The history of Venezuelan telenovelas can't be comprehended without paying attention to the indelible mark left by the intellectuals who have authored them. They live between two worlds that don't always see eye to eye: literature and popular culture. These writers experience the paradox of mass consumption and deprecation that writing telenovelas elicit.

Here, two conversations that illustrate this (audios are in Spanish):

Ibsen Martínez and Leonardo Padrón in Los Imposibles
Alberto Barrera Tyszka and Leonardo Padrón in Los Imposibles