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Series / Mi Amor El Wachiman

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Mi amor el wachiman (My love, the security guard) is a 2012 Peruvian TV series, created by Michelle Alexander.

After the 2007 Peru earthquake, a young man named Salvador and his family are forced to travel to Lima. When looking for a job, he befriends Daniel a.k.a El Duque, who convinces him to work as a security guard. While working, Salvador saves a rich girl named Catalina from a rape attempt and he becomes infatuated with her. What Salvador doesn't know is that his so called friend Duque, is a ruthless thief and criminal.


This show provides examples of:

  • Affably Evil:
    • El Duque, at least until his Heel–Face Turn.
    • Also, Zacarias. Until he gets shot and is confined to a wheelchair.
  • Affectionate Nickname: Salvador calls Catalina "Blanquita" (Whitey).
  • Bratty Teenage Daughter: Catalina, at first until she gets some Character Development.
  • Babies Ever After: The ending of Season 3.
  • Berserk Button: El Duque hates betrayal, and he decides to get revenge on Salvador after the security guard decides to arrest him instead of letting him scott free. The end of Season 3 implies that the reason of this is because of his Freudian Excuse.
  • Beta Couple: Jimena and Tristan.
  • Big Bad: El Duque, since Season 2.
  • Brawn Hilda: Perla, who is bigger and stronger than all the security guards in her job. She is actually quite nice.
  • Crazy Jealous Guy / Clingy Jealous Girl: Pretty much all the characters who are in a relationship.
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  • Crossover: With Cholo Power, another series from Miguel Alexander.
  • Died in Your Arms Tonight: El Duque dies in his mother's arms, slowly bleeding to death.
  • The Don: Zacarias.
  • Everyone Calls Him "Barkeep": Daniel, a.k.a El Duque (The Duke).
  • Getting Crap Past the Radar: This series was made in Peru, so is a little lighter on the censorship.
  • Gold Digger: Mabel.
  • Identical Stranger: In season 3 a young woman named Nora becomes Duque's Replacement Goldfish because she looks exactly like Eva, his Lost Lenore.
  • Karma Houdini: Way too many. But each of then get their comeuppance.
  • Kick the Dog
  • Likes Older Women: El Duque. His Freudian Excuse has something to do with it.
  • Meaningful Name: Salvador ("savior").
  • Mr. Fanservice: Salvador and Tristan. Once an Episode the're often seen shirtless in the bathroom.
  • Really Gets Around: Tristan. After he gets together with Jimena, he grows out of it.
  • Self-Made Orphan: El Duque is forced to kill his father in order to prove his loyalty to Zacarias. He also offs his older sister Mabel, but she deserved it.
  • Sudden Downer Ending: All the final episodes of each Season Finale. And it gets worse in each season:
    • Season One ends up with Salvador and Catalina about to marry. However El Duque shows up and shoots Catalina. And she loses all her memories of Salvador.
    • Season Two ends with El Duque seemingly dead and Salvador and Catalina finally marrying. But when Catalina goes home by her own, her car explodes and she seemingly dies. However, she was actually kidnapped by a disfigured Duque.
    • Season Three ends up with El Duque dead for once and for all. Everything is living happier now and Salvador and Catalina have Babies Ever After. However, their children befriend the young son of El Duque, who is on the same path of revenge...
  • Tragic Villain: El Duque. The guy is really messed up thanks to his poor enviroment and his Abandonment Issues towards his mother. So he becomes a thief and his friend who happens to be a security guard, calls the cops on him. He is resentful for the rest of the show and he let that consume him. There's no doubt that he's a prick, but it's easy to see how he got there, and even feel sorry for him when he dies.
  • Tsundere: Jimena.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: Salvador with Tristan and Duque, at least until the latter's Heel–Face Turn.

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