As I mentioned in my previous blog post, not only was I intrigued by telenovelas, but I could not wait to begin watching one and experiencing the 'magic' for myself. Even after learning so much and knowing what to expect when it comes to telenovelas, I still had not fully grasped the amount of emotion portrayed and the amount of emphasized passion that I would encounter while watching one. When a character cries, it is a deep and heartfelt sob. When a character is angry, a boisterous voice is heard and objects are sometimes seen flying across the room. When a character is loving, it is almost as if the viewer can feel the warmth of that character radiating from the TV.
I am only so far into Abismo de Pasion, and I am mesmerized by the constant and abrupt changes seen in each character as well as in each situation. The protagonists and antagonists have not been hard to distinguish between and each have particular characteristics that add to the excitement of the telenovela. Augusto Castanon and Alfonsina Mondragon are the two prominent protagonists of this telenovela, and each show signs of suffering, heartbreak and heartache, and despair. Carmina Castanon, Augusto's sister-in-law, is the most established antagonist that I have seen so far in this telenovela. Very beautiful but very deceptive, she has created many quarrels and much strife between other characters. Initially, one might feel pity for the 'other woman' in the situation, knowing that, in the end, she will remain alone. However, Carmina's evil characteristics of betrayal and deceit allow no room for sympathy.
I am thoroughly enjoying watching Abismo de Pasion, and I cannot wait to see how this particular telenovela unfolds. There have already been deaths, separations, tears, and lies, and I am hoping for a much-needed happy ending.