Though I personally, to my knowledge, have absolutely NO hispanic blood in me whatsoever I've essentially been raised around hispanics. I'm from gainesville who's countable population is 60% hispanic and uncountable population is probably closer to 80%. Most of my high school friends were hispanic, usually from Mexico, and almost every time I visited their homes SOMEONE in their family was watching their novelas. I've always been so immersed in hispanic culture that it's virtually become my adopted heritage. Even before I was able to understand most of what was being said in the telenovelas I loved to sit down and watch them with my friends and their families. I would get so into them and somehow never have to ask what was going on.
Now that I understand them a bit better though I will admit getting hooked is much easier. Now I tend to spend my days off at my boyfriend's house and we will sit down for lunch and then watch the midday novelas with his mom. I became particularly interested in Aurora and La Fea Más Bella. I still love to learn more and more about hispanic cultures and languages, espially all the variations that exist within a single language. I'm really looking forward to delving into these cultural aspects during these class through the novelas.