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

Friday, February 11, 2011

A Rough Start to Kassandra

After everything we have been learning about in this class I have been looking forward to find a telenovela that I can become addicted to. Throughout the process of narrowing down the choices, I was torn between a story about a gypsy, pirates, or twins. All very convincing choices, but in the end I decided to go with the gypsy story, Kassandra. I have been researching how I was going to go about watching this telenovela and had a few different websites lined up to choose from. I was finally ready to sit down one night and watch my first ever telenovela. So excited I clicked on the first website, found the first episode and was ready to watch. Little did I know this was going to be a bit more of a process....45 minutes of downloading time was required. So Im sitting around, as the anticipation rises, and finally the moment comes, 30 seconds to go.....3, 2, 1! And a pop up pox appears with the words, "the movie is not in a format that QuickTime Player understands"...apparently my computed doesn't speak spanish. Not only am I upset that 45 minutes of anticipation quickly went to depression, but I was literally almost in tears not being able to watch Kassandra...
Dr. A, I hope you read this post and help me out with this dilemma! Is it time I move on and find a different telenovela to watch or is Kassandra worth fighting for? Im still trying to find other websites or places to purchase this series but so far no luck....If anyone has any suggestions let me know!

1 comment:

  1. Blake, if you can't find it online, it may be time to choose a different telenovela. I'm sorry about this...I know very well it's frustrating.