Thursday, October 10, 2013

I stand by what I said...sort of

In my very first post, I talked about the entrada to "La Reina del Sur." I will admit, I was a little harsh in critiquing it. However, I am still not a fan of the corrido. It drives me bananas and it doesn't really fit well with the tone telenovela. That said, I can appreciate it more now that Dr. A gave the class some more information on it. The entire show leads back to a corrido called "La Reina del Sur." Author Arturo Perez-Reverte wrote a book based on the corrido. The book was later adapted into a telenovela by Roberto Stopello for Telemundo. The corrido "La Reina del Sur"played by Los Cuantes de Sinaloa was chosen for the entrada. I can see the cultural importance behind this choice of music; it truly was an inspiration for the telenovela. And like Dr. A said, it is kind of catchy. While I typically skip over the entrada now (it's four minutes long, do you blame me?) I still catch snippets of the song during commercial transitions. The other day I found myself even singing "La reina delll surrrr! Traficante muuuy famoooosa!" Just like that as I was sitting alone in my car. I'm not proud...but it's nice to see that this piece of Mexican culture has made its way into my life.

One thing I really am liking is the character of Fatima. She's funny, she's pretty, and she has some great hair. This may be a short post. I'm saving all of the good stuff for the production post.

1 comment:

  1. This post is too funny and I absolutely relate. I watched Destilando Amor, which mostly takes place in the Mexican countryside, and consequently there is a lot of ranchera and mariachi music. That really isn't my style at all, and while I respect it as a genre, I was genuinely concerned that I wasn't going to be able to watch the telenovela simply because I couldn't stand the music! From la entrada to the cliffhanger at the end, it was everywhere. But by the last few episodes, I didn't mind it anymore! I don't think I'm going to be listening to it in my spare time any time soon, but I did actually begin to appreciate it in the context of the telenovela.