I chuckle to myself as if I'm above it all.
The thing is, I've never actually sat down and watched a full episode of a telenovela. Who am I to judge them? I think I'm still seeing the telenovelas through the lens of what I know about American soap operas. Like we discussed in lecture, American soap opera actors are often considered second-rate. And no offense to anyone who worships daytime television, but the whole idea of a soap opera comes off as trashy to me.
I guess it's up to me to decide to separate my experiences with American soaps from my experiences with telenovelas -- to look at the telenovela with a fresh eye. Maybe all it will take is one episode to have me forever in love with the medium.
Crossing my fingers and opening my mind.