Is your Netflix queue getting shorter and shorter? It's time to branch out and go international with your viewing habits. The selection of Spanish shows on the streaming platform is just the type of quality content that inspires weekends dedicated to binge-watching — and possibly have you learning a second language along the way.
And we're not just talking about Narcos. Sure, Pablo Escobar is good, but have you heard of Fariña: Cocaine Coast? The book the show was based on — which tells a similar story of drug smuggling operations abroad — was temporarily banned in Spain before the series' release. Love Mad Men? Might we recommend Velvet, which stars Miguel Angel Silvestre as Alberto, who is basically the Don Draper of 1950's Madrid.
From Cable Girls to House of Flowers, there is something for anyone who needs a good laugh or wants all the drama and romance of a really good telenovela. Don't know where to start? Check out our list of some of the best Spanish shows on Netflix right now:
1. Velvet (Galerías Velvet)
If you need a place to start when it comes to Spanish television drama, look no farther than Velvet. The show centers around the Galerías Velvet and its owner Alberto — who is in a secret love affair with Ana, one of the company's seamstresses. The Mad Men meets Romeo and Juliet mashup also follows an eclectic group of workers including Mateo, Alberto's right-hand man, head seamstress Doña Blanca, and Pedro, the shop's resident hopeless romantic.