“Wrong Side of The Tracks” or “Entrevías” is a collection of cliches that are not only repetitive and tedious but also dragging for no apparent reason. At the center of the story is a Vietnamese girl named Irene, who was adopted by an unemployed Spanish family called the Abantos. Irene lives with her stepmother, Jimena, in La Moraleja, a magnificent colony in Madrid.
Despite all her wealth, however, Irene feels lonely when she is with her wealthy friends. While visiting her grandfather, Tirso Abantos, a former hot-headed military man who owns a hardware store in Entrevías, Irene meets a street boy named Nelson Gutierrez and falls in love with him right away. Irene and Nelson are all Irene wanted, and they both plan to flee the area to spend a peaceful life somewhere near the sea. But Nelson is part of a gang, and the question is, Will he ever be able to leave the criminal world and start a new life with Irene?
Developed by David Bermejo, “Wrong Side of The Tracks” in 8 long episodes, tries to explore the love story of Irene and Nelson when a racist, racist old man, Tirso Abantos, becomes their only protector from the dreaded drug lords and corrupt police.
Wrong Side Of The Tracks Season 1: Synopsis
A former soldier, Tirso Abantos, owns a hardware store in the Entrevías area, where crime is rampant. Young college kids distribute pills and hash to a drug dealer named Sandro, who performs his surgery at a nightclub called La Rosa. On Tirso’s birthday, Tirso’s children, Jimena and Santi, organized a small party with other family members.
Tirso’s son, Santi, wants Tirso to give him ownership of his hardware store in Rufina Blanco so he can run the business as he wishes. But even though Santi is struggling financially, Tirso refuses to part with his shop and refuses to sell anything. At a birthday party, he finds out that his granddaughter, Irene, has just left college and is dating a punk named local Nelson.
Nelson stole drugs from Sandro to raise money to escape with Irene and to escape the influence of Entrevías permanently. On the night of their escape, however, Nelson chased after other policemen, so he handed the package to Irene, who, in fear, called her grandfather to take him to his house. Tirso suspects and looks at Irene’s bag while she sleeps and finds drugs inside it.
He confronts his granddaughter the next morning, and after Irene’s rebellion, Tirso pulls out a whole pack of drugs. Later, Nelson tells Irene that Sandro’s men are looking for her in order to recover from the drug, and as things get worse, Irene decides to take matters into her own hands. She visits Sandro’s drug house, where Sandro’s most loyal follower sends him to visit across the tracks, where a black car takes him away.
Irene remembers nothing at night as the men in the car drugged her. The next morning, she wakes up in a dumping ground with bruises all over her body. Irene discovers that she has been sexually abused, but she hides it from everyone around her, including Nelson.
Meanwhile, a corrupt police officer, Ezequiel Fandino, intervenes to save Nelson’s life and rescue young people from the mob after Tirso refused to help them. Ezequiel has worked for Sandro for a long time, yet he has a clear conscience and thus maintains order and order in his corrupt ways. He pays Sandro for his illegal money. But as soon as Ezequiel solves the drug problem, Tirso finds out about Irene’s attack.
In a fit of vengeance, Tirso, Nelson, Sanchis, and Pepe, (Tirso’s military allies), set fire to Sandro’s drug parlor, thus escalating the war against the drug dealer. The series continues to explore Ezequiel’s struggle to stop the war and to keep peace in the area, but soon things get out of hand, and there is no way out without ending the root cause of all evil, namely, Sandro.
Wrong Side Of The Tracks Season 1: Ending,
To be honest, if Irene and Nelson had moved into that exciting location, the series would probably have ended, but the builders decided to drag it forward, so let’s not put up with it. After her tragic attack, Irene became addicted to Oxycodone, and as soon as Tirso learned of it, he immediately decided to return Irene to her mother’s home.
In the end, Tirso regretted Irene’s addiction because it was the one who initially convinced Irene not to seek treatment for nightmares, as he believed in the usual ways of dealing with trauma, and like her friend, Sanchis, Irene. she also became addicted to drugs without proper psychiatric treatment.
Nelson, in turn, blamed himself for everything Irene experienced and thus decided to break up with her for her own good. After Irene left Entrevías, Nelson returned to Nata, who loved Nelson and sought his help to kill Sandro.
As mentioned in a short video clip at the end of ‘Wrong Side Of The Tracks’ Season 1, Sandro’s death will create a power vacuum in Entrevías, which would be filled by four local gangsters, one of whom is likely to be led by Nata, Nelson will be his key member.
On the other hand, Tirso witnessed another dramatic incident as his newfound love, Gladys, Nelson’s mother, was attacked by Sandro’s henchman, whom Tirso had captured under his hardware store. The henchman wanted revenge on Tirso and decided to stab him to death in Pepe’s cafe when Gladys intervened and saved Tirso’s life. When the suspect was arrested, Gladys was rushed to the hospital.
The conclusion suggests a possible romantic relationship between Tirso and Gladys, and even Ezequiel expressed his desire for Gladys to run away with him, but he soon realized that she was in love with someone else. Gladys did not name the man, but it was probably Tirso, and in the brief note at the end, we saw Gladys kissing Tirso, to make sure of their love affair. However, will their love be able to survive such turmoil?
After Sandro’s death, the story may need a new plot to further the story, and as a result, the short clip also suggests the arrival of a new enemy, a housing developer named Guillermo Salgado, who wants to buy a place and a place to live. to demolish it, perhaps to build higher-rise buildings and to make Entrevías more modern.
Due to the growing violence in the area, Pepe already wants to sell his cafe and probably, more people will follow his lead for the same reasons. But will Tirso, who has been determined not to leave Entrevías for the rest of Season 1, easily lose his roots? Or will he raise his voice against Guillermo Salgado, leading to a possible rivalry between the two? However, Season 2 will be able to tell you better.
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