The Rise of the Spanish Telenovela

From Ugly Betty to Jane the Virgin, the genre of the telenovela has been popular in the English-speaking world for nearly two decades. The tropes that are often labelled as trashy and cheesy have resulted in the successes of series in Latin America and the ridiculous twists and turns prove for dramatic and often comedic viewing. However, up until recently, shows from Spain have not resulted in the same paramount as the South American telenovela. So why, all of a sudden, have these Spanish shows been receiving such worldwide reception in the past year?

The Rise of the Spanish Telenovela

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