Hello, fellow bingers. Or, as they say at Las Encinas, hola.
And let me tell you, it was eight hours of bliss: elite high schoolers, Spanish boys, blazers, cliques, drugs, alcohol, partying, and oh so steamy goodness.
The new Spanish-language drama Elite is on the top of every Netflix junkie’s tongue. The thriller is centred around three working class teenagers who attain scholarships to the prestigious private school Las Encinas when their high school quite literally collapses to the ground.
The clash of these two exceedingly different worlds, one of elitism and extreme wealth, the other of working and complicated family lives, lead to the overarching crux of the plot…
The murder of fellow student Marina (María Pedraza), who happens to be one of the only richies who doesn’t want to embrace her status or conform to it.
Amid the characters being interrogated, Elite showcases similar brooding styles to that of How To Get Away With Murder and Big Little Lies, in which flashbacks unfold in every episode in the build up to the day of the murder. Every focal character, and I would say there are about nine, have a plethora of secrets each, with every episode revealing a little bit more about why they are the way they are and how involved they were in the victim’s life.
There hasn’t really been a teen drama that toys with this level of raunchiness and MA-rated themes since Gossip Girl and Skins back in 2007, where once shocking sexual and drug themes now seem half-prudish.