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Mexican soap operas have already been very successful in Brazil and now it seems to be the turn of the country’s series to prove that they can also do well here. This list of 10 best Mexican series on Netflix, all originals from the platform and ranked according to IMDb fans, proves that Mexico is really good at exporting good stories. See this selection and run play!

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Top 10 Mexican series on Netflix [fãs]

1. Club de Cuervos – Note: 8.2

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Laughter is guaranteed in Club de Cuervos, Netflix’s first original Spanish-language series. Its plot focuses on a couple of brothers of quite different personalities, who inherit the presidency of a soccer team in Mexico and need to learn to work as a team.

  • Creation: Gaz Alazraki and Mike Lam
  • Year: 2015
  • Episodes: 45 (4 seasons)
  • Cast: Mariana Treviño and Luis Gerardo Méndez

2. Monarch – Note: 8

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Produced by Salma Hayek, Monarch talks about power, legacy and corruption. The series stars a young woman who returns to Mexico at the request of her father. Heir to a great empire in the tequileiro branch, she must run the family’s less than honest business.

  • Creation: Diego Gutiérrez
  • Year: 2019
  • Episodes: 18 (2 seasons)
  • Cast: Irene Azuela

3. On the Taco Route – Note: 7.8

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Documentary series, Na Rota do Taco is mouthwatering! Dedicated to a classic dish of Mexican cuisine, tacos, in each of its episodes the production shows a different variety of the delicacy, telling its story and bringing the opinion of experts.

  • Creation: Pablo Cruz
  • Year: 2019
  • Episodes: 13 (2 seasons)

4. Casa das Flores – Note: 7.7

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Closed after its third season, A Casa das Flores is a drama of very important themes. The production follows De La Mora, a wealthy Mexican family who owns a flower shop, who must deal with their patriarch’s second family after his lover’s suicide.

  • Creation: Monika Revilla
  • Year: 2018
  • Episodes: 33 (3 seasons)
  • Cast: Cecilia Suárez and Dario Yazbek Bernal

5. History of a Crime: The Candidate – Note: 7.6

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Miniseries based on real events, History of a Crime: The Candidate goes back to the events that preceded and followed the assassination of Mexico’s presidential candidate, Luis Colosio, in 1994. Although dramatized, the production also features archival images from the period.

  • Direction: Natalia Beristáin and Hiromi Kamata
  • Year: 2019
  • Episodes: 8 (1 season)
  • Cast: Jorge A. Jimenez

6. Accelerated – Note: 7.3

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Drama with a good dose of humor, Aceleradas couldn’t be left out of a list of the best Mexican series on Netflix. In the plot, during a car trip, three friends are surprised by an armed girl who completely changes the course of the tour.

  • Creation: Diego Martínez Ulanosky
  • Year: 2020
  • Episodes: 10 (1 season)
  • Cast: Tessa Ia and Bárbara López

7. Ingobernable – Note: 7.2

Political plots have a place on that list too! Ingobernable revolves around Mexico’s first lady, a woman who wants peace but is disappointed in her husband’s political choices. With a public crisis in the marriage, she becomes the number one suspect when he appears dead.

  • Creation: Epigmenio Ibarra, Verónica Velasco and Natasha Ybarra-Klor
  • Year: 2017
  • Episodes: 27 (2 seasons)
  • Cast: Kate del Castillo

8. The Last Dragon – Note: 7

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A novel turned into a series, The Last Dragon focuses on the world of drug trafficking. In production, a very successful young businessman returns from Tokyo to Mexico to take over the family business: a drug cartel that he plans to manage in his own way.

  • Creation: Arturo Pérez-Reverte
  • Year: 2019
  • Episodes: 82 (2 seasons)
  • Cast: Sebastián Rulli

9. Control Z – Note: 6.8

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With its second season confirmed (with the right to publicize the cast reaction upon hearing the news), Control Z is a teen drama. Set in the fictional El Colegio Nacional, it shows the turnaround caused at school by a hacker who goes on to disclose the students’ secrets.

  • Creation: Carlos Quintanilla Sakar, Adriana Pelusi and Miguel García Moreno
  • Year: 2020
  • Episodes: 8 (1 season)
  • Cast: Ana Valeria Becerril and Yankel Stevan

10. Diablero – Note 6.6

Based on a book, Diablero is a fantasy series. With Christopher von Uckermann in the cast (the eternal Diego de Rebel), it tells the story of a priest who allies himself with two monster hunter brothers to find a missing girl.

  • Creation: Pablo Tebar and Others
  • Year: 2018
  • Episodes: 14 (3 seasons)
  • Cast: Christopher von Uckermann

Good marathon!

The notes for this text were collected on 20/01/2020.

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