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    25 Spanish-Language Shows Even Non–Spanish Speakers Will Get Obsessed With

    I'll never shut up about how life-changing Veneno is.

    We asked the BuzzFeed Community to share some Spanish-language shows that deserve to be on everyone's radar — here are some of their faves:

    1. Los Espookys (2019–)

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    Where to watch: HBO Max

    Seasons: One (so far)

    What it's about: The comedy series follows four horror-loving friends as they build a whole business on creating horror movie scenarios in real life. Whether that's faking an exorcism to make a priest look good or dressing up as aliens to help out a UFO researcher, there are few things Los Espookys can't handle.

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    2. Alta mar (High Seas) (2019–20)

    Netflix

    Where to watch: Netflix

    Seasons: Three

    What it's about: Set in the 1940s, this series follows two sisters named Eva and Carolina Villanueva who investigate the mysterious murder of a woman on board a cruise liner that is traveling from Spain to Brazil. As they investigate, they uncover way more than they bargained for. 

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    3. Diablero (2018–20)

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    Where to watch: Netflix

    Seasons: Two

    What it's about: The series follows Father Ramiro Ventura, a priest who gets help from a demon hunter in order to search for a girl who was kidnapped in another otherwordly part of Mexico City.

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    4. Monarca (2019–21)

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    Where to watch: Netflix

    Seasons: Two

    What it's about: Much like Succession, this series follows a wealthy family who have made billions through their tequila empire. No empire is without its scandal, secrets, and violence, so family member Ana María returns to Mexico 20 years later and tries to take control of it all.

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    5. Acapulco (2021–)

    Apple TV+

    Where to watch: Apple TV+

    Seasons: One (so far)

    What it's about: The series is told in both Spanish and English and follows Máximo Gallardo, who gets his dream job as a cabana boy at a resort in Acapulco. He soon realizes he's in over his head and must juggle his personal problems, difficult customers, and a moody mentor and not lose his head in the process.

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    6. Veneno (2020)

    HBO Max

    Where to watch: HBO Max

    Seasons: One

    What it's about: This biographical limited series tells the real-life story of Spain's most beloved and fabulous trans icon of the '90s, Cristina Ortiz Rodríguez, also known as La Veneno. In the show, she is played by three incredible actors (Jedet, Daniela Santiago, and Isabel Torres) at varying stages of her life — with each one forming one cohesive image of who Cristina was as a person and how she came to be the phenom Spain knew and loved.

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    7. La casa de las flores (The House of Flowers) (2018–20)

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    Where to watch: Netflix

    Seasons: Three

    What it's about: The dark comedy series follows the very wealthy de la Mora family in Mexico City. After Ernesto de la Mora's mistress reveals some family secrets and commits fraud in Ernesto's name — which causes him to go to prison — matriarch Virginia de la Mora is then tasked with maintaining her family's facade of perfection.

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    8. El desorden que dejas (The Mess You Leave Behind) (2020)

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    Where to watch: Netflix

    Seasons: One

    What it's about: This limited series thriller follows a young literature teacher who moves to the small town of Galicia and learns about the death of a different teacher in the town just three weeks prior. She now fears for her own life and realizes there are some dark secrets just underneath the surface.

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    9. Control Z (2020–)

    Netflix

    Where to watch: Netflix

    Seasons: Two (so far)

    What it's about: After a hacker begins releasing private student info and secrets to the entire school — causing a whole lot of chaos and drama — one determined introvert named Sofía Herrera tries to figure out who the person leaking all this info is. That is, before the hacker leaks her secrets too.

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    10. Las chicas del cable (Cable Girls) (2017–20)

    Netflix

    Where to watch: Netflix

    Seasons: Five

    What it's about: The series follows four young women known as "the Cable Girls" in 1920s Spain as they begin working at the National Telephone Company. Not only do they face the many challenges that come from working in a male-dominated field, but they must also navigate their own personal lives as well as face their motivations in taking this job to begin with.

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    11. Betty en NY (2019)

    Telemundo / NBC

    Where to watch: Peacock

    Seasons: One (123 episodes)

    What it's about: Based on popular shows like La fea mas bella and Ugly Betty, this telenovela follows Betty as she navigates the New York City fashion world as the assistant to a fashion company president. 

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    12. ¿Quién mató a Sara? (Who Killed Sara?) (2021–)

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    Where to watch: Netflix

    Seasons: Two (so far)

    What it's about: Álex Guzmán insists he was framed for his sister's murder and spent 18 years in prison because of it. He's now dedicated to finding the true culprit and getting the revenge he so desires.

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    13. El vecino (The Neighbor) (2019–21)

    Netflix

    Where to watch: Netflix

    Seasons: Two

    What it's about: A very average (and lazy) man named Javier gets superhero powers from an alien while on a trip away with his now–ex-girlfriend. He must hide his abilities from both the public and his ex, who is already suspicious, while also fighting the forces of evil.

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    14. Elite (2018–)

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    Where to watch: Netflix

    Seasons: Four (so far)

    What it's about: Tensions rise when three working-class teens join a super-fancy private school in Spain, eventually leading to the murder of one student. This "whodunit" series follows the investigation as it unfolds, all while the students must navigate complicated romances, partying, tough financial situations, and other teen things.

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    15. Mariposa de barrio (2017)

    Netflix / Telemundo

    Where to watch: Netflix

    Seasons: One (91 episodes)

    What it's about: This telenovela follows the life of the late singer Jenni Rivera. It is based on her autobiography and recounts her journey from pregnant teenager to becoming one of the world's most popular banda superstars.

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    16. Amarres (Love Spells) (2021–)

    HBO Max

    Where to watch: HBO Max

    Seasons: One (so far)

    What it's about: A single mother taps into her ancestral magic (her grandma Cecilia was a witch) after going through some financial hardships, but soon realizes that using magic comes at a cost.

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    17. La casa de papel (Money Heist) (2017–21)

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    Where to watch: Netflix

    Seasons: Three (five parts)

    What it's about: The series begins with a man known as "the Professor," who gathers eight people in Madrid to rob the Royal Mint of Spain and take hostages. They then lock themselves up for days and manipulate the police in the process.

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    18. Capadocia (2008–12)

    HBO

    Where to watch: HBO Max

    Seasons: Three

    What it's about: The series follows several women who are inmates at an experimental penal complex in Mexico City. Attorney Teresa Lagos fights for these inmates' rights and against corruption in the prison.

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    19. La reina del flow (The Queen of Flow) (2018–)

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    Where to watch: Netflix

    Seasons: Two (so far)

    What it's about: A young reggaeton artist is wrongly imprisoned in New York City, and her family is murdered in the process. She then returns to Medellín, Colombia, 17 years later and seeks revenge on everyone who wronged her family.

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    20. La reina del sur (The Queen of the South) (2011–)

    Telemundo / Netflix

    Where to watch: Netflix

    Seasons: Two

    What it's about: A Mexican woman named Teresa Mendoza flees to Spain after Mexican cartels murder her boyfriend, and ends up becoming the most powerful drug trafficker in southern Spain.

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    Telemundo

    21. Velvet (2014–16)

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    Where to watch: Netflix

    Seasons: Four

    What it's about: Galerías Velvet is a prestigious fashion house in 1950s Madrid, and Alberto Márquez is in line to inherit it all. And while an entire fashion empire is counting on him, he's more focused on his love for a seamstress who works there named Ana Ribera.

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    22. ¡Nailed It! México (2019–)

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    Where to watch: Netflix

    Seasons: Three (so far)

    What it's about: This is a spinoff of its English-language sibling and features three amateur bakers in each episode who have to re-create some impossible confection under a strict time limit. More often than not, the creations are hilariously bad.

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    23. Valeria (2020–)

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    Where to watch: Netflix

    Seasons: Two (so far)

    What it's about: This has been described as Bridget Jones meets Sex and the City and follows a writer named Valeria who finds solace in three friends while going through marital and creative crises.

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    24. Luis Miguel: La serie (Luis Miguel: The Series) (2018–21)

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    Where to watch: Netflix

    Seasons: Three

    What it's about: The show is is an authorized biographical and dramatized look at the life of Mexican global superstar Luis Miguel and stars the wonderful Diego Boneta.

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    25. Alguien tiene que morir (Someone Has to Die) (2020)

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    Where to watch: Netflix

    Seasons: One

    What it's about: This limited series, by the creator of La casa de las flores, takes place in conservative 1950s Spain, where a man returns home to his wealthy family after a 10-year absence. They've found a woman they'd like him to marry, except he's brought home a Mexican ballerino instead.

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    Did we miss any? Let us know what your favorite Spanish-language shows are in the comments below!