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10 Best Spanish Series on Netflix Right Now

January 3, 2019
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If you are looking to explore a different part of TV, Spanish shows are a great option. Netflix has been investing tremendously in TV productions from Spain, Mexico, Argentina, and many more Spanish countries. And it has been paying off. The series available on the streaming service are mostly compelling and captivating, leaving the audiences wanting more. From period dramas to biographical series, here is the list of really good Spanish shows on Netflix.

10. Edha (2018- )

Edha is a trendsetting designer and single mother living in Buenos Aires. However, her life is turned upside down when Teo, a male model, becomes her muse. “Edha” is the first Netflix production in Argentina. It is a drama series focused on the fashion industry that mixes revenge, dark secrets, and passion. Moreover, it shows how empires are built on poor people and how exposed secrets and lies can live to closure and a new beginning.

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9. Rebelde (2004-2006)

The Elite Way School is a prestigious boarding high school in Mexico City whose students are passionate about music. Hence, “Rebelde” follows its students pursuing music, their teachers trying to do their best, and their families. The lead actors are Dulce Maria, Anahi, Maite Perroni, Christopher Uckerman, Christian Chavez, and Alfonso Herrera. Fun fact: these actors are part of a band in real life called RBD.

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8. Ingobernable (2017)

Emilia Urquiza is the First Lady of Mexico and she hopes to significantly improve her country. Although she is committed to fight for peace, the task proves to be more difficult than she anticipated. She soon starts to lose faith in her husband which leads to a violent argument between the two. Something happens to the President during this argument which forces Emilia to run until she can prove she did nothing wrong. With the second season coming this year, “Ingobernable” is a political Mexican drama starring Kate del Castillo.

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7. Tiempos de Guerra (2017- )

Set in 1920’s Melilla, Morocco, “Tiempos de Guerra” (or “Morocco: Love in Times of War”) follows a group of nurses who are sent to Morocco by the Queen to open a hospital. Because of the Rif War, Morocco is suffering. The Riffian resistance has killed many soldiers of the Spanish Army and this hospital will be essential for them. However, this group of nurses will prove to be not only professional and save many lives, but will also bring romance to the battle scene. With only one season, “Tiempos de Guerra” is about interracial relationships, faith, and forgiveness.

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6. Las chicas del cable (2017- )

This is a Spanish period drama set in 1928 that follows four young women working in a modern telecommunications company in Madrid. We follow the hardships of women working in the 20s but also their relationships with their families and partners. One of them is Alba, a former thief trying to escape her past. However, she soon discovers that her past cannot be easily erased. “Las chicas del cable” stars Ana Fernández, Nadia de Santiago, Blanca Suárez and Maggie Civantos. Furthermore, the TV show has two seasons so far, with the third one being released this year.

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5. El Chapo (2017- )

“El Chapo” is a look at the beginnings of drug kingpin Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán, beginning in the 1980s where he worked for the Guadalajara Cartel. Also, it follows his rise to power as head of the Sinaloa Cartel during the 90s and his recent downfall. If you enjoy drug-related TV shows, you should try “El Chapo”. It only has two seasons.

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4. Gran Hotel (2011-2013)

Directed by Carlos Sedes, this series is set in an early 20th century aristocratic hotel, a peaceful place in the middle of the countryside. When Julio Olmedo arrives at the hotel seeking his sister, he finds out that she has been fired a month ago and vanished after that. Because of that, he decides to take a job as a waiter since he finds things at the hotel very suspicious. What he does not know yet is that Gran Hotel is filled with secrets and mysteries, blackmail and crime, jealousy and love. “Gran Hotel” has three seasons and it stars Yon Gonzalez and Amaia Salamanca.

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3. Club de Cuervos (2015- )

“Club de Cuervos” was the first Spanish-language Netflix original series. It revolves around the death of the owner of the soccer team Cuervos FC and the battle between his heirs to gain control of it. It is based on the fictional city of Nuevo Toledo, in Mexico. This is a comedy-drama starring Luis Gerardo Méndez and Mariana Treviño with three seasons. Most of all, “Club de Cuervos” not only has interesting and lovable characters but also a hilarious and creative script. If you enjoy soccer, you should give this one a try.

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2. La Casa de Papel (2017- )

The Professor recruits a group of peculiar criminals to rob the Factory of Moneda and Timbre. The goal is to carry out the biggest and most successful robbery in the history of Spain and take 2.400 million euros home. But this is no easy task. Because of that, they spend several months planning a robbery that will take eleven days to execute and sixty-seven hostages to manage. “La Casa de Papel” has recently become a worldwide phenomenon. Besides having a peculiar soundtrack, this series has a complex story told in an unconventional way. Moreover, its characters and the relationships they have with each other are captivating and interesting.

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1. Narcos (2015- )

“Narcos” revolves around the history of the cocaine drug cartels in Colombia. First of all, the first two seasons tell the true story of Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar and the U.S. DEA agent sent to Colombia to catch him. Moreover, we follow both the business and personal relationship of Pablo Escobar and his associates. With three seasons so far, this crime drama has amazing performances by Pedro Pascal and Wagner Moura.

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