Netflix Movies Review- Foreign Soap Opera Series:)

This week’s review is not the review of an overlooked treasure, but it is what I admit of watching at this time, so… here we go:)

I never watched soap operas, called in Europe “tele novella,” and I cannot recall the exact steps of how I started watching TERESA

Why am I reviewing it? Because it made me understand why so many people get caught up in watching soaps and love them! At least for me, was, still is, as I’m still not done watching the 120 episodes, a way to escape every day reality. Yes, it is silly and a possible waste of time, but also entertaining.

TERESA — summary:

The story of a stunning, sexy and smart young woman whose ambition is to raise above her getto origins. Her motto:

“Between being a nobody and being a somebody, I CHOOSE to be a somebody!”

Love, hate, cheating, ambition taken to the level of possible psychopathy, the rich, the blue bloods and the getto good people but also the evil people in all socio-economic situations. It makes my head spin…

With that in mind, I made a short pros and cons list.

Pros:

If you already speak Spanish, it is great, as the episodes are subtitled. I don’t YET but the language is so clear, so beautiful, that it made me decide to learn Spanish. Spanish and my native language, Romanian, belong to the same group of Latin Languages. I could understand many of the words. Two stuck with me: “Credo,” which means “of course,” In Romanian ‘cred,” means I believe, of course. Also “tonto,” which means stupid, idiot,” and the Romanian slang is “tont.”

The other pros are the beauty of the actors, the fast pace action and light entertainment some of us need to escape reality and relax.

Cons
Well… these too, are a matter of perception and taste.
It is really up to you to decide, but now you know what to expect.

The acting is many times poor.
The director had some of the male characters repeatedly scratch their heads when in doubt or nervous. This happened so many times that it could make one wonder if they might have a nervous tick or lice or an allergy. It could be annoying, but also hilarious.
The same is true for the characters speaking to themselves ALOUD to make sure the audience “gets it.”

Should you watch this Mexican soap opera series?

It’s a choice, and it’s all yours, of course. “Credo.”

If you have any SUGGESTIONS of movies you watched and liked or disliked, please COMMENT.
Have a great movies evening!

Rodica

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