23 November 2012 | aaronalmarez
My first Colombian Telenovela.
I first saw "Pasion De Gavilanes" back in the spring of 2004 when we finally got Telemundo on my satellite provider(Dishnetwork at that time) at my house. The only two actors that I was already familiar with were Mario Cimarro and Paola Rey. The rest of the cast such as Danna Garcia, Natasha Klauss, J. Alfonso Baptista, Michel Brown, Kristina Lilley, Juan Pablo Shuk, Jorge Cao, Zharick Leon and Ana Lucia Dominguez, I would become familiar with during and after this novela. During its original airing, I watched the novela on and off. Then when Telemundo re-aired "PDG" on weekday afternoons in January, 2005, I started watching the novela seriously. During that time, I became a serious fan of "PDG" that I bought the soundtrack CD and I even bought the DVD of "PDG" when it was released in 2006(although a lot of footage from the TV version was taken out of the DVD). And "Pasion De Gavilanes" was the first telenovela that I ever watched that was from Colombia. Up until "PDG" came along, the majority of telenovelas that I've watched were either from Mexico(Televisa) and Venezuela(Venevision). Sure, I was already familiar with Telemundo. But with "PDG", I became familiar with RTI and Caracol(the Colombian production companies that produced this telenovela for Telemundo). And I also know that "PDG" was a remake of "Las Aguas Mansas" which was released in either 1994 or 1995. And I also saw "Fuego en la Sangre" which was the Mexican(Televisa)remake of both versions that was shown on Univision in 2008 and re-aired on Telefutura in 2010/2011 and is also available on DVD as well. And, in my opinion, that version was good too. All I can say about "Pasion De Gavilanes" is that it was a very good telenovela and hopefully it can be known as one of the best telenovelas that has aired on television.