So imagine you’re a producer for CTV up in Ye Olde Canada, and you have this great idea for a telenovela featuring heavy product placement with Old El Paso, featuring a beautiful woman forced to marry the richest, most evilest evil man in El Paso Viejo. And there’s a pool boy.
I think this kind of crazy fun can only happen in Canada. If someone tried to pull this off in the US, there’d be some kind of celebrity placement involving Justin Beiber or one of the homogeneous Disney starlets and it’d suck wind mighty fast.
But this? Oh, this does not suck wind! From alert reader Kathryn, who spent a LOT of time figuring out what the hell was going on here:
It seems that CTV (Canadian Television) and Old El Paso Tacos have put together a bizarre marketing gimmick that combines cheesy Latin American soap operas, Choose Your Own Adventure and tacos. CTV claims to have a new soap opera called “Mi Marido, Mi Angel (My Husband, My Angel)” where YOU star as the beautiful woman forced to marry the evil Alejandro Los Rico, the richest man in the village of El Paso Viejo. The site takes your Facebook information to “insert” you in the soap opera, which also stars Roberto, the Old El Paso guy as the mysterious man in white and various assorted characters including Filipe, the handsome pool boy.
The best episode is the one where you have to decide whether to help Filipe, whose shirt mysteriously keeps being blowing open by a strange wind that he proclaims his “sculpted muscles are powerful against.”
Apparently they will produce more episodes if the site gets a lot of hits!
Here is the site:
And here is a link explaining more about the show:
Y’all. Y’ALL. Episode one: Felipe is indeed tormented by a terribly pesky breeze:
El Secreto Terrible, “The Terrible Secret”
Season 1,Ep. 1
Panic-stricken and fearing for his life, Felipe the handsome pool boy is being followed by a mischievous breeze. No one else at Casa Grande knows about his wretched affliction and Felipe believes you’re the only one who can help him get this terrible secret off his perfectly sculpted chest…before it’s too late!
To watch, you have to link your Facebook account into the site by clicking on the button that says “Get in on the Drama,” and then, the crazy fun begins. It pulls in – oh, just do it. It’s hilarious. Especially the one with the terrible secret. And the breeze.