"Lo Que La Vida Me Robó" is Univision's newest telenovela starring Angelique Boyer and Sebastián Rulli premeiring on Monday. Both of these actors have proven to have chemistry on-screen as you might remember their torrid romance on "Teresa" where he ended up forgiving the titled character for all the wrong she had done. Boyer followed the succesful soap in an even bigger hit with "Abismo de Pasión" while Rulli enjoyed another massive hit with "Amores Verdaderos." Now the actors are back together in this remake of "Bodas De Odio" originally written by Caridad Bravo Adams. The most recent version was 2003's "Amor Real," which turned out to be a smash hit on the Spanish-language network starring Fernando Colunga and Adela Noriega. You might notice that the cast picture above lacks the big elaborate costumes and that is because this retelling of the story is set in contemporary times.
"Lo Que La Vida Me Robó" is the story of Montserrat (Boyer) an attractive young woman with a good social status who lives under Graciela´s (Daniela Castro) control, her mother, who is only interested in appearances and won´t let her social status to change no matter what, and despite her husband Lauro Mendoza (Rogelio Guerra) has lost everything he had. Monserrat holds a secret relationship with Jose Luis (Luis Roberto Guzmán), a navy Corporal, and she is not planning to marry Sebastian de Icaza (Osvaldo De León), the man her mother practically imposed to her at her own convenience. On the other hand, José Luis knows that Monserrat´s family will never accept him because he doesn´t have a promising future he could offer to Monserrat.
In the first episode we also meet Alejandro (Sebastián Rulli), a workman from a near ranch, finds out that his father is Don Benjamín Almonte (Alfredo Adame), a cruel, powerful and wealthy man, who dies minutes after revealing his son the truth. Alejandro is not happy to receive this news but, that night, life compensates for him by getting to meet Monserrat, of whom he immediately falls in love. Monserrat ends her engagement with Sebastián and Graciela gets really angry about this since she had seen in that marriage the only way to solve their financial problems. Because of this, Graciela starts seeking another prospect for her daughter, and it is then that she hears Alejandro is Don Benjamín´s heir, which makes him the perfect candidate for Monserrat.
Episode 2: Graciela finds out that her daughter Montserrat has another boyfriend. Bruno Gamboa sends somebody to assault Dimitrio (Osvaldo Benavides). Father Anselmo (Erik Del Castillo) tells Alejandro that he is the heir of all of his fathers properties. Alejandro tells Maria (Grettell Valdez) that he can't stop thinking about another woman. José Luis coes to Montserrat's home to talk to her father and Graciela surprises them. Episode 3: Alejandro visits Lauro's home and recognizes Graciela. Bruno asks Dimitrio for the title of his home as warranty of the money he owes him. Alejandro asks Bruno for the accounting numbers of the business because he suspects something is robbing. Graciela visits Alejandro to investigate the origins of Don Sebastian's son. José Luis asks Montserrat if she is willing to runway with him in case they want to seperate them.
Episode 4: José Luis finds Bruno Gamboa is dead in his office. Alejandro returns the home title to Graciela in exchange for him ti court her daughter Montserrate. Dimitrio has a flashback and remembers how he killed Bruno. We see how Pedro (Sergio Sendel) mistreats his wife Nadia, which she lies about to keep up the appearance of a happy marriage. Laura informs Dimitrio that he will be sent off to the Navy. Episode 5: Graciela finds Montserrat and José Luis kissing and warns him that if he evers see's them together again he will regret it. Montserrat confronts Graciela and tells her that her boyfriend is José Luis. Gaspar finds his daughter Maria on the ground and wounded after she fell off a horse. Victor tells Alejandro that there are other women that are not Montserrat. Graciela keeps Montserrat locked in her room so she will not continue to cause harm to the family name involving herself with the Corporal.
"Lo Que La Vida Me Robó" premieres in the U.S. on the Univision network on Monday, November 18 at 9pm ET/PT. Why wait until Monday? WATCH the premiere episode down below and tell us what you think of this new telenovela!