21 February 2017 | rvf35-1
Corny, really corny
I watched "Felipe y Letizia" because I like the two actors who play the leads. While Fernando Gil and Amaia Salamanca did the best they could, the mini-series is pretty awful. First, the script, especially the dialogue, is so painfully contrived. Since a Spanish production cannot possibly risk offending the royal family, the script comes off as a really bad Hallmark movie, full of clichés and generalities. Besides a lousy script, the two leads are also handicapped by a weak supporting cast, in particular the actor who plays Juan Carlos, Felipe's father. About the best thing about this production was the car Felipe drives, a gorgeous Aston-Martin. Yuppers, sadly enough, that's about the highest praise I can give this mini-series.