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Elite (TV series)

Spanish web series

Elite (Spanish: Élite; stylized as E L I T Ǝ) is a Spanish thrillerteen drama television series created for Netflix by Carlos Montero and Darío Madrona. The series is set in Las Encinas, a fictional elite secondary school and revolves around the relationships between three working-class teenage students enrolled at the school through a scholarship program and their wealthy classmates. The series features an ensemble cast. Many of the cast previously featured in other Netflix works produced or distributed in Spain and Latin America.

Elite explores concepts and themes associated with teen dramas, but also features more progressive issues and other sides to its clichés. These include many diverse sexual themes. Structurally, the series employs a flash-forward plot that involves a mystery element, with each season taking place in two timelines.

The first season, consisting of eight episodes, was released on Netflix on 5 October 2018. It received positive reviews from critics and audiences, with many hailing the series as a "guilty pleasure", and praising its writing, acting and portrayal of mature themes. In October 2018, the series was renewed for a second season, which was released on 6 September 2019. A third season was ordered in August 2019 and was released on 13 March 2020. In May 2020 and February 2021, Netflix renewed the series for a fourth and fifth season. The fourth season was released on 18 June 2021, with the fifth season scheduled to be released in 2022.

Plot[edit]

Season 1[edit]

After their school collapses, three working-class friends – Samuel, Nadia and Christian – are offered scholarships to Las Encinas, the most exclusive private school in Spain. The scholarships are sponsored by the construction company at fault for the school's collapse. At Las Encinas, the three are initially ostracized by wealthy students. As the school year progresses, their lives intertwine in a clash of lifestyles, resentments, envy, and sexual attraction. Through a series of flash-forward scenes of police interrogations, the audience is shown stories of the characters' relationships that lead to Marina's murder.

Season 2[edit]

After the revelation of the murder, the second season deals with the lead-up to the disappearance of Samuel. Meanwhile, three new students – Valerio, Rebeka, and Cayetana – join the school where each of them has their own dark secrets. They befriend the students in their class whilst Samuel continues with his plan to clear the name of his brother Nano, who was accused of Marina's murder. Meanwhile, Polo attempts suicide to clear his conscience but eventually learns to live happily with the help of Cayetana. Ander's mental health deteriorates due to the burden of keeping Polo's secret. Carla is made to believe that Samuel is dead so she confesses about Polo's crime, Polo is arrested, but is released two weeks later and returns to school.

Season 3[edit]

The students enter their last semester at Las Encinas. In a flash-forward plot, the students are interviewed about Polo's death during their graduation party. Polo and Cayetana are left as outcasts by their peers, with the exception of Valerio. Samuel and Guzman continue their plot to bring justice for Polo's crimes. Lu and Nadia compete for a scholarship to Columbia University, leading the two to form a mutual friendship. Ander is diagnosed with leukaemia and begins chemotherapy, causing friction between him and his loved ones. On the night of their graduation, in a drunken stupor, Lu accidentally stabs Polo, who stumbles and falls to his death. Samuel, Guzmán, Ander, Omar, Nadia, Carla, Valerio, Rebeka and Cayetana agree to cover up the murder. Unable to find a suspect, Polo's death is eventually ruled as a suicide and his parents tell the police he confessed to Marina's murder. Two months later, Samuel, Guzman, Ander and Rebeka return to repeat their final year with Omar, who has enrolled as a full-time student.

Season 4[edit]

With the arrival of a new principal and his kids – Ari, Mencia and Patrick – comes a new mystery after Ari is found close to death. The story picks up with a new school term at Las Encinas, as well as a new director (Diego Martin): one of the most powerful businessmen in Europe, ready to bring the Las Encinas institution, which, according to him, has been running amok in the past few years, back on track. He brings his three children with him (Carla Díaz, Martina Cariddi, Manu Rios): three teenagers too used to always get their own way, and to have what they want when they want, no matter who falls, and who will jeopardize the union and strong friendship of the students who have stayed at the school.

Cast and characters[edit]

Legend
  = Main cast (credited)
  = Recurring cast (2+)
  = Guest cast (1)

Main[edit]

Introduced in season one[edit]

  • María Pedraza as Marina Nunier Osuna (season 1, video tape in season 2 & 3), Guzmán's sister and love interest of Nano and Samuel.[1] She comes from a wealthy family and has a streak of falling for the 'bad boy'. She rebels against the hypocritical ways of her family, while maintaining a youthful and joyful spirit. She is murdered in season 1.[d]
  • Itzan Escamilla as Samuel "Samu" García Domínguez (seasons 1–5; short stories), one of three transfer students, who is the love interest of Marina and later falls for Carla.[1] A hardworking, shy and kind-hearted guy. He always looks out for the people around him. He is justice-driven and will go to extreme lengths to ensure that everyone gets what they deserve.
  • Miguel Bernardeau as Guzmán Nunier Osuna (seasons 1–4; short stories), adopted brother of Marina, and Lu's ex-boyfriend, who falls for Nadia.[1] A hot-headed popular guy at school. He believes his way is always the right way. He is extremely protective over his sister, and does not bond well with the transfer students. He would do anything for his friends. [e]
  • Miguel Herrán as Christian Varela Expósito (seasons 1–2), one of three transfer students, who gets into a relationship with Polo and Carla. A comical and carefree transfer student who tries to stay connected with his past, while trying to assimilate with the richer students. In season 2, he is deliberately run over by Carla's father, leaving him seriously injured, and has him transferred to another hospital in Switzerland to prevent the truth about Marina's murder from being revealed.[f]
  • Jaime Lorente as Fernando "Nano" García Domínguez (seasons 1–2; voice season 3), Samuel's older brother who just got out of prison, who is also a love interest of Marina.[1] His handsome and dangerous aura draws Marina in. He struggles to pay a debt from prison and will do anything to get his hands on money. He is caring and sensitive to the people close to him. He often finds himself in trouble. [g]
  • Álvaro Rico as Leopoldo "Polo" Benavent Villada (seasons 1–3), Carla's ex-boyfriend and Cayetana's love interest.[1] He is submissive in nature and will follow the orders of the people he is close to. He is extremely wealthy, the son of two mothers, and suffers from anxiety attacks. He is bisexual. In season 3, he dies after being stabbed with a bottleneck and falling through a glass balcony.
  • Arón Piper as Ander Muñoz (seasons 1–4; short stories), son of the principal who falls for Omar.[1] He is a star athlete and under constant pressure from his parents to excel in everything he does. This pushes him to take drugs. He is driven to get what he wants while caring deeply for the people that matters most to him. He is gay. In season 4 he and Omar have a triangle relationship with Patrick.
  • Mina El Hammani as Nadia Shanaa (seasons 1–4; short stories), one of three transfer students, the daughter of Palestinian immigrants and the love interest of Guzmán.[1] She is academically driven and holds her religious and personal values close to her. She was eventually banned from wearing the hijab at school, and the more she assimilates with the school culture, the more she gains her independence from her overprotective parents.[h]
  • Ester Expósito as Carla Rosón Caleruega (seasons 1–3; short stories), Polo's ex-girlfriend and Christian's sex partner who later falls in love with Samuel.[1] She is beautiful, cold and manipulative. She is the daughter of a Marchioness and is extremely wealthy. She uses her sexuality to get what she wants. A softer side of her is shown as she cares about the people she loves and will go to extreme lengths to cover up their faults and supports them.
  • Omar Ayuso as Omar Shanaa (seasons 1–5; short stories), Nadia's brother, who falls for Ander against his father's wishes.[1] He is a closeted gay guy who struggles with pleasing his parents while living his true self. He dealt drugs to make enough money to move out. He is shy, detail-oriented and best friends with Samuel. In season 3, he resumes his school studies and enrolls at Las Encinas. In season 4 he and Ander have a triangle relationship with Patrick.
  • Danna Paola as Lucrecia "Lu" Montesinos Hendrich (seasons 1–3), Guzmán's ex-girlfriend who shares an incestuous relationship with her half-brother, Valerio. She is strong-witted, competitive and manipulative. She will go to extreme lengths to secure what she believes will bring her happiness; however, she is aware that she will never be satisfied no matter how much she has. She had a strong dislike for Nadia, but they eventually become friends. She is also extremely wealthy.

Introduced in season two[edit]

  • Jorge López as Valerio Montesinos Rojas (seasons 2–3), Lu's half-brother. He is a drug addict, likes to party, and will do anything for Lu, with whom he shares an incestuous relationship. He eventually befriends Nadia.
  • Claudia Salas as Rebeka "Rebe" Parrilla López (seasons 2–5; short stories), a rebellious, wealthy girl who has a crush on Samuel. She is different from the other wealthier students in her class as she likes to flaunt her wealth through her clothes and jewellery extravagantly. She was not born into wealth which causes her to sympathise a lot with Nadia, Omar and Samuel. Her mother engages in the drug business. In season 4 she has a relationship with Mencía.
  • Georgina Amorós as Cayetana "Caye" Grajera Pando (seasons 2–5; short stories), the daughter of a cleaning lady who lives a fraudulent lifestyle and is the love interest of Polo. She is manipulative to the extent of fabricating a whole lifestyle to assimilate with the wealthier students in her class. She befriends Lu and will go to extreme lengths to prove how wealthy she is. Her mother, a cleaning lady, works at the school where she disapproves of her daughter's lies. After the death of Polo, she accepts her non-wealthy life, becoming the new school cleaner at the school. She also has a relationship with Phillipe.

Introduced in season three[edit]

  • Leïti Sène as Malick D. (season 3), a love interest of Omar. He is flirtatious and manipulative, using Nadia as a beard to get closer to Omar. He is wealthy and puts on a performance to appear to be a 'good' Muslim.
  • Sergio Momo as Yeray (season 3), a love interest of Carla. A young wealthy student who started up his own business. He was initially overweight and was bullied for it constantly, but Carla gave him the confidence to change his habits. He is superficial as he sees Carla as an ornament he can parade around, but ultimately he shows a more caring side.[i]
  • Jorge Clemente as Alexis (short stories; recurring season 3), a friend of Ander's going through chemotherapy.[j]

Introduced in season four[edit]

  • Carla Díaz as Ariadna "Ari" Blanco Commerford (seasons 4-), Patrick's twin sister and Mencía's older sister, caught in a relationship between Samuel and Guzmán.
  • Martina Cariddi as Mencía Blanco Commerford (seasons 4-), Ari and Patrick's younger sister, she forms a relationship with Rebeka while also working as a prostitute.
  • Manu Ríos as Patrick Blanco Commerford (seasons 4-), Ari's twin brother and Mencía's older brother, who forms a relationship with Omar and Ander.
  • Pol Granch as Phillipe Florian Von Triesenberg (seasons 4-), a prince who forms a relationship with Cayetana. The direct heir to the throne of a Central European principality.
  • Andrés Velencoso as Armando (season 4), an older man who pays Mencía for sex.
  • Diego Martín as Benjamín Blanco (seasons 4-), the new school principal and Patrick, Ari and Mencía's father.

Introduced in season five[edit]

  • Valentina Zenere (season 5)
  • André Lamoglia (season 5)
  • Adam Nourou (season 5)
  • Isabel Garrido (season 5)

Recurring[edit]

  • Ramón Esquinas as Ventura Nunier (seasons 1–3), Guzmán and Marina's father.
  • Jorge Suquet as Martín (season 1), a school teacher.
  • Ainhoa Santamaría as the police interrogator (seasons 1–3).
  • Irene Arcos as Pilar Domínguez (seasons 1–2; guest season 3), Nano and Samuel's mother.
  • Abdelatif Hwidar as Yusef Shanaa (seasons 1–3), Nadia and Omar's father.
  • Elisabet Gelabert as Azucena de Muñoz (seasons 1–4), the school principal and Ander's mother.
  • Rocío Muñoz-Cobo as Laura Osuna (seasons 1–3), Marina and Guzmán's mother.
  • Alfredo Villa as Antonio Muñoz (season 1; guest season 2), Ander's father and tennis coach.
  • Farah Hamed as Imán Shanaa (seasons 1–3), Nadia and Omar's mother.
  • Lola Marceli as Beatriz Caleruega (seasons 1–3), a marchioness and Carla's mother.
  • Rubén Martínez as Teodoro Rosón (seasons 1–3), Carla's father and Ventura's business partner.
  • Yaiza Guimaré as Begoña (seasons 1–3), one of Polo's mothers.
  • Liz Lobato as Andrea (seasons 1–3), one of Polo's mothers and CEO of an important magazine.
  • Marta Aledo as Victoria Pando (season 2), Cayetana's mother.
  • Eva Llorach as Sandra López Gallego (seasons 2–4), Rebeka's mother.
  • Jon Rod as Doctor de Ander (season 3, short stories), a doctor helping Alexis and Ander through their chemotherapy.
  • Boré Buika as the police interrogator (season 4)
  • Rachel Lascar as Estefania (season 4), Phillipe’s mother.

Guest stars[edit]

Production[edit]

Development and themes[edit]

I am excited at producing Elite at this stage of my career. This is a lot of fun. With the golden age of series, I can now achieve in TV what I wanted to do with movies in the last few years. [...] Producers, directors, and writers can now go back and forth between film and TV. Netflix especially has been very good in this sense in that that they bring together two different media.

– Francisco Ramos, producer[3]

On 17 July 2017, it was announced that Netflix had given the production a series order for a first season;[4] it is the second Netflix original series in Spain after Cable Girls.[5][6] The series is created by Carlos Montero and Darío Madrona, who are both credited as executive producers of the series;[4] as Netflix announced the order, The Hollywood Reporter wrote that the series' team "boasts one of the most successful writing teams in Spain's current TV landscape".[6] Montero and Madrona developed the series after being told that Netflix was looking for a teenage show and were asked to produce an idea. Montero came up with the basic premise and the pair worked on it before presenting it to Netflix a month later.[7]

At the time, Erik Barmack, Netflix's VP of original series, said that Elite would be "a very different kind of teen thriller that will cross borders and affect audiences globally".[6] Still, the creators said that the series has a lot of Spanish themes and Spanish identity, to give it "a sense of place and time, that it is a series of this moment and of this country", and to prevent it from becoming a "series that could happen anywhere in the world [because if they try to make something] that can be understood everywhere, in the end, it is not understood anywhere".[7] In September 2018, it was announced that the series would premiere on 5 October 2018.[8] Producer Francisco Ramos spoke about some of the decisions in creating the show in an interview before it was released. He said that the choice to set the mystery drama in a high school was important because "it is the time of your life when things matter the most", allowing them to explore the pressures of fitting in as an elite alongside the other plot lines.[9]

On 17 October 2018, Netflix renewed the series for a second season. During this period, it was increasing production in Spain after having constructed new production facilities in Madrid.[5][10] As Netflix renewed the show, it announced that there were still discussions on which characters would appear.[5] The second season was released on 6 September 2019;[11] it began production after the viewership for the first season was known, in January 2019, though it had been written before season 1 had been released.[12]

The internal structure of the show uses flash-forwards to advance the plot and the mystery, which Variety compared to that of Big Little Lies. When speaking of the innovation in the second season, co-creator Darío Madrona said that they "wanted to keep the fast-forward formula as a staple of the series, but at the same time be different".[12] Madrona said: "In the first season, we were conscious that we were making a series for Netflix, and tried to put everything into it [...] For season 2, we thought that we had the opportunity to explore the characters and the new ones as well. But it was an instinctive decision."[12]Variety wrote that the second season, therefore, may be similar to Stranger Things season 3 in the way it compares to its more plot-driven predecessor seasons and how it "drives deeper into [the characters'] interaction, in continued coming of age narratives which are deeply inflected by class and economics".[12] The production values and costs were also raised for season 2 to allow the creators more freedom.[12]

The character Cayetana (Georgina Amorós), introduced in season 2, is said to tackle the topic of appearances being everything–a theme of the series–from a different angle. She is a social media influencer and, according to Amorós, "isn't at all what she seems".[12] Social media is another theme examined in season 2, with Darío Madrona and actress Mina El Hammani commenting on how it gives a perception of someone being good if people like who they are on the Internet, which can be dangerous.[12]

On 29 August 2019, it was reported that the series was renewed for a third season,[13] before the second season had aired.[14] The third season's logo has been stylized as "ELIT3".[15] The third season premiered on 13 March 2020.[16]

On 20 January 2020, it was announced that the series had been renewed for a fourth and fifth season.[17][18]

On 22 May 2020, Netflix officially announced the show's renewal for the fourth season, which was already in development.[19] The fifth season was confirmed on 25 February 2021, before the release of the fourth season.[20] The fourth season premiered on 18 June 2021.[21]

Casting[edit]

Variety writes that the show's characters all "border stereotypes" but "escape total buttonholing"; director Silvia Quer said she was attracted to the show because of the well-constructed characters.[12] The series creators have been questioned on their choice to continue with the tradition of casting adult actors for all the teenage roles, reporting that it is "a purely practical matter" based on labor laws, as well as noting that most of the actors were aged between 19 and 22 when filming. In contrast, American series often use actors closer to 30.[7] The production was involved in casting for the show.[7]

The initial main cast was confirmed before the series debut, featuring several actors from other Netflix series and films either created or distributed by Netflix España y Latinoamerica,[k] including Itzan Escamilla of Cable Girls,[22] Danna Paola of Lo más sencillo es complicarlo todo,[23] and María Pedraza, Jaime Lorente, and Miguel Herrán of Money Heist. However, acting newcomer Omar Ayuso was also cast as a character (Omar Shanaa) bearing his own given name.[22] For season two, another actress from a Netflix series, Georgina Amorós of the Catalan Welcome to the Family, was added to the cast.[24] Announced shortly before its release, she was joined by Claudia Salas[25] and Jorge López.[26] Two new members of the cast for season 3, and their characters, were introduced in a short Netflix video shared by actress Ester Expósito, on 4 October 2019. They are also actors from other Netflix series: Leïti Sène of Welcome to the Family and Sergio Momo of The Neighbor.[15]

Paola has said in interviews that she almost lost the chance to audition for the show, as the message was sent over email but landed in her spam messages folder. However, she retrieved it and sent in a video audition; the sides for this involved an early scene where her character (Lu) is having a tense conversation with the character Nadia. In the scene, Paola says that she ad-libbed using the sarcastic term of endearment "darling" ("querida" in Spanish), which the creators liked and has since become a catchphrase on the series.[27] On 28 January 2020, it was announced that the series would consist of a new main cast for the fourth season.[28] On 19 May 2020, it was confirmed via Élite's Instagram account that Mina El Hammani, Danna Paola, Ester Expósito, Álvaro Rico, and Jorge López will not return for season 4. Sergio Momo and Leiti Sène, who appeared in a main role in season 3, also will not return for season 4. On 22 May 2020, Itzan Escamilla, Miguel Bernardeau, Arón Piper, Omar Ayuso, Claudia Salas and Georgina Amorós were confirmed to reprise their roles in season 4. [29] On 19 July 2020, Carla Díaz, Manu Ríos, Martina Cariddi, Pol Granch, Diego Martín and Andrés Velencoso were announced to have joined the fourth season's new main cast. [30] On 23 and 28 December 2020, Ester Expósito and Danna Paola have been reported to return for season 5.[31][32] However, during an interview at El Hormiguero, Paola stated that she left the series to focus entirely on her music career and that there is no possibility for her to return as Lu.[33] Expósito also confirmed that she would not be returning as well, but instead that she would briefly reprise her role in the short stories. On 25 February 2021, along with the fifth season's renewal, Argentine and Brazilian actors Valentina Zenere and André Lamoglia were officially confirmed to have joined the cast, which was initially rumours of the fans.[34] On 25 March 2021, French actor Adam Nourou announced, via his Instagram account, that he would be joining the main cast of the fifth season. During the shooting of season 5, it was confirmed that Itzan Escamilla, Omar Ayuso, Claudia Salas, Georgina Amorós, Carla Díaz, Martina Cariddi, Manu Rìos and Pol Granch would come back in season 5. However, Miguel Bernardeau and Aron Piper won’t appear in season 5, making Escamilla and Ayuso the only original actors in the series since the first season.[35] On 20 August 2021, it was confirmed that Isabela Garrido, who had previously starred in The Mess You Leave Behind, had joined the main cast for season 5.[36]

Filming[edit]

Though the school in the series, Las Encinas, is located in the mountains, it is filmed in Madrid, including parts filmed in San Lorenzo de El Escorial.[37]

The first two seasons were shot entirely in 4K.[5][6] In a tweet shared by Expósito in October 2019, the actress revealed that the third season had already completed filming.[15]

The fourth season started filming on 3 August 2020 but suspended a day after. Filming resumed a week after when they reported that the test was fake. It was also revealed that the fifth season is being shot back-to-back with the fourth season. By 22 December 2020, filming for the season had already wrapped.[38]

Filming for the fifth season began in February 2021 and concluded on 15 June in the same year.

Music[edit]

Lynn Fainchtein serves as the music supervisor of the series.[39]

Episodes[edit]

Series overview[edit]

Season 1 (2018)[edit]

Season 2 (2019)[edit]

Season 3 (2020)[edit]

Season 4 (2021)[edit]

Elite: Short Stories[edit]

In May 2021, Netflix announced #EliteWeek, a week-long special of short episodes that act as a prelude to the fourth season titled Elite: Short Stories. The stories are set to "expand the Elite universe." They are not a spin-off show, but more like vignettes to bridge content that lead up to the fourth season; there are four stories, each consisting of three short episodes.[41] The stories take place during the summer before the start of the new year in Las Encinas. In the four stories, different individual and joint plots of some of the most veteran students of Las Encinas and perhaps newer ones will be explored, revealing what they have been up to in the last summer before starting their new school year.[42]

Reception[edit]

Critical response[edit]

Elite was met with critical acclaim. On the review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes, the first season has a 100% rating with 14 reviews. The website's critical consensus reads, "Elite is highly digestible, technically strong trash TV for anyone with a guilty pleasure palate."[43] Other reviewers also refer to the show as a guilty pleasure. Natalie Winkelman from The Daily Beast gave the first season a positive review, saying that "with Euro-cool style and compelling characters, Elite is trashy, diverting fun."[46] John Doyle from The Globe and Mail likewise complimented the first season in his review, adding that "Elite is no masterpiece but is one of those oddly satisfying, binge-worthy curiosities."[47] Taylor Antrim of Vogue also said that is worth a binge-watch and "goes down like a cold glass of verdejo".[48] Antrim wrote that the series is an example of Netflix "airing global TV shows that slavishly borrow television tropes", saying that "If it were a CW show I'd hardly give it a second look. But a Spanish prep school is seductive terra incognita" in the positive review.[48]

Élite does indeed include countless teen show clichés, but it also relishes the opportunity to dig a bit deeper and twist them into more interesting shapes. It interrogates the very tropes it indulges by finding new gears in old plot engines. And with the addition of a smart flashback structure keeping its central murder mystery afloat, Darío Madrona and Carlos Montero's drama quickly proves addictive.

– Caroline Framke, Variety

Writing for Variety, Caroline Framke also comments on the series' use of tropes. She notes that being introduced to the show as a combination of many other teen dramas, she was concerned that taking on so many tropes would make it "an overstuffed Frankenstein of a show", but that she was quickly proven wrong when watching it.[49]

Framke compares many of the characters' individual plots to other high school series and films. Of these, she finds the "love triangle between Marina, Samuel, and his brother Nano [to be] one of the show's only duller features".[49] She concludes by saying that "Even given a million other options on Netflix alone, this tantalizing and whipsmart entry to the teen show pantheon proves itself worthy of the spotlight".[49] David Griffin of IGN also identifies the series in the same way. He gave the first season an 8.8/10, highlighting that it sets a "new standard for how a high school drama series should be done" and "may be the best high school drama on TV."[50]

In a similar take, Lena Finkel of Femestella looked at how the series was different to many of its counterparts by how it tackled contentious issues. Finkel lists explicitly examples, including that when Elite has sex scenes, they are often about the woman's pleasure; that a character who believes abortion is murder is still pro-choice; that when a male character is come onto by a drunk girl that he likes, he sends her home; that it explores social and class differences when young people come out; that the gay male sex scene is sensual as well as explicit; and that it features characters including a young man unashamedly nervous to lose his virginity and a straight, white, wealthy, woman who is HIV-positive.[51] She writes that the series "absolutely lives up to the height", congratulating it both on including these features and for "a great job depicting each issue, no matter how complex".[51] However, she does note that the trailers "made it seem like yet another cheesy, over-acted teen drama".[51]

Also looking at how the series addresses diverse issues and modern society, Grazia Middle East wrote about the representation of Nadia. Writer Olivia Adams says that the show explores some of the more everyday struggles of racial discrimination towards Muslims by having Nadia be forced to remove her headscarf in school, something that has been considered at some real schools in Europe. She also notes how the home life of the Muslim family is explored, not just the teenagers' interrelations, giving a fuller view.[52]

Genevieve van Voorhis of Bustle notes that the series can feel aesthetically more like a horror than a teen drama as it pairs "wide shots of the school [that] are almost Wes Anderson-like in their color coordination and perfect 90 degree angles" with eerie music.[53]

Kathryn VanArendonk of Vulture stated in a positive review of the series that though "Elite is not pushing new boundaries in television, it's not a self-serious reboot of an old property" and that "in spite of that — or more likely because of it! — its commitment to breakneck melodrama is undeniably enjoyable."[54] Kemi Alemoru of Dazed recommends watching the show because it is "extra", relishing in showing the excessive world of the elite students with extravagant parties and the means to escalate small fights to high-expense drama, and also for its positive representation of topics.[55] Kayla Kumari Upadhyaya from Thrillist recommended the first season in their review of the series by stating that "Elite might be the only show that could give Riverdale a run for its money when it comes to excessive slow-motion shots."[56]Decider's Joel Keller also compares the show to Riverdale, saying that it is "trashy and scandalous, but no moreso than anything you might see coming from American producers" and the latest of the "dark high school dramas" that became popular; Keller recommends to stream it.[57]

On Rotten Tomatoes, the second season has an approval rating of 92% based on 12 reviews. The website's critical consensus reads, "Elite is back for another entertaining, edge-of-your-seat mystery that succeeds thanks to charismatic characters and a bloody plot that doesn't take itself too seriously."[44]

Framke also notes that Netflix in the United States[l] automatically defaults to the show with an English dub, and suggests changing the audio back to its original European Spanish for the best experience.[49]

On Rotten Tomatoes, the third season has an approval rating of 100% based on 10 reviews.[45]

Popular response[edit]

On 17 January 2019, Netflix announced that the series (the first season) had been streamed by over 20 million accounts within its first month of release.[58] The series is the second most followed Spanish-language TV show on TV Time's top 50 most followed shows ever, ranking at number 25 globally.[59]

After Netflix posted an image of gay characters Omar and Ander to Instagram, it received homophobic comments. The streaming service responded to one with rainbowemojis.[60][61]

Accolades[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^Unpublished video footage of the character is shown during the second and third seasons, but is not credited.
  2. ^Lorente voices his character in the first episode of season three, but is not credited.
  3. ^Amorós is credited as main from 2x02.
  4. ^Pedraza is credited un the main cast from 1x01 to 1x08. She appears in archive footage in season 2 and 3.
  5. ^Bernardeau is credited in the main cast from 1x01 to 4x08. He is also a main cast member in Short Stories.
  6. ^Herrán is credited in the main cast from 1x01 to 2x01.
  7. ^Lorente is credited in the main cast from 1x01 to 2x06. He provides uncredited vocals in season 3.
  8. ^El Hammani is credited in the main cast from 1x01 to 4x04. She is also a main cast member in Short Stories.
  9. ^Momo is credited in the main cast from 3x02 to 3x07.
  10. ^Clemente appears as in the recurring cast in season 3 and main cast in Short Stories.
  11. ^Of the various works, Cable Girls and The Neighbor are the only Netflix originals. Lo más sencillo es complicarlo todo is a Mexican film that streams on Netflix; Money Heist is a Spanish television series from channel Antena 3 that was distributed on Netflix, with more seasons later produced by Netflix as an original; and Welcome to the Family is a Catalan series from channel TV3, its first season streams on Netflix.
  12. ^Netflix in the United Kingdom automatically defaults to the original language with American English subtitles (Netflix does not produce British English subtitles).

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Sours: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elite_(TV_series)
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Cast[]

I went through and added all the guest stars and co-stars, but the problem is I have no clue who some of them played since IMDB doesn't list a name for their character and I couldn't find another source. So can someone else figure that out? Also, Michiko linked to a book character so I changed the link to Michiko (television), a currently non-existent page.--Golden Monkey 15:17, November 24, 2009 (UTC)

  • IMDB is a fan-maintain database and I've always looked at it as a good start. I think for our purposes we should move Michiko to Michiko (Book Character) -- there already a Lloyd Simcoe (book character) -- and create a new Michiko page. If no one else does it, I'll put it on my list.--Jim in Georgia Contribs Talk 17:27, November 24, 2009 (UTC)
    • Well, I looked at IMDB, but some of the actors were listed without a character name and I couldn't recall off-hand. I got the other credits from the episode proper. --Golden Monkey 18:08, November 24, 2009 (UTC)

Questions about Mark and Aaron falling off the wagon are completely inapropiate[]

When it's true that Mark fell off the wagon on his Flashforward, asking when is he going to drink it's pretty mean, we've all seen that is possible to alter the events in a Flashforward so I believe asking those questions are completely out of context. Also asking the same about Aaron (he was not drinking in his Flashforward) it's even meaner.

Are we suppose to want these characters going off? --VyAinlove 17:50, December 1, 2009 (UTC)

Sours: https://flashforward.fandom.com/wiki/Talk:Believe

Take off your pants, Fred said unceremoniously. - What. Ron's eyes stuck to his forehead. - Take off your pants and panties and we will give you a Sickle, added George. Ron's face was on the alert, Come on, think faster, otherwise the father will notice that there is no wand.

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I am a Hunter. My job is to catch you what will happen to you next, let those who pay me decide. He tied the nymph.

Flash Forward - Opening Theme

) So we drank the whole bottle in about five minutes. I feel that my head is spinning, everything has gone somewhere. And Mikhalych says, listen, they say, what are you doing. Already baked.

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Her head hung limply to table, and she asked then she bellowed something every blow, every push, it seemed, he drove him. Deeper and deeper into her unattainable, bulging and juicy ass. Vince removed his hand from her mouth and began to squeeze one of her breasts, which bounced to the rhythm of the fucking. "Don't you feel good, Stephanie.



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