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Lynda Hirsch on Television -- Q&A
Q: I read that Eva Longoria is going to have a series that is based around a telenovela. What is that? — Maureen of Southfield, Mich.
A: Before getting into what a telenovela is, here is some soap-opera background for Longoria. The former beauty queen got her major break on "The Young and the Restless" playing Isabella. Pregnant with the character Paul Williams' child she tried to kill his wife, Christine. A character breakdown describes Isabella as "crazy," "evil" and a "whack job." Longoria has said the character was a challenge to portray. In real life, she was married from 2002-2004 to Tyler Christopher (Nikolas on "General Hospital"). At one point Christopher was engaged to Vanessa Marcil, who played Brenda Barrett on GH. Longoria played a Brenda look-alike for one GH episode.
Longoria starred on "Desperate Housewives" for eight years. Voted the most beautiful woman in the world in several polls, she is not just a pretty face. A political activist, Longoria earned a master's degree in 2013 from Cal State.
Now, about that NBC show, which is slated to debut on December 7.
The telenovela genre is one of the most popular in international television. Americans consider it the Spanish-language counterpart to soap operas, although the format is slightly different. Telenovelas each tell one self-contained story, typically within the span of a year or less. There are many sub-geners within the telenovela genre. These include the teen drama, mystery (or thriller), romantic comedy and pop-band story. Youth telenovelas have become popular in recent years. They can be compared to American teen dramas, but they tend to be more family-oriented.
Telenovelas often deliberately incorporate socio-cultural messages that reflect the times, much like American soaps used to do.
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