21 January 2004 | rolling_thunder
A pity ! ! !
"Ti psihi tha paradoseis mori?" -an expression meaning literally "What Kind of soul are you going to give to God, you fool woman?" and it's used to talk about someone who has done bad things in her life- is one of the Top 3 comedy serials ever in the history of Greek television. 4 women who have grown up at an orphanage and were raped constantly by a social worker, plan to take revenge by killing him, when he returns to Greece in order to be honored for his contribution to children. Women who have suffered from a man and will never stop suffering. They were all raped by Yerasimos Mandas (Yannis Mortzos), Aleka (Hrisa Ropa) is still suffering from her husband who has dumped her and her son who is a real menace, fun of cyber-sex, Dodo (Eleni Randou) is tortured by her boss at the sailing company she's working, Fotini and Popi (Eleni Kastani and Ava Galanopoulou) are constantly hit, the first by her father, the second one by her husband, so they try to take revenge from everyone. By killing Mandas, they say stop to people who still torture them. Great actors, nice plot and most of all poisonous, lethal, unforgettable quotes. *SPOILER AHEAD*: The serial has a marvelous start. It's a family in 1966 New Year's Eve, the day the common fate of all these girls start. Anyway, it's that family who is ready to celebrate the arrival of the New year. The great thing is that they're talking about how things were like that era and we can see that though they were hoping something to change, actually nothing did, but things became much worse. It's also nice seeing the thoughts these people had and how things are today. As time passes, we can hear from the radio that Dodo's parents were killed on a cruise across Aegean, cause of a storm, Aleka's mother gave birth to her while imprisoned, and accidentally gave her child a male name, Fotini's father got imprisoned once again and Popi's parents dumped her outside the Radiotelevision Mansion. The next day they all end up at the orphanage. Aleka, fanatic communist, now has become a chief editor at a gossip-magazine with every Greek celebrity sewing her, Dodo is working at a sailing company, Popi works at her husband restaurant and sell souvlaki and Fotini works at the toll-station and tries to make more money by dropping "accidentally" the change the drivers have to take. When Mandas arrives, Aleka tries to gather them all together and convince them that they have to kill him.That's when the "party" starts. Every time they try to kill him something happens and he runs away. The serial unfortunately stopped at 4 episodes,because of "disagreements" between actors mostly, rumor has it, but people's love was outstanding. I don't think that the audience will ever forget it. Even in today talk shows people are talking about it. The most memorable of all was Pavlos Haikalis (Papa Lambros), a priest with modern views about church.