Lo que la vida me robó ("What Life Took From Me"), is a Mexican telenovela produced by Angelli Nesma Medina for Televisa, broadcast by Canal de las Estrellas (now known as Las Estrellas). The series originally aired from October 28, 2013 to July 27, 2014. It is an adaptation of the 1983 telenovela Bodas de odio produced by Ernesto Alonso, which also inspired Amor real, produced by Carla Estrada in 2003.
The series stars Daniela Castro as Graciela, Angelique Boyer as Montserrat, Sebastián Rulli as Alejandro, Luis Roberto Guzmán as José Luis, Sergio Sendel as Pedro, Rogelio Guerra as Lauro, Eric del Castillo as Padre Anselmo, Grettell Valdez as María, Alberto Estrella as Juventino, Ana Bertha Espín as Rosario, Juan Carlos Barreto as Macario and Gabriela Rivero as Carlota.
The telenovela tells the story of Montserrat, whom her mother has chosen to be the solution of the family's economic problems, forcing her to marry a wealthy young man.
This work provides examples of:
- Abhorrent Admirer: Josefina is this to Dimitrio.
- Amazingly Embarrassing Parents: Dimitrio thinks this of his father Lauro, who thinks Dimitrio is a lazy loser who only thinks of games, drinking and women (to be honest, he's right). And he and Montserrat think this of their mother, a greedy woman who only thinks of using her children to make money.
- Alpha Bitch: Virginia.
- Clingy Jealous Girl: Virginia.
- Cool Big Sis: Montserrat tries to be that to Dimitrio.
- Daddy's Girl: Montserrat to Lauro.
- Deathbed Confession: Don Benjamín Almonte, a cruel, powerful and wealthy man, who on his deathbed has revealed that Alejandro is his son.
- Destructive Romance: Montserrat with Alejandro and José Luis.
- Humiliation Conga: Dimitrio has a big one when everyone finds out he tricked Josefina. He is forced to run away from home, is exposed in front of another woman who was trying to seduce, he gets beaten from Josefina's brother, he is forced to work on Alejandro's farm, and then he is finally forced to really marry Josefina so as not to be lynched by the townspeople.