El Barco

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  • TV-14
  • 2013
  • 3 Seasons
  • 7.2  (5,111)

El Barco is a Spanish TV series that premiered on Antena 3 in January 2011. The show follows the journey of 40 students from the fictional Spanish university, El Montecillo, who embark on a training ship, the Estrella Polar (Polar Star), for their final naval training. The ship is attacked by an unknown force and the crew finds themselves stranded in a world where most of the population has been wiped out by a virus.

The series is led by a young talented actor, Mario Casas, who plays Ulises, one of the students on board. Ulises is in love with Ainhoa (Blanca Suárez), a classmate who is also on board the ship. However, Ainhoa is engaged to De la Cuadra (Juan Pablo Shuk), the ship's captain. The love triangle between Ulises, Ainhoa, and De la Cuadra is a central plot of the series.

The series is set on the Estrella Polar, a ship that becomes its own universe as its crew tries to survive the unknown situation they find themselves in. The different departments of the ship become different worlds, from the engine room to the navigation deck, and each has its own set of characters with their unique personalities, strengths, and weaknesses.

Some of the recurring characters on the show include the ship's doctor, Piti (Luis Callejo), who plays a vital role in keeping the crew alive when they encounter new threats; Burbuja (Bernabé Fernández), a man with a mysterious past who is hiding something; and Gamboa (Juanjo Artero), a former military man who is part of the crew but whose true intentions and motivations are unclear.

Throughout the series, the crew faces various challenges and enemies, including the virus that wiped out most of the population, a group of pirate survivors, a dictator who has survived the virus, and an enigmatic scientist who has knowledge that could ultimately help the crew survive.

The series is full of suspense, drama, and action, with a strong focus on the interpersonal relationships between the characters. The show explores themes of love, betrayal, loyalty, and survival, as the crew navigates their new reality and struggles to find a way back home.

El Barco was a hit when it premiered in Spain, and it became one of Antena 3's most successful shows. It was praised for its unique premise, strong performances, and compelling storyline. The show was also well received internationally, with its distribution in over 60 countries, including the United States, United Kingdom, and Latin America.

Overall, El Barco is a thrilling and engrossing series that keeps viewers on the edge of their seats from start to finish. With its dynamic characters and unpredictable storyline, it is a must-watch for anyone who enjoys action-adventure, drama, or suspense.

El Barco is a series that is currently running and has 3 seasons (44 episodes). The series first aired on July 7, 2013.

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The Last Bullet
16. The Last Bullet
February 21, 2013
As Ulises and Ainhoa communicate by walkie talkie, Ainhoa has a feeling Ulises will never return to her. Meanwhile, Gamboa is pointing a gun at them.
Out of This World
15. Out of This World
February 14, 2013
The crew are being attacked in the cabin; their attackers want the red folder, and the captain is not willing to have them die over a few papers.
The Noise In the Sky
14. The Noise In the Sky
February 7, 2013
Missing for several days, Max has reappeared injured near the cabin. He decides to tell Ainhoa and Piti about the sinister message from another ship.
The Cat and the Mouse
13. The Cat and the Mouse
January 31, 2013
The captain and Palomares hear a strange and unsettling sound in the ship’s bow. Ainhoa and Piti explore the island and find an abandoned cabin.
Nothing Is Here
12. Nothing Is Here
January 24, 2013
The kids manage to prove what they suspected: They aren’t alone on the island. Two people with gas masks shot at them while they were rescuing Vilma.
Hidden Things
11. Hidden Things
January 17, 2013
In his last dispatch from the building, Ulises informed everyone that they were being attacked. The Estrella Polar is quickly sent to the building.
What Remains of the World
10. What Remains of the World
January 10, 2013
After 132 days at sea, the Estrella Polar finally sights land, and a small expedition sets out to make sure that this new territory is safe.
The Energy That Moves the World
9. The Energy That Moves the World
December 20, 2012
As everyone looks for Sol, Gamboa tries to convince them that the youngsters took one of the life rafts. Salomé and Cho Sung find two new stowaways.
Who Is Who?
8. Who Is Who?
December 13, 2012
Sol reveals to Piti that she's never spent the night with anyone. She's also worried Gamboa's figured out that Sol is actually her twin sister, Elena.
7. Wedding
November 29, 2012
Gamboa tries to dissuade Julia from marrying the captain, but she stands resolute, even though marriage between crewmembers is strictly forbidden.
Fukushima Blues
6. Fukushima Blues
November 22, 2012
The captain must decide who among the crew will stay behind in the hotel while they search for land. Also, he and Julia announce that they will marry.
Ruler of the World
5. Ruler of the World
November 15, 2012
The hotel’s inhabitants take Estrella Polar by force. Meanwhile, Julia and the captain are locked in an elevator that is slowly flooding.
100 Meters of the Mainland
4. 100 Meters of the Mainland
November 8, 2012
The ship's crew realize they're sailing over a city buried underneath the sea and rescue 193 survivors who climbed to the top of the skyscrapers.
What the Light Hides
3. What the Light Hides
November 1, 2012
Estrella Polar is about to crash into another submarine that's been following them -- at least, that’s what the crew think they see through the haze.
The Art of War
2. The Art of War
October 25, 2012
The crew get news they've been waiting for: Land has been sighted, or more precisely, a beacon. But when they get close, the light suddenly goes out.
The Crew of Honor
1. The Crew of Honor
October 18, 2012
Burbuja is harboring information he gleaned from secretly monitoring his duck's movements -- and that's not the only critical information he's hiding.
Where to Watch El Barco
El Barco is available for streaming on the website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch El Barco on demand at Netflix.
  • Premiere Date
    July 7, 2013
  • IMDB Rating
    7.2  (5,111)