I find it incredibly fascinating how Latino telenovelas have integrated into different parts of the world instead of sticking to Latino soil. Over a decade ago, the commercial broadcast television and radio network, NBC, bought out one of the largest Spanish networks called Telemundo. After this purchase, many opportunities opened up for Spanish actors and producers to showcase their talents to the world. Despite the language barrier, I noticed that there are great similarities between telenovelas and American TV shows. Great thought is put into developing a gripping plot to capture the audience's attention. Audiences don't realize the blood, sweat, and tears of months and months of hard work producers and writers must do in order to bring their ideas to life. Also, I underestimated the work hours of the producers and actors. Aurelio Valcarcel Carrol's diagram of inside a telenovela states that actors only have one day off during half a year of production where they dedicate half of the day shooting and perfecting a scene. That's crazy! Usually when viewers fall in love with a specific telenovela, they give all the credit and claps to the actors but without the talent behind the production crew, the telenovela would not exist. I give major props to the post-production crew because they have to piece together six months worth of footage in a month before airing time. This specialized work must be nerve-wrecking because so much effort is instilled in this project and high stakes are involve since audiences tend to have high expectations behind shows they have been anticipating!