One lady in particular who I had talked to really struck my interest. Her name was Diana and she was from Mexico and from the older generation, about 65 years old. When I brought up telenovelas, boy did she get excited and couldn't believe that someone from my background (haha, I think me being Asian?) and age was talking to her about telenovelas.
She was fairly privileged when she grew up in Mexico as a child and they were fortunate enough to have TVs (not just one!) in her home. As she grew up, she also married into higher society and didn't have to do much except be a regular housewife, so she had a lot of time to watch telenovelas. The few that I remember her mentioning were called "Pecado Mortal" and "Cartas de Amor" and "La Leona". She had mentioned more, but with my broken Spanish and her broken English, we did have some trouble communicating! I wasn't familiar with any of these novelas, but she told me that they came out around 1960 and that "Pecado Mortal" now has a remake that is "Abrazame muy fuerte" I believe, and said she refuses to watch it! I thought it was really funny, because it's just like the consumption we discussed in class--a lot of the originals just simply can't be replaced to the viewers!
I think what I enjoyed the most while talking to her was how we could connect on the same level even though we're from such different backgrounds, which is such a valuable thing! So, I really want to thank Dr. A for everything she's done for us--this was definitely my favorite class and it was an amazing experience for me!