Learning about telenovelas and their qualities is more detailed than the average person would think. Throughout the last two weeks, though I knew telenovelas were filled of drama and love. I didn't realize the constant triangle in the plot line. As we watched clips throughout the week, I realized how critical and crucial it plays in the telenovelas. One of the first things I thought of as we continued to watch clips was one of my favorite American TV series called Scandal. I thought of the telenovela plot line, and Scandal follows it pretty well. Then, more series from the United States popped into my head.
Another topic this week I loved was the different cultures and their telenovelas. I never thought I would have enjoyed some of the crazy shows that were shown in class such as drug cartels. Some of the telenovelas' drama was more intense than the type of shows I watch from the Untied States. I feel like that factor itself draws people to the shows and want to watch more and more of them. On the other hand, shows such as the originally "Ugly Betty" drew my attention as well.
In addition to this week, I laughed when I heard about the Argentina telenovelas not being as admired due to the accent because I know many people that speak with an Argentine accent, and they are very prideful to many other cultures about their country and accent. I would love to study one of those this semester and especially see the difference if any between the quality compared to other countries.
As I watch more in the semester about telenovelas and comparing them to other countries dramas, I would love to learn if a triangle is something that is critical for any drama to have to succeed well. Also, I would love to compare more of my American shows to the telenovelas set ups. Personally, I think that telenovelas are more addicting than my Netflix shows at the moment because the cliffhangers are more intense than most of my American shows. Also, I hope to answer why does the crazier shows draw more focus and interest to u besides the fact that they are "bad."