Show Review: Alguien tiene que morir (2020)

Set in the gorgeous 1950s Spanish countryside, Alguien tiene que morir or Someone Has to Die, follows the wealthy Falcón family. For anyone that loves Élite, the main actress from that show, Ester Expósito, is also in this one. I seriously adore her! The rest of the cast are amazing in this, too, but it’s great seeing her in more things!

The main storyline follows the Falcón family after the son, Gabino, brings his ballerino friend Lázaro home from México. Unfortunately, his family are less than pleased as they suspect Gabino of being gay and they don’t want Lázaro to spend time with him. Never mind the fact that Gabino is completely in love with Lázaro despite the fact that he’s is engaged to the wealthy Cayetana Aldama, who is none the wiser to Gabino’s sexuality. Sparks also fly amongst others in the area and tensions quickly worsen for everyone involved.

What I really liked about this show was the scenery, the fashion and without question the acting, which was fantastic. All absolutely amazing. It’s beautifully shot and the cinematography is lush. I don’t know as much about Spain’s history as I’d like, so learning about it is fascinating. That said, this isn’t a cheerful or uplifting miniseries by any means. It very much underscores how awful the homophobia was, so bear that in mind as it’s tough to sit through several of the scenes. It’s certainly well worth a watch, but I recommend having something cheerful to put on afterwards!

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