I loved to hear from the different writers. Every time I watch telenovelas, I think about how do people write the plot lines. For one, they do not have long periods of time to do so. They have to work within gravitating the people to the story as well not overriding the plot line with characters and what they have done throughout the story.
I started to pick up watching La Reina de Sur as well the last few weeks. I realized that the way the writers on Thursday explained how they write the stories matched with the emotionally psychology of my brain. As the end of the shows have to have a cliffhanger to grab the audience, I experienced this heavily. I found myself watching 4-5 episodes of La Reina de Sur when I told myself I only would watch one. It finally got to the point where I would stop the show within 15 minutes of the show because I had to get it to a slower part of show — which there is not very many slow points throughout a telenovela.
In chapter 5 of Dr. A's book, it talks about studying addiction. Though it mentions the "Cinderella love story" catches the people, there are all different types of Cinderella stories. The love story is essential that guides the story. During my experience with the telenovelas I've watched, when I lost interest was when the love story was not thriving. In La Reina de Sur, the main characters lovers consistently died throughout the all time. When the lovers died and I had to wait for a new one to come along, I found myself not addicted or yearning for the story as much. I feel like the idea of the love an unrealistic love story drives the audience, but even more so, when you can compare yourself to the love story. That's when the writer knows what it has to write about and though the basic Cinderella story is defaulted. The basic story is still there because it sells and starts the evolution of the addiction of the telenovela from looks to the story line.