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El Príncipe 

An Intelligence Agent is sent to El Principe, on the border with Morocco, to investigate a possible police collaboration with a terrorist cell but finds unexpected love in the least suitable person: a drug baron's sister.
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Series cast summary:
José Coronado ...  Fran 31 episodes, 2014-2016
Álex González ...  Morey 31 episodes, 2014-2016
Hiba Abouk ...  Fátima 31 episodes, 2014-2016
Rubén Cortada ...  Faruq 31 episodes, 2014-2016
Thaïs Blume ...  Mati 31 episodes, 2014-2016
Stany Coppet ...  Khaled 31 episodes, 2014-2016
Mercè Montalà Mercè Montalà ...  Aisha 28 episodes, 2014-2016
María Guinea María Guinea ...  Leila 27 episodes, 2014-2016
Pau Durà ...  Serra 25 episodes, 2014-2016
Carla Díaz Carla Díaz ...  Nayat 23 episodes, 2014-2016
Eloína Marcos Eloína Marcos ...  Pilar 23 episodes, 2014-2016
Juanma Lara Juanma Lara ...  Quílez 22 episodes, 2014-2016
Pepe Quero Pepe Quero ...  Fede 22 episodes, 2014-2016
Ahmed Younoussi Ahmed Younoussi ...  Samy 18 episodes, 2015-2016
Fernando Gil ...  López 18 episodes, 2014-2015
Hamid Krim Hamid Krim ...  Salman 16 episodes, 2015-2016
Gilen Xabier Gilen Xabier ...  El Tripas 16 episodes, 2014-2016
Susana Córdoba Susana Córdoba ...  Marina 15 episodes, 2014-2015
Mina El Hammani ...  Nur 15 episodes, 2015-2016
Blanca Apilánez Blanca Apilánez ...  Carmen Salinas 14 episodes, 2014-2016
Ayoub El Hilali Ayoub El Hilali ...  Hakim 13 episodes, 2014-2015
Tomás Calleja Tomás Calleja ...  Hassan 13 episodes, 2014
Rocío Peláez Rocío Peláez ...  Rocío 13 episodes, 2014-2016
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Dashing new chief inspector Morey is send to manage the police station of El Príncipe, until then informally run by no-nonsense veteran cop Fran, who privileges his own rules to the Law in order to maintain peace in the drug cartel-ridden quarter. However, Morey is hiding his real identity as a special agent for Spanish Secret Services CNI. His real goal goes far beyond pacifying the neighborhood. Morey is following a lead that connects the presumably corrupted El Príncipe cops with the jihad. The CNI has sent the agent to investigate a network of Islamic terrorists that is recruiting among the youngest in the culture-colliding town of Ceuta, where Muslims and Christians coexist like nowhere else in Spain. Too soon and despite himself, Morey finds himself falling for engaged Muslim teacher Fátima , whom he originally aims to recruit as a confident. Fátima is local drug baron Faruq's younger sister. But Fátima is also decidedly searching for her missing teenage brother Abdu, who Morey ... Written by Plano a Plano

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4 February 2014 (Spain) See more »

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Il Principe - Un amore impossibile See more »

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Madrid, Spain See more »

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Starts well but fizzles and crashes
14 April 2017 | by tenshi_ippikiookamiSee all my reviews

Morey, a member of the secret service in Spain, is sent to a dangerous neighborhood in Ceuta, a Spanish city in the North of Africa, to investigate the possibility of the existence of a jihadist cell in the commissary. Pretty soon he will become involved in a relationship with the sister of one of the two drug lords of the place, a Muslim woman.

What starts as a mystery series, with a secret agent trying to discover who may or may not have connections with the 'terrorists' pretty soon turns into a soap opera, all melodrama, with one of the most inane love stories ever. The stupidity of the characters is rampant and the plot seems to be challenging itself with piling stupid plot twists one on top of the other, till we won't care much about what is happening on the screen.

On top of that, the depiction of the neighborhood and of Muslims is quite simplistic, and having all characters resort to shouting and pulling guns reeks. And, if that was not enough, there is an underlying current of machismo all through the proceedings (whatever how many 'strong' women are supposed to be in the series; all of them undone by love, by the way).

Poor "El Príncipe" had a good idea but decided that depth was not for it and that a shallow love story would suffice. It doesn't.


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