Rebelde (Mexican telenovela)
|Created by||Cris Morena (Rebelde Way)|
Juan Carlos Muñoz
|Opening theme||"Rebelde" (RBD)|
|Country of origin||Mexico|
|Original language(s)||Spanish language|
|No. of seasons||3|
|No. of episodes||440|
Canal de las Estrellas
|Original release||October 4, 2004 – June 2, 2006|
|Preceded by||Corazones al límite|
|Followed by||Código Postal|
Rebelde (Rebel in English) is a Mexican telenovela produced by Televisa and created by Cris Morena. It is a remake of a famous Argentine series Rebelde Way adapted for the Mexican audience, leading to differences in characters' backgrounds. The series ran for three seasons, the final episode airing in Mexico on June 2, 2006. Rebelde was replaced in June 2006 with Televisa's new series Código Postal.
The series is set at the Elite Way School, a prestigious private boarding high school in Mexico City with a major plot line revolving around a group of students forming a pop band. Additional subplots involve the school's faculty and the students' parents. One trademark of the show is the random use of English words and phrases, often used by fresa characters.
A notable aspect of the series is that the actors playing the bandmembers are themselves in an actual band named RBD, and perform most of the music used on the show. They have been extremely successful in their own right, becoming one of the most popular acts in Latin America and touring internationally.
Rebelde began airing March 21, 2005 and ended on December 15, 2006 on Univision weekdays at 3pm/2c. The show was also transmitted in 65 other countries, including Serbia, Peru, Romania on Acasa TV, Brazil, Spain on Antena 3, Slovenia, Bulgaria and from September 2009 in Slovakia on TV Doma, in Croatia on Nova TV and in Albania on Vizion Plus.
As of January 6, 2014 Unimas was broadcasting Rebelde weekday mornings at 8am/7c replacing Mujer, Casos de la Vida Real. From February 3, 2014 – April 25, 2014 Unimas broadcast 2 hour runs of Rebelde. As of April 28, 2014, Unimas was broadcasting one hour of Rebelde and broadcast the final episode on June 30, 2015, with Laura replacing it. In addition, on July 15, 2015 Netflix added Rebelde- Season 1 (2004). All 3 seasons are currently on Netflix.
||Roberta Pardo Rey||Main|
||Miguel Arango Cervera||Main|
||Jóse Luján Landeros||Main|
||Guadalupe "Lupita" Fernández||Main|
||Teódoro "Téo" Ruiz Palacios||Main|
||Victoria "Vico" Paz||Main|
||Nicolás "Nico" Huber||Main|
||Giovanni Méndez López||Main|
||Hilario Ortiz Tirado||Main|
||Marina Carceres Colucci||Main|
||Leonardo Francisco Blanco||Main|
||Santos Echagüe Robles||Main|
||Sol De La Riva||Main|
||Dolores "Lola" Arregui||Main|
||Isaac "Iñaki" Urcola||Main|
Awards and nominations
|2006||Best Telenovela||Pedro Damián||Nominated|
|Best Lead Actress||Ninel Conde||Nominated|
|Best Lead Actor||Juan Ferrara||Nominated|
|Best Male Antagonist||Enrique Rocha||Nominated|
|Best Co-star Actress||Leticia Perdigón||Nominated|
|Best Co-star Actor||Rafael Inclán||Nominated|
|Best Young Lead Actress||Anahí||Nominated|
|Best Young Lead Actor||Alfonso Herrera||Nominated|
|Best Musical Theme||"Rebelde" by RBD||Won|
|Best Direction||Luis Pardo, Juan Carlos Muñoz and Felipe Nájera||Nominated|
Elite Way School Uniforms
Both girls and boys wear red sport jackets with matching ties, and long-sleeved white dress-shirts. Boys wear blue jeans and black dress-shoes with their jackets and shirts, while girls wear blue denim miniskirts and black knee-boots. Moreover, girls often untuck and tie up their white dress-shirts, exposing their midriff. (As demonstrated by Mia in the series pilot, girls also wear regulation underwear: full-cut black briefs with matching sport-bras.)In the last season, girls wear denim blue skirts with blue knee boots.
In later seasons, some girls wear a different ensemble with their white dress-shirts: ochre plaid miniskirts and brown sport jackets, with black Mary Janes and white knee-socks.
Both girls and boys wear black sport jackets with matching ties, and long-sleeved blue dress-shirts. Boys wear black dress-slacks with matching dress-shoes, while girls wear dressy black miniskirts with matching knee-boots. Girls rarely tie up their formal dress-shirts.
The show is notable for its extensive use of product placement. During the three seasons of the show, more than 220 companies had a spot during the show. The show also featured guest appearances and performances from many popular musicians, including Hilary Duff, Luny Tunes, Gorillaz, and Lenny Kravitz. There were two excursions to luxury vacation resorts in Cozumel and the Banff Springs Hotel in Canada.
|Rebelde: Primera Temporada (First Season)
|Rebelde: Segunda Temporada (Second Season)
|Rebelde: Tercera Temporada (Third Season)
|Rebelde: La Serie Completa (Whole Series)