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Konstantinou kai Elenis
Κωνσταντίνου και Ελένης
Directed by Kostas Lychnaras
Starring Haris Romas
Eleni Rantou
Maria Lekaki
Vasilis Koukouras
Kallirroi Miriagou
Stergios Nenes
Theme music composer Pascual Marquina Narro
Opening theme "España Cañi"
Country of origin Greece
No. of seasons 2
No. of episodes 68 (list of episodes)
Production
Location(s) Greece, Athens, Marousi
Running time approx. 30 to 40 minutes
Release
Original channel ANT1
Picture format 576i
Original release October 1998 – June 2000

Konstantinou kai Elenis (Greek: Κωνσταντίνου και Ελένης; English: Konstantinou kai Elenis) is a Greek sitcom broadcast on ANT1 channel which aired from October 1998 until June 2000. The main stars are Haris Romas, who co-wrote the script along with Anna Hatzisofia, and Eleni Rantou. The character of Manthos is portrayed by Vassilis Koukouras whereas the character of Peggy, Matina and Nicolas are portrayed by Maria Lekaki, Kallirroi Miriagou and Stergios Nenes respectively. The series ran for two seasons, 1998-1999 and 1999-2000, and consisted of 68 episodes. Each episode lasts about 35–40 minutes. Reruns of the series are still being broadcast.

Storyline[edit]

The story revolves around the cohabitation of two people with very different personalities; a lecturer of Byzantine Studies at the University of Athens named Konstantinos Katakouzinos and a waitress named Eleni Vlachaki. The series focuses on the clash of Konstaninos and Eleni's very different personalities as they live together and have to deal with each other.

Konstaninos' uncle dies and leaves two wills appointing as inheritors of his Athens residence, Marousi his nephew, a lecturer of Byzantine Studies at the University of Athens and Eleni, his gardener's daughter. The prospective inheritors and their lawyers do not know which will was written first as the second will would deem the first invalid. As they are both emotionally attached to the house, they decide to compromise and live together until the court's decision.

Konstaninos and Eleni's very different personalities conflict, leading them to major quarrels over sometimes unimportant things. Konstantinos, a narrow minded person obsessed with the Byzantine Empire, is a very conservative character who speaks puristic Greek and is very religious and superstitious. He also dislikes being in the company of others and hates every type of modern entertainment. Eleni works as a waitress at a bar, uses slang and often vulgar words and expressions, and is a very open minded and kind-hearted person. A typical young woman, she enjoys all kinds of modern entertainment and has many friends and many short-lived relationships. In many episodes, their mutual dislike even leads one of the two, or even both, to plot against the other to become the sole inheritor of the house.

Various other subplots play a significant role in many episodes, usually involving the most important supporting characters: Peggy is Eleni's closest friend, a waitress at the same bar and a talentless actress. Manthos, Konstantinos' closest friend and schoolmate, is aa rich paper industrialist who has multiple relationships including his most permanent one, Peggy. Matina is Konstantinos and Eleni's old friend and neibhbour, a civil servant who is single, afraid that she'll die alone, and is obsessed with getting married. Nicolas is the bartender at the bar where Eleni and Peggy work and a very close friend of both.

Recording[edit]

The show was mostly recorded at Paiania Studio in Attica, but the characters visited many areas inside and outside the city such as Arachova, Patmos and Hydra.

Cast and characters[edit]

The main cast of the series includes Haris Romas and Eleni Radou as Konstantinos and Eleni, the protagonists. The show also featured many popular actors and as guest stars in various episodes.

Main cast[edit]

  • Haris Romas as "Konstantinos Katakouzinos": He is a grumpy, old-fashioned and narrow-minded Byzantinologist, who works as an assistant professor at the University of Athens, and he is also the author of an unpublished book called "The sewer system in Byzantium". Every publisher refuses to publish the book.
  • Eleni Rantou as "Eleni Vlachaki": She is a strong-willed and kind-hearted young woman who works as a waitress in a night bar. Eleni calls Konstantinos by the nickname "Katakouzina", a pun of his name, "κουζίνα" meaning kitchen in Greek.
  • Maria Lekaki as "Peggy Karra": The closest friend of Eleni's. Her real name is Panagiota Carachisaridou, but she has adopted a "stage" name. Her dream is to become a famous actress, and she constantly tries to graspp leading roles at various play, but with no result. Her main profession is waiting at the same bar in which Eleni works. She is also Manthos' fianceé and main love interested, among many.
  • Vasilis Koukouras as "Manthos Foustanos": Konstantinos' best friend, with a huge ego. He is a wealth lazy playboy who enjoys having intercourse with many women, even married ones. He is almost always shown to be in a relationship with Peggy during the series. He loves expensive sportscars and enjoys driving his Porsche. He is the only son of a rich industrialist.
  • Kallirroi Miriagou as "Matina Mandarinaki": Eleni's second best friend and neighbour. She is a very punctual person who always provides Eleni with food and likes being in her company, even when the latter teases her about her non-existent love life. With no self-esteem, Matina has assured herself that she's probably never going to get married, although she often tries to attract men. She has a constant crush on Konstantinos and Nicolas.
  • Stergios Nenes as "Nicolas Varthaculias": He is the bartender in the bar in which Eleni and Peggy work. He drives a Harley Davidson that he hasn't paid off even after the series' end. He has occasional relationships and rejects Matina.

Recurring cast[edit]

  • Ilias Zervos as "Nikos Yrevias": Konstantinos' lawyer.
  • Eleni Filippa as "Elli Roussou": Eleni's lawyer, love interest of Nicolas and Manthos.
  • Lilian Arhonti as "Fiona Makri": Love interest of Manthos.
  • Marianna Marteli as "Lila": Love interest of Manthos.
  • Hrisa Kontogiorgou as "Joanna": Love interest of Manthos.
  • Thanasis Papageorgiou as "Lefteris Anagnostou": Student of Konstantinos.
  • Konstantina Halkiopoulou as "Voukouvala": Student of Konstantinos.
  • Giorgos Samolis as "Alkis Ioannou": Student of Konstantinos.
  • Maria Paleologou as "Nitsa Voupoura": Neighbor of Konstantinos and Eleni, the ugly greengrocer of the neighborhood.

Episodes[edit]

A total of 68 episodes have been broadcast; thirty-three in the first season and thirty-five in the second season.[1]

Season 1 (1998–1999)[edit]

The season started on 12 October 1998 and finished on 7 June 1999. It included thirty-three episodes.[2]

No. in
series
No. in
season
Title Directed by Written by Original air date
1 1 "Sigkatikisi" Kostas Lychnaras Haris Romas, Anna Hadjisophia October 12, 1998 (1998-10-12)
2 2 "San to Skilo me ti Gata" Kostas Lychnaras Haris Romas, Anna Hadjisophia October 19, 1998 (1998-10-19)
3 3 "I Violistis stin Idia Stegi" Kostas Lychnaras Haris Romas, Anna Hadjisophia October 26, 1998 (1998-10-26)
4 4 "Otan Pigename Mazi Sholio" Kostas Lychnaras Haris Romas, Anna Hadjisophia November 2, 1998 (1998-11-02)
5 5 "Moro Mou, Moro Mou Esi" Kostas Lychnaras Haris Romas, Anna Hadjisophia November 9, 1998 (1998-11-09)
6 6 "Den Plirono, Den Plirono" Kostas Lychnaras Haris Romas, Anna Hadjisophia November 16, 1998 (1998-11-16)
7 7 "Thia Maro, Kale Thia Maro (Part 1)" Kostas Lychnaras Haris Romas, Anna Hadjisophia November 23, 1998 (1998-11-23)
8 8 "Thia Maro, Kale Thia Maro (Part 2)" Kostas Lychnaras Haris Romas, Anna Hadjisophia November 30, 1998 (1998-11-30)
9 9 "O Erotas Gennithike Gia Tesseris" Kostas Lychnaras Haris Romas, Anna Hadjisophia December 7, 1998 (1998-12-07)
10 10 "Paradosi Kat'ikon ... Anohis" Kostas Lychnaras Haris Romas, Anna Hadjisophia December 14, 1998 (1998-12-14)
11 11 "Hali Birthday" Kostas Lychnaras Haris Romas, Anna Hadjisophia December 21, 1998 (1998-12-21)
12 12 "Gia tin Kardia tis Oreas Elenis" Kostas Lychnaras Haris Romas, Anna Hadjisophia January 11, 1999 (1999-01-11)
13 13 "Mad Spiti" Kostas Lychnaras Haris Romas, Anna Hadjisophia January 18, 1999 (1999-01-18)
14 14 "Soy kai Avlaves (Part 1)" Kostas Lychnaras Haris Romas, Anna Hadjisophia January 25, 1999 (1999-01-25)
15 15 "Soy kai Avlaves (Part 2)" Kostas Lychnaras Haris Romas, Anna Hadjisophia February 1, 1999 (1999-02-01)
16 16 "Sta Ori, ta Agria Vouna" Kostas Lychnaras Haris Romas, Anna Hadjisophia February 8, 1999 (1999-02-08)
17 17 "Trianta Vale ... Karatia" Kostas Lychnaras Haris Romas, Anna Hadjisophia February 15, 1999 (1999-02-15)
18 18 "Sexoualiki Parenohlisi" Kostas Lychnaras Haris Romas, Anna Hadjisophia February 22, 1999 (1999-02-22)
19 19 "To Telefteo Tango sto Marousi" Kostas Lychnaras Haris Romas, Anna Hadjisophia March 1, 1999 (1999-03-01)
20 20 "The Konstantinou kai Elenis Show" Kostas Lychnaras Haris Romas, Anna Hadjisophia March 8, 1999 (1999-03-08)
21 21 "O Erastis tis Kommotrias" Kostas Lychnaras Haris Romas, Anna Hadjisophia March 15, 1999 (1999-03-15)
22 22 "I Farma ton Zoon" Kostas Lychnaras Haris Romas, Anna Hadjisophia March 22, 1999 (1999-03-22)
23 23 "I Magisses tou Amarousiou" Kostas Lychnaras Haris Romas, Anna Hadjisophia March 29, 1999 (1999-03-29)
24 24 "Amnisia" Kostas Lychnaras Haris Romas, Anna Hadjisophia April 5, 1999 (1999-04-05)
25 25 "I Vendeta" Kostas Lychnaras Haris Romas, Anna Hadjisophia April 12, 1999 (1999-04-12)
26 26 "Fonos sto Vizandio" Kostas Lychnaras Haris Romas, Anna Hadjisophia April 19, 1999 (1999-04-19)
27 27 "Konstantinou kai Elenis Voithia Mas" Kostas Lychnaras Haris Romas, Anna Hadjisophia April 26, 1999 (1999-04-26)
28 28 "O Hartopektis" Kostas Lychnaras Haris Romas, Anna Hadjisophia May 3, 1999 (1999-05-03)
29 29 "Sta Mathitika sou ta Vivlia" Kostas Lychnaras Haris Romas, Anna Hadjisophia May 10, 1999 (1999-05-10)
30 30 "Ena Asteri Genniete" Kostas Lychnaras Haris Romas, Anna Hadjisophia May 17, 1999 (1999-05-17)
31 31 "O Telefteos Anthropos Pou Ide ton Thio" Kostas Lychnaras Haris Romas, Anna Hadjisophia May 24, 1999 (1999-05-24)
32 32 "Konstantinou kai Elenis on the Rocks" Kostas Lychnaras Haris Romas, Anna Hadjisophia May 31, 1999 (1999-05-31)
33 33 "I Diki" Kostas Lychnaras Haris Romas, Anna Hadjisophia June 7, 1999 (1999-06-07)

Season 2 (1999–2000)[edit]

The season started in 11 October 1999 and finished in 19 June 2000. It included thirty-five episodes.[3]

No. in
series
No. in
season
Title Directed by Written by Original air date
34 1 "I Kata Panourgian Asthenis" Kostas Lychnaras Haris Romas, Anna Hadjisophia October 11, 1999 (1999-10-11)
35 2 "Me tin Thia Den Ine Amartia" Kostas Lychnaras Haris Romas, Anna Hadjisophia October 18, 1999 (1999-10-18)
36 3 "To Rock kai to ... Pourock" Kostas Lychnaras Haris Romas, Anna Hadjisophia October 25, 1999 (1999-10-25)
37 4 "Agrio Thiliko" Kostas Lychnaras Haris Romas, Anna Hadjisophia November 1, 1999 (1999-11-01)
38 5 "To Moro tis Rozmari (Part 1)" Kostas Lychnaras Haris Romas, Anna Hadjisophia November 8, 1999 (1999-11-08)
39 6 "To Moro tis Rozmari (Part 2)" Kostas Lychnaras Haris Romas, Anna Hadjisophia November 15, 1999 (1999-11-15)
40 7 "I Exindavelona" Kostas Lychnaras Haris Romas, Anna Hadjisophia November 22, 1999 (1999-11-22)
41 8 "I Gampri tis Distihias" Kostas Lychnaras Haris Romas, Anna Hadjisophia November 29, 1999 (1999-11-29)
42 9 "Glikia Mou Exaderfi" Kostas Lychnaras Haris Romas, Anna Hadjisophia December 6, 1999 (1999-12-06)
43 10 "I Doules tou Katakouzene" Kostas Lychnaras Haris Romas, Anna Hadjisophia December 13, 1999 (1999-12-13)
44 11 "I Germanoi Xanarhonte" Kostas Lychnaras Haris Romas, Anna Hadjisophia December 20, 1999 (1999-12-20)
45 12 "O Pio Kalos Dimotis Ime Ego" Kostas Lychnaras Haris Romas, Anna Hadjisophia January 10, 2000 (2000-01-10)
46 13 "I Teleftea Mera tou Kosmou" Kostas Lychnaras Haris Romas, Anna Hadjisophia January 17, 2000 (2000-01-17)
47 14 "Marijuana STOP" Kostas Lychnaras Haris Romas, Anna Hadjisophia January 24, 2000 (2000-01-24)
48 15 "Viva Mexico" Kostas Lychnaras Haris Romas, Anna Hadjisophia January 31, 2000 (2000-01-31)
49 16 "I Soferantzes" Kostas Lychnaras Haris Romas, Anna Hadjisophia February 7, 2000 (2000-02-07)
50 17 "Esi Ise I Etia Pou Ipofero" Kostas Lychnaras Haris Romas, Anna Hadjisophia February 14, 2000 (2000-02-14)
51 18 "The Godmother" Kostas Lychnaras Haris Romas, Anna Hadjisophia February 21, 2000 (2000-02-21)
52 19 "I Kali Samaritis" Kostas Lychnaras Haris Romas, Anna Hadjisophia February 28, 2000 (2000-02-28)
53 20 "Tis Metamorfoseos" Kostas Lychnaras Haris Romas, Anna Hadjisophia March 6, 2000 (2000-03-06)
54 21 "Aponi Zoi" Kostas Lychnaras Haris Romas, Anna Hadjisophia March 13, 2000 (2000-03-13)
55 22 "Tou Patros kai tou Iou (Part 1)" Kostas Lychnaras Haris Romas, Anna Hadjisophia March 20, 2000 (2000-03-20)
56 23 "Tou Patros kai tou Iou (Part 2)" Kostas Lychnaras Haris Romas, Anna Hadjisophia March 27, 2000 (2000-03-27)
57 24 "Konstantinos o Politevomenos" Kostas Lychnaras Haris Romas, Anna Hadjisophia April 3, 2000 (2000-04-03)
58 25 "I Trihes" Kostas Lychnaras Haris Romas, Anna Hadjisophia April 10, 2000 (2000-04-10)
59 26 "Sismi, Limi kai ... Katakouzini" Kostas Lychnaras Haris Romas, Anna Hadjisophia April 17, 2000 (2000-04-17)
60 27 "Ta Avga kai ta Pashalia" Kostas Lychnaras Haris Romas, Anna Hadjisophia April 24, 2000 (2000-04-24)
61 28 "Vaskanias to Anagnosma" Kostas Lychnaras Haris Romas, Anna Hadjisophia May 1, 2000 (2000-05-01)
62 29 "Sferes Pano Apo to Marousi" Kostas Lychnaras Haris Romas, Anna Hadjisophia May 8, 2000 (2000-05-08)
63 30 "I Triti Diathiki" Kostas Lychnaras Haris Romas, Anna Hadjisophia May 15, 2000 (2000-05-15)
64 31 "I Lady kai i Alitra" Kostas Lychnaras Haris Romas, Anna Hadjisophia May 22, 2000 (2000-05-22)
65 32 "Pare ta Lefta kai Treha" Kostas Lychnaras Haris Romas, Anna Hadjisophia May 29, 2000 (2000-05-29)
66 33 "Agapis Agonas Agonos" Kostas Lychnaras Haris Romas, Anna Hadjisophia June 5, 2000 (2000-06-05)
67 34 "Ti Ine Afto Pou to Lene Agapi" Kostas Lychnaras Haris Romas, Anna Hadjisophia June 12, 2000 (2000-06-12)
68 35 "O Gamos kai to Gamoto" Kostas Lychnaras Haris Romas, Anna Hadjisophia June 19, 2000 (2000-06-19)

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