Thursday, March 16, 2006


Things Eastern Europe/South America can't always offer its citizens:
- Uncorrupt government institutions.
- Non-brutal police.
- Equal opportunity.
- Low unemployment rates.
- Sanitary, low cost housing.
- A stable currency.
- A lack of US interference.

Things Eastern Europe/South America can always offer its citizens:
- The Nanny: budget localised versions of the antics of Fran and Mr. Sheffffield, featuring sleazy wooden actors facing the camera and delivering google-translated transcripts of the US show. It totally kicks the original's ass.

I'm seeing quadruple. Actually, I'm seeing triple... From the looks of it the Ecuador one just turns into porn.

Currently, you can catch outspoken Melek trying to win the heart of her boss Ă–mer whilst avoiding the witty barbs of Pertev the butler in the Turkish version at 12:30am Tuesday on SBS. It's called Dadi.


At 3/20/2006 11:25:00 AM, Anonymous Glenda Pontes Depose said...

this is a surprise, i've always loved south american novelas cause they are so original and different from us ones. but i must admit this fantasy of maids being with the rich boss, nannies being taken in by families and becoming rich has always been a common theme in Latin Novelas (from before i was even born hee hee)
the ecuadorian one does look raunch, a bit like the cover for pretty woman (where they had to get a body double for julia roberts- probably a bootyliscious latina girl)
you are full of info, all cool info!

At 3/20/2006 11:32:00 AM, Blogger alys said...

but the russian one looks like those shots of lawyer and client conferring outside a courtroom that you see on the news. oh, russia.


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