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A telenovela' is a limited-run television serial melodrama of the type made famous in Mexico and Latin America. The word comes from tele, short for television, and novela ("novel/soap opera"). Telenovelas are essentially soap operas in miniseries format. Image File history File links Broom_icon. ... Shortcut: WP:-( Vandalism is indisputable bad-faith addition, deletion, or change to content, made in a deliberate attempt to compromise the integrity of the encyclopedia. ... Shortcut: WP:-( Vandalism is indisputable bad-faith addition, deletion, or change to content, made in a deliberate attempt to compromise the integrity of the encyclopedia. ... This page meets Wikipedias criteria for speedy deletion. ... Poster for The Perils of Pauline (1914). ... Latin America consists of the countries of South America and some of North America (including Central America and some the islands of the Caribbean) whose inhabitants mostly speak Romance languages, although Native American languages are also spoken. ... A novel (from French nouvelle Italian novella, new) is an extended, generally fictional narrative, typically in prose. ... For Philippine soap opera, see Teleserye. ... For Philippine soap opera, see Teleserye. ... A miniseries (sometimes mini-series), in a serial storytelling medium, is a production which tells a story in a limited number of episodes. ...


Patricio Wills, head of development at Telemundo, describes telenovelas thus:

The plot is always the same. In the first three minutes of the first episode the viewer already knows the novela will end with that same couple kissing each other. A telenovela is all about a couple who wants to kiss and a scriptwriter who stands in their way for 150 episodes.”[1]

While most English-language soap operas can potentially continue indefinitely, almost all telenovelas run for a predetermined duration. They usually feature a fictional romantic melodrama, air five or six days a week, and run for an average of 120 episodes.[1]

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Evolution

Most well-known telenovelas, which are sometimes called ‘’teleseries’’or ‘’comedias’’, are produced in Spanish- and Portuguese-speaking countries and usually air during prime time. Prime time drama serials were first produced in Brazil, Cuba and Mexico with Sua vida me pertence ("Your Life Belongs to Me", Brazil, 1950) showing twice a week, Senderos de amor ("Love paths", Cuba, 1951), and Ángeles de la calle ("Angels from the street", Mexico 1951), which was shown once a week. Mexico produced its first drama serial in the modern telenovela format of Monday through Friday airings, Senda prohibida ("Forbidden path"), written by Fernanda Villeli, between 1957 and 1958. Sua vida me pertence (Your life belongs to me in Portuguese) was the first in a tradition of telenovelas in Brazil. ... Senda Prohibidia (Forbidden Path) is the first telenovela produced in Mexico. ... Year 1957 (MCMLVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1957 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1958 (MCMLVIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


The first global telenovela was Los Ricos También Lloran ("The Rich Cry too", Mexico, 1979), which was exported to Russia, China, the United States and other countries. Currently, the most famous telenovelas have come from Mexico, Brazil, Colombia, Peru, Argentina, Chile and Venezuela. In Spain they are also called culebrones ("long snakes"), because of the convoluted plots. Verónica Castro in the opening credits for Los Ricos También Lloran Los Ricos También Lloran (The rich also cry) is a popular telenovela. It was produced in Mexico in 1979 and was starred by Verónica Castro. ...


One of the most common complaints is that telenovelas are not representative of the actual racial makeup of the country where they are produced.[2] Most telenovelas, no matter where they are from, tend to have white, blond, blue-eyed stars. Whenever "ethnic"-looking people appear, they are usually of lower class origins and hold jobs such as janitors, while all the higher-class jobs are reserved for the lightest-skinned actors. This criticism is especially remarkable in Brazil whose non-white population is relegated to a few roles in each telenovela. [2]


Mexico

Mexican telenovelas are often traditional and tend to fall in four sub-genres:

  • The "working class melodrama," which is easy to understand and contains less explicit content. They typically feature a poor girl who falls in love with a rich man whose family spurns her, such as Dame Chocolate and Madre Luna.
  • The historical romance, set in the past, such as the colonial period (Martín Garatuza), the restoration of the Republic (El carruaje), the late 1800s (El vuelo del águila) and the revolution (Bodas de odio).
  • The teen drama, which portrays the lives of high-school teenagers and their issues with sex, drugs and other coming-of age topics. It started with (Quinceañera) in the late 1980s.
  • The pop music story, portrays the lives of aspiring musicians such as in Idolos de Juventud, Alcanzar una estrella and its sequel Alcanzar una estrella II.

In Mexico, Televisa is the largest producer and exporter of telenovelas. TV Azteca and the independent company Argos Comunicación are its main competition. Traditionally, telenovelas were often used as a government tool to distract citizens from the authoritarian PRI regime.[3] The American telenovelas produced by Telemundo tend to follow the Mexican model. Dame Chocolate (Give Me Chocolate) is a Spanish-language telenovela airing on the United States-based television network Telemundo. ... Madre Luna (Mother Moon) is a Spanish-language telenovela produced by the United States-based television network Telemundo and RTI Colombia. ... Martín Garatuza (b. ... // Invention of the Jacquard loom in 1801. ... A graphical timeline is available here: Timeline of the Mexican Revolution Many portions of this article are translations of excerpts from the article Revolución Mexicana in the Spanish Wikipedia. ... Quinceañera is a telenovela from Mexico that was first broadcast on Televisa in 1987. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Idolos de Juventud (Youth Idols) is a Spanish-language telenovela produced by the United States-based television network Telemundo. ... Alcanzar una estrella is a telenovela from Mexico that was first broadcast on Televisa in 1990. ... A musical containing some gay porn This page is a candidate for speedy deletion. ... Televisa is the largest media company in the Spanish-speaking world[1], followed by TV Azteca, and a major player in the international entertainment business. ... TV Azteca is the second largest Mexican television network. ... Company logo Argos Comunicación is a television and film production company owned by Epigmenio Ibarra based in Mexico City. ... The Institutional Revolutionary Party (Spanish: Partido Revolucionario Institucional or PRI) is a Mexican political party that wielded hegemonic power in the country—under a succession of names—for more than 70 years. ... Telemundo is an American television network based in Hialeah, Florida. ...


After the end of the Cold War, Televisa found an enormous market for its telenovelas in countries in the former Eastern Bloc, as well as in Vietnam and other Asian countries. For example, Veronica Castro became an international star when the novela she'd starred in years before, Los Ricos Tambien Lloran, became a huge hit in Russia. By the late 1990s, the company claimed telenovelas were Mexico's leading export product. At the same time, as the Mexican government loosened its control over television, telenovelas, primarily those produced by Argos Comunicacion, addressed new themes, including poverty, political corruption, immigration, and drug smuggling. Televisa is the largest media company in the Spanish-speaking world[1], followed by TV Azteca, and a major player in the international entertainment business. ...


Latin America

Telenovelas are not only immensely popular in Hispanic America, Brazil, Spain, Portugal, and in Hispanic communities in the United States, but also have a wide following in Russia, Eastern Europe, France, Italy, the Philippines, Israel, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, China, South Korea, and Japan.[4]  Countries where Spanish has official status. ... Pre-1989 division between the West (grey) and Eastern Bloc (orange) superimposed on current national boundaries: Russia (dark orange), other countries of the former USSR (medium orange),members of the Warsaw pact (light orange), and other former Communist regimes not aligned with Moscow (lightest orange). ...


In Argentina, they are usually produced by Telefe, Artear, Ideas del Sur and Pol-Ka; in Brazil, by TV Globo, TV Record, SBT, or TV Bandeirantes; in Chile by TVN and Canal 13; in Colombia by Caracol TV, RTI Colombia, or RCN TV; in Venezuela by Venevisión or RCTV; and in Puerto Rico, they were produced by WAPA-TV or Telemundo Puerto Rico. In the United States, Telemundo and Univision, mostly importers of Latin American telenovelas, have started producing telenovelas with Latin American casts and, in the case of Telemundo, Mexican producers Argos Comunicación.[citation needed] Televisión Federal S.A. Telefe, better known as Telefe, is an Argentinan television network. ... LS 85 TV, Canal 13 Buenos Aires started its transmissions in 1960. ... Pol-Ka Producciones is a television and film production company in Buenos Aires, Argentina. ... Rede Globo (Portuguese: Globe Network) better known as Globo is a Brazilian television network. ... Rede Record is a Brazilian television network. ... SBT, standing for Sistema Brasileiro de Televisão (Brazilian Television System), is a television network in Brazil. ... Rede Bandeirantes (Portuguese: Bandeirantes Network), officially nicknamed Band, is a television network from Brazil, based in São Paulo. ... TVN may be: TVN (Chile) (Televisión Nacional de Chile); public broadcaster TVNORGE; a Norwegian commercial television channel TVN (Poland); commercial broadcaster TVN (Panama) (Televisora Nacional, S.A.); commercial broadcaster TVN Entertainment Corporation; a US cable television company TVN (Australia); the only thorougbred horse racing channel in Australia: [1] Category... Corporación de Televisión de la Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile (UCTV), generally known by its broadcast frequency Canal 13, is the second oldest television station in Chile. ... Caracol TV logo Caracol Televisión is one of the most viewed national television networks in Colombia. ... Zorro: la Espada y la Rosa (2007) La Viuda de Blanco (2006) Tierra de Pasiones (2006) Amores de Mercado (2006) Madre Luna (2006) El Cuerpo del Deseo (2005) La Tormenta (2005) La Prisionera (2004) La Mujer en el Espejo (2004) Anita: No Te Rajes! (2004) Te Voy a Enseñar... RCN Televisión is a Colombian national television network. ... Venevisión, channel 4, is one of Venezuelas largest TV broadcasters, which is owned and presided over by Gustavo Cisneros. ... Radio Caracas Televisión (or RCTV) is one of the largest and most important television stations in Venezuela. ... WAPA-TV is a full-power, independent television station located in San Juan, Puerto Rico transmitting over analog channel 4, digital channel 27. ... Telemundo Puerto Rico is one of Puerto Ricos most popular TV channels. ... Telemundo is an American television network based in Hialeah, Florida. ... Univision is a Spanish-language television network in the United States. ... Company logo Argos Comunicación is a television and film production company owned by Epigmenio Ibarra based in Mexico City. ...


Brazil's telenovelas (more often novelas) are both more racy with ample nudity and apt to broach controversial subjects—many Brazilians can relate because of the telenovelas' realistic depiction of the middle class, working class and upper class. Brazilian productions are the most expensively produced in Latin America.[5] A teenage telenovela, Malhação ("Working Out") is the longest-running telenovela in Brazil. Novelas usually last eight months at most in Brazil, but Malhação has been on the air since 1995. Four telenovelas are shown on Globo, Brazil's leading channel. The middle class (or middle classes) comprises a social group once defined by exception as an intermediate social class between the nobility and the peasantry. ... Upper class refers to the group of people at the top of a social hierarchy. ... Malhação is a Brazilian telenovela directed to the teenagers audience. ... Malhação is a Brazilian telenovela directed to the teenagers audience. ...


Colombia

Colombian telenovelas such as Betty la fea often focus on comedy. However, some are in a more realistic vein (sometimes dealing with issues as drug dealing), or adaptations of novels. Telenovelas produced by RTI Colombia and Telemundo usually air on Caracol, while Televideo and Telecolombia produce some of RCN's telenovelas. Caracol and RCN also produce and broadcast their own shows. Currently, four or five Colombian telenovelas are usually broadcast from 6 PM until around 11 PM on those networks. Ana María Orozco as Betty la Fea Yo soy Betty, la fea (I am Betty, the ugly one),[1] also known as simply Betty la fea which translates as Ugly Betty, was a popular telenovela (soap opera) filmed in Colombia, written by Fernando Gaitán and produced between 1999... Retail selling Street selling is the bottom of the chain and can be accomplished through purchasing from prostitutes, through cloaked retail stores or refuse houses for users in the act located in red-light districts which often also deal in paraphernalia, dealers marketing merriment at night clubs and other events... Zorro: la Espada y la Rosa (2007) La Viuda de Blanco (2006) Tierra de Pasiones (2006) Amores de Mercado (2006) Madre Luna (2006) El Cuerpo del Deseo (2005) La Tormenta (2005) La Prisionera (2004) La Mujer en el Espejo (2004) Anita: No Te Rajes! (2004) Te Voy a Enseñar... Telemundo is an American television network based in Hialeah, Florida. ...


Chile

Chilean telenovelas focus on both traditional drama and middle class life, with some touches of comedy. Often, they show life outside of the capital, like in TVN's Iorana (ambientated on Easter Island). They are usually produced and aired by the Canal 13 and TVN channels, but lately other TV channels such as Mega and Chilevisión are joining the so-called "telenovela war". motto: ( Rapa Nui ) Also called Te Pito O Te Henua (Ombligo del mundo) (Navel of the world) Capital Hanga Roa Area  - City Proper  163. ... Corporación de Televisión de la Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile (UCTV), generally known by its broadcast frequency Canal 13, is the second oldest television station in Chile. ... TVN may be: TVN (Chile) (Televisión Nacional de Chile); public broadcaster TVNORGE; a Norwegian commercial television channel TVN (Poland); commercial broadcaster TVN (Panama) (Televisora Nacional, S.A.); commercial broadcaster TVN Entertainment Corporation; a US cable television company TVN (Australia); the only thorougbred horse racing channel in Australia: [1] Category... Red Televisiva Megavisión or simply MEGA, is the first private TV channel of Chile. ... Chilevisión or CHV is the second oldest television channel in Chile. ...


Dominican Republic

Dominican Republic has started to produce its own novelas thanks to Venevision International, Iguana Productions and Atena Latina Productions. The first telenovela, María Jose...Oficios de hogar was produced by Venevision and the first Dominican telenovela company (now inactive), Colórvisión, in 1986. The telenovela Tropico was made by Venevision International, Iguana Productions, and Atena Latina Productions, in 2007 with mostly Dominican actors and a few from Venezuela and Perú. It is being aired by Atena Latina 7 in Dominican Republic and on Univision in United States. There are currently plans for more telenovelas made, filmed, and produced in Dominican Republic. Venevisión is Venezuelas largest TV station, owned and presided over by Gustavo Cisneros. ... Trópico is a telenovela produced and filmed entirely in the Dominican Republic by Venevisión International, Iguana Productions and Antena Latina. ... Univision is a Spanish-language television network in the United States. ...


United States

See MyNetworkTV telenovelas

In the United States, the telenovela concept has been adapted into English. MyNetworkTV, an upstart network launched by News Corporation, launched two with nightly serials on September 5, 2006, but ratings were disastrous and the format is being phased out. On the other hand, Ugly Betty has already proven to be a success story on ABC, although the network dropped the idea of the show as a telenovela and developed it as a standard weekly series. NBC is developing an adaptation of a racy Colombian telenovela titled Without Breasts There Is No Paradise. My Network TV logo The MyNetworkTV telenovelas were Fox Televisions attempt to create a successful low-cost programming franchise by adapting Spanish-language telenovelas for American viewers. ... MyNetworkTV (sometimes written My Network TV, and unofficially abbreviated MyNet, MyTV, MNT, or MNTV) is a television network in the United States, owned by News Corporation. ... 1211 Avenue of the Americas (Sixth Avenue), where News Corporation is based News Corporation (abbreviated to News Corp) (NYSE: NWS, NYSE: NWSa, ASX: NWS, LSE: NCRA) is one of the worlds largest media conglomerates. ... is the 248th day of the year (249th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays full 2006 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Ugly Betty is a Golden Globe- and Peabody Award-winning American television dramedy series starring America Ferrera, Vanessa Williams, and Eric Mabius, focusing on the life of a character named Betty, who is a good person, although not physically attractive. ... Without Breasts There Is No Paradise is the working title of an NBC drama series produced by Universal Media Studios. ...


Some Spanish-language telenovelas are now translated directly into English for US viewers. Novelas on Telemundo, which tend to follow the Mexican model, are all closed-captioned in English. Xenon Pictures also adds English subtitles to its DVD versions of Mexican serials, including Amor Real, La Madrastra, and Rubí. This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... A commonly-used symbol indicating that a program or movie is closed-captioned. ... A promotional picture from Amor Real Amor real (True Love) is a Mexican telenovela, which was produced and broadcast by Televisa in 2003. ... [1] La madrastra is a telenovela from Mexico that was first broadcast on Televisa in 2005. ... Rubí 2004 DVD cover Rubí (Ruby) is a Mexican telenovela that aired on Televisa in 2004. ...


The sudden interest in English telenovelas can be attributed to the appeal and successful ratings of the genre. Producers also see this as a way to attract the fast-growing Hispanic population, most notably the female sector of this demographic. In addition, telenovelas break the traditional United States television format, where a show runs for 20-25 episodes a season, once a week.


Philippines

Main article: Philippine drama

The Philippines airs and produces many telenovelas, many locally produced while others are imported from South American countries. Many Filipinos enjoy watching telenovelas because of the cultural affinity that the Spanish-colonized country has with other Latin American countries. Marimar, Rosalinda, Betty La Fea, and La Usurpadora are probably the most popular past telenovelas in the country, with Rosalinda having a 70% audience rating, the highest of any show in the history of Philippine television. La Usurpadora also had high ratings, and millions of fans of Gabriela Spanic crowded the streets when she visited, as they also did for Thalia, Fernando Carrillo, and Laura Flores when they visited the country. Thalia also was the special guest of President Ramos during the Centennial Celebration of the Philippines' Independence from Spain in 1998. Many telenovelas from the Philippines such as The Promise are also popular in other countries such as Singapore, Malaysia, Cambodia, Thailand, Cameroon, Kenya, and Venezuela. Another hit was also "Marina" by ABS-CBN, a love story about a mermaid which stars Claudine Baretto, cousin of "Junior" Antonio Morales Baretto (husband of Rocio Durcal), of Los Brincos fame in Spain. Recent popular Spanish language telenovelas shown in the Philippines are La Fea Mas Bella, La Estrambotica Anastasia, Pasion de Gavilanes, Rubi, Mirada de Mujer, Inocente de Ti, Montecristo, Cuando Seas Mia, Betty La Fea, La Mujer de Judas, La Viuda de Blanco, and Peregrina. This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Year 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1998 Gregorian calendar). ...


Awards

The most important Telenovela award show is the TVyNovelas Award hosted by the Televisa TVyNovelas magazine in Mexico and the one presented by Contigo in Brasil. TVyNovelas also has editions in Chile, Puerto Rico, United States and Contigo has an edition in Chile. The TVyNovelas Awards (in Spanish Premios TVyNovelas) is an annual award show produced by Televisa and the magazine TVyNovelas where the best productions of Mexican television are honored, especially telenovelas. ... TVyNovelas April 8, 1999 cover featuring Shakira TVyNovelas is a Mexican magazine publised by Editorial Televisa. ... Contigo is a 1974 board game designed by Frank Thibault and published by 3M. The game is playable by between 2 and 4 players, and is similar to both Mancala and Checkers. ...


Comparison with soap operas

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Technical differences

The standard American, UK, or Australian soap opera is invariably designed to theoretically continue indefinitely, and indeed sometimes do endure for decades, with an ever-rotating cast of players and characters. For Philippine soap opera, see Teleserye. ... Look up Cast in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...


However, most Latin American telenovelas have an average run of six months up to a year. The show's duration is pre-planned at the show's inception, with the overall story-arc and conclusion also known by the show's makers at its inception. Mundo de Juguete is one exception to the rule, with a total of 605 chapters (19741977), and a few cast changes during the course of the serial. Some earlier Argentine telenovelas (most of them penned by Alberto Migré) also ran for a few years. Look up Month in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... A year (from Old English gÄ“r) is the time between two recurrences of an event related to the orbit of the Earth around the Sun. ... Mundo de Juguete (1974) - Graciela Mauri, Ricardo Blume is a telenovela produced in Mexico by the countrys leading television producing company, Televisa S.A. This telenovela holds the record for having the losgest run ever for a Latin American telenovela, with a total of 605 episodes (1974-1977). ... A blonde haired, very skilled worker with a 70s look. ... Also: 1977 (album) by Ash. ... Alberto Migré (Buenos Aires, 12 September 1931– 10 March 2006) was an Argentine TV screenwriter and producer, specialized on telenovelas. ...


Conceptual differences

Telenovelas also have a different type of story from English-language soaps. The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ...


A popular plot is that of a poor, beautiful girl who meets a rich, handsome boy. He breaks up with his rich, evil and frivolous girlfriend to be with the heroine, at first to simply annoy his rich and callous relatives, but eventually falling in love because of her kind, caring heart and beautiful soul. The evil ex-girlfriend (usually accompanied by the rich guy's mother, sister or other close relative) stands in their way to happiness. Sometimes the struggle is ethnic (such as in Gitanas and Yesenia with Roma, or in María Isabel with people of indigenous origin). A popular plot twist is also the discovery of the real father or mother of the poor heroine, who almost always turns out to be incredibly wealthy. The story usually ends with the villains meeting spectacularly violent, gruesome, painful and gory end and the two heroes end up getting married and with a child, sometimes, even twins. Look up plot in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... A boy from an East Cipinang trash dump slum in Jakarta, Indonesia shows what he found. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Look up rich in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... An ethnic group or ethnicity is a population of human beings whose members identify with each other, either on the basis of a presumed common genealogy or ancestry[1], or recognition by others as a distinct group[2], or by common cultural, linguistic, religious, or territorial traits. ... Gitanas is a Mexican telenovela which has been airing on the Spanish language television network Telemundo since 2004, is largely based in the chilean telenovela Romané. This is the story of Maria Salome, a young and stunning gypsy woman, played by Mexican actress Ana de la Reguera, who falls in... Languages Romani, languages of native region Religions Christianity, Islam Related ethnic groups South Asians (Desi) The Roma (singular Rom; sometimes Rroma, Rrom) or Romanies are an ethnic group living in many communities all over the world. ... Brazilian Indian chiefs The scope of this indigenous peoples of the Americas article encompasses the definitions of indigenous peoples and the Americas as established in their respective articles. ...


Brazil

Brazilian telenovelas are a bit more complex, with convoluted subplots involving three or four different settings. Usually there is a rich setting, a poor setting and one or more settings in which the characters of both settings can interact. There is no black-and-white cut between good and evil characters, with the good guys often displaying weaknesses like promiscuity, drinking, stupidity, excessive ambition, etc. or the bad ones showing features or motivations that attract sympathy, like abuses suffered in the past, family problems, poverty, etc. It is not uncommon for a villain to attract the sympathy of the public, or even to end well. In 2006, for instance, the evil Bia Falcão, played by Fernanda Montenegro in Belíssima managed to escape a police siege and flee the country to France, where she resettled with a handsome boyfriend living on a secret bank account in Switzerland, which she had kept over the years. On the other hand, it is not uncommon for a hero to be relegated to a secondary role due to the actor's lack of charisma. Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays full 2006 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Fernanda Montenegro (born October 16, 1929) is an Academy Award-nominated Brazilian film, stage and television actress. ... Swiss banks are world-renowned for their stability, privacy and protection of clients. ...


Besides the convoluted plots, Brazilian telenovelas also approach sensitive social issues and try to present a bit of the country's actual culture (in an idealized way, though).


Another important difference is that Brazilian telenovelas rely much less on individual stars than other Latin American works. A Brazilian telenovela may have a permanent cast of more than 40 actors, of which some 7 or 8 are central. The chief reason for this is that telenovelas are not shot in advance (instead chapters are shot only fifteen days before being aired) so that they can respond to public reaction. Under this scheme, the eventual death or bad performance of the actor playing the main character may turn the production into o flop (which happened to Sol de Verão in 1982 after the death of Jardel Filho).


Rede Globo is the main producer of telenovelas in Brazil. Its productions are split into three different categories, according to the airtime : Rede Globo (Portuguese: Globe Network) better known as Globo is a Brazilian television network. ...

  • at 6PM (novela das seis), stories are romantic, soft and shallow (like Cabocla or Sinhá Moça). No violence, sex or bad language (with a few exceptions) and plenty of historic themes.
  • at 7PM (novela das sete) they air comedy plots, filled with action, humour and romance (and a bit of implicit sex). This is the schedule in which new writers are tested (the most recent talent to show up being João Emanuel Carneiro, with his conspiracy plots, filled with intrigue and social critique). Plots tend to be more experimental but thematic is usually formulaic.
  • at 8PM (novela das oito) plots tend to be more formulaic, but a wider range of themes are explored. These productions include action, romantism and humour and usually last longer than the others. These are the productions with the highest rates.

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See also

It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Telenovela. ... Fantaserye or telefantasya is a genre of Philippine television show with fantasy-based themes like birdmen or superheroes. ... This is a list of Teleserye shown in the Philippines. ... My Network TV logo The MyNetworkTV telenovelas were Fox Televisions attempt to create a successful low-cost programming franchise by adapting Spanish-language telenovelas for American viewers. ... Some of the most famous telenovelas in history include: // Amándote (Loving you) Amor en custodia (Loves guard) Chiquititas (Tiny angels) Floricienta (Flinderella) Grande Pá! (Super dad) Los Roldán (The Roldans) Luna salvaje (Wild angel) Muñeca brava (Wild angel) Nino, las cosas simples de la vida (Nino... // Some of the famous actors and actresses who have made their mark in these shows include: Osvaldo Laport Benjamin Rojas Arnaldo André Facundo Arana Gustavo Bermúdez Grecia Colmenares Gabriel Corrado Andrea Del Boca Araceli González Daniel Guerrero Luisa Kuliok Jorge Martínez Natalia Oreiro Romina Yan Patricio Achurra... The téléroman or the soap ratings are as follows as of June 15, 2006. ... Fumetti (or photo novels) are a genre of American comics illustrated with photographs rather than drawings. ... For Philippine soap opera, see Teleserye. ...

References

  1. ^ Hecht, John (2006-09-26). Telenovela market. The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved on 2007-07-15.
  2. ^ Quiñonez, Ernesto (2003-06-19). Y Tu Black Mama Tambien. Newsweek. Retrieved on 2007-07-15.
  3. ^ Martínez, Andrés (2000-02-28). "La Vida" loca. Salon. Retrieved on 2007-07-15.
  4. ^ http://www.telenovelas.gr/worldtv/english.htm
  5. ^ Telenovelas in Latin America (HTML) (1999-11-08). Retrieved on 2007-07-15.

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Telenovelas are much more important in Latin American than in the United States, due to structural differences in the entertainment industry.
A typical telenovela is shown five or six days a week in the evening, and has about 75 to 150 chapters over the course of 3 to 6 months.
It is too easy to dismiss telenovelas as crass commercial opiates that are designed to reach the largest possible audiences with the most mind-numbing content for the financial benefits of their corporate advertisers.
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