5 Reasons Why "Cable Girls" Should Be Your Next Netflix Watch

Cable Girls (Las Chicas del Cable) is Netflix’s first original Spanish series and it has had us on the edge of our seats since the very first episode. “Cable Girls” follows a modern telecommunications company that operates in Madrid during the 1920’s. The series tells the lives of four young women who start working at the company and focuses on the hardships of working women in the 1920’s. Here are five reasons why you should check out this new show.

1. Strong Female Characters 

This show demonstrates feminism in the 1920’s. The main women: Lidia/Alba, Marga, Angeles, and Carlota each portray struggles of women during the 1920’s that are translatable to modern times. Angeles is stuck in an abusive relationship and can’t divorce her husband because he will take their child. Carlota falls in love with a woman when it’s dangerous to do so.

2. The Sisterhood

The bond between the four main women is refreshing to see and is truly the heart of the show. They are willing to go to the ends of the Earth for each other. The way that they support each other reminds us of our own friends. They immediately rush to each other’s side if there’s a need. There’s no problem that these girls can’t solve together. It’s truly amazing how close and committed to supporting each other these women are.

3. The Costumes 

The outfits in this show represent everything we love about the 1920’s. The cropped hairstyles (which are back in style) will make you want to get your own hair chopped. The ornate flapper dresses and shift dresses are beautiful and lend to the different personalities of each of the main ladies.

4. The Romance 

Each of the four main women all experience different types of love. Every type of romance is portrayed in the show from forbidden to pure love that truly makes you feel everything. The love triangle between Lidia, Carlos and Francisco will leave you feeling truly conflicted. You will find yourself rooting for every couple on the show and torn apart when conflict happens.

5. The Drama

At the end of every episode, there’s a cliffhanger that leaves us needing to know what happens next. The show is overly dramatic at times, but that’s part of what makes it so good. There’s drama almost everywhere you look—in families, at the workplace. Lies are told more than the truth and when the truth is told you don’t know what to do with yourself. Hearts are broken and we yearn for them to be repaired.

Season 3 was released on Netflix on September 7th so there is an entire new season to enjoy. If you don’t understand Spanish, there’s no need to worry. Netflix gives users the option to add English subtitles or watch with English dubbing.

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