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Netflix Is Nailing Their Take On The Colombian Telenovela ‘La Reina Del Flow’

Netflix recently purchased and streamed a Colombian telenovela, The Queen of Flow (or La Reina del Flow) and we’re all screaming. It has all the parts of the telenovelas we were raised to love with Netflix-level production. The novela premiered at No. 1 on Colombia’s Caracol Channel back in June and resonated with viewers who could relate to the everyday violence de Medellín and the salvation that music can offer.

If you’re a Spanglish speaker, you’ll appreciate the English subtitles to get the full impact of the drama. Carolina Ramírez stars as Yeimy Montoya, an undercover DEA agent back for revenge on the man who first put her in prison 17 years ago.

No, La Reina Del Flow is a telenovela. Here are all the ways that prove it.

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There’s vengeance, murderers, secret identity, and it’s Colombia, not Columbia, FYI.

The love triangle begins very young.

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Every novela has a love triangle. Left to right, we see a young Charly Flow persuading Yeimy to join Juancho and Charly’s band, Soul and Bass. Yeimy is in love with Charly, whose heart will never know love. Meanwhile, Juancho is falling for Yeimy, but the two just call each other pezecito and are mejor amigos.

There’s a tío everyone fears, and this one’s a drug lord.

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Here, Charly is sitting with his mother and his uncle Manín. We later find out that Manín killed his own brother (Charly’s father) to be closer to Charly’s mom. The two end up marrying years later and when she wants to divorce him, he kidnaps her.

Yeimy’s parents are murdered.

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They were tired of paying off Manín for “protection” and were murdered by his men. Young Yeimy doesn’t know any of this, or Manín’s evil plan to buy off their house. So he plans to have her murdered.

Yeimy grows up to be a super goddess.

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When we flash forward to the future, Yeimy is a total bombshell. Te juro that you’ll have dreams she’s trying to sabotage your life and you’ll like it.

Charly plants Yeimy with cocaine to prevent Manín from killing her.

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This is all after he pretends to love her back after she witnesses him on a dirty job for Manín and Charly wants her to keep quiet about it. They’re all on their way to New York to sell their music and Charly steals all her lyrics and goes off on his own.

Yeimy spends 17 years in jail planning her revenge on Charly Flow and comes back undercover as Tammy Andrade.

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Every telenovela has a vengeful woman you either love or hate (i.e. Teresa and Rubí). Trust, that you’ll fall in love with Carolina Ramírez (Yeimy Montoya).

When Charly and Manín find out she’s being released early, they organize an attempted murder that didn’t pan out. The DEA let everyone believe she died and put her back in Medellín undercover as a music producer named Tammy.

You’ll really hate Charly Flow.

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There’s always a nemesis. This story line will leave you cheering for the impending fight.

The show is addicting AF.

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Like every telenovela, it will ruin your life. There are 82 episodes of La Reina del Flow. Strategize or don’t, but make sure your fridge is stocked when you start.

There are dudes with stupid high expectations of women.

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So Yeimy has had sex with a man once in her life, and it was with the guy that planned her demise.

Charly and ‘Erik’ have no idea they’re father and son.

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Grown baby boy Charly Flow (right) thinks that Erik is his adopted brother, even though he’s the spitting image of his younger self. I mean, young Charly and Erik are played by the same actor.

When Yeimy finds out her son didn’t die in a fake fire and is actually Erik, we get a montage.

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Whenever a big secret is revealed in any telenovela, we get a cheesy montage.

Then Yeimy can’t tell Erik because he only knows her as Tammy Andrade.

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That’s an awkward thing to tell your son. “Hey, so, I’m your mother, Yeimy Montoya. But I’ve had a fake identity the whole time I’ve known you to get revenge on your comemierda of a father. Let’s have a relationship now.”

Por supuesto, there’s a shocking kill-off of a character.

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Charly is behind it all. He tried to scare someone, when things went wrong and she was killed in the process.

He then tries to frame Yeimy.

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Though, he doesn’t know that Tammy is Yeimy, so he really has a very toxic pattern of behavior and I truly hope he dies in an alligator pit.

It’s not a telenovela unless your mami is obsessed.

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Call your mami right now and binge watch this together. I told my mom three days ago and she’s twenty episodes in. My calculations are correct. This is a telenovela fuerte.

There are dramatic self-confessions tapes circulating everywhere.

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Yeimy tells her life story and how Charly has framed her and it’s released on social media in crumbs while she hides out so Charly doesn’t kill her. This woman couldn’t be ugly if she tried.

Another love triangle develops…

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Juancho wrote letters to Yeimy for years and years while she was in jail and never stopped thinking of her and defending her. When he found out she died, he proposed to his long-time girlfriend, Cata.

Cata loves Juancho, Juancho loves Yeimy, Yeimy….loves Juancho?!

Te lo juro that your life is about to change as you know it.

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This is it. This is the most important element of a telenovela. Someone tells you how juicy it is. Grab the baton and run with it, mija.

Because Netflix has announced there will be a Part 2!

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We’ve got another 82 episodes to look forward to, paseros. En el nombre del Dios, I bless you with the gift of  La Reina Del Flow, now streaming on your favorite app.


READ: 21 Things That Would Happen If Stranger Things Was A Telenovela

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Here’s What We Know So Far About The ‘Rebelde’ Reboot Coming To Netflix

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Here’s What We Know So Far About The ‘Rebelde’ Reboot Coming To Netflix

Nostalgia has a way of taking us right back to who we were when we saw and heard some of our favorite things. “Rebelde” is definitely one of the top nostalgic moments in most Latino childhoods. Well, get ready because Netflix is bringing “Rebelde” back so you can dive back into the stories that will forever hold a special place in your heart.

“Rebelde” is coming back and this is definitely not a drill.

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After years of being off the air, the historic and iconic show “Rebelde” is back and people cannot wait. The original cast has been good at keeping our love for them alive as they toured and created music. Most recently, RBD, the surviving band of original Rebelde members, dropped a new single to make the pandemic a little more tolerable.

We already know who is reprising their role in the reboot.

Celina Ferrer, played by Estefanía Villarreal, is coming back as the principal of the school. The official announcement letter was signed by the Elite Way School alumna.

“EWS is renowned for the excellence of its illustrious student body, young people ready to dazzle the world. In these halls, we have shaped icons who have gone on to entertain millions with their talent, and our classrooms have turned students into stars, ready for the big stage,” reads the letter. “Today, our Board of Directors is proud to present the next generation of young people who will become part of our prestigious institution in the upcoming 2022 school year. We welcome our future students Azul Guatia, Sergio Mayer Mori, Andrea Chaparro, Jeronimo Cantillo, Franco Masini, Lixeth Selene, Alejandro Puente, and Giovanna Grigio, who have been selected from an impressive list of applicants. The new students will start wearing the EWS uniform during orientation, which will start on March 1 of this year, thus preparing themselves for the upcoming 2022 school year at this institution, always committed to educating the leaders of tomorrow.”

Here’s a quick look at the new class.

Azul Guaita

Guaita is best known for her impressive TikTok account. She also starred in telenovelas ‘Mi marrido tiene familia” and “Soltero con hijas.” The 19-year-old Mexican actress has garnered more than 2 million followers on TikTok.

Sergio Mayer Mori

Mayer Mori is son of Mexican actor and producer Sergio Mayer and Uruguayan-born Mexican actress, model, producer and writer Bárbara Mori Ochoa. The young actor was in “Un padre no tan padre” in 2016.

Andrea Chaparro

Andrea is the daughter of famed Mexican actor Omar Chapparo. Hopefully the actress brings her unapologetic grunge vibes to the set in her role.

Jeronimo Cantillo

Cantillo is best known for his role in Verdad Oculta and Los Morales as well as his reggaeton music. The actor is bringing his award nominated acting chops and musical stylings to the highly anticipated Netflix reboot.

Franco Masini

Masini is one of the biggest names attached to the new “Rebelde” reboot. With several projects under his belt and more than 1 million Instagram followers, Masini is definitely bringing a large following to the Netflix show.

Lizeth Selene

Selene has made a name for herself as a musician and model. It is pretty impressive that her first acting job is going to be as part of the newest Rebelde class.

Alejandro Puente

Puente is an actor, writer, and director with a lot of success in Mexico. He is best known for his role as Todd Anderson in the Mexican stage adaptation of “Dead Poets Society.” He also stars in “El Club,” a crime drama television show in Mexico.

Giovanna Grigio

Grigio comes to the Elite Way School with 6 million Instagram followers and a lot of experience. The Brazilian actress has starred in several television shows and movies and will definitely bring some strong talent to the show.

READ: RBD Is Back With A New Single And This Is Not A Drill

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mitú Readers Shared Their Most Absurd Family Secrets And The Chisme Is Wild

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mitú Readers Shared Their Most Absurd Family Secrets And The Chisme Is Wild

Family can be a great source of many things. They can bring us love and support as well as a sense of belonging. Our familias are often our first introduction to relationships and can be a mirror in which we reflect upon ourselves. They can also be a source of some telenovela sized drama. 

Every family has their secrets but some are wilder than others. We asked our FIERCE readers to dig all the family skeletons out of their metaphorical closets and they were quick to spill the tea. Here are some of the most shocking and scandalous family secrets they shared with us. 

1. The hidden family.

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“Um, that my father fathered several more children [than what] we were told. I think we now have like 12 half-siblings now, only knew if half of them. He’s in his 80s but still, it’s for sure weird. ????” @misslopez_if_youre_vasty

2. *Cue the novela music.*

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“That my sister almost married our half brother ( not 100% confirm ) and when he found out he went and married another girl with the same name as my sister but different last name he just change the last name at the church.” @karo056186

3. Romantic entanglements.

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 “My husband’s brother left his girlfriend for her sister… who happened to date my husband back in the day. They’re married with a baby now.” @thahomieguera

4. A grandfather in all but blood.

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“That my grandfather (May he Rest In Peace ❤️) wasn’t my biological grandfather. I always wondered why my mom told the doctors that diabetes didn’t run in the family when it was the reason he passed away. ????????‍♀️” @ivonlabombon

5. A secret straight out of the closet.

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“My moms neighbors tea… the wife thought her husband was cheating so she asked my sister to give her a ride to follow him.. turns out he had a male lover ….now the lady blames my sister for giving her a ride like that’s the problem… and her closet gay husband stayed living there like nothing happened.” @fitmomofdolls

6. Just plain scandalous.

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“That my tia stole my abuelita’s will from my moms room in mexico and that she claims she doesn’t have it cause she left more for my mom and wants my abuelito to write another one with more dinero for her!!!!!” @mishygoldfishy

7. Definitely a premise for a Lifetime Movie of the Week.

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“My mom’s cousin had a boy when she was young while still in Central America. When she immigrated over to the states she had to leave him behind temporarily while she got her life together. My aunt met a man in the US and made a life here. They had 3 daughters. During that time her son grew up and I’m sure became super resentful toward my aunt. At some point my aunt put papers in for her son and brought him to the states. Him and the oldest daughter got SUPER close to the point where it got hella weird. She fell for her brother and they tried to run away with each other. I believe there plan was to go back to Central America. Mind you she was still a minor. He ended up ditching her at the border.” @pessiyerez

8. Throw the whole dad away.

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“So 7th grade. My dad looked me in the face on the way inside our apartment and said ‘Hey! Its time for me to go. I’m leaving your mom next week.’ ????‍♀️” @kelly_a_stackhouse

9. This tia sounds cool af.

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“That one of my mother’s older sister’s owned a brothel in Guatemala in the 70s. And would get her military boyfriend to beat the shit out of any of the men that mistreated her ladies. ????????‍♀️” @pixelatedgum

10. Lost a tio and gained an hermano

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“My uncle was actually my brother….he was raised by my grandma and my mom played along. My mom was young so my grandma didn’t want my mom’s reputation to be ruined. One xmas when I was 15 my step-dad told my brother my mom was his mom. We didn’t believe it but then our mom confirmed it. We talk about it all the time, how we use to call him Tio but now it’s bro.” @arco___iris___

11. Say a rosario after reading this secret.

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“That my grandma thought my grandfather was cheating and so she cheated him with their church’s reverend.” @grestmarie

12. The literal definition of “primo-hermanos.”

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“That someone’s prima’s daughter was pregnant by their son’s father????‍♀️ now they’re literally ‘primo-hermanos.’ @_lilasthebest_

13. Fame doesn’t mean much when you’re a cheater. 

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“My grandma dated Freddie Fender back in the 70s, she went to SPI to watch him play.. well she ended up finding him w/ another woman. She was so angry at him she threw his keys in the ocean and left his ass there…men ain’t shit ????????” @taramdelagarza

 
 

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