'One less life in the Canary Islands': crimes are also committed in paradise

Starting tonight, Antena 3 proposes a small return to the classic, to procedural series and in this case of the police genre, those that deal with a single criminal case per episode.

Oliver Thansan
Oliver Thansan
03 April 2024 Wednesday 10:25
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'One less life in the Canary Islands': crimes are also committed in paradise

Starting tonight, Antena 3 proposes a small return to the classic, to procedural series and in this case of the police genre, those that deal with a single criminal case per episode. A formula almost obsolete in Spanish fiction and now recovered is One Life Less in Canarias, starring Ginés García Millán and Natalia Verbeke who play two police inspectors with a totally opposite personality.

Both actors tell La Vanguardia that they were attracted to this series precisely because it is a procedural (“we think it will work very well because it helps you disconnect and you can also enjoy it as a family,” they agree), because of the characters they play (“very good "defined") and, of course - they acknowledge with a laugh -, because the filming was entirely in the Canary Islands. “Everything was in favor,” says Verbeke, while García Millán also highlights “the great sense of humor present throughout the series.”

They play Luis Lacasa, a veteran inspector who must accept a forced transfer to the islands and adapt to what he hates such as heat, sand and tourists, and Naira Oramas, an inspector who loves the islands who, despite his differences, he will have to be able to form a good team with Luis. This first installment of the series consists of five episodes (already available for Atresplayer premium users) in which different murders are solved that have taken place at a resort, an aquarium, a literary event, a reality show and a wedding.

“I loved that Naira was a strong, brave, fearless, passionate woman, with enormous vital optimism, who enjoys her profession, who finds the playful side in everything and who loves the islands,” says Verbeke. “Quite the opposite of my character,” García Ginés continues. “Luis is the tired hero, to whom life has already caused several wounds, who is disillusioned by his job and who also has to work in the last place where he would want to work, which is a wonderful place but does not fit with his personality".

However, life is going to give Luis in the Canary Islands an opportunity to find color again. “To him, who sees life as gray, that metaphor that I find so interesting for the character,” says the interpreter, who refers to the fact that Luis suffers from achromatopsia, a visual dysfunction that makes him see life in gray tones, without color. This pathology “seems like an incredible starting point for a character who feels out of place,” he says.

Luis will rediscover color on the islands thanks to Naira, whom he will not only see in black and white. Is this a clue that in this series we will have that classic relationship in which the protagonist couple ends up having a romantic relationship? “It is evident that there is a huge intellectual attraction and I would like, as a viewer, for them to end up together, obviously, but at the moment we don't know. The chapters are what they are,” answers Verbeke.

“The nice thing would be if it were like real life, that goes up, down, sometimes you are further away, sometimes closer…”, García Millán expands. “It would be wonderful if we shot more episodes and for the public to participate and ask what should happen to these characters, which is what happens with long-running series that achieve empathy with the public.”