The 10 Portuguese Shows That Are So Good You’ll Be Hooked From the First Episode

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One of the best things about Netflix is how many options there are to choose from, including their foreign language shows! This can come in handy if you’re prepping for an international vacation, trying to learn Portuguese, or just a lover of juicy international television.

Best Portuguese Shows on Netflix

Sintonia
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If you’re headed to a Portuguese-speaking location like Lisbon, Portugal or Sao Paulo, Brazil, get familiar with an addictive Netflix series.

 

Any of these Portuguese shows on Netflix are perfect for your next binge!

 

Turn of the Tide

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Ready for a wild ride to the stunning Azores archipelago? Buckle up for Turn of the Tide, where you’ll follow five friends whose lives take a dramatic twist when they discover a stash of cocaine on the coast. Inspired by a true story, this series is the second Portuguese show produced entirely in Portugal for Netflix.

 

Gloria

Glória
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Glória was the first Portuguese series created for Netflix and it’s amassed a growing international audience of superfans. This historical spy thriller is a 10-episode series set in 1960s Portugal. Set in a quaint village called Glória that’s about to become a major player in the Cold War as the home of Radio Free Europe’s re-broadcasting office. This series perfectly captures the ’60s aesthetic and Cold War paranoia.

 

Until Life Do Us Part

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Until Life Do Us Part is an uplifting, eight-episode series that delves into the lives of the Portuguese Paixão family, spanning three generations, as they navigate the complexities of living together under one roof. The series explores a multitude of themes, including personal crises, generation gaps, conflicting ideologies, and the trials and tribulations of managing a family business. With its heartwarming storyline, the show promises to leave viewers with a sense of joy and fulfillment.

 

Girls From Ipanema

Girls From Ipanema
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Ready for a sizzling Brazilian drama that’ll knock your socks off? Girls from Ipanema is what you’d get if a telenovela had a baby with Ocean’s Eleven. Follow Maria Luiza, a young, wealthy woman who moves to Rio with her husband to open a restaurant, only to find out he’s left her high and dry with nothing. Yikes! Get ready for some serious girl power and drama in the streets of Rio.

 

3%

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For a seriously binge-able Portuguese show on Netflix, turn on 3%? The first-ever Portuguese-language Netflix original series, 3% is a post-apocalyptic thriller that takes place in Brazil. Follow the lucky 3% of the population who are selected to join an exclusive society. But things in paradise are not as perfect as they seem…

Love is Blind Brazil

Love is Blind Brazil
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Reality TV reigns supreme in any language. Love is Blind Brazil is just as addicting, and somehow even juicier than other international versions of the show! What can we say? There’s just nothing like the emotional rollercoaster of watching relationships form and fall apart, with the ultimate question of who will find love and who won’t.

 

Boca o Boca (Kissing Game)

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A Brazilian town is in a frenzy when an outbreak begins, caused by the popular game of ‘boca o boca’ aka the kissing game. This Portuguese show is making waves worldwide, earning a high rating on Rotten Tomatoes. If you’re a fan of Skins or just love some infectious drama, get on board with this series ASAP.

The Chosen One

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Up for a wild adventure in the Brazilian outback? Join three brave doctors who are sent to Pantanal to tackle a new version of the Zika virus only to find that the villagers don’t want their help. Trapped in an isolated community full of mysteries and bizarre rituals, our heroes must confront the delicate balance between faith and science. Will they make it out alive?

Brotherhood

Brotherhood
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Cristina, a rule-abiding lawyer in 1990s São Paulo finds out her long-lost brother, Edson, is a big shot in the “Brotherhood” gang, Talk about scandalous family secrets, am I right? Through a twist of fate, she’s forced to infiltrate the gang as a spy, putting herself in grave danger. Soon, she begins to question her own ideas of what’s right and what’s fair. Will she choose loyalty to the law or love for her brother?

 

Sintonia

Sintonia
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Crime junkies, listen up! The highly-praised Sintonia is a fascinating look into life in Brazil’s notorious favelas. This captivating series explores music, drug trafficking, and religion through the perspective of three unique characters.

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