- Best Known for the Fanservice: The first thing that fans remember about this telenovela is the huge amount of scenes of the naked actresses, especially the protagonist Juliana Paes. This happened because Gabriela was shown at the latest hour in Brazil, at 11 pm.
- Hollywood Homely: Tonico thinks his wife Olga is ugly just because she's fat. Actress Fabiana Karla is a beautiful woman and has done sexy photo shoot as a plus size model in Brazil.
- Signature Scene:
- As in the 1975 adaptation, the scene of Gabriela climbing on the roof of a house to catch a kite while all the men in town watch.
- Olga and Tonico smashing the bed when they make love.
- Values Dissonance:
- Almost every young female character has scenes wearing lingerie or naked, with the only notable exception being Olga. The fact that it is precisely the fat female character who is portrayed by the plot as ugly and a comic relief did not go well with some viewers.
- Also, Tonico being forced to have sex with Olga against his will and even constantly being beaten by his wife would not have been funny if the genres were changed...
YMMV / Gabriela (2012)