“Club de Cuervos,” Netflix’s first original series in Spanish, revolves around Chava and Isabel Iglesias, two siblings fighting over control of their recently deceased father’s soccer team in Nuevo Toledo, a fictional small town outside Mexico City.
AND IT IS SO GOOD, YOU GUYS.
Plus, it really drives home the issues siblings have sometimes.
Even if they don’t always say it, siblings show they love you during tough times.
After their father dies from a fatal sauna incident (been there), Chava and Isabel bond on the fútbol field. All signs point to the two embarking upon an honest and happy co-ownership of los Cuervos. For now.
Sometimes, siblings can be so similar that they clash.
Chava is as fresa as they come, and he’s very anxious to take the reigns of Los Cuervos and really make the team his own. Isabel is ambitious yet calculated, and she wants to run the team the same way her father did.
Going into business with your siblings is… technically possible, but ill-advised.
But Chava has other plans up his sleeve, and kicks her out as co-owner. Dun dun dunnn…
Because they’ll always be family, it’s way too easy to take a sibling for granted.
In the beginning, Isabel tries her hardest to play the role of the supportive older sis, but Chava’s ego spins out of control.
Siblings are bonded by blood… and by embarrassing moments.
Acting like the king of Nuevo Toledo, Chava orders a spray tan service to his office, and Isabel walks in on him. An embarrassing situation at any age, tbh.
Siblings know how to hurt you the most.
Things never fail to get too real when family history becomes the topic of discussion. Isabel and Chava claw at each other when Chava brings up their father’s past love affairs.
And forgiveness never seems to be on the table with these two. Isabel retaliates by trying to fire Chava from Los Cuervos.
And he gets back at her by barricading her from the office.
In the end, a sibling rivalry is a sibling rivalry. No one wins or loses. It’s a life-long game.
But that doesn’t mean there isn’t always an opportunity to make things better…
Have you checked out the show yet? What’d you think!