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    Sep 11, 2019

    19 Reasons Why You Need To Watch Netflix's "Elite" Right Now

    How to Get Away With Murder + Gossip Girl = Elite

    1. First, Elite follows the lives of several students as they attend Las Encinas, an exclusive private school in Spain. Their lives become even more complicated when one of their fellow classmates is murdered.

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    The series is a Spanish-language drama, which you can watch with subtitles or dubbed. However, I encourage you to watch it subtitled because it's much more enjoyable to hear the actors's actual voices.

    2. Looking behind the scenes, the series was created by Darío Madrona and Carlos Montero, who have also written nearly every episode.

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    3. With a small and brilliant writers room, Elite is able to plot its mysteries extremely well — every move by each character is meticulously thought out.

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    4. Elite also has a How to Get Away With Murder-like structure that jumps back and forth between present day and flashbacks — with every episode you're trying to piece together the overarching mystery.

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    5. In terms of cast, they are a group of extremely talented (and attractive) actors who you will fall in love with immediately.

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    6. I mean, if you're someone who loves spending hours seeing a cast interact on Instagram, you won't be disappointed.

    7. Also, if you're a fan of Netflix's Money Heist/La Casa de Papel, Jaime Lorente, Miguel Herrán, and María Pedraza star in Elite too.

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    8. While on the surface Elite looks like another teen TV show, it ends up being so much more.

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    9. The series explores living within the constraints of your family's beliefs, your social class, and high school cliques.

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    The series begins when three of the characters are awarded scholarships to Las Encinas, thus making them immediate outsiders. Also, two of the leads — Nadia and Omar — deal with the pressure their strict Muslim parents put on them.

    10. Basically, what makes Elite different from other teen TV shows is that it's almost like a show for adults who still love teen drama.

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    11. While the mysteries are compelling, what makes Elite great is the character development.

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    In just two seasons, all of the characters have undergone incredible character arcs that would take most shows several seasons to accomplish.

    12. Elite has also been praised for its LGBTQ representation with Omar and Ander's relationship.

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    13. And since it's a teen TV series at heart, there are enough love triangles and forbidden romances to go around.

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    14. If you still don't believe me about how amazing this show is, Elite Season 1 was viewed in more than 20 million homes worldwide during its first month — so, aren't you interested to see what all the hype is about?

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    15. The pilot alone is one of the best first episodes of TV I've watched — there are several big reveals that will make you want to keep watching.

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    16. In fact, the entire series is a perfect Netflix binge-watch because there are so many twists and turns that you won't be able to stop.

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    17. And finally, if you still aren't sold on Elite, think of it as the mystery of How to Get Away With Murder plus the teen drama of Gossip Girl. You can't honestly turn that down, can you?

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