"Saints and Sinners" is a new telenovela on MyNetworkTV. The show is
in Miami and is a modern day version of Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet.
are two feuding families, the Martins and the Capshaws, that both own
boutique style hotels in Miami Beach. Roman Martin falls in love with
Capshaw and they become engaged.
Soon after Roman assures Julia that her father won’t stand in their way,
Julia finds Roman standing over her father’s dead body while covered in
The action picks up a year later with the verdict pronouncing Roman not
of murder. In that year’s time, both hotels are financially strapped and
sought after by a rich drug runner who aims to buy up all the property in
neighborhood so he can build a high rise. Other players in the drug
business end up interacting with these two families as well.
While the second hour featured some moments worthy of keeping me tuned
there were some major turn offs.
I enjoyed Charles Shaughnessy in his
Days of Our Lives and The Nanny but being cast as the head of the Martin
family appeared so mismatched. To me, he looked like an older, tanned
Sheffield and his British accent seemed to take on the Hispanic accents
wife and daughter at times throughout the show. On the other hand, Mel
as the newly widowed matriarch of the Capshaw family showed just the
amount of compassion and sass as she juggled planning her daughter’s
and maintaining a struggling business while seeking justice for her
The other main annoyance was the constant promos ran during the
where each character posed the question “Am I a saint or a sinner?”
were shown either in a flattering innocent way or the opposite more wild