Cable Girls
Available on Netflix
CABLE GIRLS is a Spanish-language melodrama set in 1928, which centers on the lives of four young women working as telephone operators at Madrid's largest telecommunications company. They've each come to their position for a different reason: to defy the expectations of a parent or a husband, to fulfill personal ambitions and make their small town proud, or to pull off a heist and escape their past. There will be plenty of obstacles along the way for these friends, not the least of which is just existing in a patriarchal society that is invested in keeping women "in their place." The cast is headed by Blanca Suárez as Alba Romero, aka "Lidia Aguilar Dávila," who is probably best known for her role in acclaimed director Pedro Almodóvar's film The Skin I Live In.