‘The Queen of Flow’ | Netflix First Impressions Review Music and revenge.

3.5

Summary

The opening episodes of The Queen of Flow bring enticing drama in the depths of Colombia, in a tale of music and revenge.

Netflix is relying on a marathon binge again, with a ridiculously long 80-episode series, competing with the likes of Accidentally in Love, The Rise of Phoenixes and Undercover LawAudiences like a long commitment with these shows (judging by the positive comments on the site), so here we are with Netflix Columbian series The Queen of Flow, or in its native language La reina del flow. Rather than spending many late nights trying to serve a full review, here are my first impressions of the first three episodes. Feel free to comment below of what you think of the rest of the season.

Netflix’s The Queen of Flow is a story of revenge. Songwriter Yeimy Montoya (Carolina Ramírez) is in prison, and despite nearly serving her sorry time, she is fuelled with anger due to her circumstances, even though she is about to be free.

Meanwhile, there is a global superstar taking centre stage; the screaming fans love Charly Flow (Carlos Torres), and you can sense his arrogance backstage as he laps up all the glory. Charly Flow and Yeimy are linked from childhood. The Queen of Flow takes us back to their school days, where Charly was an up and coming beloved rapper on the streets, while shy Yeimy is an unknown songwriter.

Yeimy wants revenge on Charly because he is one of the people responsible for the death of her parents but has somehow landed in prison, whilst he enjoys the fruits of fame, suspiciously using similar lyrics to what she wrote. In episode one, there is an assassination attempt on Yeimy before she is freed because she has information that is damaging to Charly and his acquaintances.

The opening episodes of The Queen of Flow succumb to the days of childhood and naivety, wrapped with the dangers of Colombian gang warfare. The whole story feels tragic, with the talented youth getting caught up with the dangerous habits of the adult world. I’m interested to see how young Yeimi grows into her role and recovers from the death of her parents, and how she is eventually wrongfully imprisoned. I also wonder if there is more to Charly than the greedy version we are led to believe. I’m sure more will unfold in the 80-episode series, especially with Yeimi out of prison.

I’m looking forward to lazily diving into this series and the drama that comes. Make sure you comment below with thoughts on the story so far. Also, if you have finished it, congratulations on completing the rather long journey! 

Daniel Hart

Daniel Hart is the Co-Founder of Ready Steady Cut and has operated as Editor-in-Chief since 2017.

16 thoughts on “‘The Queen of Flow’ | Netflix First Impressions Review

  • November 12, 2018 at 8:29 pm
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    Grate show love to see Columbia’s comunas and their cultures

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    • September 16, 2019 at 12:51 pm
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      I am English and absolutely loved this series..
      I have watched it three times and music and the story are intoxicating.
      I never knew that Colombia had so many beautiful women and such fabulous music.
      I watch everything Colombian now.

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  • November 15, 2018 at 4:27 pm
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    I loved it!!! I watched all 80 episodes…. I was glad to see that Yeimy and Juano were together in the end… they were soul mates for sure… Does anyone know if there is a place you can get the music that was sang on the episodes?

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    • November 23, 2018 at 6:51 pm
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      theyre on spotify

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    • December 5, 2018 at 2:30 am
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      I was wondering the same!

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  • November 23, 2018 at 4:02 am
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    This is best show I’ve ever seen entirely. Im speech Spanish but my wife doesn’t. She was glued to the screen reading the subtitles. We seen all 82 episodes in 3 days straight. She tells me no wonder Spanish people love novelas. That was great. Please make a season 2.

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  • November 23, 2018 at 4:44 pm
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    I couldn’t stop watching it! I’m 48 years old and I’ve never been so hooked on any show like this! I’m so impressed with the music and the acting. This series brings out every emotion: laughter, fear, evil, passion, love, empathy,. Well done! High five to the talented actors of Colombia! I’m a huge fan!

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    • November 25, 2018 at 7:07 pm
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      Does the chronic weepy, whiny female hysteria really appeal to people and make money?! It turns me off completely. Two excruciating episodes and I’m finished.

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  • November 27, 2018 at 3:43 am
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    Love it!!!

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  • November 28, 2018 at 2:00 am
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    I love this show. I’m so sad it ended. I love Charly Flow.

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  • November 30, 2018 at 9:10 am
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    51 yrs old and hubby and I are totally glued to this series. Would love to see a series 2 with more of Erick, Vanessa and the gang. High five to this series.

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  • December 1, 2018 at 7:44 am
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    I loved this show.. one of the best in a while I’m even watching it again!!

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  • December 2, 2018 at 1:22 am
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    Finally watched all 82 episodes. I really enjoyed the show and the music and the fact that it didn’t entirely revolve around drugs, which is what medillin was known for. Even though Charly did a lot of bad things, I still kinda felt bad for him in the end.

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  • December 29, 2018 at 5:27 am
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    Fantastic series. I’m halfway through it and love it. One of the best ever. But how long did it take them to do 80+ episodes and how did they do it!

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  • February 12, 2019 at 3:31 am
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    Novela’s have never appealed to me… this show I was glued to. Binged watched. Can’t believe it’s over for now. It’s indescribable the actors and actresses are amazing. Each one play a great role. Love love love. Queen of Flow killed it. Can’t wait for more

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  • March 18, 2019 at 7:13 pm
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    Awesome show absolutley Loved it . I’ve never watched a spanish series like this . My husband & I were hooked .
    Music , actors everything was great . Can’t wait for SEASON 2.

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