we love the (sometimes sorta trashy) Spanish Netflix series. It must be a pretty small scene for actors over there because it's kinda fun to see your favorite actors again and again in different shows. Sooooo much better than US TV etc.
Las Chicas del Cable (Cable Girls)
Set in 1920's Spain, four young women begin working as phone operators at one of the world's first modern telecommunications companies.
Gran Hotel (Grand Hotel)
This popular period drama from Spain is now available on Netflix, and featuring a major mystery that involves both the owners and the servants at a 1900's aristocratic hotel.
Club de Cuervos (Club of Crows)
If you're in the mood for a dramedy that brings as many laughs as it does feels, Club de Cuervos will do the trick. Chava and Isabel are two siblings who inherit their father's soccer team after he unexpectedly dies, and their battle toward who gets to be the boss is full of the kind of drama that will keep novela-lovers on the edge of their seat every episode.
The main storyline of the show is the love story of Alberto Márquez (played by Miguel Ángel Silvestre), heir of Galerías Velvet, one of the most prestigious fashion houses in the Spain of the late 1950s, and Ana Rivera (Paula Echevarría), who works as a seamstress there.
El Internado - (no longer on NetFlix)
The Boarding School), also known as El Internado Laguna Negra (The Black Lagoon Boarding School) is a Spanish television drama-thriller focusing on the students of a fictional boarding school in a forest far from the city, on the outskirts of which macabre events occur.
Morocco: Love in Times of War
In 1921, nurse trainees from Madrid's upper class open a hospital in Melilla for Rif War soldiers, finding friendship and romance while saving lives.
45 rpm (Spanish: 45 revoluciones)
is a 2019 Spanish drama television series created by Ramón Campos and Gema R. Neira and starring Carlos Cuevas, Guiomar Puerta and Iván Marcos. The plot revolves around the establishment of a music label in the 1960s
The Time in Between
for a glamorous Spanish-language period drama that unfolds like an escapist novel. Adapted from María Dueñass best-selling novel, El Tiempo Entre Costuras, The Time in Between spans nearly a decade in the life of Sira Quiroga, a humble seamstress (played with wide-eyed vivacity by Adriana Ugarte) whose beauty and courage get her into and out of danger with equal frequency.
El ministerio del tiempo (English title: The Ministry of Time)
is a Spanish fantasy television series created by Javier and Pablo Olivares and produced by Onza Partners and Cliffhanger for Televisión Española. It premiered on 24 February 2015 on TVE's main channel La 1. The series follows the exploits of a patrol of the fictional Ministry of Time, which deals with incidents caused by time travel.
And if you likes Stranger Things - the German language "DARK" is actually *(IMHO) better:
Dark is a German science fiction thriller web television series co-created by Baran bo Odar and Jantje Friese. Set in the town of Winden, Germany, Dark concerns the aftermath of a child's disappearance which exposes the secrets of, and hidden connections among, four estranged families as they slowly unravel a sinister time travel conspiracy which spans three generations. Throughout the series, Dark explores the existential implications of time and its effects upon human nature.
As WWII rages, DCS Foyle fights his own war on the home-front; investigating crime on the south coast of England. Later series, see the retired detective working as an MI5 agent in the aftermath of the war.
The Doctor Blake Mysteries (also The Blake Mysteries)
is an Australian television series that premiered on ABC TV on 1 February 2013 at 8:30 pm. The series stars Craig McLachlan in the lead role of Doctor Lucien Blake, who returns home to Ballarat, northwest of Melbourne, in the late 1950s to take over his late father's general medical practice and role as police surgeon after an absence of 30 years. Five series aired as of 2017, with a telemovie to close the program at the completion of the fifth season.
Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries
is an Australian drama television series. It was first broadcast on ABC on 24 February 2012. It is based on author Kerry Greenwood's historical mystery novels, and it was created by Deb Cox and Fiona Eagger. The series revolves around the personal and professional life of Phryne Fisher (Essie Davis), a glamorous private detective in 1920s Melbourne.
A) They either develop or have the ability to get info (or manufacture it) on *anyone*
B) They create a gigantic parasitic industry, taxpayer funded "$ecurity industrial complex" (SIC) and crony capitalism makes BANK.
Don't underestimate "B" - it doesn't have to "work" at all to make a ton of money.
Likely it will be a combination of "selective "A" where info can be collected / used against political enemies and "B" for the big dollar win. Actual benefits for the average citizen will be zip.