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Review: 'Money Heist' Season 5 On Netflix: Is It A Return To Riches?

“Money Heist” (aka “La Casa de Papel”) is back after what has felt like an exceedingly long break. When it left off, the series was in the midst of lots of action as yet another “season” or “part” came to a close. Once again, it is the same heist, different season. Now to some good news. Season 5 (…

'El Cid' Season 2 Ending Explained: How It Sets Up Season 3 On Amazon

“El Cid” (“The Legend of El Cid”) Season 2 comes and goes with a game-changing ending. With five episodes under its impressive belt, the Amazon series concludes on the edge of a huge turning point that easily sets up Season 3. So how does “El Cid” do it? It is time to get into it.Spoiler Alert: The…

Does 'El Cid' Season 2 Live Up To Season 1's Legend On Amazon Prime?

“El Cid,” also known as “The Legend of El Cid” on Amazon Prime Video, has returned for Season 2, and what a season it is. Following an unexpectedly satisfying freshman outing, “El Cid” headed into its sophomore run with something Season 1 did not – high expectations. So, does the follow-up season l…

Is Netflix's 'Xtreme' A Rewarding Revenge Franchise In The Making?

Revenge. It is a story as old as time, and the manner of how that story is executed is the way in which genre entries set themselves apart. “Xtreme” (“Xtremo”) is a Spanish-language thriller that dives head-first into convention with no apologies. The opening sequence offers an unflinching glimpse …

'Who Killed Sara?' Season 2: Should You Binge Season 1 On Netflix?

It is currently the most popular series on Netflix. “Who Killed Sara?” is the ambitious dramatic thriller at the top of Netflix’s self-reported Most-Watched list. The Mexican series first claimed that spot when Season 1 premiered earlier this year. Without making fans wait too terribly long, Season…

Now That 'Gran Hotel' Is Off Netflix: Where Else Is It Streaming?

In case you missed it, “Gran Hotel” is no longer streaming on Netflix. The Spanish-language costume drama has been off the streaming giant for some time, leading many fans and prospective viewers to wonder how they can watch it. Hence, the million-dollar question – where is “Gran Hotel” streaming a…

TV Review: Is 'You Cannot Hide' An Unstoppable Netflix Thriller?

You will not want to hide from the opportunity to binge this seemingly self-contained thriller on Netflix. Opening in the breathtaking cityscape of Madrid, “You Cannot Hide” (“No Te Puedes Esconder”) follows a compelling mother/daughter duo through loads of thrilling drama. Mónica (Blanca Soto) and…

TV Review: Is Netflix's 'Valeria' The TV Show Writers Need To Watch?

As a writer, shows about writers are always intriguing, especially when they are realistic depictions of one’s struggles. Netflix’s “Valeria” starts on a good note as it mentions buzz terms such as “imposter syndrome,” and the plight of an aspiring writer confronted with the economic realities of p…

Movie Review: Netflix's 'The Occupant' Should Occupy Your Time

There are few movies as disquieting as “The Occupant” (“Hogar”) on Netflix. The Spanish-language thriller stars Javier Gutiérrez. The same actor who took on the lead role in “The Motive” (“El Autor”), a similarly eerie film about a desperate writer. In “The Occupant,” Gutiérrez stars as another des…

Movie Review: 'The Legacy Of The Bones' Is One Chilling Sequel

Before you watch “The Legacy of the Bones” (“Legado en Los Huesos”), you need to watch “The Invisible Guardian.” It is the only way to fully obtain the context of the sequel, which works as a standalone movie. Though it thrives as part of a larger creative puzzle. Thankfully, Netflix is already st…

Movie Review: Netflix's 'The Silence Of The Marsh' Lands Quietly

An intriguing crime drama turned curious offshoot of the author-writing-a-novel sub-genre; “The Silence of the Marsh” (“El Silencio del Pantano”) delivers something unexpected. Viewers are left to wonder what is real and written. A departure from the hope that a straight-up crime thriller lays in …

Netflix Movie Review: 'Twin Murders: The Silence Of The White City'

Confession: I could watch thrillers all day long. They are that engaging. One of my only issues with Netflix is that it does not have a more abundant supply. Cue “Twin Murders: The Silence of the White City” (“El Silencio de la Ciudad Blanca”), and you have at least one more entry into what should…

TV Review: Why You Should Start 'Playing With Fire' On Netflix

In the case of watching the sizzling Netflix drama, “Playing with Fire” (“Jugar Con Fuego”) is a good thing. Despite what its title suggests, there is nothing too visually overt about its steamy storyline. At first glance, a tale about blatant lust, the series features nuanced edges about what it …

When 'Unauthorized Living' Season 2 Premieres On Netflix

Brace yourself, “Unauthorized Living” (“Vivir sin permiso”) is returning to Netflix for Season 2, and the premiere date is right around the corner! After what feels like an eternity, fans anxious to see the next chapter in the riveting crime drama finally have a release date. When can you begin bi…

Let's Discuss: The Ending Of 'High Seas' / 'Alta Mar' Season 2

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“High Seas” (“Alta Mar”) has made its Season 2 voyage on Netflix, and the results marked a captivating ride that kept pace with its predecessor. Sisters Eva and Carolina Villanueva found romance, mystery, and a never-ending supply of shockers during their trip to Brazil. Now to the spoilers about how Season 2’s ending played out for them and others!

TV Review: Netflix's 'High Seas' / 'Alta Mar' Season 2 Premiere

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“High Seas” (“Alta Mar”) has cruised back to Netflix for Season 2, and it picks up exactly where it left off. As hinted in the final minutes of its freshman season, the Spanish-language drama still finds time to shake things up as new passengers climb aboard, and danger remains on-board.

Is Netflix's 'Money Heist' Planning A Massive Season 4 Twist?

Money Heist La casa de Papel The Professor The Professor Sergio Marquina Salvador Salva Martín Álvaro Morte Netflix
Is there a massive twist coming to “Money Heist” (“La casa de Papel”) when it returns for Season 4 (Part 4)? I think there might be, and the ending of its previous installment set the stage for it. What if everyone is not who viewers think they are? It is a big question to consider while waiting for the Season 4 premiere.

Movie Review: Netflix's 'Ready To Mingle' Sizzles And Soars

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As someone who enjoys romantic comedies as a genre, there is one thing it is tough to say they often present, and that is total honesty about romance. The earnestness of “Ready to Mingle” (“Solteras”) not only sets it apart. It also makes it remarkably special. To get things started, the Spanish-language comedy from Mexico dives headfirst into a crushing breakup.

Let's Discuss: 'Gran Hotel' Season 3 And The Series' Ending

“Gran Hotel” Season 3 is also the series’ final one. The addictive drama spans three seasons before it all culminates in an ending that leaves a lot to discuss. There is little in the way of open-endings, but everything that leads up to it is a conversation-starter. Having recently finished watchi…