These Spanish shows you don't want to miss

11/09/2021

If American and British shows captivated the audience for a long time, Spanish programs aretaking more and more space on our screens. Let’s zoom in on these six really great Spanish TV shows.

Elite
Elite

This teen drama created by Darío Madrona and Carlos Montero follows the adventures of Las Encinas’ highschoolers, the elite from the Spanish high society. While most of the students are coming from the aristocracy, three students on a scholarship enroll in the high standard school. If the cohabitation is not easy, everything becomes even more tense when a young girl is found dead inside the school... Between investigations, romances and secrets, this show will make you feel deeply the suspense, as well as the emotions.

La Casa de Papel
La Casa de Papel

World-wide success, the show doesn’t need to be presented anymore. Álex Pina created a show taking the watchers into an amazing money heist at the Royal Mint of Spain. This plan led by a mysterious and clever man was supposed to be perfect, but turns out to go through some obstacles and stretch out on 5 crazy seasons. A big rush of adrenaline, allowing us to discover piece by piece this incredible scheme.

Cable Girls
Cable Girls

Engaged TV show on women’s rights, Cable Girls follows four women working at the National Telephone Company in Madrid, trying to win their independence and fighting for equal rights. Set in the 20’s, this fiction thought by Ramón Campos, Teresa Fernández-Valdès and Gema R. Neira focuses on the adventures these women go through, looking for freedom, in a time where it’s hard to be respected. This show is interesting if you want to dive into History and discover which issues people were confronted to before.

Velvet
Velvet

Also created by Ramón Campos and Gema R. Neira, Velvet takes us back to 50/60’s fashion. In Madrid, Rafael Márquez waits for his son Alberto to come back to make him the head of the Velvet galleries, fashion house and emporium of the capital. Being whimsical and modern, Alberto doesn’t see things this way and is counting of revolutionizing style as well as the brand’s creations. An artistic and sentimental journey, giving us 4 seasons rich in luxury and emotions.

Someone Has to Die
Someone Has to Die

Miniseries consisting of three episodes, Someone Has to Die by Manolo Caro takes place in Spain, during the 50s, in an upper-class environment. While a young rich man goes home after spending some time in Mexico, his family reacts poorly after discovering he came back with a ballet dancer. Suspected of being gay, this man will trigger a scandal, with big consequences for his family... A drama-thriller putting you under pressure for a few hours.

Locked Up
Locked Up

A prison drama by Daniel Écija, Álex Pina and Iván Escobar, Locked Up gives us a tour inside prison, where the young Macarena Ferreiro is locked up after committing a series of accounting frauds, being enamored for her boss. Locked in Cruz del Sur, this woman will quickly discover that a lot of inmates are looking for a hidden fortune stolen years ago by one of them. While this treasure has never been found, Macarena is going to stumble upon a clue that could lead her to the money... Between threats, surprises and twists and turns, this Prison Break-like show has everything to grow on you !

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