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Best Shows on Netflix for Learning Spanish (2023)


Congrats! If you are learning Spanish by watching TV shows, then you’ve come to the right place. Maybe you are staring at your Netflix home screen wondering what to watch next. Well, we’ve got just the list for you. Here are 3 of our favorite shows for learning Spanish with Netflix.



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Best TV Shows on Netflix for Learning Spanish (2023)


Here are 3 of the best Netflix shows for learning Spanish this year. We happen to like the genre of these shows, but you may not. Choose your show keeping your television tastes in mind so that you don’t become bored or unmotivated to keep learning. We've chosen these shows not only for viewing pleasure but also based on the vocabulary and why they might be helpful when learning Spanish with TV shows.


La Casa de Papel (money heist) on Netflix

La Casa de Papel (Money Heist)


What it’s about:

Money Heist is a Spanish TV series that tells the story of a group of thieves who plan the biggest heist in history: stealing 2.4 billion euros from the Royal Mint of Spain. The mastermind behind the plan is the Professor, a mysterious man who recruits eight people with different skills and nicknames based on cities. Together, they face the police, the hostages and their own internal conflicts, while trying to carry out their bold mission.


What makes it good for learning Spanish:

The biggest reason why La Casa de Papel is a great show for learning Spanish is because it’s good! Honestly, this series is so popular and totally binge-worthy, which makes you want to keep watching and listening to more Spanish. This series first premiered in 2017 and it still is part of our favorites list. There are now 5 seasons of this show.


The language used in the show:

Since this series takes place in Spain, the actors are using Spanish/Castilian accents, from Madrid (well most of them). The series uses a lot of language related to hostages (rehenes) and general police and crime activity.




Madre Sólo Hay Dos (Daughter from Another Mother)


What it’s about:

Madre Sólo Hay Dos is a Mexican comedy-drama about two women who discover that their babies were switched at birth. They decide to live together and raise both kids as a family, while dealing with their own personal and professional challenges.


What makes it good for learning Spanish:

Madre Sólo Hay Dos is a great series for learning Spanish because it uses a lot of everyday vocabulary. Not only are they discussing their babies, but the characters in the show have a lot of things happening with them in their relationships and at work which brings in a lot of vocabulary that you could use in daily life. Another plus is that you get a good look into typical Mexican culture which is a nice change from narco and crime themed series.


The language used in the show:

There are a lot of Mexican expressions and other colloquial expressions used in this show. There is also a lot of vocabulary related to babies, giving birth, feeding, changing, etc. And again, there is a lot of vocabulary about daily life.




La Reina del Flow (The Queen of Flow)


What it’s about:

The Queen of Flow is a show about Yeimy, a talented songwriter who gets framed for drug trafficking and ends up in jail for 17 years. She loses everything: her family, her friends, and her love. But she doesn't give up on her dream of music and plots revenge against the people who ruined her life. Along the way, she faces new challenges, enemies, and surprises. Keep in mind. This show is a telenovela and the first season alone contains 82 episodes, so if you get hooked for that long, don’t blame us!


What makes it good for learning Spanish:

The music!!!!!!! There is a lot of reggaeton in this show, so if you are not a fan of this kind of music, you might want to skip this one. This show also takes place in Colombia and many say the Colombian accent is the easiest to understand for Spanish learners.


The language used in the show:

You’ll hear a lot of music lyrics in this show which can help you understand music outside of watching TV. It includes quite a few idiomatic expressions as well. Of course, there is a lot of vocabulary related to prison and crime, but then as well around music and performance. The rate of speech varies between contexts, with some characters using more slang and talking quicker than others.



Other Spanish Netflix shows we’ve enjoyed:

Entrevías

Desenfrenadas

Las Chicas del Cable

Control Z


Spanish series we're looking forward to:

El Cuerpo en Llamas

Las Viudas de los Jueves



There have been plenty of other Spanish shows that I've personally enjoyed from other TV streaming and cable options, but this article was focused on Netflix only and some of the shows that we have covered in the Spanish TV Club.



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Do you agree with these choices for the best shows on Netflix for learning Spanish this year? Let us know in the comments below which series you enjoyed the most and benefited from when learning Spanish with Netflix.


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