4 best Spanish Netflix shows to watch (and 4 to skip)

Money Heist - Credit: Netflix
Money Heist - Credit: Netflix /
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Netflix has a huge library of various content to watch and enjoy. The streaming giant has even upped its international section with new shows and movies from all across the world. But not all international content on Netflix is worth watching. I wouldn’t say they’re bad shows per se, but they’re not entertaining enough, and you’ll lose interest fast.

Over the years, we’ve seen many good Korean Netflix shows and Spanish Netflix shows be released on the streaming platform as well as some duds. Of course, watching a show that’s entertaining is always a win, but nobody wants to waste their time watching something that’s boring.

That’s why I want to help you out! I know it can be overwhelming when trying to find something good to watch on Netflix, especially when it comes to Spanish shows. So, I decided to share my list of some of the best Spanish Netflix shows currently streaming while also sharing some shows I recommend skipping right over.

Remember, this is merely my opinion, and you might think differently. But I tried my best to be a helpful guide. Now, let’s get started with the first Spanish Netflix show on the list, Money Heist.

Note: All of the Spanish Netflix shows listed are Spanish-language shows.

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LA CASA DE PAPEL (L to R) JAIME LORENTE as DENVER, BELÉN CUESTA as MANILA, ÚRSULA CORBERÓ as TOKIO in episode 04 of LA CASA DE PAPEL. Cr. TAMARA ARRANZ/NETFLIX © 2020 /

Money Heist

Watch! You just had to know that Money Heist would make the watch list. It’s easily the best Spanish show on Netflix. Premiering back in 2017, the hit heist crime drama had a series run of three seasons. It followed a criminal mastermind and his crew of skilled thieves attempting to pull off the biggest heist in recorded history: robbing the Royal Mint of Spain. Its cast was made up of talented Spanish actors such as Úrsula Corberó, Álvaro Morte, Itziar Ituño, Pedro Alonso, Paco Tous, Alba Flores, Miguel Herrán, and many others.

It’s a suspenseful and addicting show that’ll constantly keep you guessing, so try to check it out if you haven’t already.

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Welcome to Eden season 2Image Courtesy Netflix /

Welcome to Eden

Watch! I was an instant fan when Welcome to Eden was released on Netflix back in May 2022. The show’s plot was unique, and I recognized many of the cast members from other projects. It follows a group of young adults who attend an exclusive party on a remote island only to find out soon that the island holds dangerous secrets. Latin pop star Belinda, Amaia Aberasturi, Tomy Aguilera, Diego Garisa, Berta Castañé, Albert Baró, Lola Rodríguez, Amaia Salamanca, and many others star in the cast.

I think what I liked best about Welcome to Eden was that I never truly knew what was happening. There were constant surprises and plot twists that kept me eager to know what would happen next. Unfortunately, the Spanish series was canceled after only two seasons, but I’d still say it’s worth checking out. It was just so enjoyable to watch!

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ELITE (L to R) VALENTINA ZENERE as ISADORA, MANU RÍOS as PATRICK in episode 06 of ÉLITE. Cr. MATÍAS URIS/NETFLIX © 2021 /

Elite

Skip! I hate to even put this show on the skip list because, at the beginning, it was a good show, but now it’s just gotten out of control. There isn’t a plot anymore, just sex, drugs, and alcohol. The first three seasons were great, followed by a mediocre fourth season, and then you can just forget about the rest. Netflix should’ve wrapped up this show a long time ago, but it looks like it’ll keep milking it for all it’s worth.

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¿Quién Mató a Sara? (L to R) Andrés Baida as Rodolfo Jóven, Ximena Lamadrid as Sara in ¿Quién Mató a Sara? Cr. Paulina Campos/Netflix © 2022. /

Who Killed Sara?

Watch! Other mystery thriller series need to take notes from Who Killed Sara? because this is a  mystery series done right. Throughout three seasons, viewers wonder who actually killed Sara. We eventually find out what happened to her in the final season, and it’s completely shocking what’s revealed.

The show opens with former convict, Álex Guzmán, who after spending a lengthy time in prison for his sister’s murder, gets out to avenge her death and find out who framed him. Manolo Cardona stars as Álex Guzmán. Ginés García Millán, Carolina Miranda, Claudia Ramírez, Eugenio Siller, Alejandro Nones, and many others are also in the cast. In fact, you can expect to see One Piece star Iñaki Godoy in the series.

If you’re looking for something to watch that’s fast-paced, has an interesting storyline, and a lot of twists and turns, you must definitely check out Who Killed Sara? on Netflix.

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Triptych – Triada 1. Maite Perroni, David Chocarro in Triada Temporada 1. Cr Mayra Ortiz/Netflix © 2022 /

Triptych

Skip! I’m sorry to the people who actually enjoyed this show, but I wasn’t a fan. The best part of the series was the lead actress’s acting in my opinion. Well-known Mexican actress and singer Maite Perroni portrays three characters in the series: Rebecca, Aleida, and Tamara. It follows forensic expert Rebecca Fuentes, who embarks on a dangerous journey to uncover the truth behind her own identity after discovering she’s an identical triplet.

The reason why I say skip over this show is because the story dragged on for too long, there were too many plot holes, and the sex scenes were unnecessarily long. This is a mystery thriller, not an erotic thriller. Overall, it’s a poor rip-off of Orphan Black, and it shouldn’t have happened.

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Rebelde Temporada 2. (L to R) Sergio Mayer Mori as Esteban, Andrea Chaparro as MJ, Jeronimo Cantillo as Dixon, Azul Guaita as Jana, Selene as Andi, Saak as Okane, Franco Masini as Luka in Rebelde Temporada 2. Cr. Mayra Ortiz/Netflix © 2022 /

Rebelde

Skip! So, there are mixed reviews on the Rebelde reboot, but I’m on the side of actually liking the show. It follows a new generation of students attending the reputable Elite Way School as they pursue their dreams of becoming musical stars while also trying to navigate friendships and new romances.

While the first season of the Spanish teen series fared well on Netflix, the second season didn’t do as well, so the streamer decided to give the show the boot. Although I enjoyed Rebelde, I suggest skipping it because it wouldn’t make sense to watch a show that’s not coming back. The second season wasn’t that great anyway.

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Always a Witch

Skip! While I was happy to see a black female lead character, I couldn’t get past how the character’s journey turned out. I don’t want to spoil anything just in case you do decide to watch this series anyway, but it’s like the creator and writers just threw something together and released it.

The acting wasn’t that great, the writing was “meh,” and the pacing was too slow for my liking. And don’t get me started on the special effects… If you want to put this show on as background noise while doing something else, go right ahead and do it. But I wouldn’t take this show seriously at all.

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Wrong Side of the Tracks

Watch! Wrong Side of the Tracks is a Spanish drama series created by David Bermejo. It centers around a fed-up war veteran named Tirso Abantos, who’s tired of drug dealers infiltrating his neighborhood. To make matters worse, his teenage granddaughter ends up getting mixed up with the dangerous criminals, forcing him to take matters into his own hands to protect her.

Award-winning Spanish actor José Coronado stars in the leading role as Tirso, while up-and-coming actress Nona Sobo portrays the role of Irene Abantos, Tirso’s granddaughter.

There’s plenty of suspense in this series with non-stop action that’ll keep you thoroughly entertained. If you’re looking for something good to binge-watch, you must check out Wrong Side of the Tracks. Two seasons are currently streaming on Netflix, and a third and fourth season has reportedly been confirmed.

Stay tuned to Netflix Life for more Spanish Netflix show recommendations!

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