Z as Zorro


Zorro was one of the first American serial fiction showed by Italian tv.  Much before the Brazilian telenovelas or the upmodern series such as Dallas.
Of course this was not a semi-real story as the others but the important element here is the seriality, getting the audience used to coming back and watching tv day after day.
I have been quite a follower of tv stories and indeed also wrote a blog note on how differences between relationships with real and fiction interlocutors tend to vanish.
After Zorro there were Happy Days, Sonia Braga’s Dancing Days and many others.

The tv series do probably influence the character building of an adolescent as much as books.
It is indeed possible that the approach of few parents (now as then) forbidding  their children to yield to tv influence was not as idiotic as we thought.
Of course, this approach make those children ‘different’ from the others.  But difference might not be bad if well managed.

NB upmodern is a neologism I invented today.  Cannot find it by google ….

See also: https://mc7858attitude.blog/2004/05/13/fiction_pals_229823-shtml/


Fiction pals

How many of your friends do you see every week (or every day)? And how would you call persons whose life occurrences you comment regularly with other people? Today’s serial champions enter every home and are subject of gossip, sharing, sorrow, especially when they disappear. Is not this friendship? Someone could object that this relationship is not a reciprocal one. But what about falling in love for someone who does not care at all? Certainly, there is not possibility of physical interaction or at least eye contact. But, what about e-mail relations? Previously, one might identify with the adventures of the characters of literature, the precursors of these fiction pals. Who did not cry for Nemececk? But now you can see the people and follow their growing up, aging, sometimes dying (really, not according to the script).
It is a new era. Better the old one?