7 Best Spanish TV Shows on Amazon Prime (December 2018)

Watching Spanish shows on Amazon Prime Video is a great way to practice vocabulary and listening skills. All the Spanish series on this list are available to stream free for Prime members. Amazon Prime Video search by language is pretty terrible, so I’ve done the hard work for you. 😉

If you are an intermediate or advanced learner, I recommend watching with Spanish subtitles when available as studies show it enhances language learning. I also jot down any interesting new vocabulary and add it to my Anki flashcards later.

These Spanish TV shows on Amazon Prime Video are available in the US as of December 1, 2018; many may also be available in other countries. Watch them while you can, because content disappears as licensing agreements expire.

Subtitles: English subtitles are not available on a few of these series, only Spanish. However, one of my intrepid readers has suggested a workaround to get English subtitles by watching using Google’s Chrome browser and enabling auto-translate of non-English webpages. Thanks, Jim! 🙂

I hope you love my Spanish TV show recommendations! Just so you know, I may get a small commission from any purchases made using Amazon links on this page at no extra cost to you.

1. Vis a Vis (Locked Up)

If you like Orange is the New Black, don’t miss this smash TV hit from Spain.

Macarena is condemned to serve time in a women’s prison because of the married man she loves. When she faces a seven-year sentence, her parents are ready to do anything to obtain their daughter’s freedom.

Note that many countries outside the US have this show available on Netflix.

Subtitles: English only

Accent: European Spanish

2. Isabel

Note: No English subtitles available for trailer

This highly successful and critically acclaimed Spanish historical fiction series is based upon the reign of Queen Isabella I of Castile, one of the most influential figures in world history. Amazon has finally made all three seasons available!

Subtitles: Spanish and Portuguese only (see note above about subtitles).

Accent: European Spanish

3. Diablo Guardián

Based on Mexican writer Xavier Velasco’s award-winning novel, this Prime Original series tells the story of Violetta, a young woman who flees Mexico to start anew in New York City. But instead of living a dream, Violetta is awoken to a harsh reality when she runs out of money, sending her into the arms of the villainous Nefastófeles.

Subtitles: English only

Accents: Mexican, European Spanish

4. Un Extraño Enemigo (An Unknown Enemy)

Note: No English subtitles available for trailer

This series was released to mark the 50th anniversary of the Tlatelolco massacre, the killing of students and civilians by military and police on October 2, 1968 in Mexico City.

It tells the story of one of the darkest moments in Mexico’s history from the perspective of Fernando Barrientos, the head of Mexico’s secret police, who is trying to reach the presidency. He’s prepared to manipulate, betray, and kill in his quest to brutally repress the students and achieve total power.

Subtitles: English only

Accent: Mexican Spanish

5. Hermanos

Note: No English subtitles available for trailer

This Spanish series follows the lives of brothers Juan and Alberto, who are both in love with Virginia, their best friend and neighbor.

Subtitles: Spanish only

Accent: European Spanish

6. Six Dreams

This docuseries goes behind the scenes of top Spanish soccer league La Liga. It follows the stories of six individuals: a club president, two rising stars, a sports director, a Mexican veteran, and a coach. Shot in verité style that reveals the racist attitudes still common in this sport.

Subtitles: English only

Accents: European Spanish, Mexican, Argentinian

7. Lo Que Escondían sus Ojos

Note: No English subtitles available for trailer

This four-part melodrama portrays the clandestine romance between Ramón Serrano Suñer, Franco’s brother-in-law and foreign minister, and aristocratic beauty Sonsoles de Icaza, wife of the Marquess of Llanzol. Based on the novel of the same name by Nieves Herrero.

Subtitles: Spanish only

Accent: European Spanish (except for actor Rubén Cortada, who struggles to shed his native Cuban accent)

More Amazon Prime Spanish TV Suggestions

  • Infieles – This Sex and the City-like dramedy follows the lives, friendships, and loves of five young women in Barcelona. The show’s theme is infidelity, but most importantly, it’s about being true to one’s own self. Not included in my list above since it’s dubbed into Spanish from Catalán, but if dubbing doesn’t bother you, it’s worth checking out. Subtitles: English only.

Have more Amazon Prime Spanish shows to recommend? Some of my best suggestions come from readers! Please share your thoughts in the comments.

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2 Comments on “7 Best Spanish TV Shows on Amazon Prime (December 2018)

    • ¡Gracias por la sugerencia, Francesca! Looks like that’s an Netflix Original, but I’ll check it out for my Netflix list. 🙂

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