16 September 2014 | hi_mynameismario
Way better than you think.
I am a fan of the American version, and when I found out that there would be a Mexican adaptation, I was eager to see just how awful it would turn out. I was surprised.
Not boring at all and sometimes better. Its a mix of the highlights of the first 3 seasons of the original, so it has no "fillings" at all. Just the parts that carry the story, plus some original ones that work very well in the new context. The acting is not bad, but not fantastic either, although Sofia Sisniega really stands out for me. Great job as the new Serena! Chuck Bass is not the sophisticated, cultured, spoiled and smug kid, instead its just a pompous, rude show-off that goes great with the Mexican "mirrrey" culture. But I guess you have to be Mexican to understand the concept.
The only let down, is the music. Ambient music is the same as the original, but there is no One Republic, Angels and Airwaves tunes whenever a scene changes, and I missed that. The music made specifically for this series, is great, but its just a couple of songs.
Overall is a great series, not disappointing at all, made in "cinema" format, instead of a TV production, good looking girls and with a good flow. It gets better with every episode, and has a great ending. I just wish more people gave it a try instead of just rejecting it for being an adaptation.