Polseres vermelles is a story of youngs patients who lives in the hospital the most part of the year.  You can witness talks about friendship, desire to live and to get better.

First season

Jordi is a cancer patient from Andorra who comes to the hospital in Barcelona for a leg amputation. At the hospital he gets to know his roommate Leon, also a cancer patient. Benito, an old man with Alzheimer’s recommends to start a group consisting of a leader, a second leader, the unforgettable, the handsome, the clever and the girl. Jordi and Lleó will become the leaders. Cristina, a patient with eating disorders will be the girl. Ignasi, a patient with heart problems, will be handsome. Toni, a boy with Asperger’s syndrome will be the clever, and Roc, who is in a coma, will be the unforgettable. They will all support one another to pass one’s treatments. They will live their days in hospital in naivety with a desire to live and create unforgettable memories.

This is the trailer of Red Band Society, the American remake.

Data Sheet

Polseres vermelles is an original Catalan series. It was released on the channel TV3 in 2011. It was created by Albert Espinosa and directed by Aleix Freixes. Each episode takes 45 minutes.

In October 2011 Steven Spielberg and Marta Kauffman made an agreement with TV3 for an American remake named The Red Ban Society. Besides the American version, the series has been adapted in other countries, like Italy and Germany.

Those young actors were unknown until the moment Polseres vermelles became one of the most important series in the Catalan and complete Spain TV industry.

Why is important?

Albert Espinosa is a very important writer in Spain. He lived in hospitals for 10 years, so he recreated his experience in this series with vitality, tenderness and humor. Those elements characterize all his works.

Of course the soundtrack is awesome, there are some catalans singers that can touch your heart.

Albert Espinosa is a very important writer in Spain. He lived in hospitals for 10 years, so he recreated his experience in this series with vitality, tenderness and humor. Those elements characterize all his works.

Every character lets you know who he is and you will love everyone unconditionally for the desires they have and all the difficulties they go through while trying to live every single day.

They have other priorities. They teach you what life is, and not what you think it is.

For sure you will laugh and cry. You will remember your childhood. Because this is the best Spanish series to watch.

Text: Raquel Guardia, pictures: ©Google, ©CCMA, video: ©Youtube