Genre: Telenovela/TV Drama
El Internado follows the lives of elite prep boarding school students who discover that the woods surrounding their school is haunted. Throughout the show teachers go missing, romantic ties are slashed, patients escape corrupt mental health facilities, and monsters run rampant!
Seriously, I cannot think of anyone who wouldn't enjoy this show. The characters are complex, the storyline is dramatic, and despite the poor special effects and slightly outlandish plot, the haunted forest is a great plot device! Essentially, there's such a wide spectrum of drama that everyone should be pleased! The only reason I wouldn't recommend this show is if you are extremely (and I mean extremely) easily scared. I myself am a major fraidy-cat, and even I had no problem with the horror/jump-scare aspects of El Internado.
★★★★✩ Tough Cookie / ★★✩✩✩Easygoing
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Like most Spanish TV shows/films, El Internado is fast-paced and fast-spoken. Unless you've been studying Spanish for five years of so, I would highly suggest using subtitles, if only to keep up with the plot. Without subtitles, the show is extremely difficult for most language learners (including myself), but with subtitles it becomes a leisure show, with minor language skills necessary.
Check out El Internado on Netflix!