I was introduced to this series by some friends and family who have seen the full version. This is a very condensed version of the series which originally ran for 196 episodes. This DVD release in a way is a poor substitute for the entire series, however it captures the essence of the story and summarises the entire series. There is a saying that 'half bread is better than nothing'. What makes this DVD unique is that it is the only one with English subtitles. If you are a non-Spanish speaking fan it makes sense to get this DVD but if your Spanish is native, then endeavour to see the full run. I enjoyed the series and would even purchase the full run of 196 episodes if it became available tomorrow irrespective of whether it has subtitles in English. There are a few sites on-line with uploads of the entire 196 episodes but I an not sure they will be allowed to stand in view of copyrights legislation. Let us hope the studio will hear the myriad plea from avid fans and release the entire series with subtitles.