Examples from the Web for telenovela
The love scene was just a sex dream—explaining a bit why it was so over the top, like an R-rated telenovela.
Rivera starred in a telenovela called Destilando Amor, or Distilling Love.
The personal life of Mexico's next president, Enrique Peña Nieto, reads like a telenovela script.
In other words, the telenovela that is American Idol continues.
The Office came from the British original; Ugly Betty derived from a Colombian telenovela.