Over the past few weeks, I’ve watched a good amount of episodes, and I have come to develop a love-hate relationship with “Mis XV”. There are so many instances where the plot is just so cheesy that I just don’t know whether to laugh or just stop watching, but ultimately, I think that’s what keeps me so hooked. It’s just something that’s entertaining and provides a good laugh.
Everyone knows that telenovelas are about the protagonists falling in love, facing and overcoming a ton of struggles, and ultimately being able to be together. What’s really interesting are the struggles that the characters have to face, but man, this telenovela just keeps putting obstacles in everyone’s way in the cheesiest ways possible. One of my favorite things about “Mis XV” is how I love to hate on the antagonists. The things they do just make me want to throw my computer. Here, the main antagonists are Leonora and Alexis. Leonora is in love with Niko, Valentina’s love interest while Alexis is in love with Valentina. It’s literally the messiest love triangle/square. Together they will do anything to sabotage the two’s future together, and I honestly can’t stand either of them at this point. I absolutely hate Leonora. She’s such a hypocrite! She pretends to be Valentina and Natalia’s friend, and it’s the most annoying thing to watch. All three of them will be talking, and Leonora will only be there to learn their secrets and use them against them. In a recent episode, Valentina confessed that she was the one who “sabotaged” Niko’s performance. Long story short, Alexis and Leonora put something in Niko’s tea so that he would lose his voice and perform badly in front of a music producer. Valentina did not want him to embarrass himself, so she turned the power off at the coffee shop he was going to perform at. Once Leonora found out, she immediately went to tell Niko that it was Valentina who had done it. What’s funny is that Niko was so tired of Leonora trying to ruin Valentina’s image that he flat out did not believe her. Stuff like this continuously goes on, so I’m just waiting for the moment where everyone finds out the truth about everything.
One thing I noticed while watching is that Niko is not the most handsome protagonist in the world. I have watched a good amount of telenovelas, for teens and adults, and the male protagonist is ALWAYS attractive. I think this is the first time I don’t find the male role attractive in any way; however, I understand why Yago Muñoz, the actor who plays Niko, was cast. He seems to be so charismatic and has such a pretty voice. It’s definitely something that would make the audience like him. This is big because his character’s role revolves around him writing songs for Valentina, and in these songs, he tells her about how much he likes her and all that romantic teen stuff.
I have been somewhat negative toward the characters, but honestly I can’t wait to watch more so that hopefully something bad happens to Leonora or Alexis and they finally get a taste of their own medicine.