Here there is no one who lives is one of the cult series in Spain. There is practically no one who has not seen an episode of this legendary series that premiered in the early 2000s. With a cast of characters that reflect the diversity and complexity of society, and plots that oscillate between the comic and the deeply serious, the series has proven to be a critical mirror of the issues that affect society.
In this sense, the series not only entertains, but also illustrates and educates, bringing to the fore social issues as current as machismo in sport, a topic that, unfortunately, is topical after women's football was raised in I support Jennifer Hermoso, who received a kiss on the mouth during the women's World Cup medal ceremony by Luis Rubiales, president of the Royal Spanish Football Federation.
The episode in question places the residents of Desengaño 21 in the middle of a moral dilemma when only men are selected by Juan Cuesta for a basketball tournament with a succulent prize, leaving women on the sidelines to have more chances of winning. What follows is an impassioned speech by Lucía, one of her neighbors, who criticizes the macho logic behind the decision to only include men on the team.
"We should be ashamed that in the 21st century we have a community of neighbors as retrograde and demeaning as this one," Lucía cried, addressing issues such as wage disparity, sexual harassment and the objectification of women. These problems, far from being resolved, are more current than ever after Rubiales' non-consensual kiss to Hermoso.
In this context, social networks have acted as a catalyst, resurrecting the episode of Here there is no one who lives as a kind of collective call for attention. "They walked so our players could run and Rubiales resign," one user tweeted, linking the vision of two decades ago to the injustices of the present.