Selena: The Series: Season 1 (2020)


Season 1
Selena: The Series

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Selena: The Series's affections are obvious, but by not probing deeper into Selena herself it fails to capture the woman behind the legacy, settling for just-another-retelling of the charismatic star's life instead of something more.

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Critic Ratings: 31

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User Ratings: 136

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Episodes

Air date: Dec 4, 2020

Abraham Quintanilla vows to cultivate his young daughter's raw musical ability despite his financial struggles. He then organizes a family band for Selena and her siblings.

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Air date: Dec 4, 2020

AB works to create a song for Selena's latest single as Abraham discusses the band's future with a record executive.

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Air date: Dec 4, 2020

The Tejano Music Awards put Selena's name in the running for Female Vocalist of the Year. Later, the band ventures to Matamoros, Mexico, for a performance that could decide their future.

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Air date: Dec 4, 2020

The band embarks on a challenging tour across the country, which puts Selena under stress.

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Air date: Dec 4, 2020

The family welcomes a new guitarist to the band as Abraham considers the pros and cons of the competing recording contracts.

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Air date: Dec 4, 2020

When questions of Selena's style arise, the label butts heads with the family, leading to further creative differences.

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Air date: Dec 4, 2020

Suzette expresses her concern over the chemistry between Selena and the band's new guitarist. Meanwhile, AB struggles to produce new music.

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Air date: Dec 4, 2020

Selena expresses her elation at her latest gold-rated album. However, she runs into trouble trying to record an album in English.

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Air date: Dec 4, 2020

Selena questions her decision to hide her relationship with Chris as AB's songwriting reignites thanks to a plastic flower.

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Selena: The Series: Season 1 Videos

Tv Season Info

A coming-of-age story following Selena as she chases her dreams, and the heart-wrenching and life-changing sacrifices she and her family make as they navigate the highs and lows of success, loss, love, and music.

Cast & Crew

Ricardo Antonio Chavira
Abraham Quintanilla
Madison Taylor Baez
Young Selena
Christian Serratos
Selena Quintanilla
Jesse Posey
Chris Perez
Julio Macias
Pete Astudillo
Hunter Reese Peña
Ricky Vela
Noemí González
Suzette Quintanilla
Gabriel Chavarria
A.B. Quintanilla
Seidy Lopez
Marcella Quintanilla
Moisés Zamora
Jaime Davila
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Critic Reviews for Selena: The Series Season 1

All Critics (31) | Top Critics (15)

"Selena: The Series" ends up feeling like a Cliff's Notes take on Selena y los Dinos, the band, and not the woman at the center of it.

Dec 7, 2020 | Rating: C | Full Review…

In the end, Selena: The Series pulls enough poignancy from Selena's legend ... and the creators counteract the looming tragedy with silly, earnest, and heartfelt storytelling that gets you from one cumbia to the next.

Dec 4, 2020 | Full Review…

Riddled with weak dialogue and low production value, but eventually, the connection to the ensemble does click. The show needs work in front of and behind the lens, but there's enough good there to up the anticipation for Part 2.

Jan 8, 2021 | Rating: 2.5/5 | Full Review…

The series is a sometimes solemn but deeply empathetic exploration of an iconic family's history and of Tex-Mex culture. It's as much cultural anthropology as it is a drama about a tragic figure's rise to fame.

Dec 17, 2020 | Full Review…

Selena's greatness is almost always evident, but The Series posits that the personal, even mundane affects of her life were just as crucial in composing her persona.

Dec 11, 2020 | Full Review…

Part one of Selena: The Series attempts to capture Selena's artistry, but fails to bring full nuance in all areas of production.

Dec 11, 2020 | Full Review…

Tejano star rises in mostly family-friendly series.

Dec 17, 2020 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

The fact that [Selena: The Series] seemed more focused on padding Serrato's body than capturing Selena's joy, energy, and power speaks volumes from the male team behind the series.

Dec 11, 2020 | Rating: 4/10 | Full Review…

I will admit, this is not necessarily "Selena" but rather "The Quintanillas" which is a beautiful story and is definitely part of who she is, but it feels separate from what viewers might be expecting.

Dec 14, 2020 | Full Review…

Selena is a background player in her own story.

Dec 9, 2020 | Full Review…

Netflix's Selena: The Series delivers audiences a two-dimensional understanding of the early life of the Queen of Tejano music, the late Selena Quintanilla-Pérez.

Dec 8, 2020 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Even with some great tunes, Selena: The Series just stays far too often on the surface of what is truly a fascinating American story -- and that just hits all the wrong notes.

Dec 7, 2020 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Selena: The Series: Season 1

  • Dec 16, 2020
    Selena inspired me in my last year of High School, and I would go on to be a big fan. This series though does get cheesy at times and at many times Selena does not look like Selena, unless if she looked the way the show did her at times in real life. The series however gets fun with the music and gets real at least enough with her life and musical career etc. and I can't wait for Part 2.
  • Dec 15, 2020
    I love Selena but the inaccuracy with regards to hair, costuming and music is exasperating. Why?? I kept waiting for more in depth relationships and what was up with her hair!! Selena's style was everything and she wore her hair short through the whole series.
  • Dec 15, 2020
    Rosita from the walking dead did a very poor performance. She's like 30 years old trying to play a 15 year old. It's coming across as phony. To make matters worse, the wigs look horrible on both Selena and the mom Please end this mess. Selena was a beautiful curvy Latina and no way does Rosita represent her!
  • Dec 14, 2020
    Is this show really about Selena? Or Abe?
  • Dec 12, 2020
    I wanted to like this: this is about a family that built itself from nothing and became stars, and Selena a superstar. That is a great story. And I like that it's about more than just Selena, although perhaps it is too much about her dad, without being bold enough to really explore his character flaws (they are just hinted at). In all, the show glosses over the ups and downs f the family's journey so there is no real emotion; it's all flat with cliche dialogue. No one ever gets too upset or mad, which is unrealistic and robs the story of heart and drama.
  • Dec 12, 2020
    I who be Brazilian, i really like much about the series, the stories of Selena tell in the TV show it's much deep and emotionally, i recommend the show, don't see the score and critic say it, the show definitely what the are be is a Latin, it's the family together same the all the problems and different, the TV show make us forget about the Selena in the show will die, the show it's calm the way its quiet, the show make us though than important about the her family and they'd a person history because Selena was be Selena because the help of the her family.
  • Dec 12, 2020
    Love how the series dives into her family and how they help make Selena who she was.
  • Dec 11, 2020
    Sad to say that this was not the Selena series I was expecting. Selena as a girl worthy of only one episode? Are you kidding me? Who wrote this and why? The only take away was some of the acting and always make sure you check your trailer. I hope the second season is written by people who know what they're doing! Long live Selena!
  • Dec 11, 2020
    The actress just wasn't doing it for me. I don't know why!! I really wanted to like her but just couldn't. The acting was just off for me.
  • Dec 10, 2020
    TERRIBLE! The wigs, performances and makeup did SELENA no justice!

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