It took me and N 15 years since we emigrated to lose the need for Russian-language TV. As everybody knows, the deepest need of an immigrant is for the home country food and the second deepest is for the home country television.
But we watched our last Russian TV series in 2014 and never felt the need since then.
However, my love for Latin American soap operas that brought me to this continent and into a career in Hispanic Studies (seriously, it’s no joke) continues unabated. I’m finishing my current novela called La taxista (A Cab Driver) and looking for a new one.
My favorite telenovela back in Ukraine was Venezuelan, made in 1995. I never finished watching it because I emigrated. This was back when Venezuela could make soap operas and not only create horror stories like right now. It’s unbelievable how something as silly as a soap opera completely changed my life.