- 1 Season
Señoras del (h)Ampa is a 10-episode thriller series that premiered on Pantaya in 2022. The show centers around four mothers who become entangled in a murder mystery when the body of a young woman is found at their children's elite private school in Seville, Spain.
Mayte, Lourdes, Amparo and Inés are members of the Parents Association (known as the AMPA) at the school their sons attend. Though they come from different backgrounds, the women have bonded over navigating the competitive social scene and politics at the prestigious academy. Their lives are turned upside down when a professor at the school is arrested for the murder of a 24-year-old woman named Carla.
The mothers suspect there is more to the story than meets the eye. Using their connections and access at the school, they begin investigating what happened themselves. As they dig deeper into Carla's life and relationships, they unravel dark secrets about the culture of the institution their families are so invested in.
Tensions rise as the women pursue their amateur sleuthing against the wishes of the school administration, their husbands and the lead detective on the case. They find themselves crossing ethical lines and putting their own reputations and safety at risk. However, their search for the truth becomes about far more than finding Carla's killer - it is an empowering act of rebellion against the patriarchal systems that have long oppresses them.
Señoras del (h)Ampa has been praised for its complex portrayal of female protagonists and its insightful examination of gender, motherhood and privilege. With plenty of dramatic reveals and plot twists, the show keeps viewers guessing as the mothers' investigation places them in perilous situations.
The show balances its serious mystery plot with humorous moments derived from the contrasting personalities and dynamics of the four women at its center. Mayte is an influencer obsessed with her image whose fragile perfectionism is tested. Amparo is a successful entrepreneur who appears to have it all but hides marital troubles. Lourdes is a timid homemaker whose husband controls the family finances. Inés is an outspoken radical with a soft spot for her friends.
With its high production quality and social commentary, Señoras del (h)Ampa puts a distinctly Spanish spin on the thriller genre. The glamorous Seville setting provides an ironic backdrop to the unsettling crime drama that ensues. The ensemble cast is anchored by a strong performance from Spanish actress Juana Acosta as the determined Mayte.
By the end of its suspenseful first season, Señoras del (h)Ampa succeeds in telling a provocative and entertaining story while upending stereotypes about spoiled housewives. The mothers' flailing investigation transforms them and reveals inner strength they didn't know they had. Their solidarity as women scorned by the patriarchy results in consequences both devastating and liberating.
Se is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (8 episodes). The series first aired on January 1, 2022.