One thing I found absolutely crazy from our discussion in class was that writers for telenovelas create roughly 30-40 pages of script per day for one show. As someone who has had the struggle of writing 25-page college research papers, it blows my mind to think that people can create exciting and original content every single day to be read on screen. Especially with shows that have 80 or 100 episodes in a season, it's hard to imagine how a writer is able to sit down and write that many episodes while keeping the storyline fresh and interesting for the viewers.
When considering the quick production of scripts, another point of interest for me how script writers are able to adapt very similar storylines over and over again while changing the details enough to keep the plot and characters interesting enough for the audience. As discussed in class, telenovelas all contain very similar plots, drama sources, even the same actors. So why are people still so excited to consume them when the basis of the storyline production is the same?
For example, it's extremely impressive to me that the writers are able to spin the classic Cinderella storyline into the central plot line for a season of 120+ episodes. Especially when the script is so rapidly produced, how do they have time to deeply think about the direction the plot will go later on in the season? For me, it seems that their ability to interweave smaller characters' love stories or strife into the script for smaller segments of the show is what can drive the central plot for that long.
With writers producing such huge amounts of script per day (with recycled plot bases), but I would assume it would make the quality of the writing, and furthermore the show, to suffer. However, as telenovelas are so widely consumed and beloved, it seems that this writing style doesn't affect the audience's ability to get sucked into the drama.