The Queen of the South by Arturo Pérez-ReverteGuero Davila is a pilot engaged in drug-smuggling for the local cartels. Teresa Mendoza is his girlfriend, a typical narcos morra-- quiet, doting, submissive. But then Gueros caught playing both sides, and in Sinaloa, that means death. Teresa finds herself alone, terrified, friendless and running to save her life, carrying nothing but a gym bag containing a pistol and a notebook that she has been forbidden to read. Forced to leave Mexico, she flees to the Spanish city of Melilla, where she meets Santiago Fisterra, a Galician involved in trafficking hashish across the Strait of Gibraltar. When Santiagos partner is captured, it is Teresa who steps in to take his place. Now Teresa has plunged into the dark and ugly world that once claimed Gueros life-- and shes about to get in deeper...
La Reina del Sur
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I am dreading watching the premiere of Queen of the South tonight. Added : I was right to dread it. And a sacrilege. First, the actress playing Teresa Mendoza is nowhere near as self-confident or charismatic as Kate del Castillo. For example, Teresa Mendoza would never consume drugs. It also has her dead in the first scene, as if the rest will be a flashback. Second, the accented English on this new version seems completely phony and stereotyped.
A woman defies all odds by triumphing in an all-male environment, where stamping over adversaries is the law. She commands an unheard kind of respect amongst her subordinates and rivals. The story of feminist empowerment has a slight twist though: the business is drug-dealing and the protagonist becomes a cold-blooded assassin. The main drug-lord in town, don Epifanio Vargas, grants her one way out in exchange for valuable information. She is off to the Spanish enclave in Morocco, Melilla, serving drinks in a bar and hoping to create a new life for herself.
Becasue Politics Is Sometimes Boring
The trials of Teresa Mendoza have been very good for Telemundo. That was strong enough to make Telemundo the No. Monday-Friday berth. It was also designed as a storyline to run for multiple seasons, which was a departure for Spanish-language TV. The first season of the show was one of the rocket-boosters that helped Telemundo slowly but surely close the ratings gap against Univision. Spanish-language TV, with location shoots that stretched from Bogota to Bucharest.
The first, was a Mexican telenovela that ran for 63 episodes during However, this summer saw the premiere of an American television series based on the same novel, which played on the USA Network. This covered 13 episodes thus far, and finished its first run last month, with the network agreeing to a second season next year. Right from the first episode, screened in February on Telemundo, it was a smash hit. It tells the story of Teresa Mendoza, whose life is thrown upside down when her boyfriend, El Guero, is killed by the organized crime gang for which he has been flying planes.