Top 20 Mexican TV Series

Hot Latin American series have always been distinguished by exciting plots, passions, romance, colorful heroines and sultry heroes. We have compiled for you a list of the best Mexican TV series released in Russian. Here you will find complex twists and turns of fate, shocking secrets and intrigues, wars with drug cartels, and, of course, stories of beautiful and all-conquering love.

My daughter’s mother (2021)

The list of the best Mexican TV series opens with a new movie about two women from different social strata, whose newborn babies were mistakenly swapped in the maternity hospital. By the time both mothers find out about the substitution, they manage to become attached to their daughters and decide to create one big family. Since the release of the series, 23 million housewives have already watched it, and now the movie is available in Russian translation.

What do you think, is it worth filming a sequel, and what should be in it?

Original title:
Madre Solo hay Dos

Genre:
Drama, comedy

Actors:
Lis Gallardo, Javier Ponce, Ludwika Paleta…

Country:
Mexico

Rating:
IMDb – 7.3


Dark Desire (2020)

Married Alma is a university teacher. On the weekend, a woman goes out of town to visit a friend and accidentally meets Dario. Between new acquaintances, unbridled passion arises, which entails unpleasant consequences. The first season of the series in just 28 days gathered an audience of 35 million viewers and became one of the best new series in Mexico. In 2020, he won the BT Awards for TV Show of the Year.

Original title:
Dark Desire

Genre:
Thriller, drama, detective

Actors:
Maite Perroni Beorlegui, Eric Aiser, Jorge Poza…

Country:
Mexico

Rating:
IMDb – 6.4

Age limit:
18+


Cancel action (2020)

At a high school, an unknown hacker breaks into students’ phones. On the site, the attacker puts on a show with the disclosure of the innermost secrets of his victims. Complete chaos reigns, and no one can understand who is behind all this. One of the students, Sophia, seeks to figure out the criminal and begins an investigation , not even suspecting where it will lead. The main advantages of the series: intriguing plot twists, well-developed characters, excellent camera work and musical accompaniment.

Original title:
Control Z

Genre:
Drama

Actors:
Ana Valeria Becerril, Michael Ronda, Yankel Stevan…

Country:
Mexico

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 6.6, IMDb – 6.8


Someone Must Die (2020)

At the request of wealthy relatives, Gabino returns to Spain from Mexico, where he has spent the last 10 years. The family announces that they have found a suitable bride for the guy, whom he should marry. However, Gabino arrives not alone, but in the company of a close friend, ballet dancer Lazaro. A tragic ending is inevitable. An interesting Mexican series with Russian voiceovers is dedicated to the themes of homophobia, conservatism, family and change against the backdrop of Spain in the 1950s. The role of Lazaro was played by Isaac Hernandez, a famous Mexican ballet dancer and one of the best dancers in the world.

Original title:
Alguien tiene que morir

Genre:
Thriller, drama, crime

Actors:
Cecilia Suarez, Ernesto Alterio, Alejandro Speitzer…

Country:
Mexico, Spain

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 6.4, IMDb – 6.3

Age restrictions:
16+


Monarch (2019 – 2021)

Anna Maria harbored hatred for her father all her life because of his criminal business . It was for this reason that the girl moved away from her family and left her father’s house, leaving the country. A few years later, she learned about the death of the criminal parent and returned to Mexico. As the rightful heiress, she headed the business empire and now must embark on the bloody path of her father.

Original title:
Monarca

Genre:
Drama

Actors:
Irene Azuela, Juan Manuel Bernal, Osvaldo Benavidez…

Country:
Mexico

Rating:
IMDb – 8.0


Key Games (2019)

Mexican movie with a spicy story about the personal lives of eight ordinary young people. All couples are in a stable relationship, but they are bored with the routine. Friends start a special game and exchange partners to spice up their sex life. At first, the guys like everything, but soon they face insoluble difficulties. How will this fun end?

Original title:
El juego de las llaves

Genre:
Drama, melodrama

Actors:
Mayte Perroni Beorlegi, Humberto Busto, Fabiola Campomanes…

Country:
Mexico

Rating:
IMDb – 6.8

Age limit:
16+


Queen is me (2019)

Yameli Montoya writes songs and dreams of becoming a singer. After her lover betrays the girl, she ends up in an American prison . Behind bars, a prisoner gives birth to a son, but the boy is taken away and told that he is dead. A few years later, the Yamels are recruited by special services, assigned a new identity and introduced into a criminal organization. Under the name of Lari Andrade, Yameli returns to Mexico and begins to take revenge on those who ruined her life.

Original title:
La Reina Soy Yo

Genre:
Drama

Actors:
Michel Renault, Lambda Garcia, Mane De La Parra…

Country:
Mexico

Rating:
IMDb – 7.1


Usurper (2019)

A Mexican series about love, deceit, and hate, tells the story of twin sisters separated at birth. Paola is unhappy in her marriage and wants to run away with her lover from her husband, who holds the presidential position. After learning about her adoption and the twin, she decides to use Paulina for personal gain. Through blackmail, the woman forces her sister to switch places and plans to kill a relative in the near future in order to simulate her own death. However, the attempt is unsuccessful, and the impostor begins to like a new role.

Original title:
La usurpadora

Genre:
Drama

Actors:
Sandra Echeverria, Andres Palacios, Arap Betke…

Country:
Mexico

Rating:
IMDb – 7.5

Age limit:
16+


House of Flowers (2018 – 2020)

Mexican comedy series about a wealthy family that owns a flower business. After the death of his mistress, the head of the family brings his illegitimate children into the house, which terribly shocks the rest of the relatives. It soon becomes clear that not only the father of the family had secrets. The series features LGBT characters whose stories are about homophobia and transphobia. The show, which parodies soap stories, runs through stereotypes about race, class, sexuality and morality in Mexico.

Original title:
La casa de las flores

Genre:
Drama, comedy

Actors:
Veronica Castro, Cecilia Suarez, Claudette Maille…

Country:
Mexico

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 6.8, IMDb – 7.7

Age restrictions:
16+


Close Enemy (2018 – 2020)

Drug lord Cambres kills Alejandro’s parents and his sister, and then kidnaps Adelaide. After 25 years, Alejandro becomes a police captain and intends to avenge the loss of loved ones. During the investigation of criminal cases related to a criminal organization, he learns that Adelaide joined this criminal group. Now brother and sister are on opposite sides of the barricades.

Original title:
Enemigo Íntimo

Genre:
Drama

Actors:
Fernanda Castillo, Raul Mendez, Maria del Carmen Felix…

Country:
Mexico

Rating:
IMDb – 7.4

Age limit:
16+


Love to Death (2018 – 2019)

The Mexican melodrama series shows on the screen an amazing story about the transmigration of souls. Mexican television mogul Leon Carbajal is murdered on his own wedding day . At the same moment, the bandit Macario Valdes is executed in the electric chair. Both souls remain in the world of the living and pass into other people’s bodies. The soul of Carbajal ends up in the body of Valdez, and the soul of Valdez moves into the body of an anthropology professor. Despite the fantastic plot, the series looks believable and makes you believe in the reality of what is happening on the screen.

Original title:
Amar a muerte

Genre:
Drama

Actors:
Angelica Boyer, Michelle Brown, Alejandro Nones…

Country:
Mexico

Rating:
IMDb – 8.7


Narcos: Mexico (2018 – 2020)

The series is set in 1980s Mexico. Felix Gallardo intends to build a criminal empire by bringing together independent drug manufacturers and dealers. On his way there is Kiki Camarena, an agent of the Drug Enforcement Administration. The plot is based on real events and is one of the top Mexican TV series with a high rating. Felix Gallardo is currently serving a 37-year sentence in a Mexican prison.

Original title:
Narcos: Mexico

Genre:
Drama, crime

Actors:
Scoot McNairy, Diego Luna, Jose Maria Yaspik …

Country:
Mexico, USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.9, IMDb – 8.4

Age Limits :
16+


Love Outlaw (2018 – 2019)

The story of two lovers who met at a difficult time for both. On the day of the wedding, Alejandra’s fiancé is arrested, accused of murdering a prostitute. Now Carlos faces a long prison term. In turn, Ricardo is going to divorce his wife, who cheated on her husband , but does not want her husband to communicate with the children. Ricardo is going to defend his right to children in court and it is here that he meets Alejandra.

Original title:
Por amar sin ley

Genre:
Drama

Actors:
David Zepeda, Jose Maria Torre, Julián Gil…

Country:
Mexico

Rating:
IMDb – 7.8


Unmanaged (2017 – 2019)

The newly-made president of Mexico becomes a big disappointment both for the people who elected him and for his wife. The woman learns that the faithful was engaged in illegal business, and she was unfaithful. One day, the first lady turns out to be a figurehead in a high-profile scandal. Will she be able to find a way out of deceit, political games , and everything that followed the scandalous events?

Original title:
Ingobernable

Genre:
Thriller, drama, crime, detective

Actors:
Kate del Castillo, Lea Allers, Erendira Ibarra…

Country:
Mexico

Rating:
IMDb – 7.2

Age restrictions:
16+


Give in to temptation (2017 – 2018)

The top popular Mexican TV series continues the remake of the Argentinean telenovela “Love after Love”. Raquel and Damian are happily married with two children. One day, Damian meets Karolina, a married woman, and a love affair develops between them. Unable to hide their feelings any longer, they decide to confess to their spouses in treason. The plans of the lovers are destroyed by a road accident, as a result of a car accident, Damian miraculously survives, and Karolina mysteriously disappears.

Original title:
Caer en tentación

Genre:
Drama

Actors:
Silvia Navarro, Carlos Ferro, José Manuel Rincon…

Country:
Mexico

Rating:
IMDb – 8.4


Amazons (2016)

Mexican drama series about the landowner and businessman Victoriano Santos, the father of three daughters. He was forced to part with his beloved woman Ines and devote himself to the education of Diana, Constanta and Cassandra. All sisters are very different, but each dreams of happiness and goes their own way towards it. Soon they will learn about the secret that will shake all family members to the core.

Original title:
Las amazonas

Genre:
Drama, melodrama

Actors:
Victoria Ruffo, Danna Garcia, Cesar Evora…

Country:
Mexico

Rating:
IMDb – 7.6


Italian is going to get married (2014 – 2015)

The Mexican serial film will tell the story of the Italian Fiorella Bianchi, who came to Mexico to fulfill the last will of her father. Before her death, the girl’s father married her to a Mexican citizen. Seeing the groom, Fiorella realizes that he is too old and refuses marriage. Soon, her friend commits suicide, leaving a suicide note with dirt on a certain Pedro Angeles. At this very moment, Fiorella needs a large amount of money, and she decides to blackmail the rich man.

Original title:
Muchacha italiana viene a casarse

Genre:
Drama, melodrama

Actors:
Livia Brito, Jose Ron, Isela Vega…

Country:
Mexico

Rating:
IMDb – 7.7


What life stole from me (2013 – 2014)

The family of the beautiful Montserrat Mendoza is facing financial ruin. It is for this reason that the girl’s mother Graciela makes a deal with billionaire Alejandro Almonte. In exchange for paying off debts, the parent pushes her daughter to marry Alejandro. Montserrat already has a beloved Jose Luis, but the insidious Graciela and Alejandro are trying with all their might to divorce the lovers.

Original title:
Lo que la vida me robó

Genre:
Drama, melodrama

Actors:
Angelique Boyer, Sebastian Rulyi, Luis R. Guzman…

Country:
Mexico

Rating:
IMDb – 8.2


Diamond Rose (2012 – 2013)

The modern series produced in Mexico is a remake of the Argentine TV show Black Pearl. The mother leaves her little daughter in a prestigious boarding school. As a tuition fee, the woman gives eighteen white diamonds and one pink one for Rose herself when the baby grows up. Years passed, Rose turned into a beautiful girl and became friends with Eva. After Eva is killed in an accident, Rose vows revenge. Having met with the object of revenge, she falls in love with José Ignacio.

Original title:
Rosa Diamante

Genre:
Melodrama

Actors:
Tsuria Diaz, Sofia Ruiz, Carla Hernandez…

Country:
Mexico

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.7, IMDb – 8.3

Age restrictions:
16+


Watch out for the angel (2008 – 2009)

14-year-old Marichuhi escapes from the orphanage and begins to live on the streets, earning a living by theft and small earnings. One night, a girl is attacked by an unknown person and raped. The incident leaves a deep imprint in her soul and fills her with disgust for men. Once Marichui meets Juan Miguel, the young people fall in love and get married. On their wedding night, Marichuhi remembers the face of the rapist and runs away from her husband.

Original title:
Cuidado con el ángel

Genre:
Drama, melodrama

Actors:
Mayte Perroni Beorlegi, William Levy, Erik Corona…

Country:
Mexico

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 8.0, IMDb – 6.6


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Jared Lambert/ author of the article

I’ve been writing about movies, TV shows and anime for over 3 years, and you may have seen my reviews on Rotten Tomatoes and Metacritic.

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