Over-Mumus: the good, the bad, and the fugly

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El Clon, the original, is Brazilian. Brazilian telenovelas are significantly better and more realistic than most Mexican telenovelas. Poor women in Brazil don't fall prey to the over-mumu, clearly.
The re-make of El Clon, which I did not watch, was filmed in Miami (but was not a typical Miami production with actors that only get Miami roles) and also, since it was the same storyline (modern, science-y), there was no place for an over-mumu.
Miami telenovelas (the typical ones that feature mostly actors who never do anything but Miami novelas) are uniformly awful, cheesy, and often very trashy, save for 2 or 3. But poor characters are more likely to wear hideous floral shirts and dresses that look straight out of the 80s.
For over-mumus, you need to hit up Mexican telenovelas. Carmen Salinas is a classic over-mumu wearer.
Originally Posted by Saria
I've seen episodes of some but I don't recall over-muumuus. I can picture it, though.
Originally Posted by wonderdiana -shopaholic takes a nap
Where can such shows be viewed?
Originally Posted by ninja dog
Univision or Telemundo. You're guaranteed to see them during prime time.
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Thank you. Clearly I have a lot of research ahead of me.
I'll find some scenes on YouTube of some telenovelas.
Mujer: Casos de la Vida Real is a not a novela, but features lots of typical over-mumu wearing characters.
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I'll find some scenes on YouTube of some telenovelas.
Mujer: Casos de la Vida Real is a not a novela, but features lots of typical over-mumu wearing characters.
Originally Posted by Saria
Please, please provide a link if you find time. Grathias.
El Clon, the original, is Brazilian. Brazilian telenovelas are significantly better and more realistic than most Mexican telenovelas. Poor women in Brazil don't fall prey to the over-mumu, clearly.
The re-make of El Clon, which I did not watch, was filmed in Miami (but was not a typical Miami production with actors that only get Miami roles) and also, since it was the same storyline (modern, science-y), there was no place for an over-mumu.
Miami telenovelas (the typical ones that feature mostly actors who never do anything but Miami novelas) are uniformly awful, cheesy, and often very trashy, save for 2 or 3. But poor characters are more likely to wear hideous floral shirts and dresses that look straight out of the 80s.
For over-mumus, you need to hit up Mexican telenovelas. Carmen Salinas is a classic over-mumu wearer.
Originally Posted by Saria
I've really been missing out!

El Clon was pretty awesome though, and it was even better since it had the English closed caption option since I don't speak Brazilian Portuguese.
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And really, the correct spelling of mumu is muumuu? Looks so wrong.
Originally Posted by jeepcurlygurl

It's right. The word is Hawaiian, and is sometimes written mu'umu'u. I guess because the Hawaiian language sounds out all syllables (like Hawai'i). I wasn't going to correct the massive misspelling that's been going on here the past few days, because that would be rude, so I just started writing it out as muumuu, and some seem to have picked up on it.
I believe that while it is muumuu, mumu is acceptable.
Anywho, I had to go digging through awful trashy telenovelas like Maria la del Barrio and Maria Mercedes to find an over-muumuu () and sadly I can only seem to find the muumuu with the apron-like thing worn on top that is fastened in the back. I am having trouble finding the over-muumuu on top of it all.
RCC, Brazilian novelas get dubbed for Spanish-speaking audiences. They even get actors that sound very similar to the original a lot of times. El Clon was good, though the main pairing got to be tiresome. Both it and the remake had English captioning, so I wonder which you watched. The original, like most Brazilian novelas, had some of the most beautiful men on the face of the earth. Mexico is seriously lacking in the galan department these days. Either they're not all that good-looking or they're completely lacking in charisma. There are only a handful of good ones left.

Original El Clon ( O Clone in Portuguese):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rZwJg...eature=related

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I understand, Saria. The over-muumuu can't take up all your time.

I find it curiously engrossing, myself.
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Woooooooooooooooow.

The winking. The eyeliner. The stylized, inept hand-clapping. The nostril-flaring.

The howling with emotion.
RCC, Brazilian novelas get dubbed for Spanish-speaking audiences. They even get actors that sound very similar to the original a lot of times. El Clon was good, though the main pairing got to be tiresome. Both it and the remake had English captioning, so I wonder which you watched. The original, like most Brazilian novelas, had some of the most beautiful men on the face of the earth. Mexico is seriously lacking in the galan department these days. Either they're not all that good-looking or they're completely lacking in charisma. There are only a handful of good ones left.
Originally Posted by Saria
Giovanna Antonelli played Jade in the one I saw.

The only thing I didn't like was that the level of dancing didn't match the costuming, lol.
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RCC, Brazilian novelas get dubbed for Spanish-speaking audiences. They even get actors that sound very similar to the original a lot of times. El Clon was good, though the main pairing got to be tiresome. Both it and the remake had English captioning, so I wonder which you watched. The original, like most Brazilian novelas, had some of the most beautiful men on the face of the earth. Mexico is seriously lacking in the galan department these days. Either they're not all that good-looking or they're completely lacking in charisma. There are only a handful of good ones left.

Original El Clon ( O Clone in Portuguese):
YouTube - El Clon - Resumen 560
Originally Posted by Saria
Yes! That's it! I loved that series.
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This probably isn't long enough to be an over muumuu, but I really had to share:

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I had to go digging through awful trashy telenovelas like Maria la del Barrio and Maria Mercedes to find an over-muumuu () and sadly I can only seem to find the muumuu with the apron-like thing worn on top that is fastened in the back. I am having trouble finding the over-muumuu on top of it all.
Originally Posted by Saria
I used to watch that! Hahaha.

This probably isn't long enough to be an over muumuu, but I really had to share:

Originally Posted by TRBL
Nope. This appears to be a gem sweater and not a muumuu.

Hipster muumuu?

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This apparently is called a ruana.

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This probably isn't long enough to be an over muumuu, but I really had to share:

Originally Posted by TRBL
Ewwww............yet I wish I had one, for playing dress up.
This probably isn't long enough to be an over muumuu, but I really had to share:

Originally Posted by TRBL
Nope. This appears to be a gem sweater and not a muumuu.
Originally Posted by Cheetara
But it has a zipper! Can't it at least be a sequined jacket?
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Very interesting, TRBL. There appear to be an endless variety of cover-ups, etc. for women.

If nothing else, this thread has taught me that I've really been limiting myself in my choices of layering.
This probably isn't long enough to be an over muumuu, but I really had to share:

Originally Posted by TRBL
Holy Early-90s-Flashback, Batman. I had a neighbor growing up whose mom used to wear this kind of thing all the time. She also routinely wore windbreaker (read: swooshy sound-making) jogging suits in neon colors with black baseball caps.

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