TV Shows & Series: Best TV Shows/Series in Portuguese(Português)

Portuguese (endonym: português or, in full, língua portuguesa) is a Western Romance language of the Indo-European language family originating from the Iberian Peninsula of Europe. It is the official language of Portugal, Brazil, Cape Verde, Angola, Mozambique, Guinea-Bissau and São Tomé and Príncipe, and has co-official language status in East Timor, Equatorial Guinea, and Macau. Portuguese-speaking people or nations are known as "Lusophones" (lusófonos). As the result of expansion during colonial times, a cultural presence of Portuguese speakers is also found around the world. Portuguese is part of the Ibero-Romance group that evolved from several dialects of Vulgar Latin in the medieval Kingdom of Galicia and the County of Portugal, and has kept some Celtic phonology. With approximately 230 million native speakers and 25–30 million second language speakers, Portuguese has approximately 250 million total speakers. It is usually listed as the fifth-most spoken native language, the third-most spoken European language in the world in terms of native speakers and the second-most spoken Romance language in the world, surpassed only by Spanish. Being the second most widely spoken language in South America and the most-spoken language in the Southern Hemisphere, it is also t... ()

Portuguese is spoken in Brazil and Portugal and 1,749 TV shows/series (between 1942 and 2024) with this language have been recorded so far. Most of these TV shows/series were shot in Brazil (1,268). Popular genres for Portuguese TV shows/series are Drama (701), Comedy (479) and Soap / Telenovela (346). Elas por Elas (2023-), Cacau (2024-), Senhora do Mar (2024-), Renascer (2024-) and Família é Tudo (2024-) are among the best known & most successful Portuguese TV shows/series.

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Elas por Elas(2023-)

2.8/5 (with 17 votes)

Seven friends who met in their youth at an English course meet again 25 years later; Lara, Taís, Helena, Adriana, Renée, Natália and Carol, each of them has a different personality and origin, but they share a deep affection.

Directed by Amora Mautner - With Lázaro Ramos, Deborah Secco, Késia Estácio, Isabel Teixeira, Mariana Santos, Thalita Carauta, ...


4.8/5 (with 4 votes)

A wealthy cocoa bean farmer with a mysterious connection with nature holds a grudge against his youngest son, since his mother died during childbirth. Things complicate when they both fall for the same woman.

Senhora do Mar(2024-)

50min per episode | Drama
2.5/5 (with 1 vote)

- No description / details available yet. -


45min per episode | Drama
4.5/5 (with 1 vote)

Cacau is an engaging saga of family secrets, clandestine loves and sacrifices, all sweetened by the irresistible taste of chocolate and the magic of cocoa plantations.

Papel Principal(2023-)

- No description / details available yet. -

Strawberries with Sugar(2003-2012)

55min per episode | Drama, Comedy, Soap / Telenovela
2.7/5 (with 6 votes)

Morangos com Açúcar was a Portuguese Teen drama. It was broadcast daily on the Portuguese TV station TVI between 30 August 2003 to 15 September 2012. It has also been broadcast in Angola, Syria, Brazil and Romania.


3min per episode | Comedy
3.5/5 (with 12 votes)

A series of short comedy films.

Carinha de Anjo(2016-2018)

45min per episode | Kids & Family, Kids & Family, Drama
3.3/5 (with 2 votes)

After a family tragedy, the sweet Dulce Maria is cared for by kind nuns at a boarding school. But things change when Dad comes back into her life.

With Lucero

Big Brother(2000-)

1h per episode | Reality-TV
1.3/5 (with 9 votes)

Portuguese version of the reality competition which follows a group of HouseGuests living together 24 hours a day in the "Big Brother" house, isolated from the outside world but under constant surveillance with no privacy.

Paraíso Tropical(2007)

| 50min per episode | Soap / Telenovela, Drama
3.9/5 (with 3 votes)

The search for a successor provokes the beginning of a clash between two young and talented executives of his group: Daniel Bastos, a lad of simple origins and excellent character, who is not only handsome and charming, but also intelligent and skilled, and Olavo Novaes, an ambitious and unscrupulous man who is ready to fight for the position, at any cost. To fight against Olavo‘s treacherous plans, Daniel will have the help of the sweet and sensitive Paula, a young lady raised as an only child who founds, on the eve of her mother‘s death, that she is adopted and has a family. What Paula does not know is that she has an identical twin sister, the wicked Taís, who is as ambitious and unscrupulous as the man who becomes her main ally, Olavo Novaes. Antenor, for his part, decides on having an heir when he meets the headstrong and honest Lúcia, a woman who will make this cold businessman find true love is and a real reason to live.

A Lua Me Disse(2005)

2.0/5 (with 1 vote)

- No description / details available yet. -

A Grande Família(2001-2014)

| 30min per episode | Comedy, Kids & Family
4.2/5 (with 17 votes)

The daily lives of a typical Brazilian middle-class family, that are always very close and tries, in their way, to survive the financial and relationship difficulties.

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Força de um Desejo(1999-2000)

4.2/5 (with 3 votes)

- No description / details available yet. -

Directed by Marcos Paulo - With Malu Mader

Olhos nos Olhos(2008-2009)

3.0/5 (with 1 vote)

- No description / details available yet. -

Ti Ti Ti(2010-2011)

50min per episode | Soap / Telenovela
4.0/5 (with 6 votes)

Brazilian telenovela based on the 1985 telenovela of the same name.

Alta Definição(2009-)

| 45min per episode | Talk-Show
5.0/5 (with 1 vote)

In Alta Definição, Daniel Oliveira interviews one guest every week with an intimate approach.

The Noite com Danilo Gentili(2014-)

2.3/5 (with 4 votes)

- No description / details available yet. -

With Bacalhau, Roger Moreira, Murilo Couto, Mingau, Marcos Kleine, Léo Lins, ...

Como uma Onda(2004-2005)

| 45min per episode | Soap / Telenovela, Drama
2.3/5 (with 1 vote)

Como uma Onda is a Brazilian telenovela that was produced and aired by TV Globo from November 22, 2004 and June 18, 2005. Featured Alinne Moraes, Ricardo Pereira, Henri Castelli, Herson Capri, Maria Fernanda Cândido, Kadu Moliterno, Joana Solnado, Hugo Carvana, Laura Cardoso and Mel Lisboa in the lead roles.

O Dono do Mundo(1991-1992)

50min per episode | Drama, Soap / Telenovela
3.5/5 (with 3 votes)

- No description / details available yet. -

India: A Love Story(2009)

3.6/5 (with 27 votes)

The daughter of a traditional, rich Indian family falls in love for a Dalit, and "untouchable" man.

Pages of life(2006-2007)

3.2/5 (with 5 votes)

Nanda must rethink her plansof studying in Amsterdam when she discovers she is pregnant. After losing the support of her boyfriend Léo, the young girl decides to return home, where she suffers a serious accident and dies.However, Helena, her doctor, is able to save her new-born twins: Francisco and Clara. Unfortunately, Clara suffers from Downs Syndrome. Helena feels a strong emotional tie to Clara and adopts her.Years later, the twins’father Léo, a young and wealthy businessman, returns to the scene, wanting to gain custody of the children.However, Helena and Alex fight to the end to retain guardianship of the twins, whom they have raised with such love.

Espelho d’Água(2017-2018)

- No description / details available yet. -

Edge of Desire(2017)

| 1h per episode | Soap / Telenovela, Comedy, Drama, Crime
3.9/5 (with 7 votes)

- No description / details available yet. -

Directed by Pedro Vasconcellos - With Juliana Paes

Senhora do Destino(2004-2005)

4.3/5 (with 6 votes)

A story about people who succeed in life thanks to nothing but their own efforts. Maria do Carmo is the main character of the telenovela; a mother of five who struggle to be successful in life, but whose most important will be recovering the love of her daughter who was kidnapped when she was just months old.

Coração de Estudante(2002)

45min per episode | Soap / Telenovela, Drama, Kids & Family
3.1/5 (with 2 votes)

- No description / details available yet. -

Desejos de Mulher(2002)

50min per episode | Soap / Telenovela, Drama

Fashion designer Andréa Vargas finds out the hard way she is adopted. The relationship with her sister Júlia had always been difficult, since childhood, and the antagonism grew when Júlia came between Andréa and her first true love, Diogo. But the worst is still to come: her first assistant in her atelier, Selma, is having an affair with her husband Bruno.

Os Mutantes: Caminhos do Coração(2008-2009)

3.4/5 (with 4 votes)

- No description / details available yet. -

With Bianca Rinaldi

Alma e Coração(2018-2019)

- No description / details available yet. -

Sai de Baixo(1996-2013)

4.0/5 (with 11 votes)

It follows the lives of the members of a dysfunctional family, their maid and the doorman of the apartment building in which they lived.

Coração d’Ouro(2015-2016)

- No description / details available yet. -

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