Saturday, April 30, 2011
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.