Many people confused “Nicky Jam: El Ganador” with a documentary series about the life of this great reggaeton star. In fact, it is an adaptation of his story, in a fictional way, in which he participates in several passages interpreting himself as an adult. The very focus is on his childhood and adolescence when he had problems with drugs and was literally saved by music, which changed his life forever (watch here).
Nicky Jam interprets himself in his successful adulthood, explaining how he managed to get out of a corrupt life to be a great star, who is able to fill stadiums in North America. This is the part that the public, whether fan of the artist or not, already knows. The most interesting thing here is in the reconstitution of his childhood and adolescence, being these difficult periods in the life of the singer, full of bad times with the police and also by the lack of a future perspective.
The 13 episodes of “Nicky Jam: El Ganador” show, therefore, much more than the beginning of a successful career. It also talks about the situation of many people who find themselves discredited, who believe they have no future and therefore end up diving into addictions and inconsistent attitudes. In the end, there is always a way, as the singer now proves to be true. Music was a powerful catalyst in his life, and it opened new horizons, took him out of a miserable life into the path to success.
And speaking of music, here it is essential, as it couldn’t be otherwise. The songs of Nicky Jam used in the series can be interpreted like autobiographical, since they punctuate very well the phases of his life, from childhood until the adult, and end up fitting very well. They are great songs! The only flaw in “Nicky Jam: El Ganador” is the performance of the singer himself, who for lack of experience often ends up sounding very mechanical, although he has some moments when he is above average.
Synopsis 1: He knew music was his passion. What he didn’t know: that it could also be his salvation.
Synopsis 2: Follow reggaeton artist Nicky Jam’s struggles to overcome drug addiction and rise to international success in this dramatization of his life story.
Age rating: 16;