If you liked Merlí you will like these other 4 similar Netflix series

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Merlí is a Spanish series that follows the story of a philosophy teacher who wants his high school students to think freely, applying unorthodox methods that will soon be challenged by their environment.

Merlí, the teacher we all wish we had.

The series has 3 seasons and sees the protagonist Francis Orella. Originally broadcast on TV3, is currently available in the Netflix Spain catalog. If you've already seen it and want to enjoy others alternative to Merlí, here we leave you some that you will love too and that, in the same way, you can also see on Netflix.


Elite explores the life of a group of young people in one private school where the rich send their children. However, everything will change when two young men from humble families land by surprise in the elite institution. Two worlds colliding, a murder and teenagers wanting to go, what can go wrong?

  • Year: 2015.
  • Seasons: 3.
  • Episodes: 40.
  • Approximate duration: 50 minutes.


One of the best teen series in Europe. Of British origin, Skins tells the life of a peculiar group of young people who they begin to explore the world of adults through sex, drugs, violence and other problems that turn their teenage world into chaos.

  • Year 2007.
  • Seasons: 7.
  • Episodes: 61.
  • Approximate duration: 45 minutes.


Rita is a Danish series that follows the story of Rita Madsen, a rebellious, stubborn and chaotic teacher who is also a single mother with emotional problems. Rita will approach authority and everyday problems with a straightforward attitude that will not leave you indifferent.

  • Year 2012.
  • Seasons: 5.
  • Episodes: 40.
  • Approximate duration: 45 minutes.

Paquita Salas

While the theme isn't too similar to Merlí's, the tone of humor and friendliness of Paquita Salas' cast have an air of that of the TV3 series. A great little gem to keep an eye on.

  • Year: 2015.
  • Seasons: 3.
  • Episodes: 16.
  • Approximate duration: 30 minutes.
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