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13 Years Later, Hardcore Rebelde Fans Watched A Few Episodes And They Wouldn’t Believe They Were Into This

Released in 2004, the telenovela “Rebelde” became a huuuge sensation throughout the early 2000’s. From the style to the music to the personalities of the characters and all of the drama, millions of people became totally obsessed with this show. Question is, what do these OG “Rebelde” fans think about the series 13 years later?

All 340 episodes of “Rebelde” are now available on Netflix.

My childhood is on Netflix ?? excuse me while I cut myself off from the world. #ysoyrebelde

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340 episodes = 340 hours I gave to “Rebelde” and every second was worth it.

I talked to three “Rebelde” fans who watched the show when it originally aired, and asked them to rewatch it and give their commentary.

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Iliana Perez (on the left),  admits she had “Rebelde” perfume, posters, the DVDs, the outfits, and most of the CDs they made.

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Iliana watched episode 16 of “Rebelde,” in which one of the main characters, Giovanni, sneaks into one of the girl’s dorm rooms.

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As soon as this scene began, Iliana said, “OMG! The background music and sound effects are so extra!” And as Giovanni continued with his creepy investigation, Iliana commented, “Wait, I never knew her liked her… Omg his exit!”



Illiana’s thoughts after rewatching a few episodes on Netflix are: “I actually miss this show, it’s dramatic as heck.”

Cynthia Perez (furthest back, to the left of Iliana), who was also super obsessed with “Rebelde” admits, “I did get their uniform, a pillow case, a folder, even some pencils and stickers.”

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“I loved that they were so happy, that they had so many adventures and cute boyfriends and that their makeup and hair were always on point,” she added.

Cynthia watched episode 192, in which Mía yells and pushes one of her best friends Roberta. Check out the DRAMA:


Right away, Cynthia commented, “Okay like seriously, ‘o sea’, the way they talk is f*cking hilarious! And the way they dressed. OMG. I thought that was so cool back then. Now I’m just like wtf. And the way she was passed out I can’t take it seriously hahaha.”

Mía’s line at the end of the video had Cynthia laughing the most.?

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After watching this dramatic scene, Cynthia’s final thoughts were: “This video is freaking hilarious. Just made me remember how much Mía used to exaggerate over everyyyything. They were all just TOO MUCH.”

Jasmine Perez (on the right, wearing the red hat), says she was in loooove with “Rebelde” growing up.

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Jasmine said, “I remember I couldn’t wait to grow up and become a dramatic teenager like them. I always wished I could go to a school like them and have those uniforms.”

Jasmine watched episode 235, in which a group of the guys started their first day of swimming class:

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As soon as Jasmine started watching this video, she commented, “Wait, the teacher and students look the same age. And the guys are such pervs! They’re so creepy! What are they even trying to look at? Her robe is huge and covering up everything.”


Overall, these “Rebelde” fans were a little shocked that they were so obsessed with such an unrealistic, dramatic telenovela. Some just can’t help but laugh when they re-watch the episodes now.


“Estilo matrix” LOL

While others are still hardcore, dedicated fans.


#RebeldeParaSiempre


READ: What You Need to Know about the Rebelde Cast Since Their Breakup

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Gabriel Fernandez’s Mother, Pearl Fernandez, Is Trying to Have Her Murder Conviction Thrown Out

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Gabriel Fernandez’s Mother, Pearl Fernandez, Is Trying to Have Her Murder Conviction Thrown Out

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Gabriel Fernandez’s mother, Pearl Fernandez, is trying to have her murder conviction thrown out. The 37-year-old woman has been in jail since 2018 for the murder and torture of her eight-year old son.

Pearl Fernandez is petitioning the court for resentencing, hoping to have her first-degree murder and/or second-degree murder charges thrown out.

Fernandez is hoping to have her sentence vacated based off of new changes to the California state penal code. “I think that she feels that somehow maybe, you know, the special circumstance will be dismissed or maybe she’ll have a chance that the D.A. will agree with the petition,” Deputy District Attorney Jonathan Hatami said to CBSLA.

In June 2018, a judge sentenced Pearl Fernandez to life without parole. The judge charged Pearl Fernandez with the 2013 torture and killing of her eight-year-old son, Gabriel Fernandez.

On May 22, 2013, Gabriel Fernandez died after suffering a fatal beating from his mother. Pearl Fernandez was allegedly angry that he didn’t clean up his toys.

The details of Pearl and her boyfriend’s lengthy torture campaign against Gabriel Fernandez are both gruesome and numerous. Over the course of his eight-month stay with Isauro Aguirre, the couple broke his bones, burned him with cigarettes, pepper-sprayed him, and forced him to eat his own vomit as well as animal feces. And that is just a short-list of what they did.

The case came to national attention after the release of the 2020 Netflix documentary, “The Trials of Gabriel Fernandez“. The documentary shone a spotlight on the insidious nature of child abuse. It also highlighted the systematic failures of the social services system that fails to protect children.

Elected officials have expressed their disgust at Pearl Fernandez for trying to escape justice by taking advantage of updated laws.

“The policies and directives from my office and these new laws created by the Legislature are emboldening murderers of children to apply to be re-sentenced,” said Deputy DA Hatami to City News Service. “This is completely unfair to the surviving families and their loved ones.”

He continued: “Families now have to relive all the horror that was perpetrated upon a small and helpless child. Based upon all the evidence presented at the grand jury, which was made public, and the jury trial, Pearl Fernandez was a major participant in the torture and murder of little Gabriel.”

It seems obvious by the fact that Pearl Fernandez is trying to get out of jail after torturing her son to death, that she isn’t remorseful about her actions.

Any other mother who killed her son would probably want to spend the rest of her life in jail instead of trying to find a way to get out of it.

If you believe someone you know is experiencing–or committing–child abuse, there are resources to help. Call the Childhelp National Child Abuse Hotline at 1-800-4-A-Child or 1-800-422-4453, or go to www.childhelp.org. Staying vigilant could help save a child like Gabriel Fernandez.

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Regé-Jean Page Is Leaving ‘Bridgerton’ and We’re Devastated

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Regé-Jean Page Is Leaving ‘Bridgerton’ and We’re Devastated

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There is some very bad news for “Bridgerton” fans. On Friday, Netflix announced that Regé-Jean Page is not returning for the second season of the smash-hit Shondaland series. Regé-Jean Page played the dashing Duke Simon Basset in the first season.

Netflix told the world that Regé-Jean Page would not be returning to “Bridgerton” via a statement written in the voice of Lady Whistledown.

“While all eyes turn to Lord Anthony Bridgerton’s quest to find a Viscountess, we bid adieu to Regé-Jean Page, who so triumphantly played the Duke of Hastings. We’ll miss Simon’s presence onscreen, but he will always be a part of the Bridgerton family,” Lady Whistledown wrote.

They also added: “Daphne will remain a devoted wife and sister, helping her brother navigate the upcoming social season and what it has to offer – more intrigue and romance than my readers may be able to bear.”

Apparently, it was Regé-Jean Page’s decision not to return to the multicultural costume drama.

Although the role of duke Simon Basset shot Page to stardom, he feels that it’s now time for him to move onto bigger and better things. In an interview with Variety, Page said that Bridgerton producers always told him that his role would be a “one-season arc” with a “beginning, middle, end”.

“[I thought] ‘That’s interesting,’ because then it felt like a limited series,” said Page. “I get to come in, I get to contribute my bit and then the Bridgerton family rolls on.”

According to Bridgerton producers, the next season will largely revolve around Anthony Bridgerton (played by Jonathan Bailey) as he tries to nab the love of his life.

Unfortunately, that storyline doesn’t seem quite as appealing to Bridgerton fans who loved to stare at Regé-Jean Page’s face for hours on end.

“Well, not sure what the point of watching this now,” said one disgruntled Twitter user. “We all know that Simon was the reason why most of us were watching this :/”

Fans of the book series, however, were much quicker to jump to Regé-Jean Page’s defense.

“Guys, each season is about one brother/sister, first season was about Daphne, second season will be about Anthony!” wrote another fan. “Simon won’t be the main character as he was. Accept Anthony and Kate [the new love interest]”. They added later: “The name [of the show] is ‘Bridgerton’ not Duke of Hastings.”

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