Elite: Season 1 (2018)


Season 1

Critics Consensus

Elite is highly digestible, technically strong trash TV for anyone with a guilty pleasure palate.



Critic Ratings: 11

Audience Score

User Ratings: 0


Air date: Oct 5, 2018
Air date: Oct 5, 2018
Air date: Oct 5, 2018
Air date: Oct 5, 2018
Air date: Oct 5, 2018
Air date: Oct 5, 2018
Air date: Oct 5, 2018
Air date: Oct 5, 2018

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Tv Season Info

When a school building collapses, the construction company awards scholarships to the students as compensation: Samuel (Itzan Escamilla), Nadia (Mina El Hammani), and Christian (Miguel Herrán), three friends from working-class families, start attending Las Encina, an exclusive private school frequented by kids from rich and powerful families. At first they have some trouble settling in, but when they finally get accepted by the other students they get caught up in the crazy lives of the elite. As Season 1 progresses, the kids deal with love triangles, drug habits, money problems and corruption.

Critic Reviews for Elite Season 1

All Critics (11) | Top Critics (2)

This tantalizing and whipsmart entry to the teen show pantheon proves itself worthy of the spotlight.

Oct 23, 2018 | Full Review…

Elite is no masterpiece but is one of those oddly satisfying, binge-worthy curiosities.

Oct 8, 2018 | Full Review…

With Euro-cool style and compelling characters, Elite is trashy, diverting fun.

Oct 10, 2018 | Full Review…

Sex, drugs, and murder in racy, compelling Spanish import.

Oct 17, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

If the British version of Skins left a gaping hole in your life, or if you've ever wondered what Mean Girls would be like if someone had actually killed Regina George, look no further: Elite is the hedonistic, bloody romp you've been waiting for.

Oct 11, 2018 | Full Review…

Elite, full of nuance in its discussions about class, privilege, and sexuality, doesn't have to be relegated to yet another guilty pleasure. Just, please: Watch it with subtitles.

Oct 26, 2018 | Full Review…

Elite guarantees an interesting story. [Full review in Spanish]

May 14, 2019 | Full Review…

This new Spanish series is excessive, yes, but it is well directed and has such a great technical approach as well as being very, very entertaining. [Full Review in Spanish]

Oct 9, 2018 | Full Review…

Elite is deliciously trashy fare in a slick package. And there's more than enough there to hold your interest for a full season.

Oct 8, 2018 | Full Review…

Unlike most high school dramas, the series tempers its over-the-top plot twists with real human emotion by focusing on the kids and how growing up too fast can have devastating consequences. Elite may be the best high school drama on TV.

Oct 18, 2018 | Rating: 8.8/10 | Full Review…

An hour in I'll admit that I really don't care who did it. But I'm here for Élite nevertheless. It goes down like a cold glass of verdejo.

Oct 2, 2018 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Elite: Season 1

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