*The reason why we like Brazilian telenovelas is that they’re more realistic and yet more dream like at the same time, I know that doesn’t sound like it makes sense, but if you ever watched a telenovela from Brazil, you’ll understand why it does and why they’re so popular.The telenovelas from Brazil usually feature Brazilian themes, cultures, characters, historical and contemporary events and glossy on-location scenery. The TV Globo telenovelas have the biggest budgets, and the production values show through.
* Rede Globo (which is according to Guiness 2000 edition the Producer of Biggest & Expensive Soap Opera in the World)
*Besides the convoluted plots, Brazilian telenovelas also approach sensitive social issues and try to present a bit of the country's actual culture, sometimes in an idealized way.
i highly recommend it 12 midnight for studio 23, Qtv, tv5 or Rpn 9
In the diamond mining town of Tijuco in Brazil, the commendador--appointed by the king of Portugal--is the ultimate authority. Having grown up in the relative security of his house, the young and beautiful Xica da Silva finds her world threatened when he decides to sell her to a whorehouse in town, refusing to recognize that a black slave girl could be his daughter. In a desperate bid to save herself, Xica steals the diamonds collected by the commendador for the king, intending to use them to escape. The king's army arrives to collect the diamonds the very next day, however, and when the loot turns up missing, the commendador is led away in chains, his family dispossessed and thrown out in the street with only the clothes on their backs. Martin, the commendador's son, swears vengeance. Xica and the other slaves, however, are sold at auction, and Xica ends up in the home of the Sergeant Major, an old man who bought her solely to slake his lust. To the town of Tijuco, however, comes the new commendador, the elegant and ruthless Joao Fernandes. Immediately struck by Xica's beauty, he manipulates the Sergeant Major into selling her to him. And thus begins a love story, filled with danger, intrigue and passion, between a willful nobleman and a crafty slave girl who rises to one day become queen.
based from the life of Francisca da Silva, one of the most famous women in Brazil, which was a freed slave who lived in the middle of the eighteenth century Tijuco village (Minas Gerais), was mistress of the Commander of the moment with whom he had thirteen children and became the richest and most powerful person in the region.
A Casa das Sete Mulheres (en: The House of the Seven Women)
When the men go to war, the women also battle. This tale takes place in the XIX century, during a terrible civil war. Italy's revolutionary leader Garibaldi must choose between two loves: a sweet aristocratic lady or a brave woman who leaves her husband to accompany him into battle. This super-production recounts the saga of women who do not go to war but must bear pain, solitude and new passions while their husbands and fathers fight the battles.
A CASA DAS SETE MULHERES (The House of the Seven Women) is a mini-series loosely based on a part of Brazilian history (the Farroupilha War) and some very dynamic historical characters.The Farroupilha War began when the Gaúchos, people who lived in the Rio Grande do Sul region of Brazil wanted independence from the Portugal Empire. They were unhappy with the Portuguese rule (Imperials) and started a revolt that lasted ten years, from 1835 to 1845.
While the men are away fighting, the women move into one house (Dona Ana Joaquina's house) on a ranch for safety reasons. Each woman has a different personality and absorbing storyline of love, grief, courage, desire, hate, despair, hope, bitterness, and determination. a splendid story,The actors give a strong performance. The scenery of the southern part of Brazil is breathtaking. The music, directed by Marcus Viana, is moving.
The action, drama, and romance will keep you glued to your T.V.This is a MUST SEE. It is very well written & the scenery was beautiful. There was beautiful acting.All in all, A beautiful war story.