There is nothing quite so satisfying as a telenovela.
They have so many advantages over American soap operas. For one thing, they are still being produced, they have an actual story line, and there is a great site called Caray Caray! They have a bunch of volunteers who, on prescribed days, breakdown each episode of various Spanish language soaps.
It is a great way to (re)build Spanish vocabulary.
It is also a great way to catch up if you missed a night, or several. It is also a great way to figure out what you missed if you aren't perfectly fluent in Spanish.
Long ago and far away, I watched telenovelas with my best friend's granny. We would crochet doilies, discuss who the handsome rich men were, who the poor little girl was, and just how the evil woman would be punished.
About once a year, I find one and watch. Usually it is based on plot. Sometimes it is just the time slot.
Fernando Colunga is at another good reason to watch. He's been around about 20 years and he gets better with age.
He's in a new, to me, soap. Porque el Amor Manda.
I'll be keeping up, via recaps. Maybe he'll be inspiring?