Review: Someone Has to Die (Alguien tiene que morir)

Someone has to Die (Alguien tiene que morir) brings a mere 3 episode series from Spain. Set in Franco’s repressive era when homosexuality was a crime, the story looks into the tragedy surrounding a dysfunctional family. The series is on Netflix.

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Review: High Seas (Alta Mar), season 3

High Seas (Alta Mar), season 3, was shortened to 6 episodes – probably because of the coronavirus. Which is ironic because the plot of the season involved the search for a person carrying a deadly virus aboard the ship. This Spanish language drama is streaming on Netflix.

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Review: Offering to the Storm (Ofrenda a la tormenta)

Offering to the Storm (Ofrenda a la tormenta) is the final film in the Baztan Trilogy. The Spanish language thriller stars Marta Etura as Police Inspector Amaia Salazar, who finally learns the deep and evil secrets of her town’s past.

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Review: Cable Girls (Las Chicas del Cable), the final episodes

Cable Girls (Las Chicas del Cable) is over. I’m sad writing those words, for several reasons. I loved las chicas from the beginning. I loved their friendship, their grit, their struggle for autonomy, their schemes and dreams. I loved the gender identity story line. There are some spoilers ahead.

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Review: Intuition (La Corazonada)

Intuition (La Corazonada) is a Spanish language police story from Argentina, now streaming on Netflix. If you are a fan of Argentinian cinema or any of the actors in the film, you will probably enjoy it.

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Review: The Legacy of the Bones (Legado en los huesos)

The Legacy of the Bones (Legado en los huesos) is a Spanish language movie streaming on Netflix. It is the second movie in a trilogy based on novels by Dolores Redondo featuring the female police inspector Amaia Salazar.

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Review: Vida, season 1

Vida is a series I’ve read many glowing reviews about, but it was on STARZ and I couldn’t watch it. Amazon Prime Video is allowing free access to season 1 for the month of April, so I took advantage of it.

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Review: Gentefied

Gentefied is a Spanglish mashup of gente (people) and gentrified that perfectly expresses what this bilingual comedy series on Netflix is about.

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Review: Cable Girls (Las Chicas del Cable), season 5, part 1

Cable Girls (Las Chicas del Cable) released the first part of season 5 – episodes 1-5 – on Valentine’s Day 2020. The remaining 7 episodes of the final season will come later in the year.

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Review: Locked Up (Vis a vis), season 1

Locked Up (Vis a vis) is an addicting Spanish language series on Netflix. It’s a women’s prison story with more twists than a corkscrew.

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