Tuesday's lecture about music in telenovelas was awesome. It is insane how much of a difference music makes in setting the mood for each scene. The entradas for each version of the telenovela are completely different. The Colombian version is a lot more upbeat, and it sounds like music you almost want to dance to, while the Mexican version uses a typical Mexican ranchera. Picking the music for telenovelas comes down to a total science because from watching both entradas each one fits in perfectly with the intended audience. Although I only watched bits and pieces of the Mexican version, I noticed many of the cultural differences and it was simply fascinating.
Both versions of the novela actually won awards for best telenovela in Premios TVyNovela and they were both successful in their own way. Even after looking at some message boards, it was clear that both telenovelas were extremely successful and did a great job in capturing the audience. Production must have played a big role in this, because this doesn't always happen. Sometimes, a different version of a novela just doesn't work or isn't as successful. However, for this novela the adaptation made in Mexico was just as successful!
Here is the music of each entrada so you can get a feel for the difference yourself:
Did anyone else look at the different versions of their telenovelas and notice anything interesting?