Before the advent of Zee World and Telemundo, we watched the telenovelas and followed up on the stories.
are different from US-style soap opera in that they rarely continue for
more than a year. This makes them shorter than soap opera, but still
much longer than serials
It was such an addiction that we even
bought books that summarised the episodes for times when we missed the
episodes due to NEPA or something. Good old days!
Here are some of the amazing telenovelas that kept us glued to our seats then.
1. Secrets of the Sand
of the Sand was Brazillian and was originally released in 1993. It told
the story of twin sisters, Ruth and Rachel. A rich man falls in love
with Ruth who truly loves him too, but he gets involved with Rachel,
who’s after his wealth.
When You Are Mine or Cuando
seas mía was a Mexican telenovela that was originally released between
2001 and 2002 but aired in Nigeria between 2005-2006. It featured Silvia
Navarro as Teresa Suarez or Paloma and Sergio Basañez as Diego
Passions is an American soap opera
which follows the lives and loves, and various romantic and paranormal
adventures of the residents of Harmony. The story-lines center on the
interactions among members of its multi-racial core families.
Remember Catalina and
Sebastian? Portrayed by the same duo in When You Are Mine? Yeah. Same
guys. Sebastian, a rich heir fell in love with Catalina, a simple girl
with an opportunist mother and brother.
Undoubtedly one of our
favorites because we could stare at Carlos Eduardo’s face all day and
even more at Louisa Fernanda’s smile.
This one had us waiting for
the next episode all the time. Imagine what happens when rich man, Pedro
Jose Do Noso comes back as Salvador Cerinza? Just out of this world