Capadocia

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  • TV-MA
  • 2008
  • 3 Seasons
  • 8.2  (713)

Capadocia is a Mexican drama television series that premiered on HBO Latino in 2008. The show portrays the lives of female prisoners and prison staff members in a fictional penitentiary located in Mexico City. The series ran for three seasons and a total of 39 episodes until its finale in 2012.

Dolores Heredia stars in the lead role of Teresa Lagos, the newly appointed director of the Penitenciaria de Santa Martha. Lagos is a determined and strong-willed woman who is committed to bringing change in the prison system, by improving the living conditions of the inmates, rehabilitating them, and providing them with new opportunities. However, she soon realizes that the task ahead of her is not so easy, for the prison is riddled with corruption, violence, and power struggles, both inside and outside the jail.

As the series progresses, the audience is introduced to a diverse set of characters, each with their own backstory, motivation, and problems. Among the prisoners are Lorena (Cecilia Suárez), a middle-class journalist who is wrongfully accused of murder and is trying to prove her innocence. Meanwhile, Tere (Ana de la Reguera), is a former drug dealer who has turned to religion in prison and hopes to start a new life once she is released. On the other side of the jail, we have the prison staff, including Federico Marquez (Juan Manuel Bernal), the corrupt chief security officer, who is involved in smuggling drugs and weapons inside the facility.

The show explores various social issues that are prevalent in Mexican society, such as gender inequality, discrimination, poverty, and violence. It highlights the harsh realities and struggles that the female prisoners face inside the jail, from overcrowding and unsanitary conditions to abuse and mistreatment at the hands of the guards. The show also depicts the personal lives of the characters outside the prison walls, revealing their relationships, families, and struggles.

One of the unique aspects of Capadocia is its portrayal of the prison as a microcosm of society, where the power dynamics, hierarchies, and conflicts mirror those of the outside world. The show also touches upon political and social issues of Mexico, such as drug trafficking, political corruption, and violence.

The show's cinematography is aesthetically pleasing, with the use of natural light, close-up shots, and muted colors. The music score also adds to the dramatic tension of the series, with a mix of haunting melodies and upbeat tracks.

Overall, Capadocia is a well-written and well-executed drama that explores the complexities of the Mexican prison system and its impact on the lives of those inside and outside. It is a powerful commentary on the state of the society and the challenges faced by women who are trapped in the system. The show's talented cast, led by Dolores Heredia, delivers compelling performances that keep the audience engaged and emotionally invested.

Capadocia is a series that is currently running and has 3 seasons (39 episodes). The series first aired on March 2, 2008.

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Seasons
Apocalypse
13. Apocalypse
December 16, 2012
The fight comes full circle as Teresa starts another riot in the hopes of exposing the Brotherhood to the country.
The Blood of the Innocent
12. The Blood of the Innocent
December 9, 2012
Fernando and his group are on the last ditch efforts to beat the brotherhood. Every effort they make is exposed. It is up to Teresa to make the final decision.
Peace and a Sword
11. Peace and a Sword
December 2, 2012
Fredrico's childhood secret has returned to haunt him. Teresa and Hector discover his secret as they are strengthened by new allies.
The Shadow of Your Wings
10. The Shadow of Your Wings
November 25, 2012
The resistance led by Don Fernando arise from defeat with the strength to continue to fight the Brotherhood.
Sheep and Wolves
9. Sheep and Wolves
November 18, 2012
Federico finds himself m more powerful as the Brotherhood gains strength. Teresa is facing defeat and is willing to take desperate measures.
The Angel of the Abyss
8. The Angel of the Abyss
November 11, 2013
As both sides discover things about the enemy, it leads things to a breaking point. This brings things to the edge and only one will come out on top.
The Righteous
7. The Righteous
November 4, 2012
Teresa finds allies inside and out of Capadocia. These allies help her discover who is in the Brotherhood.
The Wells of Salvation
6. The Wells of Salvation
October 28, 2012
With the infiltration of Fernando's group there is open communication established inside and outside the prison.
Destroy (Kill What Hurts You)
5. Destroy (Kill What Hurts You)
October 21, 2012
As Docotor Alos' plan heads straight for Teresa Lagos' opposition, a massive collision is inevitiable.
The Chosen
4. The Chosen
October 14, 2012
As the Brotherhood begin to plant seeds of terror, Don Fernando and his team of resistance fighters begin to organize.
Anointing Oil
3. Anointing Oil
October 7, 2012
The Brotherhood and Dr. Alos start to remove the obstacles that stand in their way.
The Fruit of Your Womb
2. The Fruit of Your Womb
September 30, 2012
Fredico is initiated into the Brotherhood as Teresa accepts her new destiny. Valeria witnesses the death of an infant and discovers Dr Alos intentions.
A Cry
1. A Cry
September 23, 2012
The Brotherhood seeks power by using Frederico Marquez and Capadocia to obtain their goals.
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Where to Watch Capadocia
Capadocia is available for streaming on the HBO Latino website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Capadocia on demand at Amazon, HBO NOW, Vudu and Apple TV.
  • Premiere Date
    March 2, 2008
  • IMDB Rating
    8.2  (713)