This is a class blog run by Dr. Carolina Acosta-Alzuru and her students in the course "Telenovelas, Culture and Society" at the University of Georgia during Spring 2011

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Dónde Está Elisa- Oh how I hate Cliffhangers

I wonder how many times the phrase "Dónde Está Elisa?” was said/screamed/whispered during the Gran Lanzamiento of this telenovela. The reason this telenovela is intriguing to me is because its more of a “who did it” kind of show- it has that kind Sherlock Holmes kind of appeal to it.

The first episode revolves around the disappearance of Elisa, the eldest daughter of the wealthy Mariano and Dana Altamira. After celebrating Mariano’s birthday with her entire family, Elisa convinces her father to let her go to a popular club with her cousins. Guess what happens next? Yep, Elisa disappears. Not one of her 3 cousins notices her disappearance from the club…hmm?

Of course Mariano is pissed, and Dana won’t stop crying, but that’s expected from parents with a missing daughter. The rest of the Altamira family are the ones that I’m questioning. One of Elisa’s cousins is a little weird, because I think that he and Elisa have some kind of physical relationship -__-…maybe they’re cousins-in-law and I may have missed that part because my Spanish language comprehension isn’t 100%.

All in all, I’m really excited to see what else in store for this telenovela. At the end of the Gran Lanzamiento, Mariono received a telephone call from a person with a disguised voice who said “Elisa está con mi,” or something like that. Which means she was kidnapped! I wonder who committed the kidnapping?? Was it one of her primos, or another family member? Maybe it was the next-door neighbor? Well we’ll know soon.

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