I loved the original, Spanish version, Gran Hotel, and mainly I was just curious about how badly ABC was going to ruin the wonderful soapiness that was the original. I watched the first episode trying to figure out who everyone is compared to the original but the problem is I can't really remember a lot of details from the original. Naturally ABC has made a bunch of changes--for example instead of the patriarch being dead, the matriarch is and the patriarch is remarried and their are step-siblings. The main characters--Julio, Alicia, Diego, Andres and Angela are all there in one form or another but none of them are as charming and charismatic as the actors from the original. The main plot line is basically the same--Danny (Julio in the original) has obtained a job at the hotel to investigate the disappearance of his sister. In the meantime he's also going to fall in love with the daughter of the hotel owner, Alicia. The pilot was fairly boring, which is something the original never was. I might have found it more interesting if I wasn't comparing it to the original the whole time. I'll probably watch another episode but unless the second episode is significantly more fun, that will probably be it.