9 Sep, 2020 @ 16:13
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10 of the best TV shows to watch and improve your Spanish online now


Dedicating a couple of hours to practising Spanish at the end of a long day can feel like a slog when all you want to do is relax on the sofa and turn on the TV. 

But studies have shown that language learners who regularly watch foreign television tend to be better at reading, listening and vocabulary.

Here are the top 10 Spanish language TV shows streaming online that you can enjoy while training your ears to understand the speed and sound of fluent Spanish speakers. 

Por H o Por B
Genre: Comedy
Available on: HBO 

Fans of Girls and Broad City will love Por H o Por B . The comedy, directed by Manuela Burlo, follows best friends Hache and Belen as they move to the trendy neighborhood of Malasana, Madrid from the nearby sleepy suburb of Parla. Expect catastrophes and comedy of errors as the pair navigate their new life in the big city. 

Made In Mexico
Genre: Reality
Available on: Netflix

In the wake of Keeping Up with the Kardashians being cancelled, reality TV addicts can fill the hole in their viewing schedule with the Netflix show Made In Mexico. The show follows the elite crowd of designers and socialites in Mexico City for Made In Chelsea style scenes but with far more mayhem and hedonism.

Genre: War drama
Available on: HBO

Based on the book Patria by Fernando Aramburu, the HBO drama that airs on September 27 tells the tale of two friends overcoming adversity during the ETA terrorist war. The promotional poster received backlash online for being too graphic so expect hard hitting depictions of the sensitive subject matter.

Cable Girls
Genre: Drama
Available on: Netflix

Based in the 1920s, Cable Girls follows four women working to connect phone calls for a business in Madrid. Fans of Mad Men or Call the Midwife will enjoy the period drama, which demonstrates the women’s shift from life in the domestic to public sphere.

Money Heist
Genre: Crime
Available on: Netflix

Centered around a Heist on the Royal Mint of Spain, Money Heist or La Casa de Papel, tells the tale of a mysterious man called ‘The Professor’ and his group of eight co-conspirators and their plot to steal €2.4 billion

Genre: Romantic comedy
Available on: HBO

Based in the Franco era of the 1960s Velvet follows the lives of the people working in haute couture clothing stores during the dictatorship. At the core of the show is the relationship between seamstress Ana Ribera and heir of a prestigious fashion house, Galerias Velvet, Alberto Marquez.

High Seas
Genre: Mystery
Available on: Netflix

High Seas, starring model Jon Kortajarena and Pan’s Labyrinth star Ivana Baquero, is a murder mystery that will satisfy even Agatha Christie enthusiasts. Two sisters on a luxury cruise from Spain to Brazil in the 1940s discover disturbing secrets about their own familial past as a series of mysterious deaths occur on the boat.

Los Espòokys
Genre: Comedy
Available on: HBO

Renaldo, a horror enthusiast, starts a kooky business to thrill and horrify punters with gore by convincing them the terrifying scenario they have found themselves in is real. The show follows him, his best friend Ursula and her sister Tati as they navigate how to turn their love of horror into a successful business. Acclaimed by critics for its absurdist humour; do not expect the conventional.

Paquita Sales
Genre: Mockumentary
Available on: Netflix

Paquita Sales is a talent agent who doesn’t have much luck career wise. When Sales’ most A-list client abandons her for loftier heights she is beside herself. In the same dry humoured style as The Office and Parks and Recreation, Paquita Sales follows the talent agent as she and her trusty assistants revive the industry they once loved.

Genre: Political drama
Available on: Netflix

First Lady of Mexico Emilia Urquiza risks everything to save her family and her reputation after her husband Diego Nava is assassinated. Fans of House of Cards and The Good Wife will love this high powered drama.

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