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I've mentioned before how I grew up watching novelas. They're the perfect way to reconnect with my culture. This season, I am hooked on "Lo Que La Vida Me Robo" (What Life Stole From Me) on my local Univision channel. The story is set in Aguazul, a picturesque village in Mexico. It stars characters who have strong feelings and live life to the full extent. There is love, friendship, passion, resentment, secrets, betrayal and hatred. Everything that a great novela should have.
In every novela, I have a favorite breakout character. In this one, it happens to be Alejandro Almonte. He's the male protagonist in the soap opera - a kind man of firm convictions. He also happens to be strong-willed and loyal to his principles. In many ways, he reminds me of hubster - which may be why I like his character so much.
"Alejandro" work as a farm laborer who just so happens to be the son of a cruel, powerful and wealthy man. Of course, in true soap opera fashion, this truth is revealed only on the father's death bed. Alejandro doesn't take the news well and coincidentally, begins to fall for the female lead, named Montserrat. It's a turbulent relationship that adds to the excitement and keeps me tuned in week after week.
After the novela airs, I click over to the Univision My Telenovela app where I can discover more about the characters, get sneak peeks and behind-the-scenes footage. This FREE interactive app will connect you with the characters until you feel as though you know them inside and out. Download the app here!
Tune in to Lo Que La Vida Me Robo weekenights at 9pm on Univision. Can’t wait? You can plenty of juicy clips to keep you busy on their dedicated novelas video page!
Have you watched Lo Que La Vida Me Robo? Who is your favorite character?
This post was created in partnership with the Stiletto Blogger Network and Univision. However, all opinions expressed herein are my own.