Telenovelas

A major television event occurred last night on Ugly Betty. Two teenage boys sharing their first sweet kiss! Too bad America stopped watching the show years ago. Then again, if people were watching, they wouldn’t have done it. Ugly Betty began on a high note. An American remake of the groundbreaking, and oft-copied, Columbian telenovela, […]

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Marion on October 27, 2009

Ramona, I hear the mission bells above, Ramona, they’re ringing out our song of love, I press you, caress you, and bless the day you taught me to care… Ramona, I need you, my own — lyrics to a once popular song. Prior to watching the Mexican telenovela, Ramona, I’d never heard of the novel […]

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Marion on October 25, 2009

While sometimes compared to American soap operas, telenovelas are superior as a storytelling form in that they are conceived for limited runs usually between 60-100 hours of episodes with occasional shorter-run sequels to very successful shows. The clear beginning, middle and ending saves them from the American phenomena of running long after they’ve run out […]

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