Blindly | Television | THE COUNTRY
There are series with a vocation to become inevitable if you want to know this time and this country. Cites (Quotes), broadcast by TV-3 in its day and whose two seasons can currently be seen on Amazon Prime Video and Atresplayer platforms, is one of them. Pity that Antena 3 has not decided to broadcast it on its main channel as it did with another Catalan series by the same architect, Pau Freixas, the great one Red bracelets (Polseres vermelles), who had his American version by the work and grace of Steven Spielberg.
And the first thing that should be highlighted in Cites It is the excellent work of its writers. There are 26 chapters of about 40 minutes each that are narrated multiple and various blind dates through an Internet application. It's a good idea that it would probably be a disaster if the dialogues were not as good as they are in this series. The urge to make a joke every ten seconds or the stupid conversations justify the failures in television. Cites, in this, it is exemplary and once again gives the reason to Rafael Azcona when he insisted that the Spanish writers had found in the series the best school imaginable.
The second great success is the extraordinary plethora of young actresses and actors that place Catalonia at an interpretive level of luxury. Actresses and actors that unfold with the naturalness that the script demands for more than, sometimes, they place them in complicated sequences. The relationships that emerge from blind dates are as diverse as those of life itself: gay, lesbian and heterosexual, the whole range that so irritates the Bishops, in general, and that of Alcalá de Henares, in particular.
Finally, on a few occasions, if there has ever been one, Barcelona has been photographed more and better, a city that joins in its own right the role of co-star. And an unpayable detail: in the 26 chapters there is never talk of you procés.