The settings got me thinking about the writers and their collaboration. There is no doubt that writing a telenovela by yourself would be incredibly exhausting, but is having multiple writers perfect solution? This strategy has obviously proven to be successful, but I still have doubts that it is an easy alternative. I guess what I am most curious about is the conflict that arises from having multiple writers. How are ideas received and selected for the final product, or how involved is everyone in any given episode? Definitely something to look into.
Wednesday, February 24, 2016
In my first blog post I talked about how I was not sure how the novela would be able to keep someone hooked for over a hundred episodes. I was not skeptical, but more curious. During the last time that I watched La Reina del Sur I realized that the setting has played a crucial role in the development of the plot. The first few episodes took place in Sinaloa, Mexico, but the setting quickly changes to Melilla, Spain, then again to another city in Spain, and the episodes that I am currently watching take place inside of a prison.