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Aquí no hay quien viva (Spanish
Spanish language
Spanish , also known as Castilian , is a Romance language in the Ibero-Romance group that evolved from several languages and dialects in central-northern Iberia around the 9th century and gradually spread with the expansion of the Kingdom of Castile into central and southern Iberia during the...

, 'No One Could Live Here' or, translated more freely, 'This Place is Awful') is a Spanish
Spain
Spain , officially the Kingdom of Spain languages]] under the European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages. In each of these, Spain's official name is as follows:;;;;;;), is a country and member state of the European Union located in southwestern Europe on the Iberian Peninsula...

 television comedy
Comedy
Comedy , as a popular meaning, is any humorous discourse or work generally intended to amuse by creating laughter, especially in television, film, and stand-up comedy. This must be carefully distinguished from its academic definition, namely the comic theatre, whose Western origins are found in...

 focusing on the inhabitants of the fictional building in Desengaño 21, Calle Desengaño being a street between the Districts of Gran Via
Gran Vía
Gran Vía is an ornate and upscale shopping street located in central Madrid. It leads from Calle de Alcalá, close to Plaza de Cibeles, to Plaza de España....

 and Chueca
Chueca
Chueca is a central neighborhood in Madrid named after Federico Chueca , composer of zarzuelas. It lies just to the north of the old city and is centered around the Plaza de Chueca, with its metro station "Chueca." The neighborhood has become a popular area for Madrid's gay community, which stages...

 in Madrid
Madrid
Madrid is the capital and largest city of Spain. The population of the city is roughly 3.3 million and the entire population of the Madrid metropolitan area is calculated to be 6.271 million. It is the third largest city in the European Union, after London and Berlin, and its metropolitan...

. The episodes debuted on the Antena 3
Antena 3 (Spain)
Antena 3 is a Spanish terrestrial television channel owned by Antena 3 de Televisión. Some of the more popular programmes broadcast by Antena 3 include Aquí no hay quien viva, El Barco, Los Protegidos, Los Simpson and El Internado....

 network, and were later rerun by the same network as well as cable/satellite channels Factoría de Ficción
Factoría de Ficción
Factoría de Ficción was a Spanish cable/satellite TV channel specialising in drama programmes. It started operations on June 19, 2000, and was available through satellite platform Digital+ and cable operator ONO...

 and Paramount Comedy
Paramount Comedy (Spain)
Paramount Comedy is a channel available in Spain through satellite platform Digital+, ADSL TV Imagenio and cable services. It is owned by Viacom....

. Antena 3 Internacional satellite channel broadcasts the series to Latin America
Latin America
Latin America is a region of the Americas where Romance languages  – particularly Spanish and Portuguese, and variably French – are primarily spoken. Latin America has an area of approximately 21,069,500 km² , almost 3.9% of the Earth's surface or 14.1% of its land surface area...

. The series debuted in 2003 and became popular thanks to its funny characters, witty script, and capacity to integrate and poke fun at contemporary issues; the program presents a caustic satire of many of the 'types' found in Spanish society.

In 2006, Antena 3's rival Telecinco
Telecinco
Telecinco is a Spanish commercial television channel operated by Mediaset España. Launched in 1990 as Tele 5, it was the fifth of the national terrestrial television channels. In 1997, Tele 5 was rebranded as Telecinco, dropping the flower logo seen in other Mediaset channel...

 acquired a 15% share of Miramón Mendi, the company that produces the series. Miramón's contract with Antena 3 expired on June 2006 and was not renewed, bringing the series to an end, since the actors' contracts bind them to the production company and not to the network. Miramón Mendi then created a new series for Telecinco with most of the same actors and a similar setting, but with brand-new characters and storyline. La que se avecina
La que se avecina
La que se avecina is a Spanish television comedy that depicts the life of the inhabitants of Mirador de Montepinar , a fictional apartment building in the outskirts of Madrid...

débuted 22 April 2007.

Porter's lodge

  • Emilio Delgado Martín (Fernando Tejero
    Fernando Tejero
    Fernando Tejero Muñoz-Torrero is a Spanish actor who spent his childhood and adolescence in Córdoba, Andalucía.Since he was very young, Tejero knew he wanted to be an actor. However his father wanted Tejero to become a bullfighter...

    ) – The building's porter. He is in his mid thirties and lives in the porter's lodge with his father, Mariano. He is an unambitious man who just wants to live without worries and have a steady girlfriend. Unluckily, he is in the wrong building for that. He is a gossip who always has a comeback for everything. He was in college
    College
    A college is an educational institution or a constituent part of an educational institution. Usage varies in English-speaking nations...

     for a while, until he got kicked out. He has had three girlfriends so far: Rocío (a mailman with a young son whom he almost married), Belén (a complicated relationship where they have broken up and gotten together again several times) and Carmen (his college professor). His most well known catchphrase, "un poquito de por favor" (a little bit of please), has quickly become an everyday use idiom around Spain. It has even been parodied in other shows, and not only in the show's own station, Antena 3.

  • Mariano Delgado (Eduardo Gómez
    Eduardo Gómez
    Eduardo Gómez is a Spanish actor who was born in Madrid, Spain.Gómez got into acting late in life. In his early forties, he was accompanying a friend to a shooting. The production team convinced him to say a few phrases to the camera. Andrés Pajares, a comedian and actor, saw him during the...

    ) – Emilio's father, though not exactly a model one. He's separated from Emilio's mother and, since he has no place to live, he made himself one with his son. He has a lot of nerve, is a womanizer without much luck, and he's always concocting one money scheme or another. It won't be the first time Emilio has kicked him out, but he always takes him back. His catchphrase is ignorante de la vida, criticizing the younger generation for being ignorant about life. He enjoys a brief career as a stand-up comic
    Stand-up comedy
    Stand-up comedy is a comedic art form. Usually, a comedian performs in front of a live audience, speaking directly to them. Their performances are sometimes filmed for later release via DVD, the internet, and television...

     with his performance being called Crónicas Marianas, "The Mariano Chronicles", a reference to the Spanish late-night TV show Crónicas Marcianas. In spite of his unstylish look, he considers himself a metrosexual
    Metrosexual
    Metrosexual is a neologism derived from metropolitan and heterosexual coined in 1994 describing a man who spends a lot of time and money on shopping for his appearance...

    , much to the amusement of his neighbours and son.

1-A


Radiopatio (roughly translated into "gossip yard") headquarters, as they call their gossip agency, home of three old ladies nicknamed las Supernenas (The Powerpuff Girls
The Powerpuff Girls
The Powerpuff Girls is an American animated television series created by animator Craig McCracken and produced by Hanna-Barbera for Cartoon Network...

), las tres mellizas (The Triplets
The Triplets
The Triplets are three fictional characters created by Catalan illustrator Roser Capdevila.The Triplets were created in 1983, based on Capdevila's own daughters, three actual triplets born in 1969. The stories were immediately successful and began publishing in many countries...

), and las brujas de Eastwick (The Witches of Eastwick
The Witches of Eastwick
The Witches of Eastwick is a 1984 novel by John Updike.-Plot summary:The story, set in the fictional Rhode Island town of Eastwick in the late 1960s, follows the witches Alexandra Spofford, Jane Smart, and Sukie Rougemont, who acquired their powers after leaving or being left by their husbands....

) among others. Their common hobbies are gossip, bingo and shoplifting.
  • Vicenta Benito (Gemma Cuervo
    Gemma Cuervo
    Gemma Cuervo Igartua is a Spanish TV, cinema and theatre actress.She was married to the actor Fernando Guillén and they had three children: Fernando, Cayetana and Natalia...

    ) – Lives in flat 1-A. She's a retired woman that has never married and who's still a virgin. She's really naive (to the point that she seems dumb) and polite but also very optimistic. Her dog
    Dog
    The domestic dog is a domesticated form of the gray wolf, a member of the Canidae family of the order Carnivora. The term is used for both feral and pet varieties. The dog may have been the first animal to be domesticated, and has been the most widely kept working, hunting, and companion animal in...

     Valentin is the most important thing for her. Alongside her sister Marisa and her friend Concha, they're the source of all gossiping in the building. She's got a crush on Andrés. When Marisa's husband gets back they end up together to everyone's amazement. She is still waiting for her true love. At the first time it seems that she is silly but in fact is very clever when she wants.
  • Maria Luisa "Marisa" Benito (Mariví Bilbao) – Vicenta's older sister. After her husband Manolo left her, Vicenta took her in her home. She's the polar opposite of her sister, a harsh, ironic chain-smoker, "chinchón" (anisette)-drinking who always speaks her mind. She would like to retire to Benidorm
    Benidorm
    Benidorm is a coastal town and municipality located in the comarca of Marina Baixa, in the province of Alicante, Valencian community, Spain, by the Western Mediterranean....

     with a handsome German
    Germany
    Germany , officially the Federal Republic of Germany , is a federal parliamentary republic in Europe. The country consists of 16 states while the capital and largest city is Berlin. Germany covers an area of 357,021 km2 and has a largely temperate seasonal climate...

    . Alongside her sister and her friend Concha, they like to spy on others in the building and spread gossip. Marisa is often seen smoking and carries a large bottle of Chinchón liquor in her purse and wearing teen clothes.
  • Concepción de la Fuente Concha (Emma Penella
    Emma Penella
    Emma Penella was a Spanish film and television actress.Emma Penella was the sister of Spanish actresses Elisa Montés and Terele Pávez, and the granddaughter of composer Manuel Penella. She was also the widow of producer Emiliano Piedra...

    ) – In the first season, she lived in flat 2-B with her son Armando and her grandson Dani. Afterwards, they moved out and she sold the flat to the Guerra family. But her son put her in a retirement house because the woman he moved in with didn't like her, which pissed her off. She went to live with her friends Vicenta and Marisa. She still had another flat in the building, which she rented to Belén without a contract. Recently, she decided to sell it, and Belén bought it using a plot that Concha didn't like one bit.

1-B

  • Mauricio "Mauri" Hidalgo (Luis Merlo) – A gay
    Gay
    Gay is a word that refers to a homosexual person, especially a homosexual male. For homosexual women the specific term is "lesbian"....

     journalist
    Journalist
    A journalist collects and distributes news and other information. A journalist's work is referred to as journalism.A reporter is a type of journalist who researchs, writes, and reports on information to be presented in mass media, including print media , electronic media , and digital media A...

     who used to work for a Cosmopolitan
    Cosmopolitan (magazine)
    Cosmopolitan is an international magazine for women. It was first published in 1886 in the United States as a family magazine, was later transformed into a literary magazine and eventually became a women's magazine in the late 1960s...

    -type magazine. He's unstable, hypochondriac, has many obsessions and he's pretty insecure. Mauri frequently finds himself not sure as to whether or not his potential love's interests are gay. During the first season, he lived with his boyfriend Fernando, but he left to work in London
    London
    London is the capital city of :England and the :United Kingdom, the largest metropolitan area in the United Kingdom, and the largest urban zone in the European Union by most measures. Located on the River Thames, London has been a major settlement for two millennia, its history going back to its...

    . Later he had a son, Ezequiel, by artificial insemination
    Artificial insemination
    Artificial insemination, or AI, is the process by which sperm is placed into the reproductive tract of a female for the purpose of impregnating the female by using means other than sexual intercourse or natural insemination...

     with his lesbian roommate Bea. He also had an affair with Lucia's brother Diego, which ended when Diego got involved with Abel, his baby son's nanny
    Nanny
    A nanny, childminder or child care provider, is an individual who provides care for one or more children in a family as a service...

    . Fernando has since returned and they're living together again. Recently, Mauri decided to write a book at Fernando's urging and his own lack of fulfillment with his career. After suffering from severe writer's block, he was helped by Mariano to write an action novel featuring a truck driver who is struck by lightning and gains precognition powers. Although he found the story ridiculous, he went with the idea. The book became a best-seller.
  • Fernando Navarro (Adrià Collado) – Mauri's lawyer
    Lawyer
    A lawyer, according to Black's Law Dictionary, is "a person learned in the law; as an attorney, counsel or solicitor; a person who is practicing law." Law is the system of rules of conduct established by the sovereign government of a society to correct wrongs, maintain the stability of political...

     boyfriend during season 1. After he lost his job when he came out, he got a very good job offer at London and finally decided to take it. They did the long-distance relationship thing for a while, but they finally broke up as friends. He has since returned and, after a bit of fumbling, he and Mauri are living together again. He has decided to start his own practice, and him and Mauri have just married
    Same-sex marriage in Spain
    Same-sex marriage in Spain has been legal since July 3, 2005. In 2004, the nation's newly elected social democratic government, led by President José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero, began a campaign for its legalization, including the right of adoption by same-sex couples...

    .

2-A

  • Juan Cuesta (José Luis Gil
    José Luis Gil
    José Luis Gil is a Spanish television, cinema, theatre and voice actor.His most popular role is Juan Cuesta in the TV series Aquí no hay quien viva, but he had worked as a voice actor since the 1970s.- As an actor :...

    ) – A middle-aged high-school teacher and long time strata council president, a position that defines who he is. He's a very grey man, completely controlled by his wife, he's a born worrier and nobody respects him. But, as president of this building, he always sees himself in the middle of some big messy affairs. He's married to Paloma, until she ends up in coma
    Coma
    In medicine, a coma is a state of unconsciousness, lasting more than 6 hours in which a person cannot be awakened, fails to respond normally to painful stimuli, light or sound, lacks a normal sleep-wake cycle and does not initiate voluntary actions. A person in a state of coma is described as...

    . He then starts an affair with his new neighbour, Isabel and, after a spectacular coming out, they move in together. He has divorced his wife, but has yet married Isabel. He lost his job and his position as strata coulcil president in later seasons, and with them his purpose in life. He has since then found a new job and recovered the strata council presidency.
  • Natalia Cuesta (Sofía Nieto) – Juan and Paloma's teen daughter. She's got a lot more freedom since her mother is in coma. She's had several boyfriends, among them Pablo, with whom she lived under her aunt's roof for a while. She moved out to live on her own, but soon returned and she's now studying psychology
    Psychology
    Psychology is the study of the mind and behavior. Its immediate goal is to understand individuals and groups by both establishing general principles and researching specific cases. For many, the ultimate goal of psychology is to benefit society...

    . She got pregnant as a surrogate mother for a couple that soon backed out of the deal; she still carries on with her pregnancy. She has started a relationship with Yago.
  • José Miguel "Josemi" Cuesta (Eduardo García Martínez) – Juan and Paloma's son, who is in his early teens. A lazy but gifted boy, always quick to take advantage of opportunities. José Miguel has the IQ
    Intelligence quotient
    An intelligence quotient, or IQ, is a score derived from one of several different standardized tests designed to assess intelligence. When modern IQ tests are constructed, the mean score within an age group is set to 100 and the standard deviation to 15...

     of a genius, and was offered a chance to study abroad
    Study abroad
    Studying abroad is the act of a student pursuing educational opportunities in a country other than one's own. This can include primary, secondary and post-secondary students...

     in Canada
    Canada
    Canada is a North American country consisting of ten provinces and three territories. Located in the northern part of the continent, it extends from the Atlantic Ocean in the east to the Pacific Ocean in the west, and northward into the Arctic Ocean...

    , but opted to stay in Spain. He's in love with Candela, in 2-B.
  • Isabel Ruiz (Isabel Ordaz) – Called La Hierbas (herb-woman or "pot head") by her neighbours, she moves in with her family after buying flat 2-B from Concha. A neurotic hypochondriac with a laisser-faire attitude, she's big time into natural therapy, herbal remedies and yoga
    Yoga
    Yoga is a physical, mental, and spiritual discipline, originating in ancient India. The goal of yoga, or of the person practicing yoga, is the attainment of a state of perfect spiritual insight and tranquility while meditating on Supersoul...

    . After her husband gets jailed, she starts an affair with Juan, which eventually leads to the end of her marriage. She moves in with Juan and his children and eventually sells her flat. After Juan loses his job, she is forced to return to work as a nurse, to her chagrin.
  • Yago (Roberto San Martin) – Nicknamed el Sabrosón (the babbler) by the neighbours, is Lucía's Cuban
    Cuba
    The Republic of Cuba is an island nation in the Caribbean. The nation of Cuba consists of the main island of Cuba, the Isla de la Juventud, and several archipelagos. Havana is the largest city in Cuba and the country's capital. Santiago de Cuba is the second largest city...

     ex-boyfriend, whom she met while on holidays when she was still engaged to Carlos. He's an ecology nut, very active in his NGO
    Aldeas Verdes (Green Villages) and Lucía adopts his principles to get along with him. They've had several crisis when he caught her with Carlos and Roberto. After she leaves for Somalia
    Somalia
    Somalia , officially the Somali Republic and formerly known as the Somali Democratic Republic under Socialist rule, is a country located in the Horn of Africa. Since the outbreak of the Somali Civil War in 1991 there has been no central government control over most of the country's territory...

    , he moves into the attic and starts a relationship with Natalia. He now lives with her in the 2-A.

2-B

  • Higinio (Ricardo Arroyo) – used to be building's plumber and building worker until he bought the 2-B flat from Carlos. He's a laid-back man, who doesn't want problems in life. He started reforming 2-A, but then his wife Mamen got angry at them and told him to stop. He now has to work secretly at night.
  • Mamen (Emma Ozores) – Higinio's wife. She likes to have all perfect at home. She is angry with Cuesta family because their son Josemi touched Candela's breast while she was sleeping.
  • Candela (Denise Maestre) – Called Candy-Candy by their neighbours. Higinio and Mamen's 14-year-old daughter. She's interested in Pablo, who treats her like a child.
  • Raquel (Elena Lombao) – Mamen's sister, a female-identifying transgender
    Transgender
    Transgender is a general term applied to a variety of individuals, behaviors, and groups involving tendencies to vary from culturally conventional gender roles....

    . Her brother in law Higinio insists on calling her Raúl, her birth name. She briefly dated Emilio, but he wasn't able to get over the fact she has male genitalia.
  • Moncho (Pablo Chiapella) – Higinio and Mamen's oldest son, who has just returned home after his business venture collapsed.

3-A


The former home of Lucía, who now has moved to Somalia (see former characters below). It still belongs to her, and her father lived there for a while with his butler and cook while he's having his house refurbished. Natalia and Yago have rented it while the 2-A is undergoing reforms.

3-B

  • Belén López Vázquez (Malena Alterio
    Malena Alterio
    Malena Grisel Alterio Bacaicoa is an Argentine-Spanish actress.Her father is the Argentine actor Héctor Alterio and her brother Ernesto is also an actor....

    ) – She's nicknamed la Golfa (the Tart) by her landlady. She rents flat 3-B to Concha, without a contract (a fact she reminds her landlady often). Harsh and fussy, she's very bitter because of her lack of success with men. She doesn't have a steady job and has worked in a lot of occupations (waitress in a burger restaurant and in Lucia's restaurant, receptionist in an undertakers, shop assistant and parking meter
    Parking meter
    A parking meter is a device used to collect money in exchange for the right to park a vehicle in a particular place for a limited amount of time. Parking meters can be used by municipalities as a tool for enforcing their integrated on-street parking policy, usually related to their traffic and...

     controller, among others). She eventually gets together with Emilio, to the point of living together, but they finally break up. Since then, they have broken up and gotten together again several times, including an affair while he was dating Carmen. She had a one night stand
    One Night Stand
    One Night Stand is an HBO stand-up series that first aired on February 15, 1989. The half-hour series aired weekly and featured stand-up comedy specials from some of the top performing comedians. The series originally comprised 55 specials over the course of its four years on HBO...

     with Roberto. She just got a mortgage to buy the flat from Concha. She's now with Paco.
  • Beatriz 'Bea' Villarejo (Eva Isanta) – Mauri's lesbian
    Lesbian
    Lesbian is a term most widely used in the English language to describe sexual and romantic desire between females. The word may be used as a noun, to refer to women who identify themselves or who are characterized by others as having the primary attribute of female homosexuality, or as an...

     roommate and best friend. She moved in with Mauri after breaking-up with her girlfriend Inés, when Mauri was looking for a roommate after Fernando left. She's a veterinarian
    Veterinarian
    A veterinary physician, colloquially called a vet, shortened from veterinarian or veterinary surgeon , is a professional who treats disease, disorder and injury in animals....

    , open, optimistic and sure of herself. She wanted to have a child and asked Mauri to be sperm donor. He wasn't supposed to get involved with raising the child, but finally he did and in a big way. For a while, she dated lesbian lawyer
    Lawyer
    A lawyer, according to Black's Law Dictionary, is "a person learned in the law; as an attorney, counsel or solicitor; a person who is practicing law." Law is the system of rules of conduct established by the sovereign government of a society to correct wrongs, maintain the stability of political...

     Rosa, but the relationship ended when she made Bea choose between her and Mauri after her son, Ezequiel, was born. After Fernando returned, she moved to 2-B with her new friend Carmen. Now she lives in 3-B with Belén and Ana, her new girlfriend.
  • Ana 'Inga' (Vanesa Romero) – Nicknamed Inga or la Sirenita (The Little Mermaid) by the neighbours, she's a very beautiful, Veela-like air hostess
    Air Hostess
    "Air Hostess" is a song by the British pop trio Busted. Composed by the band with Tom Fletcher of McFly, it was released as the third single from their second album A Present for Everyone in June 2004, reaching #2 on the UK Singles Chart.-Background:...

     who, after a passionate night with Bea, ends up accepting she's a lesbian and they become a couple. She sporadically works as a model, which makes Bea rather jealous of other men looking at her love interest.
  • Maria Jesús Vázquez (Beatriz Carvajal
    Beatriz Carvajal
    Beatriz Carvajal is a Spanish theatre, television and film actress.She wanted to be an actress since she was a child and she took part in some theatre plays in the 1960s and 1970s.Later on, her roles in TVE made her a very popular...

    ) – Belen's mother, she's nicknamed la Torrijas by the neighbours. She moves in with her when he leaves her husband. She's manipulative and dominant. She has started a relationship with Rafael (see below).

Top floor

  • Pablo Guerra (Elio González) – Isabel and Andrés' youngest son. After his parents' marriage breaks up, he sticks with his father. For a while, he dates and lives with Natalia in Nieves' flat. He moved with his mother after his father left. He dated Marta for a while, but they broke up when she made him choose between her and his friendship with Paco. The two friends now live together on the top floor.
  • Paco (Guillermo Ortega) – The videoshop assistant. A self-proclaimed film lover, Paco has a collection of weird quirks and kinks. He's still a virgin (despite his friends attempts to find a woman to deflower him) because he wants his first time to be with a woman he loves. He finally finds a girlfriend at Diego and Abel's wedding
    Wedding
    A wedding is the ceremony in which two people are united in marriage or a similar institution. Wedding traditions and customs vary greatly between cultures, ethnic groups, religions, countries, and social classes...

     and he gets very upset when his friends joke about the fact she's not very pretty. They finally get married, but soon thereafter they start having serious problems. Separated from his wife, he has now moved to the top floor apartment with his friend Pablo. He has started relationship with Belen but they split up.

Non-resident characters

  • Rafael Álvarez (Nicolás Dueñas) – Lucías father, who, after his daughter leaves, moved temporally to her flat with his buttler and cook while he's having his house refurbished. The wealthy owner of a speculative construction company, completely amoral and willing to do anything for money, he tried to buy the building several times, including arsoning it.
  • Marta (Assumpta Serna
    Assumpta Serna
    Assumpta Serna is a Spanish actress. She is known for her roles in I, The Worst of All portraying famous Mexican religious scholar Sor Juana, Nostradamus, The Craft, and Wild Orchid, although she may be most remembered for her role as Peninsular War guerrilla commander Teresa Moreno in the first...

    ) – The president of the building on the opposite side of the road. She's nicknamed pantumaca due to her strong Catalan
    Catalan language
    Catalan is a Romance language, the national and only official language of Andorra and a co-official language in the Spanish autonomous communities of Catalonia, the Balearic Islands and Valencian Community, where it is known as Valencian , as well as in the city of Alghero, on the Italian island...

     accent. Divorced for several years, she falls in love with Juan Cuesta, who hesitates between her and
    la hierbas. After being rejected by Juan she attempts suicide on New Year's Eve but finally accepts it and develops an ambiguous friendship with her rival, since every advice she gives her results in trouble and crisis for the couple. She dated Isabel's youngest son Pablo for a while, until she made him choose between her and his friendship with Paco. She lost.
  • José María (Nacho Guerreros) – A former drug addict, who still has some mental problems due to that, who becomes friends with Emilio and the videoclub gang. He lives with his aunt Choni.
  • Father Miguel (Manuel Millán) – The neighbourhood priest
    Priest
    A priest is a person authorized to perform the sacred rites of a religion, especially as a mediatory agent between humans and deities. They also have the authority or power to administer religious rites; in particular, rites of sacrifice to, and propitiation of, a deity or deities...

    . Ready for everything, he has been able to marry, confess and baptize characters of both sexes and all sexual orientations (as long as they don't tell the bishop
    Bishop
    A bishop is an ordained or consecrated member of the Christian clergy who is generally entrusted with a position of authority and oversight. Within the Catholic Church, Eastern Orthodox, Oriental Orthodox Churches, in the Assyrian Church of the East, in the Independent Catholic Churches, and in the...

    ). He's a singer (and not a good one) and he's always trying to sell people his singles, usually Catholic covers of hit Spanish songs.

Former characters

  • Paloma Hurtado (Loles León
    Loles León
    María Dolores León Rodríguez is a Spanish actress.She went to Madrid to start a career as an actress. She met Pedro Almodóvar during La Movida Madrileña. He offered her the roles she played in Mujeres al borde de un ataque de nervios and ¡Átame!...

    ) – Juan's wife for 18 years. A very controlling woman with an acerbic tongue. She ended up in coma after failing down the interior courtyard from her window while fighting with Isabel. She finally got out of her coma, only to be run over with a car by Isabel. She was in coma for a long time, until she died. The day she was cremated Juan discovered that she cheated with a vacuum cleaner seller.
    The reason for Loles León's character death was because the actress asked for a pay rise, since the show was getting good ratings, but the producing company didn't consent, so her character was put into coma until the discussion was solved. While in coma, Paloma appeared a few times on the show, but since Loles wasn't working with them due to the salary problem, her face was never shown, always being facing away or just her legs. When Loles lost her cause with the company and decided to sign off, Paloma's death was produced.
  • Armando (Joseba Apaolaza) – Concha's son. After the first season, he moved away to live in a house with his new girlfriend and tried, unsuccessfully, to put his mother in a retirement home. Fernando being a closeted homosexual, he and Mauri tried to fend off the building suspicions about them being gay by befriending Armando, inviting him over to watch football matches and other considered manly things. Unluckily for them, it was all worthless, since Armando leaves their home (after the match finished) by saying "I thought you gay people were a bit more tactful", after Mauri and Fernando behaved like the stereotypical "macho".
  • Alex Guerra (Juan Díaz) – Isabel and Andrés' oldest son. When the family starts family therapy
    Family therapy
    Family therapy, also referred to as couple and family therapy, family systems therapy, and family counseling, is a branch of psychotherapy that works with families and couples in intimate relationships to nurture change and development. It tends to view change in terms of the systems of...

     to try to save the marriage, Isabel confesses Alex is the product of a pre-marriage affair with a Polish
    Poland
    Poland , officially the Republic of Poland , is a country in Central Europe bordered by Germany to the west; the Czech Republic and Slovakia to the south; Ukraine, Belarus and Lithuania to the east; and the Baltic Sea and Kaliningrad Oblast, a Russian exclave, to the north...

     man named Jaroslav. When Isabel moves in with Juan, he goes to live with them and gets along very well with his new family. He left the series to find his real father in Poland
    Poland
    Poland , officially the Republic of Poland , is a country in Central Europe bordered by Germany to the west; the Czech Republic and Slovakia to the south; Ukraine, Belarus and Lithuania to the east; and the Baltic Sea and Kaliningrad Oblast, a Russian exclave, to the north...

    .
  • Nieves Cuesta (Carme Balagué) – Nicknamed la Chunga by the neighbours, she's Juan's single sister. He moved in with him (without asking him first) after Paloma's accident to help him. Unlike her brother, she has a strong character and wants things done her way. She has some money, but she's stingy. She has a fallout with her brother over his relationship with Isabel and, after some trouble, ends up buying Isabel's flat and starting a relationship with her former husband Andrés, trying by all means to get back at her brother. When things between Andrés and her fall through, she moves away, leaving her brother in charge of renting (and later, selling) the flat.
  • Roberto Alonso (Daniel Guzmán) – Lucía's boyfriend. He's an architect
    Architect
    An architect is a person trained in the planning, design and oversight of the construction of buildings. To practice architecture means to offer or render services in connection with the design and construction of a building, or group of buildings and the space within the site surrounding the...

    , but works drawing erotic comics
    Comics
    Comics denotes a hybrid medium having verbal side of its vocabulary tightly tied to its visual side in order to convey narrative or information only, the latter in case of non-fiction comics, seeking synergy by using both visual and verbal side in...

    . He's brilliant, but he has no ambitions and he's lazy. After his relationship with Lucía ends, he moves to the building's attic and tries to get her back several times. After finally giving up, he now lives in 2-B with his ex-rival turned friend Carlos, trying to get him over his depression. He finally moves away to Puerto Banús
    Puerto Banús
    Puerto José Banús, more commonly known as Puerto Banús is a marina located in the area of Nueva Andalucía, to the southwest of Marbella, Spain on the Costa del Sol. It was built in May 1970 by José Banús, a local property developer, as a luxury marina and shopping complex for the rich and famous...

     to continue with his profitable business of drawing caricatures.
  • Carlos (Diego Martín) – Lucía's childhood friend. A rich kid like her, he lives off his family's money. Carlos is very unsure of himself, and ends up doing whacky, impulsive things, such as pretending to be gay
    Gay
    Gay is a word that refers to a homosexual person, especially a homosexual male. For homosexual women the specific term is "lesbian"....

     and trying to start a relationship with Mauri. He's been after Lucia since forever, but she never wanted anything with him. He helps her with her restaurant business, and gets infatuated with Alicia. Eventually, he buys the video shop in the ground floor and outs Juan as building president, gaining popular support by paying for a new elevator
    Elevator
    An elevator is a type of vertical transport equipment that efficiently moves people or goods between floors of a building, vessel or other structures...

     and spa
    Hot tub
    A hot tub is a large tub or small pool full of heated water and used for soaking, relaxation, massage, or hydrotherapy. In most cases, they have jets for massage purposes. Hot tubs are usually located outdoors, and are often sheltered for protection from the elements, as well as for privacy....

     in the attic. In a new year party, he has a drunken one-night stand with Alba, and she's now pregnant with his daughter, whom he agreed to support. After much trouble, Lucía finally gives him a chance, but it doesn't last long. Totally depressed, he agrees share a flat with Roberto. But he can't get over the depression, and checks himself into a depression clinic, selling both the flat and the videoclub.
  • Lucía Álvarez (María Adánez
    María Adánez
    María Adánez Almenara is a Spanish actress, director, writer and producer.-Life and career:Adánez most popular work includes Pepa y Pepe, Farmacia de guardia, and Aquí no hay quien viva...

    ) – Called La Pija (the snooty one). The daughter of the wealthy owner of a construction company, Lucía arrives at the building to live with her boyfriend Roberto. She works in her father's company and she's used to good clothes and the finer things. Eventually, her relationship with Roberto falls through and she decides to quit her father's company and do things by herself. She tries opening a restaurant
    Restaurant
    A restaurant is an establishment which prepares and serves food and drink to customers in return for money. Meals are generally served and eaten on premises, but many restaurants also offer take-out and food delivery services...

    , but it doesn't work. She goes through some difficult times after she refuses her father's money, but things started to get better once she gave her old boyfriend Carlos another chance. But things fell through quickly. She finds a new boyfriend in Yago, an ecology nut whose principles she adopts to get along with him. In the end, however, she believes in them more than he does and leaves with a NGO to Somalia. As Marisa puts it, her appearance is always neat and stylish, which is emphasized by the catchphrase "qué mona va esta chica siempre" (how well-groomed is always this girl).
  • Andrés Guerra (Santiago Ramos) – Isabel's husband. A middle-aged businessman of doubtful reputation, he has to sell his house after some trouble with the Treasury
    Treasury
    A treasury is either*A government department related to finance and taxation.*A place where currency or precious items is/are kept....

     and he moves with his family to 2-B. He has a sports shop
    Deportes Guerra and he's always into doubtful business affairs. Eventually he's jailed, but he's able to get out when Vicenta pays his bond. But she has a crush on him, and he has to play along so she wouldn't retire the bond money. He suspects his wife is having an affair for a while, but he doesn't know with whom until she tells him in a very inappropriate moment. He later starts a relationship with Nieves which falls through fast. For a while he lives alone in the attic, turning increasingly bitter, with an apparent Diogenes syndrome
    Diogenes syndrome
    Diogenes syndrome, also known as senile squalor syndrome, is a disorder characterized by extreme self-neglect, domestic squalor, social withdrawal, apathy, compulsive hoarding of rubbish, and lack of shame....

    . He enjoys a brief relationship with Carmen. Finally, after a freak accident, he ends up with amnesia
    Amnesia
    Amnesia is a condition in which one's memory is lost. The causes of amnesia have traditionally been divided into categories. Memory appears to be stored in several parts of the limbic system of the brain, and any condition that interferes with the function of this system can cause amnesia...

    , and Vicenta tries to make him think that they are married. When he realizes that he doesn't have anything left for him at Calle Desengaño 21, he leaves the building and leaves the show for good.
  • Alicia Sanz (Laura Pamplona) – Belen's roommate. A would-be actress, Alicia is vain, selfish, completely without tact and not above rubbing her success with men in her less successful roommate Belen's face. She goes through men like shoes, never falling in love with one. She toys with Carlos for a while, getting pricy gifts from him but never giving him anything in return. Occasionally (very occasionally) a bit of friendly generosity comes through. After Emilio moves up with Belén, they quarrel and Alicia moves in with a now single Lucía. After a while, she and Belén patch things through and she returns to 3-B. Eventually, Alicia finally falls in love with a man, Ricardo, and moves to New York City
    New York City
    New York is the most populous city in the United States and the center of the New York Metropolitan Area, one of the most populous metropolitan areas in the world. New York exerts a significant impact upon global commerce, finance, media, art, fashion, research, technology, education, and...

     with him.
  • Carmen Villanueva (Llum Barrera) – A college professor, and the daughter of the vice-chancellor
    Chancellor (education)
    A chancellor or vice-chancellor is the chief executive of a university. Other titles are sometimes used, such as president or rector....

    , she meets Emilio when he attends one of her classes and they start a relationship. Carmen knows what she wants and she's very sure of herself, but she has some insane tendencies. After she and Emilio break up, she moves up with Belén to try to recover him, up to the point to calling up her former crazy boyfriend to make him jealous, but it doesn't work. She later rents 2-B from Nieves, and Bea moves with her. She has a crush on Fernando, even after Bea tells her he's gay, and tries to seduce him, but he flees away scared. She lived at 3-B with Bea, Belén and Inga for a while, but finally moved back with her parents.
  • Diego Álvarez (Mariano Alameda) – Lucia's younger brother. Recently married to Alba, he meets Mauri at his sister's restaurant opening, and they start an affair. He divorce
    Divorce
    Divorce is the final termination of a marital union, canceling the legal duties and responsibilities of marriage and dissolving the bonds of matrimony between the parties...

    s and moves in with him, but their affair ends when he falls for Abel, the male nanny of Mauri's son Ezequiel. Mauri gets very pissed off and tries to prevent their wedding, but finally he marries Abel
    Same-sex marriage in Spain
    Same-sex marriage in Spain has been legal since July 3, 2005. In 2004, the nation's newly elected social democratic government, led by President José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero, began a campaign for its legalization, including the right of adoption by same-sex couples...

    , being the first gay married couple in Spain
    Spain
    Spain , officially the Kingdom of Spain languages]] under the European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages. In each of these, Spain's official name is as follows:;;;;;;), is a country and member state of the European Union located in southwestern Europe on the Iberian Peninsula...

    . But soon thereafter, he admits he has made an error, that it was too soon and that he misses Mauri. But Mauri's former boyfriend Fernando (who turns out to be a former college classmate of his) has since then returned.
  • Alba (Marta Belenguer) – Diego's not completely sane wife. Jealous and insecure, she gets the shock of her life when she learns her husband is having an affair with another man. After they divorce, she has a one-night affair with Carlos, and she's now pregnant with his child.
  • Rosa Izquierdo (María Almudéver) – Bea's girlfriend in season 3. A strong-willed lawyer that originally was hired by Bea's former employer against her but that she choose to became her lawyer instead. The two of them soon became a couple, but Rosa and Mauri never got along. In the end, they broke up when Bea choose to go with Mauri to Diego and Abel's wedding (to give him emotional support) instead of going with Rosa to meet her family.

1st season

  • Episode 1: Érase una mudanza (Once upon a moving)
  • Episode 2: Érase una reforma (Once upon a renovation)
  • Episode 3: Érase el reciclaje (Once upon a recycling)
  • Episode 4: Érase un rumor (Once upon a rumor)
  • Episode 5: Érase un niño (Once upon a baby)
  • Episode 6: Érase un resbalón (Once upon a drop off)
  • Episode 7: Érase una rata (Once upon a rat)
  • Episode 8: Érase un indigente (Once upon a beggar)
  • Episode 9: Érase una de miedo (Once upon a scary movie)
  • Episode 10: Érase un dilema (Once upon a dilemma)
  • Episode 11: Érase un traspaso (Once upon a handover)
  • Episode 12: Érase un sustituto (Once upon a substitute)
  • Episode 13: Érase una fiesta (Once upon a party)
  • Episode 14: Érase una avería (Once upon a breakdown)
  • Episode 15: Érase un anillo (Once upon a ring)
  • Episode 16: Érase una Nochebuena (Once upon a Christmas Eve)
  • Episode 17: Érase un fin de año (Once upon a New Year Eve)

2nd season

  • Episode 18: Érase una derrama (Once upon an apportionment
    Apportionment
    The legal term apportionment means distribution or allotment in proper shares.It is a term used in law in a variety of senses...

    )
  • Episode 19: Érase un sueño erótico (Once upon an erotic dream)
  • Episode 20: Érase un negocio (Once upon a business)
  • Episode 21: Érase un desafío (Once upon a challenge)
  • Episode 22: Érase una patrulla ciudadana (Once upon a civic patrol)
  • Episode 23: Érase un rastrillo (Once upon a street market
    Street market
    A street market is an outdoor market such as traditionally held in a market square or in a market town, and often held only on particular days of the week...

    )
  • Episode 24: Érase una huelga (Once upon a strike
    Strike action
    Strike action, also called labour strike, on strike, greve , or simply strike, is a work stoppage caused by the mass refusal of employees to work. A strike usually takes place in response to employee grievances. Strikes became important during the industrial revolution, when mass labour became...

    )
  • Episode 25: Érase un piso en venta (Once upon a flat on sale)
  • Episode 26: Érase una parabólica (Once upon a satellite dish)
  • Episode 27: Érase un video casero (Once upon a home-made video)
  • Episode 28: Érase unas elecciones (Once upon an election)
  • Episode 29: Érase una despedida de soltero (Once upon a stag night)
  • Episode 30: Érase una boda (Once upon a wedding)
  • Episode 31: Érase un apoyo vecinal (Once upon a neighborhood support)

3rd season

  • Episode 32: Érase un caos (Once upon a chaos)
  • Episode 33: Érase un okupa (Once upon a squatter)
  • Episode 34: Érase un matrimonio de conveniencia (Once upon a convenience marriage)
  • Episode 35: Érase una inauguración (Once upon an inauguration)
  • Episode 36: Érase un combate (Once upon a fight)
  • Episode 37: Érase un canario (Once upon a canary)
  • Episode 38: Érase un mal de ojo (Once upon an evil eye
    Evil eye
    The evil eye is a look that is believed by many cultures to be able to cause injury or bad luck for the person at whom it is directed for reasons of envy or dislike...

    )
  • Episode 39: Érase un famoso (Once upon a celebrity)
  • Episode 40: Érase un desalojo (Once upon an eviction)
  • Episode 41: Érase un belén (Once upon a nativity scene)
  • Episode 42: Érase una Nochevieja (Once upon a New Year's Eve
    New Year's Eve
    New Year's Eve is observed annually on December 31, the final day of any given year in the Gregorian calendar. In modern societies, New Year's Eve is often celebrated at social gatherings, during which participants dance, eat, consume alcoholic beverages, and watch or light fireworks to mark the...

    )
  • Episode 43: Érase una grieta (Once upon a crack)
  • Episode 44: Érase unos nuevos inquilinos (Once upon new tenants)
  • Episode 45: Érase un bautizo (Once upon a christening)
  • Episode 46: Érase una academia (Once upon an academy)
  • Episode 47: Érase unos estatutos (Once upon some statutes)
  • Episode 48: Érase unas alumnas (Once upon some female students)
  • Episode 49: Érase un juicio (Once upon a trial)
  • Episode 50: Érase un disco-pub videoclub (Once upon a disco-pub videoshop)
  • Episode 51: Érase un cobaya (Once upon a guinea pig)
  • Episode 52: Érase un premio (Once upon a prize)
  • Episode 53: Érase unas puertas blindadas (Once upon some security doors)
  • Episode 54: Érase un vicio (Once upon a vice)
  • Episode 55: Érase un administrador (Once upon an administrator)
  • Episode 56: Érase un traición (Once upon a treason)
  • Episode 57: Érase el primer presidente gay (Once upon the first gay president)
  • Episode 58: Érase una tragaperras (Once upon a slot machine)
  • Episode 59: Érase un desgobierno (Once upon a misgovern)
  • Episode 60: Érase un regalo de boda (Once upon a wedding present)
  • Episode 61: Érase otra boda (Once upon another wedding)
  • Episode 62: Érase una luna de miel (Once upon a honeymoon)
  • Episode 63: Érase un cirujano plástico (Once upon a plastic surgeon)
  • Episode 64: Érase unas vacaciones (Once upon some holidays)

4th season

  • Episode 65: Érase un despertar (Once upon a wakeup)
  • Episode 66: Érase un cultivo (Once upon a crop)
  • Episode 67: Érase un desvío provisional (Once upon a provisional detour)
  • Episode 68: Érase una sequía (Once upon a drought)
  • Episode 69: Érase un banco en la acera (Once upon a bench in the sidewalk)
  • Episode 70: Érase una Navidad convulsa (Once upon a convulsed Christmas)
  • Episode 71: Érase la tercera Nochevieja (Once upon the third New Year's Eve)
  • Episode 72: Érase unos propósitos de Año Nuevo (Once upon some New Year resolutions)
  • Episode 73: Érase una presidenta títere (Once upon a puppet president)
  • Episode 74: Érase un par de bodas (Once upon a pair of weddings)
  • Episode 75: Érase una conexión Wifi (Once upon a Wifi connection)
  • Episode 76: Érase un vudú (Once upon a voodoo)
  • Episode 77: Érase un día de San Valentín (Once upon a Saint Valentine's Day)
  • Episode 78: Érase una nueva vida (Once upon a new life)

5th season

  • Episode 79: Érase una extradición (Once upon an extradition)
  • Episode 80: Érase un colapso (Once upon a collapse)
  • Episode 81: Érase un robot de cocina (Once upon a kitchen robot)
  • Episode 82: Érase un presidente de vacaciones (Once upon a president on holidays)
  • Episode 83: Érase un anuncio (Once upon an advertisement)
  • Episode 84: Érase un billete de 50 euros (Once upon a 50 euro
    Euro
    The euro is the official currency of the eurozone: 17 of the 27 member states of the European Union. It is also the currency used by the Institutions of the European Union. The eurozone consists of Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg,...

     bill)
  • Episode 85: Érase un escándalo (Once upon a scandal)
  • Episode 86: Érase un descubrimiento macabro (Once upon a macabre discovery)
  • Episode 87: Érase una emisora pirata (Once upon a pirate radio)
  • Episode 88: Érase un funeral con sorpresa (Once upon a funeral
    Funeral
    A funeral is a ceremony for celebrating, sanctifying, or remembering the life of a person who has died. Funerary customs comprise the complex of beliefs and practices used by a culture to remember the dead, from interment itself, to various monuments, prayers, and rituals undertaken in their honor...

     with surprise)
  • Episode 89: Érase una lista de boda (Once upon a bridal registry
    Bridal registry
    A bridal registry is a service provided by a website or retail store to assist engaged couples in the communication of gift preferences to wedding guests. Selecting items from store stock, the couple lists desired items and files this list with the chosen merchant. The list is then made available...

    )
  • Episode 90: Érase un paripé (Once upon an act)
  • Episode 91: Érase un adios (Once upon a good-bye)

Porter

  • Emilio
    • ¡Un poquito de por favor! (A little bit of please!)
    • ¡Cipote! (Cock!)
    • Apaguen los teléfonos móviles y no fumen, para hablar levantan la mano y para insultar también me la levantan (Please turn off your mobile telephones and do not smoke. To speak, raise your hand and to insult, raise your hand too.)
    • ¡Papá, cómete el kiwi! (Dad, eat your kiwi!)

  • Mariano
    • Tú... ignorante de la vida (You... know nothing about life.")
    • Mariano Delgado, metrosexual y pensador (Mariano Delgado, metrosexual and thinker)

1-A

  • Vicenta
    • A Marisa le dejó Manolo (Marisa was dumped by Manolo)

  • Marisa
    • ¡Qué mona va esta chica siempre! (This girl always looks so cute! – referring to Lucía)
    • ¡Radio Patio, 24 horas! (Radio Patio, 24 hours!)
    • ¡Movida! (Action!)
    • ¡Y a éste qué le importa lo que hizo Manolo! (What Manolo did is none of his business!)
    • ¡¿Por qué siempre me tienes que meter a Manolo en todas partes?! (Why do you always have to mention Manolo?!)

  • Concha
    • Váyase Señor Cuesta... ¡Váyase! (Leave Mr. Cuesta—Leave now! – paraphrasing a famous phrase former Prime Minister José María Aznar
      José María Aznar
      José María Alfredo Aznar López served as the Prime Minister of Spain from 1996 to 2004. He is on the board of directors of News Corporation.-Early life:...

       said to then Prime Minister Felipe González
      Felipe González
      Felipe González Márquez is a Spanish socialist politician. He was the General Secretary of the Spanish Socialist Workers' Party from 1974 to 1997. To date, he remains the longest-serving Prime Minister of Spain, after having served four successive mandates from 1982 to 1996.-Early life:Felipe was...

      )
    • ¡Chorizo! (You thief!)
    • ¡Qué vergüenza! (How shameful!)

1-B

  • Mauri
    • ¡Envidia de pene! (Penis envy
      Penis envy
      Penis envy in Freudian psychoanalysis refers to the theorized reaction of a girl during her psychosexual development to the realization that she does not have a penis....

      ! – especially to Rosa)
    • Este también es gay (This one is gay too.)

2-A

  • Juan
    • ¡Qué follón! (What a bloody mess!)
    • Soy Juan Cuesta, presidente de esta nuestra comunidad (I'm Juan Cuesta, Strata Council President)
  • Paloma
    • ¡Aquí no, Juan, aquí no! (Not here, Juan, not here!)
    • ¡Hombre ya! (No way!)
    • ¡Y punto en Boca, Y punto en Boca! (And that's it. period!)

– Aqui não há quem viva


The series has the same setting and plots, though the names of most of characters change, with Portuguese actors.

– Faites comme chez vous


The script is the same but the actors and the building changes.

– Moje drage komšije


On Studio B
RTV Studio B
RTV Studio B, more often called Studio B , is a radio and television broadcaster in Belgrade, Serbia, which was the first broadcast station outside the national electronic media system.-Background:...

 from Apirl 29, 2011. Translated Moje drage komšije (My Beloved Neighbors). The show replaces Los Hombres de Paco
Los hombres de Paco
Los hombres de Paco' is a Spanish comedy television series, originally aired from 9 October 2005 to 19 May 2010 on the Antena 3. The series has also been broadcast in Argentina, Czech Republic, Poland, Hungary, Morocco, Romania, Serbia, Italy, Slovakia and Turkey...

. It was previously aired in its entirety on the B92
B92
B92 is a radio and television broadcaster with national coverage headquartered in Belgrade, Serbia. The network's key demographic is chiefly urban and young audience. Its programs, including the news cover topics with fairly liberal political painted attitudes...

 network.

– Moje drage komšije


NTV Hayat
NTV Hayat
Hayat TV is a television station from Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina.It is a privately-owned TV station, which started airing on February 24, 1992. Its coverage is over 1.5 million people in Bosnia, numerous cable subscribers in the neighbouring countries, and satellite viewers. Hayat TV...

- Mreza plus -The broadcasting of the show started for second time on 4.7.2011.

Η Πολυκατοικία
I Polykatoikia
I Polykatoikia , is a popular Greek Comedy television series, which is broadcasting on Mega Channel for three seasons, from October, 6 2008 until May 27,2011....


Premiering on Mega Channel
Mega Channel
Mega Channel, also known as Mega TV or just Mega, is a major television network in Greece. Teletypos S.A. was founded in 1989 under the name Teletypos Television Programmes S.A...

 on 6 October 2008.Now it's in third season.

Vecinos
Vecinos
Vecinos is a Mexican TV series adapted in 2005 by actor Eugenio Derbez from Spanish TV series Aquí no hay quien viva. The series portrays the life of everyday people in Mexican barrios, where anything can be found — the jealous housewife, the spinster, the strange family, etc...


The show portrays the same kind of characters, living all together in a building. It was adapted for the mexican audience and ran between 2005 and 2006 on the Televisa network, achieving huge success. Currently shows on reruns.

– Qui non si può vivere


Same setting and presumably same characters. There aren't updated news on this subject, only that the first season will be composed by 26 episodes of 50 minutes each. It should be filmed very soon.

– Aquí no hay quien viva


The script is similar but the actors and the building changes. However, it didn't had a lot of succes as it had in Spain and also because of the schedule problems that Telefé was having and ended up.

– Aquí no hay quien viva


The script, the setting and the plots are the same with some little changes though the names of most of characters change, with Colombian actors. RCN bought the rights to make a local adaptation, which began airing on August 25, 2008 but ended on February 27, 2009 despite the success that was having.

– Naapureina Madridissa


On YLE TV1. Translated Naapureina Madridissa (As Neighbours in Madrid). The broadcasting of the show started on May 25, 2010.

- Щурите съседи


Щурите съседи - from Bulgarian "The Crazy Neighbours". The broadcasting of the show started for second time on December 29, 2010.

- I hate this place


American
United States
The United States of America is a federal constitutional republic comprising fifty states and a federal district...

 television network
Television network
A television network is a telecommunications network for distribution of television program content, whereby a central operation provides programming to many television stations or pay TV providers. Until the mid-1980s, television programming in most countries of the world was dominated by a small...

 ABC
American Broadcasting Company
The American Broadcasting Company is an American commercial broadcasting television network. Created in 1943 from the former NBC Blue radio network, ABC is owned by The Walt Disney Company and is part of Disney-ABC Television Group. Its first broadcast on television was in 1948...

 announced that it's going to produce an American version of the series, that will be named I hate this place. Craig Doyle
Craig Doyle
Craig Doyle is an Irish television and radio presenter. To British viewers he is recognisable as working for the BBC and ITV...

 will be responsible for the first scripts of the series, and it will be directed by Ben Silverman
Ben Silverman
Benjamin Noah "Ben" Silverman is the founder and CEO of Electus, a next generation entertainment studio staked by IAC's Barry Diller....

 and Sofía Vergara
Sofía Vergara
Sofía Margarita Vergara Vergara is a Colombian actress, comedian, television hostess and model.Vergara had been widely known for co-hosting two TV shows for Univisión in the late 1990s. Her TV career opened up for her a window of exposure to North American audiences prior to her first notable...

. Filming will start in early 2011.

Awards

  • Fotogramas de Plata: Best Actor (Fernando Tejero) (2005), Best Actress (Loles León) (2004)
  • ATV Award: Best Actor (Luis Merlo, 2005), Best Actress (Malena Alterio, 2005), Best Screenplay (2005), Best Fiction Program (2005).
  • TP de Oro
    TP de Oro
    The TP de Oro is a Spanish award given since 1973, to honour, mostly, Spanish, but also foreign television series. The TP de Oro is considered to be the most prestigious Spanish awards for television.-External links:* *...

    : Best National Series (2005), Best Actor (Fernando Tejero, 2005).
  • Ondas
    Ondas
    Ondas is an album by New Zealand jazz pianist and composer Mike Nock recorded in 1981 and released on the ECM label.-Reception:The Allmusic review by Thom Jurek awarded the album 4½ stars calling it "a glorious recording by a crack batch of musicians...

     Award: Best Series (2004), tied with Los Serrano
    Los Serrano
    Los Serrano is a Spanish television drama comedy which premiered on April 22, 2003 and is played on the channel Telecinco. It tells the story of the Serrano family, who lives in Round Santa Justa No 133, located in the fictional neighborhood of Santa Justa, in the Ribera del Manzanares, in Madrid...

    .

External links


Aquí no hay quien viva – Antena 3 Official webpage Episode Recaps SeriesAdictos – Aquí no hay quien viva Faites comme chez vous – The french version of Aqui no hay quien viva – Greek version – Official webpage