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TV Shows & Series: Best TV Shows/Series in Spanish(Español)

Spanish (español) or Castilian ( (listen), castellano) is a Romance language that originated in the Iberian Peninsula of Europe. Today, it is a global language with nearly 500 million native speakers, mainly in Spain and the Americas. It is the world's second-most spoken native language after Mandarin Chinese, and the world's fourth-most spoken language overall after English, Mandarin Chinese, and Hindi. Spanish is a part of the Ibero-Romance group of languages of the Indo-European language family, which evolved from several dialects of Vulgar Latin in Iberia after the collapse of the Western Roman Empire in the 5th century. The oldest Latin texts with traces of Spanish come from mid-northern Iberia in the 9th century, and the first systematic written use of the language happened in Toledo, a prominent city of the Kingdom of Castile, in the 13th century. Modern Spanish was then taken to the viceroyalties of the Spanish Empire beginning in 1492, most notably to the Americas, as well as territories in Africa and the Philippines. As a Romance language, Spanish is a descendant of Latin and has one of the smaller degrees of difference from it (about 20%) alongside Sardinian and Italian. Around 75% of modern Spanish vocabulary is derived from Latin, including Latin borrowings from ... ()

Spanish is spoken in United States of America (USA), Spain, Mexico, Argentina, Cuba, Colombia, Gibraltar, Venezuela, Belize and Chile and 1,593 TV shows/series (between 1957 and 2021) with this language have been recorded so far. Most of these TV shows/series were shot in Spain (587). Popular genres for Spanish TV shows/series are Drama (691), Comedy (416) and Soap / Telenovela (245). The Boarding School: Las Cumbres (2021-), Daughter From Another Mother (2021-), Sin senos sí hay paraíso (2016-2019), The Lord of the Skies (2013-) and Elite (2018-) are among the best known & most successful Spanish TV shows/series.


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Daughter From Another Mother(2021-)

TV-MA
| 40min per episode | Comedy, Drama
3.8/5 (with 307 votes)

After realizing their babies were exchanged at birth, two women develop a plan to adjust to their new lives: creating a single —and peculiar— family.

Sin senos sí hay paraíso(2016-2019)

TV-MA
| 50min per episode | Action & Adventure, Crime, Drama, Mystery
3.8/5 (with 946 votes)

A young woman born in a mafia-controlled town seeks revenge on those who wrongfully harmed and imprisoned her family.

The Lord of the Skies(2013-)

45min per episode | Crime, Drama, Soap / Telenovela
3.9/5 (with 477 votes)

Set in the 1990s, these are the life and times of Amado Carrillo Fuentes, a man who became the head of the Juárez cartel. Nicknamed “El Señor de los Cielos” (Lord of the Skies) because of the large fleet of airplanes he used to transport drugs, he was also known for washing more than $200 million through Colombia to finance his huge fleet. He is described as the most powerful drug trafficker of his time.

Elite(2018-)

TV-MA
| 1h per episode | Crime, Mystery, Drama
4.1/5 (with 2,901 votes)

When three working class kids enroll in the most exclusive school in Spain, the clash between the wealthy and the poor students leads to tragedy.

Mentiras verdaderas(2011-)

1h 50min per episode | Talk-Show, News

Daily interviews discussing the guest's personal lives and national contingency.

Rebelde(2004-2006)

1h per episode | Comedy, Soap / Telenovela, Drama
4.3/5 (with 1,786 votes)

The series is set at the Elite Way School, a prestigious private boarding high school in Mexico City with a major plot line revolving around a group of students forming a pop band. Additional subplots involve the school's faculty and the students' parents. One trademark of the show is the random use of English words and phrases, often used by fresa characters.

False Identity(2018-)

3.7/5 (with 92 votes)

Isabel and Diego, two complete strangers, must assume the identity of a married couple in order to flee the state of Sonora.

100 días para enamorarnos(2020-)

3.9/5 (with 335 votes)

Two couples who struggle to be near each other decide to give another chance for each other, 100 days for them to fall back in love.

With Alex Livinalli

Yo soy Betty, la fea(1999)

30min per episode | Soap / Telenovela, Comedy, Drama
4.1/5 (with 849 votes)

Yo soy Betty, la fea is a telenovela filmed in Colombia, written by Fernando Gaitán and produced from October 25, 1999 to May 8, 2001 by the Colombian network RCN. More than a dozen versions of the telenovela have been made in other countries. In the United States, both the comedy-drama hit Ugly Betty and Televisa program La Fea Más Bella are based on the Colombian soap opera. Betty, la Fea re-aired on Spanish-language U.S. network TeleFutura in January 2009. Eight years after the telenovela's original run, the highly anticipated return of the original version of Yo Soy Betty, La Fea delivered impressive ratings for the network, attracting over one million viewers, more than half a million of which were adults aged 18–49. In addition, the premiere episode doubled and in some cases nearly tripled its prior audience among all key demographics. Due to the success of re-runs aired in the United States, in June 2009, Yo soy Betty, la fea re-aired in México on Canal de las Estrellas. Betty, la Fea is arguably the most successful telenovela of all time and one of the most popular television shows in the world. It is the first telenovela to have been remade worldwide and has been regarded as bringing the telenovela to new levels of success.

With Ana María Orozco, Jorge Enrique Abello, Lorna Cepeda, Natalia Ramírez, Luis Mesa, Mario Duarte, ...

Money Heist(2017-)

TV-MA
| 1h 10min per episode | Crime, Drama
4.2/5 (with 6,163 votes)

To carry out the biggest heist in history, a mysterious man called The Professor recruits a band of eight robbers who have a single characteristic: none of them has anything to lose. Five months of seclusion - memorizing every step, every detail, every probability - culminate in eleven days locked up in the National Coinage and Stamp Factory of Spain, surrounded by police forces and with dozens of hostages in their power, to find out whether their suicide wager will lead to everything or nothing.

The Boarding School(2007-2010)

1h 20min per episode | Drama, Action & Adventure
3.6/5 (with 19 votes)

El Internado Laguna Negra was a Spanish television drama-thriller focusing on the students of a fictional boarding school in a forest, where teenagers are sent by their parents to study. The boarding school is situated in a forest far from the city, on the outskirts on which macabre events occur. The series debut on 24 May 2007, and is a production of Antena 3. Although the show is recorded and produced in HD, it is only broadcast in SD. However, an HD Blu-ray Disc release has been announced.

Teresa(2010-2011)

TV-PG
| 47min per episode | Drama, Soap / Telenovela
3.7/5 (with 560 votes)

Teresa Chavez is a young woman with an obsession for money and ambition. Despite her beauty and the fact that she was raised in the bosom of a loving family, she is resentful; her one desire is to leave her humble but poor neighbourhood.

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Pablo Escobar The Drug Lord(2012)

45min per episode | Crime, Drama
3.8/5 (with 953 votes)

Pablo Escobar: El Patrón del Mal is a 2012 Colombian television series produced and broadcast on Caracol TV, about the life of Pablo Escobar. It is only available in Spanish. There is a version available with English subtitles.

Acapulco Shore(2014-)

TV-MA
| 45min per episode | Reality-TV
4.0/5 (with 191 votes)

A reality-based look at the vapid lives of several Mexican 20-somethings and their respective friends and/or hook-ups during their stay in Acapulco for a Summer vacation.

Monarca(2019-)

TV-MA
| 43min per episode | Drama
3.9/5 (with 42 votes)

After 20 years, Ana María returns to Mexico and vies for control of her family's tequila empire as it threatens to crumble under corruption and secrets.

De brutas, nada(2020-)

46min per episode | Comedy, Drama
4.1/5 (with 123 votes)

In a contemporary Mexico City, a group of six sophisticated close friends navigate through every life experience imaginable together: love, lies, heartbreak, marriage, divorce, kids, career, job loss, fights, break-ups, and unbreakable friendships.

La Fea Más Bella(2006)

40min per episode
4.0/5 (with 115 votes)

La Fea Más Bella is a Mexican telenovela produced by Televisa. It is the second Mexican version of the popular Colombian telenovela: Betty la fea. La Fea más Bella stars popular actress/singer/comedian Angélica Vale and actor/singer Jaime Camil, with one of the most diverse and popular supporting casts ever assembled in Mexico, including Angélica María, José José, Sergio Mayer, Elizabeth Álvarez, Patricia Navidad and many others. Univision broadcast 2 hour episodes of La Fea Más Bella from September 13, 2010 to April 15, 2011 La Fea Más Bella also won the TV y Novelas award for best telenovela of the year. In 2009 it was dubbed into Arabic and aired on MTV Lebanon as Letty instead of La Fea Más Bella. "The Best Telenovela of the Year 2007".

The Cartel(2008-)

TV-MA
| 45min per episode | Action & Adventure, Drama
3.7/5 (with 113 votes)

The Cartel follows ten friends, all of them members of a dangerous drug cartel, whose ambition for power and money will cause them to eventually kill each other. For it is an undeniable truth that, in this business, you always lose.

The Queen of Flow(2018-)

53min per episode | Drama
4.0/5 (with 244 votes)

After spending seventeen years in prison unfairly, a talented songwriter seeks revenge on the men who sank her and killed her family.

Como Dice el Dicho(2011-)

50min per episode | Comedy, Drama, Soap / Telenovela
3.0/5 (with 1 vote)

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I am Luna(2016-2018)

45min per episode | Soap / Telenovela, Kids & Family
4.0/5 (with 224 votes)

Although it is difficult for Luna to live in another country, she is determined to try everything to make new friends and achieve a new style of skating.

Directed by Jorge Nisco, Martín Saban - With Ruggero Pasquarelli, Valentina Zenere, Michael Ronda, Karol Sevilla, Rodrigo Pedreira, Ezequiel Rodríguez, ...

Dark Desire(2020-)

TV-MA
| 35min per episode | Mystery, Drama
3.7/5 (with 1,655 votes)

Married Alma spends a fateful weekend away from home that ignites passion, ends in tragedy and leads her to question the truth about those close to her.

Casi Ángeles(2007-2010)

1h per episode
3.9/5 (with 7 votes)

- No description / details available yet. -

Locked Up(2015-2019)

50min per episode | Drama
4.0/5 (with 883 votes)

Set up to take the blame for corporate fraud, young Macarena Ferreiro is locked up in a high-security women's prison surrounded by tough, ruthless criminals in this tense, provocative Spanish thriller.

Alma de Hierro(2008-2009)

25min per episode | Drama
2.0/5 (with 1 vote)

Alma de Hierro is a 2008–2009 Mexican telenovela produced by Televisa. It is a remake of the Argentinian soap opera Son de Fierro, with the character's names rewritten and adapted to the Mexican audience. The main actors were Blanca Guerra, Alejandro Camacho, Christian Vega, Flavio Medina, Lisardo and Alejandra Barros, with Jorge Poza, Zuria Vega, Adamari López, Angelique Boyer, Eddy Vilard, Martha Julia and Luz María Aguilar playing supporting roles. The show earned 8 awards at the "TV y Novelas" award celebration, becoming the highest-awarded production of the 2009 season.

30 Coins(2020-)

TV-MA
| 1h 1min per episode | Crime, Mystery, Drama
3.4/5 (with 115 votes)

Father Vergara—an exorcist, boxer and ex-convict—lives in a remote village in Spain. Hoping to be lost and forgotten, Vergara’s demons catch up to him.

Without Breasts There Is No Paradise(2008)

3.6/5 (with 4 votes)

Sin Senos no hay Paraíso is a RTI Colombia–Telemundo remake and loose adaptation of the original Colombian series Sin Tetas No Hay Paraíso. The series is based on investigative journalist Gustavo Bolivar's debut novel and features an attractive young prostitute who desires to have massive breast implants in order to attract a rich cocaine smuggler. It is also based on a true story. The series premiered on June 16, 2008;

Directed by Miguel Varoni - With Carmen Villalobos

La Piloto(2017-)

TV-14
| Drama
3.8/5 (with 4 votes)

Yolanda dreamed her entire life of being a pilot. She found a stewardess job, and an unexpected role in drug smuggling.

Verdades ocultas(2017-)

35min per episode | Soap / Telenovela, Mystery, Drama
2.0/5 (with 1 vote)

A woman is faced with the dilemma of selling her four-year-old daughter. 20 years later, fate will reunite them, unleashing unthinkable consequences.

Marimar(1994)

45min per episode | Drama, Soap / Telenovela
3.5/5 (with 255 votes)

Marimar is a poor young innocent girl who lives with her grandparents in a hut on the beach by the ocean. She falls in love with Sergio, the son of wealthy farmer Renato Santiago. Sergio agrees to marry Marimar despite the disapproval of his father and stepmother, Angelica, but along the way he falls deeply in love with her. Marimar is a Mexican TV telenovela that was originally broadcast in 1994 on Televisa. Marimar is a remake of the telenovela La Venganza, which aired on Televisa in 1977 and starred Helena Rojo and Enrique Lizalde.

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