GUYS, STOP WHAT YOU’RE DOING AND GO WATCH “LAS CHICAS DEL CABLE”
It’s on Netflix (only eight episodes for now) and it’s a wonderful show EVERYBODY should watch! Uhhh, also : WATCH IT WITH THE ORIGINAL VOICES PLEASE. It’s so much better, I swear.
For those who haven’t heard of it (????), it’s the story of a Spanish young women, Alba, who starts to work in a telecommunications company with other women, in Madrid, in 1928. Before that, she was caught in a crime scene and even though she had nothing to do with it, she was still suspected and risked to be executed for a murder she didn’t commit. So that’s why she was forced to work for the police (to avoid the death penalty). She changes her name and becomes Lidia. The show tells the story of Lidia and three other women she works with at the company : Carlota, Angeles and Marga.
But why is this so good? SO MANY THEMES are in this tv show. Marga is struggling to fit in the city (she comes from a small village) and to fight her shyness and anxiety. Angeles’s husband cheats on her and when she tries to run away from him, he beats her up… Besides, there’s nothing Angeles can do (because the law isn’t on her side). Carlota always fights for her independence and starts having an affair with another woman, Sara.If you like romance, the show doesn’t lack of it, especially with Lidia aka Alba who meets her first love / childhood crush in the company; but also starts to feel attracted for the son of the director… ANYWAY, in general, the show intends to promote women empowerment and girls emancipation. That’s why I watch it, personally.