8 June 2011 | alserrano
Not exactly scary, but fun
One of the series I've been hooked most in the last years, "Hay alguien ahí" (who goes there) tells the story of a family who moves into a, of course, haunted house. The fun part is that it isn't about terror, but about characters: though the first chapters focus on Ouijas, ghosts, and mild shocks (though thankfully most supernatural things happen during the daylight), the series soon follows what it is most interesting about it: the not-perfect families that live comfortably in the rich suburbs. And there you don't only find an amusing array of personalities (leaded by the wonderful Marina Salas, who makes Silvia a very complex, dangerous, selfish but immature and vulnerable girl), but also a nice social commentary: children are never listened, and fractured families really don't listen to each other, like their own problems are the biggest of all. The first season ends in a wonderful cliffhanger, and then the second season meanders a bit. But anyway, it took a lot to make a good fantasy in Spain, the special and makeup effects just work, and there is a lot of effort trying to make each of these chapters, er, professional.
And that is something that was rarely achieved in this country productions for a lot of time.