Aug 24, 2012

Is Tere Marin a Good Replacement on Casos de Familia?


      Ever since the end of the month of July, we have seen Tere Marin become the new host of "Casos de Familia". She took over the spot from the beloved Judith Grace, who is rumored to have been let go once her contract ended and she requested what is said to be a hefty raise. Judith Grace, who I felt presented herself in a professional manner in a  talk show genre which usually s just a sideshow type attraction. A type of program that lends itself to being made fun of and it's guests. To her credit, she never made guests feel smaller than they were and treated them with respect, unless they disrespected the program and it's other guests. See, she would always have advice and try and moderate the segments as best as she could until the end where she would speak her mind and say what she thought these guests should do to fix their problems or situations. 

        Now the new host is Tere Marin and I have watched almost all her shows in the past month in hopes to get a feeling for her and how she works. The fact that I have been watching her for an entire month tells me that I haven't been bored, annoyed, disgusted or anything else really negative. She tells it like it is after listening to the guests, who now are arranged in their seats in a way that makes them sit across from each other instead of just sitting side by side facing the audience. She can be a bit tough and one big positive with her work is how involved she is in the segments and problems themselves. She makes comments and quips and snarky asides that tell you exactly what she is thinking about the situations.

       One particularly strong show segments that I wish I had a video for, was one where she already disliked one of her male guests before he even came out to the stage. He was a 30 year husband of a woman that he mistreated and even attempted to rape at one time after their marriage had sunken for too many reasons to list here. He leaped out when introduced and went directly to Tere Marin to shake her hand. Her poker face on and no hand leaving either of her sides, she just left him with his hand dangling. Audience members laughed and I did too.

     As someone that likes fashion, I see Tere present herself very well with sensible outfits that show off her body without showing off too much skin.

     In the end I do have to say I like her. Don't get it twisted, I enjoyed Judith Grace and miss her and would watch her in her next endeavor. It seems like Univision has some kind of moratorium on speaking up on why she was replaced, meaning we won't be hearing the reasons until that moratorium is lifted. But I do like Tere Marin on the show. A lot.    

     
       Anyone else watching it lately? What did you think?

38 comments:

Bmdz19 said...

I liked Judith Grace better she was fun to watch.

jilbere said...

Tere is alright. I am totally shocked that Judith was fired. Tere is too actressy for me. Judith grace is one of a kind and it is not the same without her.

Unknown said...

I believe that Judith Grace was the heart and soul of Casos de Familia. That's all I can say about the show. It's a shame...

Anonymous said...

Judith Grace's true value to “Casos de Familia will eventually be realized”, but only after ratings are diminished.. Tere might be exalted as “eye candy”, but Judith was more operational in problem solving.. Can anyone tell me “why the show has not added “English closed caption” to permit “non-latin viewers” to effectively monitor the incomparable dialogue of the show?. In my humble opinion, this was the VERY best talk show on television including “both Spanish and English” talk shows.. I have extreme sadness for Judith's departure.. I am hereby wishing Tere will “take the time to study past tapings” of the show to educate herself on “exactly how she might empathize more effectively with her guests” (following Judith’s lead).. Thank you for agreeing to allow me to share my opinion.. Hope you will all respond soon.. : - )

Yamilette said...

What about la Dra. Nancy Alvarez on Quien Tiene La Razon? She was replaced the same week too. :/

Tere Marin said...

Thank you so much for your words and insightful article! I've read your blog posts and really appreciate that someone as specialized as you enjoyed the show... I have enjoyed every minute... Thanks for your time...

Yamilette said...

Thank YOU. I appreciate the kind comments. :)

Anonymous said...

did any find out what happened with Dra.Nancy Alvarez? could it be they are being replaced for younger, skinnier? what they may see as prettier??? I enjoyed the educational piece and not so much a Jerry Springer show!! Miss My ladies very much...how to see them doing something great soon!

Anonymous said...

Sorry Tere, open your own show this one has Judith written all over, this is like someone trying to be Jorge Ramos.

Anonymous said...

Bring Judith back. She's irreplaceable and Miss Marin is just a cheap imitation .
Love you Judith and miss you so...

Anonymous said...

I liked Judith better than Tere, but it could be a lot worse like the dumb singer who is now the host of "¿Quien tiene la Raz√≥n?" who is too tacky for me. Tere has still a lot to learn but she is entertaining and polite.

Anonymous said...

Bring Judith Grace back! Tere Marin should wear pants instead next to nothing skirts... she bends over way too much as though she seeks that cheap attention. Tere Marin cheapens the show. What happened to Dra Nancy Alvarez on Quien tiene la Razon? She too was replaced by "cheap". Bring Nancy back!

Anonymous said...

Judith grace 10000% better. Tere is annoying can't dress don't solve problems .ugh And quien tiene la razon is a joke. ........... nancy alvarez was awesome the show had a great host as well as phycologist all in one now these retards have a host 2/3 retards on the side with stupid comments y una retardada al final d phycologa..... they killed my favorite shows and seriously whats up with the theme song lmmfao ugh

Anonymous said...

cant dress? we have ajealous hater here. Its ok to like Judith,but dont try to also bring down Tere! youre soo jealous
she is a curvy beauty
love her shoes too
Judith is sassy

Yamilette said...

But I think many of the negative comments heaped on Tere Marin are undeserved. Univision is notorious for replacing their talk show hosts (with the exception of Don Francisco) and the producers may to blame here.

I look at how Tere dresses and I see her do it in an elegant manner.

Anonymous said...

Nobody can replace Judith Grace! I truly enjoyed her show. She genuinely tried to help her guests. She is a lady in every sense of the word. Tere cannot be a Judith. I wish they'd really consider bringing Judith back, I stopped watching altogether.

Anonymous said...

So sad when I noticed that Judith wasn't the host anymore. I was so upset that I din't want to watch the show anymore after a few weeks I decided to watch the show with the new host in it. What a disappointment. She has no experience, not a clue on how to lead a talk show..she didn't solve problems and it was boring watching her. I miss watching the show but only with Judith in it. She is the show!!!!

MIMI said...

I hate the new host and have tried to watch this show, but is not the same as with Judith Grace, who respected her public and the people that came to expose their cases.
Please hire Judith back we all miss her. Bad decision by the network. Judy was the SHOW!

Anonymous said...

Not gonna lie I just watch to see Tere. Man, she is hot. Love those legs and that curvy figure. So sassy and not afraid to tell it like is either, which makes her even hotter. Never saw the other lady so I can't comment on her. Keep up the good work Tere, all the haters are just jealous that they aren't as attractive or successful as you are.

Anonymous said...

Well even though Judith was the heart of the show, Tere is very good all those who say different should really watch the show.

Lydia Lopez said...

I love all three women that have and are hosting "Casos de..." Judith Grace was excellent because of all her wonderful qualities; Tere Marin is carving out her own legacy and she's honest, intelligent, and keeps me mesmerized with her confident style, as is Carmen Jara. Carmen has a warmth similar to Judith's but is her own person also. Love them all!.
They resemble each other and they're all gorgeous!
Lydia

Lydia Lopez said...

I love all three women that have and are hosting "Casos de..." Judith Grace was excellent because of all her wonderful qualities; Tere Marin is carving out her own legacy and she's honest, intelligent, and keeps me mesmerized with her confident style, as is Carmen Jara. Carmen has a warmth similar to Judith's but is her own person also. Love them all!.
They resemble each other and they're all gorgeous!
Lydia

Yamilette said...

I have not been able to watch the show since it was moved from the regular Univision channel. So I can't comment on how it is now or how it continues.

I did like her on there, and I do miss it.

Anonymous said...

Bring Judith back !!!!!!

VALUE ETHICS said...

This is what makes this channels look preposterous. Major networks (ABC, CBS, FOX, CNN etc) will not dare to replace a Diane Soyer, Connie Chong, Katie Currig, or anyone with a successful trajectory in a carrier of journalism or host of a show for some new comer, just because of looks or age. It is embarrassing that good shows with a lot of information like the one with Dr. Alvarez, was replaced by an airhead, with no back ground on psychology or counseling. Wearing those corsets in the ugliest colors with matching boots, and that show everyone the lack judgment when value an employee for Univision. This woman thinks she is funny, but she is actually annoying.
I am sorry for Tere because she tries really hard to portrait herself as caring and concern for the panelist. On the positive note she has what the network wants, the good looks (we cannot denied that!) , But she comes through like a phony. Why let Judith go? Judith had the looks and the charisma we all look for in a show. Tere’s voice is irritating and her problem solving skills has a lot to be desired.
I personally do not watch any of these shows. I use to record them to see them when I go home from work or if too busy during the weekend. Today, no t at all. I do watch “Veredicto Final” and Caso Cerrado en Telemundo. Went back to my English stations. Judge Judy that is fantastic and I know will not be replaced for an airhead with big boobs. Have learned a lot from her, Dr. Alvarez, Judith Grace and other shows that has original cast.

Anonymous said...

I like both.

Anonymous said...

tere is a fine host, i'm a fan. I wish at the end families will find a solution to their problem but most of the time ends up in limbo. Can't compare with Judith because I did not watch show before. "Quien tiene la ..." is a joke , la host is clueless, no sabe hablar Espanol, lo que habla es mejicano pueblerino. los panelistas tambien no contribuyen nada algunas veces son comicos pero burlarse de la gente realmente no es gracioso.I stop watching since today.

mialove2400 said...

I miss Judith Grace... I was so looking forward to see her show; then Tere showed up the next day! That was a shocker. Can't believe there was no reason why this happened. I attempted to watch the show with Tere, but it is not working. I sit here a year later, still can't sit and watch her show.

Anonymous said...

I've not watched the show since Tere Marin's first day. She seems to be there to show and spotlight herself. She is not suited to be a hostess or lead of any show....BRING BACK JUDITH GRACE PEOPLE!!!!

Anonymous said...

I've not watched the show since Tere Marin's first day. She seems to be there to show and spotlight herself. She is not suited to be a hostess or lead of any show....BRING BACK JUDITH GRACE PEOPLE!!!!

Anonymous said...

I agree, I really miss Judith Grace and Nancy Alvarez! They were great; I'm very sad. The new ladies are trying but it's just not the same :-(.

Anonymous said...

Tere Marin is NOT a good replacement. Aside from replacing a woman such as Judith Grace ho knew just 'how' to ask the difficult questions, and really and honestly empathize as well as portray the viewers thoughts and questions. Ms. Marin is nothing but a "pretty-face", trying to fill big shoes on tv. I believe she has very poor communication skills, empathy skills, really getting to the issue skills, and also she seem to let her guests argue uncontrollably ~ without saying a single word~ you can see her face features, as if she is sometimes 'wanting' this engagement arise! Ms. Judith Grace was the ultimate host for this show. On another note, the audience seems to be always the same people, are these people being paid to show up & fill audience seats. I've seen several shows that when it comes time for the audience to come up to the (microphone) and express their opinion~ you can always rest assure it is ALWAYS the same people. Let the camera pan the audience, and you will see the same individuals over and over!

Anonymous said...

Tere Marin is NOT a good replacement. Aside from replacing a woman such as Judith Grace ho knew just 'how' to ask the difficult questions, and really and honestly empathize as well as portray the viewers thoughts and questions. Ms. Marin is nothing but a "pretty-face", trying to fill big shoes on tv. I believe she has very poor communication skills, empathy skills, really getting to the issue skills, and also she seem to let her guests argue uncontrollably ~ without saying a single word~ you can see her face features, as if she is sometimes 'wanting' this engagement arise! Ms. Judith Grace was the ultimate host for this show. On another note, the audience seems to be always the same people, are these people being paid to show up & fill audience seats. I've seen several shows that when it comes time for the audience to come up to the (microphone) and express their opinion~ you can always rest assure it is ALWAYS the same people. Let the camera pan the audience, and you will see the same individuals over and over!

True Patriot said...

No. Tere Marin is NOT a good host. She actually sucks.

Anonymous said...

I STILL feel so sad about the loss of JUDITH GRACE!! Tere Marin just doesn't have what it takes to host a show. I personally find her unemotional, fake and ANNOYING!! WHAT WERE THESE PEOPLE THINKING? Its like they replaced Filet Mignon for SPAM!! UGHRRRR. .Sooooo sad, and now so uninteresting!

Anonymous said...

i love to watch the show with tere marin I think she not only super beautiful but very smart capable to handle the show.
judith was getting to be too mean an obnoxious...so glad she gone

Anonymous said...

I used to watch Casos De Familia all the time,,,but now when I try to watch it I just can't..... This lady Tere just does not belong on this show... They did this for ratings, ,I can't, ,,won't watch anymore ...I MISS JUDITH GRACE ....SHE WAS CASOS DE FAMILIA.....

Anonymous said...

Tere Marin is younger than her predecessor but her approach and development of the cases (her comments and inputs) are so inappropriate that she is leaving a door open to legal action, but most likely the TV corporation have a release of responsibility for that.
It would be in the best interest of our Latino communities to put a less ignorant, most conscious of cultural differences and public consensus hostess.