2022 has been an epic year for the television industry. After a couple of years of restrictions due to the pandemic, everything is getting back on track, and proof of that are these four Latino streaming series you should be binging.
The big streaming platforms are expanding their catalogs, and these productions made by and for Latinos are giving a lot to talk about. Drama, romance, comedies, and even biopics are some of the things Hispanicize brings you with this list of Latino series.
“Érase una vez… Pero ya no” (Once upon a time… but not anymore)
This is a Spanish-language musical fiction series created by Mexican Manolo Caro, the creator of Netflix’s hit series “La Casa de Las Flores.”
“Érase una vez… Pero ya no” stars Colombian actor and singer Sebastián Yatra and features a great cast, including Nia Correia and famous Spanish actress Rossy de Palma. The story is considered an anti-fairy tale in which a pair of lovers must meet in another life to break the spell. Available on Netflix.
“Isabel: The Intimate Story of Isabel Allende”
“Isabel: The Intimate Story of Isabel Allende” is a Spanish-language biographical drama miniseries starring Daniela Ramirez and directed by Rodrigo Bazaes. This drama shows the life and story of the famous Chilean writer Isabel Allende, her struggles during her exile in Venezuela because of the Pinochet dictatorship, her beginnings in writing, and the most tragic events that marked her personal and professional life. The series also touches on other more positive aspects, such as the impulse that feminism gave her and how love came into her life. Isabel is available on HBO Max.
Gentefied is a comedy-drama created by Linda Yvette Chavez and Marvin Lemus and produced by Honduran American actress America Ferrera. The series revolves around the lives of three Mexican-American cousins, played by JJ Soria, Karrie Martin, and Carlos Santos. They search for the American dream and face a series of obstacles resulting from the very goal they are pursuing. “Gentefied” shows the reality that Latinos live in the city of Los Angeles, and its name is a Spanglish construction of the word ‘Gentrified,’ referring to the gentrification that its protagonists go through. You can watch Gentefied on Netflix.
“The Baker and the Beauty”
“The Baker and the Beauty” is a romantic series with comedy and drama created by Dean Georgaris and starring American-Dominican actor Victor Rasuk. “The Baker and the Beauty” is an adaptation of an Israeli sitcom called Beauty and the Baker. It tells the story of a young man of Cuban origin who works in his family’s bakery and struggles to make ends meet, until he falls in love with a Hollywood starlet. “The Baker and the Beauty” is available on Netflix.