Las chicas del cable or Cable Girls is another European addition to Netflix. It aired for the first time about two month ago. I found out about it by mistake a couple of weeks ago when I finished watching another TV series, Velvet, that just like “Cable Girls”, was also made in Spain. “Cable Girls” is the third Spanish TV series I have watched so far on Netflix and can say they all are very well made (also El tiempo entre costuras or “The Time In Between”).
The story takes place in the 1920’s Madrid where a modern telecommunication company offers employment opportunities and a chance for women to become free and independent in a male – dominant society. However, everything comes at a price. Here, four women’s lives get tangled with each other’s and other characters’ that are part of their past and present love life and family. It is an elegant movie, made in good taste, and with a modern flair reflected in its soundtrack. Each episode has between five to eight songs (50 songs total) that are sung by today’s artists. They have a balladesque or a fast rhythm that keeps up with the different parts of the story. Sometimes it is difficult to separate the background songs from their movie scenes. I selected three songs from the first season that I thought they had a distinctive melody and lyrics that you could listen to without knowing the movie context they were designed for and easily fit in a short break at work. You will be able to easily identify an European style of music. I hope you will like them.
- Salt by B. Miles (theme song) – https://youtu.be/wqasUuZKg0g
- Rags to Riches by Timothy Elliott Larcombe and Wayne Anthony Murray – https://youtu.be/FkZLXP_tucg
- Good Life by Sweet California – https://youtu.be/3-dIZA-y8q0
Featured Image: Netflix series campaign in València, Spain by Taronja Satsuma (Own work) [CC BY-SA 4.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0)%5D, via Wikimedia Commons