Jaguar (TV series)

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Jaguar
Genre
Created by
  • Ramón Campos
  • Gema R. Neira
Directed by
  • Carlos Sedes
  • Jacobo Martínez
Starring
Country of originSpain
Original languages
  • Spanish
  • German
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes6
Production
Executive producers
  • Ramón Campos
  • Teresa Fernández-Valdés
Running time37–51 minutes
Production companyBambú Producciones
DistributorNetflix
Release
Original networkNetflix
Original release22 September 2021 (2021-09-22)

Jaguar is a Spanish drama streaming television series created by Ramón Campos and Gema R. Neira for Netflix. It stars Blanca Suárez, Iván Marcos, Francesc Garrido, Adrián Lastra and Óscar Casas. Its first season was released on 22 September 2021.

Premise[edit]

Set in the 1960s, where Spain housed hundreds of Nazi refugees after World War II, Isabel Riaza, a Spaniard who managed to survive the Mauthausen extermination camp, is on the trail of Otto Bachmann, known as the most dangerous person in life. Europe. On that trip, she discovers that she is not alone in her mission and joins a group of agents in search of justice.

Cast[edit]

Production and release[edit]

Jaguar was created by Ramón Campos [gl] and Gema R. Neira.[4] Produced by Bambú Producciones, Ramón Campos and Teresa Fernández-Valdés were credited as executive producers.[4] Alongside Campos and Neira, David Orea, Salvador S. Molina and Moisés Gómez completed the writing team.[4] Directed by Carlos Sedes [gl] and Jacobo Martínez,[4] the series began filming on 7 August 2020.[5] Besides Madrid, footage was also shot in the provinces of Almería (Cabo de Gata Natural Park), Toledo (Villaseca de la Sagra) and Segovia (El Espinar).[6]

Consisting of 6 episodes featuring a running time of around 40–50 min, the first season was fully released on Netflix on 22 September 2021.[7]

SeriesEpisodesOriginally aired
First airedLast airedNetwork
1616 September 2021 (2021-09-16)Netflix

Season 1[edit]

No.TitleDirected byOriginal air date
1"Haus"Carlos Sedes [gl]22 September 2021 (2021-09-22)
2"El hotel"Carlos Sedes22 September 2021 (2021-09-22)
3"El Gran Club"Carlos Sedes22 September 2021 (2021-09-22)
4"Almería"Carlos Sedes22 September 2021 (2021-09-22)
5"El hospital"Jacobo Martínez22 September 2021 (2021-09-22)
6"El molino"Jacobo Martínez22 September 2021 (2021-09-22)

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
HobbyConsolas60/100[8]

Reviewing for HobbyConsolas, Raquel Hernández Luján resented the general approach, which she deemed to be "quite frivolous and even infantile".[8] She also pointed out at the "hieratical" performance of Blanca Suárez, not suited for the role.[8] She praised the blend of different genres and conceded the series was nonetheless addictive and entertaining, even if it could not be taken seriously (pretension of the series notwithstanding).[8] Reviewing for El Español's Series & Más, Javier Zurro commented that the series tried to be many different things, and lacking definition, none of them worked.[9] He contrasted the solemn pomposity of many scenes to, for example, the "delirious" credits teasing a sense of exploitation.[9] He valued positively that Bambú "took a step forward" by taking some distance from the whitewashing of Spanish history (in this case, Francoism) previously criticised in other Bambú historical dramas such as Velvet or Cable Girls.[9] Reviewing for La Vanguardia, Pere Solà Gimferrer deemed the series to be too conventional, credits notwithstanding.[10] He commented that the series could not escape from "commonplaces about trauma, the experiences in the extermination camps or the dilemma between justice and revenge".[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e Herruzo Martínez, Ignacio (24 August 2021). "'Jaguar': fecha, estreno y reparto de la serie de Netflix con Blanca Suárez". Diez Minutos.
  2. ^ "Quién es Pepe Ocio, el actor que pone a prueba su rapidez como invitado en 'Pasapalabra'". Bluper. El Español. 7 May 2021.
  3. ^ a b Mingo, Alicia (22 September 2021). "'Jaguar': crítica de la serie de estreno de Netflix con Blanca Suárez en el reparto". Diez Minutos.
  4. ^ a b c d García, Alejandra (17 September 2021). "'Jaguar' – estreno 22 de septiembre en Netflix". Audiovisual451 (in Spanish). Retrieved 23 October 2021.
  5. ^ "Blanca Suárez comienza el rodaje de "Jaguar", de Netflix, con Óscar Casas". EFE (in Spanish). Retrieved 23 October 2021.
  6. ^ "En busca de nazis: el Madrid y la Almería de los 60 en 'Jaguar'". Guía Repsol (in Spanish). Repsol. 22 September 2021. Retrieved 23 October 2021.
  7. ^ Cámara, Nora (28 September 2021). "'Jaguar': ¿Habrá una temporada 2 en Netflix?". Diez Minutos (in Spanish). Retrieved 23 October 2021.
  8. ^ a b c d Hernández Luján, Raquel (22 September 2021). "Crítica de Jaguar con Blanca Suárez a la caza de nazis en el Madrid de los años 60". HobbyConsolas (in Spanish). Retrieved 23 October 2021.
  9. ^ a b c Zurro, Javier (22 September 2021). "Crítica: 'Jaguar' se toma demasiado en serio y nunca sabe qué serie quiere ser". Series & Más (in Spanish). El Español. Retrieved 23 October 2021.
  10. ^ a b Solà Gimferrer, Pere (23 September 2021). "'Jaguar': Esta serie ya la he visto". La Vanguardia (in Spanish). Retrieved 23 October 2021.

External links[edit]

Jaguar at IMDb