Ma, There’s Something Wrong with this Telenovela…

Growing up in the early 90s, I got stuck watching a lot of telenovelas. They are soaps from Latin America, with Mexico being one of the most popular countries that exports them.

I was 7 or 8 when we were watching one, and as expected, conflict came up! A married man was accused of fathering a child with another woman.

But HA! I had it figured out. You see, I had just been explained the birds & the bees πŸ™‚ I knew how babies were made, so there was no way that this married man was the child’s father.

He’s going to deny it, I thought. Any moment now.
Aaaany moment now…

Only… he didn’t.

So, because he didn’t deny it… And I knew how babies were made… That meant…

He’s married… but he didn’t deny it…
and babies are made…
So that means…

I looked at Ma. There’s something wrong with this telenovela!

I did not like that one bit! πŸ˜„ It’s been decades and I’ve not watched another telenovela. These days, I do prefer the more innocent, love-driven dramas of KoreaπŸ˜‹

μ•ˆλ…•! Bye! Ciao!



  1. When I was in college majoring in Spanish I used to watch those to improve my listening comprehension. There was one that came out of Puerto Rico that I used to follow. Ab is right, they were crazy even in the 1970s. I have since cut TV and Hollywood out of my life completely, but I remember watching β€œnovelas”.

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    • How’s your Spanish these days? Were you able to retain a lot of it? I grew up speaking Spanish, but because I don’t practice very often, I forget some words 😦

      And yes! I like very little out of Hollywood. I often find myself watching foreign movies/TV and enjoying them much better πŸ™‚ Hollywood feels a bit like copy/paste.

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