Season 1 - 15 episodes (2017
Created by: Epigmenio Ibarra, Natasha Ybarra-Klor, Veronica Velasco
Starring: Kate del Castillo, Eréndira Ibarra, Alberto Guerra, Erik Hayser
In this Spanish language series, when Mexico's president Diego Nava compromises his ideals, his wife Emilia Urquiza (Kate del Castillo) leaves him. When he's found dead she's the main suspect, already presumed guilty and now on the run.
While the premise is more than a bit flimsy, the plot and pilot of this political thriller are gripping. The first lady of Mexico is on the run accused of murdering her husband, the president. Like The Fugitive (1993), she claims she didn't do it and is on the run. I've only seen the first two episodes, but I definitely want to see more. Various plot lines have potentially been setup to turn this into a far reaching conspiracy.
This starts with a fight between the first lady and president that soon turns physical. She claims he betrayed her and the country while he accuses her of cheating, which she denies. The fight gets nasty.
|The First Lady and the President.|
|First Lady Emilia Urquiza peering over the balcony.|
While there are threads of a conspiracy, having Nava decide to jump would be a better mystery, and much clearer. There was no one else with them. The murder is a good hook, even if the set up is thin. The first lady is on a security briefing panel, so she knows how to hide the show tells us. We see how dedicated she is when she performs minor surgery on herself. As smart as she is, I don't get why she hasn't changed out of heels and a dress at the end of the second episode.
|Secretary of the Interior José Barquet|