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GRLMGC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 10:47 PM
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Latin America has the best soap operas
I grew up on a steady diet of these. They rock. The Brazilian ones are a bit pornographic but that's okay. It's ALLLLLL good.
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Taverner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 10:48 PM
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1. Personally I liked "Maria" back in its day
Although here's a downer for you - most of the Latin American soaps are filmed in Miami :(
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GRLMGC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 10:49 PM
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2. Really?
Edited on Sat Jan-08-05 10:50 PM by GRLMGC
That sucks. :( I mean, I know they portray upper classes but you'd think they'd bother to shoot them in Latin American capitals.
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Taverner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 10:50 PM
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3. Yeah kinda bummed me out when I first heard it too
Of course I always wondered why so many of the guys on those shows had Cuban accents - now I know why...
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RagingInMiami Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 10:54 PM
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7. There's been a few filmed in Colombia
I know because when I was just there, my family had a habit of pointing out locations throughout Bogota where such-and-such novela was filmed.
At one restaurant outside Bogota, built to look like a ranch in a small pueblo, we even stopped to take photos because the novela was so popular.
I, of course, can't remember the names to any of the novelas they were talking about.
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RagingInMiami Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 10:51 PM
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4. I can't stand them
But my mom thrives on them. I think they are way overdramatic, but the women are just so gorgeous.
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GRLMGC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 10:53 PM
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6. That's what makes them fun
They're not high art but they're entertaining. They don't pretend to be something they're not.
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stpalm Donating Member (734 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 10:52 PM
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5. it's fun to provide your own hilarious narration with friends
the terrible acting adds to the humor of your narration
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Sandpiper Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-09-05 12:31 AM
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8. Brazilian "Novelas" are as good as soft core porn
But they're really not a big deal to Brazilians because they aren't prudish like Americans.
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GRLMGC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-09-05 12:32 AM
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9. They broadcast them
dubbed into Spanish on the local Spanish tv station. Pixelation galore! It was beautiful :evilgrin:
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jellybelly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-09-05 12:39 AM
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10. What soap opera was Thalia in?
I think I was 9 years old when I first saw her...I loved her...
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GRLMGC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-09-05 12:51 AM
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11. Which one?
Maria Mercedes
Marimar
Maria Del Barrio
Quinceanera

My roommate is an expert
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jellybelly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-09-05 12:52 AM
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12. I can't remember...I was too young
She was a little chubby and had long, curly hair... :shrug:
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GRLMGC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-09-05 12:54 AM
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13. It was probably Maria Mercedes
That was the one I remember her from and I watched telenovelas when I was younger so it should be around that time
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jellybelly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-09-05 12:57 AM
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14. I'll ask my dad tomorrow..
where did everybody go? I just got back and nobody's here...sleepy hippies :grr:
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GRLMGC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-09-05 12:58 AM
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15. haha, cool nt
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