Improv formats: too much or too little?


I started playing around with a new Improv Game I call Telenovela.  You can find it on the pages of The Playbook:  Improv Games for Performers (here). Patricio Wills, head of development at Tlemundo, jokingly described the basic format of telenovelas (the genre that the game is based on):

"The plot is always the same. In the first three minutes of the first episode the viewer already knows the novela will end with that same couple kissing each other. A telenovela is all about a couple who wants to kiss and a scriptwriter who stands in their way for 150 episodes."