Although Spanish-language television has a lot of growing to do in the U.S., especially if we compare it to some English-language productions, we can't deny that some telenovelas actually really great and this year, some were quite good. But since nothing is perfect, there are of course a few duds. Read on and find out which telenovelas made our list of the best of 2013--and which made the list as the worst of the year. And let us know if you agree.

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I have to clarify: Our list isn't based on ratings. What we evaluated was creativity, acting, the effort put into the production, and the script. I'm sure you'll all agree with the best novelas on our list--though I know we'll have some pushback on the telenovelas that made our worst list.

Check them out below:

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La Tempestad 1

La Tempestad

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Maybe it was the hair extensions, maybe it was his protagonist's acting, but I'm going to say that William Levy's La Tempestad was the worst novela of the year. I'm sorry for William, I know his acting was good, but the quality just wasn't there overall.

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Santa Diabla 2

Santa Diabla

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It's not done yet, so I'm going to put it in the "más o menos" column, because what started out as a really great production is now going the wrong way, with heavy, loud, and very depressing scenes.

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Amores Verdaderos 3

Amores Verdaderos

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This novela was hands-down my favorite. It followed the usual Mexican telenovela pattern: you know, evil rich people, benign poor people, but I loved that it showed a more mature love and a really original story. I'm getting really tired of remakes.

Dama y obrero 4

Dama y obrero

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Telemundo's HUGE miss this year--so much so that the network ended it much earlier than anticipated and in its place they're playing reruns of the amazing La Reina del Sur.

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Marido en alquiler 5

Marido en alquiler

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Who didn't enjoy hating Teresa Cristina this past year? Based on a successful Brazilian telenovela, this production was among the best of the year.

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La Patrona 6

La Patrona

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This adaptation of a 1970s Venezuelan telenovela, it was actually really great! Some parts were stiff and predictable, but Aracely Arámbula showed she's totally worth the millions Telemundo is paying her!

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Corona de lágrimas 7

Corona de lágrimas

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I didn't like this novela at all. The only good thing was Ernesto La Guardia's debut as a villain. I'm tired of seeing moms as the ultimate stereotype, the suffering mamá. There was a very thin line from being devoted to being an idiot, and Victoria Ruffo's character leaned way too much to the idiotic side!

La mujer del vendaval 8

La mujer del vendaval

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Ariadne Díaz and José Ron make a really cute couple, but the novela lacks oomph. I'm not surprised they moved it to earlier at noon.