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  • Angst? What Angst?: You would think that after losing their wife and mother respectively, Vicente and Javi would be much sadder.
    • Vicente is pretty sad. Apart from his "Ay, Gregoria!" Catchphrase, it's implied that part of his suicidal tendencies are due to his grief.
  • Alternate Character Interpretation: Antonio Recio wasn't as Ax-Crazy at the start of the series as he is now. This is classic Flanderization, but it can be explained by head injuries mixed with his chronic lack of sleep and his Deus Angst Machina status turning him slowly but irrecoverably insane.
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  • Awesome Music: Some of the songs made for the show are really awesome.
  • Ensemble Dark Horse: There are many, but to name a few: Estela Reynolds, Violeta Recio, Judith Bécker and Fermín Trujillo. Between the secondary characters, la Chusa and Parrales are very popular.
  • Fanon Discontinuity: Some fans pretend that the first season or the first two don't exist or are from a different series from the actual series post-Season 3. Others who think that the show declined in quality from Season 5 onwards often pretend that the show ended in Season 4, since luckily, its season finale could easily be considered the series finale if the show had been cancelled.
  • Heartwarming Moments: Chusa performs what is easily the most heroic act of the series by immediately shielding Carlota when the Professional Killer hired by Maite to kill Amador appears with a gun in hand.
  • Ho Yay: Between Enrique and Antonio, so much. It's particularly taken Up to Eleven in Seasons 2, 3, 4 and 7.
    • From Antonio confessing his love for Enrique and kissing him, to them sleeping in the same bed together with their arms around each other, to hugging each other lots of times and always touching and holding each other with No Sense of Personal Space, to Enrique being a Love Martyr to Antonio and always protecting him from other characters and dangers, to them bickering Like an Old Married Couple, to them having sex once and Antonio masturbating in front of Enrique once as well, to Antonio caring far more about Enrique than about his own wife as he's obsessed and co-dependent on him, to Antonio always trying to sabotage Enrique and Judith's relationship due to him being jealous of her, to Enrique leaving his entire life behind including his girlfriend and presidency of the Community which is what he has always wanted for Antonio, to them faking they're a couple on many occasions and other characters mistaking them for a couple, to Antonio often coming over at Enrique's like if it were his own house and living with him on several occasions, etc.
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    • Also, between Amador and Leo. Leo usually touches Amador and has No Sense of Personal Space either, and other characters mistake them for a couple sometimes as well. However, in their case it's mostly Played for Laughs and not because there's actually any evidence of them being more than Heterosexual Life-Partners.
  • Idiot Plot: Amador sneaking into the house of a little boy only to steal a chrome is stupid even for a TV show like this.
  • Iron Woobie: Enrique. Arguably, Javi too.
  • Jerkass Dissonance: Antonio, who is widely considered, along with Amador and Estela, the most popular character in the series.
  • Jerkass Woobie: Antonio. He's an insufferable lunatic man with sociopathic tendencies who no one in their right minds would want to be friends with, but at the same time, his life has been so tragic that it's not difficult to understand why he is now like this and sympathize with him. Also, his catchphrases are funny.
    • However, he's starting to lose that sympathy due to him crossing the Moral Event Horizon several times. To the point that he's so pathetic and miserable that he fails to make an angry response.
  • Launcher of a Thousand Ships: Estela, who has tried to sleep with almost every neighbour. Some examples include Estela/Leo, Estela/Enrique, Estela/Coque, Estela/Amador, Estela/Javi, Estela/Fermín, Estela/Maxi etc.
    • Enrique has been paired up with a fair amount of people as well, such as Enrique/Nines, Enrique/Raquel, Enrique/Judith, Enrique/Estela, Enrique/Coque, Enrique/Antonio, Enrique/Maite, Enrique/Araceli...
    • Other characters fit the trope as well, but oddly enough, Amador and Antonio, who are the two characters most obsessed with sex, are the ones who have less ships involving them. Justified in both cases, since Amador mostly hooks up with guest stars and never stopped loving his wife to begin with, and Antonio is usually too obsessed with the presidency of the Community to care for anything else.
  • Moral Event Horizon: Judith crossed it when she told a patient that he should kill himself.
  • Nightmare Fuel: Enrique's traumatic flashbacks of his imprisonment by Germán Palomares are genuinely disturbing.
  • Rescued from the Scrappy Heap: Araceli in Seasons 5 and 6, giving her more traits from the original character.
  • Romantic Plot Tumor: The Enrique/Judith romance is as loved as it is hated, for not only being in a Break-Up/Make-Up Scenario-dynamic for four seasons straight, but also for being so all-consuming that other larger storylines are moved to the sidelines in favour of more Wangst between the couple. It doesn't help either that Judith has been so painfully mean to Enrique that one has to wonder what he sees in her anymore.
    • The "Cuquis" might be considered a milder version of this.
  • The Scrappy: Fran, Enrique's son, was very disliked by the fans after season 3. Also, Reyes from season 5 was so disliked that she didn't make it into Season 6 despite her actress wanting to.
  • Tear Jerker: Despite being a comedy series, the writers tend to make the characters very miserable, with the most dramatic seasons being Seasons 4, 6 and 7.
    • In the Season 4 premiere, Antonio is seen crying and asking his missing wife through his voice mail to come home as he feels very lonely and depressed without her and without Enrique who he thinks is dead. Later in the same episode, Enrique gives a teary-eyed Antonio a heartbreaking "The Reason You Suck" Speech which eventually results in Antonio threatening to kill himself while sobbing. This happening at the same time that la Cuqui's father dies and she and her mother are seen helplessly crying over him. The fact that Amador is the one who unintentionally caused it only makes it worse.
    • In the Season 4 finale, Goya dies and Vicente tries to protect Javi by lying to him. He eventually finds out and it turns out to be a very sad moment. In the same episode, Antonio finds out that his friend Coque is Berta's lover and tries to kill him but can't so he throws his gun away, which had been so important for him all this time, and leaves defeated as his wife calls him worryingly. By the end of the episode Antonio finds himself utterly alone after his only friend Enrique betrays him and loses the presidency of the Community. Antonio in tears saying that he has nothing left as he wanders alone on the street is a really heartbreaking scene. The entirety of the episode is actually a big Tear Jerker for most characters.
    • In the season 5 finale, Amador fakes his death but doesn't tell Maite. When she discovers that he is "dead"... Well, her reaction tells everything.
    • In the tenth episode from season 6, the "Cuquis" find out that they will be evicted by the bank and start crying and hugging each other, showing that after all they care for each other. The whole story arc about them being evicted and homeless during Seasons 6 and 7 is quite a big Tear Jerker, especially when not even their friends are willing to help them and the "Cuquis" are left to live in the garage.
    • In the Season 6 finale, there's a significant Tear Jerker moment when Antonio finds his birth mother and falls down on his knees and hugs her while crying, but she abruptly pushes him away.
    • Episode 7x12 could easily be considered the biggest Tear Jerker episode for Antonio (Berta being in the process of divorcing him), and that's saying a lot considering his history.
  • Why Would Anyone Take Her Back?: Enrique and Judith: he really shouldn't forgive her after everything she has done to him and yet he always does. Enrique and Antonio are a non-romantic version of this. In both cases it's mainly because of Enrique being a textbook Love Martyr.
    • Let's face it, Javi is a even bigger example of this: Lola almost always puts her own (and what's worse, her insane mother's) happiness before his. That being said, he isn't exactly what you would consider a perfect husband.

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