relationship, unknown by most other characters. Martín breaks off his relationship with Esperanza when he sees her goodbye kiss with Quique, as he realizes that she was lying to him.

After the breakup with Esperanza, Martín resumes his romance with Constanza and eventually proposes marriage to her, in order to improve his chances of winning custody of the three siblings. The judge, who thought that Esperanza was a bad influence on the children, gives the adoption to Constanza instead of Martín, forcing him to marry her. Their marriage proves difficult; Constanza is demanding and possessive, and despises the adopted siblings, who hate her as well. Martín finally breaks with Constanza when she pretends to be blind to keep him with her. The children's custody battle delays the divorce, as Martín wants to keep them.

Due to the efforts of Martín's cousin Miguel, the unscrupulous lawyer "Falucho", and Constanza, Martin gradually loses his fortune, his business, and his house. He moves to the Conventillo and works as a taxi driver. Eventually, he recovers everything. A new character, Bárbara, temporarily joins the love triangle of Martín, Esperanza, and Constanza. Constanza gets pregnant by Quique and tries to pass off her son as Martín's, but fails. Martín finally marries Esperanza and has a family with her and the adopted children. Constanza moves in with Quique.

The Veltins-Arena stadium. An episode featured location shooting during the Argentina-Serbia and Montenegro match of the 2006 FIFA World Cup.

The program was directed by Daniel De Felippo and Rodolfo Antúnez, and produced by César Markus González. Most of the filming occurred at the headquarters of Pol-ka in the Colegiales neighborhood. The telenovela took several risks in the creative and production fields, which were mostly successful. The choice of Martín Quesada's background as a Formula 1 driver required an area with a large infrastructure to represent realistic races. For realism, plot scenes set outside Buenos Aires were actually filmed outside the city. There was significant press coverage during the location shooting in Germany, which took place during the 2006 FIFA World Cup. Facundo Arana and Natalia Oreiro played their characters in the Veltins-Arena stadium during the Argentina-Serbia and Montenegro match. The result of the match—a 6–0 Argentine victory—benefited the filming, and the episode received 31.5 rating points. Location shooting also occurred in the tourist ski resort Las Leñas in the Andes. A simulated aircraft crash that left the characters in a jungle was filmed at the Pereyra Iraola park and an Argentine Air Force park in Morón.

To make her performances as a female boxer look realistic, Oreiro trained regularly with the renowned boxer Marcela Acuña and her coach Ramón Chaparro. They taught Oreiro how to stand and move in the ring and how to make various types of strokes, and she underwent cardiovascular and weight training. Acuña commented that Oreiro mastered the basic techniques more quickly than most beginner boxers. For this training, Oreiro temporarily gave up her vegetarian diet. Another plot required the characters to fly a Piper Tomahawk airplane and make an emergency landing. This was risky filming, and Arana and Oreiro did not use stunt doubles for it. The scene, which was the first of its kind in a daily Argentine telenovela, required four professional pilots, five special effects experts, and two additional aircraft used for filming the main aircraft from the outside. Arana was advised by the pilot Alberto Di Giorgio.

The program's opening theme is Gilda's "Corazón Valiente" (Spanish: Braveheart), sung by Oreiro. It was produced by Toti Gimenez, widower and producer of the late Gilda. Oreiro is a fan of Gilda and chose this song as a homage to mark the 10th anniversary of her death. She considered including it in her next music CD, but did not record anything afterwards.

Guest actors

The boxer Marcela Acuña trained Natalia Oreiro and appeared as a guest star in the show.

The program featured several guest stars, who appeared in secondary or support roles in several episodes. Some guest stars—such as the singers Chayanne, Ricky Martin and Julieta Venegas—played themselves within the fiction of the program. Venegas' song "Tu Nombre" is used as a background song in romantic settings. Marcela Acuña appeared twice, playing herself in a match against Oreiro's character. The appearance of actress Leticia Brédice was nominated for the "best cameo in fiction" category at the Martín Fierro Awards; the prize was given to Nora Cárpena. Actress Reina Reech delayed other projects to take part in the program.

Narration

The program expanded the usual conventions of the genre by using several types of metafiction, referencing the actors themselves or the nature of the program. An example within the plot is Sos mi muqui, a program within the program whose characters were based on the show's main characters. The actors' former characters are occasionally referenced in plots that place them in similar contexts than those of older fictions. Martín infiltrated a convent using a habit similar to the one Arana's character in Padre Coraje wore, and Esperanza wore clothes similar to those Oreiro's character in Muñeca Brava wore when they had to get into a slum.

Many actors played minor characters as well as their main roles. Pablo Cedrón played a Paraguayan brother of his character Falucho; both characters were involved in a love triangle with Kimberly. Carlos Belloso was cast as Quique's lost sister, dressed as a woman. Natalia Oreiro, who speaks Russian fluently, took the role of a Russian princess. Facundo Arana played a criminal, a role unlike Martín. Those scenes did not use special effects; each character was filmed separately without the two characters sharing the screen. The hero of the telenovela marries the villain, contrary to the genre's usual convention in which such a wedding is interrupted or canceled at the last moment.

Actor Character Description
Natalia Oreiro Esperanza Muñoz/"la monita" A poor female boxer
Facundo Arana Martín Quesada Formula One driver and businessman, president of the "Quesada Group"
Carla Peterson Constanza Inzúa/"la momia" Socialite girlfriend of Martín Quesada
Carlos Belloso Enrique "Quique" Ferreti Boyfriend and adoptive brother of Esperanza
Fabiana García Lago Kimberly Paraguayan janitor
Mónica Ayos Nilda Yadhur/"la turca" Unemployed actress
Dalma Milebo María de las Nieves Mother of Quique, adoptive mother of Esperanza
Griselda Siciliani Débora "Debbie" Quesada Simple-minded cousin of Martín
Marcelo Mazzarello Miguel Quesada Evil cousin of Martín
Pablo Cedrón Félix Pérez Garmendia/"Falucho" Evil lawyer
Alejandro Awada Alfredo Uribe Assistant of Martín
Claudia Fontán Mercedes Secretary of the Quesada Group
Elías Viñoles Jose Adoptive son of Martín
Thelma Fardin Laura Adoptive daughter of Martín
Ornella Fazio Coqui Adoptive daughter of Martín
Adela Gleijer Rosa Housekeeper of Martín
Nicolás D'Agostino Tony Grandson of Rosa
Mike Amigorena Rolando Martínez Rival driver of Martín

Ratings

The program was first broadcast in January, a month of low television activity in Argentina because of the summer vacations. Nevertheless, it was highly successful. The competitor channel Telefe aired the teen comedy Alma Pirata, which was rescheduled because of its low ratings, and replaced it with the second season of Casados con Hijos. Both programs had similar ratings until the end of Casados con Hijos in August. With an average rating of 26.8 points, Sos mi vida ended as the most watched Argentine television fiction so far; it was displaced by the 2009, telenovela Valientes, which received 27.3 rating points.

Awards

Natalia Oreiro received the Martín Fierro Award for her work.

The program was awarded the best TV comedy at the 2006 ceremony of the Martín Fierro Awards, prevailing over Casados con hijos and ¿Quién es el Jefe?. Facundo Arana received the award for best lead actor in comedy, prevailing over Guillermo Francella, Humberto Tortonese, and Nicolás Vázquez. Natalia Oreiro won the award for the best lead actress in comedy, prevailing over Florencia Peña, Nancy Duplaá, Carmen Barbieri, and Andrea Bonelli. Alejandro Awada, Marcelo Mazzarello, and Carlos Belloso received nominations for supporting comedy actor awards, which was won by Belloso. Similarly, three of five nominations for supporting comedy actress went to Carla Peterson, Mónica Ayos and Claudia Fontán, but the award went to Érika Rivas of Casados con hijos. The program was unsuccessfully nominated for best theme song and best guest appearance for Leticia Brédice.

Facundo Arana and Natalia Oreiro were nominated again at the 2007 Martín Fierro Awards. These nominations proved controversial because the program only lasted for a week in 2007, and had no second season, and both actors took a recess from work after it. Neither of them received an award for those nominations. Oreiro won the newly created award for the best dressed actress of the night, which is not part of the official awards.

At the Clarín Awards ceremony in late 2006, the program was awarded for the best comedy, prevailing over Casados con hijos and Alma Pirata. Elías Viñoles won the award for best actor, Ornella Fazio was nominated for best female actor; the award was given to María Abadi of Montecristo. Unlike the Martín Fierro, the Clarín awards do not distinguish between lead and supporting actors. Belloso was awarded as best comedy actor; Oreiro was nominated and the award was given to Érika Rivas.

Critical reception

The Clarín newspaper attributes the success of the program to the actors' performances, the subplots, production initiatives, and the original treatment of stories. The work of the supporting cast was also praised, including Carla Peterson, Fabiana Garcia Lago, and Marcelo Mazzarello. The newspaper La Nación praised the show's mix of sitcom humor and telenovela drama, and equated the dramatic episodes to the works of renowned telenovela authors Abel Santa Cruz, Alberto Migré, and Delia Fiallo.

The program was criticized for the length of time—nearly three months—before the lead couple's first kiss. Clarín also criticized a badly-performed striptease act by Facundo Arana. As Carlos Belloso could not go with Arana and Oreiro to the filming at the World Cup, he was filmed in the Plaza San Martín, pretending that he was in Germany as well.

The program's scheduled broadcast time was 21:00, but the channel often delayed its broadcast by up to 40 minutes. This led to conflicts with other channels and COMFER, the institution that regulates Argentine television. The last episode lasted for half an hour and was followed by the premiere of the new telenovela Son de Fierro; La Nación said that the final episode should have lasted a full hour.

The program was initially aired in Argentina in 2006 on El Trece at prime time. Following the success of the initial run, El Trece and Volver reran the show. It is sold internationally by the Dori Media Group under the English name "You Are The One" to more than 40 countries.

The concept of the program was sold as well, and some countries remade the telenovela with local actors. The Mexican version, Un gancho al corazón, starred Danna García, Sebastián Rulli, Laisha Wilkins, and Raul Araiza. The characters were renamed, but García's character retained the sobriquet "La Monita". The Polish version, Prosto w serce, starred Anna Mucha, Filip Bobek, and Małgorzata Socha. The Portuguese version, Deixa-me amar, starred Paulo Pires and Paula Lobo Antunes.

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You Are the One (Argentine TV series)
You Are the One Argentine TV series Article Talk Language Watch Edit 160 160 Redirected from Sos mi vida You Are the One Spanish Sos mi vida lit You Are My Life is a 2006 Argentine romantic comedy television series directed by Rodolfo Antunez and Jorge Bechara and broadcast by El Trece between 16 January 2006 and 9 January 2007 It is the second telenovela starring Facundo Arana and Natalia Oreiro as lead actors The production included many location shootings even during the 2006 FIFA World Cup in Germany and many guest stars You Are the OneThe main characters Natalia Oreiro and Facundo AranaGenreDrama Humor Romance ComedyCreated byAdrian SuarWritten byErnesto Korovsky Sebastian ParrottaDirected byRodolfo Antunez Jorge BecharaStarringNatalia Oreiro Facundo Arana Carla Peterson Carlos Belloso Monica AyosTheme music composerNatalia Oreiro original song by GildaOpening theme Corazon Valiente Ending theme Corazon Valiente ComposerNatalia OreiroCountry of originArgentinaOriginal languageSpanishNo of episodes230ProductionExecutive producerAdrian GonzalezProducersMariana Petraglia Julieta MartinelliProduction locationsBuenos Aires ArgentinaCinematographyPablo Storino Jorge FernandezEditorsAlejandro Alem Alejandro ParysowRunning time60 minutesReleaseOriginal networkEl TreceOriginal release16 January 2006 2006 01 16 9 January 2007 2007 01 09 External linksWebsite The plot follows the love story of Martin Quesada an affluent businessman and Esperanza Munoz a struggling female boxer who becomes his personal assistant During its broadcast its overall rating averaged 26 9 points 1 It was critically acclaimed and won four Martin Fierro Awards and three Clarin Awards It was sold to more than 40 countries and had remakes in Mexico Poland and Portugal Contents 1 Premise 2 Plot 3 Production 3 1 Guest actors 3 2 Narration 4 Cast 5 Reception 5 1 Ratings 5 2 Awards 5 3 Critical reception 6 Airings and remakes 7 References 8 External linksPremise EditThe telenovela was produced by Pol ka based on a premise by Adrian Suar which he formulated nearly six months before the show s premiere after discussion with his partner Javier Blanco y Tevah 2 The premise involves a rich businessman and former Formula 1 racing driver who falls in love with a poor woman looking for work in his emporium Suar requested scripts from Ernesto Korovsky and Sebastian Parrotta the authors of Gasoleros and El sodero de mi vida and Hombres de honor and Padre Coraje respectively The program was directed by Daniel De Felippo and Rodolfo Antunez and produced by Cesar Markus Gonzalez Most of the filming was done in the Pol ka studio at the Colegiales neighborhood using outdoor scenes unconventional for the genre 1 The telenovela features Facundo Arana and Natalia Oreiro who both appeared in the successful telenovela Muneca Brava as lead actors The relationship between the two was more than professional Facundo Arana had spontaneously been offered a guest appearance on the Russian series A ritmo de tango starring Oreiro 3 Both actors agreed to appear in You Are the One on the condition that they worked together As a result the program design was decided only after both were confirmed in the leading roles 3 Oreiro delayed filming proposals in Israel Spain and Uruguay and the recording of her fourth music album to join the project 4 As in Muneca Brava the narrative of You Are the One revolves around a wealthy suitor and a poor woman but unlike the former program it does not concentrate all the characters on a single narrative context You Are the One organizes two contexts for both the rich and the poor each one with its own characteristic locations and supporting characters 5 Houses of La Boca neighbourhood with their characteristic style The tenement of the series was modeled after it Natalia Oreiro plays Esperanza Munoz a female boxer nicknamed La Monita Oreiro was inspired by the singer Gilda to outline the character s personality 6 The main location is a tenement in the neighborhood of La Boca where Esperanza lives with other characters Her adoptive mother Nieves lives with Enrique Quique Ferreti her natural son and Esperanza s childhood boyfriend The writers drafted Quique s general outlines Belloso defined most of his personality including the relationship with Esperanza which is halfway between engagement and brotherhood and his Oedipus complex with his mother 7 Esperanza trains as a boxer in a neighbourhood gymnasium with Quique who has a wrestling gimmick as Commander Ray Other main characters in the series are actress Nilda Yadhur known as The Turk and Paraguayan janitor Kimberly 5 The character of Martin Quesada establishes a context of wealthy characters Quesada is a businessman and Formula 1 driver but is not presented as selfish or greedy as is the archetype of entrepreneurs in soap operas The two locations associated with him are the Quesada Group office presided over by him and his home The office has the characters of Quesada s chief adviser Alfredo Uribe the secretary Mercedes and his cousin Miguel Quesada who serves as vice president and the lawyer Felix Perez Garmendia His girlfriend Constanza Insua and his cousin Debbie are also included Martin lives with his housekeeper Rosa Rosa s grandson Tony and three adopted orphan siblings Jose Laura and Coqui Another recurring site is the apartment of Miguel and Debbie which would be also used as the house of Constanza or Garmendia if needed 5 Plot Edit Supporting characters of the telenovela From left to right Alfredo Uribe Alejandro Awada Mercedes Claudia Fontan Enrique Quique Ferreti Carlos Belloso Constanza Inzua Carla Peterson and Miguel Quesada Marcelo Mazzarello The story begins during a boxing match of Esperanza Munoz nicknamed Monita who has sustained a hand injury Her manager Enrique Quique Ferreti is pressuring her to continue fighting despite her pain This injury complicates her economic situation as her boxing provides the only income for her adoptive family namely Quique and his mother Maria de las Nieves Nieves loves Esperanza like her own daughter and pressures her to marry Quique Her neighbor Kimberly suggests that Esperanza apply for a job in the Quesada Group where she works as a janitress The secretary Mercedes rejects Esperanza due to her violent manners and her dressing style Martin Quesada the president of the company sees Esperanza crying in the street and hires her as his personal assistant Martin also meets three orphan siblings Jose Laura and Coqui who resisted being adopted by different families He takes them to his home and starts the legal proceedings to adopt them Martin begins to like Esperanza but his girlfriend Constanza a cold manipulative and malicious woman is wary of her Esperanza does not tell Martin about her relations with Quique instead pretending to be his sister She also does not tell Martin that she is a boxer Quique and Constanza begin their own relationship unknown by most other characters Martin breaks off his relationship with Esperanza when he sees her goodbye kiss with Quique as he realizes that she was lying to him After the breakup with Esperanza Martin resumes his romance with Constanza and eventually proposes marriage to her in order to improve his chances of winning custody of the three siblings The judge who thought that Esperanza was a bad influence on the children gives the adoption to Constanza instead of Martin forcing him to marry her Their marriage proves difficult Constanza is demanding and possessive and despises the adopted siblings who hate her as well Martin finally breaks with Constanza when she pretends to be blind to keep him with her The children s custody battle delays the divorce as Martin wants to keep them Due to the efforts of Martin s cousin Miguel the unscrupulous lawyer Falucho and Constanza Martin gradually loses his fortune his business and his house He moves to the Conventillo and works as a taxi driver Eventually he recovers everything A new character Barbara temporarily joins the love triangle of Martin Esperanza and Constanza Constanza gets pregnant by Quique and tries to pass off her son as Martin s but fails Martin finally marries Esperanza and has a family with her and the adopted children Constanza moves in with Quique Production Edit The Veltins Arena stadium An episode featured location shooting during the Argentina Serbia and Montenegro match of the 2006 FIFA World Cup The program was directed by Daniel De Felippo and Rodolfo Antunez and produced by Cesar Markus Gonzalez Most of the filming occurred at the headquarters of Pol ka in the Colegiales neighborhood The telenovela took several risks in the creative and production fields which were mostly successful 1 The choice of Martin Quesada s background as a Formula 1 driver required an area with a large infrastructure to represent realistic races For realism plot scenes set outside Buenos Aires were actually filmed outside the city There was significant press coverage during the location shooting in Germany which took place during the 2006 FIFA World Cup Facundo Arana and Natalia Oreiro played their characters in the Veltins Arena stadium during the Argentina Serbia and Montenegro match The result of the match a 6 0 Argentine victory benefited the filming and the episode received 31 5 rating points 8 Location shooting also occurred in the tourist ski resort Las Lenas in the Andes A simulated aircraft crash that left the characters in a jungle was filmed at the Pereyra Iraola park and an Argentine Air Force park in Moron 9 To make her performances as a female boxer look realistic Oreiro trained regularly with the renowned boxer Marcela Acuna and her coach Ramon Chaparro 4 They taught Oreiro how to stand and move in the ring and how to make various types of strokes and she underwent cardiovascular and weight training Acuna commented that Oreiro mastered the basic techniques more quickly than most beginner boxers 10 For this training Oreiro temporarily gave up her vegetarian diet 11 Another plot required the characters to fly a Piper Tomahawk airplane and make an emergency landing This was risky filming and Arana and Oreiro did not use stunt doubles for it 12 The scene which was the first of its kind in a daily Argentine telenovela required four professional pilots five special effects experts and two additional aircraft used for filming the main aircraft from the outside 13 Arana was advised by the pilot Alberto Di Giorgio 4 The program s opening theme is Gilda s Corazon Valiente Spanish Braveheart sung by Oreiro It was produced by Toti Gimenez widower and producer of the late Gilda Oreiro is a fan of Gilda and chose this song as a homage to mark the 10th anniversary of her death 4 14 She considered including it in her next music CD but did not record anything afterwards 6 Guest actors Edit The boxer Marcela Acuna trained Natalia Oreiro and appeared as a guest star in the show The program featured several guest stars who appeared in secondary or support roles in several episodes Some guest stars such as the singers Chayanne Ricky Martin and Julieta Venegas played themselves within the fiction of the program Venegas song Tu Nombre is used as a background song in romantic settings Marcela Acuna appeared twice playing herself in a match against Oreiro s character 15 The appearance of actress Leticia Bredice was nominated for the best cameo in fiction category at the Martin Fierro Awards the prize was given to Nora Carpena 16 Actress Reina Reech delayed other projects to take part in the program 17 Narration Edit The program expanded the usual conventions of the genre by using several types of metafiction referencing the actors themselves or the nature of the program 1 An example within the plot is Sos mi muqui a program within the program whose characters were based on the show s main characters The actors former characters are occasionally referenced in plots that place them in similar contexts than those of older fictions Martin infiltrated a convent using a habit similar to the one Arana s character in Padre Coraje wore and Esperanza wore clothes similar to those Oreiro s character in Muneca Brava wore when they had to get into a slum 18 Many actors played minor characters as well as their main roles Pablo Cedron played a Paraguayan brother of his character Falucho both characters were involved in a love triangle with Kimberly Carlos Belloso was cast as Quique s lost sister dressed as a woman Natalia Oreiro who speaks Russian fluently took the role of a Russian princess Facundo Arana played a criminal a role unlike Martin 19 Those scenes did not use special effects each character was filmed separately without the two characters sharing the screen The hero of the telenovela marries the villain contrary to the genre s usual convention in which such a wedding is interrupted or canceled at the last moment 20 Cast EditActor Character DescriptionNatalia Oreiro Esperanza Munoz la monita A poor female boxerFacundo Arana Martin Quesada Formula One driver and businessman president of the Quesada Group Carla Peterson Constanza Inzua la momia Socialite girlfriend of Martin QuesadaCarlos Belloso Enrique Quique Ferreti Boyfriend and adoptive brother of EsperanzaFabiana Garcia Lago Kimberly Paraguayan janitorMonica Ayos Nilda Yadhur la turca Unemployed actressDalma Milebo Maria de las Nieves Mother of Quique adoptive mother of EsperanzaGriselda Siciliani Debora Debbie Quesada Simple minded cousin of MartinMarcelo Mazzarello Miguel Quesada Evil cousin of MartinPablo Cedron Felix Perez Garmendia Falucho Evil lawyerAlejandro Awada Alfredo Uribe Assistant of MartinClaudia Fontan Mercedes Secretary of the Quesada GroupElias Vinoles Jose Adoptive son of MartinThelma Fardin Laura Adoptive daughter of MartinOrnella Fazio Coqui Adoptive daughter of MartinAdela Gleijer Rosa Housekeeper of MartinNicolas D Agostino Tony Grandson of RosaMike Amigorena Rolando Martinez Rival driver of MartinReception EditRatings Edit The program was first broadcast in January a month of low television activity in Argentina because of the summer vacations Nevertheless it was highly successful 21 The competitor channel Telefe aired the teen comedy Alma Pirata which was rescheduled because of its low ratings 22 and replaced it with the second season of Casados con Hijos Both programs had similar ratings until the end of Casados con Hijos in August 23 With an average rating of 26 8 points Sos mi vida ended as the most watched Argentine television fiction so far 24 it was displaced by the 2009 telenovela Valientes which received 27 3 rating points 25 Awards Edit Natalia Oreiro received the Martin Fierro Award for her work The program was awarded the best TV comedy at the 2006 ceremony of the Martin Fierro Awards prevailing over Casados con hijos and Quien es el Jefe Facundo Arana received the award for best lead actor in comedy prevailing over Guillermo Francella Humberto Tortonese and Nicolas Vazquez Natalia Oreiro won the award for the best lead actress in comedy prevailing over Florencia Pena Nancy Duplaa Carmen Barbieri and Andrea Bonelli Alejandro Awada Marcelo Mazzarello and Carlos Belloso received nominations for supporting comedy actor awards which was won by Belloso Similarly three of five nominations for supporting comedy actress went to Carla Peterson Monica Ayos and Claudia Fontan but the award went to Erika Rivas of Casados con hijos The program was unsuccessfully nominated for best theme song and best guest appearance for Leticia Bredice 26 Facundo Arana and Natalia Oreiro were nominated again at the 2007 Martin Fierro Awards These nominations proved controversial because the program only lasted for a week in 2007 and had no second season and both actors took a recess from work after it 27 Neither of them received an award for those nominations Oreiro won the newly created award for the best dressed actress of the night which is not part of the official awards 28 At the Clarin Awards ceremony in late 2006 the program was awarded for the best comedy prevailing over Casados con hijos and Alma Pirata Elias Vinoles won the award for best actor Ornella Fazio was nominated for best female actor the award was given to Maria Abadi of Montecristo Unlike the Martin Fierro the Clarin awards do not distinguish between lead and supporting actors Belloso was awarded as best comedy actor Oreiro was nominated and the award was given to Erika Rivas 29 Critical reception Edit The Clarin newspaper attributes the success of the program to the actors performances the subplots production initiatives and the original treatment of stories 1 30 The work of the supporting cast was also praised including Carla Peterson 31 Fabiana Garcia Lago 32 and Marcelo Mazzarello 33 The newspaper La Nacion praised the show s mix of sitcom humor and telenovela drama and equated the dramatic episodes to the works of renowned telenovela authors Abel Santa Cruz Alberto Migre and Delia Fiallo 34 The program was criticized for the length of time nearly three months before the lead couple s first kiss 35 Clarin also criticized a badly performed striptease act by Facundo Arana 36 As Carlos Belloso could not go with Arana and Oreiro to the filming at the World Cup he was filmed in the Plaza San Martin pretending that he was in Germany as well 37 The program s scheduled broadcast time was 21 00 but the channel often delayed its broadcast by up to 40 minutes This led to conflicts with other channels and COMFER the institution that regulates Argentine television 38 39 The last episode lasted for half an hour and was followed by the premiere of the new telenovela Son de Fierro La Nacion said that the final episode should have lasted a full hour 24 Airings and remakes EditThe program was initially aired in Argentina in 2006 on El Trece at prime time Following the success of the initial run El Trece and Volver reran the show It is sold internationally by the Dori Media Group under the English name You Are The One to more than 40 countries 40 The concept of the program was sold as well and some countries remade the telenovela with local actors The Mexican version Un gancho al corazon starred Danna Garcia Sebastian Rulli Laisha Wilkins and Raul Araiza The characters were renamed but Garcia s character retained the sobriquet La Monita The Polish version Prosto w serce starred Anna Mucha Filip Bobek and Malgorzata Socha The Portuguese version Deixa me amar starred Paulo Pires and Paula Lobo Antunes 41 References Edit a b c d e Silvina Lamazares 11 January 2007 Sos mi vida el fenomeno del amor eterno Sos mi vida the phenomenon of eternal love in Spanish Clarin Retrieved 28 August 2012 Natalia Trzenko Planeta Pol Ka Planet Pol Ka La Nacion in Spanish Retrieved 28 August 2012 a b Una pareja con quimica A couple with chemistry La Nacion in Spanish 16 January 2006 Retrieved 28 August 2012 a b c d Oreiro y Arana juntos en Sos mi vida Oreiro and Arana together in You Are The One in Spanish Rio Negro Online 16 January 2006 Retrieved 28 August 2012 a b c Maria Iribarren 12 February 2006 Quimera de amor entre dos mundos Impossible love between two worlds in Spanish Clarin Retrieved 28 August 2012 a b Sebastian Ramos 7 September 2006 Gilda es cultura Gilda is culture La Nacion in Spanish Retrieved 28 August 2012 Romina Grosso 10 July 2006 Carlos Belloso con brillo propio en Sos mi vida Carlos Belloso shines by himself in You Are The One in Spanish Rio Negro Online Retrieved 28 August 2012 Silvina Lamazares 22 June 2006 Yo te sigo a todas partes I follow you everywhere in Spanish Clarin Retrieved 28 August 2012 Martin y la Monita perdidos en la selva Martin and Monita lost in the jungle in Spanish La Republica 20 December 2006 Retrieved 28 August 2012 Marcela Acuna Munecas bravas Brave dolls in Spanish Tigresa Acuna press Retrieved 28 August 2012 Soledad Villarroya 16 January 2006 Las primeras ficciones del verano The first fictions of the summer in Spanish Dario de Cuyo Retrieved 28 August 2012 Arana y Oreiro arriesgan sus vidas Arana and Oreiro risk their lives in Spanish Infobae 5 May 2006 Retrieved 28 August 2012 Un amor con mucho vuelo A love that flies high in Spanish Clarin 13 May 2006 Retrieved 28 August 2012 Natalia Oreiro homenajeara a Gilda Natalia Oreiro will homage Gilda in Spanish Infobae 15 January 2006 Retrieved 1 September 2012 Una pelea entre fierecillas A fight among beasts in Spanish Clarin 6 December 2006 Retrieved 1 September 2012 Martin Fierro Montecristo la mas nominada Martin Fierro Montecristo the most nominated La Nacion in Spanish 30 April 2007 Retrieved 1 September 2012 Fernanda Longo 14 July 2006 Eran pocos y llego la reina madre They were few and the mother queen arrived in Spanish Clarin Retrieved 1 September 2012 Oreiro resucito a Cholito Oreiro resurrected Cholito in Spanish Clarin 18 March 2006 Retrieved 1 September 2012 Lorena Bassani 22 September 2006 Tuvo un sospechoso cambio de actitud el bueno de Facundo Arana se saco la careta era hora Suspecting change of attitude the good Facundo Arana dropped the mask it was about time in Spanish Clarin Retrieved 1 September 2012 Lorena Bassani 19 July 2006 El mundo se volvio loco Finalmente Facundo Arana se caso con su novia Has the world gone mad Finally Facundo Arana got married with his girlfriend in Spanish Clarin Retrieved 1 September 2012 Ricardo Marin 14 December 2008 La television del verano Summer television La Nacion in Spanish Retrieved 1 September 2012 Carlos Sanzol 16 July 2006 Los programas para adolescentes en baja Teen programs in decline La Nacion in Spanish Retrieved 1 September 2012 A los golpes pero con rating Fighting but with rating La Nacion in Spanish 17 August 2006 Retrieved 1 September 2012 a b El fin del amor mas visto de la TV The end of the most watched love in TV La Nacion in Spanish 11 January 2007 Retrieved 1 September 2012 Valientes la tira mas vista de Pol Ka Valientes the most seen production of Pol Ka in Spanish Television com ar Retrieved 1 September 2012 Montecristo gano el Martin Fierro de Oro Montecristo won the golden Martin Fierro award in Spanish Terra 24 May 2007 Retrieved 11 July 2013 Natalia Trzenko 2 July 2008 Los premios Martin Fierro en medio de la controversia The Martin Fierro awards amid the controversy in Spanish a Nacion Retrieved 1 September 2012 Azul Cecinini 2 March 2009 Lalola arraso en los Martin Fierro y se llevo el Oro Lalola prevailed in the Martin Fierro and took the Gold one La Nacion in Spanish Retrieved 1 September 2012 La fiesta que distinguio a lo mejor del espectaculo The party that awarded the best of the spectacle in Spanish Clarin 19 December 2006 Retrieved 1 September 2012 Terceros en conflicto o parejas que arden Conflictive third ones or couples that burn in Spanish Clarin 12 February 2006 Retrieved 28 August 2012 Silvina Lamazares 6 July 2006 Las chicas malas me sientan bien Bad girls suit me fine in Spanish Clarin Retrieved 1 September 2012 Natalia Trzenko 21 February 2006 Una actriz en primer plano An actress in the main focus La Nacion in Spanish Retrieved 1 September 2012 Maria Ana Rago 13 February 2006 El hombre que hallo su destino The man who found his fate in Spanish Clarin Retrieved 1 September 2012 Natalia Trzenko 6 September 2006 Escenas para derretir la nieve Scenes to melt the snow La Nacion in Spanish Retrieved 1 September 2012 Lorena Bassani 5 April 2006 Te beso en el capitulo 3 583 cuando crear expectativa es un recurso tan exitoso como repetido I will kiss you on the 3 583 episode when building expectations is a resource as successful as repeated in Spanish Clarin Retrieved 1 September 2012 Leonardo Bachanian 15 March 2006 Facundo Arana hizo un striptease para Natalia Oreiro Facundo Arana made a strptease for Natalia Oreiro in Spanish Clarin Retrieved 1 September 2012 Leonardo Bachanian 20 June 2006 Sos mi birra Natalia Oreiro y Facundo Arana tambien viajaron al mundial You Are My Beer Natalia Oreiro and Facundo Arana visited the World Cup too in Spanish Clarin Retrieved 1 September 2012 Veronica Bonacchi 31 December 2006 La dictadura de los horarios The dictatorship of the hours La Nacion in Spanish Retrieved 1 September 2012 Natalia Trzenko 6 October 2006 Canal 13 en medio de la encrucijada del rating Channel 13 amid the labirinth of rating La Nacion in Spanish Retrieved 1 September 2012 Natalia Oreiro a Cannes por Sos mi vida Natalia Oreiro to Cannes for You Are the One in Spanish Clarin 21 March 2007 Retrieved 1 September 2012 TVI volta a emitir Deixa me Amar TVI airs again Deixa me Amar in Portuguese Clarin 9 May 2012 Retrieved 10 July 2013 External links Edit Television portal Argentina portal You Are the One at IMDb Official site in Spanish Natalia Oreiro Official Site Retrieved from https en wikipedia org w index php title You Are the One Argentine TV series amp oldid 1044039332, wikipedia, wiki, book,

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