I always knew that Chavez was an uptight ruler, but after last week when we discussed how he wouldn't allow for certain things to air I was honestly shocked. Telenovelas, I think, provide the majority of what is the hispanic culture. Plus people just absolutely love to watch them. A leader that tries to keep their country from being cultured is definitely one that shouldn't be around. I hope for the sake of one of the most important parts of hispanic culture that his opinions soon change.
On a lighter note, my favorite part of watching Les Miserables is how well it appeals to popular culture as well as keeping old traditions. The story line, for the most part, remains the same despite the fact that it is done in such a new way. Without this important aspect, Les Miserables wouldn't appeal to a wide range of people like it does. Young and old people from many different cultures, ours included, are able to sit down and enjoy this show. It has made me appreciate Telenovelas much more than I already did and I'm honestly still extremely excited to keep watching the show.