A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
Female friendship and figuring out what you want in life are major themes. Family, parenthood, dysfunctional relationships, and other themes are also present.
Positive Role Models
No one is innocent or faultless in this series, but the women care very much about each other, and find strength in each other. The cast is Spanish and mostly White. One cast member is considered "slow," but respected by the people who are regularly with him.
Violence & Scariness
There’s some arguing and yelling.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
There’s a lot of strong sexual content, ranging from blunt conversations about specific sexual activity to simulated sex acts. Pregnancy is a theme, too. Crude sexual references are also audible. Artistic renderings of female breasts, genitals, and people in sexual positions are sometimes shown.
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There’s lots of strong Spanish curse words uttered throughout each episode, the English equivalents of which ("f--k," "s--t," etc.) are dubbed and included in the subtitles.
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Products & Purchases
There are references to Instagram and other social media outlets. Apple products are visible, but not in obvious ways.
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
As is common in Spanish media, people are frequently shown smoking cigarettes. Drinking (champagne, wine, hard liquor) is also visible. Pot and hard drugs are also used from time to time.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to now that Perfect Life (Vida Perfecta) is an irreverent Spanish comedy series intended for mature viewers. It sends positive messages about the power of women's friendship, and the importance of searching for what you want in life. But there's also a lot of Spanish-language cursing, the English equivalents of which ("f--k," "s--t," etc.) are dubbed and included in the subtitles. Characters also drink alcohol, smoke cigarettes, and use pot and hard drugs from time to time. There's lots of strong sexual, ranging from blunt conversations about specific sexual activity to simulated sex acts. Pregnancy is also a theme. It also contains references to social media outlets like Instagram, and Apple products are visible.
Is It Any Good?
This well-written and irreverent comedy series, which is written by Leticia Dolera, tells the stories of three women who are experiencing their own unique versions of a mid-life crisis. Maria, Esther, and Cristina are similar in age, but they live very different lives, which allows for each of their individual stories unfold and progress on their own. But these narratives are bound together by the bond between them, and it explores how they look to each other for reassurance, strength, and support.
Granted, some of the one-liners don't work as well when dubbed in English, and there are some cultural nuances that non-Spanish speaking viewers may miss. But Perfect Life is still funny enough to overcome any language barrier. The messages it sends about the way women can empower each other, even in the weirdest of circumstances, are positive ones. Overall, if you are looking for a mature, sharp-witted, female-centered series, this one will certainly fit the bill.
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