Top 10 Telenovelas You Should Watch!

  1. El Señor de Los Cielos (The lord of the skies)

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El señor de Los Cielos (The lord of the skies) is a fictional story inspired by true events. It is based on the Drug lord Amado Fuentes and his journey to becoming the biggest drug lord in Mexico back in the 1990s.

About:
Created by: Luis Zelkowic
Genre: Action Drama
Written by: Juan Camilo Ferrand, Andrés Lopez (original novel)
Directed by Danny Gavidia, Walter Doehner, Jose Luis Garcia Agraz, Carlos Villegas
Country of origin: United States
Original language: Spanish/English
Number of seasons: 4
Original Release: April 15, 2013- Present

 

2. El Cartel de Los Sapos (The Cartel of Snitches)

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El cartel de Los Sapos (The Cartel of Snitches) is based on the novel by a former drug dealer Andrés López López. The series is based on his experience on being in the Cali Cartel, also known as the Norte del Valle Cartel.

About:
Also, know as El Cartel
Genre: Action Drama
Written by: Juan Camilo Ferrand, Andrés Lopez (original novel)
Directed by: Luis Alberto Restrepo
Country of origin: Colombia
Original language: Spanish
Number of seasons: 2
Original Release: June 4 2008-October 21 2008

 

3. La Reina del Sur (The Queen of the South)

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La Reina del Sur (The Queen of the South) is based on a novel by Arturo Perez-Reverte. It is about the rise of a young woman from Mexico, Teresa Mendoza who became the most powerful drug trafficker in Spain.

About:
Genre: Drama
Created by: Nicolas Casrañares
Based on: La Reina del Sur by Arturo Perez Perez
Written by: Valentina Parraga, Juan Marcos Blanco, Roberto Stopello
Directed by: Mauricio Cruz, Walter Doehner
Country of origin: Spain, United States, Colombia and Mexico
Original languages: Spanish
Number of episodes: 63

 

4. Las Muñecas de la Mafia (The Mafia Dolls)

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Las Muñecas de la Mafia is based on a book by Juan Camilo Ferrand and Andres Lopez. It follows the story of five friends; Brenda, Olivia, Violeta, Renata and Pamela and how they became involved with Drug Lord in Colombia.

About:
Genre: Drama
Country of origin: Colombia
Languages: Spanish
Number of episodes: 58
Original release: May 3, 2010- July 12, 2010

 

5. La Hija del Mariachi

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La Hija del Mariachi is a fictional love story about a wealthy man who is running from the law ends up one night at Plaza Garibaldi, a mariachi bar where he meets Rosario Guerrero and ends up falling in love.

 

6. La niña (The girl)

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La Niña is also based on real life events as it follows the story of a young girl who was captured by the guerrilla when she was only 8 years old and was forced to leave home. Throughout the years with the Guerrilla she experienced the horror of war, but soon manages to escape from them, and embark on a journey to return to society where she faces many challenges in the process of becoming someone important to the community by speaking out on behalf all of the children who are captured by the Guerrilla.

About:
Genre: Drama
Created by: Juana Uribe
Written by: Yamile Daza, Diego Osorio, Ricardo Aponte, Leonardo Sardi
Directed by: Camilo Vego and Rodrigo Triana
Country of Origin: Colombia
Language: Spanish
Number of episodes: 86

Original release: April 26th, 2016- September 16th, 2016

 

7. El Capo

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El Capo is based on a fictional drug Lord character named Pedro Pablo Leon Jaramillo, who manages to maintain a low profile while leading a drug cartel in Colombia. He does this by keeping his family and friends in the dark, which has allowed him to become successful in the business, as they do not know that he is a dangerous but powerful drug Lord.

About:
Written by: Gustavo Bolívar M.
Directed by : Riccardo Gabrielli R., Lilo Vilaplana
Genre: Drama
Country of Origin: Colombia
Language: Spanish
Number of seasons: 3
Number of Episodes: 223

 

8. A Mano Limpia 

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A Mano Limpia is a Colombian Telenovela produced by RCN Television. It is about a young man named Manuel Guerra, also know as El Leon (Lion), who comes back to his old neighborhood after spending five years in prison for accidently killing someone in a street fight. Manuel Guerra comes back as changed man and determined to win back the trust of his family and his neighborhood and in the process of doing so, he falls in love.

About:

Directed by: Luis Orjuera
Genre: Drama
Country of Origin: Colombia
Language: Spanish
Number of seasons: 2
Number of Episodes: 186

 

9.  Corazon Indomable (Wild at Heart) 

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Corazon Indomable (Wild at Heart) is a Mexican telenovela produced by Televisa. It is a fictional story about a young woman who lives in the countryside with her grandfather and deaf sister who falls in love with the owner of the ranch near where she lives.

About:
Created by: Inés Rodena
Written by: Carlos Romero, Tere Medina, Julio Garibay
Directed by: Víctor Fouilloux, Victor Rodriguez
Country of origin: Mexico
Original languages: Spanish, English
Number of episodes:161
Original release: February 25 – October 6, 2013

 

10.  Mama Tambien 

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Mama Tambien is a Colombian telenovela about a group of adolescents from a different social class who have one thing in common, the difficult reality of unplanned pregnancy. Together they must face the difficult challenge of becoming teen parents.

About:
Country of origin: Colombia
Original languages: Spanish
Number of episodes:150

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