Guide with short series to watch in four days of National Holidays

Who was Andy Warhol? Plastic artist, filmmaker, photographer, painter, celebrity, father of pop art, and also a mystery. This six-part documentary series explores his elusive figure through what he recorded in his diaries from 1976 to 1987, the year of his death. The portrait studies both his work and his personal life, and is nourished by the gaze of curators, confidants and personalities such as John Waters and Jerry Hall.

The American comedy sensation of the last time. Created by and starring Quinta Brunson, the story revolves around Janine, an enthusiastic teacher who struggles to overcome the many obstacles she faces as a teacher in a precarious Philadelphia school. She squeezes the possibilities of the mockumentary format and builds a handful of lovable characters. Before returning with its second cycle, this week it won two awards at the Emmys: Best Writing for a Comedy Series (Brunson) and Best Supporting Actress for a Comedy Series (Sheryl Lee Ralph).

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The last two years have given rise to endless audiovisual productions about the pandemic. This is one of his few projects that had been in development before and that cannot be branded as opportunistic. Based on a 2014 novel by writer Emily St. John Mandel, the miniseries follows a group of survivors 20 years after the world collapsed. Its biggest twist is that, instead of being pessimistic, it sheds a ray of light on a genre hungry for new perspectives.

Known for his leading role in the saga Kingsman and for playing Elton John in Rocketman (2019), the Welshman Taron Egerton delves into the darkness of stories based on true crimes in this six-part miniseries. His role is that of a drug dealer sentenced to ten years in prison who accepts a risky deal: obtain the confession of an alleged serial killer (Paul Walter Hauser), in exchange for his freedom. The chapters of him fly and have the last (and heartbreaking) television performance of Ray Liotta, the police father of the main character.

An American military base near Venice is the space in which this eight-episode miniseries is set. Its protagonists are Fraser (Jack Dylan Grazer) and Caitlin (Jordan Kristine Seamón), two teenagers who meet on the spot and navigate through love, friendship and personal discovery. The first work for television of the Italian filmmaker Luca Guadagnino (call me by your name) exudes vitality and observation capacity, and transcends the possibilities of the genre coming-of-age.

Amalia Kassai and Catalina Saavedra play Helga Gunkel and Flora Gutiérrez, two women who in the 1930s became the first tax police graduates in the country. Their first mission is to travel to Tierra del Fuego to investigate a simple crime, the theft of a horse from a wealthy rancher of German origin (Alejandro Sieveking), but then they find themselves immersed in a puzzle that threatens to overwhelm them. Its ten chapters are available on the free platform of CNTV.

Adapted from the famous 1996 book by Gabriel García Márquez, this miniseries directed by Andrés Wood painstakingly reconstructs the days when a group of criminals took hostage relatives of important Colombian political figures. Its own author described his journalistic work as an “autumn task, the most difficult and saddest of my life”, an urgency that the production of six episodes commanded by the Chilean director manages to transfer to the screen.

Netflix’s first Chilean series is inspired by the Haeger case, the grim plot that began with the disappearance of Viviana Haeger on June 29, 2010 in Puerto Varas. The six-part production changes the names but retains the central axis: Cecilia Montes (Claudia Di Girolamo) begins the desperate search for her sister Verónica de ella (Aline Küppenheim), hiring a lawyer with unorthodox methods (Pablo Macaya) . She dispenses with the pyrotechnics of the police genre to investigate the human drama, the work of her screenwriters and her director duo, Claudia Huaiquimilla and Gaspar Antillo.

The devastating figures and stories of the Sename inspire this eight-part fiction that begins with the death of a teenager from a home (Sara Becker). The fiction focuses on the director of the place (Francisca Lewin), the curator of the deceased girl (Tamara Acosta) and the magistrate in charge (Paulina Urrutia), trying to cover the repercussions and responsibilities of a plot that transcends a particular case. . Directed by Guillermo Helo (spider girls2017).

Produced between Spain and Chile, the adaptation of the well-known novel by Isabel Allende (2006) had a cast and directors from both countries and was filmed following the actual route completed by Inés Suárez in the 16th century. The television version of eight episodes at times lives up to the original material, thanks to the prodigious performance of the Hispanic Elena Rivera and the solid work of Alejandro Bazzano and Nicolás Acuña, her director couple.

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