Euro TV fans in the UK have a new Spanish thriller series to look forward to: Lifeline.
Based on the widely-debated medical phenomenon of organ transplant memory, Lifeline (Pulsaciones) follows Alejandro “Alex” Puga (Pablo Derqui, La catedral del mar, Night and Day, Isabel), a renowned and ambitious neurosurgeon. In order to keep up the brutal pace of surgeries, he takes drugs. Then has a massive heart attack.
What saves Alex from death is a heart transplant orchestrated by his wife and fellow neurosurgeon Blanca Jiménez (Leonor Watling, Talk to Her), with the organ coming from Rodrigo Ugarte (Juan Diego Botto, Good Behavior), a famed war correspondent-turned-investigative journalist who just died in a horrific accident.
Mere hours after the surgery, Alex’s near-debilitating nightmares begin and quickly expand into his waking hours. He is plagued by Rodrigo’s memories — including intimate moments with Marian Gala (Ingrid Rubio, Infieles), Rodrigo’s widow.
Falling apart and desperate for help, Alex turns to Gabriel Escudero (José Pedro Carrió, Isabel), a proponent of the “heart memories” theory who says Alex must complete Rodrigo’s unfinished business in order to get his life back. For this Alex gets assistance from Lara Valle (Meritxell Calvo, Carlos, Rey Emperador), a junior reporter who worked with Rodrigo and is convinced her mentor was murdered.
Together they investigate Rodrigo’s death while also continuing the deceased journalist’s research into the growing number of people who have gone missing in Madrid. At the same time, Alex falls in love with and can’t live without Marian. (Awkward!)
As the series continues, Alex and Lara discover things they shouldn’t know and put their and others’ lives in grave danger.
An intricately-plotted and well-acted brain teaser that gets your heart racing in more ways than one, Lifeline features Alberto Berzal (Isabel), Antonio Gil (The Way), Carolina Lapausa (El internado), and Manel Dueso (Night and Day).
The series, a production of Globomedia (The Boat, Locked Up), is co-created by multiple-award winner Emilio Aragón (Médico de familia), Carmen Ortiz (Red Eagle), and Francisco Roncal (Paco’s Men).
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