'La Seleccion' – or 'the national team' – is the story of Colombia's four greatest players and how they made their names in the 80s and 90s.
You may well remember the likes of goalkeeper Rene Higuita – famous for his 'scorpion kick' – and Carlos Valderrama, the silky midfielder with the bouffant blond afro hairdo.
There was also Freddy Rincon, probably their most successful club player at the time, and of course Newcastle's wild-man Faustino Asprilla.
All four were larger-than-life (see later for detail on run-ins with the law), and are still a bit loco even though they're well into middle age.
But this soap is mostly about football. On the pitch they took Colombia to three consecutive World Cups from 1990-1998, some feat considering they had only once qualified before.
There was the sublime – the dramatic 1-1 draw with West Germany that took them to the second round for the first time at Italia '90 – and the ridiculous, as Higuita showed off his famous scorpion kick against England.
There was also tragedy, when team-mate Andres Escobar was murdered after scoring the own-goal that saw them crash out of USA '94.
This (unsubtitled) clip shows a half-time row between Higuita and captain Valderrama, who tells his team-mate to tone down the flashy stuff and concentrate on keeping goal.
Higuita loses his temper, insistnig he can only play one way, as a sweeper. The coaching staff intervenes before Valderrama rips off his captain's armband, tosses it in the general direction of Higuita as a 'gift', before storming off in a huff.
It's dramatic stuff, and you can see why it is so popular in Colombia. Although, with the exception of Paul Gascoigne, it's hard to see England's players of that time offering up quite as much entertainment value.
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Rene Higuita (Goalkeeper)
Only 5'9", he was as good with his feet as his hands, scoring a whopping 41 goals during his career. Higuita revolutionised goalkeeping, playing as a sweeper as well as a shot-stopper. His ability with the ball helped FIFA decide to ban the back-pass.
But he still needed an extra trick, so developed the scorpion kick, with which he would clear the ball from behind his body with a flying double-backheel. Higuita has a bit of a backstory, having served a suspension for cocaine, and was briefly imprisoned after taking money to mediate in a kidnapping.
Carlos Valderrama (midfielder)
Playmaker and captain, Valderrama's flamboyant hairstyle made him a household name, even though he only spent a short part of his career in Europe. With a silky touch and fine range of passing, his intelligence allowed him to dictate the tempo of matches.
A lack of pace meant he was suited to the slower Latin game, but he moved to the USA later in his career, becoming the pre-Beckham face of MLS. He steered clear of legal troubles and remains involved in the game.
Passing the mantle?
Freddy Rincon (midfielder)
Probably the most versatile of the four, Rincon forged a successful club career, mostly in Brazil but also at Napoli and Real Madrid. Bigger, stronger and quicker than the others, he played as a central midfielder, working particularly well with Asprilla.
Made his debut ahead of the 1990 World Cup and quit La Seleccion just before their finest hour – winning the 2001 Copa America. Has a couple of arrest warrants for alleged money-laundering.
Faustino Asprilla (striker)
'Tino' could have been one of the greatest players in the world if he wasn't so hot-headed. The youngest of the four, he made his debut just before the 1994 World Cup, having burst on to the scene with Parma.
An infamous spell at Kevin Keegan's Newcastle followed, where he was loved by the fans but was frustratingly inconsistent and perhaps little too fond of partying as they lost out to Manchester United. Still a fixture on Colombia's celebrity circuit, hits headlines for Reality TV and occasional firearms offences.