The Best Telenovelas And Where To Watch Them In The UK
If you’re a self-confessed TV soap fan, it’s really time you introduced yourself to the world of telenovelas; the Spanish-language soap operas sure to keep you glued to your seat.
The telenovela varies slightly from your standard British soap in that they tend to run for less than a year, meaning they have more contained storylines and, typically, a much higher production value.
If you’re wondering which telenovela should become your next obsession, we have selected three of the best for you to choose from. Here are our top telenovela picks:
1. Maid In Manhattan
This Spanish telenovela is based on the 2002 movie Maid In Manhattan, starring Jennifer Lopez and Ralph Fiennes. It tells the story of Marisa Luján, or “Litzy”, who runs a hotel business in Michoacan and is desperately in love with an American man called Victor. However, her life is turned upside down when she discovers she is pregnant with Victor’s child…
2. So Much Love
Also known as Tanto Amor, this Mexican telenovela is a remake of the Argentine telenovela Pasiones, which was created back in 1988. The soap opera revolves around Mía, a humble cook with big dreams, who falls for the reserved and mysterious Leonardo Lombardo.
Celia tells the story of one of the biggest icons of Latin music: Celia Cruz. Based on real life events, this dramatisation follows the star’s journey, starting from when she first discovered her love for singing in Cuba in the 1950s. This powerful telenovela shows how Celia dared to challenge conventions during a time where salsa music was a white-male dominated industry and is definitely worth a watch.
Where can I watch telenovelas in the UK?
All of these telenovelas are now available to watch in the United Kingdom on ABN TV.