Laura Bellosa created a wonderful teen masterpiece with Internado: Laguna Negra. It was addictive, mysterious, suspenseful and although it had its share of love triangles and so on, it never was gross and dark like this.
There is too much gratuitous nudity, underwear, nipples and there are full-on naked three ways in a teenage school bathroom. On top of that, the show is really dark, there are kids murdered and left hanging from a tree with their eyes gouged out.
It's too dark for today's teens during COVID.
I say this as a Spanish teacher who ADORES the original and have always fought to show it to students.
The original had an innocence and sense of mystery/wonder that isn't present in this show at all. Maybe it was the sweetness between Ana de Armas's Carolina and Marcos and her speech about all the besos she wasn't going to be able to give, or maybe it's the sweet mocoso little Paula, and the Little Red Riding Hood motif, but it was the perfect combination of teen angst and sensuality but with INNOCENCE.
Whereas the original show had Héctor telling the rich, elite kids that they needed to learn to be good people, this show is full of darkness for now apparent reason and continuous punishment.
If you've seen 13 Going on 30, here's the difference: Laguna Negra is the magazine pitch Jennifer Garner tried to pitch -- happy, joyful, carefree and innocent. Las Cumbres is the dark, heroin-chic pitch her frienemy gave.
Today's Covid teens do NOT need this. Their lives are dark enough.