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, April 30, 2011

El Final

Well, hard to believe it's finally the end of the semester, and the end of our wonderful class about telenovelas. It's funny because when I signed up for this course last semester, I thought about it and really wondered how much there really is to learn about telenovelas because most of them follow the same trend: Girl and boy fall in love, they have issues, but in the end, they are together happy forever after. Well, I definitely was proven wrong. There is MUCH much more behind a telenovela than meets the eye. It's not just about a television program, but a part of a culture. I also learned a lot about different countries besides Mexico, because I was used to the typical Mexican telenovela rosa. Although I had seen a few telenovelas that were closer to "de ruptura" than a telenovela rosa, I had never seen any that were anywhere near what we learned about this semester. I enjoyed learning about the differences between the two, and seeing how the Latino cultures from country to country respond differently to the different types of telenovelas. Overall, I am definitely happy and grateful that I took this class. I enjoyed it thoroughly and definitely enriched my knowledge on different Latino cultures. I would just like to thank you Dr. A for teaching this class because not only is it full of information, it also very fun and definitely one of my favorite courses I've ever taken at the University.

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