Selena: The Series: Part 1 (2020)

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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: 35

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Air date: Dec 4, 2020

Amid financial hardship, Abraham Quintanilla prioritizes his 8-year-old daughter Selena's musical talent and has her start a band with her siblings.

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Brother AB struggles to find Selena a song for a new single, while Abraham seeks to convince a music executive to produce a record with the band.

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Selena is nominated for Female Vocalist of the Year at the Tejano Music Awards; the band travels to Matamoros, Mexico, for a performance.

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Air date: Dec 4, 2020

Selena y Los Dinos embark on a cross-country music tour, which puts a strain on the singer's vocal chords, and the band searches for a solution.

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Abraham considers two offers from major record labels; as Selena and her band mates attract more attention, a dashing new guitarist joins the family.

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While recording the new album, the Quintanilla family clashes with the record label's decisions, especially when it comes to Selena's fashion style.

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Suzette grows concerned as sparks fly between Selena and the new guitarist, Chris; AB is under pressure to write new songs.

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Selena celebrates her success but fights to get an English-language album produced; Suzette meets someone new.

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Selena feels conflicted about her secret romance with Chris; AB finds inspiration in a memory of a plastic flower and lost love.

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Cast & Crew

Christian Serratos
Selena Quintanilla

Actor
Julio Macias
Pete Astudillo

Actor
Jesse Posey
Chris Perez

Actor
Hunter Reese Peña
Ricky Vela

Actor
Carlos Alfredo Jr.
Joe Ojeda

Actor
Gabriel Chavarria
A.B. Quintanilla

Actor
Ricardo Antonio Chavira
Abraham Quintanilla

Actor
Noemí González
Suzette Quintanilla

Actor
Seidy Lopez
Marcella Quintanilla

Actor
Madison Taylor Baez
Young Selena

Actor
Moisés Zamora
Executive Producer
Jaime Dávila
Executive Producer
Rico Martinez
Executive Producer
Abraham Quintanilla Jr.
Executive Producer
Simran Singh
Executive Producer
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Audience Reviews for Selena: The Series: Part 1

  • May 04, 2022
    Casting was AWFUL, storyline was hard to follow and horrendous writing, I was very confused as to why there were so many useless, unneeded scenes.. was it to fill in the gaps that was missing content, most likely.
  • Mar 11, 2022
    I appreciate the effort but couldn't help but feel that's Selena deserved better and thankfully she got it back in 1997 with the Jennifer Lopez movie which I feel is superior in every way.
  • Dec 06, 2021
    As much as I like how this series shows/explains the beginning of Selena's music career.....it doesn't focus on Selena. It feels like it's a series about her Father and her sister and less of Selena. The consistent story line was her Father and sister story. I wanted more of Selena. She is the reason I am watching this show.
  • May 30, 2021
    the series is complete bs
  • May 29, 2021
    I had heard of Selena but didn't love her or her music until I watched this show. All of the behind the scenes workings of the music business mixed with family life is so realistic that you feel a part of this experience. The actors are so good that I forget that they are not the real people. A great show (and family friendly, bonus) to remind you to work hard and dream big.
  • May 14, 2021
    The first part of the Selena series was pretty good. Christian Serratos, Gabriel Chavarria, Noemi Gonzalez, Ricardo Antonio Chavira, Seidy Lopez, Jesse Posey, and the rest of the cast did a great job in this series. This true story about the life and career of the legendary Tejano singer Selena Quintanilla was dramatic, inspirational, and tragic. It's a shame her life was cut short, but her legend lives on. It goes more in depth into her personal life than the movie did, which made it great. If you're a Netflix member, you should watch both the first and second parts to this series. It's worth watching sometime.
  • May 13, 2021
    As a long time Selena fan this series was truly disappointing. Christina Serratos is a passable yet off Selena who doesn't actually bother to learn how to properly sing Selena's songs herself. It is questionable whether or not she even studied her character because she comes off as a bad 3rd rate version of the actual person. The series as a whole is off base and really a poor recreation of the movie. I had a lot of hope for this series but this is not a series that anyone involved in the creation of the series should be proud of. Really it's an embarrassment and doesn't capture the joy and hope that was embodied in Selena herself.
  • May 10, 2021
    Honestly this series was very disappointing. As a huge Selena fan, I grew up watching her real interviews and performances all my life and following her life and aftermath closely. This show sadly felt very half-assed, unemotional, and uninspiring. Selena felt like a supporting character throughout the series. And when comparing this to the 1997 Jennifer Lopez breakout film, that film felt more heartfelt then the show. And I won't even begin to get into all the details of the bad costuming and dollar store wigs in this series.. I was rooting for the success of this show, but i was left disappointed. I also feel like Christian Serratos was just not a good fit for this role, not just on her lack of appearance to Selena, but her over all performance seemed unstudied. Unfortunately it was very hard to look past her acting and bad lip syncing at times. The rest of the cast however did good overall, the show felt like it gave the families perspective more which I did enjoy. It was just overall disappointing from the main character. Selena in the series seemed very brushed off sadly. 🙁 I will debate on continuing to watch Part 2. In all honestly if you are hesitant I say give it a try, but you will likely be disappointed in this series and a bit upset. The film seemed a lot more researched and heartfelt.
  • May 09, 2021
    Not so bad, it probably benefits from low expectations. Anyway this is no bette than the movie I saw about Selena years ago.
  • May 08, 2021
    They should have picked an actress who represented Selena better cause Christian not only isn't Latina, but her lip sinking and gestures really do NOT represent Selena! The rest of the cast did a wonderful job except the main actress. We can tell she's not Mexican and not Latina, even when she danced it was just horrible. Selena wouldn't be proud of her acting.

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