It is apparent in Latin America that the gender role is primarily focused on the man in the workforce and the wife at home being a caretaker. While I did see this aspect in the beginning of the telenovela, when Willy was still alive, what I am noticing now is that the the gender representation is becoming contradictory. In Caroline Acosta-Alzuru's article titled Fraught with Contradictions: the production, depiction, and consumption of women in a Venezuelan telenovela, she mentions how men treat and talk about their wives. This contradicts the way in which the sister-in-law, Barbara treats Willy in the first episode. She basically hits on him, a married man, while he is in her house teaching her sister piano.
While the above is contradictory, Barbara and Amanda are both stay at home wives and moms. Barbaras husband is a lawyer, and in the beginning, Willy found any job that he could on the side. I feel that the gender representation may sometimes be skewed as a result of this being a program produced by a US broadcasting company Telemundo, but it may be too early in the telenovela to be able to tell!!