Wednesday, February 24, 2016
"No One is Immune to the Telenovela"
One night as I was watching La Reina Del Sur, my roommate was sitting on the futon working on an assignment. I had the show playing on my laptop. At first she was making fun of me because she only saw the over exaggerated movements but understood nothing because it was all in Spanish. She then kept watching irregularly between study breaks and following the show and not even 14 minutes later, she made me pause the show and catch her up, asking me so many questions after every cliff-hanger. It amazed me how she picked up the story line in the middle of an episode in the middle of a series and still was drawn to the show. That reminded me of what Dr. A said during one of the first classes-- you can start a telenovela in the middle of an episode and still know what's going on. I now cannot watch the show without her, and she texts me with questions or comments regarding how she can't wait to finish the episode. She would have been probably one of the last people I would guess would be hooked on a telenovela.