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, March 4, 2011

They Caught Like a Fish On a Lure

Dr. A warned me, and I didn't pay her any mind...but she was 100% right. I AM HOOKED! I analyzed Dónde Está Elisa for my identity and representation report, and the more I watched the show, the less of an actual assignment it became. My favorite part of the show? There was a GAY character which is very modern and progressive of the show.

The love triangles in Dónde Está Elisa were SICK. Elisa, a 17-year-old girl had sexual relations with both of her first cousins, and her uncle— and no, I’m not joking. All of the main characters were ridiculously attractive and I even started following a couple on Twitter! I could go on forever talking about the show, but then I’d just be writing another paper. I just wanted to share how amazingly addictive and dramatic las telenovelas are.

Funny story— So I’m in the SLC watching an episode during one of the peaks of the plotline and Viviana discovers her husband’s wedding band in her gay best friend’s bathroom. Needless to say, I squealed like a little girl which received some stares from other students, but I didn’t care because it was THAT crazy.

I’m currently on the hunt for a telenovela just as intense so I can spend hours of my life watching fictitious people fight, kill, yell, and partake in illegal activities.


  1. hahah I love this, Shamar!!! I really wanted to watch donde esta elisa but couldnt find a dvd with the captions I needed. It looks so scandalous though!! Also, I love hearing about your reaction to the drama in the telenovela..Im the same way, haha! The other night I was watching my telenovela in bed on my laptop when a main character suddenly went loco I mean really really loco and died after the most dramatic, crazy display I have ever seen haha. I was literally gasping out loud. My walls are thin, too and my telenovela has these weird gong sound affects after dramatic roommates were like ummm what are these gongs? haha! but I love the emotional reactions telenovelas seem to inspire in us! :)

  2. Yes that happens to me too, and it doesn't take much really. My fiancé's mother watches telenovelas constantly and not ever time I visit I'm a bit cautious because thus far I've made the mistake of sitting down and watching her novela of the day with her and each and every time I find myself addicted to yet another....They should put warning labels on those things!