Wednesday, February 24, 2016

The Final Scene

The final scene in any telenovela is incredibly important to the viewer. It is their last glimpse into the lives of the characters that they fell in love with. Because of how telenovelas air one episode every night, most viewers feel strange not watching the telenovela nightly after it ends. Because of this, the audience creates very high expectations for the final scene of a telenovela in their mind and most of the time the telenovela does not meet these expectations. We watched a lot of final scenes today in class that went about wrapping up the telenovelas in multiple different ways. I believe that the reason the writers and directors end the telenovelas in such different ways is because they are trying to surpass these expectations. For example, one of the final scenes we watched was for the telenovela that revolved around the employees at a magazine (I can't remember the name). It was one long shot that consisted of every character describing their fate, the protagonists kissing as the elevator closes, and the production crew taking the set apart. While this is a very different way to end a telenovela than the norm, I think that a majority of viewers were/would be satisfied by it.

1 comment:

  1. I can't deny the final scene is very important to the audience, and after watching the final scene of Pablo Escobar: El Patron Del Mal, I think the audience was very pleased with how it ended- I know I was. My final scene was actually the same scene that began the very first episode, and ended with Pablo Escobar being killed, which was a huge win for the Columbian people, and I'm sure the Columbian audience especially was happy with the joy and happiness that followed Pablo's death. After all the terror that Pablo reigned down on Columbia, his death in the show was followed with kids playing in the streets and people partying and laughing without having to fear for their lives at every moment of the day. Being a fact-based telenovela, I don't think there could have been a better ending, and it left the audience with a happy tone and feeling of victory, as was felt by the Columbian population in real life.