Wednesday, December 21, 2022

Smiley, the first Spanish LGBTQ rom-com in Netflix

Smiley is a Spanish rom-com series directed by David Martín Porras and Marta Pahissa. Starring Carlos Cuevas and Miki Esparbé, the Netflix' series spins around the life of two hopeless romantics, Alex and Bruno, who always get failed by their partners. 

Tired of getting dumped and disappointed by Grindr dates, Álex and Bruno are two very different men both looking for someone they can’t seem to find, until a misdialed phone call sends them head over heels into a love story neither one saw coming

Álex (Carlos Cuevas) is heartbroken. He was building fantasies with a boy that, a couple of weeks later, disappeared giving him a perfect ghosting. And he is really upset because of it.

He picks up the phone and asks out for an explanation in a voicemail that will have unexpected consequences… because he ends up sending it by mistake to Bruno (Miki Esparbé), who he doesn’t know at all. This innocent first misleading is the first one in a chain of events that will change Alex and Bruno’s life forever.

We all know the Japanese story about a red thread that connects two people, right? If not, look it up on the internet or watch the show. Bruno explains the “red thread” story to Alex, and Alex completely regards it as a myth. The concept of “the red thread” plays a huge significance throughout the series, and I got goosebumps when the end portrayed it so beautifully.

The series bags in significant supporting actors who are: Pepón Nieto, Meritxell Calvo, Giannina Fruttero, Eduardo Lloveras, Ruth Llopis, Ramon Pujol, Brian McGovern, Carlos Noriega and Yasmina Drissi.

Don't miss it!!!

Watch the trailer below:


  1. Is there wild gay sex like the Netflix Spanish show Elite, or is this one "plain vanilla" in terms of lovemaking?