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

Portuguese (português or, in full, língua portuguesa) is a Western Romance language originating in the Iberian Peninsula. It is the sole official language of Portugal, Brazil, Cape Verde, Guinea-Bissau, Mozambique, Angola and São Tomé and Príncipe. It also has co-official language status in East Timor, Equatorial Guinea and Chinese Macau. As the result of expansion during colonial times, a cultural presence of Portuguese and Portuguese creole speakers are also found in Goa, Daman and Diu in India; in Batticaloa on the east coast of Sri Lanka; in the Indonesian island of Flores; in the Malacca state of Malaysia; and the ABC islands in the Caribbean where Papiamento is spoken, while Cape Verdean Creole is the most widely spoken Portuguese-based Creole. A Portuguese-speaking person or nation is referred to as "Lusophone" (Lusófono). 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 and lexicon. With approximately 215 to 220 million native speakers and 250 million total speakers, Portuguese is usually listed as the sixth most natively spoken language in the world, the third-most spoken European language in the world in terms of nati... ()

Portuguese is spoken in Brazil and Portugal and 477 TV shows/series (between 1962 and 2020) with this language have been recorded so far. Most of these TV shows/series were shot in Brazil (346). Popular genres for Portuguese TV shows/series are Drama (245), Comedy (137) and Soap / Telenovela (121). Omniscient (2020-), Hidden Truths (2015), 3% (2016-), Monster Musume: Everyday Life with Monster Girls (2017-2015) and Avenida Brasil (2012) are among the best known & most successful Portuguese TV shows/series.

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47min per episode | Science-Fiction & Fantasy, Drama
3.6/5 (with 3 votes)

In a city where citizens are monitored 24/7, a tech employee must outsmart her surveillance drone in order to investigate a murder.

Hidden Truths(2015)

45min per episode | Drama
4.6/5 (with 4 votes)

In Hidden Truths, an obsessive passion places mother and daughter in a dangerous love triangle. Arlete (Camila Queiroz) is a naive teenager who always wanted to be a top model. After her parents‘ divorce she moves to bustling São Paulo with her conservative mother and grandmother. When a financial crisis hits them, Arlete finds in her dream a chance to give her family a better life.   Soon the ambitious businesswoman Fanny (Marieta Severo) falls for Arlete‘s looks and invites her to work for her fashion agency. In this new universe, Arlete receives a complete makeover, changing not only her image but her name as well: now she will be known as Angel. But behind the catwalk‘s glamour there is a prostitution scheme controlled by the immoral Fanny that will change forever the new top model‘s life: the pink book.


| 45min per episode | Drama, Science-Fiction & Fantasy
3.7/5 (with 59 votes)

In a future where the elite inhabit an island paradise far from the crowded slums, you get one chance to join the 3% saved from squalor.

Avenida Brasil(2012)

1h 10min per episode | Drama, Mystery, Soap / Telenovela
4.1/5 (with 8 votes)

Brazil Avenue is a dynamic, lifelike, and modern telenovela that reveals how unrelenting ambition and inflicted cruelty can change a young girl’s destiny and lead her to seek revenge.

Young Hearts(1995-)

30min per episode | Soap / Telenovela
1.1/5 (with 2 votes)

Malhação is a Brazilian television series for the teenage audience. The soap started in 1995, and was set in a fictional Gym Club called Malhação on Barra da Tijuca, Rio de Janeiro. Through the years the location varied slightly. Although the name of the soap remains the same, it is now set in the Múltipla Escolha High School.

Mulheres de Areia(1993)

1.9/5 (with 2 votes)

Mulheres de areia is a Brazilian telenovela produced by the Rede Globo and aired from 1 February 1993 though 25 September 1993, in 203 chapters. It was written by Ivani Ribeiro with the contribution of Solange Castro Neves and directed by Wolf Maya, Ignácio Coqueiro, Andre Schultz and Carlos Magalhães. It is a remake of the soap opera of same name that aired at defunct Rede Tupi from 1973 to 1974, when Eva Wilma portrayed the two main characters of the plot.

Monster Musume: Everyday Life with Monster Girls(2017-2015)

| 24min per episode | Animation, Comedy, Science-Fiction & Fantasy
3.8/5 (with 9 votes)

Three years ago, the world learned that harpies, centaurs, catgirls, and all manners of fabulous creatures are not merely fiction; they are flesh and blood - not to mention scale, feather, horn, and fang. Thanks to the "Cultural Exchange Between Species Act," these once-mythical creatures have assimilated into society, or at least, they're trying. When a hapless human teenager named Kurusu Kimihito is inducted as a "volunteer" into the government exchange program, his world is turned upside down. A snake-like lamia named Miia comes to live with him, and it is Kurusu's job to take care of her and make sure she integrates into his everyday life.


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Call Me Bruna(2016-)

45min per episode | Drama
2.3/5 (with 3 votes)

Raquel is a girl, adopted by an upper-middle-class family, who rebelled at 17 and left her family and studies at a traditional college in São Paulo to become a prostitute.

With Maria Bopp


45min per episode | Comedy, Drama, Soap / Telenovela
4.0/5 (with 2 votes)

Naïve and provocative Gabriela is a raggedy migrant worker who arrives in town to mesmerize all with her playful and simple, yet raw sensuality. Set in 1925, the story unravels in Ilhéus, a quiet northeastern coastal city thriving with cocoa crops and aspirations for progress, even though the traditional ways still rule.

Na Corda Bamba(2019-)

55min per episode | Drama, Soap / Telenovela

Filled with noble characters and locations, “Na Corda Bamba” strives for constant surprise and addresses a universal question: How far would you be willing to go to make a dream come true?


50min per episode | Soap / Telenovela
1.9/5 (with 2 votes)

The story of Phoenician princess Jezebel, an idol worshipper who marries King Ahab and uses her beauty and wickedness to try to impose on the Israelite people the worship of her pagan gods.

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Santos Dumont(2019-)

1h per episode | Drama
3.0/5 (with 1 vote)

The story of the man who embodied the great transformations of the turn of the century, acclaimed almost worldwide as the first man to fly a plane - the 14 Bis. Set in France and Brazil in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, the production follows the aviator's trajectory, from his childhood at his family's coffee plantations in the interior of Minas Gerais, to the sophisticated Paris lounges and air clubs.

Trail of Lies(2013-2014)

1h 10min per episode | Drama, Romance / Love
3.0/5 (with 3 votes)

Trail of Lies is a story of love and ambition centered on Paloma (Paolla Oliveira), who lives in conflict with her family. Secretly adopted, she learns the truth from her conniving brother Félix (Mateus Solano), who wishes to eliminate her at any cost in order to become sole heir to the fortune of their parents, doctors who own a hospital. The revelation comes during a trip to the astonishing historic cities of Peru, where Paloma falls in love with the adventurous Ninho (Juliano Cazarré).

India – A Love Story(2009)

4.0/5 (with 1 vote)

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

Arcanjo Renegado(2020-)

45min per episode | Drama, Action & Adventure
4.3/5 (with 1 vote)

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El Negocio(2013-2018)

| 1h per episode | Comedy, Drama
3.7/5 (with 5 votes)

Karin, Magali and Luna are three call girls, who decide to apply some marketing knowledge on the world's oldest profession.

Órfãos da Terra(2019-)

1h per episode | Crime, Drama
5.0/5 (with 1 vote)

- No description / details available yet. -

Most Beautiful Thing(2019-)

| 1h per episode | Drama
3.7/5 (with 2 votes)

A 1950s housewife goes to Rio de Janeiro to meet up with her husband, only to learn he's deserted her, but decides to stay and open a bossa nova club.

De Férias com o Ex Brasil(2016-)

1h per episode | Reality-TV
4.7/5 (with 2 votes)

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Ouro Verde(2017)

50min per episode | Drama, Soap / Telenovela
2.3/5 (with 6 votes)

Zé Maria Magalhães is an innocent young man who, suddenly, sees his dreams and family destroyed by a man's greed: Miguel Ferreira da Fonseca, a powerful banker. For 15 years, Zé Maria is forced to remain hidden, in a life of lies, in another country, imprisoned by the memories of the past, having to assume a new identity. Today, he is a great farmer, owner of the Ouro Verde empire, known as Jorge Monforte, and has become one of the richest men in Brazil. The course of time only fueled his desire for revenge, making him lose the sense of right and wrong and the ability to love. Fifteen years later, he returns to Portugal, ready to avenge the past and destroy Miguel Ferreira da Fonseca.

Directed by Hugo Balduíno de Sousa

Verão 90(2019)

55min per episode | Crime, Drama
5.0/5 (with 1 vote)

- No description / details available yet. -

Cara & Coroa(1995-1996)

45min per episode | Soap / Telenovela, Drama

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The Chosen One(2019-)

| 43min per episode | Drama
3.9/5 (with 3 votes)

Determined to bring a Zika vaccine to the remote Pantanal, three doctors clash with a faith healer and are pulled deeper into the mysteries of his cult.

Precious Pearl(2013-2014)

50min per episode | Comedy, Drama, Soap / Telenovela
4.5/5 (with 1 vote)

In 1934 two supposed brothers survived an avalanche in the Himalayas: the millionaire Franz Hauser (Bruno Gagliasso), who is saved by Buddhist monks, and Manfred (Carmo Dalla Vecchia), rescued by a team of climbers. Manfred returns to Brazil with a terrible secret: he sabotaged Franz’s equipment in order to take his place in the family business. After an exhaustive search, Ernest Hauser gives his son up for dead and appoints his bastard son as the director of the Hauser Group.

Directed by Amora Mautner


1h per episode | Drama, Soap / Telenovela
1.9/5 (with 7 votes)

A mysterious and spiritual portrayal of one of the most intense and controversial stories in the Holy Bible: the end of the world.

The Mechanism(2018-)

| 1h per episode | Crime, Drama
3.7/5 (with 15 votes)

A scandal erupts in Brazil during an investigation of alleged government corruption via oil and construction companies. Loosely inspired by true events.


45min per episode | Drama

José Alfredo is a man of humble origins who has always strived to do his best and spent his life building an empire. When he is still young, he suffers from a broken heart and from then on, he begins to take advantage of the people and opportunities he encounters. In a twist of fate, José Alfredo finds himself in the midst of the black market for precious stones and becomes a diamond smuggler. In Switzerland, he meets Maria Marta who comes from a traditional but bankrupt family and the two unite forces in a marriage of interests.

Começar de Novo(2004-2005)

50min per episode | Soap / Telenovela, Drama

Começar de Novo is a Brazilian telenovela produced by Rede Globo and displayed in its traditional schedule of 19 hours between 30 August 2004 and April 16, 2005. Presented Natália do Vale, Marcos Paulo, Eva Wilma, Werner Schünemann, Carlos Vereza, Giselle Itié, Vladimir Brichta, Carolina Ferraz and Marília Pêra in the lead roles.


26min per episode | Drama

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