South Beach is set in the midst of an escalating rivalry between the two most powerful record labels in Miami. Long-time leader Donovan Lear Entertainment represents Carmen Suarez, a ... See full synopsis »
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Series cast summary:
Jacqueline MacInnes Wood ...  Samantha Lear 6 episodes, 2015
Manny Montana ...  Octavio Cruz 6 episodes, 2015
Deniz Akdeniz ...  Michael Bell 6 episodes, 2015
Lauren Anastasi-Peter Lauren Anastasi-Peter ...  Nancy 6 episodes, 2015
Whitney Anderson ...  Gwendolyn York 6 episodes, 2015
Raheem Babalola ...  Jordan 6 episodes, 2015
Mike Benitez ...  Hugo 6 episodes, 2015
Edwin Bonilla Edwin Bonilla ...  Cuban Band 6 episodes, 2015
Tiffany Brouwer ...  Roxanne 6 episodes, 2015
Aaron Bryant Aaron Bryant ...  Nick 6 episodes, 2015
Brittany Cascone Brittany Cascone ...  Joanna 6 episodes, 2015
Antoni Corone ...  Juan's Bodyguard 6 episodes, 2015
Xavier Coronel Xavier Coronel ...  Clerk 6 episodes, 2015
Mimi Davila ...  Olivia Lodge 6 episodes, 2015
Amin De Jesus ...  Cuban Band 6 episodes, 2015
Chip Del Vecchio Chip Del Vecchio ...  Judge 6 episodes, 2015
Courtney Dlugos ...  Veronica 6 episodes, 2015
Steve DuMouchel ...  Donovan Lear 6 episodes, 2015
Todd Allen Durkin ...  Truman Lodge 6 episodes, 2015
Madison Dylan ...  Ashley 6 episodes, 2015
Sam El Salvaje Sam El Salvaje ...  Cuban Band 6 episodes, 2015
Mish Elle Mish Elle ...  Cuban Band 6 episodes, 2015
Eric Escanes Eric Escanes ...  Cuban Band 6 episodes, 2015
Roberto Escobar ...  Gus Garcia 6 episodes, 2015
Serafin Falcon ...  Det. Humberto Zambrano / ... 6 episodes, 2015
Elisabetta Fantone ...  Rebecca 6 episodes, 2015
Edward Finlay ...  Harrison Pearce 6 episodes, 2015
Al Galvez ...  Juan Cordero 6 episodes, 2015
Adrian Gonzalez-Arredondo Adrian Gonzalez-Arredondo ...  Cuban Band 6 episodes, 2015
Nathan Greenberg Nathan Greenberg ...  Cuban Band 6 episodes, 2015
Marem Hassler ...  Lt. Erica Whitney 6 episodes, 2015
Ethan Henry ...  Officer Williams 6 episodes, 2015
Casey Levens Casey Levens ...  Frank 6 episodes, 2015
Carmen Macias Carmen Macias 6 episodes, 2015
Mia Matthews ...  Karen 6 episodes, 2015
Marc Menard ...  Vincent York 6 episodes, 2015
Daniel Morasso Daniel Morasso ...  Fabian 6 episodes, 2015
Rick Nani ...  Cortez 6 episodes, 2015
Niko Nedyalkov ...  Juan's Bodyguard 6 episodes, 2015
Richie Nuzzolese Richie Nuzzolese ...  Diego 6 episodes, 2015
Christine O'Dowd Christine O'Dowd 6 episodes, 2015
Rosemary O'Dowd Rosemary O'Dowd ...  Mother 6 episodes, 2015
Natalie Otano ...  Farrah 6 episodes, 2015
Carolina Pozo ...  Isabella Valdez 6 episodes, 2015
Guillermo Sauceda ...  Tony Cordero 6 episodes, 2015
Smurphio Smurphio ...  Cuban Band 6 episodes, 2015
Juan Torres Juan Torres ...  Cuban Band 6 episodes, 2015
Arlene Tur ...  Antigone De La Vega 6 episodes, 2015
Jordi Vilasuso ...  Isaac Santero 6 episodes, 2015
Ana Villafañe ...  Carmen Suarez 6 episodes, 2015
Kevin A. Walton ...  Solomon 6 episodes, 2015
Milton James Jones ...  Mayor Press Guest / ... 2 episodes, 2015
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South Beach is set in the midst of an escalating rivalry between the two most powerful record labels in Miami. Long-time leader Donovan Lear Entertainment represents Carmen Suarez, a gorgeous pop star who tops the charts in both English and Spanish. As Carmen prepares to embark on a world tour behind her latest #1 single, her life is complicated when she falls for Michael Bell, the up-and-coming DJ from ADLV Music Group, Donovan Lears hated rival run by his former flame, Antigone de la Vega. Antigone's life is turned upside down when her fiancé, Gus Garcia, the beloved Mayor of Miami Beach, is murdered under mysterious circumstances. Meanwhile, the most dangerous member of Miami's criminal underworld, Isaac Santero, is plotting a bold move that will shake the foundations of South Beach.

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English | Spanish

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2015 (USA) See more »

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This Was Just What I Expected
4 August 2015 | by alan_paulSee all my reviews

This is a low budget, direct to Hulu series, featuring no high profile actors, shot on a relatively inexpensive video camera (with pro quality lenses), and the result is worth watching. The title is "South Beach", so naturally the whole series takes place in downtown Miami. I don't recall any beach scenes. But it doesn't matter. The series is advertised as being centered around a rivalry between two record labels. Not really, at least in these first six brief "episodes". But that doesn't matter either.

You do have quite a few nods to Fox's Empire, like a big party to launch a music video release, family members plotting against each other, etc. But South Beach is more telenovela than big network nighttime soap opera, and that's a good thing. Ana Villafañe as an on-the-rise singer keeps the show centered with her appealing performance. The plotting is all over a well-worn map. But the combined two hour running time of "Season One" goes by quickly in a generally entertaining fashion. The season concludes in true telenovela style with a rushed, plot-thickening montage that ends in an unresolved cliffhanger, exactly what I expected.

Go in anticipating some rough edges, a few scenes here and there that could have used another take to get stronger line readings or emotion from the actors, story elements that don't quite fall into place, shots that don't cut together seamlessly within a scene. All are perfectly acceptable on a limited budget project like this, but as a viewer you may notice these things. Good for you. Look for them when you watch your favorite network shows and you will find them.

Again, this is a brief and entertaining Season One that makes a strong case for continuing the story with a Season Two.


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